What’s on

Big Screen Bradford Highlights. What’s On around Bradford

There are always exciting events happening in and around Bradford. Click here for more information on What’s On in Bradford City Park.

  • Thu

    Yorkshire Music Box

    Wed and SatBradford Big Screen City Park


     YMB_SLIDES-PRESBrilliant music from talented local bands and singers is now playing in  City Park on Bradford Big Screen's,  Yorkshire Music Box.

    Yorkshire Music Box on the big screen runs twice a week from Wednesday at 8pm and Saturday at 3pm. (Times can be subject to change) 

    Songs from Bradford bands including “New Man” from Warme,  Apache Tears “Bear Trap” and singer songwriter's,  Iman Hekima’s “Keep it Simple  and Emeli's, "Soar."

    YMB profiles Yorkshire musicians bringing new music to Bradford and at the same time celebrating the filmmaking talent that is capturing artists so well.

    We're  also playing  the  winnners of 2Weeks2MakeIt 2017 competition on YMB. This unique music video competition, led by The South Yorkshire Film Network, brings skilled filmmakers and musicians together to create an innovative, imaginative and collaborative films.  Watch out for  winners: Mango Rescue Team with track Bomba  by filmmakers Bootcamp Freebirds; Sarah Sharp with track, Ornaments  by filmmakers WI productions and Retroject with track, Webster's English  by filmmakers The Hull Film Collective.

    Bradford band Warme
    Bradford band Warme

    Warme lead singer Lee Walsh said: “Yorkshire Music Box here in Bradford is a brilliant opportunity for local talent. There is so much creativity in this area and I hope that us getting a slot on Music Box inspires new and young musicians to carry on making music and putting it out there for people to hear.”

    Bradford UNESCO Director of Film, David Wilson said: “We’ve been delighted with the response to Yorkshire Music Box from local bands, singers and songwriters. The quality of the acts and some of the filmmaking techniques used to capture them really needs to be celebrated more widely.

    “The screen in City Park is a great platform for any artist – with more than 500,000 people passing by every month.  We’re welcoming all types of music from pop to folk to classical.  I hope Yorkshire Music Box will also give people access to music they may never have listened to before.”

    Click here to see who's currently playing on Yorkshire Music Box.

    If you have original music or a song you wish to be considered please send in a link to your music video, with your name, photograph and a paragraph about your song/music to http://bradford-city-of-film.com/contact-us/

  • Fri

    Not Just Hockney

    12:30 pmBig Screen


    George Bowden: Bronte Country


    Brought to the screen in partnership with Bradford UNESCO  City of Film and Colin Neville at Not Just Hockney.


    On the screen 1230  every day or click here to see online.

    Exhibiting for September and October in our new bi-monthly exhibition. The new exhibition is themed "Yorkshire landscapes"

    George Bowden is a painter based at Haworth and sells his art work, along with other art gift items, at ‘Wuthering Arts’, a small shop on Haworth Main Street. The townscape and countryside surrounding Haworth feature significantly in his landscape artwork. George’s work has also been exhibited at Haworth, including at the Bronte School Rooms, and at Cliffe Castle Museum and Gallery. Contact: www.wutheringarts.co.uk


    Paula Dunn is a Saltaire-based artist who works in a range of art mediums, including oil paint, textiles, photography. She has a particular interest in landscape, urban and coastal scenes, particularly of Northern Britain.  Paula’s work is often on a large scale and has featured in many exhibitions. It is also on permanent display at the University of Leeds, in the School of Education. Contact:  www.pauladunnartist.com

     Ilkley artist, Joy Godfrey, works with a variety of art mediums, including silk screen printing, bronze casting, etching, and more recently painting in oils and watercolour.  Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in London and across Yorkshire, including at York City Art Gallery, Cartwright Hall, Bradford University, Lotherton Hall, and Bradford Industrial Museum. Contact: www.joygodfrey.com

     Lucia Smith is a landscape painter based in Ilkley and the local countryside often features in her work. Her paintings have been exhibited in UK galleries around Yorkshire, the Midlands, and overseas in Australia. Lucia also teaches art to students and gives demonstrations and workshops at art clubs and societies throughout the Yorkshire region. Contact:  www.luciasmith.co.uk

    David Starley studied art at Sydney University whilst working in a steel foundry. After a career in archaeology, he is now a professional painter based in Saltaire. He works in oils, applied thickly to produce a three-dimensional effect, and his paintings often depict the nature, architecture and landscape of Yorkshire. His work has been exhibited at galleries around Britain. Contact: www.davidstarleyartist.com

    Geraldine Thompson has a studio at Addingham. Her artwork, which includes portraits and landscapes, has been exhibited in London and widely across Yorkshire, including at the Dean Clough, the University of Leeds, Yorkshire Watercolour Exhibition, and private galleries. It can be found in private collections in Britain, France, Spain, Italy and the USA. It also features in the Ilkley Art Trail. Contact: www.geraldinethompsonart.com

    Not Just Hockney is the brainchild of arts enthusiast,  Colin Neville. The bi-monthly exhibition features work from painters, ceramists, textile and jewellery makers. Artists involved say the project gives them vital outdoor “gallery” space after harsh economic times have seen many local galleries closing.

    Curator Mr Neville, a retired lecturer from Sildsen said: “I am really passionate about local art as both my children work in this field. One of the biggest issues for artists is promoting their own work and so I set about building up a website for artists in my local town. I started with a couple and before I knew it the site had snowballed.

    “Being able to working with Bradford UNESCO City of Film to feature these artists on the Big Screen which is seen by 17,000 people a day is fantastic.”

    Bradford UNESCO City of Film, David Wilson said: “Some of the artists we are working with are well known but others are not and so we’re delighted to be supporting local creativity. The images and photographs of the work are stunning and will no doubt draw some real attention in City Park.”

    Not Just Hockney will run every day at 1230 on Bradford Big Screen. Five different artists will feature bi- monthly.  For more information see http://www.notjusthockney.info/

  • Fri

    North in Focus

    12.15pm and 5.10pm daily.Bradford Big Screen

    The North in Focus

    A series of photographic exhibitions curated exclusively for Bradford Big Screen by Bradford Museums & Galleries in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film.


    Grafters: Industrial Society in image and word

    A special selection of images selected for the Big Screen from the exhibition,  Grafters currently running at the Bradford Industrial Museum until November 5th.

    Nothing compared to photography when it came to capturing the Industrial Revolution. As Britain’s society changed, techniques in photography developed, enabling workers to capture their own lives for the first time.

    Grafters is an exhibition showing how the working classes went from objects in photos, to heroic representations of industry and finally to photographers themselves. The exhibition highlights unseen images from important photographic collections.

    This is an exhibition on loan from the People's History Museum, Manchester,   in partnership with Ian Beesley, with original works by the poet Ian Macmillan.

    For more information on the exhibition http://www.bradfordmuseums.org/whats-on/grafters-industrial-society-in-image-and-word