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/

  • Wed

    Not Just Hockney

    12:30 pmBig Screen



    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.

    I love you by Shy Burhan

    Local people 

    Exhibiting throughout January 2018  and February 2018

    "Bradford is a great place for photographers and painters to work, as the people here have bags of character and resilience. There’s a brilliant photograph to be taken, or sketch to be made, on every street corner"

    Curator Colin Neville




    Danny Abrahams is a self-taught Bradford artist. He paints predominantly in oils on canvas and his subjects are influenced by the Northern English landscape and nostalgic memories of the past.  His work is sold at a range of galleries across the UK, has been exhibited locally, and has been featured in the Northern Life magazine. www.dannyabrahamsart.com


    Ian Beesley is a Bradford-born documentary photographer with an international reputation for work. His photographs have been widely exhibited and held in national collections in Britain and overseas and are featured in over 20 books. Ian is also the Artist in Residence for the ‘Born in Bradford’ longitudinal birth cohort health research project, started in 2007. www.ianbeesley.com

    Bob Barker is a self-taught local artist with a studio at Eccleshill.  He has been painting since he received a set of oil paints at the age of 12 as a Christmas gift and his nostalgic paintings are inspired by local scenes and local people, past and present. Bob’s work is now sold through Washington Green Fine Art Publishers, as well as from his own studio. www.bobbarkerart.co.uk

     Doug Binder was a founder member of the ‘Underground Design Group’ of artists in London in the 1960s and 70s, gaining a strong following for their psychedelic designs. Since 1985 he has been Curator at the Dean Clough Arts Centre and is also the Painter in Residence there, where he leads a weekly life drawing class. All his paintings now depict life models from these classes.  www.dougjbinder.com

     Shy Burhan is a professional photographer, based in Shipley and has lived in the Bradford district for most of her life. Shy’s local social-documentary projects have included: photographing staff and customers in Real Junk Food Project cafes across Britain; recording the regeneration of Bradford for the Made Bradford project;  and supporting survivors of domestic abuse through the therapeutic use of art in The Creative Butterfly Project. www.shybphotography.com

    Phil Jackson is a Bradford born and based photographer specializing in local social-documentary projects, including at the Missione Catolica Italiana soup kitchen; the Hirst Wood Regeneration Group; and the Hale (Healthy Living) project.  Phil’s work has been featured in the ‘Telegraph & Argus’ and  Bradford and Saltaire ‘Review’ magazines, and his work has been exhibited at the Saltaire Arts Trail.   www.philjackson-avantifoto.co.uk

    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/

  • Wed

    Royal Opera House Relays for 2018

    tbcBradford Big Screen

    Royal Opera House live relays for 2018....


    Watch this space and we'll keep you posted on plans for 2018's summer of opera on Bradford Big Screen as soon as we have the details.

  • Thu

    North in Focus

    Bradford Big Screen

    The North in Focus

    The North in Focus is a permanent exhibition on the Big Screen bringing beautiful images from Bradford Museums and Galleries Archive  and other projects to City Park. The exhibition is delivered in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film.

    See the exhibition on the screen at 1215pm and 5.10pm every day.

    New on the screen...

    After the Coal Dust

    Photographs taken by John, Bridget and Freya Gill of Castleford show life in local areas where mines have closed.

    These pictures are taken from an exhibition currently being shown at the Gallery in the Mill, Bradford Industrial Museum until 29 April 2018

    North in Focus: After the Coal Dust from Bradford UNESCO City of Film on Vimeo.

    Bradford Museums Photo Archive

    The Photographic Archive of Bradford Museums & Galleries is housed at Bradford Industrial Museum in Eccleshill. Consisting of more than 350,000 glass and film negatives and prints, it includes a number of significant collections:

    • CH Wood - For most of the twentieth century this respected photographer and his company recorded life in the Bradford area and throughout the north of England. The company was particularly well known for its aerial photography.
    • Christopher Pratt - A third generation member of the Bradford furniture manufacturer and retailer, Christopher Pratt became passionately interested in photography from an early age. His images give a unique view of Bradford's society and industry prior to the First World War.
    • Belle Vue Studio - Although opened in 1902, Manningham’s Belle Vue Studio became a popular destination in the 1950s for those coming to live and work in Bradford from other parts of the world. This collection holds 17,000 individual, group or family portraits.
    • Bradford Heritage Recording Unit - Set up in 1983, the unit was established with the aim of creating an audio and photographic archive reflecting all aspects of everyday life and leisure in and around Bradford. In addition to donated prints, the collection contains images taken by photographers working for BHRU between 1983 and 2003.
    • The archive also holds a considerable number of smaller collections of negatives and prints donated to Bradford Museums & Galleries.

    To find more about Bradford Museums Photo Archive and see our online collections, please visit www.photos.bradfordmuseums.org . Current website www.bradfordmuseums.org/photolibrary

    Twitter @BradfordMuseums

    For press enquiries please contact john.ashton@bradford.gov.uk

    Tel: 01274 435869