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.

    Songs from Bradford bands including “New Man” from Warme,; Nervous Orse, “Dead is the New Alive;” 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 competition on YMB. This unique music video competition, led by The South Yorkshire Film Network, aims to bring skilled filmmakers and musicians together to create an innovative, imaginative and collaborative film.  Watch out for  winners: North Of The Fall and filmmakers Team Bootcamp,  Bongo & The Soul Jar with Brother Bear, Mango Rescue Team with J’Adore Films and Molly Anna Band with Grit Street on YMB.

    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.”

    Yorkshire Music Box on the big screen runs twice a week from Wednesday at 6pm and Saturday at 3pm. (Times can be subject to change) 

    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/





  • Thu

    The North in Focus

    1215 and 1710 dailyBradford Big Screen


    A daily photographic archive exhibition on the Big Screen in partnership with Bradford  UNESCO City of Film and Bradford Museums and Galleries

    1215 and 1710 daily Bradford Big Screen


    To celebrate the opening of this exhibition at the Bradford Industrial Museum the Big Screen is running a special exhibition of some of the images.

    Curated by internationally acclaimed artist and photographer, Ian Beesley the exhibition  captures scenes of industrial life from  19th  to 21st century Britain. Many images in this collection, which are on loan from leading photographic collections, have not been seen before and will see the role of industrial workers change from object to subjects, from units of scale to heroes.  Latterly workers became the photographers themselves, directing and shooting pictures of their own lives, seen through their own lens.

    A substantial number of images in the exhibition have come from the photographic collection of Bradford City museums and art galleries and  this collection, which is held in the Industrial museum, is one of the most important collections in the region, so it is most appropriate that this immensely popular exhibition should be shown in Bradford.

    To accompanying these images, there is a series of poems from the writer, poet and broadcaster, Ian McMillan, creating a voice for these unknown people as they go about their daily work.

    The North in Focus is a permanent exhibition on Bradford’s Big Screen every day at 1215 and 1710  curated exclusively for the screen by Bradford Museums & Galleries. The exhibition  often features previously unseen images from Bradford Museums Photo Archive.


  • Mon

    Not Just Hockney exhibition

    1230 dailyBradford Big Screen

    Not Just Hockney


    Brought to the screen in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film this permanent exhibition changes monthly.


    It gives the opportunity for local artists to promote and share their work in the heart of the city centre.  Watch Not Just Hockney on the screen at 1230 every day or click here to watch online.

    Exhibiting  in March

    tony-bevan-photo-of-artistTony Bevan is a Bradford-born figurative painter with an international reputation.  He is a member of The Royal Academy and his work can be found on display at over 30 galleries worldwide. There was a recent major retrospective exhibition of his work at Cartwright Hall, Bradford. Websitewww.tonybevan.com


    dudley-edwards-photo-of-artistDudley Edwards became an influential figure in the London art scene during the 1960s and beyond. He studied and lived in Bradford and his artwork over the years has included painting, graphic design, murals, textile design, photography, film direction, and ceramic arts. His work is in many private collections and has been widely exhibited, including at the V&A Museum, London and The Tate Gallery, Liverpool. Website: www.redhouseoriginals.com


    rowena-hewitt-photo-of-artistRowena Hewitt lives in the Ilkley area and is a textile artist specialising in embossed felt and silk designs, many inspired by the Yorkshire landscape.  Rowena studied textile design at Bradford College, and in addition to her own art work, she teaches and leads workshops in schools and community venues. Rowena’s work has been exhibited across the region, including a solo exhibition at the Central Hall, Keighley Website: www.hewittfelt.com


    Photograph by Charlie Meecham

    Professional painter and sculptor, Kate Johnson, lectures at the University of Bradford and her recent art pieces involve collaboration with a number of disciplines at the University. The photograph(left) shows Kate working on a monumental sculpture for her latest work, ‘Project code-named Humpty’ - a narrative art piece which delves into the nature of 'being human', as well as acting as a vehicle for scientific and technological enquiry.




    Qashif Masud is a Bradford artist and wood-craftsman carrying on a family tradition of working with wood in the service of his faith.  He works with traditional tools and methods, fashioning Arabic calligraphy and geometric designs, using wood sourced globally.   He was the winning finalist at the Artistic Jihad’ Art Competition, 2011, organised by the University of Art in London and the Federation of Student Islamic Societies. Website: qashifmasud.com

    For  more information on the Not Just Hockney project managed by Colin Neville, a retired university lecturer and writer from Silsden see http://www.notjusthockney.info/











  • Sat

    Royal Opera House live relays

    tbcBig Screen

    BP Big Screen 2017 Opera Relays

    rohWe're delighted to announce that we'll be partnering with the Royal Opera House again to bring live,  free outdoor relays from the Royal Opera House to the Big Screen in City Park.

    Watch this space for more details coming soon...