Bradford Big Screen

A creative space to share your film, photography and creativity

Our Vision

Bradford UNESCO City of Film and Bradford City Council have teamed up to provide a new programme of events and content for the Bradford Big Screen.

As well as providing national and local news, sport, arts, culture, entertainment and events, we want the screen to belong to the people of the city. If you have a film, photographs or other content to share with us then please get in touch. With 500,000 people on average passing by the screen each month it’s a great opportunity.

We’re looking for content that enlightens, inspires, entertains, brings a smile to our faces — and make us proud to be from Bradford.

What’s on

  • Thu

    Art and science merge on the big screen in an ambitious creative project

    11:00 amBradford's Big Screen

    Art and science merge on the big screen in an ambitious creative project

    An interdisciplinary team spanning the Universities of Bradford and Leeds have won Arts and Humanities Research Council follow-on funding in an ambitious project which brings art and science together in an unusual creative arena.

    Artist and lecturer Kate Johnson is leading the project   - and each stage of the work is being revealed in  a series of short films  which will be updated on the big screen during the coming months.

    You can see the first exciting stages of the project in the first three films of the work  on the big screen every day at 11am or watch them here on the website following these links:  Chapter 1   Chapter 2 Chapter 3

    Supporting the project are Drs Adrian Evans and Andrew Wilson in Forensic and Archaeological Sciences, Carlton Reeve and Mark Goodall in Engineering and Informatics, Drs Steven Milne and Leon Black, Faculty of Engineering, UOL, David Wilson, Bradford UNESCO City of Film, Dr Alison Smith, National Portrait Gallery, musician Jeremy Bradford and cameraman Jimi Lund.

    Click HERE for more information

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  • Wed

    North in Focus

    12:15 pmBradford Big Screen


    The North in Focus

    This exhibition brings events and photographs - some previously unseen -  from the extensive collection of Bradford Museums and Galleries to the big screen. Working in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film,  this feature runs every day at 1215 and 1710 on the Big Screen.

    Currently screening: Studio to Selfie and Modelmania

    Studio to Selfie

    Selfie style: Bradford photographer, Christopher Pratt captures himself at 14 (1902)

    This exhibition on the Bradford Big screen examines our ever changing relationship with portrait photography, from the formal Victorian posed sepia images to today's casual images caught as selfies on mobile phones.

    The full exhibition at the Bradford Industrial Museum runs until 3 November 2019

    North in Focus: Studio to Selfie from Bradford UNESCO City of Film on Vimeo.



    This exhibition showcases a selection of the many miniature engineering marvels held within the collections of the Bradford Industrial Museum. It's a celebration of the ingenuity and skills of the modelmakers.

    The images on the big screen are a selection from the full exhibition at the Bradford Industrial Museum - Modelmania from 15 December 2018 - 10 November 2019

    North in Focus: Modelmania from Bradford UNESCO City of Film on Vimeo.

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  • Mon

    Not Just Hockney

    12:30 pmBradford Big Screen

    Not Just Hockney

    March and April 2019

    A  daily exhibition space for Bradford District's arts community on the Big screen in City Park.

    See the exhibition every day on the Big Screen at 1230 or watch it here


    A Celebration of Spring

    Jane Fielder has exhibited her artwork in galleries across the UK and overseas, including solo exhibitions at Bradford Cathedral and in Shanghai. Two of Jane’s paintings were shortlisted for a ‘Sunday Times’ Watercolour Competition, and a novel, ‘The Other Half Lives,  by the author, Sophie Hannah, was inspired by and dedicated to Jane and her work.


    Denise Mitchell is an award-winning artist, based at Baildon.  She has a particular interest in painting wildlife, nature, and landscapes, using mainly watercolour, oils and soft pastel.  Denise’s paintings have been exhibited across the UK, including at the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art and at a Society of Wildlife Artists’ Exhibition in London at the Mall Galleries.


    Steven Short worked locally in the social housing field for over 30 years before going freelance as a self-taught painter. His artwork has been exhibited locally and he has sold his paintings in the UK and internationally. Two of his works were selected for the Shipley-based Cellar Trust for their Christmas cards.


    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 landscape of Yorkshire. David’s work has been exhibited at galleries around Britain.


    Jude Tarrant is a stained glass artist, glass painter and designer maker. She grew up locally in Eccleshill and now works from a studio and showroom, Sunrise Stained Glass, near Portsmouth.  Jude works on her own designs and commissions as well in a team on many restoration projects in churches and cathedrals. Jude is an elected Associate of the British Society of Master Glass Painters.


    Geraldine Thompson has a studio at Addingham. Her paintings, which include portraits and landscapes, have been exhibited in London and widely across Yorkshire, including at Dean Clough, the University of Leeds, and the Yorkshire Watercolour Exhibition. Geraldine’s artwork also regularly features in the Ilkley Art Trail and can be found in private collections in Britain, France, Spain, Italy and the USA.

     Not Just Hockney  on the big screen is run in partnership with  Bradford UNESCO City of Film.

    Colin Neville is  a retired university lecturer and writer  who curates the  Not Just Hockney website as well as the exhibition on the big screen.  The aim is to highlight the life and work of professional visual artists, past and present. For more see

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Please note content to be considered for the screen must be sent to us at least two weeks before the suggested schedule date. The more notice we have, particularly for events and advertising campaigns the better, as this helps us serve your needs more effectively.

Film, song or exhibition of the month

Title: Bradford Architecture by Conor MacMahon, University of Bradford student


Bradford Architecture by Conor MacMahon from Bradford UNESCO City of Film on Vimeo.