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 1510 on the Big Screen.

    Currently screening: 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

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  • Wed

    Not Just Hockney

    12:30 pmBradford Big Screen

    Not Just Hockney

    November and December 2018

    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


    Textile Art 

    Linda Dewart is a textile and mixed-media artist based in Ilkley. Her work incorporates paint and stitch, with the subject and desired result deciding the techniques and materials used. These materials can include clay, wire, digital print or photographic elements, and digitised embroidery.  Linda’s work has been exhibited in Yorkshire, including the Ilkley Art Trail, and at galleries in Cumbria and London.  Contact:

    Chrissie Freeth is Saltaire-based weaver, hand dyer and spinner, who is committed to traditional textile skills. She weaves large scale tapestries on a wooden upright loom and has studied medieval tapestries in collections across Europe, and in the US on a Churchill Fellowship. Chrissie’s work has been widely exhibited and she gives talks and leads workshops on tapestry making and history for people of all ages. Contact:

    Beryl Hammill lived at Ilkley, but died in 2018.  Beryl’s closely-interwoven tapestries blended worsted wool, that she often dyed herself, incorporated with other materials, including cotton, canvas and wrapped thread. Her tapestries can now be found in private collections worldwide and have been widely exhibited in group and solo exhibitions overseas and in Britain, including a 2016 exhibition at the Industrial Museum, Bradford. More information: – Beryl Hammill


    Dionne Hood is a mixed-media artist working in embroidery, as well as with found objects, paper clay, precious metal, clay, watercolours, pen, and paper collage. Dionne has taught art and design at both Bradford and Keighley colleges and now combines  freelance work as an artist with employment as a Development Officer for Bradford Libraries. Dionne’s own artwork has been exhibited across the UK, including at Cartwright Hall, Bradford. Contact:


    Jade Marczynski is a Saltaire-based textile artist who specialises in hand embroidery. Jade creates vintage-style embroidery prints, greetings cards, bunting, and other forms of commemorative textile art.  Jade’s artwork has featured in the Vogue and Selvedge and magazines and as a window display at the Selvedge offices in LondonShe has also exhibited work across Yorkshire, including at the Saltaire, Ilkley, and Headingley Art Trails. Contact:


    Deborah Mullins is a Haworth-based textile artist with a particular interest in hand embroidery. Her recent work was inspired by a three-month sabbatical to Israel and Palestine in 2013.  Deborah is a prize-winning member of the Embroiderer’s Guild and leads workshops and gives talks on Palestinian dress and Bethlehem embroidery for local groups.  She had a solo show of her textiles at Haworth earlier this year. Contact:


    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.