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: Photo Archives

    Ken Dodd at a shop opening in Bradford, 1964

    This exhibition on the Bradford Big screen celebrates the official launch of the Bradford Museums Photo Archive’s website. It contains around 6,000 digitised images, including aerial shots of the North of England and the Bradford district, iconic buildings and famous faces from Bradford’s past, as well as local people at work and at play.

    The launch is the culmination of over 30 years hard work by the council’s Museums and Galleries Service in what is one of the largest collections in the country. The archive holds collections including those from C.H Wood, the famous Bradford photographer who produced thousands of images of the people and places of the Bradford district and the North of England for over three quarters of a century and images by Bradford industrialist Christopher Pratt. Photographs from this incredible Bradford Council archive are now available to buy online for the first time.


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

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  • Sat

    Not Just Hockney

    12:30 pmBradford Big Screen

    Not Just Hockney/Big Screen Themed Presentations

    September & October 2018


    Community Art 


    Morwenna Catt is a local multi-media artist and arts consultant. Her community art work with and for others includes sculpture and puppets, light boxes, mural art, carnival floats and public installation art.  Morwenna’s own artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at The Museum of Arts and Design in New York, The Scope New York Art Fair and Galerija Skuc in Ljubljana.


    Ruth Fettis is a Bradford artist and printmaker, working mainly in lino and woodcuts.  Her own prints have been exhibited across the UK and internationally.  However, working in schools, community centres, and other public places,  helping others to communicate ideas and develop their own creativity, is an important aspect of her work – examples of artwork by local women, helped by Ruth, are shown on the Big Screen today.


    Jean McEwan is a local multi-media artist whose own work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in Britain and overseas, including the USA, Sweden and Spain.  Jean is also the founder of ‘Wur Bradford’, a grassroots arts project that explores how Bradford and the world might be made better through communication, imagination and collective action - examples are shown on the Big Screen today.


    Moonie is the name used by an artist whose paintings appeared on walls and in doorways in the Little Germany commercial area of Bradford during 2015-16.  Moonie’s artwork was commissioned and funded by Little Germany Action Ltd, supported by a grant from a local Rotary Club, to enliven the area and encourage more business and tourists into the district.  His (or her) real identity has never been revealed.

    More information:  (Moonie)


    Mussarat Rahman is a local visual artist and community art tutor. She leads visual art workshops with groups of all ages, including people with special needs. Examples (shown here) from workshops include: the Imran Qureshi Project and installation at Cartwright Hall; The World Peace Tree, Bradford festival 2017; and the Journeys Exhibition, with the National Media Museum and BIASAN - a refugee and asylum seeker group.


    Razwan Ul-Haq is a Bradford writer and artist who blends contemporary art with traditional Islamic script and calligraphy.  In addition to his own artwork, widely exhibited in the UK, Razwan works and shares his ideas with local schools and community groups. The Bradford ‘Boogie-Woogie’ project, for example, in Manningham, 2014, led to the construction by local young people of a contemporary public artwork made of tiles, reading ‘salaam’ (peace).


    To see the presentation, please visit Bradford's Big Screen any day at 12:30pm or click HERE

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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.