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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  • Fri

    Not Just Hockney

    12:30 pmBradford Big Screen

    Not Just Hockney

    January and February 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 Colour

    Artist and teacher, Pam Bumby, has lived in the Bingley area for over 18 years.  Her mixed media paintings are influenced by her travels in the UK and overseas.  Pam has been an active member of the Menston Arts Club for 25+ years and her prize-winning artwork has been exhibited across Britain, including at Cartwright Hall.


    Marilyn Brophy is a Saltaire-based painter and printmaker who paints predominantly in oil and acrylics, as well as producing limited edition relief and dry-point prints.  Colour is an important element of Marilyn’s art work, which often presents a blend of realism and the surreal.  Marilyn has exhibited and sold her prints and paintings across the region in both solo and group shows. Contact: via Facebook – Marilyn Brophy

    Jules Hammond is a Bingley-based painter and illustrator who uses a variety of art media, including acrylic and oils, and pencil. His subject range is wide, including urban and landscape scenes, abstracts, still life and nature scenes, as well as commissioned pencil illustrations for publication. Jules has exhibited his work across Britain and it can be found in private collections in Britain and overseas.

    Judy Sale is a Haworth based artist who uses a range of art media to paint predominantly abstract work, often influenced by her global travels.  Judy was a Founding Director of a Centre for Contemporary Art in Cyprus and her artwork can be found in public and private collections and has been widely shown in Britain and overseas, including solo exhibitions in Yorkshire, London, Canada, Italy, and Cyprus.

    Ben Snowden was born in Keighley and still lives locally. His drawings and paintings are influenced by the human form and landscape and his work explores the ideas and relationships between emotion, the unconscious, and reality.  His artwork has been widely exhibited across Britain and overseas and in 2018 was chosen to be part of the prestigious Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting.


    Kerry Stoker is a painter who works from her studio in Ilkley.  She paints mainly with acrylic, but also in oil, watercolour and oil pastel. Her work regularly features at both the Ilkley and Saltaire Art Trails, as well as in shows of the Yorkshire Watercolour Society, Society of British Artists, Society of Women Artists, and at ‘Art for Youth’ exhibitions in London, Sheffield and North Yorkshire.

     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.