About us

Bradford Big Screen sits at the heart of the vibrant City Park which sees on average 500,000 people passing through every month. For events there can be as many as 150,000 people gathered in the space and increasingly we are seeing the screen feature as part of many events.

Our remit is to entertain and inform and so we screen a mix of local and national news, cultural and sporting content seven days a week, 7am until 11pm. We also host our own events like the Royal Opera House screenings and we have the facility to host events for other organisations, working closely alongside the council events team.

Our content segments include

What’s On

Bradford is a busy and exciting city. What’s On is a listings service promoting cultural, sporting and other events in and around the Bradford area. If you would like to submit any content to the Big Screen What’s On guide, please contact us.


This is our Life section, which showcases what goes on culturally and creatively around Bradford. If you would like to submit any content to the Big Screen Life section, please contact us.
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    Not Just Hockney art exhibition

    12:30 pmBradford's Big Screen



    Not Just Hockney is the brainchild of amateur arts enthusiast Colin Neville. The exhibition features work from painters, ceramists, textile and jewellery makers. Artists involved say the project gives them vital outdoor “gallery” space after harsh economic times have seen many local galleries closing. If you can't get down to the screen watch the exhibition here.

    Past and Present: A Presentation that Pairs Local Artists, Past and Present


    Pairing 1: Ethel Mallinson and Catherine Bartle

    Ethel Mallinson. Photo of artist

    The Ilkley artist, Ethel Mallinson (1878-1970), travelled widely, often by bicycle, in England, Scotland, Europe and North Africa, sketching and painting landscape and social scenes. Her watercolours were characterised by their impressionist style and subtle colouring.  Ethel exhibited her artwork both regionally and nationally and was the secretary of the Leeds Fine Art Society for over 40 years. For more information visit Not Just Hockney.Catherine Bartle. Photo of artist

    Catherine Bartle. I worked for 40 years in inner city Bradford as a community nurse, midwife and health visitor.
    Having retired I am now able to concentrate on art. I enjoy painting with watercolour and coloured pencil and I take commissions for a variety of subjects, including landscapes and animal portraits. Contact: wilsdenwatercolours.com

    Pairing 2: Herbert Royle and David Starley

    Herbert Royle (1870-1958) lived at Nessfield, near Ilkley.  He was one of the district’s most successful landscape painters and his work is still highly regarded by collectors. In his lifetime, his paintings were exhibited across Britain and overseas, and can still be found today in many public galleries, including Cartwright Hall, Bradford and the Mercer Gallery, Harrogate. For more information visit Not Just Hockney.

    David Starley. Photo of artist

    David Starley. I am a professional artist, living in Saltaire but working from the Bingley Gallery. I work in oils applying them thickly with a knife to produce a heavily textured surface. My subject matter includes the landscape of Yorkshire and beyond. My aim is to evoke an emotional response to our environment through my art. Contact: davidstarleyartist.com

    Pairing 3: Doris Schecker and Geraldine Thompson

    Doris Schrecker. photo of artist

    Doris Schecker (1930 – 2017). Silsden-born Doris Wilkinson, studied at the Slade Art School in London, where she met and married the cellist, Bruno Schrecker.  Doris painted landscapes, still life, and portraits, and also created textile collages, all characterised by their fluid, bright and luminous colours. Her work was widely exhibited, particularly in the London area. For more information visit Not Just Hockney.

    Geraldine Thompson. Photo of artist

    Geraldine Thompson, visual artist. I make drawings, watercolours and smaller oil paintings in situ then back in the studio. I enjoy creating larger paintings exploring further creative processes. Colour, light and atmosphere create such an immersive interconnectedness that I find it essential to work directly within the environment, exploring and researching whilst fully engaging in the light, moods and experiences of the day. Contact: geraldinethompsonart.com

    Bradford UNESCO City of Film, David Wilson said: “Some of the artists we are working with are well known but others are not and so we’re delighted to be supporting local creativity. The images and photographs of the work are stunning and will no doubt draw some real attention in City Park.”

    Not Just Hockney will run every day at 1230 on Bradford Big Screen. Six different artists will feature  bi-monthly.  For more see http://www.notjusthockney.info/

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Commercial content and advertising

We do accept some commercial content, campaigns and advertising on the premise that it sits within our content guidelines.

The basic service on offer includes

  • For an event you can make up a slide using our specifications and it can run in our What's on listings guide. On average the slide should get play 6x a day for 30 seconds each time between the hours of 7am and 11pm. The slide cannot contain ticket prices or sponsor logos. This is a free service but the timings are random and so we cannot guarantee which part of the day your slide will be seen. Should you wish to target a specific audience this might not be a suitable service for you. Contact us.
  • You can use our peak time promotional slots which run 5x day for £200.00 a month. Short films or a selection of slides are appropriate and you can display ticket prices/sponsor logos. Contact us.
  • If none of the above suits we can offer a more bespoke service specifically tailored to your needs, whether it is to fit specific timings or dates. Should you wish to pursue this option then contact us.