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.
  • Fri

    Not Just Hockney art exhibition

    12:30 pmBradford's Big Screen



    Not Just Hockney is the brainchild of amateur arts enthusiast Colin Neville. The monthly 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.

    March and April's exhibition - Spring in Yorkshire


    Danny Abrahams is a self-taught Bradford-born artist. He paints predominantly in oils on canvas and his subjects are influenced by the Northern English landscape and nostalgic memories of the past.  His popular work is sold at a range of galleries across the UK, has been widely exhibited regionally and elsewhere, and has been featured in the Northern Life magazine.
    Contact: dannyabrahamsart.com

    Catherine Bartle retired from the NHS in 2005 to paint professionally and successfully under the name ‘Wilsden Watercolours’. Although painting in watercolour for most of her life, retirement gave Catherine the time and opportunity to try other art mediums, including acrylics.  Her work has been exhibited and sold across the Yorkshire region in galleries, art shops, and online through her website. Contact: wilsdenwatercolours.com

    Laura Dawes is a freelance artist, based in Ilkley.  Her specialism is 3D video game art, but in recent years  Laura has increased her range, using digital painting, ink drawings, gouache, and watercolour, and to develop her interest in pet portraits and landscape art. She has exhibited original  paintings, prints, cards and other artwork with Ilkley Arts and other related events around the district. Contact: randomstuff.org.uk/~laura

    Steven Short worked locally in the social housing field for over 30 years before going freelance as a self-taught painter. His impressionist 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. Contact: steveshort.co.uk

    David Starley studied art at Sydney University whilst working in a steel foundry.  After a career in archaeology, he is now a professional painter. 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 and he is also now the owner of The Bingley Gallery, Park Road, Bingley. Contact: davidstarleyartist.com

    Kerry J Stoker is a professional painter working and experimenting with a variety of media and style, including collage, and using acrylic, pure pigment, watercolour, oils and collage. Her work has been widely exhibited across Britain, including in London, Liverpool, Bristol, and Sheffield, as well as locally.  Her work has also been selected for the ‘Maze of Colour Exhibition at London’s Oxo Tower Wharfe this Spring. Contact: kerryjstoker.co.uk

    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. Five 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.