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.

Life

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

    AN EXCITING EXHIBITION ON BRADFORD BIG SCREEN SHARING THE WORK OF HUNDREDS OF ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE DISTRICT WITH VISITORS TO THE CITY. ON THE SCREEN EVERY DAY AT 1230

    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.

    March and April's exhibition - Artist's Choice

    Artists

    Nudrat Afza (Documentary Photographer)
    I am a self-taught photographer and for many years now I have used my camera to document Bradford life. This has included local female football fans, worshipers at the Bradford Synagogue, and recently the dedicated work of nursing and care staff at Bradford Royal Infirmary - the photographs on the Big Screen illustrate some of the stages of illness and treatment of my sister, Sairah, who suffers from cancer. Contact: nudratafza.co.uk

    Dianne Cross (Ceramics Artist)
    My hand built ceramics evoke a feeling of the sea shore and coastline. These imagined seascapes/marine landscapes encourage the viewer to see their own ‘picture’, rather than illustrating a specific view.  Some are stormy, others quiet and calm or sunny and bright.  Individually constructed boxes, vases, wall pieces and vessel forms feature washes of cobalt and copper with occasional ‘pops’ of yellow over a matt white glaze. Contact: Facebook - Dianne Cross Ceramics

    Jess Kidd (Multidisciplinary Artist)
    I’m a multi-disciplinary artist with a current focus on painting. I've started experimenting with 2D mixed media paintings, using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as a tool to enable my art. As I learn about CBT for my own mental health, I wonder how I could apply the same principles to a place through my artistic practice. How do people's views of a place affect their lives in it?
    Contact: jesskiddart.co.uk

     

    Ian Middleton (Oil Painter)
    I am a Bradford-born professional artist working in my own unique style defined as ‘Rubistic Expressionism’. My studio is based in Burley in Wharfedale and my work is showcased exclusively through the Somerville Gallery in Otley at the Art Works. Limited prints of my paintings have sold in over 23 different countries and I have exhibited extensively, including the Royal Academy and through several online Galleries. Contact: somervillearts.com

     

    Andy Shaw (Sculptor)
    I am inspired by reclaimed and recycled metal and have been making Bits and Bolts Art for over 20 years. I create sculptures working with a range of materials, but favour reusable metal and scrap items.  I like to contrast the fluidity of nature and animal life with the rigidity of metal components. Many of my pieces begin with one component that inspires the entire process.
    Contact: bitsandboltsart.co.uk

     

    Charlotte Whitmore (Contemporary Jewellery Designer)
    I design and make contemporary, mixed media jewellery. I work predominantly in silver, incorporating other materials, such as vintage plastics and glass to add colour to my work. Inspiration comes from the grasses, wildflowers and sculptural seed heads found in the hedgerows and along the towpaths near to my home. These forms translate well into jewellery, and have led to a series of statement brooches and pendants. Contact: charlottewhitmore.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.