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.
  • Wed

    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.

    July and August's exhibition - Artist's Choice


    John Cade: Street Photographer
    I am a street photographer - and part of a street photographer’s challenge is to isolate and capture small, candid, human moments. Lockdown altered the way we interact with our environment and distanced us from each other. These photos aim to capture the quiet, lonely stillness of our streets during the pandemic, and show Bradford in a way that we will hopefully never see again.
    Contact: johncadefilmandphotography.co.uk

    Pippa Hamilton: Textile Artist
    My early interest in textiles led to a career teaching/lecturing in secondary and higher education. Recently, I have furthered my own practice and exhibited works in Yorkshire. I am engaged by the textures, colours and forms which the landscape presents and how time and the elements impact upon the enduring and changing features. Currently my focus is concerned with exploring issues related to our interaction with the environment.
    Contact: pippahamilton.co.uk

    June Russell: Painter & PrintmakerI’m a Liverpool-born, Bradford- based artist working from a studio at South Square Centre.  I create paintings, etchings and lino prints based on the places I encounter and live with.
    Contact: junerussell.co.uk



    Steven Short: Painter
    I think that I paint what I want the world to be like rather than the way it is. It's a mix of escapism and idealism.  How trees affect light and colour is a favourite subject. I try to recreate the feeling of walking through a wood with my dog. I am a big fan of other artists and often find inspiration in their work.
    Contact: steveshort.co.uk


    Lucia Smith: Painter
    I live in Ilkley and paint the Yorkshire Dales. It is such fabulous breathing space, thinking space, uplifting and restorative. By capturing these beautiful landscapes and skies and putting them on a wall, I hope to offer a reminder to go and explore and enjoy these places which are open for us all.
    Contact: luciasmith.co.uk


    Steven Spencer: Illustrator/Painter
    Coming from Bradford, with its steep valleys, landscape has always been a dominant factor in my life and work. From the moors and woodlands to post-industrial relics of bygone empires, I am constantly drawn back by their powerful motifs. However, open landscape ceased to be the main influence on my work as I became aware of the objects that exist within those landscapes, defying man and nature.
    Contact:  woolcityart.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. 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.