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

    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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  • Sat

    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.

    September and October's exhibition - Water


    Pat Belson is a Bradford-based artist who uses a range of art media, including photography, painting and textiles.  Pat’s work, shown on the Big Screen, is an example of her needle felting to illustrate her love of the sea. Her artwork has been exhibited across Britain, with solo shows at the South Square Gallery, Thornton; Priestley Theatre Gallery, Bradford; and Easthorpe Visual Arts Gallery, at Mirfield.

    Contact: Facebook: Patricia Margaret Belson

    Ian Burdall lives in Saltaire.  He has, over a long period, photographed and painted seascape scenes along the North Yorkshire coast, including industrial sites.  Ian’s work has been shown at Artworks in Otley; the Holmfirth Art Week; and regularly features at the Saltaire Arts Trail;  Art in the Pen, Skipton; and at the Staithes Arts and Heritage Festival.

    Contact: Facebook: Ian Burdall Painting and Photography

    Pippa Hamilton is a textile/mixed media artist and former teacher based at Baildon. Pippa’s impressionistic work often combines painting, drawing and embroidery and she draws inspiration from both land and seascapes.  Her work has been exhibited across the Yorkshire region, including at the Saltaire Arts Trail, Staithes Arts and Heritage Festival, and exhibitions organised by Ilkley Arts, including at the Solar Gallery.

    Contact: www.pippahamilton.co.uk

    Julia Keates is an Addingham-based freelance artist and former teacher, who works in oil, acrylic and mixed media in a variety of styles and scales. Her award-winning artwork is often inspired by the shapes, textures and light effects of landscape, including natural water features.  Her work has been exhibited regionally at the Holmfirth Art Week, Ilkley Art Show, and Ilkley Art Trail.

    Contact: www.juliakeates.com

    Catherine Slater is a local art teacher and textile artist working mainly with her own handmade felt. Her work, which includes clothing and jewellery, combines traditional craft with contemporary design, often inspired by landscape and seascapes.  Her work has been widely exhibited in both solo and group shows in Britain and overseas, including at The Piece Hall, Halifax; Northern Lights Gallery, Huddersfield; and Industrial Museum, Bradford.

    Contact: www.catherineslater.co.uk

    Rob Walsh is a photographer, proof-reader and local broadcaster with BCB radio.  He lives near Keighley. His photography subject range is wide, but with an emphasis toward textures, patterns, and landscapes, including the observation of water in nature. His water photographs have been exhibited at the Bradford Trapezium Gallery, and also at the Bradford Open in 2019, where he gained a Highly Commended award from the judges.

    Contact: www.instagram.com/roberto.walsh

    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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  • Thu

    We Are Bradford - Local Stories on the Big Screen

    11:30 amBradford's Big Screen

    We Are Bradford - Local Stories on the Big Screen

    The BBC are asking people in the city what stories matter to them. The stories featured in We Are Bradford reflect all aspects of the city’s life. Local people want to celebrate the great things about their city which aren't always part of the news. Join in the celebration of Bradford at 11.30am and 2pm daily on the big screen as we show a round-up of the stories from around the city. Here's a taste of what to expect.

    This exhibition is brought to the big screen in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film and BBC Yorkshire.

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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.