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: Beryl Hammill and Pippa Hamilton

    Beryl Hammill. Photo of artistBeryl Hammill (1942 -2018) Textile Artist: The textile artist, Beryl Hammill, lived at Ilkley. Her closely-interwoven tapestries blended wool incorporated with other materials, including cotton, canvas and wrapped thread. Her tapestries can now be found in private collections worldwide and have been widely exhibited in textile art at shows overseas and in Britain, including at the Industrial Museum, Bradford. For more information visit Not Just Hockney.

    Pippa Hamilton. photo of artist

    Philippa Hamilton: Textile and Mixed Media Artist: ‘Land and seascapes are constant sources of inspiration for my artwork. They provide places of solace, space for contemplation and immersive experiences in which I am exposed to the changing elements, forces, sounds and scents.  I work with textile materials and mixed media and currently my focus explores the increasing impact and disconnect of humanity with the natural world.’ Contact: instagram.com/pippa_hamilton2

    Pairing 2: Frank Johnson and Martin Hearne

    Frank Johnson. photo of artist

    Frank Johnson (1917 – 1988) Painter and art tutor: Frank Johnson was born in Leicester, but was a tutor at Bradford Art College from 1952 – 1980. He painted realistic street and social scenes of a rapidly changing Bradford. His artwork was exhibited frequently throughout his life, particularly in Yorkshire, and can be found today in the collections of Bradford Museums and Galleries and the Leeds Art Gallery. For more information visit Not Just Hockney.

    Martin Hearne. Photo of artist

    Martin Hearn. Painter and art tutor: ‘In these recent paintings of Bradford I have made an attempt to reflect my every day experience of the city and to make a record of familiar places and sights. They are an attempt to paint the city in a way that recreates some new aspect of that familiar experience. ‘ Contact: martinhearne.blogspot.com

    Pairing 3: Angus Rands and Lucia Smith

    Angus Rands. photo of artist

    Angus Rands (1922-1985) Painter and print-maker: Angus Rands was born locally at Menston. In his forties he quit his sales job to become a full time painter.  He specialised in painting regional town and landscape scenes, particularly of the Yorkshire Dales and the Yorkshire Wolds. His paintings were widely exhibited and proved popular with art lovers and collectors. For more information visit Not Just Hockney.

    Lucia Smith: Painter and print-maker: ‘What a delight to beLucia Smith. Photo of artist paired with Angus Rands!  I believe I follow in his footsteps with a deep love of our glorious local landscapes and the joy of being in the Yorkshire Dales. I love to walk, experience, and savour these places, and try to capture the feeling of ‘being there’ in my paintings.’ Contact: luciasmith.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.