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Big Screen Bradford Highlights. What’s On around Bradford

There are always exciting events happening in and around Bradford. Click here for more information on What’s On in Bradford City Park.

  • Sat

    Film screenings

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    We're hosting a series of film screenings for Bradford Literature Festival, the Bradford Classic and our own Bradford Family Film Festival here on the big screen.

    Bradford Literature Festival

    Saturday 30th June 

    Xmen (2000) 1hr 44mins

    Starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.

    Sunday 1st July 

    Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) 2hrs 1min

    A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe.

    Saturday 7th July 

    Finding Nemo (2003) 1hr 40mins

    After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.


    Bradford Classic

    Saturday 11th August - 1:30pm

    Love Bug (1969) - 1hr 48mins

    A race car driver becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own.

    Bradford Family Film Festival

    Full programme to be announced next month which will include  City Park screenings of popular family movies every Wednesday throughout August for free

  • Thu

    National Poetry Day 2018

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    Bradford poets  celebrate National Poetry Day 2018.

    Once again poets from across Bradford District are getting ready to mark this year's National Poetry Day, with recitals of their own verse which will be filmed and shared with the public in City Park on Bradford Big Screen throughout the day on October 4th.

    We will continue to screen them  for the rest of the year and if you don't catch the films on the big screen you can enjoy them here on the website.

    This project is run in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film and Bradford Libraries.

  • Tue

    Not Just Hockney

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    Not Just Hockney

    March and April 2019

    A  daily exhibition space for Bradford District's arts community on the Big screen in City Park.

    See the exhibition every day on the Big Screen at 1230 or watch it here

    Yorkshire Moors and Dales

    Bradford artist, John Allcock, had an academic career at the University of Bradford for over 30 years.  In 2001 he took early retirement to start a new career as a professional artist. Since then his work has been widely exhibited, including at Cartwright Hall.  The artwork shown on the Big Screen is of Almscliff Crag, which John has climbed and painted from all angles and in all seasons. www.artbyallcock.co.uk

     The Wilsden-based artist, Catherine Bartle, retired from the NHS in 2005 to paint professionally 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.  www.wilsdenwatercolours.com


     Bradford-born, Richard O’Neill is a digital artist specialising in hand-drawn landscapes inspired by classic twentieth century travel art. Yorkshire inspires much of his work, but now also includes locations worldwide, commissioned by a wide range of public and commercial organisations. His work has featured on many book and magazine covers, in promotional videos, and in advertising campaigns. It was also included in the Oxford Art Book (2018). richardoneillart.co.uk

     Lucia Smith is a landscape artist based in Ilkley. Her paintings have been exhibited in UK galleries and overseas in Australia. Lucia also teaches art to students and gives demonstrations and workshops at art clubs and societies throughout Yorkshire. She has set herself the challenge of exploring and painting all the named Dales in the region; three of these Dales paintings are shown on the Big Screen. www.luciasmith.co.uk


    Sharon Snaylam is an Artist and Teacher based in Saltaire and is Artist-in-Residence at Saltaire Primary School. Her work is based on and inspired by journeys through the landscapes of Yorkshire and beyond. She is grateful to her walking companions who accompany her! In her studio she creates mixed media pieces, using wax, mono printing, inks, maps, card, and graphite to develop her ideas.sharonsnaylam.wordpress.com

    Silsden artist, Martin Williamson, paints landscape, ancient buildings and church architecture in locations across Britain. He uses a range of art media, including pen and ink, watercolour and acrylics. Organisations such as The Friends of Friendless Churches, The National Churches Trust, and The Stowe House Preservation Group own original paintings by him and his artwork also hangs in many private collections worldwide. www.cobbybrook.co.uk

    Not Just Hockney  on the big screen is run in partnership with  Bradford UNESCO City of Film.

    Colin Neville is a retired university lecturer and writer  who curates the  Not Just Hockney website as well as the exhibition on the big screen.  The aim is to highlight the life and work of professional visual artists, past and present. For more see notjusthockney.info

  • Thu

    We Are Bradford - Local Stories on the Big Screen

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    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.

  • Thu

    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: Adeline Illingworth and Clare Caulfield

    Adeline Illingworth (1858 – 1942) Etcher and Printmaker. Adeline Illingworth was a Bradford-born artist, etcher and printmaker who specialised in architectural subjects. She exhibited her artwork extensively, including on over 20 occasions with the Royal Academy.  Adeline travelled widely in search of subjects, including to Italy, France, Bavaria, as well as across Britain. The British Museum has examples of her work in their print collection. For more information visit Not Just Hockney.

    Clare Caulfield, Artist/Printmaker. ‘I am a Bingley based artist whose work is inspired by my travels to some of the world’s greatest cities including Paris, Venice and New York. Working in a lively drawing style, I aim to capture the life and vibrancy of these iconic locations. I create my paintings using watercolour, acrylic, pencil, pen & ink along with various printmaking techniques.’ Contact: Clare Caulfield - UK Artist and Printmaker

    Pairing 2: Derek Hyatt and Martin Cosgrove

    Derek Hyatt (1931 -2015) Landscape Painter. The Ilkley artist, Derek Hyatt, was a landscape painter of mainly Yorkshire scenes. His artwork, which tended to an abstract style, was widely exhibited during his lifetime.  His work can be found today in many private and public collections, including with Bradford Museums and Galleries, Leeds University, Harvard University, and in the New York Museum of Modern Art. For more information visit Not Just Hockney.

    Martin Cosgrove

    Martin Cosgrove.  Fine Artist. ‘I am a fine artist working primarily in oils, acrylic ink, graphite and pencil. My main focus is depicting landscapes and the human figure, my techniques in general pretty abstract and exploratory. I am really interested in using serendipity when developing a piece of art and hope to create a painting that you can enjoy and explore with your imagination.’ Contact: martintheartist (cargocollective.com)

    Pairing 3: Gerald French and Ben Snowdon

    Gerald French. (1927-2001) Painter. Gerald French was a Bradford painter of portraits, landscapes and abstracts. He studied part-time at Bradford School of Art alongside David Hockney, whom he sketched on a number of occasions. Gerald’s work was exhibited in London and regionally and can be found today the collections of Dean Clough, Halifax, Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal, Cartwright Hall, Bradford, and at The Hepworth, Wakefield. For more information visit Not Just Hockney.

    Ben Snowden. Painter and Sculptor. ‘My work explores the theme of erosion and the effects it has on the physical and mental state of a person and the world we live in. Erosion wears away inner light, but it can also clear away the dead weight that clutters your path. I use painting and sculpture to communicate a positive and constructive view of the world.’ Contact: Ben Snowden. Artist. (bensnowdenartist.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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