Cartwright Hall

Arts and Culture 

Victorian museums hosting modern artists, 21st century performances surrounded by Edwardian architecture alongside innovative festivals.  If you want to become immersed in culture then Bradford district is the place to choose.

Bradford was awarded the title of the world's first UNESCO City of Film due to the city’s rich film heritage and its inspirational movie locations. Bradford has been a film location since the beginning of cinema, with its indigenous film industry being traced back to the years around the First World War. To this day Bradford district is still chosen and featured in top films and TV series.


We're proud of our cultural heritage. This city was the birthplace of the famous artist David Hockney, and you can be enthralled by his works at Salts Mill and Cartwright Hall.

If you are looking to experience live entertainment, you won't be disappointed. We always have new festivals being introduced such as the Ilkley Film Festival, or the long established ones such as Ilkley Literature Festival and Saltaire Festival.