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Discover Bradford

Bradford was once considered to be the wool capital of the world and is now proud to be the first ever UNESCO City of Film.

Bradford has an impressive history and this is reflected in the striking architecture found throughout the city. Take a stroll through Little Germany where you can see Victorian Bradford at its best, or visit the magnificent Cathedral which is full of interesting features. For a totally unique experience visit Undercliffe Cemetery which was opened in 1854 and has been described as one of the most striking achievements of Victorian funerary design!

In contrast the newest feature to amaze you in Bradford is City Park, a brilliant award winning high tech water feature. You can see 100 fountains, laser lights, mist and water effects and much more. The space has gained a reputation for staging a fantastic, high quality programme of events and is very popular during the summer months.

Bradford is also a cultural city with a flourishing arts scene, fascinating exhibitions and beautiful theatres. There are attractions such as the National Science and Media Museum, Cartwright Hall and Impressions Gallery, one of the UK’s most celebrated photography venues and champions emerging talent. Explore the city and discover the hidden gems.

To round off your trip another must try is a 'Bradford curry', as in 2016 Bradford retained the Curry Capital of Britain title for six years in a row. With over 200 Asian restaurants, many award winning, you will definitely find one that will tickle your taste buds. Alternatively try North Parade and the West End area where you will find local independent bars and restaurants, offering something new in Bradford

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100 Years of Bradford Painters

100 Years of Bradford Painters

Fri 27 Jul 2018 - Mon 8 Jul 2019

Calligraphy

Cailligraphy: A New Addition To The Permanent...

Fri 27 Jul 2018 - Fri 17 Apr 2020

Cartwright Hall

David (2017) by Catherine Opie

Fri 27 Jul 2018 - Sun 7 Jul 2019

My Parents 1977 , David Hockney Gallery

My Parents 1977 , David Hockney Gallery

Fri 27 Jul - Mon 17 Dec 2018

Rama and sita heads

Rama and Sita Heads: new additions to the...

Fri 27 Jul 2018 - Fri 17 Apr 2020

David Hockney 80 Short Films for his 80th

David Hockney 80 Short Films for his 80th

Fri 27 Jul 2018 - Mon 1 Apr 2019

Cartwright Hall

Puppets & Lanterns: Cecil Green Arts

Fri 7 Sep 2018 - Sun 7 Apr 2019

Chloe Dewe Mathews

In Search of Frankenstein

Fri 5 Oct 2018 - Sat 5 Jan 2019

Cartwright Hall

John Loker In Conversation

Sun 21 Oct 2018 - Sun 13 Jan 2019

Gift 18

Gift 18

Wed 21 Nov - Tue 18 Dec 2018

Bradford Markets

Love Your Local Market

Sat 1 - Mon 24 Dec 2018

Oastler Market

Love Your Local Market

Sat 1 - Mon 24 Dec 2018

Message on a Bauble

Message on a Bauble

Sat 1 - Sat 22 Dec 2018

Festive Afternoon Tea

Festive Afternoon Tea

Sat 1 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Saltaire Living Advent

Saltaire Living Advent

Sat 1 Dec 2018 - Sat 5 Jan 2019

Kala Sangam

Ways of Communicating Launch: Minerva Hussain

Thu 6 Dec 2018 - Thu 24 Jan 2019

Aladdin

Pantomime: Aladdin

Sat 8 Dec 2018 - Sun 20 Jan 2019

Christmas Time for Tea

Christmas Time for Tea

Fri 14 Dec 2018

Skate with Olaf this Christmas

Skate with Olaf this Christmas

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

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