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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

A Yorkshireman's Travels

A Yorkshireman's Travels

Fri 27 Jul - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Alke Schmidt: Wonder and Dread

Alke Schmidt: Wonder and Dread

Fri 27 Jul - Sun 4 Nov 2018

David Hockney 80 Short Films for his 80th

David Hockney 80 Short Films for his 80th

Fri 27 Jul 2018 - Mon 1 Apr 2019

Vote 100: Suffragettes and Propaganda

Vote 100: Suffragettes and Propaganda

Fri 27 Jul 2018 - Wed 4 Sep 2019

Wheels & Weaving

Wheels & Weaving

Wed 1 Aug - Fri 2 Nov 2018

Panavision in Pictures

Panavision in Pictures

Wed 5 Sep - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Cartwright Hall

Puppets & Lanterns: Cecil Green Arts

Fri 7 Sep 2018 - Sun 7 Apr 2019

The Cell Block

The Cell Block

Sat 8 Sep - Fri 26 Oct 2018

Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon

Wed 19 Sep - Sat 20 Oct 2018

Chloe Dewe Mathews

In Search of Frankenstein

Fri 5 Oct 2018 - Sat 5 Jan 2019

Bradford Playhouse

24 Hour Show 2018

Fri 19 Oct 2018

JATP Jazz

JATP Jazz - Artephis

Fri 19 Oct 2018

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