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Exhibition, Fri 17 May - Sun 22 Sep 2019, free entry

We are West Yorkshire: Bradford People

We are West Yorkshire: Bradford People


Lister Park,

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A small selection of artworks and social history items from the gallery and museum collections portraying people of Bradford, celebrating the district’s talents and inspiration.

With links to glass designer Kalim Afzal and Manningham based photographer Nudrat Afza and of course, David Hockney. From innovators such as Titus Salt, Christopher Pratt and the Bronte sisters to reformists Miriam Lord, Margaret Macmillan and Richard Oastler, visit this display of Bradford’s history and talent. The exhibition showcases the reactionary strength, , forward thinking and challenging inspiration of the people of Bradford. There will be on display a selection of watercolour Bradford street characters and dignitaries of the Victorian period, by John Sowden. A large selection of the Sowden images can be purchased online.

Over 16,000 digitised images from BMG collections are available to view. See the Bradford Museums and Galleries archive images at

Bradford Museums and Galleries tell the story of Bradford and its people through exhibitions, displays, education and community engagement across its four sites.

We Are West Yorkshire: A Celebration of people and place

We Art West Yorkshire brings together five new exhibitions from the county’s local authority museums. Each exhibition celebrates some of the different qualities that make West Yorkshire so unique, as well as showcasing the amazing richness and variety of our museum collections.

Castleford will look at the history and impact of Rugby League – the sport which was born in West Yorkshire.

Halifax will bring together some amazing art inspired by our county.

Huddersfield will explore the lives of women from the region up until 1918.

Leeds will showcase the stories and experiences of migrants to the city throughout history.

We hope you will enjoy exploring this kaleidoscopic tribute to our county.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaGift shopPicnic siteAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 17 May - Sun 22 Sep 2019 10:00 to 16:00
Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm - please note: we are closed on Mondays

Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 11am - 4pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27 December, New Years Day, Good Friday and Mondays except Bank Holidays.


Free entry



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Map reference: SE 151351  Lat: 53.81196 Long: -1.77215

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery is in the middle of Lister Park, one and a half miles from the City Centre on the A650 Manningham Lane. There is limited parking in Lister Park, accessible from North Park Road (off Oak Lane). Lister Park is served by many city centre bus services including 23, 25, 26, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 622, 647, 662, w5. Cartwright Hall is about ten minutes' uphill walk from Frizinghall railway station.

For help in planning your journey by public transport, please visit

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0.8 miles from Frizinghall Train station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access