Bradford Stories: No Hands

Dec

20

2012

Highlights of Bradford culture, nominated by Hidden Bradford For the latest in our series of Bradford Stories, musician and promoter Ben Holden talks about the route he took from playing in internationally acclaimed Bradford bands like This Et Al and Dolphins, via promoting big city centre gigs, to...

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Bradford Stories: Artworks Creative Communities

Dec

19

2012

Highlights of Bradford culture, nominated by Hidden Bradford For the latest in our series of Bradford Stories, Vicki Egan of Artworks Creative Communities and the Delius Arts and Cultural Centre introduces us to these projects,  gives us an insight into how they are helping the community in which they...

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Live Music: the Beating Heart of Bradford Odeon

Dec

12

2012

From the very beginning of our Bradford One journey it has been a shared and clear vision that at the heart of a refurbished Odeon there must be a large live music venue. The Odeon began life as a music venue which hosted bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, before eventually becoming a dedicated...

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What is Bradford short of?

Dec

9

2012

Over on Facebook, longstanding Odeon campaigner Beryl Robinson started a thread in the Save Our Odeon group asking what Bradford is short of which could be incorporated into the Odeon. Suggestions came from things that people thought were completely absent, or things that were present in small numbers...

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Bradford Stories: Heaton Connected

Dec

9

2012

Highlights of Bradford culture, nominated by Hidden Bradford The next part of our series on Bradford Stories is written by Cllr Mohammad Shabbir, the highly respected Councillor for Heaton. Here he explains a little about Heaton and introduces us to some of the amazing community projects happening...

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Why Asset Transfer and Community Ownership?

Dec

8

2012

The route suggested by Bradford One is that of a community asset transfer, where the building is transferred into community ownership and ‘asset locked’ so that it will always be owned by the public and must always be used for the purpose they have chosen for it. The project would be funded...

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Case Study: Unity Hall, Wakefield

Dec

7

2012

Unity Hall in Wakefield is another example of a Community Benefit Society in the Yorkshire region that is pursuing the same route as Bradford One to bring an historic venue back into use and community ownership. Their plans are very much advanced and with the help of Shine Business Centre in Leeds,...

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Bradford’s Community Stars 2012

Dec

5

2012

Celebrating the achievements of those who have gone the extra mile to support their communities in Bradford, we at Bradford One are very proud of all those who received the recognition they deserve at this years Community Stars Awards. The Telegraph and Argus reported back from this years awards and...

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Bradford Stories: The 1 in 12 Club

Dec

3

2012

Highlights of Bradford culture, nominated by Hidden Bradford The 1in12 Club in central Bradford is a member owned and run Social Centre that was founded in 1981. It is a successful example of a community-led entertainment and cultural venue that has stood the test of time for over 30 years. It has achieved...

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Case Study: FC United of Manchester

Dec

2

2012

Bradford One is forming as a type of company called a Community Benefit Society. This is a special type of co-operative where the profits derived from the company are not distributed to its members, but to the community as a whole. A recent famous example of this kind of company enjoying great success...

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