Our Big Gig: Sunday 14th July

Jul

11

2013

To celebrate the official launch of our plans to redevelop the former Odeon building into a world class live music venue and a new home for the creative industries, we’re putting on a FREE outdoor concert on City Park. The concert will be part of Our Big Gig 2013, a nationwide series of events...

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Bradford Odeon: Past, Present, Future

Jul

11

2013

Three students from Huddersfield University made a five-part documentary about the Odeon for their final year project. They interviewed members of Bradford One, Bradford Live, campaigners, MPs, neighbouring projects, and consultants Shine and Locality. Video team: Rachael Yeardley – Producer Fiona...

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Bradford City Football Club

Mar

6

2013

HIGHLIGHTS OF BRADFORD CULTURE, NOMINATED BY HIDDEN BRADFORD During their spectacular run in the Capital One Cup to get the team to Wembley from the bottom tier of professional football, Bradford City Football Club became known as ‘giant killers’, beating teams put together for millions...

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Bradford Council’s progress report on the Odeon

Jan

26

2013

Below is the full progress report from the Council, which outlines what was decided in the public meeting in October last year, and what has happened since, including timescales for the future. Report of the Director of Regeneration and Culture to the meeting of the Regeneration and Economy Overview...

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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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