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A Tale of 2 Estates is a multi-arts project which fuses Theatre, Rap & Classical music, and Film to deliver a unique storytelling experience. Written by Bradford artist Jae Depz, and produced by Rosie Freeman, the story follows two teenage friends from Bradford, from very different backgrounds in regards to class, race and culture. Both are exposed to situations that a lot of young people face such as drugs, exploitation and crime. Themes of neglect and grief also occur throughout the story as both young people navigate these issues to gain a better sense of their identity and heritage. For the R&D (Research and Development) stage of this project, a team of creatives which included Bradford rappers Kenzo Jae and Jack West as well as Kirsty Taylor (Cashy C's), came together over the course of 2 weeks to write and produce original music, film scenes, and act out scenarios taken from the story. The result was an epic performance at St Clements Church, Bradford, which showed 2 rappers acting as the main characters, performing live over a classical ensemble and acting out scripted scenes, as well as film being shown to pull the audience into each scenario. The sharing received a standing ovation and was met with positive feedback, with hopes for a full production to take place between 2023/2024.
Funded by Bradford Producing Hub, Bradford Council and Help Musicians

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Let's Debate: What principles guide your creative vision? 

A two-day sector-wide conversation exploring how we develop creativity and culture in the UK, commissioned by Arts Council England and produced by international arts commissioner Mediale

Where: Kala Sangam, Bradford
When: 13-14 March 2023 

Themed by ACE's four Let's Create Investment Principles, guests will have the opportunity to talk openly and collaboratively with each other about how these principles are guiding and being applied by individuals and organisations. 

Inspiring co-curators will help bring roundtable discussions and networking activities to life: 

There will also be an evening programme in partnership with some of Bradford's most exciting live performance and exhibition spaces.

Let's Debate is free to attend, and booking is essential. To receive updates on the programme and learn first about when tickets go live, register your interest now. 

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National Science and Media Museum to be transformed ahead of City of Culture 2025 The National Science and Media Museum is about to undergo a radical and ‘once-in-a-generation’ transformation ready to inspire millions of visitors to Bradford City of Culture in 2025. Huge changes will be delivered by December 2024, through a £6 million capital project called ‘Sound and Vision’, including two new galleries, a new passenger lift and improvements to the main entrance. To facilitate these works, the National Science and Media Museum has announced a period of temporary closure from June 2023 to summer 2024. Pictureville Cinema will remain open throughout.

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Maurice Bloomfield’s Industrial Sublime exhibition comes to Bradford An exhibition of Maurice Broomfield's dramatic photographs capturing factories and their workers in an era of rapid transition, is coming to Bradford. The exhibition of stunning photographs depicting the remnants of the industrial revolution alongside emerging technologies, has recently been on display at the V&A Museum of South Kensington and will go on display at Bradford Industrial Museum from 18 February until 3 September 2023. Maurice Broomfield (1916 – 2010) made some of the most spectacular photographs of industry in the 20th century. His work spans the rise of post-war industrial Britain in the 1950s to its slow decline into the early 1980s. From shipyards to papermills, and textiles production to car manufacture – he emphasised the dramatic, sublime and sometimes surreal qualities of factory work across the UK. When he left school in 1931 at the age of 15 he started work in the local Rolls-Royce factory as that’s what you did. Not long in to the job he saw a photo of a retiring employee being handed a gold watch and realised that this was a person who’d never had any control over his own life. Maurice decided he wanted something more from his life. For more information visit

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