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Get involved in our new Bradford photography project!

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We are excited to announce a new Bradford photography project, devised by our members Rob and Ben. The project, inspired by this very special old photo book of Bradford ‘Bradford Old and New’, will take you on a journey around Bradford giving you the opportunity to update and replicate images of Bradford from the past.
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The project will be happening on Tuesday and led by Rob and Ben and other members of our Tuesday crew.
Meet them at Wur Bradford art space (stall in Kirkgate Market, opposite Home From Home Cafe) at 12pm every Tuesday  to then go and capture a contemporary image of a Bradford street from the book, like this one from Market Street.
This is an opportunity to get involved at the very beginning of an exciting new project  exploring Bradford past and present- who knows where it might take us!
All are welcome!
Got a question or want to know more about Wur Bradford? Email us wurbradford@gmail.com or drop us a message on our facebook page

What is Wur Bradford?

What is Wur Bradford?

Wur Bradford is a grassroots art and social space in a market stall in Kirkgate Market to explore how we can make our city and our world better through imagination and collective action. The project was started by artist  Jean McEwan  in Spring 2015 and now has expanded to be run by a small collective of Bradford artists who are interested in how art can change the world.

Wur Bradford is an open space for people to come and chat, get creative, share stories and ideas, and connect with others. Everyone is welcome to visit, get involved and suggest things that could happen. To get an idea of the space, some of the people who have been involved with us, and some of the activities we have done, you can watch a short video about Wur Bradford, made in late 2015 here or watch the slideshow below of that show some of our activities over the last 2 years.. we have done everything from creative  workshops  to bannermaking to art parties to self publishing fairs to helping to organise actions and vigils. We do things in our market stall space and in other spaces across Bradford. We work with lots of people, groups and organisations in Bradford, and have done activities for events with BrickboxBradford Refugee Week, WowBradford festival and many other others. We are always looking to connect with more people – so get in touch if you would like to work with us.

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We are delighted to be launching Power Up Creative Resistance, a new action research project documenting and creating artistic responses, opening up space to dialogue, re-think, and find alternative ways to go about changing our changing world whatever this means to us, from our point of view. The project, supported by CommUNIty Thinkspace group at  University of Bradford  and Joseph Rowntree Foundation, begins in March and will be running throughout 2017. If you would like to get involved with Power Up, drop us an email at powerupcreativeresistance@gmail.com

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We are regularly open on Tuesdays between 12-2pm and Thursdays between 12-3pm, and sometimes at other times  – check our blog for details. You can find our stall at the back of Kirkgate Market,

If you would like to get in touch we would love to hear from you – come visit us or email us wurbradford@gmail.com

Wur Bradford has been made possible by Two28, Bradford Markets and Bradford Council. Grateful thanks their support.

Responding to Regression – Time to tool up!

Responding to Regression – Time to tool up!

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Saturday 3rd December

12pm – 4pm
WUR Bradford, Kirkgate Market (Above Kirkgate Shopping Centre opposite Home From Home cafe)

In response to the Trumpifcation of America and Brexit we are in need of solidarity and skills to ensure and overcome the regression taking place cross the world.
Bradical collective  together with Wur Bradford would like you to come along to a day of solidarity and action.
We want you to share your thoughts, ideas and turn them in to action.
Share ideas of how to:
• Combat islamophobia
• How do we talk to people, friends and family who align themselves with proponents of hate.
• Responding to macro and micro aggressions in daily life
• Reporting hate crime
• Self-care – y’know, staying sane and avoid getting blue.
 
We will compile our ideas in to a collective zine which we hope to print on the day so you have copies to take away and share with others afterwards
 
There will be tea and floor cushions, accompanied by snacks, awesome snacks..’cos its winter and we need this!
 
All are warmly welcome, children too!

 

Triumph of Love: ‘The Big Make In’ creative workshop, Thursday 13th October

 

Thursday 13th October
Triumph of Love: The Big Make-In
12-3pm

At Wur Bradford artspace, Kirkgate Market (opposite Home From Home cafe)
Join artists Uzma Kazi, Chemaine Cooke and Jean McEwan in a massive love themed make-in session – to create lanterns, collages and decorations in readiness for Wur Bradford Triumph of Love installation at the Reflections event in Lister Park  on 15th  October, where we will be hosting a marquee inviting people to make overhead projector collages, and 3D light zines celebrating Bradford people places and stories.

All are welcome to come and join us at the workshop and at Reflections.

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Reflections is family event in Lister Park on Saturday, 15 October,  created by local artists , arts organisations, community groups and Bradford Council’s Cultural Services,involving
lantern making workshops, mask making and other workshops, performances, street theatre, live music and much more. It’s free and everyone is welcome!
The event starts at 12pm and we’ll be there from 4pm. The day will culminate in Lister’s Lantern Parade which starts at 6.45pm

More event information here
https://https://www.facebook.com/events/1779038989014038/

Wur Bradford Slideshow, Saturday 9th April

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We are having a short break over March as we plan for a new season of creative workshops and events starting in April. We are delighted to be keeping going, many thanks to our funders Two28 and Bradford Council and to the wonderful ongoing support we have from the lovely folk at Bradford Markets.

Our next event will be Wur Bradford Slideshow, organised by Wur regular Rob in collaboration with the Wur team. We did a slideshow event last October where we invited people to bring and project their photographic slides. We thought it would be great to do another similar event with a BRADFORD theme – so we are now inviting people  to bring along any photographic slides they may have of the city, past or present, to show and share as part of a crowdsourced  slideshow of the city.

If you have any slides you would like to show, all you need to do is bring them along on the day – the event will run from 12pm til 3pm.

We look forward to seeing you then!

If you would like to get in  touch with us before then, you can email us at Wurbradford@gmail.com.

Upcoming creative workshops

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We are delighted to announce a programme of creative workshops at Wur Bradford
for the coming months, supported by Bradford Council and Bradford Markets

All events are free, and suitable for all ages and abilities, so come down and get involved!

You can find us at
Wur Bradford art stall
opposite Home From Home cafe, near the Westgate entrance
Kirkgate Market
(above the shopping centre)

Kirkgate Market website here

Thursday 19th November
Postcards from Bradford 12-3pm
Create your own unique postcard using drawing, collage, photography or mixed media with your own message from or about Bradford

Saturday 21st November
Why DIY? Bradford mini self-publishing fair 12-3pm
Come along to our fun, inclusive event, to find out why people publish their own books, pamphlets, ‘zines (handmade magazines) , comics, music, find out how to do it yourself, and and get involved in a collaborative zine in a day!

Thursday 26th November
Make a concertina book 12-3pm
Learn how to make a simple book in a concertina format, with your own story, memories or messages, using collage, drawing, and printing techniques.

Saturday 28th November

A Birthday Party for Blake 12-3pm
An event celebrating the 258th birthday of Britain’s best loved art-poet-visionary-revolutionary William Blake, author of Jerusalem, and Dongs of Inoncence and Experience – with performances, readings ,creative activities, mini exhibition, a commemorative publication and ‘Dark Satanic Mills’ cake

Thursday 3rd December
Winter exchanges 12-3pm
Come along to a creative day about exchanges, exploring what giving and generosity means through sharing stories and creative activities

Saturday 5th December

Playing with spaces 9.30 – 12.30
Life is a stage.. come along to a creative session to make make sets and model boxes to find out how the spaces around us affect us.

Thursday 10th December:
Bradford midwinter ‘zine 12-3pm
Come and share your seasonal recipes, stories and memories for a special hand-made, self-published magazine celebrating the festive period. Everyone who contributes will receive a free copy!

Saturday 12th December

Digital photography 12-3pm
Bring your camera along and take part in activities aimed at helping you to think differently about your photography. Aimed at folk who never move off auto!

Thursday 17th December
Square Chapatti Club 12-2pm
Come along to share stories of personal change through creativity and dialogue in a friendly environment

Saturday 19th December
Bookbinding workshop 12-3pm
Learn how to make your own book with simple, easy to learn binding techniques.
Perfect for a Christmas gift

Thursday 7th January

Creative diary making session 12-3pm
With the new year upon us , come along and make a special personal development diary exploring new beginnings, goals, actions, hopes, fears for 2016

Thursday 14th January
Pinhole camera workshop 12-3pm
Learn how to make a pinhole camera with an everyday object and take and develop your own photograph in our temporary darkroom created especially for the event

Saturday 16th January
Secret messages and cryptography 12-3pm
Come along to write in invisible ink, make up codeword language, find out about simple encryption and decryption, make paper cup telephones, in a creative session exploring surveillance and spying.

If you have any questions , you can contact us at wurbradford@gmail.com

Let it Slide: a day of fun with photo projections

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A day of fun with photographic slides

  • Get creative with slides, projectors, scanners, viewers and transparencies
  • Take part in a potluck slideshow
  • Bring your own slides to show and share

12-3pm, drop at in any time

Wur Bradford art stall, Kirkgate Market, Bradford (the stall is at the back of the market, opposite Home From Home cafe)

FREE, ALL WELCOME, FAMILY FRIENDLY

This event is run by Wur Bradford users in collaboration with members of Bradford Darkroom Collective, and is kindly supported by our lovely friends at Impressions Gallery – find out more about them here http://www.impressions-gallery.com/
Find out more about slides here