Being Young in Bradford

Art Exhibition

Currently running until Thursday, 26 May 2022

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Drawing upon the experiences of six residents who grew up during the vibrant music scene of 1970s Bradford, the exhibition will celebrate the heritage of youth in the city and display a range of personal collection items relating to Punk, Bradford bands, Sound System DJs, Scooters and Northern Soul. The exhibition is a partnership between Bradford Museums & Galleries and Being Bradford - a group of working class mavericks that have organised themselves into a sort of artistic trade union and whose primary aim to see their authentic story told by themselves and featuring in the city of Bradford’s cultural narrative. During lockdown social media will be used to provide a sneak preview of the show and to invite Bradford Residents to post about their own experiences of being a teenager in the city, starting with those growing up in the 1970s and 80s. Contribute to the conversation using the hashtag #BYiB - we're @BradfordMuseums on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - find us there! Or share your memories by emailing:

Opening Notes:

Cartwright Hall is now open. Visit from 10am-4pm Wednesday-Friday and 11am-4pm Saturday & Sunday.

Price notes:

Free entry

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Venue Details

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Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
Lister Park
BD9 4N
01274 431212


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

Communication aids available:

Bradford Museums and Galleries are proud to announce the introduction of AppEar; a new system to help the visually impaired explore our collections. This year we have been working closely with RNIB and Bradford Talking Media to develop the use of the audio PenFriend devices, which are already widely used within the visually impaired community. Visitors can now borrow a PenFriend from our reception desk to hear visual descriptions of the surrounding displays. For more information on the introduction of the AppEar system please contact Kirsty Gaskin tel 01535 618231 email

Additional accessibility information:

Disabled parking and wheelchair access to rear of the building. Please ring bell and an attendant will assist. Access to all departments is by a lift. Accessible toilet. Baby changing unit. For further Cartwright Hall disabled access information visit DisabledGo

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