‘What difference does media portrayal make to Bradford?’ Join us to discuss!

Thursday 11th July / Cubby Broccoli, National Science and Media Museum, Bradford

6pm: Registration & reception / 7pm: All seated / 8.30pm: Close

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You are invited to join BBC Yorkshire, The National Science and Media Museum and Bradford City of Film to reflect on two recent initiatives with a shared ambition to hand back media headlines to the communities in Bradford.

The ongoing #bbcwearebradford project began with a special week of BBC coverage from our city, giving the people who live here the opportunity to tell the stories that matter most to them.

The National Science and Media Museum’s project Above the Noise: 15 Stories from Bradford brought together stories from Bradford in a variety of forms—from words and photographs to sound installations and new artworks.

We’ll explore how these initiatives have sought to work collaboratively with people in Bradford to open up communication and establish areas of mutual interest and concern.

A panel discussion and contributions from the floor will explore the event’s opening question of ‘What difference does media portrayal make to Bradford?’ and ask why many people in Bradford are creating their own DIY media to define their own experiences of our city.

The panel will be chaired by Kersten England, Chief Executive of Bradford Council who will be joined by;

  • Naz Shah, Labour MP for Bradford West
  • Tim Smith, Acting Head of BBC Yorkshire
  • Jo Quinton-Tulloch, Director, National Science and Media Museum
  • Sabbiyah Pervez, Communities Reporter, BBC Look North

The panel will be followed by contributions from the floor.

This event is part of the Bradford’s National Museum research project which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Starting from Thursday 11th July, and throughout the summer a compilation of #bbcwearebradford films will be screened at 11.30am and 2pm on the Big Screen in Bradford City Park in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film.

Posted by:Helen Graham