Bradford’s National Museum Network
5-7pm, 27th January 2020
Impressions Gallery
Book your free place

Join us at Impressions Gallery on Monday 27th January between 5-7pm for an open ideas exchange between people from across Bradford and National Science and Media Museum staff.

Coming out of Above the Noise: 15 Stories From Bradford exhibtion, we’re creating an ongoing forum which connects National Science and Media Museum staff with people, groups and orgainisations across Bradford.

The event will kick off with a series of very short 3 minute lightening talks as a way of exchanging ideas, activities and seeking new collaborators. The talks will be followed by lots of chance to informally chat and meet new people.


Jen Sobol, Learning and New Focus Manager at Impressions Gallery will talk about their ongoing work with young people.

Zahra Niazi, from the Strong Communities Together team at Bradford Council will introduce the Intercultural Cities Network .

Sajidah Shabir will speak about what’s coming up for Speakers’ Corner.

France-Leigh Hadrysiak and Mark Dobson will introduce The LEAP, Bradford’s ACE Creative People and Places project).

Kathryn Penny, Head of Screen Operation at the National Science and Media Museum, will highlight the Yorkshire Games Festival 2020 and opportunties for collabroation for 2021.

Stephen Goodfellow who volunteers withn the museum will share the museum’s current work on object handling.

Past events:

Heritage Show + Tell Bradford edition

13th November, 5-7pm
National Science and Media Museum, Bradford

Family Trees and Family Photographs
26th November, 14.00-16.00 and 17.30 – 19.30
27th November, 14.00-16.00 and 17.30 – 19.30
Location: National Science and Media Museum, Insight (lower ground floor)
Book your free tickets for either drop-in slot via Eventbrite.

Upcoming events:


Tell us your favourite Bradford spaces (a drop-in event with pancakes!)

When: 17.00–19.00, Tuesday 5 March 2019
Where: Bread + Roses, 14 North Parade, Bradford BD1 3HT

We want to know about your favourite meeting and socialising spaces in Bradford—past and present. Do you have a favourite place to meet friends for a catch-up? Or somewhere that always seems to inspire the best conversations and ideas?

Join Bradford-based artist Andy Abbott for this free drop-in event. You’ll find out more about Above the Noise, add your favourite space to an installation and map, chat to other visitors and test a ‘design a common space’ game. As it’s Pancake Day, fresh crepes will also be available—the first 20 contributors get a free crepe of their choice!

Your responses will become part of Above the Noise—we’ll include them in our Bradford Common Space display, inspiring visitors to explore Bradford and think about where people can meet, socialise and collaborate in the city.

Bread + Roses is a cooperative café and workspace at 14 North Parade, Bradford BD1 3HT. The venue is an 11-minute walk from the museum and is close to Bradford Forster Square railway station.

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