DAYTRIPPERS ART TOURS
2.30 – 9pm. FRIDAY 15 APRIL 2011
Hop on the free Art Bus and discover another side to Bradford!
Look out for the striking retro orange and green Art Bus as it tours around Bradford’s galleries, museums, and creative places.
It’s an easy fun and free way to travel around the city and see lots of fantastic exhibitions – and don’t worry if you haven’t been to a gallery before, friendly staff will meet and greet you.
The vintage Art Bus, courtesy of Keighley Bus Museum has a simple route, five bus stops and a welcoming conductor to keep you entertained and informed along the way.
You can do as little or as much as you like. Whether you’re hopping on for one stop or staying for the whole tour, enjoy a leisurely trip around Bradford looking at eye catching, interesting exhibitions, and enjoying free tours and creative activities.
The final tour, departs from the National Media Museum at 5.30pm and goes to South Square in Thornton and then off to the Bronte Parsonage in Haworth for the opening night of their new show. You could then pop into one of the lovely local pubs before making your way back to Bradford. (Timetables for local buses and trains below).
Daytrippers Art tours. Friday 15 April 2011. Timetable
Media Museum depart 1430 1530 1630
University (Richmond Building) 1438 1538 1638
Cathedral/KalaSangam (Church Bank) 1445 1545 1645
Cartwright Hall (North Park Rd) 1505 1605 1705
Centenary Square (Godwin St) 1517 1617 1720
Media Museum arrive 1520 1620 1723
Media Museum depart 1730
University (opposite Richmond Building) 1733
Thornton (South Square) arrive 1800
Thornton (South Square) depart 1830
Haworth (Bronte Parsonage) 1915
National Media Museum (Forecourt) Stop. 1430, 1530, 1630, 17.30 (pickup only)
The Lives of Great Photographers. Gallery One, 14 April – 4 September 2011
The Lives of Great Photographers is a compelling new exhibition drawn exclusively from the Museum’s extensive and diverse Photography Collection, including works from The Royal Photographic Society Collection and the Daily Herald Archive. Together this exhibition presents a selection of photographs by some of the greatest photographers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
David Spero: Churches. Gallery Two, 14 April – 4 September 2011
David Spero presents a selection of photographs from his series Churches. Taken in London between 2001 and 2006 the photographs document buildings that feature none of the usual monumental architecture of the traditional church with its overt symbolism of status and power. Temporary, semi-permanent and often un-consecrated, the churches are where we would least expect to find them, located in industrial estates, shopping parades, houses, cinemas, above pubs and commercial properties they reveal a contingent architecture of buildings that were never designed to be places of worship.
University (Richmond Building) Stop. 1438, 1538, 1638, 1733 (pickup only)
Gallery II, University of Bradford
Robert Hope | Wonderland
Robert Hope makes work that mixes structure and styles and handwriting to create scenes of half-remembered and half-imagined places and events. The results are an engaging series of magical, humorous, sad and quirky worlds, partially identifiable and partially mediated through a childlike fiction and borrowing from youth culture and autobiographical and art historicy connections.
Cathedral / KalaSangam (Church Bank) Stop. 1445, 1545, 1645
Bradford Cathedral | Illumination
The Illumination Exhibition tells the story of the King James Bible in its historical context and explains the importance of the text today. You can view a 1616 copy, recently discovered in the Cathedral plus a 1605 copy of the Geneva Bible, as well as take in the magnificent medieval architecture of the Cathedral, including very early examples of William Morris Stained Glass.
Kala Sangam | Dance Interpretation
The adjoining St Peters House is the home of acclaimed South East Asian Arts Group, Kala Sangam, who will offer a dance Iinterpretation of everyone’s favourite King James Bible Psalm – Psalm 23 “The Lords my Shepherd”, as well as the chance to sample drinks & light refreshments in Daisies Café, which opens to the public this afternoon to coincide with the Daytrippers events.
Cartwright Hall (North Park Rd) Stop. 1505, 1605, 1705 (pickup only)
Childhood 19 February – 31 July 2011
This exhibition is a celebration of childhood from the Victorian era (1837 – 1901) and features paintings, toys and clothing from the permanent collections held by Bradford Museums and Galleries.
Bradford Open 12 March – 5 June 2011
The Bradford Open is an unrivalled showcase for the district’s artistic talent. Artists and craftspersons (16 or over) who live or work in the Bradford district have submitted up to three works to a selection panel, who will award prizes to the very best.
Centenary Square (Godwin St) Stop. 1517, 1617, 1720
LOVE ME | Zed Nelson. 04th Mar – 29th May 2011
Award-winning photographer Zed Nelson reflects on the cultural and commercial forces that drive a global obsession with youth and beauty.
Bradford 1 Gallery
David Hockney | Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm. 10 Dec 2010 – 15 May 2011
This exhibition, from the fine art collection of Bradford Museums and Galleries, displays the full series of thirty-nine etchings Hockney produced in 1969 to illustrate six tales from the Brothers Grimm
Popup Art Space
Young Bradford Artists, Lisa Naylor and Rebecca Croft
Thornton (South Square) Stop. arr 1800, dep1830
South Square Gallery, Thornton
Conrad Atkinson | Dreams of Permanence, Hopes of Transience. 02 April – 22 May 2011
Thornton, the birthplace of the Brontë siblings, provides a fertile setting to revisit a past installation (For Emily, 1992) and unveil new drawings by internationally renowned artist Conrad Atkinson.
Haworth (Bronte Parsonage) Stop. arr 1915**
Bronte Parsonage Museum
Catherine Bertola | To be forever known. 15 April – 08 July 2011
A new sound installation – this evening is the opening night so a chance to meet the artist. (Opening is 7-9pm)
** People travelling to Haworth for the opening night will need to make their own way back (see timetable below for details)
Public Transport details from Haworth
Transdev Keighley & District buses 665 663 665 663 665
Haworth Old Hall Hotel 2010 2040 2110 2140 2210
Keighley Bus Station 2030 2100 2130 2200 2230
Bus 663 departs from outside Haworth Old Hall Hotel.
Bus 665 departs from the shelter across the road from Haworth Old Hall, at Haworth Park Top.
Transdev Keighley & District buses 662 697 662 662 697 662 662
Keighley Bus Station 2055 2100 2125 2155 2200 2225 2255
Bradford Interchange 2138 2151 2208 2238 2251 2308 2338
Evening Buses from Haworth often arrive at Keighley Bus Station up to 5 mins earlier than the time advertised; in which case, it may be possible to catch a slightly earlier bus to Bradford.
Keighley Railway Station 2052 2107 2131 2207 2231
Bradford Forster Square Station 2112 2129 2157 2231 2257
Allow 7-8mins to walk from Keighley Bus Station to Keighley Railway Station.
For any queries, contact Gallery II on 01274 233365 from 8 April. Gallery open mon – fri, 11am – 5pm. Lines close on the day at 5.30pm