Friday 15 April. 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


Venue Details

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)

Cartwright Hall

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

Impressions Gallery

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

Self-portrait Studio

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.

Northern Trains

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