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How David Hockney helped Bradford bounce back with campaign artwork

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Hockney at work on A Bounce For Bradford in 1987.

5:37pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

DAVID Hockney's A Bounce for Bradford picture, published by the T&A in March, 1987, was designed specifically in support of the Bradford's Bouncing Back campaign, which bounced along from November 1986 to September 1988.

World War Two diary: 'We were let down in the desert and then forced to surrender'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A Second World War Red Cross parcel

5:35pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

EXCERPTS of the Second World War diary of Bradford soldier George Castel, who served in North Africa with the Royal Army Service Corps until captured in 1942, have been sent to the T&A by his grandson Mark Townsend.

Chance to perform with pros in ballet

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Professional principals and young dancers from the cast of the English Youth Ballet production of Coppelia

7:00am Sunday 1st March 2015

FRIDAY the 13th next month could be lucky for some young aspiring ballet dancers in Bradford.

A Swingin’ Affair full of classic duets

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: RETURN: Claire Martin, first lady of British jazz, sings with the BBC Big Band in Middlesbrough

1:30pm Friday 27th February 2015

JAZZ singer Claire Martin will join forces with saxophonist and singer Ray Gelato in a A Swingin’ Affair, coming to two West Yorkshire venues next month.

Top choir set to host workshop

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

1:20pm Friday 27th February 2015

TOMORROW, Bradford Festival Choral Society is holding a ‘come and sing’ workshop.

Duo set to sing of love and loss

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Top folk line-up – Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker

6:00am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

DOUBLE BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker will perform songs of love and loss to Saltaire’s Caroline Street Club on March 29.

Brilliant Miller play brings ‘50s New York back to life

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:30pm Friday 27th February 2015

THE Touring Consortium Theatre Company’s new production of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge, produced to mark the centenary of the playwright’s birth, comes to The Alhambra Theatre next month.

Television revival of classic play is set to be as thrilling as in 1945

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:34pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

NO-ONE should be surprised that An Inspector Calls, written by J B Priestley in 1945, is being revived by the BBC 70 years later.

Stars of screen come out to celebrate city despite the weather

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:28pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

BOLLYWOOD film stars don’t fade away, they come back to Bradford.

Images from world famous Royal Photographic Society to be shown in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Drawn in Light includes Afghan Girl, at Nasir Bagh refugee camp near Peshawar, Pakistan, 1984, by Steve McCurry

5:03am Wednesday 25th February 2015

HIGHLIGHTS of the renowned 200-year-old archive of the Royal Photographic Society will be displayed at the National Media Museum from next month.

Lauded poet to give reading at monthly event

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Poet Pat Borthwick

6:44pm Friday 20th February 2015

MONDAY night's guest poet at the monthly poetry reading at the New Beehive Inn, Westgate, is Lincolnshire-born Pat Borthwick.

Musicians set to bring political message to the stage

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford duo Waiting for Wednesday in full flow.

6:20pm Friday 20th February 2015

INNOVATIVE folk duo Waiting for Wednesday are headlining a special West Yorkshire music event next month in aid of political reform.

Saltaire is filming location for TV adaptation of An Inspector Calls

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford playwright and author J B Priestley

6:02pm Thursday 19th February 2015

OUTDOOR shots for a new television adaptation of J B Priestley's stage drama An Inspector Calls will be filmed in Saltaire next month.

A rethink on homes in Bradford is urgent as budget cuts loom

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A rethink on homes in Bradford is urgent as budget cuts loom

11:29am Thursday 19th February 2015

CONCERN has been aired recently in the T&A about the proliferation of applications to build cheap flats or conversions in the city centre. This has been going on since the 1990s in the wake of the vast amount of new flat accommodation built in Leeds.

New David Hockney pieces on show at new Salts Mill exhibition

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Lucian Manville, three, admires The Arrival of Spring exhibition at Salts Mill

1:00pm Thursday 19th February 2015

SPRING has arrived early in Saltaire with an exhibition of 33 pictures by David Hockney entitled The Arrival of Spring.

Daring raid stunt inspired iconic James Bond moment in Goldfinger

3:18pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

THE opening sequence of the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger show OO7 (Sean Connery coming out of the sea in a wet suit (decoy seagull on his head). He blows up a heroin factory and then, mission accomplished, strips off his wet suit to reveal a white dinner jacket complete with red carnation buttonhole.

Grandson gets his hands on history with driving licence

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mick Cunningham with his grandfather's driving licence

3:15pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

MICK Cunningham from Brighouse came across a fragment of his family's past which he thought might be of historical curiosity - his grandfather's driving licence, issued by Bradford Corporation in 1927.

Imax cinema to go digital with near £800,000 investment at National Media Museum

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jo Quinton-Tulloch, director of the National Media Museum

5:32pm Monday 16th February 2015

SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film and the new Star Wars film The Force Awakens, are likely to be shown in the National Media Museum's big screen IMAX cinema this year after the completion of improvements costing nearly £800,000.

Varying fortunes for brothers in arms as First World War rages

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

1:00pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

IN our occasional series about serving soldiers in World War 1, here Tricia Platts, secretary of Bradford's World War 1 Group, looks at the Dean brothers from Ilkley and the strange case of the Steinthal brothers.

New bishop tells why he is going on the road

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Horses for courses: Bishop Toby Howarth down on the farm in Menston.

12:54pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

AS you may have read, Bradford's new Area Bishop is spending five weeks living in different parts of the region as part of an innovative programme of visits to get to know his area better.

RSC searching for new amateur talent

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

8:00am Saturday 7th February 2015

THE Royal Shakespeare Company wants to cast six local amateur actors in a touring production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which comes to the Alhambra in April 2016.

Houdini’s water plunge to be recreated in Bradford by illusionist

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Illusionist Jamie Allan

7:00pm Friday 30th January 2015

ONE of the most dangerous magical illusions ever seen on stage is to be performed in Bradford by a star of the hit TV show Get Your Act Together. Jamie Allan will perform his death-defying version of Harry Houdini’s lethal but rarely seen water tank routine on stage at St George’s Hall next month.

Jackson’s double gives hits another life with tribute show

6:22pm Friday 30th January 2015

MICHAEL Jackson impersonator Navi returns to Bradford next month with his tribute show to the man whose footsteps he has dedicatedly followed since 1992.

Promising a party to remember at Smokie celebration

5:44pm Friday 30th January 2015

SMOKIE'S back at St George's Hall. The Bradford band, still rocking all over the world, will be celebrating the life and music of the late Alan Barton, who fronted both Smokie and Black Lace.

Science and magic of ‘seeing is believing’ at Media Museum evening

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Is it a bird or an illusion?

5:42pm Friday 30th January 2015

CAN you always believe what you see? The science and art of visual deception is the theme of the National Media Museum’s next Lates event, inspired by the ground-breaking exhibition Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger than Fiction.

Love story filmed in Bradford district is fraught with bleak realism

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sameena Jabeen Ahmed

5:39pm Friday 30th January 2015

FEATURE films highlighting problems among British Pakistani families in the UK have been around for some time. Think of My Beautiful Launderette, East is East, My Son the Fanatic and Four Lions.

How funding cuts are putting future of Bradford's cultural festivals in jeopardy

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: RL rachel feldberg ilkley literature festival (17105930)

5:20pm Thursday 29th January 2015

THE future of cultural festivals in the Bradford Metropolitan District may be in doubt as Bradford Council considers axing the entire cultural festivals budget of £48,000. A decision is expected towards the end of February.

Memories of school days at St Edmund Campion Secondary

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An aerial shot of Edmund Campion School as it was.

1:23pm Monday 26th January 2015

JOHN Taylor's recollections of Park Hill Drive, Allerton and some of the people who lived in the neighbourhood, prompted regular T&A correspondent and Bradford bus driver John Murphy to take a walk down memory lane to his own school days.

Happy childhood memories of a 1980s neighbourhood

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A young John Taylor on the doorstep of his Allerton home in Park Hill Drive in the summer of 1985.

5:11pm Friday 23rd January 2015

THE purpose of this column is not the chronicling of ancient history but reminiscences from the recent past not yet beyond the reach of memory.

Lurid crime thriller is weighed down with detail

5:08pm Friday 23rd January 2015

Killing for Christmas by DA Barker, £8.55

How new law could threaten your right to know the truth

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: test

4:28pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

MAJOR acts of terrorism or homicide are usually followed by the governing authorities calling for a crack down or a stepping up of surveillance, in other words snooping.

Festival celebrates the best of the silver screen

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

10:42am Friday 16th January 2015

ILKLEY Film Festival opens next month with Oscar contender The Theory of Everything and closes with a screening of Cannes Film Festival winner, The Tribe.

The day Rick rocked and raised the roof at Bradford Cathedral

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Lee Wilkinson (15626886)

5:19pm Monday 12th January 2015

NEXT month keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman returns to Bradford with his one-man show. He'll be telling stories about his career that has included musical collaborations with David Bowie, Cat Stevens and Elton John, as well as worldwide tours with YES and his own band The English Rock Ensemble, punctuated by displays of dazzling virtuosity on the piano.

The hunt for a new Bradford Council head starts again

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Councillor Dave Green.

9:57am Monday 12th January 2015

TOP civil service chief Sir Bob Kerslake acted as an adviser to Bradford Council in its recent quest to appoint a chief executive to replace Tony Reeves, who last year left public service for the private sector.

Little Red Riding Hood set to deliver pantomime fun for Yeadon Charities group

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Charlotte Thornton, as Red Riding Hood, taken at an event at Yeadon Library when children were read the story of Red Riding Hood by Charlotte.

3:48pm Friday 9th January 2015

CAST and crew at Yeadon Charities Association are putting the finishing touches and sparkle on their production of Red Riding Hood, ready for their first audiences on Friday, January 16.

Alabama 3 freshen up for their new album and tour

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (15702461)

3:46pm Friday 9th January 2015

BE prepared: The Alabama 3 are on their way to this district, to Ilkley to be exact.

100-strong choir appeals for more members

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: SINGER SEARCH: Bradford Festival Choral Society

3:44pm Friday 9th January 2015

DO you fancy singing in Bradford festival Choral Society? No previous experience is necessary, but if you think you would enjoy the buzz of singing with 100 people then just turn up at St Peter’s Church, Moorhead Lane. Saltaire at 7.30pm on Wednesday January 14.

Artist Barry’s latest exhibition set to go on show at library

3:41pm Friday 9th January 2015

BRADFORD painter Barry Langroyd Hanson has been showing his pictures in various local venues for years.

Supernatural thrills with big rock anthems in Vampires Rock musical

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Vampires Rock

3:37pm Friday 9th January 2015

LONG before the world became obsessed with the likes of Twilight and True Blood, hit musical, Vampires Rock, paved the way for all things supernatural.

Sandi Toksvig Q&A: The clue is in the title as panel show is back

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sandi Toksvig

3:35pm Friday 9th January 2015

TONIGHT St George's Hall will be heaving - with laughter - as the panel members of I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue embark on a number of silly tasks which will hopefully include Mornington Crescent, arguably the most inexplicable game on BBC radio.

Silent movie viewing goes back in time at cathedral

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Cathedral Organist Jonathan Eyre will be playing along to an improvisation concert of the Wizard Of Oz.

3:32pm Friday 9th January 2015

A new season of silent films at Bradford Cathedral – with live organ improvisation by Jonathan Eyre – starts next Friday with the Wizard of Oz.. This is not the one starring Judy Garland

The day I met Bob Dylan: Another side of rock stars revealed with writer’s tales

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Karl Dallas, performing a benefit concert at the Bradford Playhouse.

10:12am Wednesday 7th January 2015

DURING the course of a long life in and around the popular music business, record producing and music journalism, Karl Dallas - 84 later this month - has accumulated a huge archive of interview cassettes, transcripts and other materials, featuring everyone from Bob Marley to Ewan McColl.

Grammar school priest lives on in books

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Father John O'Connor, in 1952, the year of his death.

10:28am Tuesday 6th January 2015

FATHER John O' Connor, who featured at the end of last week's article about Heckmondwike's Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, was in his eighties when he died in 1952.

Review of the Year: 2014 in Bradford and beyond

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The peloton rides up Main Street as stage two of the Tour de France passes through Haworth.

4:04pm Wednesday 31st December 2014

How the news unfolded in Bradford and around the world over the last 12 months

How new VAT rule could affect district's small businesses

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: How new VAT rule could affect district's small businesses

1:41pm Wednesday 31st December 2014

A NEW European Union VAT rule comes into effect from tomorrow and it's worrying thousands of micro-businesses in the UK.

Black sheep of the Bronte family is a victim – not the culprit

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Branwell Bronte's Tale by Chris Firth

1:52pm Monday 29th December 2014

Branwell Bronte's Tale, by Chris Firth, published by Electraglade Press at £8.99

100 years of church history is chronicled in parishioners' book

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The front cover of Holy Spirit Parish Heckmondwike - A Century of Change.

1:50pm Monday 29th December 2014

HOLY Spirit Parish, Heckmondwike - A Centenary of Change, is a handsomely illustrated, well-produced 140-page book, the culmination of four years' research by seven parishoners, chronicling the origins of the church in Bath Road from 1914 through to the present day.

Food bank hands out food worth £150,000 in one year in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Volunteers packing parcels at the Bradford Metropolitan Foodbank ahead of Christmas last year

5:02am Monday 29th December 2014

BRADFORD Metropolitan Food Bank has distributed food worth approximately £150,000 this year.

Can we give peace a chance in 2015?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A Palestinian boy sits next to the destroyed 15-story Basha Tower following early morning Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops Tuesday, collapsing the 15-story Basha

12:49pm Wednesday 24th December 2014

FIFTY years ago the idea was first proposed to create a department for peace studies at Bradford University. The year 1964 was also a time of tightening tension between Fidel Castro's Republic of Cuban and the United States.

Why there's no room at the inn to feed Bradford's needy this Christmas

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Eileen Armstrong with buckets used to help soak up the water at St Mary's Church

2:29pm Monday 22nd December 2014

ASK Keith Thomson and John Tempest what they'd like for Christmas and they might say, respectively: another building, and a piece of land in central Bradford.


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