Sequenced show will run for a month

Bradford College cranes will form part of a light show

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A projection at the £35 million Bradford College development is set to light up the city centre’s night sky from later this month.

The spectacular sequenced light show will be visible from three miles away from the new- build scheme and will be accompanied by an audio soundtrack.

The visual entertainment at the site will run from 5pm each night from Thursday, November 22, to Thursday, December 20.

The patterns and colours will be generated from the base of two tower cranes and projected upwards vertically as far as 39 metres. A seasonal goodwill message will be projected onto the gable end of the existing Kent building.

The initiative was dreamed up by BAM Construction who are re-developing the £35 million Great Horton Road campus for the college, together with West Yorkshire-based entertainment technical specialists Stage Management Company.

Peter Hargreaves, Stage Management Company’s head of production, said: “We are delighted to have created a fun twist on what is currently a building site and bring some glamour to central Bradford, creating something for the whole city to enjoy at Christmas time.”

The light show will be created through computerised lighting control software.

Dominic Makohin, senior project surveyor for BAM, said: “For BAM, a construction project is much more than just a building, it is a chance to do a range of other things for an area too.

“That means trying to bring local benefits for the economy and for the community.”

The new build Bradford College is due to complete in summer 2014.

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11:33am Thu 15 Nov 12

Joedavid says...

£35m all that for little more than the cost of City Park.!
£35m all that for little more than the cost of City Park.! Joedavid
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11:53am Thu 15 Nov 12

Yorkshire Lass says...

Waste of money again! Pensioners and the poor will not be able to have their heating on this winter and no doubt the hyothermia figures will be even higher. But, hey ho, it would appear that austerity does not apply to Bradford on the important things in life for the old, disabled and vulnerable. Also we are almost the highest place in the country for unemployment. Can think of such a lot of other things that such a large amount of money could be spent on.
Waste of money again! Pensioners and the poor will not be able to have their heating on this winter and no doubt the hyothermia figures will be even higher. But, hey ho, it would appear that austerity does not apply to Bradford on the important things in life for the old, disabled and vulnerable. Also we are almost the highest place in the country for unemployment. Can think of such a lot of other things that such a large amount of money could be spent on. Yorkshire Lass
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11:56am Thu 15 Nov 12

Another Landless Peasant says...

The £35 million isn't the cost of the light show, it's the cost of the entire building project!
The £35 million isn't the cost of the light show, it's the cost of the entire building project! Another Landless Peasant
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12:03pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Yorkshire Lass says...

Another Landless Peasant wrote:
The £35 million isn't the cost of the light show, it's the cost of the entire building project!
£35m for an education project when lots of money is being found to extend and rebuild most of the schools around Bradford is not to be taken lightly. There are other needs in this city which need funding but are obviously low on the priority list.
[quote][p][bold]Another Landless Peasant[/bold] wrote: The £35 million isn't the cost of the light show, it's the cost of the entire building project![/p][/quote]£35m for an education project when lots of money is being found to extend and rebuild most of the schools around Bradford is not to be taken lightly. There are other needs in this city which need funding but are obviously low on the priority list. Yorkshire Lass
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12:45pm Thu 15 Nov 12

pweibj67 says...

there will always be needs ... and there always will be somebody worse off than you!

regardless we cannot stop education .. and that is such a narrow minded view!

shame Yorkshirelass was not around to tell Louis Pasteur or Alexander Fleming they shouldn't concentrate on their education! I wont go through the entire list of all the positive things that education has given Bradford and the world!

Don't get me wrong the old need to be looked after etc etc ..

but really to criticise a educational programme ... think the expression is "facepalm"
there will always be needs ... and there always will be somebody worse off than you! regardless we cannot stop education .. and that is such a narrow minded view! shame Yorkshirelass was not around to tell Louis Pasteur or Alexander Fleming they shouldn't concentrate on their education! I wont go through the entire list of all the positive things that education has given Bradford and the world! Don't get me wrong the old need to be looked after etc etc .. but really to criticise a educational programme ... think the expression is "facepalm" pweibj67
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12:53pm Thu 15 Nov 12

pweibj67 says...

oh and ps .. the 35million will also and has also created jobs .. both skilled and none skilled on the project and the surrounding area!

of course a factor of the high unemployment in the area is also down to the perceived "dumbed down area" where companies would rather take their business else where .. where education is on their doorstep.

Im a socialist but regardless of anything and everything thats wrong with this country .. its still beyond me how anybody can criticize education!!
oh and ps .. the 35million will also and has also created jobs .. both skilled and none skilled on the project and the surrounding area! of course a factor of the high unemployment in the area is also down to the perceived "dumbed down area" where companies would rather take their business else where .. where education is on their doorstep. Im a socialist but regardless of anything and everything thats wrong with this country .. its still beyond me how anybody can criticize education!! pweibj67
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1:23pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Albion. says...

pweibj67 wrote:
oh and ps .. the 35million will also and has also created jobs .. both skilled and none skilled on the project and the surrounding area!

of course a factor of the high unemployment in the area is also down to the perceived "dumbed down area" where companies would rather take their business else where .. where education is on their doorstep.

Im a socialist but regardless of anything and everything thats wrong with this country .. its still beyond me how anybody can criticize education!!
I don't think that anyone HAS criticized education, just this particular upgrade.
Personally I don't know enough about the situation leading up to and decision to actually go ahead with this development, to make a comment for or against.
Having seen the poor standards of many school leavers though, I could quite easily criticize an educational system which has in many cases failed to do an adequate job.
[quote][p][bold]pweibj67[/bold] wrote: oh and ps .. the 35million will also and has also created jobs .. both skilled and none skilled on the project and the surrounding area! of course a factor of the high unemployment in the area is also down to the perceived "dumbed down area" where companies would rather take their business else where .. where education is on their doorstep. Im a socialist but regardless of anything and everything thats wrong with this country .. its still beyond me how anybody can criticize education!![/p][/quote]I don't think that anyone HAS criticized education, just this particular upgrade. Personally I don't know enough about the situation leading up to and decision to actually go ahead with this development, to make a comment for or against. Having seen the poor standards of many school leavers though, I could quite easily criticize an educational system which has in many cases failed to do an adequate job. Albion.
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3:59pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Joedavid says...

Another Landless Peasant wrote:
The £35 million isn't the cost of the light show, it's the cost of the entire building project!
Yes I know that that is I wonder how you get so much for £35m and so little for £30+ in a City park.
[quote][p][bold]Another Landless Peasant[/bold] wrote: The £35 million isn't the cost of the light show, it's the cost of the entire building project![/p][/quote]Yes I know that that is I wonder how you get so much for £35m and so little for £30+ in a City park. Joedavid
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4:05pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Yorkshire Lass says...

pweibj67 wrote:
there will always be needs ... and there always will be somebody worse off than you!

regardless we cannot stop education .. and that is such a narrow minded view!

shame Yorkshirelass was not around to tell Louis Pasteur or Alexander Fleming they shouldn't concentrate on their education! I wont go through the entire list of all the positive things that education has given Bradford and the world!

Don't get me wrong the old need to be looked after etc etc ..

but really to criticise a educational programme ... think the expression is "facepalm"
There is education and an overpowering need for more and more school places. I appreciate that education is an important part of one's life and do no knock it. However there does become a "cut off" point as to how much one Council can offer and there in never ever a plan B. The present system is unsustainable and therefore better planning is needed. One day, the children who are being educated now will grow up, that is when they need their own properties, roads, and everything else. So my view is not narrow minded at all but forward thinking. Incidentally the old people you talk about have already paid their taxes into the system and years ago there wasn't much unemployment about in this City. Now look what's happening so the word "facepalm" is inapproprate to my comments.
[quote][p][bold]pweibj67[/bold] wrote: there will always be needs ... and there always will be somebody worse off than you! regardless we cannot stop education .. and that is such a narrow minded view! shame Yorkshirelass was not around to tell Louis Pasteur or Alexander Fleming they shouldn't concentrate on their education! I wont go through the entire list of all the positive things that education has given Bradford and the world! Don't get me wrong the old need to be looked after etc etc .. but really to criticise a educational programme ... think the expression is "facepalm"[/p][/quote]There is education and an overpowering need for more and more school places. I appreciate that education is an important part of one's life and do no knock it. However there does become a "cut off" point as to how much one Council can offer and there in never ever a plan B. The present system is unsustainable and therefore better planning is needed. One day, the children who are being educated now will grow up, that is when they need their own properties, roads, and everything else. So my view is not narrow minded at all but forward thinking. Incidentally the old people you talk about have already paid their taxes into the system and years ago there wasn't much unemployment about in this City. Now look what's happening so the word "facepalm" is inapproprate to my comments. Yorkshire Lass
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7:54pm Thu 15 Nov 12

scanipoos says...

Yorkshire Lass wrote:
Waste of money again! Pensioners and the poor will not be able to have their heating on this winter and no doubt the hyothermia figures will be even higher. But, hey ho, it would appear that austerity does not apply to Bradford on the important things in life for the old, disabled and vulnerable. Also we are almost the highest place in the country for unemployment. Can think of such a lot of other things that such a large amount of money could be spent on.
I AGREE
[quote][p][bold]Yorkshire Lass[/bold] wrote: Waste of money again! Pensioners and the poor will not be able to have their heating on this winter and no doubt the hyothermia figures will be even higher. But, hey ho, it would appear that austerity does not apply to Bradford on the important things in life for the old, disabled and vulnerable. Also we are almost the highest place in the country for unemployment. Can think of such a lot of other things that such a large amount of money could be spent on.[/p][/quote]I AGREE scanipoos
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