BRADFORD'S City Hall was transformed into a riot of colour this evening using cutting-edge 3D projection.

The building was lit up in preparation for the Illuminate Bradford festival which starts tomorrow.

The event, staged by Bradford Council, will feature three days of spectacular outdoor entertainment, which will include dancers and acrobats performing in the streets, multimedia shows and interactive light installations.

As part of the event, City Hall will transform into a massive canvas for a spectacular light show that will see images celebrating Bradford's literary, film, industrial and artistic heritage projected onto the building.

The projections are the work of The Colour Project, who have held similar events that have seen iconic buildings in Liverpool and Bristol lit up.

Tonight lucky passers by got to see a preview of the display, as the group tested the projections on the grand building.

The festival follows last year’s successful Forest of Light installation in City Park, and will once again take place in City Park and around Bradford city centre from tomorrow (October 13) until Sunday.

The projections on City Hall, called The Luminarium, will take palce at 7.30pm and 9pm each night.

Zamana is an aerial acrobatics and dance show by Nutkhut and The Dream Engine that will start at 8.15pm tonight and on Saturday.

Held on Sunday, Illuminares will bring sixteen giant lantern sculptures, crafted by local arts groups Handmade Parade and Cecil Green Arts, to City Park at 8.15pm.
All three nights there will be an Illumaphonium, a light and sound based sculpture people can play, on Bank Street and lit up roadworks and construction equipment in the temporary gardens near City Park.
New Market Place will host the Talking Heads installation - where people can have their faces projected on a large screen, and there will be funfair rides throughout the city centre.Events start at 7pm each night.

There is also a Forest of Light event in Ivegate, organised by arts group The Brick Box, which runs on Friday and Saturday night. It will feature art, live music and light installations, as well as  It will feature art, live music and light installations, as well as events in the re-opened Crown pub.