BRADFORD’s Impressions Gallery will be hosting a picnic in City Park next month.

Brunch in the Park will take place outside the gallery, and will include the screening of several short films linked with Impressions on the Big Screen.

The day will feature the outdoor premiere of Bradford Family Archive, a lockdown project produced and curated by the Gallery’s award-winning young people’s collective New Focus.

Last May, at the height of national lockdown, New Focus put a call out online to the people of Bradford asking them to share family photographs and personal stories. More than 70 photographs were submitted, dating from the early 1900s to the present day, which were collected into a 13-minute film highlighting remarkable stories.

Also screened will be two short films Girl Power and Meet the Artist, both produced by New Focus and linked to the current exhibition Being Inbetween by Carolyn Mendelsohn.

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Girl Power shares the voices of Bradford girls who are part of the Being Inbetween series, and Meet the Artist introduces Carolyn Mendelsohn and the stories behind the project. The gallery will also be sharing the whole Being Inbetween project, with a film featuring all 90 of the girls featured the project.

After the films, people will be encouraged to walk to the Grade II* listed former NatWest bank to view images from Being Inbetween on the building’s giant windows.

The event takes place on Saturday July 3 from 10am to noon, and people should bring a packed lunch.

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