The Brick Box is 10 years old and to celebrate we’re launching Manifest! A collective, creative dream for the future of our city. Bradford is a city of imaginative people who can see beyond the empty shops and unloved buildings and towards a collaborative artistic dawn. We’re inviting you to bring your imagination to Bradford by conjuring up new creative ways of seeing the buildings in our cities.

We’ve teamed up with photographer Tim Smith to capture some of the places in Bradford that we think could do with a bit of a creativity thrown at them. We’d love you to download a picture from lower down on this webpage and artistically and fantastically do it up. From a fairy-tale story at Comercial Bank to another galaxy behind an old restaurant’s doors, even water-slides at Barkerend Mill; everything is possible and nothing is off the table. We really believe that together we can make amazing things happen and we promise to make one of these wild worlds come true.

To launch the project we’ve asked artists to get our creativity going. Joanna Klu, Nancy Haslam-Chance and Sharena Lee Satti have all chosen a building to reimagine. Take a look at their alternative visions for Bradford in our gallery and get inspired.

MANIFEST! is supported by Bradford BID.


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