About MANIFEST!

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

We teamed up with photographer Tim Smith to capture some of the places in Bradford that we thought needed a bit of creativity thrown at them. We┬áinvited you to artistically and fantastically do up our city. From a fairytale story at Comercial Bank to another galaxy behind an old restaurant’s doors, even water-slides at Barkerend Mill; nothing was 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 MANIFEST! we asked artists to get our creativity going. Joanna Klu, Nancy Haslam-Chance and Sharena Lee Satti all chose a building to reimagine. Take a look at their alternative visions for Bradford on our Gallery page and get inspired.

MANIFEST! is supported by Bradford BID.