River of Light

In partnership with Bradford Council, we presented two evenings of beautiful light installations and activities on Ivegate in the centre of Bradford.

This ancient street was lit with colour and movement from 6pm on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of October 2017. After 10pm, the party continued indoors with tunes, drinks and dancing at the launch of our new city centre live venue, The Brick Box Rooms.


Here’s a taster of what went down…

  • Artwork from ‘Printing the City’ exhibition in assocation with South Square Centre and Blue Bear Press
  • Wur Bradford interactive OHP art
  • Simon Powell’s huge live projections
  • Lou Sumray drawing workshop
  • Dance United shoaling – see the video below
  • Lucy Barker’s water installation
  • No Hands DJs
  • The Bruising Banditas on skates
  • Uncovering the Bradford Beck with Friends of Bradford Beck
  • Ridwaan n chatz tea stall
  • Equity Partnership’s Colour My Gender in The Unicorn
  • The giant unicorn mural from the Science and Media Museum’s Magic Factory
  • Street illustration by Christian Watson, local graffiti artist
  • Lucie Lee installation and dance performance
  • This Space is Occupied! Bent Architect cut-up poetry workshop
  • Freedom Studios: revolutionary games
  • Dance performance by Akshay Sharma
  • Bussing Out project from Theatre in the Mill
  • Hope Springs Eternal – the Finnish Exchange
  • Roaming Glow in the Dark Party with Speaker’s Corner
  • Kamlibusker: pop up thumb piano performance
  • Sonia Sandhu’s Indian Street Food
  • Live music from Captain Hotknives
  • Kirsty Taylor and the Word of Mouth Collective – spoken word performances
  • Tim Wheeler in the crowd for a huge game of grandmother’s footsteps
  • Live music from Bradford Festival Choral Society
  • Tim Toil (Beat-herder) DJ set
  • Jake Coates DJ set
  • And last but never least…live music from the Peace Artistes!

And here’s the dance we all learnt…