Let’s see what festivities we have in store for you in the markets this Christmas?
Visitors to the Oastler Shopping Centre can enjoy a summer of free film fun at a new pop-up cinema announced today as part of the Bradford Family Film Festival.
Bradford Council’s Markets Team is to host the pop-up cinema, which will launch on Friday August 3 with a screening of the popular Disney classic, The Lion King.
Shoppers will be able to enjoy a free screening every Friday at 11am throughout August. Titles include the 1960’s classic The Jungle Book, Aardman animation’s Shaun the Sheep and some exciting Pixar animation shorts.
We are open Good Friday and Saturday, Normal Times across all our markets and closed on Bank Holiday.
We are delighted to have Wur Bradford, our local community artists Chemaine Cooke and Jean McEwan engage in a new project inside the Oastler Market. The ‘We Are Here’ project celebrates the unique history, communities and stories of the market, taking participants on a journey of discovery and the culture of Bradford through the market.
Join us for lots of Easter fun in the markets this year! This Easter, we have our very talented team at Young Master’s Visual Art School delivering Easter Egg Craft Workshops in both Oastler and Keighley Market. Both workshops will take place on Saturday 31st March between 12-3pm.Read More
You can find all our Christmas Opening Times for our indoor markets below. This year, our markets will be open on Sundays and extended normal weekday hours. Read More
Join us at our annual Shipley Xmas Market on the precinct! From hand-crafted wooden toys, festive decorations, shoes to pork pies, freshly made donuts, coffees, honey wine and pet products. Browse and buy beautifully crafted gifts, warm up with festive drinks and soak up the great Xmas atmosphere in the heart of Shipley.Read More
Join us in Haworth for our annual Christmas Market! A festive market with real variety from grilled meats, pies, honey wine, cakes to donkey rides and fresh flowers, there truly is something for everyone. Grab a marshmallow hot chocolate, mulled wine or a frothy latte and soak up the festive atmosphere in beautiful, historical Haworth.Read More
You may have already seen the new dedicated events space that we have created in the middle of the market, it’s now complete and ready in time for our Christmas programme! We intend the space to be used for various promotional events, ‘pop up’ test trading, product launches or general awareness/fundraising campaigns throughout the year.
The Council have been working with local bus company TLC to make it easier for people to get to the Oastler Market. A new shuttle bus service is being launched that will run between the Interchange and the Oastler Market at the top of town. An initiative welcomed both by traders and shoppers, should see an increase in footfall in both city centre markets. Read More
It all Spooks with us this Halloween, we have ghoulish activities lined up at the ready across our markets!
Oastler Shopping Centre – Saturday 28 October 12.30-4.30pm
The Young Master’s Visual Art School will be running a mummy-making workshop. Under threes will be able to make a masking tape mummy and older children will be able to make their very own 3D repositionable mummy.Read More
The Summer Arts & Crafts Fair in the Oastler Centre went down very well with local children with the help of the Young Masters Visual Art School. Gemma and Sharon from YM collected scrap from market traders for children to shape, paint, sell and play mini market traders in a mini stall! The stall resembled a mini creche and we look forward to hosting more childrens activities by Young Masters. Read More
Oastler Centre: Saturday 26th August 11.00-15.30pm
Celebrating the work of local watercolour artist, Barry Langroyd Hanson, the market will exhibit his stunning paintings of Bradford and Cameroon. The paintings are all up for sale and any enquires can come directly through to Khansa Tufail at Markets Office. There will also be prints and greeting cards from Barry on sale and he will be on the stall painting live on the day. Read More
Saturday 1st July between 11 am – 4pm at Keighley Market
Saturday 1st July between 12 – 4pm in the Kirkgate Market
Wur Bradford, our resident local artists based in Kirkgate Market, recently hosted a guided Food Walk and Poetry Trail inside the Oastler Centre. A group of people were led through the market to sample delicious tasters from various food traders including Roswitas Deli, Thai Noodle Bar and Solly Foods.Read More
A new initiative to animate the top end of City Centre and drive footfall up Darley Street will see a range of activities and events take place this month. Bradford Council is staging a free programme of events for young families at the top of Bradford city centre this March and April. Read More
Take a trip down memory lane and say hello to one of our new traders at Oastler, Taylor’s Allsorts stock quality confectionery including all our school favorites from flying saucers, cherry lips, fruit salads and blackjack sweets. A colourful display of jars, you will soon feel a touch of sweet nostalgia in this stall.Read More
Over the past few months, we have worked with local artists, Jean Mcewan and Chemaine Cooke from Wur Bradford on various projects that aim to create a sense of ambience and atmosphere in the markets.