Bradford Family Film Festival 2019

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Watch free family films with popcorn to boot in our market…

To celebrate the Bradford UNESCO City of Film’s annual Bradford Family Film Festival, special screenings of family films will be taking place at the Oastler Market.

A pop-up cinema at the back of the market will be showing the films on Saturday’s at 11am-1pm throughout August.

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It’s full steam ahead for the regeneration of our markets…

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It is full steam ahead for Bradford Council’s regeneration of its markets, as it confirms the purchase of a key building as part of the redefining Darley Street.

The Council has now acquired the old Marks and Spencer unit, whilst the confirmation of the Compulsory Purchase Order demonstrates the support and strong momentum behind the project.

With approval from the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, it is another stage of success for the £21million scheme. Bradford Council will move into the next phase of the transformation, looking to create a bespoke new building on Darley Street that will boast an exciting sustainable market and new public square.

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Take a sneaky peek at our new market…

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Our design team are busily working initially on the plans for the new Darley Street Market and if you want to see a computer model of the initial concept, please click  here.

https://www.bradfordmarkets.com/redevelopment/food-market-darley-street/gallery/

The vacant Marks & Spencer building is to be demolished to make way for a modern market that will focus on the sale of food and non-food items and services.

Our aim is to make the market a celebration of the best independent foods and services in the city, district and region.

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Meet the team…

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Our exciting plans for the city markets have been approved by the Council. The plans will be available to view online and at our stakeholder consultation events taking place at the end of October. Further details will be announced shortly.

We have put together an experienced design team to take our plans forward and create two vibrant modern market halls that will become hubs for independent food and non-food retailing excellence in Bradford City Centre.

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Pop up Cinema announced for Bradford Family Film Festival

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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.

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Hop on! The Market Shuttle bus is back on John Street

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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

Young Masters get Creative in the Wonderful World of Art

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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

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