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Freshers at Impressions Gallery

Friday 19 September 2014, 2pm to 4pm

Impressions welcomes new students to Bradford with our special event for freshers.

Join us for this free event in our gallery, overlooking City Park. Enjoy nibbles and drinks and socialise with other like-minded students.  There will be the chance to view our current exhibition Beyond the Border exploring the country of Scotland its people and identity. At 3pm there will be a short introduction to the exhibition and the opportunity to ask questions afterwards.

Free event, all welcome.

Lunchtime Talk & Tour: Feed Your Mind

Thursday 18 September, 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Join us for a free lunchtime tour of our exhibition Beyond the Border by Document Scotland.

Anne McNeill, curator of Beyond the Border will discuss the exhibition on the day of the Scottish referendum.

Free event, no booking required.

Local Hero (PG)

Thursday 18 September 2014, 6.00pm

Film Screening at the National Media Museum

Screening on the day of the Scottish independence referendum, Local Hero is a much-loved film full of Caledonian magic. Oil company employee Mac MacIntyre is sent by his tycoon boss to a Scottish fishing village to try to buy the entire town and drill for oil. The townspeople are captivated by the idea of the money they could make, but things don’t go exactly as planned.

£7.50 / £5.50 concessions, click here to book online or call 0844 856 3797.

Summer Family Fun

29 July to 30 August 2014

Pop in to Impressions Gallery during the summer holidays and enjoy free activities inspired by our exhibition Beyond the Border, exploring the country of Scotland, its people and identity.

All welcome, drop in during opening hours.

Time for Tea

Friday 15 August, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Join us for free tea, cake and Scottish treats and enjoy a friendly, social morning in our gallery overlooking City Park. At 12.30pm there will also be an optional short talk about our current exhibition.

Time for Tea is our regular free event for the over 55s but everyone is welcome to drop in.

Durham University, DLI Museum & Durham Art Gallery

This two day international conference examines the ways in which issues of supply and demand have shaped the field of war photography. The event is held to coincide with Impressions Gallery's touring exhibition The Home Front by Melanie Friend at DLI Museum & Durham Art Gallery.

£55 for two days. Booking essential.

Portfolio Reviews with Document Scotland

Saturday 26 July 2014, 11am to 1pm

Don't miss this opportunity to get professional feedback on your photography at our group portfolio review sessions with Document Scotland and Impressions’ programming team.



Limited places: book by 5pm on Friday 25 July 2014 / £10

Artists' Talk with Document Scotland

Saturday 26 July 2014, 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Hear Document Scotland photographers Sophie Gerrard, Colin McPherson and Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert talk about Beyond the Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland and join in the question and answer session afterwards.

Free event, donations welcome. Booking recommended.


 

Lunchtime Talk & Tour: Feed Your Mind

Thursday 17 July, 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Join us at Impressions Gallery for a free lunchtime tour of our exhibition Beyond the Border by Document Scotland.

Brian Liddy, Associate Curator, National Media Museum will lead a discussion on the history of Scottish documentary photography, illustrated with images from the National Photography Collection.

Free event, no booking required.

Impressions at Bradford Festival

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June, 2014

Enjoy great art and activities for everyone at Impressions Gallery on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June, as part of Bradford Festival, a free event for all the family, bringing the very best international, British and local theatre, art, music and dance right into the heart of the city.

Gallery opening hours during Bradford Festival are 10am to 5pm on Saturday 14 June and 12 to 3pm on Sunday 15 June. Workshops run from 12 to 3pm on both days

Half Term Family Fun

Tuesday 27 to Saturday 31 May 2014

Come and enjoy our free family friendly art activities available every day this
 half term in our Lounge overlooking Bradford's City Park. Pick up a free Gallery Trail and solve the puzzles as you travel through Thirteen by George Chakravarthi.



Suitable for under 12’s.


Free event

All welcome, drop in.

Feed Your Mind

Thursday 1 May 2014, 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Join us at Impressions Gallery for an informal lunchtime tour of our exhibition Thirteen by George Chakravarthi.

Richard MacSween, lecturer in Shakepeare at the University of Bradford, will be discussing themes of Thirteen and the rich imagery used in Shakespeare’s texts.

Free event, no booking required.

Dress up in Light

Thursday 17 and Thursday 24 April 2014, 1pm to 3pm

Join us this Easter and enjoy special activities for all the family.

Be inspired by our current exhibition Thirteen; get hands on with fabrics, coloured film and paper shapes on our overhead projectors. Let your imagination run wild and be as creative as you like, making images to project onto yourself and creating a colourful new you!

Artist Talk with George Chakravarthi

Saturday 12 April 2014, 2pm to 3pm

Hear George Chakravarthi talk about Thirteen in conversation with Pippa Oldfield, Impressions' Head of Programme, and join in the question and answer session afterwards.

Free event, donations welcome. Booking recommended.

Artist Reception with George Chakravarthi

Saturday 12 April 2014, 3pm to 4.30pm

Join us for an Artist Reception with George Chakravarthi with a chance to meet the artist, view the exhibition, and enjoy refreshments.

Free event, no booking required.

Get professional critical feedback on your photography at our portfolio review session with exhibiting photographer George Chakravarthi and Pippa Oldfield, Impressions' Head of Programme.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 2 April 2014, 5pm.

We’re delighted to partner again with Bradford International Film Festival this year to show Everybody Street, a documentary illuminating the lives and work of New York’s most upfront street photographers including Elliot Erwitt, Bruce Davidson, Mary Ellen Mark and Joel Meyerowitz.

Tickets £4.00 / £3.00 concessions.
For advance bookings visit the Bradford International Film Festival website or call 0844 856 3797.

Super Saturday Stop: Photo Journey

Saturday 1 March 2014, 10.30am to 4.00pm

Stuck for something to do this half term? Take part in our special creative Photo Journey, a free event for all the family.

Free event
All welcome, drop in.

Feed Your Mind

27 February 2014, 12.30pm to 13.30pm

Join us for an informal lunchtime tour of our exhibition "Day Dreaming About the Good TImes?" led by Maggie Pearse from Bradford’s award winning BCB radio who will look at the social history of Bradford.

Free event, no booking required.

Valentines Time for Tea

Friday 14 February 2014, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Join us for tea and cakes and enjoy a friendly, social morning in our gallery overlooking City Park. At 12.30pm there will also be an optional short talk about our current exhibition.

Time for Tea is our regular free event for the over 55s but everyone is welcome to drop in.

Redeye Presents: Hothouse Bradford

Saturday 8 February 2014, 10.30am to 4.30pm


Hothouse Bradford is an exciting day of photography, showcasing creative talent and a hive of photographic activity and information, delivered by Redeye in association with Impressions Gallery.



Throughout the day there will be short presentations from photographers about their recent work and projects as well as the opportunity to look through these and other photographic portfolios, and photography books.

Free event, all welcome.
Click here to register via the Redeye website.

Artist Talk with Paul Reas

Saturday 1 February, 2pm to 3pm

Hear photographer Paul Reas talk about "Day Dreaming About The Good Times" and join in the question and answer session afterwards.

Free event, donations welcome. Booking recommended.

Get professional critical feedback on your photography at our portfolio review session with exhibiting photographer Paul Reas and Anne McNeill, Director of Impressions Gallery and curator of Paul Reas' first major retrospective "Day Dreaming About The Good Times?"

Application essential as places are limited, Deadline for applications: Monday 20 January 2014, 5pm.

Feed Your Mind

Thursday 23 January 2014, 12.30pm to 13.30pm

Join us for an informal lunchtime tour of our exhibition "Day Dreaming About the Good TImes?" led by Anne McNeill, Director of Impressions Gallery, looking at Reas’ work and his photographic inspiration.

Free event, no booking required.

Exhibition Opening: "Day Dreaming About The Good Times?"

Thursday 12 December 2013, 6pm to 8pm

Join us for our exhibition opening with Paul Reas, one of the most significant photographers to emerge from the new wave of British colour documentary of the mid 1980s.

Free event, all welcome.

Feed Your Mind

Thursday 14 November 2013 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Join us for an informal lunchtime talk and discussion about our current exhibition The Home Front by Melanie Friend, led by Peter Nias, Honorary Fellow of Peace Studies department at University of Bradford.

Free event, no booking required.

Super Saturday: Fantastic Flying Machines

12.30pm to 4.30pm, Saturday 2 November 2013

To celebrate this year’s Family Learning Festival,  Saturday Stop just got even better. Join us in our studio space overlooking City Park from 12.30pm to 4.30pm for our Fantastic Flying Machines Super Saturday.

Free event, drop in.

Super Saturday: Fantastic Flying Machines

12.30pm to 4.30pm, Saturday 26 October 2013

To celebrate this year’s Family Learning Festival, our regular Saturday Stop event just got even better. Join us in our studio space overlooking City Park from 12.30pm to 4.30pm for our Fantastic Flying Machines Super Saturday.

Free event, drop in.

Feed Your Mind

Thursday 24 October 2013, 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Join us for an informal lunchtime talk and discussion about our current exhibition The Home Front by Melanie Friend, led by Sophie Powell, our Learning Manager.

Free event, no booking required.

Reflections at Impressions

Saturday 19 October 2013, 10.00am to 6.30pm

Enjoy great art and activities for everyone at Impressions Gallery on Saturday 19 October, as part of the wider Reflections event celebrating culture in Bradford.

Time For Tea

Friday 18 October 2013, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Join us for tea and cakes and enjoy a friendly, social morning in our Studio space overlooking City Park. At 12.30pm there will also be optional short talks about our current exhibitions.

Time for Tea is our regular free event for the over 55s but everyone is welcome to drop in.

Saturday Stop

Every Saturday, 12.00pm to 4.30pm

Saturdays at Impressions just got even better, now you can relax in the Studio overlooking City Park and enjoy the Saturday Stop.

Get cosy on our comfy sofas, browse a range of weekend papers, plus creative activities for children and a drawing wall for all ages – there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Free event
All welcome, drop in.

Artist Talk with Melanie Friend

Saturday 12 October 2013, 2pm to 3pm.

Hear photographer Melanie Friend talk about The Home Front and join in the question and answer session afterwards

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The Home Front is a set of three related photographic series that together explore the civilian experience of war, with a particular focus on public air shows that take place at Royal Air Force bases, and in the skies above seaside resorts.


Free event. Booking recommended
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Artist Reception and Book Launch with Melanie Friend

Saturday 12 October 2013, 3pm to 5pm.

Join us for an Artist Reception and Book Launch with Melanie Friend with a chance to view the exhibition, meet the artist and enjoy a glass of wine and refreshments. You can also buy a signed copy of our brand new publication The Home Front.

Free event, no booking required

Get professional critical feedback on your photography at our portfolio review session with exhibiting photographer Melanie Friend and Pippa Oldfield, Head of Programme at Impressions Gallery.

Application essential as places are limited, Deadline for applications: Monday 30 September, 5pm.

Freshers at Impressions Gallery

Saturday 21 September 2013, 2pm to 4pm

Impressions welcomes new students to Bradford with our exclusive event developed by New Focus, our youth advisory board.



Join us for this special student event, in our wonderful Studio space, overlooking City Park. Enjoy free nibbles and drinks, socialise with other like-minded students and find out more about the arts and cultural scene in Bradford and ways you can get involved. There will also be a chance to view our current exhibition The Home Front by Melanie Friend with a short introduction to the gallery at 3pm.


Artist Talk with James Barnor

Saturday 10 August 2013, 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear photographer James Barnor talk about his work with Renée Mussai, Head of Archive at Autograph ABP, and curator of Ever Young.

Free, booking highly recommended.

Summer Party with James Barnor

Saturday 10 August 2013, 3.00pm to 5.00pm

Join us for our annual Summer Party with a chance to view our current exhibition Ever Young, meet exhibiting photographer James Barnor, and enjoy summer drinks and nibbles.

Free, no booking required.

Sounding Board with James Barnor

Friday 9 August 2013

Get professional critical feedback on your photography at our portfolio review session with exhibiting photographer James Barnor and Pippa Oldfield, Head of Programme at Impressions Gallery.

Application deadline: Monday 15 July, 5pm

Time for Tea

Friday 2 August 2013, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Join us for tea and cakes and enjoy a friendly, social morning in our Studio space overlooking City Park. At 12.30pm there will also be optional short talks about our current exhibition Ever Young by James Barnor.

Time for Tea is our regular free event for the over 55s but everyone is welcome to drop in.

Time for Tea

Friday 14 June 2013, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Join us for tea and homemade cakes and enjoy a friendly, social morning in our Studio space overlooking City Park. At 12.30pm there will also be optional short talks about our current exhibitions.

Time for Tea is our regular free event for the over 55s but everyone is welcome to drop in.

Artist Talk with Rena Effendi

Saturday 11 May 2pm to 3pm

Hear photographer Rena Effendi talk about her work in the exhibition Liquid Land: Legacies of Oil and Power and join in the question and answer session afterwards

Free event.
Booking recommended.

Artist Reception and Book Signing with Rena Effendi

Saturday 11 May 3.00pm to 5.00pm

Join us for an Artist Reception and Book Signing with Rena Effendi on the occasion of her exhibition Liquid Land: Legacies of Oil and Power.

Free event
All welcome

Join us for the official launch and drinks reception for our new Studio exhibition Northern Stars.

Northern Stars presents new work by six photographers fresh from the inaugural Photography for Digital Media BA (Hons) programme at the University of Bradford.

Sounding Board with Rena Effendi

30 minute sessions, Friday 10 May 2013

Get professional critical feedback on your work at our portfolio review session with INSTITUTE photographer Rena Effendi and Pippa Oldfield, Head of Programme at Impressions Gallery.

Booking essential. £10.
To apply contact Jennifer Sobol on 01274 737843 or email jennifersobol@impressions-gallery.com

A 'nature film' beyond even the wildest imaginings of David Attenborough: one silent hour of rhythmic, pulsating, fast-cut images of dragonflies, birds, a snake - and also some toads.

Tickets £4.00/£3.00 concessions. For advance tickets visit the Bradford International Film Festival website.

BIFF 2013: Babylon (adv. 12A) UK Premiere

Friday 12 April 2013, 7.00pm

Shot in a temporary refugee camp erected in Tunisia to cope with the influx of workers fleeing 2011's violence in neighbouring Libya, this top prize-winner at the prestigious FIDMarseille festival last summer is an intimately observant slice of behind-the-headlines vérité that chronicles the camp's construction, everyday goings-on, and ultimate dismantlement.

Tickets £4.00/£3.00 concessions. For advance tickets visit the Bradford International Film Festival website.

Come along to our pop up photobooth workshop inspired by our Studio exhibition Bradford Is..., documenting the opinions of people who live and work in the city. Drop in anytime from 3pm to 5pm to have your portrait taken and share your thoughts about Bradford. You are also invited to join us for a celebratory event from 5pm to 6pm.

Part of Reflections, a free arts and cultural event for all the family in and around City Park.

Free, no booking required.

Join us for a guided Photowalk around Reflections, a free arts and cultural event taking place in City Park on 23 March.

Use your camera to capture the excitement of the day, share tips and techniques and take up the challenge to create your own photographs on the theme of ‘reflections’.

Free. Places are limited so booking advised.
To book online via eventbrite go to http://reflectionsphotowalk.eventbrite.co.uk

Time for Tea

Friday 1 March 2013, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Join us for tea and homemade cakes and enjoy a friendly, social morning in our Studio space overlooking City Park. At 12.30pm there will also be optional short talks about our current exhibitions.

Time for Tea is our regular free event for the over 55s but everyone is welcome to drop in.

Artist Talk with Yaakov Israel

Saturday 16 February 2013, 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Hear photographer Yaakov Israel talk about his work in the exhibition The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey and join in the question and answer session afterwards

Free event.
Booking recommended.

Artist Reception and Book Signing with Yaakov Israel

Saturday 16 February 2013, 3.00pm to 4.00pm

Join us for an Artist Reception and Book Signing with Yaakov Israel on the occasion of his exhibition The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey.

Free event
All welcome

Share your Impressions of Bradford

Saturday 15 December 2012, 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Is Bradford Rich or Poor? Alive or Dead? Corporate or D.I.Y.? Has been or more to come? Share your views on what is, and what could be Bradford, as part of our project Impressions of Bradford.

Free event. Drop in.
All welcome

Bradford Is… Forum

Tuesday 11 December 2012, 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Is Bradford Rich or Poor? Alive or Dead? Corporate or D.I.Y.? Has been or more to come? Share your views on what is, and what could be Bradford, as part of our project Impressions of Bradford.

Free event. Booking essential.
All welcome. To book contact Katriona Skinner on 01274 737843 or katrionaskinner@impressions-gallery.com

Archive Connections

Saturday 8 December 2012, 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Brian Liddy, Curator, National Media Museum will talk through a selection of works from the museum's archive which have a connection to Impressions 40 year history. Unfortunately our Director, Anne McNeill will not be at the event as originally advertised.

Event at National Media Museum.
FREE event, booking advised.

Director's Talk

Saturday 8 December 2012, 3.30pm to 4.30pm

EVENT CANCELLED

Join Impressions Director Anne McNeill
to hear about her selection of our 40th anniversary exhibition Roads to Wigan Pier and the gallery's role in British photography over the last 40 years.

Free event, booking advised.

TEDxBradfordWomen: The Space Between

Saturday 1 December 2012, 9:30am to 5:15pm

TEDxBradfordWomen: The Space Between coincides with TEDxWomen 2012, turning the spotlight on the ideas of women and girls who challenge and redefine the traditional rules and roles ascribed to women and men, girls and boys.

Co-produced by Germinates and LSx
Book your tickets at http://tedxbradfordwomen.eventbrite.com/

Family Photography and Audio Workshops

November and December 2012

Impressions of Bradford free workshops specially designed for families to learn and be creative together.

Tuesday 27 November 2012, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Tuesday 4 December 2012, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Tuesday 11 December 2012, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Booking essential.
Sessions are free but for families only.

Where Did The Years Go? Panel Discussion

Saturday 10 November 2012, 2.00pm to 4.30pm

The exhibiting photographers in Roads to Wigan Pier will discuss their current thinking on photography and their thirty-year career trajectory.

Booking advised.
Early bird ticket £3 or on the door £5

Time for Tea Birthday Special

Friday 26 October 2012, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Join us for free tea and homemade cakes and enjoy a friendly, social morning in our Studio space overlooking City Park. At 12.30pm there will be an optional short talk about our 40th Anniversary Exhibition: Roads to Wigan Pier.

Time for Tea is our regular event for the over 55s but everyone is welcome to drop in.

Free event, drop in.

Creative Together Family Workshops

Weekly sessions on Tuesdays, October to December 2012, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Have fun with your family learning photography, sound recording and broadcast skills in this programme of workshops leading to an exhibition in the Studio at Impressions Gallery in January 2013. 

With Artworks Creative Communities, Bradford Community Broadcasting and photographer Jonathan Turner.

For more information please call Katriona Skinner on 01274 737843 or please email katrionaskinner@impressions-gallery.com

Come along for a series of workshops at Impressions Gallery, in partnership with Exposure Leeds. Bring along your camera, socialise, share ideas and have fun.

Portrait Photography Workshop 14 July 2012
Family Photography Workshop 4 August 2012
Street Photography Workshop 1 September 2012

Booking essential.

Summer Family Fun

24 July to 8 September 2012

Come and enjoy our family friendly art activities available everyday in our Studio space over looking Bradford's City Park.

Activities are free, Drop in.

This documentary film tells the story of Pointed Arrow's 2009 journey 'Heave'. Over 22 days and 105 miles they pushed their Land Boat through Yorkshire to explore the values of the region they live in.

Free event, drop in.

Artist Talk with Paul Floyd Blake

Thursday 16 August 2012, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Hear photographer Paul Floyd Blake talk about his work in the exhibition Personal Best, and join in the question and answer session afterwards.

Free event.
Booking advised, visit our Welcome Desk or call 01274 737843.

Exhibition Opening: Personal Best by Paul Floyd Blake

Sunday 24 June 2012 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Join us for the exhibition opening and premiere of Personal Best by award-winning photographer Paul Floyd Blake.

Made over a period of five years, Personal Best explores the stories of sixteen young athletes in the build up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The exhibition opening coincides with the Olympic Torch Relay celebration as it passes through Centenary Square, Bradford.

All welcome, drop in.

Artist Talk with Noel Bowler

Saturday 2 June 2012, 2pm to 3pm

Hear photographer Noel Bowler talk about his work in the exhibition Making Space, and join in the question and answer session afterwards.

Free event.
Booking advised, online via Eventbrite or call 01274 737843.

Following the success of Channel 4’s barrier breaking documentary Make Bradford British, Rashid Mahmood Khan and Damon Scully will be joining us to discuss their experience of filming the programme and issues of segregation in Bradford today.

Free event, no booking required.

Time for Tea

Friday 11 May 2012, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Join us for free tea and homemade cakes and enjoy a friendly, social morning in our Studio space overlooking City Park. 

There will also be an optional short talk about our current exhibition Making Space by Noel Bowler at 12.30pm.

Time for Tea is our regular event for the over 55s but everyone is welcome to drop in.

Free event, drop in.

Shop Relaunch and Book Launch with Paul Floyd Blake

Thursday 3 May 2012, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Join us to celebrate the relaunch of our gallery shop and be the first to pick up a copy of award winning photographer Paul Floyd Blake’s first publication Personal Best published by Dewi Lewis Publishing in association with Impressions Gallery.

Free event, all welcome.

The final BIFF 2012 event at Impressions forms part of the festival's special programme Angel of Anarchy: Pierre Clémenti.

Vincent Epplay and Samon Takahashi are French visual/sound artists and composers who specialise in accompanying film projections with dense layers of sampled music. In this special live event they will accompany La deuxième femme, one of Pierre Clémenti's own psychedelic films with an improvised musical performance.

Tickets £6.00/£5.00 concessions. For advance tickets visit the Bradford International Film Festival website

BIFF 2012: Vikingland [Terra de Vikingos]

Tuesday 24 April 2012, 2pm

UK premiere. Among the weirdest - and most wonderful - BIFF selections in recent years must be Vikingland, a found-footage compilation taken from VHS tapes shot on (and around) a ferry that sailed the North and Norwegian Seas in the early 90s.

Tickets £4.00/£3.00 concessions. For advance tickets visit the Bradford International Film Festival website

BIFF 2012: Voluptuous Sleep

Saturday 21 April 2012, 2pm

UK premiere of Betzy Bromberg's two-part, 16mm, wordless phantasmagoria of alluringly enigmatic imagery, featuring a multi-layered soundtrack - including music from Robert Allaire, performed by the Formalist Quartet.

Tickets £4.00/£3.00 concessions. For advance tickets visit the Bradford International Film Festival website

Exhibition Opening: Noel Bowler, Making Space

Thursday 5 April 2012, 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Join us for an exhibition opening with Noel Bowler on the occasion of his first major solo show in Britain.

Making Space explores the expansion and development of Islam in contemporary Ireland.

Free event.
All welcome.

City Park Launch and Photowalk

Saturday 24 March 2.00pm to 7.00pm

Come along for the grand opening of Bradford’s City Park and enjoy an afternoon of free live music and performance in Centenary Square, plus a Photowalk led by Exposure Leeds at 3pm and the chance to see your photograph on the Big Screen.

Free event
Drop in.

Artist Talk with Mark Power

Saturday 25 February 2012, 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Listen again

Click here to listen to Mark Power's Artist Talk, recorded at Impressions Gallery on Saturday 25 February 2012 (mp3 37mb)

Hear renowned Magnum photographer Mark Power talk about his work in the exhibition The Sound of Two Songs, and join in the question and answer session afterwards.

Free event.

Booking essential.

Artist Reception with Mark Power

Saturday 25 February 2012, 3.00pm to 4.00pm

Join us for an Artist Reception with renowned Magnum photographer Mark Power on the occasion of the UK premiere of his exhibition The Sound of Two Songs.

Free event, all welcome.

This event is now fully booked.
To receive updates on future Sounding Board portfolio reviews please join our mailing list here.

A great opportunity to get professional critical feedback on your work from Magnum photographer Mark Power and Pippa Oldfield, Head of Programme at Impressions Gallery.

£10, booking essential as places are limited.

Special Polish Time for Tea

Friday 20 January 2012, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Join us for free tea and Polish style homemade cakes at this special Time for Tea event to celebrate our new exhibition The Sound of Two Songs by Mark Power.

Time for Tea is a regular event especially for older people but everyone is welcome to drop in.

Free event.
Drop in.

Intermission #5: Film Screening with Cherry Kino

Saturday 26 November 2011, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Join us for a relaxed afternoon of artists films exploring the transmission of history and the construction of collective memory. Programmed in collaboration with Cherry Kino, works include Perfect Film by Ken Jacobs and Blight by John Smith.

There will also be a chance to view our exhibition Hidden by Red Saunders, which recreates momentous but overlooked events in the history of Britain’s struggle for democracy and equality.

Mulled wine, hot tea and comfy sofas.
Entry £3.00, Booking advised.

Feed Your Mind: Talk & Tour

Wednesday 26 October 2011, 1pm to 2pm

Indya Mealing (Learning and Audience Development Manager) will lead a short informal talk and tour around the exhibition Hidden by Red Saunders.

Free event.
No booking required.

The Visitor by Invisible Flock

1 October to 30 October 2011, 11am to 4pm

The Visitor is an interactive game created especially for Ways of Looking and is a fun and intriguing way to explore Bradford and the festival on foot.

Free event*
Drop in from 11am to 4pm, daily throughout the festival except Mondays,

Source Magazine Publication Opportunity

Saturday 22 October 2011

Source photographic magazine is scheduling a series of meetings with photographers to view new work for consideration for publication. This is a fantastic opportunity to have your work seen by Co-editor John Duncan, and is suitable for both emerging and established photographers.

Part of Photographers' Day, a programme of events to develop your professional photographic practice.

Talk with Shirley Read, Exhibiting Photography

Saturday 22 October 2011, 2pm to 3pm

Listen again

Click here to listen to Shirley Read's talk, recorded 22 October 2011 (105mins .mp3 44mb)

Ever wanted to exhibit your photographs? Shirley Read, author of Exhibiting Photography, will offer advice on exhibition planning which will include addressing aesthetic and practical issues.

Free event, booking required.

Part of Photographers' Day, a programme of events to develop your professional photographic practice.

Talk and Book Signing with Stuart Griffiths

Saturday 22 October 2011, 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Photographer Stuart Griffiths discusses his new book The Myth of The Airborne Warrior and issues of publishing photography with Gordon MacDonald (Head of Publications, Photoworks UK). Followed by a book signing and drinks.

FREE event, booking required.

Part of Photographers' Day, a programme of events to develop your professional photographic practice.

Artist Talk with Red Saunders

Friday 21 October 2011, 5pm to 6pm

Hear Red Saunders talk about his ideas and inspiration for Hidden, and join in the question and answer sessions afterwards.

Free event.
Booking required.

Archive Connections with Red Saunders

Friday 21 October 2011, 3pm to 4pm

Go behind the scenes with this amazing chance to see original photographs from the National Media Museum archive, selected by Red Saunders, whose exhibition Hidden is currently being shown in Impressions Gallery. Saunders will be leading a discussion about the selected photographs and why they are important to him, including Oscar Gustav Rejlander's 'The Two Ways of Life', taken 1857 and rarely seen newspaper images of political leaders.

Free event, takes place at National Media Museum.
Booking essential call our Welcome Desk on 01274 737843 or email enquiries@impressions-gallery.com

Artist Talk and Walk with Invisible Flock

Wednesday 19 October 2011, 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Get an insight into the making of city-wide interactive game The Visitor and join Invisible Flock for an artist-led evening walk around Bradford.

Free event.
Booking advised http://invisibleflocktalkwalk.eventbrite.com/

Artist Talk and Tour with Diane Bielik

Sunday 16 October 2011, 2.00pm to 3.30pm

Diane Bielik discusses her exhibition Makeshift Monuments, a site-specific exhibition of photographs made prior to the closure of the Bradford Hungarian Cultural and Social Centre.

Free event.
Booking advised, reserve at http://dianebieliktalk.eventbrite.com/

Portfolio Reviews: Sounding Board

Saturday 15 October 2011, 12.15pm to 5.00pm

A great opportunity to get professional critical feedback on your work from a selection of curators and artists in these private portfolio reviews taking place as part of Ways of Looking.

£15 for 3 reviews
Places are limited, book at http://soundingboardwol.eventbrite.com/
Booking enquiries 01274 737843

Time for Tea

Friday 14 October 2011, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Join us for free tea and homemade cakes and enjoy a friendly, social morning in our Studio space overlooking Centenary Square, plus an optional talk about the Hidden exhibition at 12.30pm.

Especially for over 55's.
Free event, no booking required.

Photography on Trial: Citizen Journalism in the Dock

Thursday 13 October 2011, 6pm to 8pm

The second in the series of Photography on Trial events in the Victorian Courtroom at City Hall. 



Speakers Andrew Wiard (Photojournalist) and Turi Munthe (CEO of Demotix) cross examine citizen journalism. Presented as part of Ways of Looking by Redeye, The Photography Network, in partnership with Impressions Gallery.

Feed Your Mind: Talk & Tour

Wednesday 12 October 2011, 1pm to 2pm

Indya Mealing (Learning and Audience Development Manager) will lead a short informal talk and tour around the exhibition Hidden by Red Saunders.

Free event
No booking required

Launch: Ways of Looking

Friday 30 September 2011, from 6pm

Join us for the exhibition opening of Hidden by Red Saunders and the launch of Ways of Looking: a new photography festival in Bradford.

Please RSVP to info@waysoflooking.org by Monday 26 September 2011.

Production of genetically-modified foods is a mystery to many. This discussion will explore behind the laboratory door to discover how the science is done and meet the scientists working to improve British crop foods.

Free event, drop in.

Artist Talk with Murray Ballard

Saturday 16 July 2011, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Listen again

Click here to listen to Murray Ballard's Artist Talk, recorded at Impressions Gallery on Saturday 16 July 2011 (.mp3 36mb)

Don't miss this chance to hear Murray Ballard talk about his work in the exhibition The Prospect of Immortality and join in the question and answer session afterwards. 


Free event.
Booking recommended.

Bradford Zine Fayre 2011

Saturday 2 July 2011, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for a lazy Saturday full of zines: magazines made for love not money, followed by an evening of food, film, live music and dancing at Bradford's 1in12 Club.

Free event.
Drop in.

Summer Time for Tea

Friday 24 June 2011, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Relax at our regular get together, enjoy a friendly, social morning in our Studio space and view two new interesting exhibitions with a good cuppa and free homemade cake.

Time for Tea is a regular event that takes place once per exhibition, please check our website for details of future events or call 01274 737843.

Time for Tea is our regular free event for the over 55s but everyone is welcome to drop in

All welcome, drop in.

Hidden Angels Evening

Thursday 16 June 2011, 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Would you like to be a Hidden Angel?

Come along and meet artist Red Saunders and find out how to become an active supporter of a dramatic new art project.

Join us for an afternoon of exhibition openings with The Prospect of Immortality by Murray Ballard in Impressions Gallery, Impressions education project Gentlemen of Bradford in the Studio and Torsten Lauschmann in Bradford 1 Gallery.

A Perfect Exhibition?

Thursday 9 June 2011, 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Event at National Media Museum

Join Brian Liddy, curator and Anne McNeill, Director of Impressions Gallery for a lively discussion on the wider issues surrounding the The Lives of Great Photographers exhibition at the National Media Museum.

To view a recording of the discussion between Anne McNeill and Brian Liddy click here.

Free event
Booking essential - contact NMeM box office on 0844 856 3797

YPN: Lee Karen Stow - A View from the Ground

6.00pm to 8.00pm Thursday 28 April, 2011

Join photographer Lee Karen Stow as she talks about her times with the women of Sierra Leone, and how photography is changing their lives as well as her own

This event is free for YPN members, however, places are limited. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to ann.rutherford@creativebradford.co.uk

Artist Reception and Talk with Zed Nelson

Saturday 16 April 2011, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Listen again

Click here to listen to Zed Nelson's Artist Talk recorded at Impressions Gallery on 16 April 2011 (1 hour 1 min, 28mb)

Join us for an artist reception and talk with award-winning photographer Zed Nelson on the occasion of his exhibition LOVE ME.

Free event, all welcome.
Booking advised for talk.

Daytrippers Art Tours

Friday 15 April 2011, 2.30pm to 9.00pm

Hop on the free Art Bus and discover another side to Bradford!

Look out for the striking retro orange and green vintage Art Bus as it tours around Bradford’s galleries, museums, and creative places. It’s an easy fun and free way to travel around the city and see lots of fantastic exhibitions – and don’t worry if you haven’t been to a gallery before, friendly staff will meet and greet you.

In Focus is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the main developments in photography over the last 30 years, gain an insight into the collecting strategies of private and public collectors, and get the inside track on emerging talent.

National Media Museum 11.00pm to 5.00pm
Private reception at Impressions Gallery 5.30pm to 7.00pm

£12 for Contemporary Art Society members (£15 non-members).
Booking essential.

The second programme of films celebrating the work of Amos Vogel takes inspiration from his 1974 alternative film history Film as a Subversive Art, a chronicle of subversion in cinema.

The films screening in this programme attempt to locate contemporary examples of subversive cinema that shock and surprise.

 Followed by a post-screening Q+A with Director of The Bowl Peter Ward.

£5.00/£4.00 concessions. Booking advised. 

To book tickets visit the Bradford International Film Festival website.

Amos Vogel is one of film history’s secret instigators. In the year of his 90th birthday we celebrate his work through two programmes of films that will shock and surprise.

The first of these programmes is a selection of the films discovered at Cinema 16, his seminal 1950s New York film society where he championed the new and the subervise in film. Including films by Kenneth Anger, Georges Franju and Maya Deren.

£5.00/£4.00 concessions. Booking advised.
To book tickets visit the Bradford International Film Festival website.

YPN: Book Launch with Tim Smith

Thursday 10 March 2011, 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Hear Tim Smith talk about his new book from Dewi Lewis Publishing The Grand Trunk Road: From Delhi to the Khyber Pass.

Free event.
Booking advised for talk as places will be limited.

Special Time for Tea

Friday 4 March 2011, 11.30pm to 1.30pm

Join us for free tea, homemade cake and be the first to see our new exhibition LOVE ME by Zed Nelson.

Free event.
Time for Tea is our regular event for the over 55s but everyone is welcome to drop in.

Archive Connections with Gohar Dashti

Friday 18 February 2011, 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Join us at Insight (The National Media Museum Collections & Research Centre) for this special opportunity to view original photographs from the museum’s archive and hear about their significance in relation to Gohar Dashti’s work. Gohar, who lives in Tehran, is currently artist-in-residence at Impressions Gallery, as part of the international 1mile² [one square mile] programme.

Free event.
Booking advised.

Artist Talk with Gohar Dashti

Friday 18 February 2011, 3.30pm to 4.30pm

International artist-in-residence Gohar Dashti will talk about her photographic practice exploring ideas of conflict and contemporary life in Iran.

Free event.
Booking advised.

Book Launch with Joy Gregory and Anne McNeill

Wednesday 9 February 2011, 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Join us for the launch of Joy Gregory's new book Translating Place, this full colour publication published by Impressions Gallery is a poignant, and at times, moving body of work that translates Joy Gregory’s intense experience of place.

At 6.15pm
Joy will discuss the making of the book with the Editor, Anne McNeill, followed by a book signing.

Free event.

Booking advised.

Archive Connections with Joy Gregory

Wednesday 9 February 2011, 4.00pm to 5.00pm

Go behind the scenes with this amazing chance to see original photographs from the National Media Museum archive, including rarely seen early images by Anna Atkins, Eugène Atget and William Henry Fox Talbot. Joy Gregory, whose retrospective exhibition Lost Languages and other voices is currently being shown in Impressions Gallery, will be leading a discussion about the selected photographs and why they are important to her.

Free event takes place at National Media Museum.
Booking essential call our Welcome Desk on 01274 737843 or email enquiries@impressions-gallery.com

Artist-in-residence Welcome Evening

Thursday 27 January 2011, 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Everyone is welcome to pop into the Studio at Impressions and join us in celebrating the arrival of our international
artist-in-residence Gohar Dashti.


We will be showing photographs of Bradford taken by a group of local people in November 2010, as a way of introducing Gohar to the city and celebrating its rich cultures and diverse environments.

This event is free and refreshments will be provided.

1mile² photography walks celebration evening

Thursday 9 December 2010, 5.30pm to 7.00pm

Come along and celebrate the photography created by local people as part of the international 1mile² "one square mile" project, which explored the cultural diversity and biodiversity of the square mile area of Great Horton and Little Horton in Bradford in November 2010.

Free event.
All welcome, drop in.

Time for Tea

Friday 26 November 11.30am to 1.30pm

Relax at our regular get together and enjoy a friendly, social morning in our Studio space overlooking Centenary Square, with a good cuppa and a free slice of homemade cake. 



Especially for over 55’s.

Free event.
All welcome, drop in.

Sounding Board Portfolio Reviews

Thursday 25 November 2010, 20 minute sessions

Get expert advice and feedback at our regular portfolio review sessions. Impressions Director Anne McNeill and exhibiting photographer Joy Gregory will give you feedback on your work.

Free (£10 refundable deposit).
Booking essential.

Artist Talk with Joy Gregory

Wednesday 24 November 2010, 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Listen again

Click here to listen to Joy Gregory's Artist Talk recorded at Impressions Gallery on 24 November 2010 (1 hour 11 mins, 32mb)

Don't miss this chance to hear Joy Gregory talk about her work in the exhibition Lost Languages and other voices and join in the question and answer session afterwards. 


Free event.
Booking recommended.

Join us for an exhibition opening with Joy Gregory, one of the major artists to emerge from the Black British photography movement of the 80s.  Lost Languages and other voices is Gregory’s first UK retrospective and brings together work spanning two decades.

Free event.
To RSVP email enquiries@impressions-gallery.com or call 01274 737843

Artist Talk and Book Launch with Edmund Clark and Omar Deghayes

Thursday 11 November 2010, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Don't miss this chance to hear photographer Edmund Clark and Omar Deghayes talk about the work Letters to Omar currently being shown in the exhibition Bringing the War Home. Letters to Omar reveals the censored correspondence sent to Omar, during almost six years that he was held at Guantanamo. Omar, a UK resident who was released without charge in December 2007 never saw the original documents.

Clark's new book Guantanamo: If The Light Goes Out published by Dewi Lewis will also be launched on the evening.

Free event.
Booking recommended.

Archive Connections with Edmund Clark

Thursday 11 November 2010, 3.00pm to 4.30pm

Go behind the scenes with this amazing chance to see rare original photographs from the National Media Museum archive, selected by Edmund Clark, who's work is currently being shown as part of our exhibition Bringing the War Home.

Free, event takes place at National Media Museum.
Limited places available so booking is essential.

Thursday Late: Intermission #2

Thursday 28 October 2010, 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Join us for our second evening of short film and reflect on the powerful legacy of war, memory and loss away from the front line.

£3.00/£2.00 concessions.

Panel Discussion: Bringing the War Home

Saturday 16 October 2010, 2.00pm to 4.30pm

Join us for a panel discussion exploring the themes raised by the exhibition Bringing the War Home, followed by refreshments.

£3 / £2 concessions
Booking advised.

Time for Tea

Friday 15 October 2010, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Relax at our regular get together and enjoy a friendly, social morning in our Studio space overlooking Centenary Square, with a good cuppa and a free slice of homemade cake. 

Especially for over 55’s.

Free event.
Drop in.

Commissions Launch - Arts of Place: City Park

The Studio, Thursday 7 October 2010, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Join us for a reception to celebrate the official launch of the the public artworks commissioned through The Arts of Place programme.

Inspired by the City Park, the artworks by six local artists explore the unique identity of Bradford, revealing stories and histories of people and place. The commissioned artworks will be presented in and around Centenary Square from 7 to 15 October 2010.

The launch is free to attend, with drinks and nibbles provided.
To book your place please email cathy@beam.uk.net or call 01924 215550.

Bringing the War Home: Preview and Book Launch

Thursday 16 September 2010, 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Join us for the preview and book launch of Bringing the War Home.

Coinciding with the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces from Iraq, this international exhibition draws together powerful photographic responses that connect both directly and indirectly with conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Free event.
To RSVP email enquiries@impressions-gallery.com or call 01274 737843

Last chance to play...Forest

Tuesday 3 August to Sunday 29 August 2010

This August we are bringing the ‘wild’ inside with our magical indoor Forest.


Free event.
Drop in.

Family Fun: Cottingley Fairies

Wednesday 25 August 2010, 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Make fairies come to life in our Cottingley Fairy workshop, you are invited (whatever your age) to come in your best fairy
or elf outfits.

At 3.30pm Suzie Collinge from the National Media Museum will be giving a talk  about The Mystery of the Cottingley Fairies;
 listen to the famous story of how two young girls baffled the world with their fairy photographs.

Free event
Drop in

Sounding Board with Ben Rivers

Sunday 22 August 2010

Are you a budding artist filmmaker? Get expert advice and feedback at these special Sounding Board sessions dedicated to the art of the moving image.

Sessions are free
(£10 refundable deposit)
Booking is essential as there are a limited number of places.

Artist Talk and Reception with Ben Rivers

Saturday 21 August 2010, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Come and meet artist and film maker Ben Rivers for a summer celebration of his exhibition.

Ben will be giving a talk about his work at 2.00pm, followed by Pimms and summer refreshments.

Free event.
Booking recommended.

Thursday Late: Intermission #1

Thursday 19 August 2010, 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Wander into the wilderness for the first of our relaxed evenings of short film and video, and explore spaces and stories at the edges of nature.

Doors 6.00pm, films start from 6.30pm.
£3.00

Family Funday: Make a Mini Beast

Thursday 12 August 2010, 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Bring the family to this fun filled day of creative activities, make creepy crawly mini beasts and hide them in the Forest.

Free event.
Drop in.

Lazy Sunday: Impressions Birthday Party

Sunday 8 August 2010, 1.00pm to 4.00pm

To celebrate our third anniversary in Bradford we are having a Birthday Party. Join us for a fun filled afternoon and explore our magical indoor forest.

Thursday Late: Book Launch with Tessa Bunney

Thursday 22 July 2010, 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Join us for a launch of photographer Tessa Bunney's new book Home Work, exploring ‘craft’ villages in and around Hanoi, Vietnam.

Tessa Bunney will discuss a selection of her photographs from the series and talk about the making of the work. There will also be an opportunity to ask Tessa questions and a book signing.


Refreshments will be available.

Free event.

Booking advised.

Lazy Sunday: Camera-less Film Making Workshop

Sunday 11 July 2010, 12.00pm to 4.00pm

Join us at this practical introduction to 16mm camera-less filmmaking and create a handmade film and soundtrack.

This leisurely afternoon workshop led by experimental film collective OKO, will show that film can be immediate, accessible and fun!

This session is free and suitable for all ages and abilities. 
Feel free to drop by for half an hour, or stay for the whole afternoon.

Time for Tea

Friday 2 July 2010, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Relax at our regular get together and enjoy a friendly, social morning in our Studio space overlooking Centenary Square, with a good cuppa and a free slice of homemade cake.

Especially for over 55’s, free event.
Drop in.

Lazy Sunday: Bradford Zine Fayre 2010

Sunday 20 June 2010, 12.00pm to 5.00pm

Join us for a Lazy Sunday of stalls, workshops and overall DIY loveliness, followed by an evening of food and entertainment at the 1in12 Club. Organised by Impressions in association with Bradford's Claptrap Zine Collective.

Free event.
Drop in.

Daytrippers Bradford June 2010

Friday 18 June 2010, 11.00am to 5.00pm

Daytrippers Bradford is a series of three daytime art events happening in the City Centre in June, August and October 2010.  Experience the sights and sounds of the city and discover the range of fantastic free daytime talks, tours and art activities on offer.

Free event
Drop in or meet at the Tourist Information pick up point.

Artist Talk with Max Kandhola

Tuesday 15 June, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Don't miss this chance to hear British Indian photographer Max Kandhola talk about his work in the exhibition Flatland: A Landscape of Punjab, and join in the question and answer session afterwards. Kandhola will discuss the thinking and the process behind the making of the work.

This event is planned so you can also attend Archive Connections with Max Kandhola at the National Media Museum shortly before between 3.30pm and 5.30pm.

Free event.
Booking recommended.

Archive Connections with Max Kandhola

Tuesday 15 June 2010, 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Go behind the scenes with this amazing chance to see rare original photographs from the National Media Museum archive, selected by Max Kandhola.

This event is planned so you can also attend the Artist Talk with Max Kandhola at Impressions Gallery shortly afterwards at 6.30pm.



Free, event takes place at National Media Museum.
Limited places available so booking is essential.

Impressions at Bradford Mela 2010

Sunday 13 June 2010, 12.00pm to 8.00pm

Join Impressions for a Lazy Sunday at Bradford Mela 2010 in Peel Park for a free celebration of the creativity, cultures and communities of the Bradford district.

Find us in the the Bcreative marquee where you can share your experience of Mela by uploading images from your digital camera or mobile phone onto our big screen – with special prizes for the best photographs entered.

Free event.

Drop in.

Family Fun Days with Storytelling

Friday 4 June and Saturday 5 June 2010, 12.00pm to 3.00pm

Join us for free arts crafts and storytelling at these special Family Fun Days packed with creative activities for children inspired by our current exhibition Flatland: A Landscape of Punjab by Max Kandhola.

Free event.
Drop in.
In association with National Family Week

AIRTIME Bradford

Wednesday 26 May 2010, 3.00pm to 5.00pm

AIRTIME Supporting artists' practice through information and networking.

Develop networks and collaborations, locate like-minded artists and get timely advice from other artists and experts at this event, open to practising visual and applied artists in Yorkshire. Event organised by a-n The Artists Information Company on behalf of AIR: Artists' Interaction and Representation, in partnership with Impressions Gallery and DACS.

Free event.
Pre-booking is essential as places are limited.

Claptrap presents... Folk at Thursday Late

Thursday 20 May 2010 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Impressions have teamed up with the Bradford zine Claptrap to host a musical twist at one of our regular Thursday Late events. Come and join us for a loosely folk-based evening full of diverse, interesting and great music.

Free event.
Drop in.

Lazy Sunday: Drawing Day

Sunday 9 May 12.30pm to 4.30pm

Do you ever feel inspired to be creative but don’t have all the equipment and the space to really get stuck in? If so then why not come down to Impressions for Lazy Sunday and get hands on with a range of free drawing activities and workshops.

Free event.
Drop in.

Time for Tea

Friday 7 May 2010, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Relax at our regular get together in the Studio overlooking Centenary Square and enjoy a friendly chat, a good cuppa and a free slice of homemade cake.

Free event, especially for the over 55's.
Drop in.

Artist Reception and Book Signing: Max Kandhola

Tuesday 27 April 2010, 6pm to 8pm

Join us for an artist reception and book signing with British Indian photographer Max Kandhola on the occasion of his exhibition Flatland: A Landscape of Punjab.

Flatland explores memory, migration and Sikh diaspora through large-scale colour photographs of Punjab’s many rivers and uncharted villages.

Free event.
Booking advised.

Special Family Fun Day

Saturday 24 April 2010, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Come along to our special event just for families and be the first to see our new exhibition!

Join us for free arts and craft activities at this family friendly preview of our new exhibition Flatland: A Landscape of Punjab by Max Kandhola.

All are welcome to pop in on the day but booking is advised

Lazy Sunday: Bradford City Streets Photography Day

Sunday 11 April 2010, 12.00pm to 5.00pm

Bring your camera out of hibernation for this Lazy Sunday in association with Exposure Leeds and explore Bradford, socialise, share and have fun.

Get hands on with a series of interactive photography sessions, including guided photo-walks, a creative workshop plus the opportunity to bring along your work and get feedback on your pictures. All are welcome to pop along and see what's happening; join us for a cup of tea and enjoy a Lazy Sunday at Impressions Gallery.

Free event.
Booking advised for walks and workshop.

Join us for an evening of film screenings and talks to support our exhibition not Natasha, discussing sex trafficking from a national, regional and global perspective.

Speakers include Diana Wallis MEP for Yorkshire and Humberside; Professor Gary Craig, who has extensive knowledge of social justice and slavery issues; Ruth Beni, Director of powerful short film Two Little Girls and Emma Boyd from Autograph ABP.

Free event.
Booking advised.

Artist talk with Dana Popa

Saturday 27 February 2010, 2pm to 3pm

Don't miss this chance to hear award-winning photographer Dana Popa talk about her work in the exhibition not Natasha and join in the question and answer session afterwards. Popa will discuss the thinking and the process behind the making of the work.

Free event.
Booking recommended.

At this special event writer, lecturer and photographer Stephen Bull will be launching his new book Photography and talking about the nature and culture of photography in the second decade of the 21st Century.

Free event.
Booking advised.

Artist Reception and Book Signing: Dana Popa

Saturday 6 February 2010, 2pm to 4pm

Join us for an artist reception and book signing with award winning photographer Dana Popa on the occasion of her exhibition not Natasha, presented by Impressions Gallery in partnership with Autograph ABP.

Free event.
Drop in.

96% of the Universe is missing - find out why at this free event inspired by our exhibition Subterrania by Fiona Crisp. Subterrania includes two new large scale photographs made at a working potash mine, that also houses a laboratory dedicated to the search for 'Dark Matter'.

This special event at Impressions Gallery will be a rare opportunity to learn more about astronomy, the Universe and Dark Matter, with one of the UK's leading researchers, Dr Sean Paling, Lecturer and Senior Research Associate in Particle Astrophysics

All are welcome (no prior physics, astronomy or science knowledge needed).

Free event.
Booking advised.

Meditation Sessions

January 2010

Chill out at our Tuesday lunchtime meditation sessions led by Bradford Meditation Centre.  Stay on to see the exhibition and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Tuesday 12, 19 January 2010

Pop along to one session or feel free to attend all. All sessions take place in the Studio from 12.30pm to 1.15pm

Free event
Booking advised

Artist Talk with Fiona Crisp

Saturday 16 January 2010, 2pm to 3pm

Don't miss this chance to hear Fiona Crisp talk about her work in the exhibition Subterrania and join in the question and answer session afterwards. Crisp will discuss the thinking behind her choice of locations, her fascination with underground spaces, and the process behind the making of the work.

Free event.
Booking recommended.

YPN: Yorkshire Photography Network

Thursday 14 January 2010, 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Get connected at these regular informal meetings for photographers to socialise and swap feedback in a friendly supportive setting.

At 6.00pm Kate Abbey will talk about her work as a successful advertising, fashion and lifestyle photographer.

Free event.
Places are limited so booking is essential.

Meditation sessions

Winter 2010

Chill out at our Tuesday lunchtime meditation sessions led by Bradford Meditation Centre.  Stay on to see the exhibition and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Tuesday 12 January 2009
Tuesday 19 January 2009

Free event
Booking advised

Lazy Sunday: Vintage & Craft Festive Fair

Sunday 6 December 2009, 12.00pm to 4.00pm

Come in from the cold on Lazy Sunday, with a wide selection of stalls selling gorgeous crafts and accessories created by regional makers at our Vintage & Craft Festive Fair. The House of Rose & Brown vintage boutique will also be in residence selling a selection of beautiful things from every era.

You can also enjoy Bradford's German Christmas Market immediately outside in Centenary Square.

Free event.

Drop in.

Time for Tea

Friday 4 December 2009, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Relax at our regular get together in the Studio overlooking Centenary Square and enjoy a friendly chat, a good cuppa and a free slice of homemade cake.

Free event.
Drop in.

Thursday Late: Art Shopping for Christmas

Thursday 3 December 2009, 6pm to 8pm

Join us at this special Christmas event for collecting photography and get an exclusive chance to browse the latest limited edition photographs in our imPRINT series, a covetable collection of signed works by artists who’ve recently exhibited at Impressions.

At 7pm guest speaker Laura Noble
, a recognised collecting expert, will offer insights and inspiration, guiding you through the dos and don'ts of buying contemporary photography.

Free event.
Drop in.
Please note booking is advised for the talk at 7pm as places are limited.

Lazy Sunday: The End is Nigh!

Sunday 1 November 2009, 12.30pm to 4.30pm

Lounge around at the first of our regular Lazy Sunday events and enjoy a light-hearted afternoon of all things apocalyptic, in association with OK Comics.

Inspired by our exhibition The Last Things, Journalist Michael Molcher and editor of zine The End is Nigh, will take an informed yet satirical look at the end of the world in his free illustrated talk at 2pm. Throughout the afternoon like-minded comic fans will be able to browse a selection of doomsaying comic books, exchange ideas and draw away on our paper covered tables fuelled by hot tea and cake. Pro comic book artist Leigh Gallagher will also be on on hand to trouble shoot any illustration irritations.

Free event.
Drop in.

Last Thursday Late

Thursday 29 October 2009, 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Unwind after work with a free glass of wine or juice at our evening exhibition viewing.

FREE event.

Drop in.

Sounding Board: photography portfolio review sessions

Sunday 25 October, 20 mins sessions

Get expert advice at our regular portfolio review sessions.  Impressions Director Anne McNeill and Senior Programme Manager Pippa Oldfield  will give you feedback on your work.

FREE (£10 refundable deposit).
Booking essential.

Workshop: How to self publish your photography

Sunday 25 October 2009, 12.00pm to 3.30pm

Get hands on at this workshop exploring self-publishing. Recent developments in technology and online publishing have led to new opportunities for photographers, and this workshop led by Liz Lock and Mishka Henner will illuminate the different ways of self-publishing, their limitations and benefits, and the all-important issue of how to distribute your work once it is in print.

Part of the Photography Book Fair Weekend.

Booking advised as places are limited
£5 / £4 concessions.

Photography Book Fair Weekend

Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 October 2009, 12.00pm to 5.00pm

Discover hard to find publications from across the UK at our special weekend devoted to independent publishing and the art form of the photo-book.

The Book Fair will offer a hand-picked selection of publications by photographers from across the UK. These creative and independently-published books will be available to buy and are not available in the high street!

Free event.
Drop in.

Illustrated talk: Artists books and photography

Saturday 24 October 2009, 1.00pm to 2.00pm

The use of photography within artist's books is revealed in this talk by artist and publisher, John McDowall.

Part of the Photography Book Fair Weekend.

Booking advised as places are limited.
£3 / £2 concessions.

In conversation: Dewi Lewis and David Moore

Saturday 24 October 2009, 2.30pm to 4.00pm

A rare insight into the world of publishing is offered by Dewi Lewis, one of the world's leading photographic publishers, and David Moore, a widely exhibited and published photographer, who will discuss their work on the publication The Last Things. The event will be followed by a Book Signing with David Moore and Drinks Reception.

Part of the Photography Book Fair Weekend.

Booking advised as places are limited.
£3 / £2 concessions.

Ingrid Pollard: Artist Talk with Film Screening

Saturday 3 October 2009, 2pm to 3pm

Don't miss international filmmaker and photographer Ingrid Pollard at this special Artist talk and film screening of her latest short film My Father's Hands.

Part of Black History Month.

Booking advised.
Tickets £3 payable on the door.

Time for Tea

Friday 2 October 2009, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Relax at our regular get together in the Studio overlooking Centenary Square and enjoy a friendly chat, a good cuppa and a free slice of homemade cake.

Especially for over 55’s.

Free event.
Drop in.

YPN: Yorkshire Photography Network

Thursday 1 October 2009, 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Get connected at these regular informal meetings for photographers to socialise in a supportive setting, with speaker Tim Smith.

FREE. Places are limited so booking is essential.

Artist Talk with David Moore

Saturday 19 September 2009, 2pm to 3pm

Don't miss this chance to hear David Moore talk about his work and join in the question and answer session afterwards. We expect this to be a popular event, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Free event.
Booking recommended.

Beach Party

Saturday 29 August 2009, 12.00pm to 5.00pm

You're invited to our Beach Party to celebrate the second birthday of our new gallery in Bradford. Come down to play in the sand and enjoy creative activities for adults and children, plus seaside themed refreshments.

Free event
Drop in

The Beach

Wednesday 26 August to Sunday 30 August 2009

This August Bank Holiday we are bringing The Beach to Bradford!

If you can’t make it to the coast come down and play in the sand at The Beach. We are transforming our Studio space overlooking Centenary Square into a seaside destination with fun and creative activities for adults and children.

FREE event
Drop in

Time for Tea

Friday 21 August 2009, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Relax in the Studio overlooking Centenary Square and enjoy a friendly chat, a good cuppa and a free slice of homemade cake.

Especially for over 55’s.

Free event. Drop in.

Thirsty Thursday

Thursday 20 August 2009, 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Unwind after work with a free glass of wine or juice at our evening exhibition viewing. There’s no lecture – just bring a friend and relax.

At 6.30pm there will also be an informal five-minute introduction to our current exhibition Front by Trish Morrissey.

FREE event.
Drop in.

Summer Family Fun Days

Wednesday 5th and Thursday 13th August, 12pm to 3pm

Looking for something to enjoy with the kids during the summer holidays?

Join in the fun at our beach themed Family Fun Days; create your own postcard, make an underwater seascape or try your hand at a spot of creative writing. There will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Free
Drop in event

Meditation Sessions

Summer 2009

Chill out at our Tuesday lunchtime meditation sessions led by Bradford Meditation Centre. All sessions take place in the Studio from 12.30pm to 1.15pm

Tuesday 30 June 2009
Tuesday 14 and 21 July 2009
Tuesday 18 August 2009

Pop along to one session or feel free to attend all.

Free event
Booking advised

In conversation: Trish Morrissey

Saturday 18 July 2009, 2pm to 3pm

Artist Trish Morrissey in conversation with curator Anne McNeill.

Part of the RPS lecture series Staging Manipulation and Photographic Truth.

Free. Booking recommended.

Get expert advice at our regular portfolio review sessions. Artist Trish Morrissey and Impressions Director Anne McNeill will give you feedback on your work.

FREE (£10 refundable deposit).
Booking essential.

Digital Photography Summer School

Sundays: 12 & 26 July, 9 & 16 August 2009, 12.00pm to 4.30pm

***Only a few places remaining, booking closes 12pm Friday 10 July***

Take the chance
to improve your skills in digital photography with professional photographer Steve Rayner. This course of workshops will explore different ways of interpreting a different theme each week, including sessions on portraiture, landscapes and cityscapes.

Suitable for all levels, 16+
Course fee £95

YPN: Yorkshire Photography Network

Thursday 9 July 2009, 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Get connected at this informal meeting for photographers to socialise and swap feedback in a friendly setting. Renowned Bradford based photographer Ian Beesley will be discussing his work.

FREE. Booking essential.

Artist talk: Lost in Transit

Thursday 2 July 2009, 6pm to 7pm

Join us for an informal discussion of Lost in Transit with artists Jill Cole, Isabella Wood, John Cuttriss and others. Enjoy a tour of the exhibition and gain an insight into the ideas behind the work. Led by Paul Herrmann, Director of Redeye.

Free event
Booking recomended

Time for Tea

Friday 12 June 11.30am to 1.30pm

Join us for a Gallery tour and introduction to the exhibition at our regular get-together, with free tea and biccies.

Especially for over 55’s.

Free.  Drop in.

Artist Talk: Margareta Kern

Saturday 16 May 2009, 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Don't miss this chance to hear artist Margareta Kern talk about her work and join in the question and answer session afterwards.  We expect this to be a very popular event, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Free. Booking recommended.

YPN: Yorkshire Photography Network

Thursday 14 May 6pm to 7.30pm

Get connected at this informal meeting for photographers to socialise and swap feedback in a friendly setting.

Denise Fahmy, Media Officer, from Arts Council England, Yorkshire will be talking about how to apply for project funding.

FREE. Booking essential.

Yorkshire Photography Network is a collaboration between Impressions, Fabric, Redeye and the National Media Museum.

Workshop: The Lowdown on Digital SLRs

Saturday 9 May 12.00noon to 5.00pm

Get to grips with your digital SLR camera with the help of professional photographer Steve Rayner.

£25 per place.  Booking essential.

To Die For

Thursday 7 May 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Join us for an evening of music, fashion, and fun.

Using the themes within Margareta Kern’s work, Bradford College of Arts and Media BA (Hons) Fashion students have designed their own To Die For outfit, which explores the idea of creating the ultimate ensemble for an important event.

Free
Drop in

Dead Threads Day

Saturday 2 May 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Impressions Gallery hosts the second Dead Threads competition brought to you by Saltaire vintage boutique, The House of Rose & Brown.

The challenge is to resurrect / reconstruct / refashion clothing which is no longer fit to wear, transforming it into imaginative, wearable fashion.  Join us at this drop-in workshop and take the chance to customise your old clothing or start your competition entry.  Sewing experience is not essential as help will be on hand.

Free.  Drop-in with your old clothes!

Thirsty Thursday

Thursday 30 April, 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Unwind after work at our evening exhibition viewing.

Free.  Drop in.

Pinhole Photography Workshop

Sunday 26 April 12pm to 5pm

World Pinhole Photography Day

Ever wondered how a pinhole camera works? Get back to basics on World Pinhole Photography Day. We’ll show you how to make your own pinhole camera, then put it to the test.

£25 per place.  Booking essential.

Chill out at our Tuesday lunchtime meditation sessions led by Bradford Meditation Centre.  Stay on to see the exhibition and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Tuesday 31st March
Tuesday 21st and 28th April
Tuesday 5th, 12th and 19th May


Please note there will be no meditation session on Tuesday 7th April or Tuesday 14th April.

Free event.
Booking advised.

Family Fun Days

Thursday 9 April & Wednesday 15 April 12pm to 3pm

Looking for something to enjoy with the kids during the Easter holidays? 

Come and join in the fun at our Family Fun Days; design your perfect outfit and explore the gallery. There will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Free.
Drop in.

Gallery Explorer rucksacks

Available throughout the exhibition

Go on an adventure with the help of our gallery explorer rucksacks. With a gallery trail, coloured pencils, and clues, explore the gallery to see what you can find.

Suitable for under 12’s.

FREE.  (£5 returnable deposit).  Drop in.

Thirsty Thursday

Thursday 26 March, 6pm to 8pm

Unwind after work at our late night exhibition viewing. There’s no lecture – just bring a friend, take a complimentary glass of wine or juice into the gallery and start chatting. At 7pm there will be an informal five-minute introduction to the exhibition.

FREE. Drop in.

Time for Tea

Friday 20 March, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Come and join us for a Gallery tour and introduction to the exhibition. Meet the team and chat about photography at our regular get-together, with free tea and biccies.

Especially for over 55’s.

FREE
.
Drop in.

YPN Yorkshire Photography Network

Thursday 5 March, 6pm to 7.30pm

Get connected at this informal meeting for photographers to socialise and swap feedback in a friendly setting.

FREE.
Booking essential.

Talk: Exhibiting Photography by Shirley Read

Saturday 28 February 2009, 2pm to 3pm

Ever wanted to exhibit your photographs? Shirley Read, author of new publication Exhibiting Photography, will be offering advice on planning an exhibition, issues of using the space, framing, hanging and presentation. We expect this event to be popular so book early!

£3. Booking strongly advised.

Meditation

Weekly meditation sessions - 12.30pm - 1.15pm

Chill out at our Tuesday lunchtime meditation sessions led by Bradford Meditation Centre.  Stay on to see the exhibition and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Tuesday 20 and 27 January
Tuesday 3, 10 and 24 February

Tuesday 3 and 17 March


Please note there is no session on 17 February or 10 March.


Free event.
Booking advised.

Family Fun Day

Wednesday 18 February 12.00noon to 3.00pm

Looking for something to enjoy with the kids during half term?  Join in the fun at our Family Fun Day.  From gallery explorer activities to storytelling there will be something for everyone.

Free event.
Drop in.

Jerwood Award Winners Symposium

Wednesday 11 February 11.30pm to 4pm

Join the Jerwood Award Winners 2008 at this symposium designed especially for MA students and recent graduates.

£10 per place. Booking essential.
Bring a packed lunch - drinks provided.

The lowdown on digital SLRs

Saturday 24 January 2009, 12noon to 5pm

Get to grips with your SLR digital camera with the help of professional photographer Steve Raynor. This practical, easy to understand workshop will help you through the jargon and give you creative control over your camera.

£25 per place. Booking essential.


Make friends with your digital camera

Saturday 10 January 2009, 12noon to 5pm

Learn more about your shiny new digital camera at this relaxed hands-on workshop, led by professional photographer Steve Rayner.

£25 per place.  Booking essential.

YPN Yorkshire Photography Network

Thursday 8 January 2009, 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Get connected and swap feedback at our regular informal meeting for photographers and people interested in photography.

FREE event.

This event is now fully booked.   Watch this space for future meetings.

Time for Tea

Friday 5 December, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Come and join us for a Gallery tour and introduction to the exhibition. Meet the team and chat about photography at our regular get-together, with free tea, coffee and mince pies.

Especially for over 55’s.

FREE
.
Drop in.

Artist Talk and Book Launch: Tim Smith

Thursday 27 November 2008, 6.00pm to 7.30pm

An illustrated talk and book launch with photographer Tim Smith. Be the first to hear him talk about his new book Coal, Frankincense and Myrrh: Yemen and British Yemeni published by Dewi Lewis Publishing.

FREE event.
Drop in.

Artist Talk: Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin

Saturday 22 November 2008, 2pm to 3pm

An incredible opportunity to hear internationally acclaimed artists Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin talk about their work.

FREE event.
Booking advised

Meditation Sessions

Every Tuesday from 30 September 12.30pm to 1.15pm

De-stress at a lunchtime meditation session in our Studio led by Bradford Meditation Centre. Feel free to stay on to see the exhibition Composure and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

You are welcome to attend all weekly sessions or just come along to one or more.

Please note there is no session on Tuesday 4 November.

Free event.
Booking advised.

Artist Talk: Joy Gregory

Saturday 1 November 2008, 2pm to 3pm

Don't miss Joy Gregory at this special Artist Talk. Presented by Redeye in association with Impressions Gallery.

Tickets £3 payable on the door.


NOW FULLY BOOKED

Calling all aspiring film makers!


Join film maker Sarabjit Kohli to make your own single-shot short film. Using the exhibition Composure as inspiration, you’ll film, edit and add sound, using state of the art equipment from Lumen.

Workshop dates and times

Tuesday 28 October - 12pm noon to 3pm
Wednesday 29 October - 12pm noon to 3pm
Thursday 30 October - 12pm noon to 3pm

Invite your friends and family to view the screenings at the end of the workshop, screenings 3.30pm to 4pm on each day.

Booking essential
£10 per place (max 12 places available).

The Bradford Big Picture Hunt

Opens Saturday 27 September 2008, closes midday Monday 20 October 2008

Go on a treasure hunt with a difference. Using your mobile or digital camera, you'll help to explore hidden Bradford by following our clues, creating your own photographic responses and uploading them on our Flickr group site.

Will you impress the judges - Simon Waites, Assistant Editor (Pictures), Telegraph and Argus; Andy Wade, Multi-Media Manager at Orange UK and Sarah Read, Acting Director of Impressions Gallery - and win a prize?

First Impressions Fun Day

Saturday 25 October, 12pm noon to 5pm

It's our first birthday in our new home in Bradford - we'd like you to join our party!

Join in the fun
with a day of party celebrations for everyone, including storytelling by Alec Williams, an interactive 'Gallery of the Future' activity, birthday cake and the announcement of the Bradford Big Picture Hunt lucky prizewinners.

FREE event.
Drop in.

Yorkshire Photography Network

Thursday 16 October, 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Get chatting at the first of our regular meetings of the new Yorkshire Photography Network in association with Redeye and Fabric. Meet other photographers and swap feedback in a friendly setting. Greg Hobson, Curator of Photography at the National Media Museum, will give a talk followed by refreshments.

FREE.
Booking essential.

Time for Tea

Tuesday 14 October, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Come and join us for a Gallery tour and introduction to the exhibition.

Specially for over 55’s.

FREE. Drop in.

Drawing with Light Workshop

Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 October , 12pm noon to 3pm

Create your own shadows and shapes using projections and explore what happens when you draw with light at our fun workshop.

Workshop takes place in the Studio.

Part of the Big Draw Weekend.

FREE.
Drop in.

Artist Talk: Katy Woods

Saturday 4 October 2008, 2pm to 3pm

Have your say as Katy Woods talks about the making of her film Twin Piers, Whitby featured in the exhibition Composure, with plenty of time for your questions.

FREE event.
Drop-in.

Café Artistique with Gerry Fialka

Thursday 25 September 2008, 6pm to 7.30pm

An amazing opportunity to hear Los Angeles-based Gerry Fialka, Director of the PXL THIS film festival, introduce a screening of artist films made using the legendary Fisher-Price PXL 2000 toy video camera.

FREE event.
Booking essential.

Slung Low presents: Small Worlds

Wednesday 24 to Sunday 28 September in the Studio

Small Worlds is an interactive installation combining live performance, music and digital projection that takes you on your own personal journey through a series of self-contained sensory rooms. Uncover the mysteries surrounding coincidence, the universe, and worlds within worlds! Small Worlds is for young audiences aged 12 to 18 years old, but will be enjoyed by all ages.
 
For booking details and more information, go to  www.slunglow.org or email boxoffice@slunglow.org

In association with Fuse Theatre (previously Merseyside Young People’s Theatre) and Liverpool, European Capital of Culture 2008.

 

Family fundays

Wednesday 20 August, drop in anytime between 12pm to 3pm

Explore your creative side and take part in our fun activities bringing out the artist in you.

Storyteller Alec Williams will be with us from 2pm to 3pm for tall tales of summer festivals and celebrations.

Suitable for under 12s accompanied by an adult.  
FREE event

Family fundays

Saturday 16 August, drop in anytime between 12pm to 3pm

Explore your creative side and take part in our fun activities bringing out the artist in you.

Storyteller Alec Williams will be with us from 2pm to 3pm for tall tales of summer festivals and celebrations.

Suitable for under 12s accompanied by an adult.
FREE event

Family fundays

Wednesday 13 August, drop in anytime between 12pm to 3pm

Explore your creative side and take part in our fun activities bringing out the artist in you.

Storyteller Alec Williams will be with us from 2pm to 3pm for tall tales of summer festivals and celebrations.

Suitable for under 12s accompanied by an adult.
FREE event

Meditation Session

Tuesday 12 August, 12.30pm to 1.15pm

De-stress at a lunchtime meditation session in our Studio led by Bradford Meditation Centre. Feel free to stay on to see the exhibition Cockroach Diary & other stories and enjoy complimentary refreshments.


Free event.
Booking advised.

Archive Connections

Wednesday 6 August 2pm to 3pm, National Media Museum

Another chance to see rare original photographs from the National Media Museum archive. Curator of Photographs Greg Hobson will be on hand with expert knowledge. 

FREE. Booking essential.
Event takes place at the National Media Museum, Bradford

Little imps gallery explorer backpacks

Available throughout the exhibition

Go on a journey through the gallery - find the photographs and solve the puzzles! 
 
Each backpack contains gallery trails, colouring pencils, puzzle sheets, and artwork to make and take home to remind you of your visit.

Suitable for under 12s accompanied by an adult.
FREE (£5 Deposit). Drop in.

Summer activities for groups

Available throughout the exhibition on request.

Be a VIP at our activity sessions specially designed for the requirements of your community or youth group, at a date to suit you. We welcome all ages and abilities.

FREE.
Booking essential

Family fundays

Saturday 26 July, drop in anytime between 12pm to 3pm

Explore your creative side and take part in our fun activities bringing out the artist in you.

Storyteller Alec Williams will be with us from 2pm to 3pm for tall tales of summer festivals and celebrations.

Suitable for under 12s accompanied by an adult.
FREE event

Artist Talk with Anna Fox

Thursday 17 July 2008, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Have your say as Anna Fox talks about her work in the exhibition Cockroach Diary and other stories, with plenty of time for your questions.

FREE admission.
Drop in.

Archive Connections with Anna Fox

Thursday 17 July, 5pm to 6pm, National Media Museum

Go behind the scenes with this amazing chance to see rare original photographs from the National Media Museum archive, selected by Anna Fox. This event is planned so you can attend the Artist Talk at Impressions afterwards.

FREE. Limited places available so booking is essential.
EVENT TAKES PLACE AT THE NATIONAL MEDIA MUSEUM

Vintage Summer Fête

Saturday 14 June, 12.30pm to 4.30pm

Take a break from the modern world...

In celebration of Résidence Astral, Impressions and Saltaire’s vintage boutique, The House of Rose & Brown invite you to delight your senses with a trip into past eras at our Vintage Summer Fête

Meditation Session

Tuesday 10 June, 12.30pm to 1.15pm

De-stress at a lunchtime meditation session led by Bradford Meditation Centre. Feel free to stay on to see the exhibition Résidence Astral and enjoy complimentary refreshments.


Free event.
Booking advised.

Get expert advice at one of our regular portfolio review sessions. Photographer Marjolaine Ryley and a member of Impressions will give feedback on your work.

Booking essential
£10 (deposit only)

Artist Talk: Marjolaine Ryley

Saturday 7 June 2008, 2pm to 3pm

Have your say as featured photographer Marjolaine Ryley talks about her work in the exhibition Résidence Astral, with plenty of time for your questions.

Free event.
Drop in.

Film Screening: 8 Women

Thursday 5 June, 6pm

French director François Ozon's kitsch homage to Agatha Christie, is a comedy murder-mystery set in a large country home during the 1950s.
Get comfy on the sofas in the Studio and feel free to bring along your own refreshments.

Cert 15

Free event.
Drop in.

Bradford Music Week will take place in and around central Bradford between Monday 26 May to Sunday 1 June 2008. The event will feature seminars, exhibitions, workshops, special events and activities and of course gigs - lots of em, big and small!

Click more to read about the events happening in the Studio at Impressions Gallery.

Meditation Session

Wednesday 7 May, 12.30pm to 1.15pm session

De-stress at a lunchtime meditation session led by Bradford Meditation Centre. Feel free to stay on to see the exhibition Résidence Astral and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Free event.
Booking advised.

Meditation Session

Wednesday 9 April, 12.30pm to 1.15pm session

De-stress at a lunchtime meditation session led by Bradford Meditation Centre. Feel free to stay on to see the exhibition Ultima Thule and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

FREE EVENT
Booking advised.

Storytelling in the Gallery

Saturday 5 April, 2pm to 3pm

Are you sitting comfortably? Join our storytelling session in the Gallery.

Listen to Storyteller Alec Williams tell his fantastic fables of epic journeys and far flung lands, surrounded by the wondrous exhibition Ultima Thule

FREE EVENT
Booking advised

Archive Connections

Wednesday 2 April, 2pm to 4pm

Discover connections between epic 19th Century photographic explorations and a contemporary study by photographer Stephen Vaughan of some of the youngest and rawest of the earth’s surfaces. This event will be held within Insight (The Collections & Research Centre) at the National Media Museum.

FREE EVENT
Booking essential as places are limited - National Media Museum Box Office 0870 70 10 200.

Get expert advice at one of our regular portfolio review sessions. Photographer Stephen Vaughan and a member of Impressions will give feedback on your work.

Booking essential.
£10 (deposit only).

Artist Talk: Stephen Vaughan

Saturday 29 March 2008, 2pm to 3pm

Have your say as featured Stephen Vaughan talks about his work, with plenty of time for your questions.

FREE EVENT
Drop in.

Archive Connections with Stephen Vaughan

Wednesday 19 March, 2pm to 4pm

Discover connections between epic 19th Century photographic explorations and a contemporary study by photographer Stephen Vaughan of some of the youngest and rawest of the earth’s surfaces.

On Wednesday 19 March, the event will begin at Impressions Gallery
with a special introduction by Stephen Vaughan to his exhibition Ultima Thule, continuing with a viewing of work drawn form the Archive at Insight (The Collections & Research Centre) at the National Media Museum.

FREE EVENT
Booking essential as places are limited

Film Screening: Heima

Wednesday 19 March 8.30pm £5.50/3.30 concessions

Last year, in the endless magic hour of the Icelandic summer, Sigur Rós played a series of concerts around their homeland. Combining both the biggest and smallest shows of their career, the entire tour was filmed, and now provides a unique insight into one of the world’s shyest and least understood bands captured live in their natural habitat.

Film Screening at The National Media Museum, Bradford

Archive Connections

Wednesday 5 March, 2pm to 4pm

Discover connections between epic 19th Century photographic explorations and a contemporary study by photographer Stephen Vaughan of some of the youngest and rawest of the earth’s surfaces. This event will be held within Insight (The Collections & Research Centre) at the National Media Museum.

FREE EVENT
Booking essential as places are limited – National Media Museum Box Office 0870 70 10 200.

Rare public screening of the 1959 screen adaptation of Jules Verne classic sci-fi adventure novel.

FREE EVENT
Booking advised
Film screening in the Studio

Meditation Session

Wednesday 27 February, 12.30pm to 1.15pm

De-stress at a lunchtime meditation session led by Bradford Meditation Centre. Feel free to stay on to see the exhibition Ultima Thule and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

FREE EVENT
Booking advised.

An Adventure in Space and Time with Simon Warner

Thursday 21 February, 6pm to 8pm

NESTA fellow Simon Warner presents an exploration of early photography and 19th century visual discoveries, linking optical imaging, illusion and theatre.

Archive Connections

Wednesday 20 February, 2pm to 4pm

Discover connections between epic 19th Century photographic explorations and a contemporary study by photographer Stephen Vaughan of some of the youngest and rawest of the earth’s surfaces. This event will be held within Insight (The Collections & Research Centre) at the National Media Museum.

FREE EVENT
Booking essential as places are limited – National Media Museum Box Office 0870 70 10 200.

Book Signing and Talk: John Angerson

24 January 2008, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Photographer John Angerson will be talking about his work and signing copies of his latest publication Love, Power and Sacrifice, with plenty of opportunity for your questions.

FREE EVENT
Drop in.

Panel Discussion

Thursday 17 January, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

EVENT CANCELLED.

Alternatively the Artist Talk featuring Juan Pablo Echeverri will still be held on Saturday 12 January. For more information about the Artist Talk event please click here.

Meditation Session

Wednesday 16 January, 12.30pm to 1.15pm

Detox your mind and join our lunchtime meditation session led by Bradford Meditation Centre. 

Film Screening: Maria Full of Grace

Tues 15 Jan 3.30pm, 8.30pm and Weds 16 Jan 5.45pm

Be Moved by Maria Full of Grace, a poweful story of determination and survival set in present day Colombia.

Film Screening at the National Media Museum, Bradford.

Sounding Board with Juan Pablo Echeverri

Sunday 13 January, 20 minute sessions

Get expert advice at one of our regular portfolio review sessions...

Artist Talk: Juan Pablo Echeverri

Saturday 12 January, 2pm to 3pm

Have your say as featured Colombian artist Juan Pablo Echeverri talks about his work, with plenty of time for your questions.

Meditation Session

Wednesday 19 December, 12.30pm

Escape Christmas and join our lunchtime meditation session led by Bradford Meditation Centre...

Meditation Session

Wednesday 21 November 2007, 12.45pm to 1.15pm

Chill out at one of our regular lunchtime meditation sessions led by Bradford Meditation Centre...

Storytelling in the Gallery

Saturday 10 November 2007, 2pm to 3pm

Halloween Special


Are you sitting comfortably? Join in our story telling session with Alec Williams who will be telling spooky tales inspired by Romania and Eastern Europe...

Film Screening: Bram Stoker's Dracula

Thursday 1 November 2007, 6pm to 8pm

Halloween Special


Travel to Transylvania watching Bram Stoker's Dracula an Oscar-winning horror romance film produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. To help satisfy your bloodlust we’re giving all fans of the fang a Bloody Mary to help steady your Halloween nerves (over 18's only)...

Autumn Pickling

Saturday 27 October 2007, 2pm to 3pm

Get in a pickle at our Autumn preserving demonstration...

Meditation Session

Wednesday 24 October 2007

Chill out at one of our lunchtime meditation sessions led by Bradford Meditation Centre...

Artist Talk: Tessa Bunney

Thursday 25 October 2007, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Hear Tessa Bunney talk about her work and pick up a signed copy of her new book...

Photography portfolio review session with Tessa Bunney...

Artist Talk: Liza Dracup

Thursday 27 September 2007, 6.30 to 7.15pm

Artist talk with photographer Liza Dracup.

Sounding Board with Liza Dracup

Sunday 23 September 2007

Portfolio reviews with Liza Dracup

Film Screening: The Blair Witch Project

Thursday 13 September 2007

The Blair Witch Project

Meditation Session

Wednesday 5 September 2007

Unwind in Impressions Gallery

Teddy Bears Picnic

Saturday 1 September 2007

Go down to the woods for our teddy bear's picnic in the gallery, with Alec William's stories of magic and woodlands.

Opening Weekend Events

18 to 19 August 2007, 12pm to 5pm

Over the weekend, there will be a range of gallery talks, activities and tours around the building and a chance to hear photographer Liza Dracup talk about Sharpe’s Wood, the opening exhibition, at 2pm on Saturday. Admission to all events is free.