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Bradford Bubble Up at Impressions

Thu, 30th Aug, 2018

Impressions is delighted to be part of Bradford Bubble Up, a free city wide water themed weekender taking place from 7 to 9 September.

Born of Saxon river crossing the ‘Broad Ford’, Bradford has a long association with water; from secret underground rivers to the UK’s largest urban water feature, the events as part of the Bubble Up weekend are all inspired by the city’s aquatic association. The immersive participatory programme will include a mass dance in the mirrorpool, an urban beach, a giant water slide, and much more! View the full programme here.

Here at Impressions, we’ll be unveiling a specially comissioned six-metre tall public artwork inspired by Bradford Beck. This unique large scale photograph will fill the entire window of Impressions Galley, visible from Godwin street, facing the former Odeon and the site of the Bradford Beck. Meet artist Simon Warner at a special launch event on Saturday 8 September from 3.00pm.

Throughout the weekend, you can also see Seven Streams, a four channel film by Simon Warner exploring the depths of Bradford Beck and its babbling streams that rise to the west of the city.

At 2.30pm on Sunday 9 September, join us for a photowalk following the route of Bradford Beck as it flows hidden beneath the city. We’ll Stop at each of the 15 plaques marking the route of the beck (conceived by the Friends of Bradford Beck). The photowalk will also  include a pit stop to watch Seven Streams. Click here to read more and book your place.