Feed Your Mind: Bradford Live, an Icon Reborn — Impressions Gallery

Join us for this relaxed lunchtime talk and hear about the work going on behind the scenes to bring this iconic building back to life.

Chris Morrell and Kirsten Branston from Bradford Live will share their journey behind the transformation of the building. Originally built in 1930, the magnificent building previously known as the New Victoria, Gaumont and Bradford Odeon is being restored to its former glory as an entertainment hub for the city.

The development is being managed by Bradford Live and will be operated by the NEC Group (UK’s leading live events business). Due to open late 2023 as a world-class leisure and business destination which is expected to attract 300,000 visitors each year.

Come and discover what’s next for this much-loved Bradford building.

Feed Your Mind is our ongoing series of informal, insightful lunchtime talks inspired by our programme. The talk will take place in the gallery where our current exhibition Bringing the Beat Back to Bradford looks back on the history of this building and the people who used it.

Free event, donations welcome. Booking advised via Art Tickets.

Impressions Gallery is a charity and we fundraise for everything we do. Please consider donating to support our events programme. You will be offered the option to add a donation as you complete the booking process on Art Tickets. Free tickets are available for those who would otherwise be unable to attend.

Top image: Bradford Live management team – Chris Morrell, Kirsten Branston, and Lee Craven.

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  • Feed Your Mind: Bradford Live, an Icon Reborn — Impressions Gallery

    Chris Morrell

    Bradford Live

    Chris is a Company Director with a background in general and technical management who has developed and operated successful businesses in the UK and Australia. A proud Bradfordian, Chris’s interests include a wide range of sports and live music.

  • Feed Your Mind: Bradford Live, an Icon Reborn — Impressions Gallery

    Kirsten Branston

    Bradford Live

    Kirsten is a Director of a consultancy based business and also brings expertise from the financial sector where she was a Senior Bank Manager. Kirsten invests heavily in the local community; as well as her involvement in Bradford Live, she has over 10 years experience as a school Governor. She is passionate about live music, attending dozens of gigs each year.

The People's Palace: The Story of Bradford's New Vic

This new publication written by Mark Nicholson brings together extensive research and interviews, accompanied by a wealth of photographs, many of which have never been published before.

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Available at Impressions Gallery for a suggested donation of £10+, with all proceeds going to The Cinderella Club, a Bradford based charity that helps children throughout the district.

The Cinderella Club
Feed Your Mind: Bradford Live, an Icon Reborn — Impressions Gallery

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