October 07, 2006


Bradford Town Hall has a distinctive clock tower based on the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. This feature helps to link the wool towns of Bradford and Florence, and the counties of Yorkshire and Tuscany ("Chiantishire"). Incidentally, the Wool Market in Bradford (now Waterstones Book Store) is modelled on the Doges Palace in Venice.

The large Grade I listed building, designed by local architects Lockwood and Mawson, opened as Bradford Town Hall in 1873.

Join us in Bradford city centre for Light Night, the grand finale of ‘illuminate’ - Yorkshire’s year long celebration of culture.
Bradford will link to Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and York in a series of events that spotlight their rich cultural life.

A special programme of free events will run late into the night around Bradford city centre….

Bradford City Hall Illumination
A stunning light projection by acclaimed French artist Patrice Warrener is the centrepiece of the evening. Warrener, who lit up York Minster to spectacular effect last year, will transform City Hall with intense colour and incredible detail.

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