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THE HOCKNEYS: AUTHOR TALK WITH JOHN HOCKNEY, TUESDAY 15TH OCTOBER, 12-2PM
Come and hear a talk from John Hockney to mark the launch of his new book The Hockneys: Never Worry What the Neighbours Think. John will discuss the lives of his extraordinary family, raised in Bradford during the Second World War. He will explore the hardship and enterprise that characterised his Bradford childhood and the creative freedom that launched successful careers for all five Hockney siblings across three continents and laid the foundations for an artist’s work that has inspired generations around the world.
Tickets £20 including a light buffet lunch, available to buy from the 1853 Gallery / tel 01274 531163 / email email@example.com John will also sign books in the bookshop from 2pm.
SALTAIRE FESTIVAL 2019: Fri Sept 13 – Sun Sept 22nd
We have a number of festival events taking place at Salts this year; for details on what else is on offer during the festival please see https://saltairefestival.co.uk/
KEHILLAH: PHOTOGRAPHS BY NUDRAT AFZA
Self-taught documentary photographer Nudrat Afza has spent the last 30 years recording the everyday lives of people in the diverse communities of West Yorkshire. KEHILLAH presents Afza’s work with the dwindling congregation of Bradford Synagogue.
The Boardrooms, Victoria Road, Salts Mill, daily from Fri 13th September – Sun 22nd September, 11am-4pm. Admission free
WEAVING THE FUTURE
Weaving the Future is a free exhibition in our iconic roofspace exploring how the innovative spirit that powered textiles in Victorian times is alive, well and driving a new revolution.
Raising sheep and making things from wool was Britain’s first great industry. Its people and landscapes have been shaped by centuries of textiles production. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Yorkshire, where Weaving the Future will combine film and photography by Tim Smith and Impossible Arts with performance by the Balbir Singh and Gradient Dance Companies, linking the region’s past and present with its future.
The Roofspace, Salts Mill, daily from Fri Sept 13 – Sun Sept 22, 11am-4pm (open weekends thereafter until October)
TWO RIVERS CONCERT BAND - SUNDAY 6TH OCTOBER
The Two Rivers Concert Band will be premiering work written for them by composer James Banner – part of the Adopt a Composer scheme - and playing old favourites too.
Tickets £3; free for age 18 and under, available from 1853 Gallery, Salts Mill, calling 01274 531163 or from here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/two-rivers-bands
FLUX: NINE NEW GRADUATES AT KATH LIBBERT JEWELLERY GALLERY, 12 SEPT – 10 NOV
Kath Libbert’s annual selling exhibition of outstanding new jewellery talent selected from across the UK is open 7 days. More info: http://www.kathlibbertjewellery.co.uk/flux/flux-exhibition.html.
CAFÉ INTO THE OPERA WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY 26TH SEPT & FRIDAY 27TH SEPT. THE ARRIVAL OF SPRING GALLERY WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER.
These spaces are closed on these dates for the Born in Bradford Science Festival. Born in Bradford is one of the largest research studies in the UK, tracking the lives of over 30,000 Bradfordians to find out what influences their health and wellbeing. Evidence from Born in Bradford has helped to change policy and practice and develop innovative ways to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.
More info: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/born-in-bradford-science-festival-tickets-60117534163
IAN BEESLEY: WORK
Ian Beesley: Work is now on in Gallery 2. Open Mon – Fri 10-5:30; Sat & Sun 10-6pm, admission free.
This exhibition presents work from the last 4 decades by Beesley, one of Europe's finest social documentary photographers. Large-scale prints include images taken at Salts Mill in the 80s as it slowly shut down, and some from 2017 when he returned to see the building thriving once more. An extraordinary Wall of Workers shows portraits of men and women employed in trades which no longer exist. The gallery also houses The Big Big Camera – a century-old industrial relic revived by Beesley - and the work he has created with it. Throughout the show are poems written by Ian McMillan, Beesley’s friend and frequent collaborator.
Attention all early birds! Salts Diner is now open for breakfast at 9am on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. The Diner will continue to serve breakfast from 9:30 Mondays-Fridays. Come and enjoy homemade granola, smoked salmon & scrambled eggs or the whole works surrounded by David Hockney’s beautiful art.
To access Salts Diner before 10am, please use the external lift. If you're coming from the carpark, walk through the tunnel to the right of the glass entrance, turn left at the end and take the lift to the second floor. Coming down the cobbled yard, proceed through the mill gates and you’ll find the lift at the end on the right hand side, under a roof.
UPCOMING NEWS AND EVENTS
We're always planning new exhibitions, talks and events. Keep checking in here and on our twitter.