With the 2015 Bradford Business Conference quickly approaching, the excitement and buzz around the city has been evident. And with this, we’ve been looking at more opportunities to make BBC15 a completely unique conference which encapsulates everything that Bradford has to offer. We have already announced that the ‘Curry Capital Of Britain’ Award will be presented at 13:00pm to a team featuring some of Bradford top Curry kings, but the conference will also be hosting the ‘Bradford Showcase’. This will be an all-day exhibition of art and media collected and archived from throughout Bradford’s history. The Bradford College Textile Archive will be displaying their vast collection of materials to represent the industrial history of the city.
For over 200 years, Bradford has been an internationally important manufacturing centre for textiles. Today it supplies the high end of the consumer market, yet in its heyday in the 19th and 20th centuries, Bradford manufactured many kinds of fabrics and fibres, far more than the worsteds it’s globally celebrated for!
The Bradford College Textile Archive is a proud custodian of Bradford’s heritage, holding a wide variety of authentic artefacts in our collections; student workbooks, teaching aids, industry pattern books, company and trade organisation records, trends services and trade journals. Together, these collections reveal the secrets of Bradford’s industrial past, and provide an invaluably rich source of primary research for academics, social and industrial historians, students, artists and designers across all media.
For more information about the Textile Archive, please visit: www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/about/arts-culture/textile-archive
David Wilson, who featured as a key speaker at YEN’s July 2015 networking event at The BeerHouse, will also be present at the conference to represent Bradford City of Film. David has served as Director of Bradford City of Film for over four years, helping to promote it as a key location for film and TV production, as well as hosting a number of key film festivals including Bradford International Film Festival and Bradford Animation Festival, both of which are held at the National Media Museum.
For more information about the Bradford City of Film, please visit: www.bradford-city-of-film.com