The Threads of Life exhibition tells the story of the new vestments and frontals produced for the Cathedral by Polly Meynell http://www.pollymeynell.com/.
Also on display are a number of sacred objects drawn from the collections of Bradford Cathedral and the International Art Collection of Bradford Museums and Galleries. The juxtaposition of these collections demonstrate the richness of faith related endeavour and the importance that such objects play in the lives of Hindus, Christians, Muslims and Sikhs in Bradford and throughout the world. All the exhibits have been used in ceremony or for prayer by respective congregations.
The Bradford Cathedral objects demonstrate the expertise and meticulous attention to detail of craftspeople from Bradford and regional artisans including silversmiths and embroiderers whilst the Bradford Museums items come from the broad geographic areas of the Punjab, Gujarat, Rajasthan in India and Pakistan. They have a broad range of uses associated with various forms of worship from ceremonial shafts, containers for holy liquids, incense holders and items to alert the senses for prayer.
Eye of the Beholder: Dialogues is a collaboration between Bradford Museums and Galleries and Bradford Cathedral and part of the Eye of the Beholder project led by Cartwright Hall Art Gallery in Bradford made possible with support from Arts Council England. This display runs concurrently with the Eye of the Beholder: Taking Inspiration exhibition at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery (28 March – 5 July 2015)
Click here for some images of the exhibition
NATIONAL VOLUNTEERS’ WEEK
Monday 1st June 1.30pm
We celebrate National Volunteers' Week with an afternoon of coffee & cake to thank Cathedral volunteers for all the hard work they do but to welcome anybody who might be interested in joining one of the many and varied teams of volunteers without whom the Cathedral would not run so smoothly.
For more details call the Cathedral Office on 01274 777720.
|In partnership with Bradford Museums and Galleries we are delighted to host an evening of poetry with Zaffar Kunial.
This is an eventful year in the life of the Cathedral and City.
Any project is bound to cause some disruption at some point. Whilst the building and grounds will remain open for the duration, there will be times when vehicle access may be prevented and enjoyment of the peace and beauty of the site will be marred by noise and scaffolding. We therefore ask for your gracious forbearance at this time.
But by the end of the year all these works will be complete - including the opening of the Westfield site - and the Cathedral will take its part in the regeneration of the City including the impressive State Gate entrance.