Saturday 24th March saw the grand opening of Hand Made in Bradford (HMiB) - a new art space created by Fabric with support from Bradford Council, Bradford People's Centre and Positive Bradford. Hand Made in Bradford is right at the centre of Bradford's shopping area at 1 Tyrrel St in the former Virgin/Zavvi store.
Hand Made in Bradford provides a city centre space for makers and artists to showcase their work and, in some cases, test trade direct to the public. The new ground floor shop offers a range of hand-made and original work including jewellery, ceramics, textiles, cards and a wide range of gift items as well as prints and photographs.
The first floor includes the 'Picnic Parlour' created by the Bradford People's Centre, expect warm and friendly surroundings and a comfortable seat! There is an exhibition space, currently featuring 'Time and Place': Fabric's commision for the Arts Council's national digital platform developed in partnership with the BBC. Also on the first floor you will find Bradford's first 'Gallery of Children's Art' inspired and developed by Lynne Dobson, art teacher at Peel Park Primary School who has gathered together the best of work submitted by young people in Bradford.
If you want to find out more and get involved with Hand Made in Bradford by volunteering, please take look at the Job Description to see what would be expected of you and then, if you still fancy it, fill in this quick form (Word doc) - it will take a minute or two, promise.