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Museums at Night: Lister’s Lanterns by Cecil Green Arts at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery


Oct 28 2022


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

About The Event


Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
Lister Park, Bradford BD9 4NS

Lister’s Lanterns is a community lantern parade which take place at Lister Park in Bradford. It has been running annually for many years and gains in popularity every time.

Visit the civic art gallery out of hours, a chance to visit the displays, permanent galleries and peruse the gallery shop in the evening. If you struggle to visit due to work commitments, this is your moment!

You might have been to every one of their parades, or never experienced one before, but one thing is certain, you can expect an evening of spectacle, community, magic and beauty.

Get moving to music around the park by Peace Artists, Jamba Samba, Dales Jam and Banda Na Rua.

Leading up to the Lantern Parade, Cecil Green Arts run lantern-making workshops in community centres, children centres and schools throughout Bradford. Plus in Cartwright Hall Art Gallery too!

Lantern workshops will be running in the gallery throughout the day. Come in and make yours, ready for the evening parade!

There will be 2 sessions in the gallery:

Thursday 27th October – The Big Draw

Large pyramid lantern workshop 11am – 3pm

Friday 28th October – Listers Lanterns workshop

Small round lantern making workshops 11am – 5pm

These workshops are  now fully booked. We are taking reserve bookings but cannot promise a place.

The parade sets off from the front steps at dusk. Tea, coffee and cake will be available to buy from the ‘Refreshment Room’ gallery cafe, plus food vans in the park.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please contact for more information.

May Half-term with Bradford District Museums & Galleries

Looking for something to do  over half term? 
Have a look at our families events – follow the links for more information

28th May Dreams and Songs to sing
Cartwright Hall
Meet author Richard O’Neill for traditional stories and handicrafts

29th May –
Put yourself in the picture
Bradford Industrial Museum
Visit our “Bairds TV” display, help to make an old fashioned TV and become a news presenter or star in an advert!

30th MayLocal Myths and Legends
Bolling Hall
Listen to traditional stories and design a mythical creature.

1st June Within Nature
Cliffe Castle
Meet the artists & take part in associated family activities.