Property Lunch to hear about Odeon plans

Making ‘Bradford Live’ again

  • What’s happening with the former Odeon building?
  • How will it change the fortunes of Bradford?
  • When is it going to happen?

Come along and find out at this Bradford Property Forum Lunch – Tuesday 16 October, at the Great Victoria Hotel.

Lots of things have been said about the demise and re-birth of the building last known as the Odeon in Bradford.

Built in 1930 as the New Victoria, and re-named the Gaumont in 1950, the Godwin Street building finally became the Odeon in 1969.

Initially operating as a cinema, the venue has also been a dance hall and featured ballet, bingo, concerts and other types of live performance.  Artists such as the Beatles, the Stones, Tom Jones and the Everly Brothers have all headlined there.

Since 2000, it has stayed silent.  Under threat of demolition, campaigners appear to have saved this once popular live music venue.

Of late, one Bradford businessman has made it his mission to save the building that, let’s be honest, some have loved and some have loathed.  Lee Craven intends to make ‘Bradford Live’ again and has corporate support on his side.

If you’ve been living or working in Bradford for more than a couple of years, you’re likely to have heard many pros and cons about the building or the current redevelopment proposals.  Come and hear from the horse’s mouth, when Lee will tell us about the plans, and when they will come to fruition.

To read more about the ‘Bradford Live’ project, click here.

To read more about the history of the building, click here.

The format of the lunch is a two-course lunch with a pre-planned seating.  £30 for Chamber members; £42 non-members.

To book your place(s) please book online, email Clare or Jess or call 01274 206660 to speak to our events team.