South Square Gallery plays an important part in the cultural life of Thornton by providing community exhibitions, events and workshops alongside our contemporary arts programme and it is committed to providing a platform and opportunities to new artists and curators.
This scheme enables individuals to support the centre and offers reduced hire rates and an opportunity to exhibit as part of an annual exhibition if you are a local artist.
The support of our friends will help us keep the organisation sustainable.
15% off artwork purchases in the main gallery
FREE South Square Tote Bag or Screen print designed by artist Beth Rose
Regular email updates about the centre’s organisational development and opportunities to become a part of our public consultations
50% off hiring of community room and meeting room for projects, events or workshops
20% off ticketed events and workshops
A FREE slice of cake from Plenty on your birthday week
A FREE key ring and membership card
We have a variety of payment options for subscription to the Friends of South Square scheme. Payment can also be made using Paypal, cash at the centre or by BACS using the details below.
Thornton and Allerton Community Association Ltd (Barclays), Sort Code: 20-11-81, Account Number: 33401758
Address: Thornton Road, Bradford, BD13 3LD
Phone: 01274 834747
South Square is a collection of 19th Century workers cottages, in the old Yorkshire village of Thornton, famous for its Brontë connections and its impressive 20-arch viaduct.
Renovated as a community arts centre in 1982, South Square Centre is now home to ten studio spaces for a variety of artists, as well as a gallery, community spaces, archive, fine art framers, bar and a cafe.
The centre hosts community events and activities for all ages, including an ongoing workshop programme and provides community spaces available to hire.