Upcoming Events & Programmes


Dump it on Parliament Revisited – The Final Cut

Step back in time to the post-punk scene of the mid 1980’s. Think Siouxsie Sioux, a DIY ethic, scratch video, protest, Thatcher. November 2016 marks 40 years since the release of the Sex Pistols’ debut single, Anarchy in the UK. To mark the anniversary of the movement, Luton Culture present a short season of Punk


FREE ‘Writing With Purpose’ Workshop

The focus of this 2.5 hour workshop is about getting your message out, as clearly and directly as possible and about understanding the needs of your audience.


Quilla Constance ‘QC’ – Performative Lecture

Join us for a performative lecture by artist Jennifer Allen aka Quilla Constance ‘QC’, to explore the negotiation of black female identities within pop culture and high art. Through her ‘exotic’ militant punk persona Allen will interrogate ‘the gendered, sexed and raced body as a site of agency, celebration, conflict and reinvention’ * Throughout the


Creative Bedfordshire December Networking

If you work in the arts, run a creative business, are a freelance artist, actor, producer, maker or musician (or commission them), or are just curious, this network is for you.


Creative Bedfordshire January Networking

If you work in the arts, run a creative business, are a freelance artist, actor, producer, maker or musician (or commission them), or are just curious, this network is for you.

Past Events


Criss Crossing, Jordi Lafon

Here, the act of walking is a kind of performance in which many different situations converge, both the unexpected and those that are deliberately sought out. These different situations produce various ideas and images that contribute to our sense of place. Walking is a way of searching out new experiences, a way in which to


Border Country Melanie Friend

Melanie Friend began work on Border Country in 2003. Since then, more than 25,000 individuals per year have been held for some period in immigration detention in the UK. Over this time, male detainees have comprised approximately 85% of the immigration detainee population in the UK and the vast majority of interviewees in Border Country


Echo Location, Kathy Hinde

Kathy Hinde’s interactive sound map Echo Location, commissioned by Bedford Creative Arts was specifically created for Bedford, developed over a series of workshops throughout the year. People were invited to come on ‘Walkshops’ with Kathy and assistant artist Aaron Head, using their everyday smart phone or digital sound recorders provided to record a moment in time

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Lace in Place

Inspired by the rich history of lacemaking in Bedford, Bedford Creative Arts, artist Arabel Rosillo de Blas and over one hundred Bedford volunteers created the commission Lace in Place.

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October 13, 2016

Sunday on a Saturday : a good year for Sunday Art Fair

Sunday Art Fair was always on the list for a look-see during Frieze week. It’s refreshing in its no-nonsense presentation of new and emerging artists from around the world. There’s no glamour, no fashion, no ‘stars’ cruising the aisles as you see at Frieze, but that is its beauty for me. The art is unhindered,

October 6, 2016

And They’re Off!

Last night saw the first choir rehearsal for the new and upscaled performance of An Anthology of All Things. The original work was written and performed in collaboration with the public focusing on the universal themes of Love, Death, Childhood and Religion. Composer Johnny Parry was thrilled to discover that the work of the Bedford project

September 14, 2016

An Anthology of All Things Needs You!

An Anthology of All Things is back and needs you! As you may remember four years ago BCA commissioned Johnny Parry to write a new suite of songs, for an ambitious ‘Anthology of All Things’ and collected lyrics within the universal themes of Love, Death, Childhood and Religion from the Bedfordshire community. The work has

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