Upcoming Events & Programmes

06/10/2016

Creative Bedfordshire October 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.

03/11/2016

Creative Bedfordshire November 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.

01/12/2016

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.

12/01/2017

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.

02/02/2017

Creative Bedfordshire February 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

01/11/2009

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

01/02/2010

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

03/01/2011

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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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

September 12, 2016

Our Brand Evolution

Due to a trademark issue we will be changing our name and will be known as Bedford Creative Arts whilst continuing the evolution of the organisation. Our new website and brand identity have made interacting with us more accessible and open and we will continue to further our relationships with our communities, artists and partners. We

June 22, 2016

Arts and Culture in education – a personal reflection.

This is a talk given by Elly Hudson, assistant producer intern at Bedford Creative Arts at Bedford Cultural Education Partnership event on May 24 2016 at The University of Bedfordshire. Elly related her experiences of the arts in school and how the arts have shaped her choices and her future. Elly’s experience highlights how important the access to

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