Upcoming Events & Programmes

05/02/2017

An Anthology of All Things by Johnny Parry

Bedford composer Johnny Parry has rewritten his composition An Anthology of All Things for a full Symphony Orchestra in Germany. Having inspired Bremen University with this piece originally created for and with his local community in Bedford. This project began in 2012 when Bedford Creative Arts commissioned Parry to write an ambitious new suite of

09/02/2017

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.

02/03/2017

Creative Bedfordshire March 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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December 19, 2016

Yarl’s Wood Music Workshops – A Closer Look

Music In Detention (MID) is a national charity, which uses participatory music making to improve the mental wellbeing of immigration detainees and to integrate detainees into local communities. Based within Bedford Creative Arts, Bedford MID is a partnership between MID and local voluntary, community and arts organisations in Bedford. Our workshops use drumming, percussion, singing,

November 23, 2016

Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food

An exhibition presented by Metal Peterborough 10 September 2016 – 4 December 2016 In preparation for BCA’s ‘An Artists’ Supper’ taking place tonight and featuring internationally renowned collaborative Lucy + Jorge Orta’s artwork ’70 x 7 The Meal’ I took the time to visit their current exhibition, Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food presented by Metal

October 27, 2016

‘What are we going to do about Cultural Education in Bedford?’

On Friday the 30th of September, Bedford had its first Open Space Conference. An Open Space Conference has no set agenda, as the attendees create it as the event progresses in relation to the main topic of the day. In this case, we were asking ‘What are we going to do about Cultural Education in

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