Upcoming Events & Programmes


Creative Bedfordshire April Networking

JOIN US FOR FREE CREATIVE NETWORKING IN SHARNBROOK ON 6TH APRIL 2017 RURAL BUSINESS is the theme of our April event. We will have inspiration from Harrold based artist Jo Atherton, who sees no boundaries in going further afield with her work, and a frank conversation about the issues and needs of creative business in


Rehearsal For The Revolution

Have you ever found yourself daydreaming about a different future? Are you a gamer, sci-fi lover or activist?


Artists’ Supper Club 3

Coming Soon… Save the date for our next Artists’ Supper Club on 10 May 2017.

05/06/2017 - 06/06/2017


David is a brand new live digital interactive experience for all. Use your mobile phone to interact with ‘David’ and watch how he changes as you make decisions for him.

10/06/2017 - 11/06/2017


Coming soon… A show about the future, and how far into it we allow ourselves to look.

19/06/2017 - 25/06/2017

Refugee Week

Coming Soon… Our Bedford Music In Detention Team is taking part in this year’s Refugee Week in Bedford from 19 to 25 June 2017. Watch this space for more details of how you can join in the activities with us. Image courtesy of David Ball.

Past Events


An Artists’ Supper Club with Aid & Abet

Aid & Abet’s David Kefford and Sarah Evans will ask how can artists activate the local scene, build a network, create an artist led space and make things happen without big money or big cities. Based in Cambridge, they are interested in socially engaged practice that enables groups to work together and explore everyday life through creative activity.


An Artists’ Supper Club

On 23 November 2016, Bedford Creative Arts borrowed an artist-made dinner-set by internationally renowned collaborative Lucy + Jorge Orta from arts organisation Metal Peterborough as part of our new Contemporary Artists Bedfordshire programme. The exhibition, Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food, was a culmination of their 18-month residency with Metal and as part of this, the


Animating Environments in Queen’s Park

Following on from our In Situ Cinema project in Queen’s Park, Bedford in July 2016, we invited the residents of Chester and Carlisle Roads to join us and artist Maria Anastassiou in a second filmmaking project. Through a series of film and animation workshops in November 2016 and February 2017, the young residents delved deeper

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Join us on as one of 40 audience members on 5 and 6 June 2017 in our quest to shape the future of our digital world. Dance company Pell Ensemble invites you into the world of EPOQ: a place where your data becomes a Lived Experience™… Booking now open!

Latest News

March 7, 2017

Music in Detention is Seeking Volunteers

Make amazing music and support immigration detainees – come and volunteer as a workshop assistant with Music in Detention. Music In Detention takes music-making into Immigration Removal Centres. We run participatory workshops to help people cope with the experience of detention, give them a voice and build relationships between them, centre staff and local communities

March 6, 2017

Artist Studio Opportunity

We have an affordable artist studio opportunity. Suitable for either one artist or two artists sharing, the studio is part of Bedford Creative Arts’ i-Create studio community on Midland Road, Bedford and aims to provide a supportive environment for the development and growth of artists’ practice in Bedfordshire. 200 square feet studio Heated, natural light

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,

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