Future Towns


Come and make a Souvenir of the Future.

For our Future Towns commission artist, Sadie Hennessy will be appearing at cultural events in and around Bedford over the next twelve months.

Sadie will be inviting you to create your very own souvenir of the future.

First, you will create your own part of a long, collaged mural depicting a glorified vision of Bedford’s real-life people and places creating a fantastical vision for a Bedford of the future. Then we’ll take close-up photos of your collages and make souvenir badges, rosettes, commemorative soaps and ceramics.

Everyone will be able to take their souvenirs home with them, once they have been documented, for the mural’s showcase at the end of the project.

For our first outing, Sadie will be at The River Festival on 14 and 15 July 2018.

More information coming soon.


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Sadie Hennessy

Sadie is a mixed media artist specialising in collage, printmaking and live events. She has a BA Hons in Theatre (Dartington) and an MA in Fine Art (Central St. Martin’s). In 2010 she won the Jealous Graduate Art prize. Her work is in held in collections at the University of the Arts London the V&A print collection. In 2011-12 she was artist-in-residence in the printmaking department of Croydon College which culminated in a solo show at the Parfitt Gallery. She is currently Screen Print Fellow at the Royal Academy. Her last project was an exploration of 'Britishness' in conjunction with Firstsite Gallery in Colchester and she is currently the commissioned artist for the Odartsfestival in Somerset.

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