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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

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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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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

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Blurred Boundaries: Where does art end and architecture begin?

Blurred Boundaries: Where does art end and architecture begin? A talk at the Royal Institute of British Architects Chair: Corinne Mynatt, RIBA Curator Speakers: Alex Coles, The Transdisciplinary Studio Dr Catharine Rossi, Kingston University Sam Jacob, Sam Jacob Studio Mariana Pestana, V&A On 11th October the Royal Institute of British Architects opened its doors to

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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,

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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

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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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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

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