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Hope Stories for Refugee Week

To mark Refugee Week, Bedford Music in Detention is sharing the music created by women detained in Yarl’s Wood International Rescue Centre and the students at Biddenham Upper School. In 2014, this pioneering collaboration produced a series of songs that explored issues around immigration and life in the IRC. Musicians Aga Serugo-Lugo and Jack Sharp led

BCA The Culture Challenge

The Power of Cultural Learning

The Power of Cultural Learning was a talk  originally given at the Local Education Partnership ‘Big Picture’ event by Gill Peck on 24 May 2016. The partnership believes that art and culture make life better, help to build diverse communities and improve our quality of life and is a call for the art, culture and education sectors to

BCA Intern

The Joy of a Handbag

She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene I said don’t mind, but what do you mean I am the one Who will dance on the floor in the round She said I am the one who will dance on the floor in the round Billie Jean, Michael Jackson The handbag –

BCA

All Change for Bedford Creative Arts

We wanted to let you all know that our exuberant Chief Executive Dawn Giles will be leaving Bedford Creative Arts this Summer. Over the last 7 years Dawn has taken this organisation from strength to strength through a particularly difficult period for arts organisations. Her leadership has been invaluable and you can see results of

Intern Music

Challenge Elly – A Punkit! Perspective

With Elly & Emily now at the half way point of their internship, Elly talks about her experience of being an Assistant Producer. “PUNKIT! An explosive night of music and creativity!” – What a tag line! As a first taste of Assistant Producing, why not start it off with a bang! Over the last 3 months, 90

Contemporary Artists Bedfordshire Event Intern

‘How do artists establish themselves?’ – A Review

On Sunday 20th March, 2016, &Co. invited Matt Roberts to deliver a Panel Discussion titled: ‘How do artists establish themselves?’, after he received Arts Council funding to provide advice to artists in regions where the commercial sector of the arts is less visible. Consequently, three panellists were invited to The Higgins Bedford, from three contrasting

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