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Radio 101, Zoe Irvine

Radio 101 was an exhibition and FM radio station broadcasting from our former Gallery on Bedford High Street. The show related to the R101 airship built at Cardington in the 1920s and it’s illfaited maiden voyage to Karachi. The journey finished in disaster as the R101 came down at Allonne near Beauvais outside Paris on Saturday

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Our Silence is Your Comfort, Kay Goodridge

Cambridge based artist and photographer Kay Goodridge explored stories and relationships hidden within a series of found photographs. Her research into these images resulted in the production of two bodies of work Our Silence is Your Comfort and Making Contact. In Making Contact, Goodridge questioned how closeness and family relationships are represented in the family

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Window On The World, Nilu Azadi

Window on the World was an exhibition of an extraordinary body of work by pinhole photographer Nilu Izadi. Constructing cameras from boxes and tins of all shapes and sizes, Izadi captures the world around her in a series of beautiful and mysterious photographs. The artist describes it as an unpredictable process where one gently plays

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Made in Bedford

When WH Allen announced the closure of its engineering works in 1999, there was a real sense of shock in the local community. This was the factory that at one time employed 3,500 people. Much of Queens Park was built to house the work force. So, in commemoration of the national importance of the factory,

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The Bedford Project, Andre Stitt

Over the period of one year Wales-based performance artist Andre Stitt  performed a series of eight live art performances in Bedford town and the surrounding rural areas. These performances were in direct response to the town’s own unique society and culture. Each of the performances was recorded using photography and film. 01   White Trash Curry Kick Conceived of

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Woman at the wheel

Inspired by the Mike Stubbs exhibition at BCA, this collaborative project brought together work by local women photographers and film makers. A cross section of women drivers agreed to participate and feature in the images, women driving ‘dream cars’, women using their driving skills in their working lives, women in a voluntary situation and women

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The Dome Project

Inspired by the Millennium Dome and the turn of the century, BCA involved large numbers of local people in the making and decorating of plastic domes. The work was then amassed for a striking public display at the Bedford’s River Festival.  

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The Eyrie Roar

‘The Eyrie Roar’ was a phrase coined in the fifties to describe the atmosphere at Bedford Town Football Club as the crowd waited for their heroes to enter the pitch. The book BCA compiled is the result of reminiscence sessions with fans of the club, offering a unique record of their memories of the Club’s

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Eye Me Mine

This ‘hands on’ arts project encouraged children (aged 5 +) living in the Queens Park area of Bedford to look at the community in which they live and be inspired to produce a photograph, video, drawing or piece of written text. Over 1000 images were produced in a four week period and then displayed in

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Time on our Hands

Time on our Hands was a project that began in 1993, offering older people a chance to try a broad range of arts activities, whilst meeting new people, gaining new skills and enjoying new experiences.    

Want to get involved? YEAH!