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Art Speak : What would your dream library look like?

Art Speak is a new blog series where we chat with the artists involved in our programmes. Curator producer Annie Bacon will ask them about their artistic process, their motivations and inspirations. As we draw close to the first of our Future Libraries Festivals taking place at Flitwick Library in mid October, Annie sat down with David Littler, one

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Flitwick Future Library Festival Needs You!

Do you speak Foreign? Own a comfy chair? Have a strange hobby? Then Flitwick Future Library Festival needs you! The Future Library Festival, which is taking place from the 16th – 18th of October is looking for local residents who have a brilliant idea about what they’d like to do in their local library.   Do

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Dump it on Parliament Revisited

Library project pays homage to Bedfordshire’s noisy history This project is a new living history artwork by artist DashnDem and Roshi Nasehi that explores the idea of the library as a custodian of local history. The concept is inspired by the story of Bedfordshire’s post-punk bands of the 1980’s who were galvanized into action against

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Future Library Festival

Last year, Central Bedfordshire Council Libraries in partnership with Bedford Creative Arts, won Arts Council England funding to commission eight artists to imagine what a library of the future could be. The result is the Library as Laboratory project and 3 new projects. A festival like no other, Artists Rosalie Schweiker, Ania Bas and David

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ART Speak: Library as Laboratory

Are you a member of your local library? How do you think you would react if your local library faced closure? In 2011 Stony Stratford Library, on the outskirts of Milton Keynes, was under threat. The local community, outraged at the impending budget cuts and possible closure protested, by borrowing all 16,000 of the library’s

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Creative Show Off

We’re back in Bedford and we’re shouting-out. Open mic slots can be as short as a minute and you can decide on the night. Tell us about yourself and your projects. Find collaborators and get some word of mouth. It’s fine to be all ears, chat amongst the crowd or step-up to the mic. All welcome.

Want to get involved? YEAH!