Clubhouse Night


Event Description

The Clubhouse Night on 24 March 2018 was the culmination of the year’s activity. For one night it brought the two streets to life in unexpected ways, celebrating and sharing the project with the wider community.

Located in a garage lock-up in between the two streets, there was an exhibition of film stills on garage doors, short films were projected into empty garage spaces and there was a resident run-café with a residents’ recipe book created with artist Jan Uprichard. The main feature of the evening was the Clubhouse performance. This walking tour presented film vignettes outside the homes where the films were created, and was performed by young participating residents. Films were projected onto walls and stairwells, bringing the street to life after dark.

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Image Credits, Cat Lane and Julie Myers & Maria Anastassiou.

Over 130 residents have taken part in the project to date and a number of resident-led activities have developed from the project. To date these include an annual Sports Day, a regular inter-generational football match and regular planting of the community garden. The final film will be screened in summer 2018 and the next phase of the Clubhouse project will begin in early summer 2018.








Carlisle Road,
Bedford MK40 4HR,



Julie Myers

Julie's practice responds to people and places by combining digital media (sound, photography, film, text) with publicly sited installations. She looks for accessible, everyday ways that people make sense of their environment through memory, personal experience and the representation of stories. She is interested in the relationship between real and electronic space: in contemporary cartography, social practice, developing projects that enable material generated by local communities to be experienced in public space.


Maria Anastassiou

Maria Anastassiou is an artist/filmmaker who uses analogue and digital media in moving image, social practice and curatorial projects. Her work is informed by experimental ethnographic approaches to documentary and structuralist film traditions. She is interested in the form and function of the filmmaking process as an entry point into responding to place, narratives, communities, individuals and other artists.

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