Future Towns at The River Festival 2018

14/07/2018 - 15/07/2018

Event Description

For our Future Towns commission artist, Sadie Hennessy will be appearing at cultural events in and around Bedford over the next twelve months.

Launched over the weekend of Bedford’s River Festival, Sadie invited visitors to make their very own souvenir of the future.

First, they created part of a long, collaged mural sharing their vision of what Bedford’s people and places will be like in the future. Then they made their vision into a souvenir badge or rosette to take home.


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Keep an eye out for where Sadie will be next and the exhibition of the mural next year.



14/07/2018 - 15/07/2018


St Mary's Gardens,



Sadie Hennessy

Sadie is a mixed media artist specialising in collage, printmaking and live events. She has a BA Hons in Theatre (Dartington) and an MA in Fine Art (Central St. Martin’s). In 2010 she won the Jealous Graduate Art prize. Her work is in held in collections at the University of the Arts London the V&A print collection. In 2011-12 she was artist-in-residence in the printmaking department of Croydon College which culminated in a solo show at the Parfitt Gallery. She is currently Screen Print Fellow at the Royal Academy. Her last project was an exploration of 'Britishness' in conjunction with Firstsite Gallery in Colchester and she is currently the commissioned artist for the Odartsfestival in Somerset.

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