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19:00 - 21:00
06/04/2017

Creative Bedfordshire April Networking

JOIN US FOR FREE CREATIVE NETWORKING IN SHARNBROOK ON 6TH APRIL 2017 RURAL BUSINESS is the theme of our April event. We will have inspiration from Harrold based artist Jo Atherton, who sees no boundaries in going further afield with her work, and a frank conversation about the issues and needs of creative business in rural areas. The event is an opportunity to chat with other creatives and includes a chance to shout-out about your own work and needs. Refreshments will be available. Informal and open to all. Booking is essential. Places limited to 30. If you work in the arts, run a creative business, are a freelance artist, actor, producer, maker or musician (or commission them), or are just curious, this network is for you. Creative Bedfordshire monthly events take place across Bedfordshire. Creative Bedfordshire is delivered by Bedford Creative Arts and is free of charge to attend thanks to the support of Central Bedfordshire Council and Bedford Borough Council. Photo credit: Taken at Creative Bedfordshire Networking by Cat Lane Photographer

12:00 - 16:00
12/04/2017

Rehearsal For The Revolution

Have you ever found yourself daydreaming about a different future? Are you a gamer, sci-fi lover or activist?

19:30 - 22:00
10/05/2017

Artists’ Supper Club 3

Coming Soon… Save the date for our next Artists’ Supper Club on 10 May 2017.

05/06/2017 - 06/06/2017

David

David is a brand new live digital interactive experience for all. Use your mobile phone to interact with ‘David’ and watch how he changes as you make decisions for him.

10/06/2017 - 11/06/2017

Lookout

Coming soon… A show about the future, and how far into it we allow ourselves to look.

19/06/2017 - 25/06/2017

Refugee Week

Coming Soon… Our Bedford Music In Detention Team is taking part in this year’s Refugee Week in Bedford from 19 to 25 June 2017. Watch this space for more details of how you can join in the activities with us. Image courtesy of David Ball.

Partnership programmes

Creative Bedfordshire

Bedford Music in Detention

Culture Challenge

Contemporary Artists Bedfordshire

Past Events

01/07/2015

Dump It On Parliament Revisited

Step back in time to the post-punk scene of the mid 1980’s. Think Siouxsie Sioux, a DIY ethic, scratch video, protest, Thatcher. This is the backdrop to Dump It On Parliament Revisited, a new living history artwork exploring counter-culture local history, and created by artists Dash MacDonald and Demitrios Kargotis (DASHNDEM) and artist/musician Roshi Nasehi.

01/01/2014

bedford happy

In 2013 the Office for National Statistics said Bedford was the unhappiest place in the country. In 2014 we proved it’s one of the happiest.Dan Thompson is a social artist, interested in making things happen as much as he is in making things. He’s created a day of happiness, a game played across Bedford town centre’s underused spaces. Dan is spent three months meeting people, exploring the town, and working with groups like the West Indian Social and Cultural Society and the Polish School. He asked people what makes them happy, mapping where in Bedford people are happy, and delving into why people like the government are talking about ‘happiness’ so much. We had Bedford Happy badges, small interventions in shops and cafes like Coffee with Art, and some inspirational posters around the town. The big Bedford Happy day  took over the town centre on Saturday 29th March. People took to the streets, creating a series of momentary distractions from the normal day. There was music from Bedford Arts Choir, free fudge to be won and certificates for local people who made their fellow Bedfordians happy! You can join in with Bedford Happy online, too. There’s a Facebook page, and on Twitter search for the #bedfordhappy hashtag.

05/09/2013

Dunstable Wind Charming Day

We invited the people of Dunstable to dance with the wind, become part of a collective performance, and create the folklore of tomorrow.

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