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11:00 - 16:00

Bedford Park Paper Jungle

Help us turn our stall at Have A Go With Harpur into a paper jungle full of exotic plants. Artist Alison Goodyear invites you to join her in Bedford Park on 10 September 2017 to create a paper jungle of cut out paper plants and trees, inspired by what you discover in the parkland around you. Drawing and paper activity for all the family. Free. Drop in. Image: Move me No 2,  2014,  Alison Goodyear  

14:00 - 17:00

Clubhouse Production Party

Join us for a production party as we share the first rushes from the Clubhouse filmmaking project. There will be an opportunity to learn more about the project, talk to the artists and residents involved and view a pop-up exhibition of the Clubhouse photography project. Clubhouse is a pop-up space on Carlisle Road, Bedford designed for creative ideas and activities. Made in collaboration with residents of Chester and Carlisle Roads, Queen’s Park, Bedford, and lead artists Julie Myers and Maria Anastassiou, Clubhouse is a year-long programme of creative exploration for the residents of the two roads. No need to book. Just come along.         

Partnership programmes

Creative Bedfordshire

Bedford Music in Detention

Culture Challenge

Contemporary Artists Bedfordshire

Past Events


hip hop vs monuments

Do you walk past Bedford’s monuments and statues without a second glance on a daily basis? Do you know their meaning? Renowned choreographer and photographer Mickael Marso Riviere , international street dancer Si Rawlinson and a troupe of young street dancers from Bedford fused photography, live art and Hip Hop/Breakin dance to challenge our perspective of the well-known Silver Faces sculpture. For two weeks Bedford Creative Arts transformed the windows of the Sports Traider shop on Silver Street into a gallery displaying Marso’s images of the event.


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.


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.

Want to get involved? YEAH!