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Opinion: The Twinning Project backs up key themes identified by Durham Commission  

In October the Durham Commission, a joint research collaboration between Durham University and Arts Council England, which examined the role creativity should play in the education of children and young people, released its findings. The Commission concluded that all schools, from early years to 16-plus education, should be better enabled to ‘support the promotion of creativity

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BCA joins fundraisers for first statue of a woman in Bedford

Bedford Creative Arts is pleased to be supporting Women of Bedford in an initiative to fundraise for the first statue of a woman to be erected in the borough. Yesterday, Director of BCA Elaine Midgley joined other guests at Bedford Heights, for an evening reception to support the campaign and creatively explore the stories of the past

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Queen’s Park Cultural Capital – Call for Artists

BCA is now calling for artists to join our new Queen’s Park Cultural Capital project; a two-year action research and co-creation project funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and The Harpur Trust, with additional support from Arts Council England, Bedford Borough Council and bpha housing association. The project is set in the diverse community of Queen’s Park, Bedford where residents

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Red INK Call out to local dance groups

A great opportunity to take part in the curtain raiser for the critically acclaimed Red INK by hip hop contemporary dance company Wayward Thread, is now open for local dance groups. Local dancers are invited to apply to a series of intensive dance workshops in the lead up to the performance on the 19th June.

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Opinion: The Ed Secretary’s Vision for Character and Resilience is a good start

The Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, announced earlier this month that character and resilience are “as crucial to young people’s future success” as academic qualifications. Laying out ‘Five Foundations for Building Character’ (including creativity, sport and performing), Mr Hinds pledged to work with schools and external organisations (including charities and membership bodies) to help all children access activities within each of

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BCA Welcomes New Director Elaine Midgley!

BCA is delighted to announce it has appointed a new Director, Elaine Midgley, to the BCA team. Elaine comes to Bedford after ten years in Cambridge, most recently as Business Development Director for Cambridge Live and previously, Arts and Events Manager for Cambridge City Council.  Elaine joins BCA with a mission to boost growth and development and build

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Studio Opportunity at BCA

If you are an artist looking for space to grow, we have an affordable studio opportunity. One of our studios has recently become available and would be suitable to share between two artists or as a spacious studio for one. Submission deadline 10am 5 November 2018.   Download an application here: BCA-StudioOpportunityOct18 BCA Studio Policy: BCA-studiopolicy For further questions

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Job Opportunity Office and Facilities Manager

BCA is a dynamic arts charity that has been working in Bedfordshire and beyond for over thirty years.  We bring artists and communities together to create high quality and ambitious art projects which involve the community in the making of the work. You will find us in places where you least expect art to happen, such as shopping

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BedMID at Refugee Week 2018

Refugee week is fast approaching and BedMID is gearing up to launch two new pieces of work. Johanne Hudson Lett has been developing the music from the ‘Countrywide CD’ released during Refugee Week 2017, alongside making new songs with participants from Friends of Refugees, Bedfordshire. Roshi Nasehi has been working with refugee family participants from Bedford’s Kings Arms Project on an

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