First book chosen for Bedford Creative Arts’ new Art Book Club



First book chosen for Bedford Creative Arts’ new Art Book Club


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Bedford Creative Arts’ support for local artists and creatives continues with the launch of a new Art Book Club.

We’re inviting you to join us on the first Wednesday of every other month, where we hope a lively group of creative people and critical thinkers will be able to discuss art and explore new ideas.

In advance of each session, the group will select and read a new book or essay about contemporary arts practice or theory. To kick things off we’ve chosen Grant Kester’s Conversation Pieces, which is about community and communications in modern art and is available from Amazon and other book retailers. Alternatively a shorter essay, Conversation Pieces: The Role of Dialogue in Socially-Engaged Art is available as a pdf from his website, and will provide a good introduction if you are unable to get hold of the book itself.

Book club members should aim to read up to chapter 2 for the first club meeting on Wednesday 1st August, 6-8pm at our community project space 123CREATE on the Midland Road in Bedford.

Places will be limited, so to sign up as a book club member contact us now on or 01234 818670.

Meanwhile our existing Artist Development Programme continues on Thursday 19th July with a talk from Cambridge-based artists collective Aid & Abet. The talk will take place at 123CREATE from 7-9pm, and will provide valuable insights for anyone interested in being part of a collective or working with artist-led initiatives.

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