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Full schedule for ‘Made in Queen’s Park’ Community Cafe

Next week – for one week only – Saturday 23rd October to Friday 29th October –  residents of Queen’s Park will benefit from a free pop up café offering fun activities for half term. The free event, at the community centre, will give residents the chance to try out arts and crafts while enjoying some

Airship dreams, green particles that make the shape of a man

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Case study: Shortstown Primary School Escapes Gravity

Bedford Creative Arts (BCA) and The Higgins Bedford have collaborated with artist Mike Stubbs to develop a new artwork and community exhibition based on Bedfordshire’s Airship Heritage. One of our goals is to engage the local community in the engineering heritage of the local area, and our links to the airship industry. Children and young

Shortstown Airship Dreams. Colourful craft airship

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Join the Airship Dreamers Club

Bedfordshire parents and children can benefit from joining the Airship Dreamers Club developed by Bedford Creative Arts (BCA). The Airship Dreamers Club is part of BCA’s Airship Dreams: Escaping Gravity project, which is an immersive artwork and community-curated exhibition exploring Bedford’s airship heritage. The artwork will be on display in The Higgins’ William Harpur Gallery until 28th November 2021 and is

Airship Dreams Escaping Gravity. Green particles making the image of the airship

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Exhibition Announcement – Airship Dreams: Escaping Gravity at The Higgins Bedford Sat 10 July – Sun 28 November 2021

Exhibition Announcement – Airship Dreams: Escaping Gravity The Higgins Bedford Sat 10 July – Sun 28 November 2021 A new large scale artwork by Mike Stubbs exploring the spectacle and utopianism of UK airship heritage. Recreating a drifty and dreamy sensation like sailing through space, Airship Dreams: Escaping Gravity explores a fascination with airships and

Rob and Romesh Vs Art

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Catch up on Quilla Constance’s latest TV appearances

After collaborating on a previous project, Processions, we’re thrilled to continue working with artist Quilla Constance (QC) on Teasing Out Contingencies. With a focus on collaboration, dialogue and exchange, QC is inviting the public to take part in a series of workshops to create inventive performances and scenarios, asking the questions what is British society

BCA delivering 1,7000 art packs

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BCA delivers over 1700 art packs to children in Bedfordshire and Luton

This week BCA has headed up a dream team of volunteers to construct and deliver 1500 packs of art materials to children in Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Luton, in collaboration with Bedford Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedfordshire Libraries and the University of Bedfordshire. Funded by Arts Council England and facilitated by The Royal Opera

R101 setting off from Bedford for maiden voyage

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Press Release: Bedford Creative Arts asks locals to contribute to Airship Dreams

Bedford Creative Arts (BCA), The Higgins Bedford, and Airship Heritage Trust along with award-winning artist Mike Stubbs, have joined forces to launch Airship Dreams, a programme of exhibitions and events that celebrate Bedford’s airship history. Earlier this year, BCA announced it had received significant funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and

R101 Airship

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Press Release: BCA Receives Over £100,000 For Airship Dreams

Local contemporary arts charity, Bedford Creative Arts (BCA), has received significant funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, as well as Arts Council England and Bedford-based charity, Harpur Trust for a new project: Airship Dreams.  The project is the result of three years of investigation and research into Bedford’s history with the airship and Cardington Sheds, working closely with award-winning artist Mike Stubbs, who grew up in

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Community Surgeries: Can We Help?

The current Covid-19 crisis has left a lot of arts organisations and freelance creative practitioners concerned about the future.  Whilst there have been announcements from central government and grant funders about support, it can be hard to navigate that field if you’re not familiar with it. We are offering weekly slots to practitioners in the

Caroline Wendling

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Artists Appointed for Take Part Queen’s Park

We are pleased to announce the appointment of three exciting artists for our new project Take Part Queen’s Park!  Artists, Caroline Wendling, Andy Holden and Mira Calix will be part of the first phase of a two-year action research project based within this Bedford community.  Residents of all ages will be invited to collaborate with the artists on a series