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BCA The Culture Challenge

Arts and Culture in education – a personal reflection.

This is a talk given by Elly Hudson, assistant producer intern at Bedford Creative Arts at Bedford Cultural Education Partnership event on May 24 2016 at The University of Bedfordshire. Elly related her experiences of the arts in school and how the arts have shaped her choices and her future. Elly’s experience highlights how important the access to

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Hope Stories for Refugee Week

To mark Refugee Week, Bedford Music in Detention is sharing the music created by women detained in Yarl’s Wood International Rescue Centre and the students at Biddenham Upper School. In 2014, this pioneering collaboration produced a series of songs that explored issues around immigration and life in the IRC. Musicians Aga Serugo-Lugo and Jack Sharp led

BCA The Culture Challenge

The Power of Cultural Learning

The Power of Cultural Learning was a talk  originally given at the Local Education Partnership ‘Big Picture’ event by Gill Peck on 24 May 2016. The partnership believes that art and culture make life better, help to build diverse communities and improve our quality of life and is a call for the art, culture and education sectors to

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The Joy of a Handbag

She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene I said don’t mind, but what do you mean I am the one Who will dance on the floor in the round She said I am the one who will dance on the floor in the round Billie Jean, Michael Jackson The handbag –

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All Change for Bedford Creative Arts

We wanted to let you all know that our exuberant Chief Executive Dawn Giles will be leaving Bedford Creative Arts this Summer. Over the last 7 years Dawn has taken this organisation from strength to strength through a particularly difficult period for arts organisations. Her leadership has been invaluable and you can see results of

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Bedford’s Music in Detention Community Exchange

Over Easter, along with Project 229 (a pro-active community centre for locals of all ages),  we ran workshops aimed at giving the women of Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre a voice as well as reducing the isolation they feel by connecting them with each other and local young people aged 13-18 from the Fun 4 Young People

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Challenge Elly – A Punkit! Perspective

With Elly & Emily now at the half way point of their internship, Elly talks about her experience of being an Assistant Producer. “PUNKIT! An explosive night of music and creativity!” – What a tag line! As a first taste of Assistant Producing, why not start it off with a bang! Over the last 3 months, 90

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The Definition of an Intern

“Don’t look now… But they’re all around you. They’re standing by the coffee machine, hovering by the printer, answering the phone. Yes… They’re the interns.”

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