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Library as Laboratory – How can Libraries exist in the future?

  Library as Laboratory – How can Libraries exist in the future? Bedford Creative Arts has been exploring new ways that libraries can evolve for the future by bringing together artists and libraries. The result is five pioneering projects created by eight artists, ranging from festivals and performances to slot car championships. The project is

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Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food

An exhibition presented by Metal Peterborough 10 September 2016 – 4 December 2016 In preparation for BCA’s ‘An Artists’ Supper’ taking place tonight and featuring internationally renowned collaborative Lucy + Jorge Orta’s artwork ’70 x 7 The Meal’ I took the time to visit their current exhibition, Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food presented by Metal

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IN SITU CINEMA

In July 2016 a group of young residents living in Bedford’s Queen’s Park took to their local streets in a film-making project about the place where they live. Over a period of four weekends they worked with artists Julie Myers and Maria Anastassiou to explore their neighbourhood and create a magical and irreverent film about

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In Situ Cinema  

In July 2016 a group of young residents living in Bedford’s Queen’s Park took to their local streets in a film-making project about the place where they live. Over a period of four weekends they worked with artists Julie Myers and Maria Anastassiou to explore their neighbourhood and create a magical and irreverent film about life on Chester and Carlisle Roads.

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Maria Anastassiou

Maria Anastassiou is an artist/filmmaker who uses analogue and digital media in moving image, social practice and curatorial projects. Her work is informed by experimental ethnographic approaches to documentary and structuralist film traditions. She is interested in the form and function of the filmmaking process as an entry point into responding to place, narratives, communities,

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Sud Basu

Sud is a Creative Producer and has worked in the arts for over 15 years. His career has spanned local Government, funding bodies, commercial agencies as well as artist led companies – with time spent at organisations such as the Greater London Authority, Arts Council England, London Legacy Development Corporation and The Place. He is

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An Anthology of All Things Needs You!

An Anthology of All Things is back and needs you! As you may remember four years ago BCA commissioned Johnny Parry to write a new suite of songs, for an ambitious ‘Anthology of All Things’ and collected lyrics within the universal themes of Love, Death, Childhood and Religion from the Bedfordshire community. The work has

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Criss Crossing, Jordi Lafon

Here, the act of walking is a kind of performance in which many different situations converge, both the unexpected and those that are deliberately sought out. These different situations produce various ideas and images that contribute to our sense of place. Walking is a way of searching out new experiences, a way in which to