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The Excursionist, Jo Roberts

As part of the ‘The Big Draw’, the National Campaign for Drawing’s nationwide event, we commissioned Jo Roberts for The Excursionist project. Between October 15th and 22nd Jo and supporting artist Arabel Rosillo De Blas took groups of participants on ‘doodle walks’, mapping our local area through drawing, photography and communication. The project was a

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Echo Location, Kathy Hinde

Kathy Hinde’s interactive sound map Echo Location, commissioned by Bedford Creative Arts was specifically created for Bedford, developed over a series of workshops throughout the year. People were invited to come on ‘Walkshops’ with Kathy and assistant artist Aaron Head, using their everyday smart phone or digital sound recorders provided to record a moment in time

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Shop Studio, Kristian Purcell

Our first mini commission project took place in February 2012 – where we invaded Church Arcade, in Bedford’s town centre, with local painter Kristian Purcell

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Julie Myers

Julie’s practice responds to people and places by combining digital media (sound, photography, film, text) with publicly sited installations. She looks for accessible, everyday ways that people make sense of their environment through memory, personal experience and the representation of stories. She is interested in the relationship between real and electronic space: in contemporary cartography,

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Bedford Voices

In March 2015, just two months before the General Election, the town of Bedford saw ten of the its central commercial advertising billboards replaced with hard-hitting political cartoons.

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Chris Dobrowolski

Based in Colchester, Chris is a maker and story teller known for his homemade vehicles that actually work, including a hovercraft and an aeroplane.

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Dump It On Parliament Revisited

Step back in time to the post-punk scene of the mid 1980’s. Think Siouxsie Sioux, a DIY ethic, scratch video, protest, Thatcher. This is the backdrop to Dump It On Parliament Revisited, a new living history artwork exploring counter-culture local history, and created by artists Dash MacDonald and Demitrios Kargotis (DASHNDEM) and artist/musician Roshi Nasehi.

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Mark Richards on Residencies

Join us on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 7.00pm at Herd. for the chance to hear from Director of arts organisation Metal Peterborough, Mark Richards.

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Price, Value and Cost in the Creative Industry

This talk was originally delivered at the 2016 Creative Bedfordshire Conference. In it I examine the relationship between price, value and cost. Given that the Creative Industries are worth £84 Billion to the UK economy, and that all the big Think tanks and agencies like Nesta are predicting that as work becomes more automated  creativity is set

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Creative Bedfordshire March Networking

If you work in the arts, run a creative business, are a freelance artist, actor, producer, maker or musician (or commission them), or are just curious, this network is for you.