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Open Forum Panel – ‘How do artists establish themselves?’

Panelists Emma Hill (Eagle gallery)  Catherine Hemelryk (NN Contemporary Art) Alex Michon (Transition gallery)  Chaired by Matt Roberts Join us at The Higgins Bedford for the opportunity to speak with experienced curators, artists and gallery directors about your artistic practice. The aim of Open Forum is to provide advice to artists in regions where the


Creative Bedfordshire ‘Grow Your Creative Business’ Conference

On Friday 4th March 2016, 80 creative people and businesses gathered at the University of Bedfordshire, Bedford Campus for the 2016 instalment of our annual creative business conference. There was networking, local inspiration and advice around the subject of Growth.   Dawn Giles from Bedford Creative Arts kicked off the conference with a provocation on Price,


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.”



In 2013 the Office for National Statistics said Bedford was the unhappiest place in the country. In 2014 we proved it’s one of the happiest. Dan Thompson is a social artist, interested in making things happen as much as he is in making things.

Art Speak

Art Speak : What would your dream library look like?

Art Speak is a new blog series where we chat with the artists involved in our programmes. Curator producer Annie Bacon will ask them about their artistic process, their motivations and inspirations. As we draw close to the first of our Future Libraries Festivals taking place at Flitwick Library in mid October, Annie sat down with David Littler, one


Lace In Place

Inspired by the rich history of lacemaking in Bedford, Bedford Creative Arts, artist Arabel Rosillo de Blas and over one hundred Bedford volunteers created the commission Lace in Place.


Flitwick Future Library Festival Needs You!

Do you speak Foreign? Own a comfy chair? Have a strange hobby? Then Flitwick Future Library Festival needs you! The Future Library Festival, which is taking place from the 16th – 18th of October is looking for local residents who have a brilliant idea about what they’d like to do in their local library.   Do

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