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The Culture Challenge

The Culture Challenge is a project developed by Kayte Judge at Bedford Creative Arts, in collaboration with head teachers, young people, and cultural practitioners. The Culture Challenge encourages schools to engage with the wealth of cultural activity in their local area, urges cultural providers to be ready for young people, and applauds children and young

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bedford happy

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. He’s created a day of happiness, a game played across Bedford town centre’s

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human library

In Autumn 2014  we worked with three Central Bedfordshire Council  libraries to bring you Human Library, a worldwide initiative that promotes dialogue, reduces prejudices and encourages understanding.

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Arabel Rosillo De Blas

Arabel Rosillo de Blas is a visual artist whose sculpture and site-specific interventions function as social commentary.

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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

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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,

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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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BEDFORD HAPPY

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.

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