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Promoting the joy of music


Gigs 4 Kids

Gigs 4 Kids promotes the joy of music to children and families in Bedford


Refugee Week

The BCA programme for Refugee Week Bedford 2019 featured Red Ink by Wayward Thread, a film of the work Asma by Theatre Témoin and Love from Syria by Roshi Nasehi.


Queens Park Multicultural Parade

BCA are attending the Queen’s Park Multicultural Parade this week, taking place Saturday 29 June 2019 between 2pm – 4.30pm. Come and say hello and make your own badge. Plus find out how you can take part in our new Queen’s Park Cultural Capital project. Visit for more information.  

Queens Park Creative Communities

BCA News

Queen’s Park Cultural Capital – Call for Artists

BCA is now calling for artists to join our new Queen’s Park Cultural Capital project; a two-year action research and co-creation project funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and The Harpur Trust, with additional support from Arts Council England, Bedford Borough Council and bpha housing association. The project is set in the diverse community of Queen’s Park, Bedford where residents

Queens Park Cultural Capital


Opinion: Which tribe are you?

As Grayson Perry has observed, “most people want to fit in with their tribe in some way or another, so they give off signals, whether it’s with their clothes, their behavior, their car, their whatever, and gain status . . . and the signals are an unconscious display of who you are and where you

Airship Dreaming


Airship Dreaming at The Library

Two years ago we invited artist Mike Stubbs to begin an artistic inquiry into Bedford’s airship history. Airship Dreaming in The library is the first project to come out of his research. Commissioned by Bedford Central Library, in partnership with us at BCA, this project has been developed by Mike, working with artist and inventor Dave Lynch. Using images of the famous R101 airship built at

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