Our first Future Towns event took place in the new culture tent at Bedford’s River Festival in July 2018. Artist Sadie Hennessy invited visitors to escape the crowds, travel into the future and bring back a souvenir.
Sadie asked visitors to imagine a Bedford set far in the future and help her create a futuristic landscape mural. Using collage techniques people of all ages made a wide variety of humorous, vibrant and anarchic motifs, with many Bedford icons re-imagined. Sadie showed participants how to make their collage into a souvenir badge or rosette to take home.