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The Future Towns commission by Sadie Hennessy invited people to create a series of new souvenirs for Bedford. Souvenirs set in the future not the past.

Sadie Hennessy developed the project with local residents over twelve months at four pop-up workshops. The project began with the making of a giant mural using collage techniques. Participants worked with the artist to create a fantastical vision of Bedford’s real-life people and places. They created a series of humorous, vibrant and anarchic motifs and with many Bedford icons re-imagined. Sadie showed participants how to make their collage into a souvenir badge or rosette to take home. At the final event, participants made a commemorative china tea set for Bedford.

Sadie’s project featured at The River Festival in July 2018, at The Philharmonia’s Virtual Orchestra Fringe in August 2018, in October 2018 at BedPop Fun Palace at The Higgins Museum Bedford, and at The Higgins Museum Bedford in March 2019.  Scroll down for more details.

The commemorative Bedford tea set will be on display at different locations over the coming months. Watch this space for more details.

 

 

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Future Towns Projects


Future Towns at The River Festival 2018

The start of our Future Towns project. Making Bedford souvenirs of the future with artist Sadie Hennessy

Futur-oke Future Towns

Sadie Hennessy's galactic-inspired pop-up karaoke for Major Toms and Inter-planet Janets

Future Towns at Bedford Fun Palace

Creative workshops to make souvenirs of the future by Sadie Hennessy

Future Towns at The Higgins

The Future Towns commission by Sadie Hennessy invited people to create a series of new souvenirs for Bedford. Souvenirs set in the future not the past. Sadie Hennessy developed the project with local residents over twelve months at four pop-up workshops. The project began with the making of a giant mural using collage techniques. Participants

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