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What brings a community together? How can we build our connection to the place in which we live?
Take Part Queens Park is an art project both inspired by and created with the community of Queens Park in Bedford, alongside local artists. Through engaging residents of all ages with the creative arts and exploring Queens Park’s cultural diversity, the project seeks to combat isolation and strengthen residents’ sense of place and community.
Our commissioned artists are: Caroline Wendling, who will explore the idea of place through walks, memories and aspirations; and Andy Holden and Mira Calix, who will collaborate on a sound work conjuring the ambient sounds of Queens Park.
Beginning with a series of workshops that would eventually result in an artistic showcase, the project has since evolved in response to the current pandemic. While the future remains uncertain and our sense of home and community is now more important than ever, we have worked with our commissioned artists to create art packs for Queens Park schools to distribute to pupils with limited art resources. The pack contains basic art materials and activity worksheets which explore themes including home, the environment, place and belonging.
If you are a Queens Park resident or member of a local community group, we’d love to hear from you – please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The project will run until June 2021. It is delivered in partnership with The Higgins Bedford and funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Harpur Trust and housing association bpha.