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 through an exploration titled ‘Community Blueprint’ will investigate with participants the idea of place through memories, both geographical and personal journeys as well as aspirations for the future; and Andy Holden and Mira Calix, who will collaborate on a sound work – ‘We Are Heard’ – conjuring the ambient sounds of Queens Park.
If you are a Queens Park resident or member of a local community group, we’d love to hear from you – please email email@example.com.
The project will run until June 2021. It is delivered in partnership with The Higgins Bedford and funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The National Lottery Community Fund, Harpur Trust and housing association bpha.
As part of our Take Part project, we have also launched a campaign to encourage people to Make & Share. Through this campaign we’re exploring the positive impact that making can have on our wellbeing and it can be as small as picking up a paintbrush. You can find the Make & Share videos on our youtube channel
You can read more about Make & Share here: bedfordcreativearts.org.uk/projects/take-part-queens-park-make-share/