It was anticipated that by 2010 drivers in the UK would spend an extra working week per year stuck in traffic. In Rush Hour Martin Newth confronted this inevitable reality by photographing commuter routes during peake travel times. The use of hour long exposure times reduced the relentless movement of thousands of cars and people to a faint blur. These quiet, still images that appear to depict empty roads and office spaces belie the frantic, noisy daily rush of commuter life.
This week BCA has headed up a dream team of volunteers to construct and deliver 1500 packs of art materials to children in Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Luton, in collaboration with Bedford Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedfordshire Libraries and the University of Bedfordshire. Funded by Arts Council England and facilitated by The Royal Opera
Bedford Creative Arts (BCA), The Higgins Bedford, and Airship Heritage Trust along with award-winning artist Mike Stubbs, have joined forces to launch Airship Dreams, a programme of exhibitions and events that celebrate Bedford’s airship history. Earlier this year, BCA announced it had received significant funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and
Local contemporary arts charity, Bedford Creative Arts (BCA), has received significant funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, as well as Arts Council England and Bedford-based charity, Harpur Trust for a new project: Airship Dreams. The project is the result of three years of investigation and research into Bedford’s history with the airship and Cardington Sheds, working closely with award-winning artist Mike Stubbs, who grew up in