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Press Release: BCA Receives Over £100,000 For Airship Dreams

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

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Airship Dreams

Airship Dreams is a creative enquiry into Bedford’s identity as the historical centre of the UK’s airship industry

BCA News

Artists Appointed for Take Part Queen’s Park

We are pleased to announce the appointment of three exciting artists for our new project Take Part Queen’s Park!  Artists, Caroline Wendling, Andy Holden and Mira Calix will be part of the first phase of a two-year action research project based within this Bedford community.  Residents of all ages will be invited to collaborate with the artists on a series

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Caroline Wendling

Caroline Wendling’s work explores ideas of place and belonging through layered projects that draw on history and explore local myths, inviting re-imagings of sites. She attempts to give material form to the complex interconnectedness of our mental landscapes and the actual space we inhabit. Caroline has worked on several community projects and most recently in

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Teasing Out Contingencies Workshops Start

Next week sees the first of the Teasing Out Contingencies workshops; a free open studio project in the Southwark Room at Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, directed by artist Quilla Constance. Taking place on 3rd and 4th December, the workshops give individuals the opportunity to be a part of the active making of a series of

Promoting the joy of music

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Gigs 4 Kids

Gigs 4 Kids promotes the joy of music to children and families in Bedford

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Refugee Week

The BCA programme for Refugee Week Bedford 2019 featured Red Ink by Wayward Thread, a film of the work Asma by Theatre Témoin and Love from Syria by Roshi Nasehi.

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Queens Park Multicultural Parade

BCA are attending the Queen’s Park Multicultural Parade this week, taking place Saturday 29 June 2019 between 2pm – 4.30pm. Come and say hello and make your own badge. Plus find out how you can take part in our new Queen’s Park Cultural Capital project. Visit https://www.facebook.com/QPCOBEDFORD/ for more information.  

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BCA News

Queen’s Park Cultural Capital – Call for Artists

BCA is now calling for artists to join our new Queen’s Park Cultural Capital project; a two-year action research and co-creation project funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and The Harpur Trust, with additional support from Arts Council England, Bedford Borough Council and bpha housing association. The project is set in the diverse community of Queen’s Park, Bedford where residents

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Opinion: Which tribe are you?

As Grayson Perry has observed, “most people want to fit in with their tribe in some way or another, so they give off signals, whether it’s with their clothes, their behavior, their car, their whatever, and gain status . . . and the signals are an unconscious display of who you are and where you