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Library as Laboratory – How can Libraries exist in the future?

  Library as Laboratory – How can Libraries exist in the future? Bedford Creative Arts has been exploring new ways that libraries can evolve for the future by bringing together artists and libraries. The result is five pioneering projects created by eight artists, ranging from festivals and performances to slot car championships. The project is

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ART Speak: Library as Laboratory

Are you a member of your local library? How do you think you would react if your local library faced closure? In 2011 Stony Stratford Library, on the outskirts of Milton Keynes, was under threat. The local community, outraged at the impending budget cuts and possible closure protested, by borrowing all 16,000 of the library’s

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Library as Laboratory

We are working on an exciting new major art commission in Central Bedfordshire libraries called Library as Laboratory. Developed in partnership with Central Bedfordshire Council, the commission is an innovative collaboration between eight artists, six libraries and the people of central Bedfordshire.

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Future Library Festivals

What is a local library for? What would your dream library look like? These were questions artists Ania Bas, David Littler and Rosalie Schweiker chose to explore as part of the Library as Laboratory commission for Central Bedfordshire Libraries.

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Art Speak : What would your dream library look like?

Art Speak is a new blog series where we chat with the artists involved in our programmes. Curator producer Annie Bacon will ask them about their artistic process, their motivations and inspirations. As we draw close to the first of our Future Libraries Festivals taking place at Flitwick Library in mid October, Annie sat down with David Littler, one

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Future Library Festival

Last year, Central Bedfordshire Council Libraries in partnership with Bedford Creative Arts, won Arts Council England funding to commission eight artists to imagine what a library of the future could be. The result is the Library as Laboratory project and 3 new projects. A festival like no other, Artists Rosalie Schweiker, Ania Bas and David

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