Inspired by the Mike Stubbs exhibition at BCA, this collaborative project brought together work by local women photographers and film makers. A cross section of women drivers agreed to participate and feature in the images, women driving ‘dream cars’, women using their driving skills in their working lives, women in a voluntary situation and women widening their domestic sphere through the use of the motor car.
Digitally printed images from the archive of the LAT Collection of Motorsport Magazine added an extra dimension to the exhibition. They illustrate how driving in the 1930s was almost exclusively an activity of the wealthy through to Formula One driving of the 1970s which was dependent on massive funding.
The project was launched as a festival featuring events such as a ‘Thirties Evening,’ and a ‘Tea Dance.’ Three years on and the project was still proving a success, continuing to introduce video and visual art, dance and drama, juggling and journalism and photography and poetry to older people in their social club, sheltered housing lounge or the nearest library.
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
The current Covid-19 crisis has left a lot of arts organisations and freelance creative practitioners concerned about the future. Whilst there have been announcements from central government and grant funders about support, it can be hard to navigate that field if you’re not familiar with it. We are offering weekly slots to practitioners in the
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