BCA are heading 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 House […]

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The Culture Challenge takes pride in being ‘small yet mighty’ and, like many arts programmes, has survived funding challenges by being agile and adaptable. Before the pandemic, we made a commitment to restructure our service for increased efficiency and sustainability. COVID-19, however, meant furlough for both team members and the need to reconsider our future. […]

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    Be part of Bedford Creative Arts’ ambitious community art project Airship Dreams, led by award-winning artist Mike Stubbs, and contribute to a celebration of Bedford’s identity as the historical centre of the UK’s airship industry. We’re inviting you to share your own airship experiences, memories, artefacts and ‘dreams’ to add to our online […]

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  We’re thrilled that local school Grange Academy in Kempston has achieved the Artsmark Gold Award, after 15 months of innovative curriculum changes and rich arts experiences. The Grange took part in the BACE Twinning programme run by BCA and The Culture Challenge last year and we are delighted to have played a small part […]

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The Grove Theatre education team have been working hard to devise a variety of workshops that will be delivered in schools across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire from March 2020 – March 2021. The Grove would like to offer your school the opportunity to work with their team of facilitators in delivering fun, confidence boosting, informative […]

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