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Pop Up Emporium Prepares to Open

Pop Up Emporium Prepares to Open

We are returning to Castle Quay with a very special pop-up shop. Opening its doors on 19th November, the We Are Bedford Pop-Up Emporium will showcase the very best in Bedford’s crafters, makers, designers and musicians in time for Christmas. This weekend we blew out the cobwebs with a Ukulele workshop while we prepared the [...]

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Pop Up Shop – Call for Collaborators

Are you a maker or crafter that would like to develop ways to sell your work? We will be opening a pop-up shop in Castle Quay in the run up to Christmas and we are looking for a dedicated group of crafters and makers to come on board. This is a development opportunity. We are [...]

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A Drawing a Day: A pop up exhibition by David Litchfield

A Drawing a Day: A pop up exhibition by David Litchfield

Last year, illustrator David Litchfield decided he needed a challenge. So, on 1 July 2010 he embarked on a mission to create a drawing a day for an entire year. Each day, David posted a new drawing on his blog and Facebook and as word spread so did his following. Over the last 12 months, [...]

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RSA awards We Are Bedford Catalyst Fund

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a £5K RSA Catalyst fund to build on the work we did at the Castle Quay Weekender. The Castle Quay Weekender transformed 7 empty shops into arts venues for one weekend in March attracting over 4ooo visitors. This next phase of funding has been awarded [...]

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