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Echo-location comes to Bedford!

Echo-location comes to Bedford!

What does Bedford sound like? Is it the noise of traffic or the tranquil of leafy parks?

You can find out by adding your sounds to a new sound map of Bedford. Commissioned by local organisation, Bedford Creative Arts, the sound mapping project is called Echo Location and has been made by artist and musician Kathy Hinde.

Echo Location maps sounds onto places and locations around Bedford through an online map. For artist Kathy Hinde appreciating sound is all about stopping and listening. ‘When you listen through a microphone even noise can become interesting’ says Kathy. Bedford Creative Arts are looking for both familiar and unusual sounds of Bedford and are requesting sound contributions and suggestions of interesting places to record for the project.

Echo Location launches on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of July in partnership with the Bedford Busking Festival. You can join Kathy on a sound walk of Bedford and help put Bedford on the map at or go to to join in and start listening. To book call 01234 818670 £5