Creative people urged to take part in a Queen's Park arts project with Bedford Creative Arts

Your artwork could be featured in a display in Queen's Park

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 3:54 pm
Textile artist Rebeckah Kemi Apara

As part of its Take Part Queen’s Park arts project, Bedford Creative Arts has launched a new Make & Share campaign, supported by the National Lottery Community Fund which aims to explore the positive impact that 'making' can have on wellbeing.

Artists and makers are demonstrating their skills in short online tutorials, with local people then invited to have a go and share their creations online. Makers include textile artist, Rebeckah Kemi Apara and South Asian specialist cook, Misbah Mehmood.

Their tutorials are live on Bedford Creative Arts' social media channels and on YouTube.At the end of March, a final artwork will be created from the images by the community and displayed publicly in Queen’s Park to celebrate the positive impact of making.

Elaine Midgley, Director of Bedford Creative Arts said: “Whatever your age you can get involved in Make & Share by taking 30 minutes to express yourself in a way that makes you feel happy. We’d love for you to share your finished work with us on our social channels and then we’ll include your photo in our final artwork.

"Whether you like to be in the kitchen cooking up something tasty, picking up a sewing needle to stitch something fabulous or maybe just sitting down with a pencil and paper, taking time to express yourself creatively makes you feel good. Queen’s Park is an inspiration for Bedford and we’re excited to be working there over the summer to support local residents in delivering more creative projects - so watch this space for what comes next”.

You can share your work on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag Bedford Creative Arts with #MakeNShare #bedfordcreativearts or email your photo to [email protected]

Rebeckah is demonstrating how to embroider a jumper