Friday, March 18, 2011

Castle Quay Weekender Saturday 19th March – Sunday 20th March

Posters for Castle Q
We are all very excited here about the Castle Quay Weekender happening this weekend in Bedford’s cultural quarter. An entirely volunteer run festival, it is taking over the empty shops that surround the gallery and museum and filling them with art, music and poetry and hopefully lots of people.

We have loved watching the Castle Quay come to life over the last few weeks. With the Theatre of Widdershins filling Castle Lane display cases with puppets, the colourful ‘We are Bedford’ logos everywhere, stripy deckchairs, art installations, sound stages and three new pop up galleries, Castle Quay is looking its best ever.
Castle Quay HQ

All our neighbours in the Castle Quay are involved; our favourite place to get a hot chocolate Pensieri has a Jazz singer, Lady K’s Burlesque Boutique is holding life drawing sessions, the Swan Hotel is exhibiting photos from The Bedford Camera Club and The John Bunyan Museum are offering free guided tours of the Bunyan Meeting site. At Bedford Gallery we will be showing a film by artist Jane Edden on Saturday and on Sunday we are hosting John Hegley’s Animal Alphaboat in the morning and Gardener’s Question Time in the afternoon followed by Curators’ Question Time with the Art Gallery and Museum Curatorial team. However this is just a fraction of what is happening over the weekend. For more information have a look at the We Are Bedford website.

So, please come and visit and get involved, there is so much to see and do and such a great feeling of community spirit that you are bound to have a brilliant time.

Castle Quay HQ

Theatre of Widdershins puppet

Gallery 2 taking shape

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