Take part in the Queen’s Park ‘Oddity Art Walk’ this weekend

This Sunday (10 October), residents of Queen’s Park in Bedford are invited to take part in a walk uncovering myths and legends about their area.

The ‘Oddity Art Walk’ is hosted by artist Caroline Wendling alongside Queens Park resident Maurice Nicholson, who has a wealth of historical knowledge as well as a specialism in mapping.

Local residents will be guided by Caroline who will lead the way to uncover stories of Queen’s Park.

It will be a voyage of discovery and the group will stop to tell stories of the local area and to find the hidden mysteries of Queen’s Park.

The perfect opportunity to explore, create and meet other people.

The Oddity Walk is part of Take Part Queen’s Park, a project that invites all residents in Queen’s Park to celebrate the place where they live through taking part in creative activities.

Since the project started in 2020, Take Part Queens Park has run visual art workshops exploring themes of community and communication, created postcards of Queen’s Park with local school children, provided art activity packs during lockdowns, and worked intensively in small groups who have started to share their experiences of Queen’s Park such as residents of Presentation House.

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Ami Aubrey, Programme Producer for Bedford Creative Arts says: “Queen’s Park is such a vibrant area with so many stories to tell.

“This Oddity Art Walk hopefully will encourage the community to get out and explore what is on their doorstep. They can sketch, take photos, share stories – it really is a rich tapestry to explore.”

The walk will take place this Sunday (10 October) at 1pm, starting at All Saints Church (MK40 4LQ). To join, please email info@bedfordcreativearts.org.uk.

The project is delivered by Bedford Creative Arts (BCA) in partnership with The Higgins Bedford and bpha Housing Association. It is funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The Harpur Trust, bpha and Bedford Borough Council.

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