Past Bedford Event: VOL 1

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Women and Weapons

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Arabel Rosillo de Blas is fascinated by the way women have been portrayed in art throughout history. She speaks of the weapons -- knives, swords, guns, and even cannons -- they are shown wielding, and their attire while doing so. 

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Distinction Through Typology

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Christian Webb has a unique way of making art. He takes pictures of similar things and then arranges them in a grid. Its the perfect mix of chaos and structure, and it produces striking results that lead to questions about typology, diversity, and change.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 7, 2014.

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Filling Empty Shops in Bedford

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Erica Roffe and a friend she met on Facebook wanted to find a way to fill some of the depressingly empty shops in Bedford. They held an Arts and Culture festival in 7 empty shops. From there things fell into place like dominoes and new businesses were soon setting up shop.

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Doctor Who is Everywhere

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Hazera Forth and her husband find Doctor Who wherever they go. If they travel around the UK, they find signs and museums referencing him. Inside their house are figurines from the show, DVDs, and more.

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Philosophy in Illustration

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Jean Hollywood talks about how illustration is used to tell a story, to throw around ideas, and to express onself. Philosophy can be used in illustration to provoke thought about controversial topics and things that people generally do not think about.

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How to Make a Figurine

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Jim Freckingham walks us through the process by which toy figurines are made. They are often built with the same or similar parts to save costs. Jim then shows us a mini army of toys he's designed and built himself. 

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Songwriting a Life

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Kristine Hughes has been interested in music since she was a toddler. A series of events in middle school made her decide to be a singer/songwriter. After many years of ups and downs in the music industry, her music just keeps getting better. Her newest album will be coming out next year.

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Ceramic Birds

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Lyndall Phelps is doing a residency at The Higgns Art Gallery and Museum. The Higgins has allowed her handle and catalogue the works within their collection for the benefit of her art works. She did so and has become obsessed with the sheer variety of ornithological species she has found.

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@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Sandra Dartnell likes stamps and has been collecting them for a long time. Her new hobby is to make pictures using stamps and send them to other people to use and decorate with. She calls her creations "Stampedes".

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Quieting The Mind

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

While perusing the library one day Tom Barwood came upon an illustrated book that changed his way of thinking, and his life to boot! This simple, but beautifully drawn book was Matthew Johnstone's "Quiet the Mind", and here Tom speaks of all the ways stress, depression, and negative thoughts are impacting our psyche and physiology. He reminds us to find the fabulous things that calm us, and make us happy. 

Hazera Forth
Analyst, Northgate Public Services in Bedford
Tom Barwood
Presenter, LikeMinds Consulting Ltd in Bedford
Kristine Hughes
Singer/Songwriter, Early Years Music leader, Clown and writer, me! in Bedford
Jean Hollywood
Research Assistant, Heythrop College, University of London in London
Sandra Dartnell
postage stamp lover, self employed in Leighton Buzzard
Andy Nicholls
20th Century Design - Furniture, Art, Ceramics & Glass in Bedford
Arabel Rosillo de Blas
visual artist in Bedford
Christian Webb
Teacher, Sharnbrook Upper School in Bedford
Lyndall Phelps
Artist in Ely
James Freckingham
Modelmaker in Bedford