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Street Arts Festival

Saturday 7th September 2019

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The main event will focus on a colourful, lively Street Arts Festival and parade in Bedford Park. It will be a live moving show with actors, musicians, storytelling, audience participation, street and spoken word performers.

The Festival will include local businesses vital to the life of Bedford as well as community groups from across the town.

Events for the Street Arts Festival area in Bedford Park will be on several different stage sets and will include dynamic dance demonstrations, performers, musicians, street food vendors and bands.

SpectaculArts are asking the people of Bedford from all cultures, backgrounds and social groups to join in and create something truly Spectacular!

The SpectaculArts Street Arts Festival is for the 21st Century. The traditional Carnival is a rolling procession; SpectaculArts is a rolling performance that will have planned stops in controlled areas allowing the procession to stop and perform through various art forms including dance, theatre, music and art. This will allow the audience to really engage with the performers and the Festival rather than just spectate. To help facilitate audience engagement the Bedford Ambassadors will generate atmosphere and actively encourage audience participation.

SpectaculArts will still consist of groups, companies and organisations that will be walking, or on floats. The route is planned around the town centre and will culminate in Bedford Park. The Festival will consist of local business and organisations which are partnered with the SpectaculArts Foundation. This is a free event to the residents of Bedford and will be a biennial event that will happen in different parts of Bedford!