BedPop Fun Palace 2015

BedPop Fun Palace

In October 2015, Bedford joined 218 other towns and cities around the world to bring the Fun Palaces to life.

Fun Palaces is a nationwide initiative to bring art, culture and science to the heart of communities. We took over The Higgins, Bedford Central Library, The Quarry Theatre, Animal Gallery and Harpur Square, collaborating with scientists, artists, musicians, illustrators, engineers, architects, historians, actors, coders, makers and crafters. Hundreds of families took part in the two-day event and the Higgins, Bedford reported visitor numbers rose by seven times over the weekend. We have been recognised by the national Fun Palaces organisation as one of their flagship events and we are thrilled to be making this an annual event on the BedPop calendar.

Sponsors (logos & links): Colworth Park, Bedford School, Bedford Borough Council, The Higgins, You Can Book Me, The Bedford Clanger, BCA, Harpur Trust, EMC Design

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Bedpop Fun Palace 2015 Sponsors

  • colworth park
  • Bedford School
  • Bedford Borough Council
  • Higgins Bedford
  • YouCanBookMe
  • Bedford Clanger
  • Bedford Creative Arts
  • Harpur Trust
  • EMC Design

BedPop Fun Palace 2015 Collaborators

  • Paul Pibworth
  • Beauchamp Middle School
  • Bedford College
  • Circus of Illustration
  • Complicite
  • Mark Rutherford School
  • Mr X Stitch at Bedpop
  • National-Centre-for-Atmospheric-Science
  • Orchadia
  • UOldBag
  • Animal Studios