This is our first post about our first project.
We are Erica Roffe and Kayte Judge, two women from Bedford who, independently of one another, have been thinking and wondering about our town. We love our town. And we want to make more of it.
We stumbled across one another on facebook and then met in the real world, drank some wine in one of the best pubs in Bedford and pledged to make something happen, starting with the empty shops in Bedford.
The RSA liked our ideas and awarded us some funds from their Catalyst fund.
So we are now looking to put on the first ever Castle Quay Culturefest, a winter weekend event in and around the empty shops in Bedford. We are imagining indoor buskers, poets, stand up comedians, shops as galleries, tea, deck chairs, cold feet and blankets. We are at the very beginning of our journey and face many challenges ahead. We will need lots of help to make this happen. If you would like to help please let us know