2012 has been an exciting year for Bideford Bay Creatives.
We started in January with the completion of our AONB Sustainable Development Fund sponsored Photographic Project, introducing young people and the general public to photography on our wild North Devon beaches in partnership with Young Devon, Devon Youth Services and Seize the Moment. In June we were very active at Appledore Visual Arts Festival where we made a Pop-up Artists Studio, at Susie’s Cafe and led Banner Making Workshops. In July we were instrumental in the success of Art Trek claiming our patch (Bideford, Northam, Appledore, Westward Ho! and the adjoining parishes) as the creative centre of North Devon. The summer also saw the streets of Bideford lined with further Lamp post Banners commissioned by Bideford Town Council.
Also, from May until September we pressed on with Bideford’s First Fridays, in partnership with Froot Loop and Blazey’s Cafe. Despite the cold temperatures and the heavens opening on all but one of our First Fridays, the big idea has grown. Bideford had, and still has, something to look forward to on the First Friday of every month!
Thanks to continued support from Appledore Arts Festival, Bideford Bridge Trust, Torridge District Council and Bideford Town Council, local Councilors, supporters and patrons BBC will continue to proactively promote the arts in the Bideford area in 2013 and promote the arts of the Bideford area outside of the region.