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The Basement at Bunyan is a flexible and community-orientated arts centre; the newest addition to the Bunyan Meeting complex – joining the church, museum and library in offering spirituality, heritage and creativity to the community in Bedford.

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The re-furbished basement has beautifully rendered brickwork, newly glazed windows and reinstated doorways that opens up into the ‘Castle Quarter’ – a developing area of Bedford with historic associations, museums, art galleries, specialist bookshops and riverside restaurants. have two craft-rooms, a flexible exhibition and meeting space, as well as a quiet room and refreshment area.

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B_B Workshop _ 6
B_B Youth Inspired exhibition
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B_B Workshop _ 4
B_B Workshop _ 3
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B_B Workshop _ 1
B_B Resident Artist - Anne-Marie Stijelja
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B_B Putnoe Art Group exhibition
B_B Precious Earth Art Collective exhibition _ 2
B_B Precious Earth Art Collective exhibition _ 1
B_B Christmas at The Basement
B_B Non-Conformist Portraits exhibition _ 1
B_B Mill Race Folk evening
B_B Non-Conformist Portraits exhibition _ 2
B_B Non-Conformist Portraits exhibition _ 3
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I seek a place that can never be destroyed, one that is pure, and that fadeth not away, and it is laid up in heaven … to them that seek it with all their heart. Read it so, if you will, in my book.’ John Bunyan

With ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’ as our inspiration, we encourage others to explore the possibilities of engaging creatively and spiritually through the many facets of ‘communication’: from artworks, bookbinding, calligraphy, drawing, painting, marbling, music and illustration - to the exciting possibilities of printing, typography and digital design. We have a flexible exhibition and meeting space, craft-room, a studio for our Resident Artist, as well as a quiet room and refreshment area.