beam - arts, people, places

Welcome to Beam

Beam is a company dedicated to the imaginative understanding and improvement of the public realm.

We aim:

  • To create better understanding about the importance of the arts and good design;
  • To make stronger connections between professionals and the public; and
  • To celebrate the arts and good design in places and spaces as a powerful contributor to personal, economic and community wellbeing.

Put simply our mission is…

To help people make great places — to live, work and play in.

Spotlight on...

Wakefield Lit Fest 2015

Now in it’s fourth year, Beam is delighted to bring you a packed programme of events celebrating reading and writing from 18-27 September 2015 with support from Arts Council England, Wakefield Libraries and others. 

Taking place across the city and district from community venues, cafes and shops to Wakefield’s historic buildings, cathedral, chapels and libraries - this year’s festival programme includes a wide range of community led events including poetry readings, writers workshops, spoken word, performance, music, walks - and even a quiz - alongside an array of events organised by our brilliant festival partners.

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