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Exhibitions image of Fanny Cornforth by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (detail)

Tibbs Dementia Art Activitea: Brushstrokes Art Exhibition

Continues Until 30th September 2019

Outside Settlement Gallery - Free Entry













View an incredible display of art works created by people living with dementia, recovering from strokes and the people who care for them. The artworks on display range from watercolours of local scenes to 3D and multi-media work. Each piece presents the unique individuality of the artist and their experiences with dementia and in stroke recovery.


Working in collaboration with Tibbs Dementia Foundation, Brushstrokes via The Stroke Association, the NHS and The Harpur Trust.


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Round and Round the Garden – A Celebration of Horticulture in Art

Continues Until 29th September 2019

Wixamtree Gallery – Free Entry



Celebrate all things gardens and gardening in art, explore our human fascination with them and how they have provided inspiration for artists.


Many different ideas of gardens are explored using works by major artists from the internationally renowned Cecil Higgins Collection.


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The Journey from Bunyan to the Brickworks

Continues Until 29th September 2019

Connections Gallery – Free Entry


Explore two aspects of Bedfordshire heritage; the journey John Bunyan experienced in The Pilgrim’s Progress, as he was persecuted and imprisoned for his beliefs, and the journeys of people who came to Bedford after the Second World War to work at The London Brick Company.


This is a collaborative Heritage Lottery funded project between John Bunyan Museum and The Bedford Chronicles.


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Celebrating 100 Years of Polish Independence - An Exhibition of Polish Heritage in Bedford

Continues Until 11th November 2019

Great Bedfordians Gallery





Images Courtesy of Dani Vaughton





Explore the stories of Bedford's Polish community in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Polish Independence. Follow their experiences of early life in Poland, memories of migration, journeys to Britain and life after settling in Bedford.


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RAE Bedford and Concorde Display

Continues Until December 2019

Free Entry

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the British prototype Concorde 002's maiden flight. Explore RAE Bedford's contribution and the evolution of Concorde's design.


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Edward Bawden - Home and Abroad

Continues Until 26th January 2020

Edward Bawden Gallery - Free entry


A keen observer of the world around him, Bawden often chose subjects close to home. The villages and farmyards of rural Essex and London’s monumental buildings and train stations were frequent subjects. Yet Bawden was very well travelled and visited Africa, the Middle East, Canada and many parts of Europe.


Home and Abroad presents the places that feature in Bawden’s work and explores how his surroundings shaped and influenced his art.


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