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Exhibitions

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'Paved with Gold': Bedford's Windrush Generation

6th October 2018 - 24th March 2019

Connections Gallery - Free Entry

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Explore the stories of Bedford’s Windrush Generation. This year will mark the 70th anniversary of The Empire Windrush's arrival from the Caribbean to England and to celebrate this, The Higgins Bedford will showcase the memories of the people who settled in Bedford in 1948 and after.

 

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We are Five - The Higgins Art Collection Favourites Chosen by the People of Bedford

6th October 2018 – 24th March 2019

Wixamtree Gallery – Free Entry

We Are Five Poster

 

 

It has been five years since The Higgins Bedford reopened following redevelopment work. To celebrate, we have asked some of the communities, organisations and people we have worked in partnership with to choose their favourite paintings and prints to exhibit.

Enjoy highlights from Bedford’s internationally renowned Cecil Higgins Art Gallery collection as well works that have not been on display since we reopened.

 

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

11th November 2018 - 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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