Joining The Friends of The Higgins Bedford
The Friends organisation plays an important part in the life of
the art gallery and museum, and individual members enjoy an
excellent range of benefits; joining the Friends will put you at
the heart of The Higgins Bedford.
How The Friends support The Higgins
- By contributing funds to support the work of The Higgins
- By fostering general interest in The Higgins Bedford
- By providing volunteers
Membership Rates and How To Join
- £25 annual individual membership
- £40 annual joint membership
- £10 annual student membership
To become a member of the Friends, please complete and return
the form overleaf, and either fill out the standing order form, or
send us your cheque.
The subscription year runs from 1st September.
You can download the latest membership application form here.
Download the latest Friends newsletter here.
Download the latest Friends programme of
The Friends invite you to a Celebrity Panel Quiz
Friday 24th March 2017
Tickets £17.50 to include drinks and
Tickets can be bought at The Higgins, Bedford reception
(cash sales only)
Click here for details
Meetings start promptly at
7.30pm at The Higgins Bedford
Tickets - Friends £3, Guests
Tuesday 11 April 2017
Amanda Goody - Colonel Frederick Burnaby
Amanda Goody will tell the story of one of Bedford’s most
unusual sons, the swashbuckling Victorian adventurer Colonel
Frederick Burnaby. His was a life story with episodes of derring-do
which would seem far-fetched if found in a 19th century novel.
Tuesday 16 May 2017
Kate Bostock and Helen Jones - Cowper and His
William Cowper (1731 - 1800) was England’s most respected poet
in the late l8th and early l9th centuries. While convalescing in
Olney, he was given three hares to look after and this talk will
tell the touching story of how the creatures became an important
part of his life.
Tuesday 6 June 2017
Marion Maule - Time for Tea, Coffee and
Since tea, coffee and chocolate reached our shores from three
different continents in the 17th century, they have enriched our
lives, promoted trade and transformed the fine and decorative arts.
This fully-illustrated lecture will explore their fascinating