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October Half-term Holiday activities

Family Join-In Sessions

11am – 1pm; 2-4pm.

£2.20 per participating child. These creative activities take about an hour. Last admission is 45 minutes before the end of the session.


Facial Expressionism

Tuesday 28th October

Create expressionist fans



Wednesday 29th October

Camouflage the museum through your own eyes. Create an amazing Dazzle-Scope!


Emergency Kittens, Cats and Hats

Friday 31st October

Last chance to make witch-wear for Halloween


The Higgins Studio

Workshops for children with a strong interest in the arts. A chance to collect evidence for Arts Award Explore.

2 - 4pm

£10 per session

For children aged 9 - 13years


20th September           Blast from the Past – create an arts manifesto

18th October                Making Art Mechanics – machine art

15th November            From Every Angle – a sideways look at Cubism

13th December             Perfect Peace – memorial arts

17th January                Exploring Expressionism



For more information about these creative workshops contact Susannah Oliver susannah.oliver@bedford.gov.uk

t: 01234 276351

Highlanders Family Day

Saturday 1st November 2014

11am – 4pm


Discover what life was like for the Highlanders billeted in Bedford and in the trenches at the Front. Chat with some soldiers of the Gordon Highland Regiment and listen to some Highland Pipers. Enjoy the Highland dancing demonstrations and join in with the dancing workshop from 2pm at this free family day.

A Cubist Christmas

Thursday 11th December

Free Event       5.30 – 8pm

Enjoy a Cubist Christmas at The Higgins Bedford. There will be a chance to create cubist (origami) decorations, screen print a tote bag and to find out more about the exhibition Expressionism, Cubism and Vorticism. Some activities will be chargeable.


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