Get more from your visit by coming along to one of our regular
talks or tours. If you're a member of a group that may be
interested in coming along to a talk or tour, have a look at our
Bringing a group page.
The Friends of the Higgins Bedford have
regular talks - read more about joining The Friends here >
Cost: £3 (Friends), £8 (Guests)
Tuesday 9th June
Seven Modern Artists We Should Know Better
Russell offers a tantalising alternative vision of 20th century
British art, discussing a small group of artists who all enjoyed
success in their lifetime but are not necessarily appreciated today
by the critics: Eric Ravilious is probably the most familiar of the
group, alongside Norfolk landscape painter Edward Seago, Winifred
Nicholson, Algernon Newton, New Zealand-born painter Frances
Hodgkins, flawed genius Christopher Wood, and Richard Eurich.
Higgins spotlight series
Highlighting in more depth particular aspects of our
programme and collections. Cost: £5.15 (concessions
Delving Deeper: Ceramics Through
Wednesday 10th June 11.30am
Join Liz Pieksma, Keeper of Archaeology (and ceramics
specialist), for the third in a series of talks exploring ceramics
in The Higgins Bedford’s collections. This session offers the
chance to get up close to pottery from the Dark Ages to the
Medieval period (410-1300 AD). By examining pottery recovered from
excavations, archaeologists can learn how and where it was made, as
well as how it was used in domestic and ritual contexts.
History: An Archaeological Amble Around Bedford
10th July 11am (walk will last about an hour)
Booking essential. Cost: £5.15
Meet at The Higgins Bedford.
Join us on a walk back in time and discover the wealth of
archaeological heritage hidden under our feet within Bedford town
centre. We will start at The Higgins Bedford and on our way will
explore Ice Age mammals, Saxon churches, medieval fortifications
and Bedford Castle, the site of an important and bloody power
struggle. We will end up back at The Higgins Bedford where we
can get up close to some of the archaeological artefacts found in
Bedford, on display in the Settlement Gallery. The walk is suitable
for most ages and abilities. Bring a brolly just in case!
Booking essential. Cost: £5.15 (concession
Join Victoria Partridge, Keeper of Fine and Decorative Arts, for
a longer look at Edward
Bawden’s book illustrations to accompany the current exhibition.
The session will
include a chance to explore illustrations from the archive,
including original drawings for Bawden’s Puffin Picture Book
The Arabs, linocuts for Chronicles of King Arthur
and art work for Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert.