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Voices interviews - Different Pasts, Shared Future

Bedford is a town of migration with a long and proud tradition of welcoming

new communities seeking settlement. People have arrived seeking work,

study or to join loved ones; others have fled war, torture or persecution.


The Higgins Bedford has been interviewing refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants about their journeys to Bedford and reasons for settling here. Listen to the 2 minute sound extracts below from the interviews recorded with the participants about their experiences of their personal journey from their country of origin to Bedford and the objects they brought with them.


The Higgins Bedford would like to thank the interviewees, University of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire Refugee and Asylum Seeker Service and Music in Detention for their support.


You can listen to all of our interviews by clicking here