The Higgins Spotlight Series:
Highlighting in more depth particular aspects of our
programme and collections. Cost: £5.15 (concessions
Delving Deeper: Ceramics Through Time 3
Wednesday 10th June 11.30am -12.30pm
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.
Hidden History: An
Archaeological Amble Around Bedford
Friday 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!
Bawden’s Book Illustration
Thursday 13th August 11.30am
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.