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The Friends of The Higgins Lecture Programme


28th November 7.30 pm - Jacob Epstein, Artist and Sculptor
With Dr Evelyn Silber

Venue - St Andrew’s Church Hall, Kimbolton Rd, Bedford MK40 2PF 

Generously sponsored by David Fletcher Valuer 


Programme for 2024 spring/summer season


9th January 2024 7.30pm - The Artists of St Paul’s Cathedral

With Simon Carter

Venue – to be confirmed.


6th February 2024 7.30pm – Nelson, death, fate and a coffin

With Christopher Joll

Venue – to be confirmed.


20th February 2024 7.30pm - Lighting the Fuse

With Lucy Lewis, female bomb disposal officer

Venue - to be confirmed.


5th March 2024 12pm – Edward Bawden & Me – The making of the exhibition.

With Victoria Partridge, Includes a private guided visit to the exhibition.

Venue – to be confirmed.


Wednesday 13th March 2024 7.30pm – Climbing Great Buildings

With Jonathan Foyle

Venue – to be confirmed.

Generously sponsored by Urban Graphics


16th April 2024 7.30pm – A Bonfire of History – Lost Treasures of Madame Tussaud’s

With Christopher Joll

Venue – to be confirmed.


TBA May 2024 7.30pm – Gainsborough

With Hugh Belsey

Venue – to be confirmed.


25th June 2024 7.30pm - Old Warden Church and Anne of Cleves

With Jonathan Foyle

Venue – to be confirmed.


Donations please via JustGiving


Further information about all of the lectures visit Events & Lectures | friendsofthehiggins


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.


The Friends provide support towards The Higgins Bedford by:

  • Contributing fund to support the work in the museum and galleries
  • Fostering general interest in The Higgins Bedford
  • Providing volunteers to enhance visitor experience and deliver more activities and events


To find out more about the work of The Friends please Visit the Friends of the Higgins website.