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Sustainability and sharing are themes for Great Big Green Week in Bedford on Saturday 15 June. There are amazing free events at The Higgins Bedford, John Bunyan Museum and Panacea Museum as part of the national event that celebrates nature and calls us all to action in the protection of our environment.


Here is what we have planned:


At The Higgins Bedford

Willow weaving with Bob Collins

FREE Drop-in 11am – 4pm

Try your hand at some simple willow weaving with Bob Collins. This is suitable for all ages and brilliant fun.


Meet the Mend-Up Crew

FREE Drop-in 11am – 4pm

Find out more about the radical art of mending things. You can bring your own textiles and get some help with mending. Or just have a chat with the team.


Recycled Gardening with The Good Life Garden

FREE, Bookable Sessions 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Put your recycling to good use in your garden! Explore your creative side, and learn how to make mini planters, birds feeders and more by using things you would have in your own home. (Recycling materials will be provided, but you're welcome to bring your own if you want!) Recommended ages 3+


Sunday 16th June

Sunday Crafternoon 2 – 4pm at The Higgins Bedford

FREE Drop-in 

Join local artist Marisa Straccia at this free drop-in activity  at The Higgins Bedford. Use recycled and scrap materials to make a ROARSOME Lion inspired by the Edward Bawden & Me exhibition.



At John Bunyan Museum 

Felt flower workshop with Anne-Marie Abbate 

FREE Drop-in 11am – 3pm


Help us plant our community garden 

FREE Drop-in 11am – 3pm


Create Andrew Goldsworthy inspired natural sculptures 

FREE drop-in 11am-3pm


Camouflage materials trail around the garden 

FREE Drop-in 11am – 3pm


At the Panacea Museum 

Saturday 8th June

12.00 - 3.00- Sustainable Clothing Swap run by Rainbow Bedfordshire

All day- Charity Plant Stall in aid of Sue Ryder Hospice Moggerhanger and the Bedford Hospital Primrose Unit


Craft Stash Swap Saturday 15 June

FREE Drop-in 11am – 4.30pm