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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.

 

* Note: All prices marked with an * may be subject to change. Prices are reviewed annually.

 

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Dreams and Nightmares Gallery Tour

Wednesday 4th March, 12pm – 12:30pm

£3.00, £2.50 for concessions – Booking Essential

Join the Keeper of Fine and Decorative Art, Victoria Partridge, for a lunchtime tour of the highlights in Dreams and Nightmares exhibition, including artworks by William Blake, J.M.W. Turner and Edward Bawden.

 

To book your place, please use our online booking system. Enter promotional code HIGGINS22 to remove the booking fee. Alternatively, you can telephone 01234 718044 or visit Bedford Central Box Office at Harpur Suite, Harpur Square, Bedford, MK40 1LE.

 

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Fine and Decorative Art Tour

Thursday 5th March, 11:30am – 12:30pm

£6.10, £4.90 for concessions – Booking Essential

Take a tour of the internationally renowned Cecil Higgins Art Gallery Collection. Highlights include furniture by William Burges, linocuts by Edward Bawden, European porcelain and jewellery collected by Anne Hull Grundy.

 

To book your place, please use our online booking system. Enter promotional code HIGGINS22 to remove the booking fee. Alternatively, you can telephone 01234 718044 or visit Bedford Central Box Office at Harpur Suite, Harpur Square, Bedford, MK40 1LE.

 

Friends Lecture: Bob Hook - Swifts: The Fastest Birds on the Planet

Tuesday 17th March, 7:30pm

Members £4, Non-Members £9 - Drop In

Why are there so few parties of swifts swooping and wheeling above our towns these days? Bob Hook will tell us more about these amazing birds and talk about what might be affecting them, and what is going on locally to help find homes for these iconic birds of summer.

 

Friends Lecture: Paul Middleton - The Art of John Seymour Lindsay

Tuesday 14th April, 7:30pm

Members £4, Non-Members £9 - Drop In

A keen amateur artist before the First World War, John Seymour Lindsay had hiked around the south of England, sketching the disappearing vernacular buildings he saw. He developed a particular interest in, and skill at depicting, elements of architectural ironwork. The coming of war saw him serving 16 months in the front line, and he saw action at Ypres and on the Somme. His many letters to his wife and brother form a moving testament to the horrors he survived.

 

Bawden Archive Session

Bawden Archive Session

Thursday 23rd April, 10am – 11am

£6.10, £4.90 for concessions – Booking Essential

Delve into the Edward Bawden archive with Victoria Partridge, Keeper of Fine and Decorative Art, to view works that have never been on display as well as old favourites.

 

To book your place, please use our online booking system. Enter promotional code HIGGINS22 to remove the booking fee. Alternatively, you can telephone 01234 718044 or visit Bedford Central Box Office at Harpur Suite, Harpur Square, Bedford, MK40 1LE.