The Higgins Bedford celebrates LGBT+ History Month

Two pieces from The Higgins Bedford's LGBT+ History Month exhibition. Two cameras made from cardboard with flags

The Higgins Bedford is celebrating LGBT+ History Month this February with a new art display and creative events for visitors to enjoy.

This year’s theme is ‘Behind the Lens,’ which explores the contributions of LGBT+ individuals to cinema and film through their roles behind the camera as directors, musicians, make-up artists and more.

Councillor Doug McMurdo, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said, “It’s fantastic to see The Higgins Bedford celebrating LGBT+ History Month again this year. There are great interactive events planned for everyone in our local community to get involved with, so please come along.”

From Tuesday 7 February, The Higgins Bedford will be displaying artwork created by local LGBT+ community participants. Visitors will also be able to follow a trail featuring LGBT+ artists in the ‘Changing Times’ exhibition at the Art Gallery.

On Saturday 25 February, The Higgins will hold its LGBT+ History Month celebration day. There will be a photography workshop based around the theme ‘What LGBT+ means to me,’ and spoken word poet Saskia Lawrence will also host a workshop and performance.

To book your place at the workshops, please email The Higgins Bedford at or telephone 01234 718618.

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