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  • Half-Term at Bedford Borough Libraries

    It’s time to get crafty at Bedford Borough’s libraries this half- term.

    Bedford Central and the four branch libraries are all holding arts and crafts sessions for kids throughout half-term, with each library having a different theme.

    It’s all dinosaurs and dragons at Bedford Central Library, with sessions building dragon models, and making bookmarks and crowns, and dinosaur masks and window decorations.

    Bromham Library is going medieval, with craft sessions includin...

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  • February Half-Term at The Higgins Bedford

    There is plenty happening at The Higgins Bedford this half-term with workshops, portrait collage making, creating abstract art, and pop-art printing.

    On Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th and Friday 15th February, there will be creative art and science workshops inspired by the current ‘We Are Five’ exhibition, which celebrates five years since The Higgins Bedford was redeveloped.

    Local artist Kemi Onabule will be running a ‘Collage Conversations’ workshop on Tuesday 12th Februar...

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  • Cervical Cancer Prevention Week


    Early diagnosis of cervical cancer is crucial – Cervical screening saves around 4,500 lives each year in the UK.

    In the UK, everyday around 9 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 2 lose their lives. 75% of Cervical Cancers can be prevented through Cervical Screening.

    As this is Cervical Cancer Prevention week (21 -27 January 2019), Public Health is encouraging all eligible women to get screened to detect cervical cancer at an early stage.

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  • Road Junction Upgrades Across Bedford

    Bedford Borough Council has announced three significant changes to road junctions across Bedford.

    • On Goldington Green, mini roundabouts will be installed to make it easier for traffic to enter and leave Goldington Road
    • Traffic will able to enter River Street car park from Greyfriars, so people will no longer have to drive around St Paul’s Square to use this popular town centre car park
    • At Rope Walk, traffic lights will be installed which will improve entr...

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  • Winter Weather Updates

    Find out the latest on the impact of the winter weather on our roads and transport at www.bedford.gov.uk/winterupdates



  • Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration

    Holocaust Memorial Day events will once again be taking place in Bedford, on Sunday 27th January.

    Holocaust Memorial Day is the international day to remember those killed under Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

    The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust describes this day as “a time when we seek to learn the lessons of the past and recognise that genocide does not just take place on its own - it’s a steady process which can begin if ...

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  • OUTing the Past Festival of LGBT History at The Higgins Bedford

    Saturday 16th February, 11am till 4pm

    Keynote Speaker: Stuart Milk – Global LGBT Rights Activist, Veteran Campaigner and Nephew of Harvey Milk

    February marks the beginning of LGBT History Month and the theme this year is Peace, Reconciliation and Activism. As part of LGBT History Month, The Higgins Bedford is very excited to be a hub venue for the OUTing the Past Festival for the second year running.

    From 11am till 4pm at The Higgin...

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  • Edward Bawden: Home and Abroad

    9th February 2019 to 26th January 2020

    Edward Bawden Gallery

    Free Entry

    British artist and designer Edward Bawden’s work (1903-1989) is the focus of the new 'Home and Abroad' exhibition at The Higgins Bedford.

    This exhibition focuses on how Bawden’s immediate surroundings and overseas travels influenced his art.

    Bawden often chose home subjects which included the villages, churches and country lanes ...

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  • Increased Night time Shelter for Bedford’s Rough Sleepers

    Twenty overnight beds are now available to rough sleepers in our Borough.

    Working in partnership with SMART, who run the Prebend Day Centre and extended outreach services, the Council is providing twenty overnight beds which are available every night until 31st March.

    These beds are available by referral only, are managed by street outreach teams, and anyone being supported by the Outreach Services is able to register for a bed each night. People who are sleeping rough are ...

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  • Try Something New this New Year

    Bedford Borough Council’s ‘Over 70s’ programme has returned this New Year.

    These gentle exercise classes and activities are a great opportunity to keep moving, try something different, and meet some new people.

    There are a range of exercise classes for the over 70s, including chair-based fitness Pilates, table tennis, badminton, and stretch and balance classes.

    These classes are well-established at Bedford Central Library, and Bedford International Athletic Stadium,...

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