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Harpur Trust Children’s Art Exhibition Competition

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From 29th June until 8th September you can view The Harpur Trust Children’s Art Exhibition featuring more than 100 pieces of artwork created by pupils aged 4 to 18 from 40 schools from across the Borough, after they were asked the question: What does your ideal community look like?

The Harpur Trust is a charity which has supported the people of Bedford for more than 450 years. The Trust has recently launched a plan called Together For Bedford and its vision is of a community where everyone can thrive. They asked pupils to help celebrate, support and involve all the borough’s different communities through art, by taking inspiration from the communities they belong.

A large number of the schools which entered took up The Trust’s offer to provide workshops from professional visiting artists, to guide pupils in artistic techniques. The artists involved were Anne Marie Abbate, Katie Allen, Susan Erskine-Jones, Amanda Silk, Art Tsymbal and Fiona Wilson. For more information visit

Make your visit extra fun by exploring the museum and art gallery too!

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