Let Your Imagination Run Riot This Summer at The Higgins Bedford

Published on 07 July 2014

*Artist-led workshops

*Create-your-own exhibition

*Creative family activities

*Meet local and national authors

It all started on 5th July 2014 when The Higgins Bedford was a buzzing hive of creative fun. The art gallery and museum was host to the first Bedford Children’s Book Festival. The day was packed with activities for children, all focused around books, reading and a love of the written word. There were book readings from local and national authors, books signings and illustration workshops.

The 5th July also saw local artist and illustrator, David Litchfield, making a start on The Higgins Bedford’s new exhibition, Imagined Cities. Inspired by the theme of cities in the exhibition programme, the gallery was transformed as an imagined cityscape appeared on walls and plinths throughout the space. The exhibition runs from 5th July – 14th September so there will be plenty of time for the artwork to grow and develop throughout the summer.

There will be another opportunity to join David at a creative workshop at The Higgins Bedford on 20th August. Monster Metropolis is a 2 hour workshop for children aged 8+. This is just one of many activities for children and families at the art gallery and museum, where there will be activities throughout July and August. These include the chance to make your very own Routemaster Bus, A Space-Helmet and Egyptian Headdresses. Utopia Creative Arts will be at The Higgins Bedford on Friday 1st August for Showtime, a 2 hour workshop where children aged 8+ will have the chance to make their own amazing carnival masks.

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