Thursday, July 25, 2013

Weekend Bonanza!

It’s a great weekend of cultural activity in Bedford. We’re spoilt for choice!

On Friday the wonderful Theatre of Widdershins will be here with Rumpelstiltskin and the Wheel of Fortune. Its part of Bedfringe and there will be performances at 11.30am and 2.30pm. Book online here. Or call 01234 718112.

Also on Friday, we will be participating in the Festival of British Archaeology with a free drop-in. Finds Up Close is your chance to get hands on with our archaeology collections and chat to experts about the objects. Drop-in between 11am and 1pm or between 2 and 4pm.

On Saturday, we will be taking part in The Big High Street Showcase. You can find us in The Higgins History Pop-Up Shop on the High Street. Come and have a go at being a Victorian shopkeeper and recreate some High Street shopfronts. It’s free to join-in. There will be lots of things going on as Bedford High Street will be transformed with dancing, music, classic cars, craft markets and much more.

On Saturday and Sunday between 10 and 4pm, The Higgins Bedford’s group of young archaeologists – Saturday Archaeology Workshops will be excavating for Roman remains at Priory Country Park. Park visitors can view the excavations and join short history walks of the Priory site.

Also look out for BedPop Shop at the Tourist Information Centre and some mini-golf on Midland Road from BCA and artist, Andy Holden.

Phew. It’s going to be busy. See you there.