Calling all crochet lovers - The Higgins Bedford needs your help as part of Refugee Week

It's part of a series of events across the town

By Clare Turner
Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 12:49 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 12:52 pm

Get out your crochet hooks and knitting needles as The Higgins Bedford is hosting free online events as part of Refugee Week.

Inspired by the theme We Cannot Walk Alone, crafters are being invited to join The Higgins Knitting and Crochet Group via Zoom to knit or crochet a square that can be made into blankets and distributed to refugee families.

The event will take place on Tuesday (June 15) from 11am - 3pm.

Knitted squares

Later in the week, curator and art historian Leila Mehulić, is leading a virtual workshop to create a version of Boîte-en-valise (box in a suitcase).

As well as using objects from The Higgins' collections, members of the public can add their own objects and photographs from their homelands to the artwork. The event will run on Thursday, June 17 between 2-3.30pm.

To register your interest and join in these events, email [email protected]

Other Bedford organisations are also celebrating Refugee Week - St Paul's Church is hosting an installation of creative pieces made by schools and community groups on the theme Solidarity between June 14 to 19.

And BRASS (Bedfordshire Refugee & Asylum Seeker Support) is running a market stall in the town centre to raise awareness on Wednesday, June 16.