Our February what’s on picks.

Circus of Illustration exhibition
Foyer Gallery at Bedford School, Burnaby Road, De Parys Avenue MK40 2TU
Until Tuesday 11 February
Free entry
The Circus of Illustration are holding an exhibition to celebrate the multitude of people who have been involved with them over the past 8 years. From the founding members to the latest exhibitors, expect artworks by seasoned designers to the freshest student talent, all at an affordable price. The Circus of Illustration are dedicated to promoting illustration from Bedfordshire and beyond. If you’d like to know more, join them at a Drink and Draw at The Three Cups, MK40 3JR on the last Tuesday of every month.
Mon-Fri 9.30am-4pm
Saturday 9am-12.15pm
Sunday closed


NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac
Quarry Theatre at St Lukes
Thursday 20 February at 7pm
Tickets: £14.50/concessions £12.50
James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

Dreams & Nightmares: Febraury half term activities
Higgins Bedford
Tuesday 18 – Friday 21 February (workshops start at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm)
Tickets (see individual events)

Dreamcatchers – with local artist Anne Marie Abbate
Tuesday 18th February, £5 per child
Capture the dreams that keep you awake using natural and found
materials to create your own dreamcatcher. (Aimed at 4 to 11 year olds)

Surrealist Collage – with local artist Katie Allen
Wednesday 19th February, £3 per child
Illustrate the brightest colours in your head and create your own masterpiece using cutting and sticking. (Aimed at 4 to 11 year olds)

Dream Stories – with Terrie Howie of Red Phoenix Storytelling and Productions
Thursday 20th February, £3 per child
Think of what the world could be in this storytelling workshop
(Suitable for ages 8 – 14)

Dreamscapes – with Little Science Labs
Friday 21st February, £5 per child
Design a tile to make you smile using a bit of science and creative magic. (Aimed at 4 to 11 year olds)

Booking Essential – Tickets available online here: bit.ly/35XmzeU
Enter promotional code HIGGINS20 to remove £3 booking fee.
Alternatively, you can book by ringing 01234 718044.


Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science
The Quarry Theatre at St Lukes
Friday 21 February at 2pm
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions
Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in this fun-for-all-the-family science extravaganza.

Magicians, time travellers and all-round spiffing chaps, Morgan & West have a secret past – they are genuine, bona fide, legitimately qualified scientists, and now are bring their love of enlightenment to the stage!

Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills, all backed up by the daring duo’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science!

Cinema at St Peters
Every Wednesday at 3 St Peters
Tickets: £12/£9 members
This month’s features include Out of the Past (5 Feb), Sin City (12 Feb), Laura (19 Feb) and Blood Simple (26 Feb).

Skeptics in the Pub: Why Inflation Matters
North End Club, Roff Avenue, MK41 7TW
Thursday 20 February at 7.30pm
Pete Comley is one of the few inflation experts in the UK who not only knows his CPIs from his RPIs, but why the subtle differences in the way they are calculated affect all our lives.

He will also make you think about what inflation really is. What exactly causes it – or sometimes more precisely who does?  Why does it exist? Who benefits from it and how?

He will also look into the historical patterns of inflation and show why the world may soon be heading into a century of near zero levels of inflation.


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