Current groups and activities 

please look at the date tab for the current dates 

LGBTQ+ Craft social group

LGBTQ+ Craft Group is a friendly soical group of like-minded LGBTQ+ folk and allies who like to do craft. No previous art or crafting experience necessary you can just bring yourself as we have art/craft materials or if you are currently are doing a project at home bring it along. 

2 pm - 3:30 pm

Higgins Art Gallery and Museum  
Castle Ln, Bedford MK40 3XD

For more info please contact
info@rainbowbedfordshire.co.uk

Monthly Craft workshops
(June's Workshop)
Pride signs and placard making workshop

Each month we run a craft workshop

June's workshop is Pride signs and placards making workshop

1st June 2 pm-3:30 pm 

next workshop is the 1st June 

Higgins Art Gallery and Museum  
Castle Ln, Bedford MK40 3XD

 

For more info please contact
info@rainbowbedfordshire.co.uk

LGBTQ+ Trans inclusive swimming session

These swimming sessions are the first of it's kind in the east of England.

We have our swimming sessions twice a month, one of these sessions are in the afternoon and the other is in the evening.

These sessions are very relaxed and you can wear what makes you feel comfortable (no rules here)

Swimmers of variable abilities welcome as this is a social swim 

we do ask that those who are under 16's to bring a responsible adult with them 

These sessions are £2 each if you have any payment issues please get in touch (even on the day privately) as we wouldn't want financial hardship to stop your attendance. 

For more info please contact
info@rainbowbedfordshire.co.uk

LGBTQ+ Trans inclusive swimming session

These swimming sessions are the first of it's kind in the east of England.

We have our swimming sessions twice a month, one of these sessions are in the afternoon and the other is in the evening.

These sessions are very relaxed and you can wear what makes you feel comfortable (no rules here)

Swimmers of variable abilities welcome as this is a social swim 

we do ask that those who are under 16's to bring a responsible adult with them 

These sessions are £2 each if you have any payment issues please get in touch (even on the day privately) as we wouldn't want financial hardship to stop your attendance. 

For more info please contact
info@rainbowbedfordshire.co.uk

LGBTQ+ Trans inclusive swimming session

These swimming sessions

We ask all attendees of our swimming sessions to read the swimming  guidelines before attending the swimming sessions as well in filling the registration agreement before their first swim this is in the link 

For more info please contact
info@rainbowbedfordshire.co.uk

LGBTQ+ social

Come and join us for a cupper.

We host a regular social meet up at the Green Earth cafe at 13 St Pauls Square
every fortnight at 1pm.

This is a great space and time to meet  up and talk with like mined people 

For more info please contact
info@rainbowbedfordshire.co.uk

LGBTQ+ Social Evening 

We run a evening LGBTQ+ social group that meet on the 2nd Thursday of the Month in the evening 6 pm till 8 pm at St Cuthbert's Hall, Newnham Street, Bedford, MK40 3JR

This is relaxed social to meet like mined people   

These sessions are £2 each if you have any payment issues please get in touch (even on the night privately) as we wouldn't want financial hardship to stop your attendance. 

For more info please contact
info@rainbowbedfordshire.co.uk

LGBTQ+ Film Nights

We run a evening LGBTQ+ Film night that meet on the 4th Thursday of the Month, 6 pm till 8 pm at St Cuthbert's Hall, Newnham Street, Bedford, MK40 3JR

Here we watch LGBTQ+ films 

These sessions are £2 each if you have any payment issues please get in touch (even on the night privately) as we wouldn't want financial hardship to stop your attendance. 

For more info please contact
info@rainbowbedfordshire.co.uk

LGBTQ+ Festival A Pride for everyone

We are looking into holding a LGBTQ+ Festival this year 28th September (2024)

We are looking for people to preform or could you run workshops on the day.

So do you do?

  • poetry
  • dance 
  • drag
  • singing
  • music
  • art workshop
  • surprise us, tell us your talent

We are also looking for stall holder

  • charity and local services information stalls
  • LGBTQ+ crafters and art stall

please head to our festival page

info@rainbowbedfordshire.co.uk

 

Support group for parents of trans people

If you are a parent/guardian/carer of a trans person and need to talk to others, gain some information. come along to our support group 

These groups are run at Gallones ice cream parlour, 6 pm - 7:30 pm 

Please email us for information 

info@rainbowbedfordshire.co.uk

 

Mini clothes swap

we are having a mini clothing swap in collaboration with the panacea museum as part of the Great Big Green Week.

This is a All genders swap where you can come along and pick out a new outfit.

You can either bring some items along to swap or you can "shop" (all items are free)

Donations are appreciated (please get in touch)

12 pm to 3 pm at 

The Panacea Museum
11 Newnham Road
Bedford
MK40 3NX

Please email us for information 

info@rainbowbedfordshire.co.uk

 

Trans and Gender nonconforming Clothing swap/shop

We are having a Trans and Gender nonconforming Clothing  swap/shop where you can come along and pick out a new outfit.
 

Next event date to be confirmed for the new year (2024)

You can either bring some items along to swap or you can "shop" (all items are free)
Each person will be given tokens to exchange for items. if you have donated items to the swap you will receive an extra token.

We are still looking for donation of clothing, hats, accessories, shoes, bags, wigs, toiletries and binders.

 

 If you would like to donate please can you get in touch 
info@rainbowbedfordshire.co.uk

Toiletries 

We asking for donations of toiletries and sanitary products, these products are for people who cannot get them due to social dysphoria and poverty.

If you would like to donate or if you feel like you are in need of any products please get in touch 


info@rainbowbedfordshire.co.uk

coming soon
 

We are always looking for new ideas 


For more info please contact
info@rainbowbedfordshire.co.uk

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