The Commemoration of the 30 years Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsis in Rwanda!

As we continue to remember the Holocaust yearly, we also remember other subsequent Genocides. We need remember over one million Tutsis who were murdered in one hundred day. The Rwandan Community in Bedford, Higgins Bedford and Queen’s Park community organisation have joined forces to organise the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Genocide Against the Tutsis in Rwanda. Bedford resident and Survivor, Chantal Uwamahoro, who might have heard recently on BBC radio 4, has dedicated her life to tell her story by giving lectures, talk and assemblies in schools and many public places. This event is the opportunity to come and meet survivors and the community and listen to their stories

The Commemoration of the 30 years Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsis in Rwanda!

A chance to meet and greet member of the D/Hard of Hearing community and their charity Access Bedford!

Access Bedford AGM

We are delighted to be supporting the open day King’s Oak Primary School with children activities. If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, please get in touch admin@qpco.org.uk or call 07824035000. #partnerworking #farmday #educationforall

OPEN Day- King’s Oak Primary

The feedback we have had from the deaf and hard of hearing community in Bedford is that not many businesses are able to communicate via BSL in Bedford town centreand we wanted to change that trend. Our aim is to enable as many people as possible to gain some knowledge of British Sign Language to help support the Deaf and hard of hearing community, and ensure they feel more welcome/comfortable using our town centre shops and services. To do this we will also be organising a deaf awareness day on the Sunday 12th May between 2 to 4pm at the Harpur suite in Bedford Town centre. More
information to follow.

Bedford’s BSL Festival

The course is open to everyone; you might be an employee of a business in town or a business owner, you could be working for a charity or a statutory body, working for Bedfordshire Police or you just want to learn BSL to help people to feel more included, as long as you interact with Bedford town, this is the course for you!

We ask that you only book if you can commit to all six weeks of classes, in order to get the most from this opportunity.  Spaces are limited and will be filled on first come first serve basis. Please find attached the flyers. Please note that you can park for free at the Allhallows car park, Brace St, Bedford MK40 1LX. It is only a short walking distance to both the venues.

BSL Community workshop

Get ready to celebrate diversity at Biddenham International Culture Day on April 17th! Dress up in your traditional clothing and experience a day full of fun activities. From curated food stalls to diverse performances. Interfaith workshops to mehndi, there’s something for everyone🤝🏼💕

💰 To take part, a £1 contribution is required via ParentPay or in person on the day. All funds raised will go to @qpcobedford. A local grassroots charity targeting the most deprived areas in Bedford. Helping to empower local people to make a difference by building bridges between communities.

Biddenham International Culture Day

We’re excited to announce that the Ukrainian Saturday School in Bedford will be delivering Motanka Doll-Making Masterclasses during the Healing Hearts Free Art Event!

What is a “Motanka”/”Мотанка”? 🤔

Motanka’s hold timeless significance as cherished family charms in Ukrainian tradition. Originating around 5,000 years ago, these intricately knotted dolls symbolize the harmonious bond within families and the enduring connections across generations.

All resources will be provided by the Ukrainian Saturday School and registering is completely free! 🥰

Click the links below to book your slot for the Motanka Doll Making Masterclasses, limited spaces available!

💙12PM: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/862094025437?aff=oddtdtcreator

Healings Art

If you are interested in helping to clean the river Great ouse.

Don’t Lose the Ouse!

The AGM which will take place on Saturday 27th January 2024 at 4pm at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara (84 Ford end Road, Bedford, MK40 4JX) in the community centre. Langar is available in the dining room before and after the AGM.

Rain or Shine, bring your secateurs and your boots and join us at 2pm at the orchard to learn to prune trees. Thank you to David Fisher for providing the session on pruning and another big thank you to the Guru Nanak Gurdwara for their hospitality.

Everyone is welcome!

QPCO AGM

Please see details for our Women’s Health and Wellbeing Event next week in #kempston

Explore a snapshot of what Bedford Borough has to offer women with their Health & Wellbeing, by way of multiple exhibition stands and FREE taster sessions.

23rd January 2024, 10am-12pm Addison Centre – Kempston

We will be providing two FREE introduction to yoga and relaxation taster sessions, with Pippa Moss from Radical SelfCare Movement 🧘🏾‍♀️🧘🏼‍♀️

You can sign up for your FREE place here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/healthwatch-bedford…

**This event is open to women ONLY, ages 18+

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We delighted to have started our 6 weeks Basic DYI sessions at one of the Refuge @stonewateruk UK in Bedford. Leesa and Nasreen are delivering this program. For more information, check out https://qpco.org.uk/projects/domestic-abuse/
#womensupportingwomen #diyprojects #learningskills

We delighted to have started our 6 weeks Basic DYI sessions at one of the Refuge @stonewateruk UK in Bedford. Leesa and Nasreen are delivering this program. For more information, check out https://qpco.org.uk/projects/domestic-abuse/
#womensupportingwomen #diyprojects #learningskills
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Save the date! 

The Commemoration of the 30 years Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsis in Rwanda! 

Come and listen to stories from survivors
 #Kwibuka30 #RwandaInUK #RememberUniteRenew

Save the date!

The Commemoration of the 30 years Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsis in Rwanda!

Come and listen to stories from survivors
#Kwibuka30 #RwandaInUK #RememberUniteRenew
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For those that didn’t know we have been holding free BSL courses for businesses in Bedford for the last month. This is one of our “Back To Our Roots” projects, with the goal of making Bedford a more inclusive town. 

We have partnered with @accessbedford for this project who specialise in reaching the deaf community and @prideofplacebedford who equally specialise in connecting businesses in Bedford. 

A big thank to @nomad_cafe_11 and @eaglebookshop for allowing us to host our workshops in your wonderful spaces!🫶

For those that didn’t know we have been holding free BSL courses for businesses in Bedford for the last month. This is one of our “Back To Our Roots” projects, with the goal of making Bedford a more inclusive town.

We have partnered with @accessbedford for this project who specialise in reaching the deaf community and @prideofplacebedford who equally specialise in connecting businesses in Bedford.

A big thank to @nomad_cafe_11 and @eaglebookshop for allowing us to host our workshops in your wonderful spaces!🫶
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A survey showed that the deaf community in Bedford felt that interacting and communicating with local businesses was a point of difficulty. 

This project focused on delivering a free “BSL basics” course to local businesses has been in partnership with @accessbedford and @prideofplacebedford .

A great thank you to @seeingeyerum and @giacomo_art for coming along to the classes and being great sports in the filming of this video🫶.

A survey showed that the deaf community in Bedford felt that interacting and communicating with local businesses was a point of difficulty.

This project focused on delivering a free “BSL basics” course to local businesses has been in partnership with @accessbedford and @prideofplacebedford .

A great thank you to @seeingeyerum and @giacomo_art for coming along to the classes and being great sports in the filming of this video🫶.
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Thank you to @faces_bedford who help us make sure families with young children get access to the services and help they need in times of crisis ❤️
#ittakesavillage 
#community 
#workingtogether 
#bedford

Thank you to @faces_bedford who help us make sure families with young children get access to the services and help they need in times of crisis ❤️
#ittakesavillage
#community
#workingtogether
#bedford
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