Upcoming Events

Throughout the year we will be inviting alumnae to join us at school Open Days, concerts and significant sports fixtures, as well as creating bespoke alumnae events. Dates will appear in the calendar when details are available. We look forward to seeing you.

POSTPONED - London Alumnae Drinks Reception - Thursday 23rd April 2020, 6.30-8.30pm

An opportunity to catch up and network - For Dwellers, Workers & Commuters! The event will be held at the German Gymnasium, King's Boulevard, Kings Cross, London N1C 4BU. We have a reserved area on the upper floor, which is accessible via the main staircase. 
Tickets for the evening are priced at £15.00 per person. This will include a selection of drinks and canapés. The German Gymnasium is a 1 minute walk from St Pancras Station.
We do hope you can join us. To book your place, please contact Emma MacKenzie in the Alumnae Office, or by telephone 01234 361900.

POSTPONED - Dame Alice Harpur School 2010 Reunion - Saturday 25th April 2020, 2.00-5.00pm

We will be hosting an afternoon reunion for the DAHS class of 2010 on Saturday 25th April 2020 at Bedford Girls' School - Join us for afternoon tea and a glass of fizz, tours of the school and visits to the Dame Alice Harpur School archives. The event is priced at £5 per person. 
To confirm your place please contact Emma MacKenzie on 01234 361918 or alumnae@bedfordgirlsschool.co.uk

POSTPONED - Old Girls' Lacrosse Match - Wednesday 2nd September 2020, 4.00 - 6.00pm

Celebrating the first day of term with a lively match of lacrosse between the old girls and the first team, followed by a sports tea and bubbles.

 To confirm your place please contact Emma MacKenzie on 01234 361918 or alumnae@bedfordgirlsschool.co.uk

An Evening of Calligraphy with Ellie Pryer: A Beginner's Guide to Calligraphy - Thursday 11th March 2021

We are delighted to welcome alumna Ellie Pryer (2011) back in to school to host a special beginner’s calligraphy masterclass.
Modern calligraphy is a wonderful skill to master, so whether you hope to use calligraphy to add a wow factor to an upcoming project, to get back in touch with pen and paper, or maybe you're looking to learn calligraphy as new therapeutic past time, Ellie's beginner's classes cater perfectly to those looking to learn the art of Modern Calligraphy.

 

In this class Ellie will cover the following:
  • The features of the pen and nib, and how to correctly use them.
  • How to form the strokes that make up all letters.
  • The formation of each letter to create the modern calligraphy alphabet.
By the end of the class, not only will you have learnt the basics of holding and using a calligraphy pen, Ellie will have shared some of her best tips, tricks and secrets to help you with your own independent practice after the workshop.
 
You will leave the lesson with all of the essential tools and the confidence that you will need to practice your new skill. ​
 
Tickets are priced at £37, which includes worksheets and a calligraphy kit with all the equipment to take home. The ticket price will also include light refreshments. 
 
To book your place please contact Emma MacKenzie in The Alumnae Office.

TENTATIVE DATE - Old Girls ' Hockey - Sunday 28th March 2021, 11.00am-2.00pm

The inaugural Old Girls' Hockey will be held in special memory of Sarah Raven (née Fisher) and will comprise a morning hockey match followed by a sandwich lunch.Everyone is welcome to attend, either as a player or a spectator. We will also be introducing the Sarah Raven Player of the Match trophy, to be awarded by our Director of Sport, Mrs Verity Mason-McLeod.
To RSVP, please contact Emma MacKenzie in The Alumnae Office

Dame Alice Harpur School Alumnae Reunion - Saturday 24th April 2021, 2.00-5.00pm

We will be hosting an afternoon reunion for DAHSA members on Saturday 24th April 2021 at Bedford Girls’ School - Join us for tea, cakes and tours of the school, as well as visits to the Dame Alice Harpur School archives.

 

To confirm your place please contact Emma MacKenzie on 01234 361918 or alumnae@bedfordgirlsschool.co.uk

156th Bedford Regatta - Saturday 8th May 2021, all day

Look out for The Alumnae tent at the annual regatta and cheer on our BGS rowers! We will be serving refreshments throughout the day.

The Guild's 65th Biennial - Sunday 15th May 2021, 10.00-3.00pm

You are invited to the Guild's 65th Biennial on Saturday 15th May at Bedford Girls' School. Tickets are priced at £20 per person to include lunch.
For further information please contact Emma MacKenzie on 01234 361918 or alumnae@bedfordgirlsschool.co.uk

DATE TBC - BGS House and Alumnae Rowing - JULY 2021 - From 4.30pm at the Boat House

You are invited to attend the House Rowing competition which includes an Alumnae Rowing race (at approximately 6.00pm). Everyone is welcome and the event promises to be a thoroughly enjoyable evening for both rowers and the whole community, enjoying the atmosphere of The Embankment. The Alumnae will be keeping everyone hydrated, serving drinks by the riverside. Following the racing, the Friends of Bedford Girls’ School Rowing (FBGSRC) will be providing a BBQ, which will take place in the Boat House gardens.
If you are interested in rowing please contact Emma MacKenzie in The Alumnae Office.
 
 
 

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