Ukrainian Artists give something back to Bedford with free arts workshops


Bedford-based Ukrainian artists have “given something back” to the community that helped them by running free art workshops with school children.

Married artists Sergey and Maria Tsymbal came to Bedford as refugees when their art studio and home in Ukraine were destroyed during the recent conflict.

They now run the Art Studio Tsymbal and offered a session for free at Castle Newnham school saying the “people of Bedford have been so kind to us, we want to give something back to the community.”

Ali Boston, Assistant Principal at Castle Newnham school said the year 8 pupils the couple worked with, “thoroughly enjoyed the activity and produced some beautiful work.

Working with Sergey and Maria was a real privilege and we are happy that they are safe in Bedford and able to continue their work and share it with our community.”

Ukrainian artists Sergey and Maria Tsymbal deliver arts workshop to Castle Newnham students

During the session, the school’s foreign language teacher, and Russian speaker, Nicole Millard was on hand to translate.

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