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Bedford is predicated to have 1.5% GVA (gross value added) growth over the next three years, according to the annual economic forecast by EY, with the highest growth in the arts and entertainment sector. The report...
Joby Burgess
Bedfordshire-based percussionist, Joby Burgess, is giving Bedford's musicians a unique opportunity to take part in a workshop as part of CoMA's...
The Bedford Clanger
Now in its ninth year, the Bedford Clanger was established to shine a light on the cultural life of Bedford, giving a platform to the artists, musicians...
BedPop Science Lab
To celebrate British Science Week, BedPop Science Labs return to Bedford on Saturday 7 March with a full day of dozens of free STEM activities...
Miles Jupp by Martyn Burdon
Bedford-based artist, Martyn Burdon, is exhibiting his latest work at the Contemporary British Portrait Painters Group show in London this March...
Spins n Needlesvideo
Our extra February day falls this weekend, so let's leap into our round up and see what's in store for Bedfordians this weekend. With everything from Reggae to Records, music to murder, there's...
Parity
International Women's Day* takes place on Sunday 8 March, and is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day has been celebrated for well over a century and this year,...
PQA Opera Boys
Students from a performing arts academy in Bedford took to the stage in Wellingborough recently, accompanying some of the UK's finest classical singers...
Full House Theatre
Bedfordshire’s leading children’s theatre company has been awarded £72,000 funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to work on an exciting...
Jack Deevideo
The kids had half term now it's your chance to have the weekend. OK, the kids might still have some fun too, but just look at what's happening in Bedford this weekend...
Companions bread
Real Bread Week starts this Saturday 22 February and to mark the occasion, Real Bread bakery, Companions is celebrating Bedford's diversity through...
Black Rainbow - Wah Wah Clubvideo
A Bedford-based film-maker and illustrator have collaborated on a five-month project to create an animated music video for local band, Wah Wah Club...