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Bedford Clanger

The Bedford Clanger, is your what’s on and entertainment & leisure guide, for Bedford, Bedfordshire when and where you want it.

The Bedford Clanger is the sister publication of the Bedford Independent – or more like the fun aunt or uncle. Still delivering the facts but with a strong focus on the fun stuff.

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It was launched in 2011 to give a platform to the music, art, culture, food, drink and independent businesses that make Bedford so unique.

Over the years, it has championed the work of local creatives on its covers including Marisa StracciaTalia GilesKatie AllenTabitha MaryCat LaneMique MoriuchiSara SayerDavid LitchfieldTodd RobinsonChristian Webb and Terri Gipson and worked with designers including Kristina BullenAdam Boreham and Emma Lemon to bring the pages to life.

The Bedford Clanger is now also online and can be found on the Bedford Independent website.

Tom Grennan. Image: Frank Fieber
Bedford's Tom Grennan has burst into the top 10 most-played artists of 2023, joining established acts including Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Taylor Swift and Madonna. The singer/songwriter thanked...
Your weekly what’s on guide for Bedford and the surrounding area from The Bedford Clanger. Never miss a thing in Bedford ever again. From theatre to film, live music to art exhibitions, The Bedford...
DeadReckoning 2023. Image: Gurnoor-Singh
A nationally touring art installation that has been exhibited at Tate Modern and the British Museum comes to Bedford this month to honour asylum seekers who have lost their lives crossing the sea...
Summer Sessions montage showing Avril Lavigne, Jess Glynne, Pete Tong, Nile Rogers, Tom Jones and James
This summer will see some of the world's biggest acts performing as part of the biggest-ever concert series to come to Bedford Park, thanks to TK Maxx and Cuffe & Taylor. So it seems...
The new album by local artist, My Girl the River (Kris Wilkinson Hughes) will be launched at the Place Theatre this weekend and everyone's invited to the 'band is back together' party on Saturday (22 June)...
Anita, Penny and Ruth. Image: Zenana 2023
A Bedford band that played their last gig in 1988 will be making a triumphant hometown return on Friday (14 June) after their single 'Witches' was given a new lease of life by a club DJ...
Avril Lavigne and Jess Glynne now have their full line up in place for this year's TK Maxx presents Bedford Summer Sessions at Bedford Park. Image Cuffe & Taylor
Cuffe & Taylor, the people behind the Summer Sessions coming to Bedford Park this year have announced the support acts that will join Avril Lavigne and Jess Glynn for the first...
Your weekly what’s on guide for Bedford and the surrounding area from The Bedford Clanger. Never miss a thing in Bedford ever again. From theatre to film, live music to art exhibitions, The Bedford...
The welcome return of Oasis Beach Pool. Image: Bedford Borough Council
The much-anticipated official opening of Bedford's Oasis Beach Pool will take place this half term with a Totally Tropical Beach Party. A steel band, limbo dancers, competitions and a mocktail 'Tiki Bar' will...
The Great Big Green Week Bedford 2024. Image: Vicky Couchman Climate Coalition
The Great Big Green Week is returning this June, a celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature. From Saturday 8 - Sunday 16 June, Bedfordshire Climate Change...
James will play Bedford Park on 6 July 2024. Image: Paul Dixon
Waiting on Zoom for a meeting to start is something many of us have gotten used to in recent years, but when the person who's meant to be on the other end of the line is someone you've...
Bedford Park Concerts 2019
It's finally here, Bedford Park's annual music extravaganza starts today. The local Bedford team have been pulling out the stops to make this weekend the best yet and considering some...