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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.

Jack Dee
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...
Art Under the Bed
Now in its third year, Art Under the Bed is a unique affordable art sale organised by the Basement at Bunyan's artist in residence, Anne-Marie Stijelja.
Sting is coming to Bedford Park on 24 June. Image: Martin Kierszenbaum
Throughout this week, the Bedford Independent is giving away tickets to the Bedford Park Concerts taking place this June. Yesterday, we offered you a chance to win a pair of...
Olly Murs will be performing at Bedford Park Concerts 2021
Bedford Borough Council's sub-licensing committee has allowed common sense to prevail after they have given the go-ahead for Bedford Park Concerts 2021, despite objections from the...
From stitch n' bitch craft evenings to book clubs; ukelele classes to free pool nights, plus a dazzling array of karaoke nights, live music events, pub quizzes and Bedford's finest Indie Disco - Bedford's pubs...
Close Encounters has been attracting comic book fans to Midland Road since 2004.  With a larger-than-life Batman figure standing guard outside the shop, chances are you’ll know exactly where it is.  The Bedford Clanger met...
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...
Companions Real Bread was set up a year ago this month and began trading in June of last year.  The concept is simple. The micro bakery was set up to provide employment and work experience...
The next Summer Sessions headliner has just been announced, and we're excited to reveal that Pete Tong is the latest superstar DJ to make his debut at Bedford Park. On Friday 5 July, Pete will be bringing...
Guitars to the Stars 2024 Image: Living It Up/Ollie Monks
There's not much that can tempt us out on a cold and blustery evening in January, but the annual Living It Up performance at the University of Bedfordshire is one thing that is guaranteed to get us up...
The Bedford Clanger is calling all comrades to join the revolution! Call in to our temporary office on the High Street (the former Pizza Hut) to sign up to our manifesto pledging to support our town....
Stigsy
With Hops and Dreams, Bedford's newest beer festival, this weekend, Bedfordian's beer lovers are looking forward to what's set to be an excellent celebration of food, drink and music...