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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.

Libby and Penelope. Image: Libby Lionetti
This month’s Great Bedfordian is Liberato ‘Libby’ Lionetti who has run the cafe La Piazza in St Paul’s Square for the last 27 years. A proud Bedford Italian, Libby is one of the most optimistic people we know...
Casey Stewart with the 'Tales of the City' anthology featuring her poem. Image: Casey Stewart
An emerging poet from Bedford has had her work published in a new anthology and been awarded 'highly commended' at MK Literary Festival. Casey Stewart, 18, entered 'flashbacks to libitas' in...
The St George Cross flying outside Borough Hall in Bedford to commemorate St George's Day 2022. Image: Bedford Borough Council
Every week I compile our regular ‘what’s on guide’ and every week I’m overwhelmed with the quality and breadth of events that take place in our little old town…
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...
An Oakley businesswoman who recently published her first novel will be signing copies of Finding Clara at the Oakley Craft and Gift Fair in aid of Save the Children this Saturday. Lesley Anne Brown published...
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...
Take a bow: Lauren Chacon, Emily Dignan, Condoleezza Hankins, Miles Dolby (slightly behind), Leila Hoch, Jon Coop, Douglas Pope, Virginia Pope, Barry Thompson, Tracey Powell, Nicole MacDonald. Image: Sharnbrook Mill Theatre
Members of Sharnbrook Mill Theatre are celebrating after winning four awards at the regional NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) Awards Gala on Sunday (7 April), including recognition...
Funk Odyssey Image: Funk Odyssey
Bedford band, Funk Odyssey, have been selected to support soul and R&B legends Sister Sledge as part of their forthcoming UK Foodies Festival tour. The tour will see the band head to a series of food...
Liam and Noel Gallagher, Oasis at Bedford Angel 24.3.94. Image: Kev Bailey
30 years ago, a little-known band from Manchester embarked on their first tour, co-headling with the Scottish band, Whiteout. The first venue on the tour was The Angel on Elstow Road in Bedford and...
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...
Harri Mardlin and Mark Thynne. Image: MO&NA
After its sold-out debut production, Bedford-based theatre company Modern Originals & New Artists (MO&NA) has announced the return of its flagship event, "From Scratch" in a new home at the...
Goldington Arts Ambassadors' Creative Arts Trail. Image: Goldington Academy/Katie Allen
A new creative arts trail, designed by Goldington Academy Arts Ambassadors, shines a spotlight on the wealth of places to discover and explore in Bedford this Easter. The Bedford Creative Trail is a...