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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.

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...
Image: CODE Justice in Motion
CODE, created by the 'Justice in Motion' theatre company, are set to perform at the Bedford River Festival, on Saturday, 20 and Sunday, 21 July, between 12pm to 3pm, in Harpur Square...
Nile Rogers and Alfie Templeman at TK Maxx presents Bedford Summer Sessions Bedford Park 7 July 2024. Image: Jessie Morgan
It's been a whirlwind this last week or so with a bizarre mix of live music and elections to write about, so it was nice to finish a hectic few days watching Nile Rodgers, a man who has not only helped...
James at TK Maxx presents Bedford Summer Sessions Bedford Park 6 July 2024. Image: Cuffe & Taylor
'Hi, is this Gareth from last night's James gig?' It's Sunday morning and I'm not just WhatsApping some random bloke I met at a gig, in fact, many of you will already know Gareth, because you...
Tom Jones Bedford Summer Sessions July 2024. Image: Bedford Independent
Growing up, Tom Jones’ album Green, Green Grass of Home was often heard from our family record player’s 1970s teak speakers and songs such as its title song, Ring of Fire and Detroit City have since...
The Quarry is host to a record-breaking number of shows during this year's Bedfringe festival. Image: Bedfringe
This July, the Quarry Theatre will host the 17th International Bedford Festival Fringe, bringing a record-breaking 150 events to the town over 11 days. From Thursday 18 until Sunday 28 July the theatre will be a...
Woo hoo! It's Bedford River Festival. Image: Bedford Borough Council
There’s a packed schedule this summer in Bedford, from Bedfringe to the River Festival, the Italian festival to Eid celebrations, not to mention the Summer Sessions, the annual star-studded concerts in...
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...
Eid Festival. Image: Eid in Bedford
Since 2015, Bedford’s Muslim community has been celebrating Eid with a festival at Addison Howard Park and the event has now become a summer staple in many Bedfordians’ calendars...
Once again Bedford's Harpur Square will ring out to the sights, sounds and smells of the Polish culture, cuisine and community at this years Polish Heritage Day.The event, run by PBIC will take place...
Cibo X the 3 Cups. Image: Cibo
Nothing makes us happier at Clanger HQ than the news of a collaboration between Bedford businesses, so when we heard that the team at Cibo were taking their Airstream food truck on the road - including...
Avril Lavigne on stage at TK Maxx presents Bedford Summer Sessions in Bedford Park. Image: Cuffe & Taylor.
The sun was shining, people were smiling, it was the perfect day to kick off this year's Bedford Summer Sessions with Avril Lavine and what a gig it was. While live music in Bedford Park...