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.

The CC Smugglers get chatty with The Clanger: As I tentatively walked past the house buried deep in Bedfordshire, as directed by Richie’s slightly bemused mum, down the gorgeously wild garden towards the ‘source of the...
The Internet for most of us is a part of life and for the majority of us I would imagine it is something to be looked at on a daily or even hourly basis? In the...
When?15th May 2012 Where? Rock City Arts, Castle Lane Bedford From Libyans tweeting live about the Arab Spring, to community groups microblogging about their local area; 'Citizen Journalism' is an increasingly effective way for groups to communicate...
As The Bedford Clanger continues to go from strength to strength the team (who at the core is still only a team of 3!) need some more help. One of the things we would love...
The Bedford Clanger is something I have being tentatively observing from a far but several factors stopped me getting involved earlier. The most significant of these being a condition recently diagnosed as ‘Bedford Apathy’.  I...
Want to get crafty, but no idea where to start?  Luckily for us, Bedford has a wealth of talented crafters just waiting to pass on their knowledge to us less gifted individuals.  Leading the pack...
Everyone’s heard of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  Each August it dominates the culture supplements in newspapers, the winner of the newcomer award is reported in the national news and guaranteed rock-god-like status and the big...
Take time to look at our town with fresh eyes.  By being a tourist in your own town you’ll be amazed at what is right on your doorstep… With a wealth of knowledge and experience, what...
From trendy gastro-pubs to back-street boozers, community pubs to havens for real ale fanatics, Bedford has a wealth of diverse public houses.  Let’s keep it that way by supporting our town centre watering holes.  This...
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...
The Clanger loves a laugh, so we jumped at the chance to meet Bedford’s finest ukelele-based comedy act, The Ouse Valley Singles Club (OVSC), to discover what makes Bedford so funny. With songs entitled Bedford Rascal,...
Cafe Society Is it possible that anyone can love coffee and cake more than The Clanger's Coffee and Cake Correspondent? Well, yes! Meet cake-maker extraordinaire, Saffron Denton, owner of Bedford's newest cafe – Fancy! in Roff...