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.

Bedford in a Day 2019
This summer, the Bedford Clanger and the Bedford Independent are celebrating all aspects of our town in an ambitious, Borough-wide photography project - and we’d like as many people as possible to...
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...
Cocktails. Image: bridgesward/Pixabay
Anyone who continues to be short-measured in the borough’s pubs and clubs should report the issue to Trading Standards, Bedford Borough Council has said. New research from the Chartered Trading...
This month’s Great Bedfordian is Tim Edwards, the host with the most at Bedford’s favourite craft beer shop, Beerfly on St Cuthbert’s Street. Tim is passionate about Bedford’s indie businesses and loves nothing...
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...
St Cuthbert's Street Festival 2024. Image: The Store
If you’re looking for something to do this Bank Holiday Sunday, then look no further than St Cuthbert’s Street, which is hosting a free all-day festival. For the first time, the road will be closed to traffic...
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...
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 exhibition celebrating the River Great Ouse in Bedford will open at the Basement @ Bunyan this week and will culminate in a showcase at the River Festival in July. After a year of artistic exploration 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...
Bedford Flea, Affordable Art and Local Produce Market is back for 2024. Image: Bedford Flea
It’s the most wonderful time of the year - yes, Bedford Flea season is back and we cannot wait to see what 2024 has in store for us! The first market of the year is on this Sunday, 12 May with organiser, Laura Holmes...
Africa The Land of Hope and Promise for Negro Peoples of the World by Bisa Butler (2020) Recreated by Peter Brathwaite Image Sam Baldock. Image: Getty Publications
This month sees the launch of a new exhibition in Bedford which began as a diversionary lockdown project in 2020 and can now be seen at Kensington Palace, the Bodeian Library in Oxford and now...