Bedford Clanger

The Bedford Clanger, your What’s on in Bedford and entertainment and leisure guide, 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 and what’s on in Bedford.

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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 cover 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.

Originally a monthly print publication, the Bedford Clanger is now online only and can be found on the Bedford Independent website.

“It was an absolute pleasure to work with Emma again,” said Clanger founder and editor, Erica Roffe.

“Over the years it’s been a privilege to work with so many members of Bedford’s creative community and an honour to see many of them go onto bigger and better things.

“We look forward to many more years of showcasing the best of Bedford’s cultural scene and proving everyone who says there’s nothing to do in Bedford completely wrong.”

You’re What’s On Guide for Bedford, Bedfordshire

Nile Rogers and CHIC, Jess Glynne and Sophie Ellis-Bextor are among the superstar acts confirmed for next year's concert series in Bedford Park. The newly-branded Summer Sessions replace the long-running...
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...
Simon Brodkin Image: Avalon
"I'll go anywhere, mate" Simon Brodkin told the Bedford Independent this week ahead of his appearance at the Bedford Corn Exchange next Friday (27 October) as part of his 'Screwed Up...
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DJ Spoony
The nights might be drawing in, but there's something exciting to look forward to this autumn as Club Momacoca returns with an all-star lineup featuring DJ Spoony, Sean Harvey, The Journey Men...
The Cultural Roots Sound System Museum - a remarkable showcase of reggae music history, sound system culture and the evolution of technology - has opened at the Higgins Bedford...
Bedford Creative Arts (BCA) has been working with digital artists to bring a new interactive game to Bedford's High Street, launching this Sunday (7 October). "The Vault" invites players to use their mobile phones...
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Children from St Gregory's School featured in a 1973 documentary for BBC's Nationwide programme. Image: BBC Archive
Were you one of the children from St Gregory's Middle School who was featured in a documentary film for the BBC's Nationwide programme in 1973? If so, Bedford Music Club would love to hear from you as part of their Festival of Italian Music...
North Bedfordshire Ramblers following a footpath alongside a summer meadow towards a rural church
This September saw hundreds of people take part in the Bedfordshire Festival of Autumn Walks, a chance to explore our beautiful county and get closer to nature. The festival, hosted by The Bedfordshire Ramblers...
15,000 people packed into 'little old' Bedford Park for George Ezra June 2023 Image: Bedford Park Concerts
The promoters of Bedford Park Concerts, Cuffe and Taylor, are holding a feedback event for residents of Black Tom to ask for their views on how the events can "continue to contribute positively...
Cllr Tom Wootton standing along Bedford's River Great Ouse with the town bridge in the background.
The Bedford mayor’s failure to attend a committee meeting shows his “heart isn’t in” the River Festival, a senior Lib Dem councillor has claimed. The Environment and...