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.

Local rockers Doghouse Roses have vowed to stay off the booze for January in aid of charity. Together they aim to raise £800 for their chosen causes. Mark and Sean are supporting Cancer Research, Liam has...
Sometimes in Bedford these days, you'll find yourself somewhere so amazing that you might need to pinch yourself to remind yourself that you are not hallucinating, and that we really do have these kind of places....
Your musical Christmas kicks off at Esquires from the beginning of December and the festivities don't stop til the new year has been well and truly welcomed. Pete Burridge gives us the live music lowdown...
This Saturday (December 7th), Bedford St. Cuthberts Hall will be tricked out for a gig by fantastic duo Slowclub. Clanger muso Richard Smith caught up with Rebecca as she, Charles and the crew traveled to the...
The music section of the Bedford Clangeris on fire this week! (Not literally, we hasten to add.) But they've certainly been rifling through the cutlery draw of rock and turned up some shiny Young Knives!...
Clanger musos Richard Smith and Lloyd Lugsden met local band Silver Arm a few weeks ago. Here's the interview, highlights of which can also be found in the next issue of cut-and-stick music fanzine Phaff&Potter.
The Clanger's Lloyd Lugsden recently had the good fortune to fire some Q's at 21st Century hip-hopper Lizzo, whilst on her UK tour with fellow Minneapolis dweller Har Mar Superstar - she was 'literally' on...
To steal a phrase from Ms Austen; it is a truth universally acknowledged that children these days spend far too little time outside. Losing touch with nature and what it means to play outside is...
Ahead of The Pad Presents... Ocean Colour Scene gig at the Corn Exchange on 26th November, (tickets available here) Clanger muso Richard Smith caught up with lead singer Simon Fowler: Ocean Colour Scene and Bedford go...
Crafty Jo of the School of Craft is running a Christmas Crafternoon (is there a more pleasing word?)  on Saturday 23rd Nov at The Embankment 10am -1pm. If you've not heard of a crafternoon, then Jo...
As well as being in the running for Bedford's friendliest & most helpful shopkeepers, Stephen and Dawn Black of The Happy Brewer are also the fount of all knowledge on all aspects of home-brewing.That is...
The wait is over - The Bedford Clanger is back!  We've got a new design, a new layout;  The Clanger is smaller, and yet much, MUCH bigger. When we started two years ago the first issue...