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.

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...
If you tune into tonight's final of BBC's Masterchef: The Professionals (8pm BBC2) you will witness the exceptional talents of Steve Barringer.  Born in Bedford and brought up in Westoning, Steve began his culinary career...
Wanted to read last week's piece on Bedford in The Times, but either couldn't get hold of copy or haven't subscribed to Murdoch's pay wall?  Well, we at the Clanger have tirelessly transcribed the piece...
Well, who knew Santa Claus was from Bedford? Taking a rare break from his alter-ego in the Ouse Valley Singles Club, Father Christmas takes on Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby in the new very.co.uk advert airing...
The first Bedford Pumpkin Festival will take place at St Cuthberts Hall, Bedford. Over the weekend of Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October there will be workshops where you can learn how to carve fantastic...
The Alternative Reality Tour - Guerrilla Comedy Siege on Bedford Castle 3pm - A rumour that Josie Long is bringing her guerrilla comedy tour to Bedford 5.45pm  - The venue is announced: the little door behind the...
Guess what?  There's a proper name for what we're doing here at The Bedford Clanger.  You girls at the Bedford Network are part of it too  (http://bedfordnetwork.wordpress.com)  And@bedfordcritic.   We're Citizen Journalists.  Sounds pretty good, huh? I...
by: Al Batross at Esquires It takes an artist of reputation to fill Esquires on a Tuesday night, and Evan Dando, he of Lemonheads and extreme substance abuse fame, did just that. At first, it felt like...
Vetiver at Bedford Civic Theatre 25/06/2011 by Jack Sharp Arriving to find two dozen people scattered around on tables and chairs, I was a little disappointed in Bedford’s apparent apathy for a band as renowned and...