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Things are getting spooky on Bedford’s High Street this Halloween as Bedford Escape Rooms are running their famous Fright Nights. From Friday 29 – Sunday 31 October...
A history podcast, set up to alleviate the boredom of lockdown, has turned its attention to Bedford this week, to mark the 91st anniversary of the ill-fated maiden voyage of the R101 airship...
The long-awaited plan to build a landing stage at Kempston Mill has now been given the green light and work will begin this month. Planning permission for the landing stage was granted to...
Halloween Town 2021
Win tickets to a spooktacular, new Halloween event, will come to Bedford this month, with Craig David, Andy C and the Levellers headlining across three nights of mystical and musical...
The Virgin of Guadalupe
Starting in the first Covid lockdown, Bedford resident, opera singer and BBC broadcaster, Peter Brathwaite embarked on a Twitter project that would exceed even his wildest...
Bedford's young vocalists are being given an exciting opportunity to perform The Snowman live at a town centre location this Christmas. The lucky soloist will perform Walking in the Air...
Devonshire Arms
Bedford's Devonshire Arms on Dudley Street has been named the North Bedfordshire CAMRA Pub of the Year. Each year the local branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) chooses...
Bedford Park Proms 2020
This year’s Bedford Park Concerts comes to an end tonight with a very special Bedford Park Proms. The annual family event celebrates its 25th anniversary making it one of the longest running…
Judge Jules and the crowd at Cafe Mambo at Bedford Park Concerts 2019. Credit Peter Hayes
The sound of Ibiza summers is coming to Bedford tonight as Café Mambo returns to Bedford Park. The iconic Balearic music collective will be bringing along legendary DJs including, Pete Tong…
Olly Murs will be performing at Bedford Park Concerts 2021
Bedford Park Concerts continues tonight with the second of four gigs in their 2021 concert series. Tonight, pop-sensation and bloody nice bloke, Olly Murs will be performing in Bedford Park...
Labyrinth Festivals at Tofte Manor 2021 Crowd
The promoter and local man behind a music festival at Tofte Manor in Sharnbrook, says he "wants to make Sharnbrook proud" and create events that have a positive impact on the...
Ocean Colour Scene
Bedford Park Concerts kicks off its 2021 series tonight with Indie legends Ocean Colour Scene coming along to Bedford Park. It'll be the start of four nights of live music...