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The Original Culture Festival is planned for 13 August 2022 Image: Original Culture/Facebook
A phone line to report excessive noise will be manned throughout the duration of a planned music festival in Bedford Priory Park, says the council. Bedford Borough Council’s licensing...
Welcome to this week's what's on guide - your indispensable calendar of the best of Bedford's live music, theatre, art, film and family fun over the next 10 days. Enjoy!
For the first time in its 44 year history, Bedford River Festival will also see activity in the heart of the town centre, with a dazzling display of incredible cars along Bedford High...
An appearance by former Radio 1 DJ, Tim Westwood, at a nightclub in Bedford this Friday (29 April) has been cancelled amid sexual misconduct allegations against him. The DJ set...
Bedford singer/songwriter Tom Grennan is in "good spirit" after he was attacked after a gig in New York on Wednesday morning (20 April). A representative for Tom, told the Bedford Independent...
Our weekly roundup of what's on over the next 10 days in Bedford, including the bank holiday Easter weekend. Choose from comedy, theatre, live music, exhibitions and some great family-friendly fun. Happy Easter!...
Spring is in the air (now it's stopped snowing) and there are new exhibitions at the Higgins, the return of Bedford Flea, the seventh annual Dr Who Charity Convention and lots of...
Bedford-born singer, Tom Grennan has confirmed that he has pulled out of his forthcoming concerts in Russia and Ukraine due to the ongoing conflict. In a statement on Twitter...
With rugby's Six Nations Championship kicking off this weekend, it's likely that fans will be looking for the best places to soak up the atmosphere, so we've rounded up the six best...
Bedford River Festival regatta The Embankment
2021 was a difficult year with COVID-19 dominating and various restrictions and lockdowns taking place throughout the year. Sadly 2022 hasn’t got off to a much...
Summer 2022 in Bedford is already shaping up nicely and there's a new addition to the festival calendar with the county's first event dedicated to gin on 25 June. Bedfordshire...
Next summer, Bedford is among just five outdoor venues to host the multi-million album-selling Simply Red, with support from the incredible Lisa Stansfield. The band...