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Blue Monday is a distant memory now the weekend is just around the corner. Here's your Bedford events weekend roundup of things happening in on your doorstep over the next three days...
It's the May bank holiday so here's some inspiration for your three-day weekend. Live music, theatre, exhibitions, guided walks and a duck race...
Bedfringe
Bedfringe begins on Monday 15 July, and with more than 150 shows taking place over 13 days in six venues, there is definitely something for everyone. 
Bedford Christmas Lights Fireworks
Christmas is officially coming to Bedford this weekend, with the annual lights switch on and fabulous festive fireworks - on a Sunday for the first time...
(L-R) Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith Badminton Olympians at Bedford's FatCap Smokhouse.
A Bedford restaurant got a welcome surprise this week when two of Team GB's Olympic Badminton stars came along for a date night treat. Lauren Smith and Marcus Ellis, who competed in the...
Bedford's newest food and drink venue reopens today (Thursday) and is one of the town's best-kept secrets. With access off Goldington Road, The Burrow is a purpose-built bar...
Mary Poppins
With most of us returning to work and school this week, it’s time to get back into the swing of things with the first weekend of the year. Ease yourself in gently with a stroll around...
Elev8
A team of young dancers from Bedford have fought off fierce competition and contended with a global pandemic to gain coveted places on Team England...
Bedford Running Festival celebrate 3-5 sept 2021
Organisers of this year's Bedford Running Festival have hailed the event a success with almost 3,000 runners taking part and then many more joining in with the celebrations across the whole...
https://youtu.be/gjW1CrQsc6g Bedford-based band, the CC Smugglers have become the latest musicians to suffer at the mismanagement of PledgeMusic, leaving them thousands of pounds in debt. The six-piece band, formed ten years ago by Richie Prynne, is well-known...
A former Mark Rutherford and Sharnbrook pupil has wowed the judges on a Swedish TV talent show, reaching an audience of over 1 million people. Saxophonist, Dan Blaxx, 36...
Star Seekers
We've nearly got that Friday feeling, so it's time to start planning your perfect Bedford weekend. Family activities, live music, theatre, Record Store Day and Doctor Who.