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 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...
Desire Paths Rename Bedford's streets
A new art project in Bedford, starting today, is asking local people what they would rename streets across the Borough if they had the chance. The pop-up art installation runs this weekend...
While the last 18 months have been hard for everyone, they have also helped put into sharp focus the things that we really value and hold close. Local author, Sam Binnie, finished writing her latest...
A 3D illusion art piece, titled The Vault, has captured the public’s imagination on Bedford High Street. Located opposite Nando’s and adjacent to the high street bridge, the artwork was...
A public art trail in Luton to mark the 30th anniversary of Keech Hospice Care will feature the work of Bedford artist, Sarah Harrison this summer. The Big Trunk Trail has been organised by the charity...
A portrait by Bedford artist, Martyn Burden, has been selected for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters' annual show in London. The portrait is of the actor and comedian, Miles Jupp...
Bedford's best selling author, Ruth Hogan, told the Bedford Independent that writing her latest novel, about clairvoyant Madame Burova, was a labour of love that is dedicated to her beloved parents...
To kick off LGBT+ History Month this February, the Higgins Bedford is holding a virtual evening of poetry, prose and personal recollections with LGBT+ Poet Laureate Trudy Howson...
One of the country’s most remarkable Victorian adventurers has been brought back to life in a thrilling new biography. Tales of swashbuckling courage made Colonel Frederick Burnaby a household name during the late...
A performer at the Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech and Drama.
Organisers of the Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech and Drama have said their 2021 event planned for March will still be going ahead. Performers are now urged to make sure they get their...
Higgins Bedford
The Higgins Bedford is asking residents to to share their experiences of living with a disability as part of UK Disability History Month (UKDHM). Launched on 18 November, UKDHM aims...