Monday, August 3, 2020
Hometown tourist
We're often guilty of taking for granted what's right on our doorstep, and never more so than when it comes to the beauty of Bedford...
Marks and Spencer External Corner
An independent charity is working with M&S to create opportunities for artists in some of the company's empty units. The former M&S in Bedford is among...
The Pilgrim's Progress film poster
A new animated film of the Pilgrim's Progress will be screened in Bedford - the hometown of author John Bunyan - following a campaign backed by the Bedford...
Pilgrims Progress animation
A campaign is underway to persuade Cineworld Bedford to screen the new animated adaption of A Pilgrim’s Progress.  The film launches nationwide on Friday...
High-profile British artist and former Bedford Modern student, Alex Chinneck has unveiled three identical new public artworks across the UK titled: ‘Alphabetti Spaghetti’. The sculptures which appeared overnight in London, Margate and Sheffield, resemble traditional red...
R-100 and R 101 at Cardington
The Airship Heritage Trust is marking the 90th anniversary of the arrival of the airship R-100 at Cardington with a commemorative postal cover. On Monday, 16 December 1929, crowds of workers from the Royal Airship Works at Shortstown...
The Small Drawing Room
A Bedford artist has opened a gallery in her house, to safely showcase local artists' work throughout lockdown.Shân Edwards teaches ceramics at...
QP Parade
The popular Queens Park multi-cultural parade takes place on Saturday 29 June, featuring a spectacular sea creature centrepiece made of discarded plastic to highlight the importance of recycling.
Panacea
A play about Bedford's Panacea Society will be performed at the Place Theatre at the end of this month, coinciding with the centenary of the secretive sect...
Bedford-based artist, Martyn Burdon, has had his painting of Sir Lenny Henry accepted into this year's BP Portrait Award. It's the second time he's been...
If you’re one of the 7.65 million people who sat down on Sunday night to watch the BBC adaptation of His Dark Materials, you will recognise Bedford-based Sam Gilbey’s latest illustrations. The artist has created the...
R100 on the Cardington Mast upon its return from Canada.
On this day 90 years ago, the R100 airship set off from Cardington Sheds, Bedford, to embark on its first Transatlantic flight to Canada. To commemorate this important step in aviation history...