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...
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...
Tara Gillen
Local photographer, Tara Gillen, has been selected as one of only 100 across the country to be part of a creative project that celebrates and pays...
The Bedford Clanger
Now in its ninth year, the Bedford Clanger was established to shine a light on the cultural life of Bedford, giving a platform to the artists, musicians...
Full House Theatre
Bedfordshire’s leading children’s theatre company has been awarded £72,000 funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to work on an exciting...
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...
Music promoters ‘blender’ have selected four up-and-coming local bands to appear on a unique crowdfunded vinyl 4-track record - and they need the good people of Bedford and beyond to make it happen. The crowdfunding Kickstarter...
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...
Art Centre artists
Owain George, Talia Giles, Mo Lea and Martin Williams are showcasing works inspired by the natural world at the current exhibition at the Art Centre and...
Edward Bawden: Architectural Elements at the Higgins Bedford
A new exhibition showcasing Edward Bawden's passion for architecture opens at The Higgins Bedford this Saturday (8 February). A reoccurring subject...
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...