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On Edge at Riverside
Visitors to Riverside Bedford this weekend will be able to enjoy free pop up performances merging theatre, parkour and aerial acrobatics, highlighting...
Fun Palaces
On Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October, four BedPop Fun Palaces will be popping up for a free weekend of arts, culture and science in Bedford’s town centre &...
Bedford Kite Festival 2019 5
With summer 2020 on hold, both the River Festival and now Bedford Kite and Motoring Festival have confirmed they've rescheduled until next year. The date for the Kite and Motoring Festival has now been confirmed and...
Abba tribute night set to reveal Bedfords real "Dancing Queens" (and Kings!) as school fundraises for once in a lifetime trip for its students...
Bedford illustrator, David Litchfield, has seen his drawings brought to life at a new exhibition in London which opened to the public at the weekend...
Christmas lights
A record number of visitors got into the festive spirit on Sunday 24 November at the Christmas lights switch-on and fireworks display on Bedford Embankment...
Bedford author and illustrator, David Litchfield, got an unexpected surprise when he found out that his book was being read live on twitter by animated...
Game Play festival at the Place Theatre
Banish the January blues with a trip to the Place Theatre next month for their family-friendly Game Play festival - a weekend celebration of board games...
Bedford book blogger James Cross is passionate about getting children reading and sharing his love for books that might have slipped under the radar. Ahead of World Book Day tomorrow (Thursday)...
Bedford NICE Wonder Woman
Now in its sixth year, the NICE comic convention returns to Bedford Corn Exchange on 7 and 8 September. Founded in 2013, the comic and arts convention...
Things are getting spooky on Bedford’s High Street this Halloween as Bedford Escape Rooms are running their famous Fright Nights. From Friday 29 – Sunday 31 October...
Rogan's Books
Children isolating from school due to Covid-19 (coronavirus) restrictions will still be able to take part in Friday's BookTastic events, thanks to the quick-thinking festival organisers. The annual children's book festival, BookTastic...