Live Music

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Gareth Barber of Esquires
Live music venue, Esquires, has announced that they have teamed up with Music Venue Trust and Red Stripe to offer a bursary scheme for budding event organisers.
Steve Lamacq
Bedford Esquires has been chosen by BBC 6Music's Steve Lamacq as one of his Independent Venue Week 'stop offs'.  Steve will be broadcasting live from Esquires on Thursday 31 January.
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...
Sarpa The Keepers Basement Strippers Gaylips Esquires
As we head towards 2019 and the final weekend of the year, here’s our round-up of what’s on between now and New Year’s Day. Happy new year!
Hang onto your festive hats, it’s the final push towards Christmas. We're got a round-up of what's on between now and Boxing Day, including music, theatre, panto, film and festive fun. Have a fabulous Christmas!
The Place Theatre beauty & the beast
The countdown to Christmas is in full swing, with plenty of events to get you in the festive spirit around Bedford Borough, from food to festive train rides. Need some inspiration? Here you go…
BPC Proms 2019
The hugely popular Bedford Park Concerts will be back for 2019 with a slight shift in the usual dates for their three-day concert series in Bedford Park.
It’s Fri-yay! There’s a feast for theatre lovers this weekend in Bedford, with productions at the Quarry, the Place Theatre and the Corn Exchange on Friday and Saturday. Small Business Saturday and the Christmas Artisan...
BabyBird Stephen Jones
The Roar Club are bringing Babybird to Esquires on Saturday 1st December with the added bonus of Tony (whales and dolphins) Wright of Terrorvision as guest support.
Brand New Heavies Pioneers of the London Acid Jazz scene, The Brand New Heavies, are coming to Bedford Corn Exchange next May. The band, who have lit up the UK music scene with a blend of jazz, funk and...
Bedford Student
Research carried out by TickX - The Event Ticket Search Engine has revealed Bedford is the fourth best location for great nights out for students. The research took the number of students at 30 universities across the UK...
Twinwood Festival 2018 We spoke to Sarah Dunn from Twinwood Festival about the world famous vintage festival right on our doorstep, and how you can get tickets for 2019!