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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...
Bob Barrett
A star-studded programme was launched today for a festival celebration of art, music and drama in Bedford. Holby City star and Old Bedfordian, Bob Barrett...
Ghost Valley RC
Get ready for another fun-packed Bedford weekend. As well as theatre, live music and story-telling, there's also the small matter of Bedford Town FC competing in the Second Round Proper of the FA Trophy at Chesterfield FC this Saturday...
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…
NT Live War Horse
This morning, the National Theatre announced that it will be screening its acclaimed award-winning production of War Horse to theatres and cinemas...
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!
Little Shop of Horrors
Skid Row came to Bedford last weekend as future stars of the stage from Bedford School and Bedford Girls School performed Little Shop of Horrors to a packed Quarry Theatre. Many...
Got that Friday feeling? Then let us guide you through the best of Bedford's cultural weekend ahead, including live music and theatre...
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...
The Stage
The Place Theatre’s Resident Reviewers' Scheme is now partnered with two national publications, The Stage and A Younger Theatre, putting both Bedford’s cultural activity on the map.
In just over two weeks time, the Quarry Theatre in Bedford will reopen for the first time in six months. Bedford's theatres and other cultural venues...
Frank Spackman
Frank Spackman was at the heart of Bedford’s theatre community for over thirty years. He joined Swan Theatre Company in 2005 for Blue Remembered Hills and soon established himself as a leading actor for the company with many...