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Christian, a Bedford man who was homeless for six months has been helped by local charity, Emmaus Village Carlton, gave him a place to live and the support he needed to change his life for the...
30th September - 25th February 2018 Wixamtree Gallery, The Higgins The Higgins Bedford pays homage to the tree this autumn with an exhibition celebrating the role of trees and woodland in British landscape painting. Drawn from the...
Bunyan Basement Gallery 19th-30th September 2017 Free entrance Prompted by the Balfour Centenary, a group of local artists are curating this exciting, thought provoking and informative exhibition at the Basement at Bunyan. The exhibition will include national and...
Wixamtree Gallery, Higgins Bedford  from 30th September This new exhibition from the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery collection opens on 30th September and will celebrate the role of trees and woodland in British landscape painting. Works...
On Friday 8th September, Bengal Brasserie on Bedford's Broadway will be celebrating their sixth anniversary. It's one of Clanger HQ's favourite Indian restaurants and as part of the festivities, we've got dinner for two (excluding drinks)...
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  Bedford Corn Exchange – Friday 8th September 8pm Tomorrow night, you can catch 'Jackson Live in Concert', the most accurate and exciting tribute to the King of Pop, at Bedford Corn Exchange. Presented by Sweeney Entertainments,...
This year's Heritage Open Days take place on 7th - 10th September and throughout the country, thousands of volunteers will be opening the doors of hundreds of heritage venues, many of which are rarely open to...
Sometimes, the most amazing things happen in the most unassuming places. Who'd have thought that a terraced house adjacent to a Lidl could provide such treasured memories, provoke such heartfelt eulogies and leave a space...
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This Saturday 2nd September, we're really excited that visitors to the Riverside Bedford launch will have the chance to meet and chat with William Rounce, the artist behind Bedford's newest piece of public art. Entitled The...
Exhibition: Friday 15th September – 11th October 2017 Gilbert Lloyd Lecture: Thursday 21st September at 7.30pm  This September, Bedford School hosts an exhibition of one of the country’s most iconic printmakers, Paul Catherall. Paul is best known for...
On 31 of October, 1517 Martin Luther famously sent his Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences to the Archbishop of Mainz.  This action began a seismic shift that challenged the establishment, set off a chain...
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Bedford Riverside Regeneration Limited (BRRL) and Bedford Creative Arts (BCA) are proud to unveil The Frog, the latest piece of site-specific public art in Bedford town centre at the newly developed Riverside Square – a...