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The Christmas Collective is an exhibition featuring 8 talented local artists: Katie Allen, Kristina Bullen, Andrew Foster, Darren Rose, Sara Sayer, Anne-Marie Stejilja, Marisa Straccia and Charlotte Tenneson. The artwork is a diverse selection of...
The life of a travelling showgirl chef is never dull. My daily job of wedding cake making is peppered with traversing the country demonstrating the skills that every avid home baker wants to learn... always...
SWEARY PARROT STARS IN EX-BoS HACK’S NEW BOOK OF SHORT STORIES! A sweary parrot who causes havoc for his loved-up owners is one of the stars of a new book published by a former Bedfordshire on Sunday...
by Dan Fattorini fattorini.kitchen Roast pork... For me it’s the king of the roasts; moist, flavourful and just so moreish. With the current price of pork it’s great value too. But the crowning glory of the pork...
by Lloyd Lugsden Jimmy Cauty’s ADP (Aftermath Dislocation Principle) Riot Tour has been snaking the country since April and will end at The Panacea Museum in Bedford from 13th - 23rd December (12pm - 5pm daily). In...
Sit down, put your feet up and grab an eggnnog: the December issue of the Bedford Clanger is here! In this issue we've got our essential guide to a very Bedford Christmas, an EXCLUSIVE interview with artist...
by Matilda Bywater Saturday evening presented a veritable conundrum for Bedford-dwellers in the form of a clash at Esquires: tribute band The Total Stone Roses playing upstairs and whimsical guitar-driven band Gengahr gracing Holy Moly’s. Having...
2 – 3.30pm, 3rd December Adults £6 – Concessions/Children/Students £3 Community theatre group Librarian Theatre returns to Bedford Central Library this winter with a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story A Christmas Carol; using puppetry and audience interaction to bring...
by Lucy Bywater On Saturday 19 November, Bedford’s very first pop-up repair shop opened for business. A few months ago I wrote an article in The Clanger about the concept of repair shops and Bedford did not...
You know what every single town needs? Forget ice rinks, bowling alleys and an industrial sized Primark. Every town needs a pop up Board Game Cafe - and luckily for us, we've got one. Once a...
11am - 5pm at the Higgins, Bedford on Saturday 19th November Got something that’s broken, that you think could be repaired if only you knew how? Do you hate the thought of throwing things away simply...
Fuzz rockers Wolf People return with a new album 'Ruins' and tour this November, including a date at Esquires on Thursday 17th November. A great live act, they seamlessly weave delicate sounds with massive slabs...