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On Saturday 18th February, indie darlings, Inheaven are playing at Bedford Esquires. They're hotley tipped for 2017, so, as ever, this is a great chance to see them in an intimate venue while you can...   The Clanger's...
Bedford has a thriving live music scene, from jam nights to house concerts, tribute bands to showcasing edgy emerging talent. The Clanger's Priya Gill caught up with Gareth Barber, owner of Esquires, to find out what's...
by Dan Fattorini fattorini.kitchen Encouraging children to eat seafood can be a daunting task but often when introducing new flavours to young palettes, it’s more about context than taste. I’m personally a big lover of crab and...
On Monday 19th December, TV presenter, furniture designer and upcycler extraordinaire, Max McMurdo, visited homeless charity, Emmaus Village Carlton to speak to companions and share his expertise on upcycling furniture. Max told Emmaus companions about how he...
Thursday 19th January, 7.30pm at the North End Social Club, Roff Avenue. Kick off the new year with a sceptical night out at the North End Social Club. January 2017 sees Kevin Precious, a former RE...
The Friday Night Blender crew are kicking off the festive season with a funky punky Xmas party in Danny’s Bar at Esquires on Friday 23rd December.  They’ve lined up The Silver Tongued Bandolliers playing a...
By Kris Wilkinson-Hughes Recently, as I concluded another Frogs' Chorus session, the group that comes in after me seemed rather down. It turns out that the Bedford Council has stopped funding the support services they offer to...
Creative Writing Course Join Simon Wrigley, Outreach Director of the National Writing Project (nwp.org.uk), for this new creative writing group at The Higgins Bedford. The group is designed for anyone who would like to write in...
On January 12th, one of the UK’s best ginger comedians, Diane Spencer, will be filming her brand new hour long stand-up comedy show LIVE at Castle Comedy and you can be a member of the...
In 2017, the September issue of the Bedford Clanger will be written and edited by Bedford’s teenagers as we throw open our pages to the Teen Takeover. The Clanger team will collaborate with teens to decide...
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Where better to get into the festive spirit than Bears and Tales? We sent Clanger and cocktail fan, Emily Finney to Lime Street to interview the man with the mixers, Tom Faden: Originally envisioned as spirits...
Charlie Fay has 'popped up' at the Old Fire Station in Mill Street. Charlie say, 'It came about after having a couple of months available before my next project and wanting to do something in one of...