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Sunday 5th February at Bedford Corn Exchange. Performance begins at 7pm. Bedford-based composer, Johnny Parry, has been commissioned by Bremen University Orchestra and Choir to perform his composition, An Anthology of All Things in a cross...
Throughout 2016, Bedfordshire Archives ran Weaving Narratives, an exciting community art project in which local textile artists were given special access to the collections at Bedfordshire Archives and were invited to create pieces inspired by...
The February 2017 issue of the Bedford Clanger is available in locations across Bedford, to download or view online, absolutely free.
Former head honcho at the Kiosk in the Park, and most recently to be found over Christmas at the Old Fire Station pop up, Charlie Fay has recently revamped and relaunched the café at Riverside Tennis Club...
By Lucy Bywater Bedford is not an uncharitable town, despite not being amongst the UK’s wealthiest. What is noticeable though is the growing number of people sleeping rough in our town. Christmas sees a surge in...
Bedford has a wealth of statues within the town centre, many of which you have probably walked past hundreds of times over the years.  But have you ever glanced up and wanted to find out...
Want to know what some of the best Bedfordians think are the best bits of Bedford? Then look no further! In the first of our new monthly features, we’ve grilled award-winning illustrator David Litchfield about...
The Place Theatre - www.theplacebedford.org.uk Highlights from their February schedule include;  Rhodri Miles presents Burton Friday 10 February  at 7:30pm Burton vividly presents the life of the great Welsh actor in his own words, from humble beginnings to Hollywood mega-stardom. Beautiful...
February at the Higgins Bedford: Spread a little love and kindness this half term with the Higgins Bedford’s family join-in activities. £2.70 per participating child. Activities last for about 1 hour with sessions start at 11am, 12...
If you're aged between 13 and 19 and would love the chance to help write the Bedford Clanger, then get involved with our Teen Takeover this year. The September issue of the magazine will be completely...
On Saturday 17th December, the Vintage Suit Hire Company took up residence at 24 Castle Lane – and it’s like they’ve always been there. The building (formerly Animal Studio and Gallery) has been transformed by VSHC...
I prefer bistro to restaurant, I prefer Roberto to Robert, I prefer Rimini to Reading. And if you’re like minded then I urge you to visit 2 Like Us, the new Italian bistro on Castle...