Culture

Interview: Dr Neville Staple – 40 years man and rude boy

Celebrating 40 years since the release of the classic Specials single, Ghost Town, and the formation of Fun Boy Three, From the Specials, led by Dr Neville Staple skank into Bedford...

Collaborative ‘Eden’ art exhibition opens at The Arc

Four local artists have joined together to create a unique collaboration of work for a new exhibition at The Arc gallery space on Howard Street. The theme of the show is 'Eden', with work from...

Theatre: Where to Belong comes to the Place this September

Coming to the Place Theatre this month, Where to Belong is the tender and moving autobiographical story of artist and performer Victor Esses’ journey to find home. Esses is Jewish-Lebanese, Brazilian, and gay and this...

Clanger review: Tom Grennan comes home to Esquires

Chart-topping Tom Grennan returned to Esquires last weekend for the first of his homecoming gigs. We asked self-confessed superfan, Stuart Freer, to write a Clanger review...

Bedfringe 2021 launches this week with over 100 events to choose from

Bedford’s very own Festival Fringe is back in town from Thursday 22 July to Sunday 1 August, with over 100 events, from comedy and theatre to music and poetry...

Innovation leads the way as The Place Theatre welcomes audiences this summer

After a long year of adversity and hardship, The Place Bedford is thriving again and looking forward to welcoming audiences back to the venue. Having secured Cultural Recovery Funding, The Place team...

Black heroes and heroines celebrated at Bedford College exhibition at Quarry Theatre

An exhibition of work by Bedford College students celebrating Black Heroes and Heroines has opened at the Quarry Theatre. The work, completed by art and design students at Bedford College as well as local artists...

Immerse yourself in the Higgins Bedford’s new exhibition: Airship Dreams

An immersive experience, recreating the drifting and dreamy sensation of sailing through space is one of the highlights of a new exhibition at the Higgins Bedford. The exhibition, which opens on Saturday (10 July)...

Artistic mystery as hidden painting is found the collections at The Higgins Bedford

A mysterious hidden painting has been discovered during preparations for the Higgins Bedford's upcoming exhibition, Going to Town – 200 Years of Bedford’s Art...

Interview: DJ Spoony talks UK Garage, moving to Bedford and playing at the Original Culture Festival

This August, a new festival will launch in Bedford with - they promise - sunshine, music and summer vibes. Original Culture Festival is taking place on August bank holiday Sunday and while...

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