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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...

Sharnbrook Mill Theatre reopens with ‘Men of the World’

The smell of the greasepaint and the roar of the crowd will return to Sharnbrook Mill Theatre tonight, as the award-winning venue prepares to open its doors once more with the hilarious and bitter-sweet play...

Local band sought to feature on Leave the Capital EP collaboration

The team behind blender are looking for a local band to feature on their latest vinyl release, an EP called Leave the Capital. They're on a mission to ignite the home fires and keep them burning, with an EP boasting...

John Bunyan Museum and Library reopens for its 75th anniversary year

After being closed for 465 days, the John Bunyan Museum and Library reopened to the public yesterday (Tuesday) with an exciting programme of events to look forward to this year...

New ‘Edwardian culture’ exhibition opens at the Panacea Museum

A new exhibition exploring the lives of middle-class women in Edwardian England opens at the Panacea Museum next month. ‘Edwardian Culture and the Panacea Society’ focuses on...

New Higgins exhibition ‘Going to Town’ celebrates 200 years of Bedford’s art

An exhibition celebrating artists' views of Bedford will launch at the Higgins on Saturday 10 July, inviting visitors to take a walk into Bedford town through 200 years of artists’ eyes and see long-forgotten...

Levellers celebrate 30th anniversary with Halloween concert in Bedford

Levellers will be performing live at the Halloweentown Festival in Bedford this October to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal album, Levelling the Land. The event will take place at The Great Meadow...

Review: The Scruff makes its Bedford return (director’s cut)

If there is one positive thing about Covid – and there isn’t – it would be that we appreciate outdoor spaces more. As long as it’s not raining. Or cold. Or both. Which it often has been...

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