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blender brew up a beer collab to support local musicians

Bedford live music promoters, blender, have teamed up with a local brewery to create an eponymous beer that will help support their forthcoming projects. The 'refreshing hazy beer, dry-hopped...

Exclusive: Axel Scheffler to join this year’s BookTastic children’s book festival

The world-renowned illustrator of the Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler, is among a host of awesome authors and illustrators who will be taking part in Bedford’s annual children’s book festival, BookTastic, this July...

Bedford artist who was a victim of Peter Sutcliffe, highlights imbalance of justice

A Bedford artist who survived a brutal hammer attack has highlighted an imbalance of justice for women with an artwork beamed on to the Houses of Parliament on the 40th anniversary of the Yorkshire Ripper’s...

Airship Dreams: Escaping Gravity launches this July at the Higgins Bedford

An immersive audio-visual experience imagining the feeling of travelling on the R101 is just part of an exciting series of new exhibitions exploring Bedford's connection with airships...

Bedford Clanger: Bedford’s arts and culture guide gets a fresh new look

As you may have noticed, the Bedford Clanger has been given a fresh new look, just in time for summer. Having been in hibernation since the start of lockdown in March 2020, the Clanger is evolving and emerging...

Esquires to welcome back gig-goers after major investment inside and out

Bedford music fans rejoice: Esquires has finally reopened its doors this week, following a long 14 months of closure, and you might not recognise the place. The legendary grassroots music venue in Bedford...

Blockbusters on show as Bedford’s cinemas get set for first post-lockdown weekend

Bedford Vue and Cineworld cinemas are gearing up for socially distanced screenings as they open for the first weekend since they closed for lockdown. Easing cinephiles into their seats...

Interview: Quireboys’ lead singer, Spike, talks about his acoustic show at Esquires

The Quireboys' lead singer, Spike, will be performing an intimate evening at Esquires this June, as part of a socially distanced tour. It'll be a chance to get up close...

Philharmonia returns to Bedford for first post-Covid performance at Corn Exchange this June

On 14 June, Bedford Corn Exchange will be welcoming back its first audiences since the start of lockdown as members of the Philharmonia return to the Orchestra’s residency town for a...

3D illusion art to be revealed in Bedford town centre on Bank Holiday weekend

A world-renowned illusion artist will be bringing his skills to Bedford with an eye-boggling and mind-bending piece of 3D art, based on a local urban myth, entitled The Vault. The piece by Julian Beever will be revealed...

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