Art & Design

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...

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...

Higgins Bedford to reopen to visitors on Tuesday 18 May

After closing its doors in March 2020, the Higgins Bedford will be welcoming back visitors on Tuesday 18 May, following the easing of national...

A message from our friends at Bedfringe

Like so many things this year, we have had to cancel Bedfringe. This was a heart wrenching decision for us, and we are desperate to return

Life After Lockdown – James Pharaoh

We catch up with James Pharaoh about what his ideal first day after lockdown will look like.Lockdown continues albeit with some small changes,

WIN! A family ticket to the immersive Fairy Tales exhibition

Bedford illustrator, David Litchfield, has seen his drawings brought to life at the 'Fairy Tales' exhibition at the Discover Children’s Story Centre, in Stratford....

Bedfringe is back

 Since 2011, the Bedford Clanger has proudly partnered with Bedfringe to bring you our guide to making the most of the festival. With more than...

Drink and Draw: Sketch Up!

The Circus of Illustration is a collective of local illustrators and artists who meet once a month for their long-running Drink and Draw events....

BEST OF BEDFORD – PAUL HUTCHINSON

Paul Hutchinson is co-director of Bedford Film Festival and the Managing Editor of the Bedford Independent, a new hyperlocal online news desk, dedicated to...

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