Music

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...

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...

INTERVIEW: Carlton teen, Alfie Templeman, talks about the launch of his new mini-album

Carlton teenager, Alfie Templeman, released his much-anticipated new mini-album on Friday (7 May) to rave reviews from the music press. The 18-year-old's latest single 'Everybody's Gonna Love Somebody'...

Unique socially distanced music festival at Turvey House to launch in May

This May, Turvey House in Bedfordshire will host the first British festival to take place this year and you can be among the first to grab tickets as they go on sale today (Friday)...

All day festival announced at Esquires this summer

A multi-room and outdoor festival will take place this summer at Esquires featuring some of the best new and emerging artists in the UK. CEREMONY #1 is an all-dayer in association with...

Competition Time with #bedfordindies and Bedford Independent

Roll up, roll up, it's the Bedford Independent's fabulous festive giveaway, with 13 incredible prizes up for grabs, thanks to some

Tony Hadley and Sophie Ellis-Bextor headline Secret Summer Ball in Bedford

Tony Hadley and Sophie Ellis-Bextor have today been announced as the headliners for next year's Secret Summer Ball. The event will take place

Theatre highlights: November

by Paula Walker Beginning tonight, the Place Theatre is hosting three digitally streamed performances throughout November as the perfect antidote to the latest lockdown restrictions. Visit...

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

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