Erica Roffe

Managing Editor, Bedford Independent
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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