Your Bedford Weekend starts here: Friday 28 February – Sunday 01 March 2020


Our extra February day falls this weekend, so let’s leap into our round up and see what’s in store for Bedfordians this weekend. With everything from Reggae to Records, music to murder, there’s something for everyone…


Spins n NeedlesSpins n Needles
The Bear @ 8.00pm
Free entry

A brand spanking new vinyl night in Bedford, thanks to The Bear. Three DJs spinning the best vinyl tunes, with something for everyone.

Blender Selects
Herd @ 8.00pm
Free entry

They’ve cleared the first hurdle and hit the target to make their record but the bands need further support, so they’re marching on.

They’ve a test pressing of the record, which they will be playing in full – on the hour 9pm-12am – on Herd’s amazing sound system. Plus, as ever, top selections from deejays Dave and Andy (from Roll Your Own Records), Armands Melkis and Paul Miller.

Help the Blender team celebrate and tell them what you think about the crowdfunded pre-order process.

James Junior
3 St. Peters @ 7.30pm
Free entry (but membership required)

The piano singer, James Junior, is back at 3 St Peters fresh from winning, regional wedding performer of the year and being highly commended in The National awards. Some tables available to book, contact to secure yours,


Dirty Dancing Murder Mystery Dinner
Corn Exchange @ 7:00pm
Tickets: £26

This is going to be a fantastic night so get your best dancing duds ready.

Baby’s luck turns around when the resort’s dance instructor Johnny enlists her as his new partner, the two soon fall in love, but will someone try and stop them performing the last big dance of the summer.

Geoff Norcott
The Quarry Theatre @ 8.00pm
Tickets: £13.50

Geoff Norcott’s unique brand of provocative stand-up is hitting the road again in the Spring, continuing with the success of his critically acclaimed show, ‘Taking Liberties’.

Geoff has also appeared frequently on Question Time and can be regularly seen putting the cat amongst the pigeons on UK political debate shows. You may have also heard him on his own Radio 4 comedy special or popping up on The Now Show.

Vintage Stuff
Esquires @ 8.30pm

For the 8th year running Vintage Stuff – The Blues/Rock band that refuses to grow old – play the birthday party of John Bossendorfer and Rick Spencer

Reggae Matters Presents – Channel ONE
Esquires @ 7.00pm
Tickets: from £15

Reggae Matters Presents – Channel One Sound System (DJ set) This is a special event coming to Bedford Esquires for the 1st time ever. Not to forget , Bedfords brilliant local sounds Zion Vibration & Natural Dread!! Nothing but pure Roots & Culture.


Reclaimed Bird Box Workshop Made in Bedford
Number 13 @ 10.00am
Tickets: £40

Join Nikita Palmer at Made in Bedford at Number 13, St Pauls Square, Bedford to create your own reclaimed bird box using pallet wood and decorative techniques.

Nikita will explain the best ways to take apart pallets with hints and tricks for the job. You will then assemble your bird box, with time to add a decorative finishes as well as a reclaimed perch from our stash of collections. This is then yours to take home ready for spring

Workshop to run for 2-3 hours from 10am.

Please note: Children must be over the age of 14 and anyone under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Any child attending with workshop (aged 14+) must be participating and have a full paid for ticket. Tickets are available through and are non-refundable once purchased.

Elusive Threads
Eagle Gallery
Free entry

Open to the public from Sunday, 1 March this one-week show features work by Chiara Mac Call, Jo Spyrpoulos and Audrey Imber.


Your Bedford Weekend is in association with
The Bedford Clanger and Explore Bedford

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