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Introducing…. The Wardrobe Edit

Former PR consultant, Isabel Kelly, launched the Wardrobe Edit in Bedford earlier this year. The concept is simple: Isabel offers style advice to busy clients, keen to streamline their existing clothes, while adding some carefully curated wardrobe essentials.  “I’ve unofficially been a stylist for the last 15 – 20 years, helping friends with fashion advice…

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Another month, another flurry of new shop openings in Bedford… 

Bluebird Hair Boutique spreads its wings Based on Harpur Street, Bluebird Hair Boutique is expanding into the adjacent property (formerly Thrift’ee/Coolhaus) this month.  The new space will feature a six-station cutting room, three-station colour bar plus relaxation/washroom and a private treatment room.  “We can’t wait to begin using the new salon space,” said Bluebird owner,…

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Music…….

Lots of lovely live music – of all genres – throughout the festive season and into the New Year. From Hot Chip to young guns, folk to opera, there is something for everyone. Merry Christmas and happy New Year, music lovers!   Blender back for Xmas Special The Friday Night Blender, hosted by The Reformers,…

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The Clanger Guide to What’s On

Christmas in Bedford officially began on Thursday 23rd November when Santa arrived to switch on the lights, followed by the annual jaw-dropping fireworks display on the Embankment.  The festive season is now in full swing, so here’s our cultural round-up of what’s on this December and January. Panto time! From 27th December – 1st January…

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Help celebrate the amazing Women of Bedford…

Local voluntary group, Women of Bedford, are crowdfunding to erect the first statue of a woman in Bedford. This will be unveiled in December 2018 as part of the national ‘Vote 100’ celebrations, marking 100 years since women won the right to vote. And you can help make it happen by contributing to the crowdfunding…

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Theatre preview: The Owl and the Pussycat

Monday 11 December – Sunday 24 December 2017 at Luton Library Theatre Full House Theatre return to Luton Library Theatre this Christmas with The Owl and the Pussycat, a fizzgiggious show all about where, what and who our family really are. Join Owly-cat and fellow family members, Jumblie and Quangle Wangle Quee, in a story inspired…

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Clanger review: Cocktails!

Need help navigating Bedford’s bars? Want to up your Christmas cocktail game? Then help is at hand. We sent roving reporter Zoe Stafford (plus one) on a cocktail crawl to find the finest strong liquor available to humanity (within the town centre)… Myself and Roll Your Own Records’ Captain, Dave, were given the arduous task…

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Our (even bigger) Christmas gift guide

We know it’s tempting to lounge on the sofa with a Toblerone and do all your Christmas shopping on Amazon while watching Gogglebox, but there really is nothing like actually going into shops, talking to the lovely shopkeepers and supporting local independent retailers.  We’ve spent a lot of time in Bedford’s shops whilst compiling the…

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Alexis Taylor & Green Gartside at Esquires 10 December 2017

Ahead of their rare & intimate performance at Esquires on Sunday 10th December, The Clanger’s Lloyd Lugsden secured an EXCLUSIVE interview with Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) & Green Gartside (Scritti Politti).  As ever, Lloyd asks the burning questions, such as what they’re doing for Christmas, book recommendations and, his best yet: ever seen a ghost?  Find out now… Green…

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