Riverside North

Riverside North

WARNING: this article contains graphic descriptions of optimism and positivity. Readers of a negative disposition may find it disturbing. Work has now begun to transform the site of the former Town Hall into the Riverside North development. I really wanted to type ‘eagerly anticipated Riverside North development’, but a scroll through social media and the local…

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Over the weekend of 14th – 15th March, a truly innovative and exciting art project was unveiled across Bedford to give charities and community groups the chance to get their message across in a very, very, very big way. The town of Bedford, which is one of the most cosmopolitan outside of London and a marginal seat…


The Sound of An Echo

by Lloyd Lugsden Echo & the Bunnymen ‘bounced’ out of the Liverpool punk scene in the late 70s and went on to have success with singles including; The Cutter, Seven Seas, The Killing Moon & Nothing lasts forever. Singer Ian McCulloch is coming to Bedford with a solo semi acoustic show which will feature stripped…

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Blossoms interview

by Phaff + Potter @phaffandpotter Blossoms are ahem, blooming on the gig circuit at the moment headlining around our isle plus having respectable support slots for Inspiral Carpets & The Charlatans. The band are:  Tom Ogden – Voice/Guitar.  Charlie Salt – Bass/BV’s. Josh Dewhurst – Lead Guitar/Auxiliary Percussion. Joe Donovan – Drums. Myles ‘the plant’…


Oh no it isn’t! Oh yes it is. It’s Xmas family theatre in Bedford!

Our theatre elf (Paula Walker) has put together the Bedford Clanger’s pick of the best of the season’s family theatre. From Roald Dahl to jazz-loving reindeer with a dash of panto thrown in for good measure. Merry Christmas! Bedford Pantomime Company present: Sleeping Beauty The Bedford Corn Exchange 28th December to 3rd January. Family tickets £40; Adults £15;…

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Top Poet at The Place

by Ian McEwen of Ouse Muse On 11th December Andrew Motion, one of the leading poets writing today, is coming to The Place Theatre. Andrew was Poet Laureate 1999-2009 and is Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway College, London. He has also been knighted for his services to literature. His most recent book of…

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