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Tigers, Titania and temeritous foxes – theatre in July

Shakespeare in the Park returns! A Midsummer Night’s Dream Bedford Park Friday 17 July 7.45pm Tickets: £12 (concessions £6) The works of Shakespeare return to Bedford Park on Friday 17 July, courtesy of the Pavilion at the Park and Big Spirit Theatre. This abridged version of one of the most popular of Shakespeare’s comedies, traditionally…

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Unique Bedford: The Blue Glass

John Barnes, owner of the Blue Glass on St Cuthbert’s Street, last featured in our very first issue, back in 2011.  Since then, the shop – and the Clanger – have gone from strength to strength, so we thought it was about time we hooked up to talk to the owner of the best window…

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Restaurant review: The Cochin

76 Tavistock Street, Bedford MK40 2RP tel: 01234 364038 By Stephen Bywater @authorbywater  The Cochin is a Kerala restaurant, which means an Indian restaurant unlike any other. An Indian restaurant which serves food from the south west of India, an Indian restaurant where you won’t find the tried – tired – and tested. Kerala is…

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Our new arrival!

The Smallprint – it’s not for grown-ups We’re very excited to unveil the newest (and littlest) member of the Clanger clan – The Smallprint which launches on Friday 26 June.  Our limited edition kids’ magazine is a collaboration with some of Bedford’s best illustrators and each page is designed by a different super-talented artist including…

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Rock and rolling pins

You may have read about Charlotte White’s Rock & Roll cake decorating classes at The Higgins in the June issue of The Clanger.  Well, we couldn’t wait til the end of the month to find out all about them, so we sent Priya Gill along on 30 May for the lowdown. As a complete baking novice,…


Let’s Get Ready to Jumble!

by Katrina Allen @rosetintvintage   On 12th July, Black Tom will host Bedford’s first Jumble Trail. A jumble trail is like a jumble sale, but on your street. Communities come together to set up stalls in their front gardens, creating a treasure trail of bric-a-brac, furniture, vintage clothing, cake, home grown veg, jam… whatever. Stallholders…

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