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Castle Quay Weekender Needs You!

Crowd-funding for Castle Quay Weekender In 2011, the seven empty units of Castle Lane became the venue for We Are Bedford’s free arts festival, the Castle Quay Weekender. Five years on and all the units are now full, the area is buzzing with life and the Castle Quay Weekender is back. But they need you…

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May issue is online now!

The May issue of the Bedford Clanger is online now.  Paper copies will be available from Thursday in all the usual locations.  Read all about May’s live music, theatre, art and culture. This month’s main feature focuses on the #BreakTheStigma campaign. Read all about it on pages 4 and 5 and visit the Let’s Be…

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Food & Drink: The Floating Tea Picker

We first encountered the Floating Tea Picker at the BedPop Christmas Shop at the Higgins last December.  Established by Hannah Birch, The Floating Tea Picker is a holistic tea company, run from Hannah’s very own floating narrowboat home. How idyllic does that sound?! “All my teas are hand blended, steamed, roasted and carefully prepared,” said…

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Interview: Skeptics in the Pub ‘Homeopathy in the UK’

More food for thought from the Skeptics in the Pub this month with their guest speaker, Michael Marshall of the Good Thinking Society. Using information and personal experiences gathered during his last 6 years of campaigning against homeopathy, Michael will highlight how much money is spent on homeopathic remedies, how this gives undeserved credibility to…

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Q&A: Comedian Chiara on Wild At Heart

  The Clanger’s Priya Gill, chatted to Chiara, one half of the fabulously funny duo Roisin & Chiara, following their hilarious show, Wild At Heart at the Quarry Theatre’s Comedy Festival.  You can read Priya’s review of the show here.   Friday night’s show at the Quarry was non-stop hysterical, how did you and Roisin…

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Gardening: DIY projects for all

by Jane Perrone perrone.blogs.com I am the least “handy” person on earth. I am rubbish with a saw: I can just about bang in a nail. My garden mission this year is to try to find outdoor craft/DIY projects that even I, with my so-so-limited skills, can manage. Here’s a trio of ideas to try:…

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Interview: The BellRays

by Lloyd Lugsden @phaffandpotter @lloydlug At the end of April Club Roar bring The BellRays to Esquires for a live show not to be missed. Hailing from the west coast of America, their sound actually contains the best components of Detroit music: (punk rock) garage and soul. It’s urgent tight AND messy, all fused together…

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