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Win tickets to see ‘The Boss’ in Bedford

The Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band ‘The Boss UK’ is coming to Bedford Corn Exchange on Saturday 27th May. They are the World’s Official No.1 Springsteen tribute and the final seating allocation has just been released – so get them quickly! We have been given a pair of tickets to the show, so to win them, simple email…

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Our May issue is here. Read it now!

Woo hoo, the May issue of the Bedford Clanger has hit the streets and we’ve got tickets and beer to giveaway. Win win! Our front cover harks back to 2012, when Marisa Straccia created the original ‘Beer Issue’ artwork. It’s so good, we definitely thought it deserved an encore. Have you got tickets to BBC…

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Fire your imaginations as St George’s Festival returns to Wrest Park

 Celebrate St George’s Day at the country’s largest annual celebration: Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 April, 10am-6pm The country’s largest St George’s Day celebration, which will see England’s patron saint celebrated with plenty of pomp, pageantry and patriotic flag waving, will return to Wrest Park in Bedfordshire across the weekend of Saturday 22 and Sunday…

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Egg-citing Easter Activities in Bedford

There’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained during the Easter holidays in Bedford this April. All of Bedford Borough Libraries have loads of crafty activities throughout the hols. You can find all the info here and click on these downloadable pdfs: BB April Activities 2017 BP Easter Holiday Activities 2017 (1) BP Easter Holiday Activities 2017…

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Bar flies

This Spring, Bedford has been blessed with two new bars, both offering great drinks, great atmosphere and great music. First up, we met with Matt and Jess, owners of The Third Place on St Peter’s Street and naturally, our first question was about the name. The ‘third place’ was conceived by urban sociologist, Roy Oldenburg. …

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Clanger interview: PINS

Bedford has a treat this April with Manchester band PINS playing Esquires on the 20th. The feisty punk/indie act have hooks and menace aplenty. Currently playing up and down the country, they’re all over the radio and they got punk godfather Iggy Pop to collab with them. The group consists of singer/guitarist Faith Holgate, guitarist…

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Comedy Festival at the Quarry Theatre

The Quarry Theatre Comedy Festival runs from 31st March – 1st April and has something for every sense of humour. Here’s a selection of what you can see. Full programme available to download from quarrytheatre.org.uk  The Cutlery Crew present: Banging Fun Stuff Friday 31 March at 7pm Tickets: £10 (Concessions £9) Age guidance: 13+ The…

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Cat Lane photographer’s ‘Best of Bedford’

This month’s Best of Bedford comes from Cat Lane.  Cat is an award-winning wedding photographer with an amazing eye for detail and a passion for what she does. We are lucky enough to count Cat among the many generous contributors to the Clanger, sharing her love for Bedford with our readers.  Over the years, Cat…

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