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Best of Bedford – Sharon De Leonardis

This month’s Best of Bedford comes from SpectaculArts’ founder, Sharon de Leonardis. SpectaculArts’ objective is to create events that enhance and enrich our community.  Activity this year will culminate in the SpectaculArts Street Arts Festival on Saturday 7 September – a carnival to celebrate the cultural diversity of Bedford and we can’t wait! In addition,…

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Theatre Highlights with Paula Walker

Here’s Paula’s pick of local theatre this month. The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s NT Live: All About Eve Thursday 11 April 7pm Tickets: £14.50 All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful…

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Clanger interview: Black Grape’s Kermit

Prior to their Bedford gig at Esquires (an intimate venue for them) the Clanger’s Lloyd Lugsden got to chat to Kermit, MC with Black Grape and verbal sparring partner to Shaun Ryder. Kermit first appeared in hip hop act Ruthless Rap Assassins. Then, following the Happy Mondays, Black Grape bounced onto the scene in the…

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Unique Bedford: The Gallery

The Gallery cafe on Howard Street (formerly Délices) opens its doors on Saturday 9 February following a complete refurbishment. In these days of corporate coffee shops & online anonymity, the Gallery offers something truly unique in Bedford town centre, with collaboration at its heart. The on-site bakery will be home to Companions Real Bread CIC who have…

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The Dresser at The Place Theatre 5 – 9 March

There’s an absolute treat coming up at the Place Theatre in March. The Dresser has been performed all over the world, was adapted into an Oscar-wining film and recently reunited Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen on the small screen. Now it is to make its appearance at The Place Bedford, with Swan Theatre Company in charge.  The Dresser,…

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Clanger review: Rachel by Small Nose Productions

The Place Theatre, Monday 28 January Review by Cara Lee (21) Written for Holocaust Memorial Day, the show (which is told in full mask) tells the true tale that Rachel Levy chose to share with Small Nose Productions and Trestle Theatre Company, of her life and her experiences through Auschwitz, the death marches that took…

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