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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…


Craig Charles in Bedford

Craig Charles: Punk Poet, Stand up comedian, Actor (Red Dwarf, Coronation St), presenter and DJ – currently host on BBC6 Music’s ‘Funk & Soul show’ is a coming to Bedford Corn Exchange this June to spin the platters that matter. After a slight technical problem – Craig had 1% power on his phone – (he…

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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