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Castle Comedy’s 5th birthday celebration

Castle Comedy Bedford is celebrating its 5th Birthday this month! Over the last 5 years it has brought star names and some of the best comics on the UK comedy circuit to Bedford.  Every show is a special show with an amazing atmosphere that has meant that Castle Comedy has a reputation as one of…

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“Violence and Millenarian Movements”

A two-day symposium on the broad subject of Violence and Millenarian Movements. Violence has been envisaged and perpetrated by, and upon, millenarian movements for as long as they have existed. This symposium explores the motivations, causes, consequences and effects of violence for contemporary and historical millenarian movements. With Keynote presentations from Stuart Wright, Lamar University,…

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Support The Higgins!

Joining The Friends of The Higgins Bedford is a great way to support the art gallery and museum. The Friends’ scheme offers an excellent range of benefits including exclusive behind the scenes events, discounted tickets and special offers. This month, the Friends of the Higgins is hosting Call My Lot, an entertaining panel quiz (including…

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Violence and Millenarian Movements – Symposium at Panacea Museum

The Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements (CenSAMM) is an initiative of the Panacea Charitable Trust in Bedford, UK and is led by Panacea trustees, Justin Meggitt (University Senior Lecturer in the Critical Study of Religion, University of Cambridge) and Christopher Rowland (retired in 2014 as Dean Ireland’s Professor of the…

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The Panacea Museum: Life at the Founder’s House

From 30th March 2017, a new exhibition will open in Bedford…. The perfectly preserved rooms behind the doors of 12 Albany Road have been fascinating visitors to the Panacea Museum since it first opened in 2012.  From 1904, the house was the family home of Mabel Barltrop and she continued to live there with her daughter…

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Unique Bedford: Companions Real Bread

Companions Real Bread was set up a year ago this month and began trading in June of last year.  The concept is simple. The micro bakery was set up to provide employment and work experience for prison leavers to help with reform and recovery.  The brainchild of Maggie Rich, Companions aims to build a community…

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Paula’s Pick of the Theatre!

By Paula Walker The Sharnbrook Mill Theatre  The Ladykillers Monday 13 to Saturday 18 March at 7.30pm Tickets: £7 to £11 With a brand new sparkling script (adapted from the celebrated Ealing film by Father Ted writer, Graham Lineman), The Ladykillers is a black comedy, in which a band of hapless criminals face their worst…

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Ethics: A Rush of Blood?

By Lucy Bywater I recently reached a little milestone for which I unexpectedly received a certificate and pin badge in the post: I’d donated blood a total of ten times. The certificate is with the other stuff stuck to the fridge and to be honest I probably won’t be wearing the badge but I do…

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