The Barber Cave

Brothers-in-law Steve Curd and Rob Acheson have recently transformed a neglected unit on Roff Avenue into a thriving barber shop. Originally from London, Steve has been barbering in Northamptonshire for the last 10 years. While Rob has lived in Bedford for 15 years, Steve has recently located here and inspired the duo to open a…


The Vintage Suit Hire Company

Sometimes even we are blown away by the brilliance of Bedfordians. Take the new business, the Vintage Suit Hire Company. Set up by local husband & wife duo Tom & Jessica, it offers vintage style suits for wedding hire (or a made to measure service if you want a keeper).   The couple were inspired…


Jah Wobble interview: Punks, Ghosts & Souffles

by Lloyd Lugsden @lloydlug JAH WOBBLE & THE INVADERS OF THE HEART + GUESTS ESQUIRES: FRIDAY 14TH OCTOBER, doors at 8pm   Over the past three decades or so, Jah Wobble has ploughed his own furrow as a prolific solo artist while simultaneously becoming a well-respected session musician with a genuine passion for Eastern and Global music. He has worked…

It’s Jazz Time At Oxfam Books & Music, Bedford

Oxjam, Oxfam’s celebration of live music, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.  The festival, which takes place at venues all over the country during October each year, has come a long way since Fatboy Slim launched the first Oxjam in 2006. The Bedford Oxfam is no stranger to hosting an Oxjam event, with a…


Clanger review: Dare Devil Rides To Jarama

By Stephen Roffe Neil Gore’s new play, tells the true story of two unlikely friends who volunteered to join the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War.    The play was commissioned by the International Brigades Memorial Trust and has been developed by Townsend Productions at the Place Theatre in Bedford. Daredevil Rides to Jarama is…

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