Local Things for Local People


Building a better Bedford

It may be behind schedule, but there’s no denying the impact that the Riverside North development has had on the town centre. At Clanger HQ, we have long been able to see beyond the bridge and appreciate the bigger picture for Bedford – particularly the significance of such an investment in the town – and the…


Black Tom Jumble Trail is back!

Now in its third year, the Black Tom Jumble Trail is back on Sunday 14th May and every street in the area is taking part.   A Jumble Trail is like a car boot sale but on your street.  Communities co-ordinate to set up stalls outside their houses to sell bric-a-brac, toys, vintage clothes, cakes or…


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…


Marathon effort

As (very) amateur runners, Team Clanger takes its collective hat off to anyone who is able to run 26.2 miles to complete a marathon.  Therefore, we wanted to give a shout out to the beautiful Bedfordians who are pulling on their running shoes and pushing their bodies to the limits this month in the name…


What’s on Highlights!

Here’s the Bedford Clanger pick of what’s on this March – you can see more at our events section of the website.  Don’t forget to upload your event for FREE! Grab your diary and make a date with our monthly recommendations: Skeptics in the Pub: No Laughing Matter?  Why Comedy is Important to Higher Education….


Calling all Budding Writers!

Creative Writing Course Join Simon Wrigley, Outreach Director of the National Writing Project (nwp.org.uk), for this new creative writing group at The Higgins Bedford. The group is designed for anyone who would like to write in a trusted group with others. Using the museum’s collections as prompts for shared writing and personal reflection, there will…

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