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Read the July 2017 issue now…

July’s on its way, the weather is amazing, school’s nearly out for the summer and we can’t wait to enjoy beautiful Bedford in the sunshine. Need some inspiration about what to do and where to go this month? Then look no further. The July issue of the Clanger includes eight additional pages: four pages dedicated to Bedfringe…

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Read the June 2017 issue now…

This month’s Clanger is an election-free zone! We celebrate the continued investment in the town plus there’s our usual round-up of the best theatre, live music and the arts. Find out more about the Taste Bedford food and music festival coming later this year, plus we chat to Neil Frankel at Riverside Tennis Club to…

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Extravaganza comes to town (and you can win tickets)…

For the first time ever, Extravaganza comes to Bedford on Friday 19th May. For one night only, the biggest burlesque and drag legends from around the world will be united at the glamourous and stylish Empire nightclub on Mill Street.  It’s vaudeville gone volatile, with couture costumes, the best drag and burlesque from an all-star…

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Our May issue is here. Read it now!

Woo hoo, the May issue of the Bedford Clanger has hit the streets and we’ve got tickets and beer to giveaway. Win win! Our front cover harks back to 2012, when Marisa Straccia created the original ‘Beer Issue’ artwork. It’s so good, we definitely thought it deserved an encore. Have you got tickets to BBC…

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Egg-citing Easter Activities in Bedford

There’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained during the Easter holidays in Bedford this April. All of Bedford Borough Libraries have loads of crafty activities throughout the hols. You can find all the info here and click on these downloadable pdfs: BB April Activities 2017 BP Easter Holiday Activities 2017 (1) BP Easter Holiday Activities 2017…

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Bar flies

This Spring, Bedford has been blessed with two new bars, both offering great drinks, great atmosphere and great music. First up, we met with Matt and Jess, owners of The Third Place on St Peter’s Street and naturally, our first question was about the name. The ‘third place’ was conceived by urban sociologist, Roy Oldenburg. …

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Clanger interview: PINS

Bedford has a treat this April with Manchester band PINS playing Esquires on the 20th. The feisty punk/indie act have hooks and menace aplenty. Currently playing up and down the country, they’re all over the radio and they got punk godfather Iggy Pop to collab with them. The group consists of singer/guitarist Faith Holgate, guitarist…

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The April issue is here. Read it now!

The sun is shining, the trees are in bloom and the days are getting longer. As if all of that wasn’t enough to put a spring in your step, the April issue of the Bedford Clanger has just hit the streets. Not picked up a copy yet? Then download it here. Happy Spring, Bedford! Just click…

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Clanger interview: Party time with the Dub Pistols

Dub Pistols return to Bedford Esquires on Saturday 1st April as part of their 20th Anniversary tour. Blending ska, hip hop, reggae, punk & funk, this lot know how to get the party started and have collaborated the likes of Terry Hall and Rodney P over the years.  Lloyd Lugsden spoke to head Pistol, Barry…

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