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Read the Aug/Sept Clanger online now!

Clanger HQ is on a summer break until October, so as usual, the August and September issues are combined.  There’s lots to look forward to over the next couple of months, not least the Consica Jazz Festival at the Quarry, a double-dose of Two Tone at the Corn Exchange with the Beat and the Selector…

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Roll up to Riverside Bedford!

The official launch of Riverside Bedford may not be taking place until 2nd & 3rd September, but there’s still plenty to see, do and eat there.  We took a Sunday morning stroll along the river to report back on what’s open.  Here’s your handy Clanger guide to Riverside Bedford: Vue Cinema The new town-centre Vue…

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What’s On!

Draw Some More… Where: Basement at the Bunyan When: Exhibition 1st-5th August Drawing Day 5th August 11am-4pm Join the Circus of Illustration as they look back on six years of Drink and Draw! This summer, the Circus of Illustration is putting on an exhibition of the best and barmiest of Drink and Draw’s past (yes, they’ve kept them all!)! Highlighting…

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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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