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Bengal Brasserie: 6th anniversary competition

On Friday 8th September, Bengal Brasserie on Bedford’s Broadway will be celebrating their sixth anniversary. It’s one of Clanger HQ’s favourite Indian restaurants and as part of the festivities, we’ve got dinner for two (excluding drinks) up for grabs.  Just ‘like’ and ‘share’ the Bedford Clanger’s Facebook post and we’ll pick a winner on Sunday….

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Heritage Open Days Bedford

This year’s Heritage Open Days take place on 7th – 10th September and throughout the country, thousands of volunteers will be opening the doors of hundreds of heritage venues, many of which are rarely open to the public. Many locations and venues in Bedford are taking part in the events and you can find out lots…

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The Pad 2002 – 2017

Sometimes, the most amazing things happen in the most unassuming places. Who’d have thought that a terraced house adjacent to a Lidl could provide such treasured memories, provoke such heartfelt eulogies and leave a space in a town much bigger than its square footage. So, farewell The Pad and 15 years of dance floor-fuelled entertainment on…

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Frog hops into Riverside Square

Bedford Riverside Regeneration Limited (BRRL) and Bedford Creative Arts (BCA) are proud to unveil The Frog, the latest piece of site-specific public art in Bedford town centre at the newly developed Riverside Square – a tree-lined public space over-looking the River Great Ouse. BCA was approached by BRRL to commission a piece of art to…

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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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