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Panacea Society’s legacy leads to international conference

Bedford’s religious Panacea Society’s legacy has led to an international examination of apocalyptic threats: climate change, violence, artificial intelligence. When Mabel Barltrop formed The Panacea Society in Albany Road in Bedford in 1919 she had no idea that she was planting the seeds of a legacy that would help us understand the existential threats of…

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Send in the crowd!

Crowdfunding project starts to raise funds to heat theatre. Four years ago, the Sharnbrook Mill Theatre Trust set themselves an enormous task: to raise £300,000 to install a green energy-based heating and ventilation system in the theatre that was once a fully working, water-powered flour mill dating back to 1703. The good news is that…

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The Panacea Museum: Life at the Founder’s House

From 30th March 2017, a new exhibition will open in Bedford…. The perfectly preserved rooms behind the doors of 12 Albany Road have been fascinating visitors to the Panacea Museum since it first opened in 2012.  From 1904, the house was the family home of Mabel Barltrop and she continued to live there with her daughter…

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The Teens are Taking Control!

Teen Takeover – get involved If you’re aged between 13 – 19 and have an interest in journalism, blogging, photography or design then why not be part of the Bedford Clanger’s Teen Takeover? In 2017, the September issue of the Bedford Clanger will be written and edited by Bedford’s teenagers as we throw open our…

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Raising the profile of the town around Riverside North

In just a couple of months’ time, the Riverside North development will be open for business.  With two more high-profile eateries signed up (Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Miller & Carter Steakhouse), there will be plenty of choice to complement the town’s excellent existing independent restaurants. Zizzi and wagamama are among other well-known brands who have…

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WIN! John Bunyan Sports launch & competition

Following a £1m investment, John Bunyan Sports & Fitness is opening the doors to its brand new facilities over the weekend of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February. Special activities over the open weekend will include a bouncy castle, face painting, a treasure hunt, arts and crafts and a roller disco. There will also be…

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Bedford Clanger March 2017 Edition

Spring is in the air and the March issue of the Bedford Clanger is here.  This month’s magazine is packed full of Bedford’s cultural highlights including the Bedpop Science Lab, Bawden at the Higgins Bedford and the Quarry Theatre Comedy Festival. We’ve also got the best of this month’s theatre, live music and events, plus the launch…

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Bedford’s independent restaurants step up to the plate

Excitement mounted when a multi-million pound leisure development confirmed two more high-profile eateries had signed up. Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Miller & Carter Steakhouse are the latest additions to the anticipated Riverside North complex and will complement the town’s excellent existing independent restaurants. They will join the likes of Zizzi and Wagamama alongside the seven-screen Vue cinema. …

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The Bedford Clanger is Transatlantic!

Team Clanger love a bit of tongue in cheek humour so imagine our surprise when we featured on The Late Show across the pond! One of the presenters is local boy John Oliver who gave a very funny run down of what is on offer to do in the area this month. Watch the clip…

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