Articles by Julia Crofts

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Staycation at The Embankment Hotel!

When the sun is shining and the ‘out of office’ message is on, then there is nothing better than a staycation. There are so many places to explore in our green and pleasant land, that often there’s no incentive to go further afield.  And sometimes you don’t even need to leave Bedford.  If you’re looking…

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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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Restaurant review: Paris House, Woburn

The extraordinary Paris House is an award-winning fine-dining restaurant, set in 22 acres of parkland on the beautiful Woburn estate.  Built as part of the Paris Exhibition in 1878, the Renaissance half-timber structure was dismantled and rebuilt in Woburn at the behest of the 9th Duke of Bedford.  Among its many incarnations, the building has…

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Theatre Highlights from The Bedford Clanger

The Quarry Theatre at St Lukes NT Live: Yerma Thursday 31st August at 7pm Tickets: £14.50/£12.50 concessions Billie Piper returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role as a young woman driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and…

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The Clanger’s Guide to Music this Month

Conscia Jazz Festival 2017 The ‘Conscia Jazz Festival 2017’ is taking place from the evening of Friday 1st September to Sunday 3rd September. This year’s event is the third festival that Bedford-based Conscia Jazz have produced in as many years. The 2017 festival  focuses on variety, as Conscia Jazz aim to reach as many different jazz…

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Best of Bedford with Neil Frankel

To celebrate the start of Wimbledon later this month, we thought we’d interrogate Bedford’s resident racquet wielder, Neil Frankel. Neil is Director of Coaching at Riverside Tennis Club on Goldington Road and is a born and bred Bedfordian.  He’s worked at Riverside for 20 years, ever since leaving Leeds University with a Human Biology degree….

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Imagining the future

Commissioned by Bedford Creative Arts and created by artist Andy T Field in collaboration with children from Shortstown Primary School, Lookout is a one-to-one encounter between an adult audience member and a child performer. Looking out over the panoramic view from the 5th floor of the Bedford College Tower Block, the conversation shared is a…

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CenSAMM: Bedford’s religious Panacea Society’s legacy leads to 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 the 21st century world, but that is exactly what has happened. The last member of the reclusive community died…

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What’s On!

BedPop Record Shop at the Higgins Is there no stopping those BPRS boys? This month sees them popping up once again on Castle Lane, this time at the Higgins for another day of vinyl, DJs and live music. “We’re really excited about heading to the Higgins on Saturday 17th June,” said BPRS organiser, Alan Cooley….

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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…

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