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A Walk in the Woods: a Celebration of Trees in British Art   Opens 30th September Wixamtree Gallery Free entry This autumn, The Higgins Bedford pays homage to the tree with a new exhibition celebrating the role of trees and woodland in British landscape painting. Drawn from the world-famous Cecil Higgins Art Gallery Collection, some…


Local ‘X-Stitch’ Legend Launches Magazine!

This year, Clanger fave and local legend, Jamie – Mr X Stitch – Chalmers launched his very own magazine; a modern take on the art of embroidery.   “I’ve been Mr X Stitch for the best part of a decade and in that time I’ve been doing my bit to change the way people think about…


BEDPOP FUN PALACES – 7th – 8th October

The Higgins, Bedford Central Library, the Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s, Panacea Museum, John Bunyan Museum, Basement @ Bunyan, St Cuthbert’s Hall, Rogan’s Books and Slide Record Shop. On October 7th and 8th, nine BedPop Fun Palaces will be popping up in Bedford, bringing FREE arts, culture and science events to the town centre as…


Theatre Picks with Paula Walker

So much choice this month! Let Paula Walker guide you through this month’s theatre highlights: The Quarry The Quarry Theatre presents Lucy Hopkins & Bob Slayer Double Header Date: Tuesday 3 October at 7.30pm Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions) Age Guidance: 16yrs+ (some nudity) Lucy Hopkins: Powerful Women are About Experience ultra-conscious comedy by an award-winning,…


Best of Bedford with Gareth Barber

This month we put our ‘Best of Bedford’ questions to Gareth Barber, the owner of Esquires and Bears & Tales.  At the heart of Bedford’s live music scene, Gareth is responsible for bringing some of the biggest names and emerging artists to the town.  He (or Tom the barman) is also responsible for some of…


What’s On!

The Art Centre’s October featured artist: Owain George This month’s featured artist at the Art Centre and Gallery on Howard Street, is wildlife painter, Owain George. Earlier this year he was shortlisted for the Wildlife Artist of the Year award and this month another piece will be auctioned for the Explorers against Extinction charity.  View…

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