Articles by Julia Crofts

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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…



Junior Jungle is bringing their children’s rave to Bedford! After the last two sell out events in Northampton, Junior Jungle is off on another adventure and are taking over the Empire in Bedford!! They will be at the Empire on Saturday June 17th from 2pm – 4pm as DJ Nick Terrific and MC Rocky Patch…


“Violence and Millenarian Movements”

A two-day symposium on the broad subject of Violence and Millenarian Movements. Violence has been envisaged and perpetrated by, and upon, millenarian movements for as long as they have existed. This symposium explores the motivations, causes, consequences and effects of violence for contemporary and historical millenarian movements. With Keynote presentations from Stuart Wright, Lamar University,…


Support The Higgins!

Joining The Friends of The Higgins Bedford is a great way to support the art gallery and museum. The Friends’ scheme offers an excellent range of benefits including exclusive behind the scenes events, discounted tickets and special offers. This month, the Friends of the Higgins is hosting Call My Lot, an entertaining panel quiz (including…


Violence and Millenarian Movements – Symposium at Panacea Museum

The Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements (CenSAMM) is an initiative of the Panacea Charitable Trust in Bedford, UK and is led by Panacea trustees, Justin Meggitt (University Senior Lecturer in the Critical Study of Religion, University of Cambridge) and Christopher Rowland (retired in 2014 as Dean Ireland’s Professor of the…


Unique Bedford: Companions Real Bread

Companions Real Bread was set up a year ago this month and began trading in June of last year.  The concept is simple. The micro bakery was set up to provide employment and work experience for prison leavers to help with reform and recovery.  The brainchild of Maggie Rich, Companions aims to build a community…


Paula’s Pick of the Theatre!

By Paula Walker The Sharnbrook Mill Theatre  The Ladykillers Monday 13 to Saturday 18 March at 7.30pm Tickets: £7 to £11 With a brand new sparkling script (adapted from the celebrated Ealing film by Father Ted writer, Graham Lineman), The Ladykillers is a black comedy, in which a band of hapless criminals face their worst…


Ethics: A Rush of Blood?

By Lucy Bywater I recently reached a little milestone for which I unexpectedly received a certificate and pin badge in the post: I’d donated blood a total of ten times. The certificate is with the other stuff stuck to the fridge and to be honest I probably won’t be wearing the badge but I do…


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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