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The Eagle has rebranded

On Friday 19th February, the newly rebranded visitor centre at Eagle Brewery in Queens Park was unveiled. The former home of Charles Wells is now owned by established brewer, Marstons who will continue to brew Eagle IPA and Bombardier alongside their other ales.  The iconic Bedford eagle has been reimagined by Ampthill-based creative agency, Bonfire,…



By Paula Walker We kick of 2018 with a bumper crop of theatre for your enjoyment at the Quarry Theatre and the Place.  This February and March, The Place is delivering their Mindscapes season, exploring the experience and stigma of mental health through theatre, in partnership with Mind BLMK and local NHS mental health services,…


Music highlights

The Philharmonia Orchestra: Spend an evening with 80 of the most talented musicians in the UK. The Philharmonia Orchestra returns to its second home in Bedford, at the Corn Exchange, with four concerts brimming with world-class artists and roof-raising symphonies. The Philharmonia is a world-class symphony Orchestra that is proud to put great live music at the…


The Clanger Guide to What’s On

What’s on… February 2018 At the Higgins: Holocaust Memorial Day Following Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th January, a month of events is taking place in Bedford including Anne Frank & Family, an exhibition of family photographs by Otto Frank, taken before World War Two.  The exhibition will be free to enter and will run until…


Rollback World

When it opened its doors at the end of October 2017, Rollback World became the newest addition to Bedford’s Church Arcade.  Selling skateboards, rollerskates, scooters and BMXs, it’s the shop you wish had been open when you were a teenager, so if you’re currently a teenager, count yourself lucky… “We’d been running Rollback World events…


Our Theatre Guide with Paula Walker

There’s nothing like spending festive family time at the theatre, and this season there’s plenty to choose from – whatever your age. Take your seats for our pick of the best with Paula Walker… Moon on A Stick presents Little Red Riding Hood Monday 18 December at 2pm (Relaxed) and 4pm Tickets:  £10 (Concessions £8.50)…


Introducing…. The Wardrobe Edit

Former PR consultant, Isabel Kelly, launched the Wardrobe Edit in Bedford earlier this year. The concept is simple: Isabel offers style advice to busy clients, keen to streamline their existing clothes, while adding some carefully curated wardrobe essentials.  “I’ve unofficially been a stylist for the last 15 – 20 years, helping friends with fashion advice…

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