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Mill Race Folk return to Bromham Mill

Great news, folk fans!  Mill Race Folk are back in their spiritual home with another excellent selection of contemporary folk and traditional music in the beautiful, intimate setting of Bromham Mill. The new season starts on 30th September, with The Askew Sisters topping the bill. Emily and Hazel Askew are fast becoming one of the most popular and…

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Read the Aug/Sept Clanger online now!

Clanger HQ is on a summer break until October, so as usual, the August and September issues are combined.  There’s lots to look forward to over the next couple of months, not least the Consica Jazz Festival at the Quarry, a double-dose of Two Tone at the Corn Exchange with the Beat and the Selector…

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Roll up to Riverside Bedford!

The official launch of Riverside Bedford may not be taking place until 2nd & 3rd September, but there’s still plenty to see, do and eat there.  We took a Sunday morning stroll along the river to report back on what’s open.  Here’s your handy Clanger guide to Riverside Bedford: Vue Cinema The new town-centre Vue…

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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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Read the July 2017 issue now…

July’s on its way, the weather is amazing, school’s nearly out for the summer and we can’t wait to enjoy beautiful Bedford in the sunshine. Need some inspiration about what to do and where to go this month? Then look no further. The July issue of the Clanger includes eight additional pages: four pages dedicated to Bedfringe…

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Theatre Q&A: Bella Heesom on Her World Exploding

Priya Gill caught up with Bella Heesom the actress and playwright of My World Has Exploded A Little Bit, which comes to The Place Theatre on June 30. Tell me how your world exploded? At the beginning of 2010 my dad went into hospital because he had these strange visual disturbances sort of seeing these lights…

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