Welcome Back!

The wait is over – The Bedford Clanger is back!  We’ve got a new design, a new layout;  The Clanger is smaller, and yet much, MUCH bigger. When we started two years ago the first issue was just 12 pages and we printed 1,000 copies. We described The Clanger as a secret love-letter to Bedford. The new-look Clanger is 40 pages and we’ve printed 25,000. We want to share it with more people, and take the news about the best of Bedford further afield. If you’ve never visited Bedford before, here are many, many reasons to drop by. If you’ve been before, we’d love you to come back again and see our town through different eyes. And if you live here, we hope we’ve made you proud of your town.

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Over the last two years The Bedford Clanger has established itself as the town’s definitive arts, culture and listings publication dedicated to showcasing the very best of Bedford. We are proof that there is more to Bedford than meets the eye and our aim is to share the joy! We’re a small team of people, passionate about promoting Bedford as a vibrant cultural, retail and tourist destination. As you can see from the front cover, this issue will celebrate A Very Bedford Christmas. We’ve researched the best of the festive events taking place during November and December including this year’s Christmas Fair, Christmas Tree Festival and Bedford Panto. Why not pledge to do all (or the majority) of your Christmas shopping in Bedford this year and support our on-going shop local campaign? We’ve got lots of info on how to get here and where to park, too.

We’re going to continue developing this blog alongside the print edition of The Clanger, and will be updating it regularly with fresh articles, more listings, photography, and features. If you’d like to view the entire printed issue, you can do so here. If you’d like to know where you can pick up a paper copy,  have a look at the stockists in the Grab a Clanger section.

Don’t forget you can also follow us on Twitter (@bedfordclanger) or Facebook.

Please let us know your thoughts on the new format – we are VERY excited about it, but we’d love to know what you think!

Erica, Alice & all of Team Clanger


Editor of The Bedford Clanger, organiser behind BedPop, an events manager and a freelance copywriter


Web Design Agency: Narrative Industries

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