What’s on Highlights

Home Alone screening at the Quarry Theatre
Saturday 22 December at 2pm
It’s not Christmas until you’ve seen Home Alone at least once! Here’s your chance to see it on the big screen. Exciting Christmas gift with every child ticket purchased!

When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) awakens to an empty house, he assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realises that two con men plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.

Tickets: £6 (£5 concessions)

Jazz at the Movies at the Quarry Theatre
Friday 14 December at 7.30pm
Sold out annually at Ronnie Scott’s in 2012-2017, this festive jazz entertainment is the perfect way to swing into the holidays.

Fronted by acclaimed singer Joanna Eden (“UK’s answer to Norah Jones and Diana Krall” TIME OUT) and featuring the groovy sounds of the Chris Ingham Quartet (“a first-class band” JAZZ JOURNAL), Jazz At The Movies: A Swinging Christmas gathers jazzy festive favourites as made famous by Ella, Eartha, Frank, Doris, Dean, Bing and a whole gang of cool celluloid cats and hip Hollywood chicks.

An enchanting show rich with anecdote, sophistication and swing, it was described by one audience member as “pure joy”.

Tickets: £16

The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s, St Peter’ Street, Bedford MK40 2NN


Castle Comedy this Christmas
Castle Comedy Bedford are holding three Christmas Comedy Specials on Thursday 13 , Friday 14 and Thursday 20 December at The Gordon Arms Ent Shed. With four fabulous comedians, mince pies, cake, party poppers and crackers, the shows will be the ultimate Christmas comedy night out.

Headlining the 13th & 14th shows is Ivo Graham. Apologetic Eton and Oxford alumnus, Ivo is a regular fixture in the clubs and theatres of the UK circuit, his gauche charm and crafty, self-aware wit has proved a hit with audiences of all ages, and led to appearances on multiple TV and radio shows including Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Comedy Central At The Comedy Store, Live From the BBC and Fighting Talk.

Headlining the show on the 20th is Patrick Monahan. He was the winner of ITV1’s Show me the Funny and widely regarded as the nicest man in comedy. He is an audience favourite who blends a high-energy comedy style with hilarious and engaging topical and observational material.  His TV appearances include the hit family entertainment series Splash! (ITV)  and the new series of Celebrity Squares (ITV).

Appearing an all the shows are Robin Boot and Jay Handley. Robin is a larger than life guitar wielding comedy rock star. He’s guaranteed to fill your belly with laughter. Jay is a former carpenter with long hair meaning he is the perfect comic for a Christmas show!

The show is hosted by Bedford comedy legend, Paul Revill and doors open at 7.30pm. The show begins at 8.15pm. Tickets are £14 or £25 including pre-show Christmas meal, glass of wine.

Group bookings available. Call the ticket hotline on 07736 060541 or visit www.castlecomedy.co.uk

Patrick Monahan

Christmas at Ready Steady Roll

Make your own family board game
Wednesday 5 and Wednesday 19 December at 5.30pm

Get Christmassy, creative and cosy, making your own Christmas version of the traditional German board game, Shadow in the Forest.

Shadow in the Forest (or Waldschattenspiel if you speak German!), is a family game where an adult controls a witch trying to capture elves, played by the children. The game is played in the dark with the witch being a candle and the elves hiding in the shadows of the trees. To make the game more Christmassy, the elves are playing a game of hide and seek with Father Christmas.

 Once you have finished your creation, you will have access to the RSR board game library to play some more games with the usual guidance and rule explanations from the Games Gurus.

 When everyone has finished, the lights will be turned off for a simultaneous Waldschattenspiel game. You can then take your games home to play at Christmas Eve before the children go to bed and wait for Father Christmas to arrive!

The cost of the workshop is just £20 per family of up to 4. £5 per additional guest.

 Suitable for children aged 6+. This is a family activity, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Drinks and food will be available to purchase while you create and play too!


Saturday 8 December 7 – 10pm
Join us at Ready Steady Roll for an evening of games, including recommendations and guidance from our games guru all evening, with over 200 games to play and soft drinks and cake available to purchase on the night!

 Choose between having pizza on the night, with also the option to bring your own booze for a small corkage fee!

Ages 15+

Ready Steady Roll, Studio 5, Ivy Lodge Farm, A6 Rushden Road, Sharnbrook, Bedford, MK44 1ND
07584484101 readysteadyroll.co.uk


Christmas at St Paul’s

Advent carol service in candlelight followed by mulled wine
Sunday 2 December at 5.30pm

Nine lessons and carols candlelit
Saturday 22 December at 4 pm

Midnight mass candlelit
24 December 11 pm with carols round the tree from 10.00 pm

Christmas Day
Eucharist 8am and 10.15 am (For all ages)

Further details 01234 340163

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