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New exhibition at the Higgins Bedford: Dreams and Nightmares

Head to the Higgins on Castle Lane this month to discover artists’ depictions of dreams and nightmares in this new exhibition, drawn from the internationally renowned Cecil Higgins Collection. Explore spiritual visions, spectral images, fairies, witches and romantic dreams. Works include Samuel Palmer’s dreams of the village of Shoreham, Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s visions of the…

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Jacqui Dankworth to headline The Quarry Theatre

To celebrate the London launch of their first CD, Le Départ, the unique chamber jazz group ‘Butterfly’s Wing’ entices you into their stunning soundworld and thoughtful virtuosity. David Gordon and Jacqui Dankworth’s collaboration provides the thrust of the original material, interspersed with some new arrangements of classic songs, masterfully arranged by David for these four…

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Clanger interview: Feet

Feet (plus special guests The Courts) hit Bedford Esquires on Monday 21 October. Clanger correspondent, Lloyd Lugsden spoke to guitarist Harry Southerton for the lowdown on Reading Festival, dressing up and, first up, where their name came from… Bedford Clanger: Where did the name come from? Upon our first meeting, Joakim, who is now a pilot of…

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Clanger exclusive: Urban Folk Quartet interview

Ahead of the Urban Folk Quartet’s concert at The Place Theatre on Sunday 13th October, the Bedford Clanger’s John Garden caught up with founder member and renowned Cajonero, Tom Chapman. As well as his work with UFQ, Tom has played with Chris While of the Albion Band, Gilmore & Roberts, and BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award…

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Clanger interview: Spear of Destiny’s Kirk Brandon

Kirk Brandon’s Spear of Destiny will be returning to Esquires this Saturday, performing the classic One Eyed Jacks album in full. The one and only Milky put some questions to the main man.. Milky: Where do you find the energy? I was gonna leave it at that, but… between dates with The Pack, Theatre of Hate (TOH) and…

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Music highlights this September

Mainline Big Band 40th anniversary concert The music of the Big Band era lives on through the Mainline Big Band which was formed in Bedford in 1979. To celebrate their fortieth year the band are playing an anniversary concert at Kempston Hammers Sports & Social Club on Sunday 29 September at 7.30 pm. Entry is…

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