CC Smugglers return to Esquires

Friday 19TH October 2018 Bedford Esquires, doors at 8pm Tickets £14 in advance “There are buskers that will make you cry, they’re so good,” stated cult Americana artist Andrew Bird. “And then there are buskers that will take you to a place where sound and energy merge to create a kind of spiritual ecstasy, a joyful…



If laughter is the best medicine then The Quarry Theatre has just the tonic- a three day comedy festival with acts ranging from the bonkers and bizarre to sophisticated satire. Big belly laughs from comedy improv giant and star of Whose Line Is It Anyway, TONY SLATTERY.  Tony delivers an unstructured and unpredictable gallop through…


What’s On…..

At the Higgins this month: Three new exhibitions launch this autumn, each significant and sure to be popular with locals and visitors from further afield. The Young Turner: Ambitions in Architecture and the Art of Perspective 22nd September – 16th December 2018 Sir William Harpur Gallery Free Entry JMW Turner’s unrivalled painting of The High…


Mill Race Folk presents Thom Ashworth + Jack Sharp

Saturday 22 Setptember Church End, Elstow, Bedford MK42 9XT Tickets: £11.07. Buy tickets here. Mill Race Folk presents a double bill of amazing acoustic folk music at the beautiful Moot Hall in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Headlining is Thom Ashworth, an English folksinger and bassist who has been described as a “vibrant new voice-to-watch on the folk…


‘Lost’ Bedford painting sought to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day

Lost ‘Lime Street’ painting by Bryan Charnley is sought by artist’s brother In July 1991, the artist, Bryan Charnley, took his own life while living in Bedford. Posthumously revered, his series of extraordinary self-portraits – undertaken while experimenting with the doses of his schizophrenia mediation – was featured in the Telegraph magazine and exhibited at…


Bedford Creative Arts present a symposium: The Question of Collaboration

An exploration of new developments and approaches in socially engaged art practice and the ways in which artists and communities can collaborate. Keynote speakers will be artists Andrea Zimmerman and Neville Gabie with artist practice presentations and discussions throughout the day.  This symposium is for artists, curators, producers, commissioning organisations and those creating dialogue within communities through the…

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