Song & Dance in and around Bedford


Music highlights

The Philharmonia Orchestra: Spend an evening with 80 of the most talented musicians in the UK. The Philharmonia Orchestra returns to its second home in Bedford, at the Corn Exchange, with four concerts brimming with world-class artists and roof-raising symphonies. The Philharmonia is a world-class symphony Orchestra that is proud to put great live music at the…


Music: Miserere by Candlelight

Saturday 24th February at Bedford School Chapel Join Gaude – Bedford’s professinoal chamber choir – for a candlelit performance of Gregorio Allegri’s iconic Miserere and James MacMillan’s haunting and highly personal response to it.  The evening features old and new paired settings of the same texts, including works by Purcell, Gabrieli, Lauridsen and Tavener and a new…


Independent Venue Week – go to Esquires!

Independent Venue Week (29th January – 4th February 2018) is a seven day celebration of small music venues around the UK and a nod to the heroes that tirelessly own, run and work in them, week in, week out. Here in Bedford we happen to have one of the finest grassroots venues in the UK –…


Live music: The Ukrainians at Esquires

Friday 12th January at Bedford Esquires, doors at 8pm Tickets £10 in advance The Ukrainians return to Bedford Esquires having played one of 2016’s most fun shows at the venue! The band were founded by ex-Wedding Present guitarist Peter Solowka and his friend Len Liggins in 1991, the very year Ukraine regained its independence from…



Lots of lovely live music – of all genres – throughout the festive season and into the New Year. From Hot Chip to young guns, folk to opera, there is something for everyone. Merry Christmas and happy New Year, music lovers!   Blender back for Xmas Special The Friday Night Blender, hosted by The Reformers,…


Alexis Taylor & Green Gartside at Esquires 10 December 2017

Ahead of their rare & intimate performance at Esquires on Sunday 10th December, The Clanger’s Lloyd Lugsden secured an EXCLUSIVE interview with Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) & Green Gartside (Scritti Politti).  As ever, Lloyd asks the burning questions, such as what they’re doing for Christmas, book recommendations and, his best yet: ever seen a ghost?  Find out now… Green…

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