NOHAT: Open call to artists!

Last chance: NOHAT open call to artists closes on 5th March Following the success of their 2017 exhibition, ’25 and counting’, NOHAT arts collective is pleased to announce their next group show entitled, ‘Women Shall Inherit the Earth’ taking place at the Panacea Museum from 12th – 26th August 2018.  This year’s theme is Apocolypse…



By Paula Walker We kick of 2018 with a bumper crop of theatre for your enjoyment at the Quarry Theatre and the Place.  This February and March, The Place is delivering their Mindscapes season, exploring the experience and stigma of mental health through theatre, in partnership with Mind BLMK and local NHS mental health services,…


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…


February 2018 issue here!

If you haven’t managed to get your hands on a copy of the February issue yet, now’s your chance… The best of Bedford’s live music, theatre, art, culture, food and drink – plus your cultural guide to what’s on this month.  Happy February, Bedford!      


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…


The Clanger Guide to What’s On

What’s on… February 2018 At the Higgins: Holocaust Memorial Day Following Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th January, a month of events is taking place in Bedford including Anne Frank & Family, an exhibition of family photographs by Otto Frank, taken before World War Two.  The exhibition will be free to enter and will run until…


BBC’s Antiques Roadshow to visit Wrest Park this summer

Exciting times! BBC One’s ever popular Sunday evening programme, Antiques Roadshow, will be filming for its 41st series in the grounds of English Heritage’s Wrest Park in Bedfordshire on Thursday 19th July 2018. Fiona Bruce and the team of Antiques Roadshow experts will be waiting to welcome visitors to the event, so it’s time to…


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…

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