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Wine and cheese pairing cruising on the River Great Ouse

Thursday 6th September 2018 All aboard the John Bunyan Boat for a sunset cruise with the Stephen and Dawn Black of the Happy Brewer. Sample fine wines and exceptional cheeses as you cruise the Ouse! In partnership with Winexpert (the world’s largest manufacturer of premium, multi award-winning winemaking products), The Happy Brewer will help you choose…

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Bedford Clanger interview: Norman Jay MBE

On Friday 14 September, Incognito and Norman Jay MBE will be at Bedford Corn Exchange for a one off show. Both Norman Jay MBE and Incognito are inextricably linked to the acid jazz scene and Talkin Loud records, and for one night only, Bedford Corn Exchange will celebrate UK club culture with one of its…

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Bedford Priory Poppy Walk for Honour 2018

On Sunday 12 August, Bedfordshire Royal British Legion is hosting a Poppy Walk for Honour in Bedford Priory Country Park and everyone’s invited to take part.  Registration is from 11am at the Priory Country Park café and you can either pre-book your place or register on the day.  There are two walks to choose from:…

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Music Highlights

Toyah Saturday 15 September, Esquires The iconic TOYAH will be gracing the main stage at Esquires on Saturday 15 September. This is a full band, non-acoustic show looking back over her full back catalogue. Tickets are £20 advance, on sale now here: seetickets.com/event/toyah/bedford-esquires/1249241 and from Monday 23rd July from Slide Record Shop, Esquires and Mario’s Hair Design…

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The message is simple: local news needs to adapt or die

By Paul Hutchinson There’s a great saying that you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone, and it’s never been more poignant when it comes to Bedford’s local newspapers. We’re now facing a choice in our town to simply ignore the lack of genuine investigative journalism or do something about it. But what are…

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Bedford River Festival 2018: video highlights

The sun shone, the crowds came in their hundreds of thousands and Bedford’s River Great Ouse had never looked so inviting! The 40th anniversary of the Bedford River Festival on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July 2018 was a weekend to remember and as ever, there was something for everyone. The river bustled with boats…

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Introducing… Bedfringe 2018

Since 2007, Bedfringe has seen over 2,000 acts pass through its doors, well and truly establishing it on the world fringe map.  We’re thrilled that it’s back for 2018 and as ever, here’s our guide to what’s on when. From Wednesday 18th to Sunday 22nd July, the Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s will host the…

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Bedford River Festival – heritage and culture

This year’s Bedford River Festival takes place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July, with even more things to see and do along the beautiful banks of the River Great Ouse.  If your family is looking for a bit of culture and  some great, hands-on and interactive activities, head over to St Mary’s Gardens. This…

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River Festival: live music line-up

As if you didn’t already know, this weekend is the Bedford River Festival – our bi-annual celebration along the banks of the River Great Ouse. This year’s 40th anniversary event stretches from Russell Park in the east along to St Mary’s Gardens and Riverside Square in the west, with live music stages throughout the site.  Here’s our…

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