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Bedfringe is back

 Since 2011, the Bedford Clanger has proudly partnered with Bedfringe to bring you our guide to making the most of the festival. With more than 150 shows taking place over 13 days in six venues, there is definitely something for everyone at this year’s event.  The Place Theatre once again joins the Quarry Theatre to…

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Best of Bedford: Anne Harnan

This month’s Best of Bedford comes from Taste Bedford co-founder, Anne Harnan. Anne is compering the Food Theatre at this year’s event and she definitely knows her onions. She’s taught at John Christopher Novelli’s Academy  and worked with celeb chefs including Mary Berry, Sophie Grigson, Phil Vickery, Nigella Lawson and more. Here are her best…

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Unique Bedford – The Blue Glass

When the Blue Glass relocated to St Peter’s Street, it certainly hit the ground running. The business, co-owned by Kevin Kavanagh and John Barnes, is already attracting new customers and is a great addition to that thriving corner of Bedford. “John and I have been talking about doing this for about five years,” explained Kevin. …

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How to make the most of Bedford Fiver Fest 2019

On Saturday morning, Fiver Fest launches, heralding a week of incredible £5 offers from over 60 of Bedford’s brilliant independent businesses. Organised by the Town Centre Champions’ volunteers, Fiver Fest is a nationwide celebration of indie businesses, created by Totally Locally. “Although it’s Fiver Fest, with so many food and drink places taking part, we could rename it Fiver…

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Best of Bedford – Liz at The Welly

This month’s Best of Bedford is brought to you by Liz Sutton the new landlady of one of Bedford’s best-loved pubs, the Wellington Arms.  Having worked at the pub for the last 12 years, Liz now has her name above the door and she’d love to see you, so pop in for a pint. They…

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The Higgins celebrate Refugee Week

In celebration of Refugee Week 2019, a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events, The Higgins Bedford will be hosting a variety of events to discover stories of displacement, explore the lives of refugees and the people who welcomed them throughout the generations based on this year’s theme – You, me and those who…

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FoodDrunk returns at Esquires

Bedford’s first street food festival took place at Esquires in 2017 and returns bigger and better for 2019 with the added bonus of 20 craft beers and ales, amazing bands, artists, DJs and the blender pop-up record shop! “We will be transforming the car park into a mini food market, putting up the bunting and…

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Theatre picks with Paula Walker

Here’s your June culture fix at Bedford’s theatres. The Place Hotbuckle present Jane Eyre Thursday 6 June at 7:30pm Tickets: £12 (Concessions £10) Age Guidance: 12+ Hotbuckle bring their inventiveness, humour and unique magic to Bronte’s compelling tale. Bedford Creative Arts present Red INK Part of Refugee Week 2019 Wednesday 19 June at 7:30pm Tickets: £12 (Concessions…

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What’s On in June

Kite and Motoring Festivals plus Party in the Park Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 June at Russell Park Bedford International Kite Festival is back to Russell Park at the beginning of the month, joined by the inaugural Bedford Festival of Motoring. This year will also see ‘Party in the Park’ on Saturday evening, hosted by…

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