Articles by Erica Roffe

Editor of The Bedford Clanger, organiser behind BedPop, an events manager and a freelance copywriter


Theatre highlights: November

by Paula Walker Beginning tonight, the Place Theatre is hosting three digitally streamed performances throughout November as the perfect antidote to the latest lockdown restrictions. Visit their website for further information and ticket details. Keeping the Lights On [Digital Event] Available from Friday 13 November at 7pm until Sunday 15 at 10pm Tickets: free For…


Clanger review: Banton live at Bedford Esquires

[photo credit: Neil McCarty) Banton performed at Esquires on Saturday 2 November, launching is new EP, Ball and Chain. Alison Taylor reviewed the gig.. Having spent much of the year performing solo on a chair due to his broken leg, it’s great to see Banton literally back on his feet, performing with his brand new…


Clanger interview: HMLTD at Esquires

This Friday 18 October, HMLTD bring their much-anticipated show to Esquires. The band’s creative output is unparalleled when it comes to new ‘guitar’ bands. With a wide range of influences ranging from glam punk to electro, with 80’s leanings, HMLTD are one of the most exciting and visceral live artists to have broken out of…


Clanger interview: Feet

Feet (plus special guests The Courts) hit Bedford Esquires on Monday 21 October. Clanger correspondent, Lloyd Lugsden spoke to guitarist Harry Southerton for the lowdown on Reading Festival, dressing up and, first up, where their name came from… Bedford Clanger: Where did the name come from? Upon our first meeting, Joakim, who is now a pilot of…


Clanger exclusive: Urban Folk Quartet interview

Ahead of the Urban Folk Quartet’s concert at The Place Theatre on Sunday 13th October, the Bedford Clanger’s John Garden caught up with founder member and renowned Cajonero, Tom Chapman. As well as his work with UFQ, Tom has played with Chris While of the Albion Band, Gilmore & Roberts, and BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award…

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