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If’s it broken – get it fixed!

The BedPop Repair Shop is popping up again this year at Tavistock Community Centre on Saturday 20th October. Bring along your broken electricals, clothes, toys, jewellery and bikes for our team of volunteers to turn their hands to. They’ll also teach you some awesome tips and tricks along the way, all for free! Booking is…



If laughter is the best medicine then The Quarry Theatre has just the tonic- a three day comedy festival with acts ranging from the bonkers and bizarre to sophisticated satire. Big belly laughs from comedy improv giant and star of Whose Line Is It Anyway, TONY SLATTERY.  Tony delivers an unstructured and unpredictable gallop through…


What’s On…..

At the Higgins this month: Three new exhibitions launch this autumn, each significant and sure to be popular with locals and visitors from further afield. The Young Turner: Ambitions in Architecture and the Art of Perspective 22nd September – 16th December 2018 Sir William Harpur Gallery Free Entry JMW Turner’s unrivalled painting of The High…



Paul Hutchinson is co-director of Bedford Film Festival and the Managing Editor of the Bedford Independent, a new hyperlocal online news desk, dedicated to Bedford Borough.  The website will launch in early November, although you can already follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Name: Paul Hutchinson Occupation: Managing Editor, Bedford Independent Born here or…


Bedford Creative Arts present a symposium: The Question of Collaboration

An exploration of new developments and approaches in socially engaged art practice and the ways in which artists and communities can collaborate. Keynote speakers will be artists Andrea Zimmerman and Neville Gabie with artist practice presentations and discussions throughout the day.  This symposium is for artists, curators, producers, commissioning organisations and those creating dialogue within communities through the…


#bedfordindies: Made – with love – in Bedford

Our on-going celebration of Bedford’s makers, designers, artists and crafters takes us to St Cuthbert’s Arcade and the Made in Bedford initiative.  So much more than a shop, Made in Bedford is run by Rachel Atkinson, Bedford’s best advocate of local producers. The space in St Cuthbert’s Arcade features an ever-changing array of products made…

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