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What’s on Highlights

Home Alone screening at the Quarry Theatre Saturday 22 December at 2pm It’s not Christmas until you’ve seen Home Alone at least once! Here’s your chance to see it on the big screen. Exciting Christmas gift with every child ticket purchased! When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) awakens to an empty house, he assumes…


December Music Highlights

Carols by Candlelight Wednesday 19 December at 7.30pm Bedford School Chapel Enjoy traditional favourites, fresh new works and congregational carols from the last five hundred years in the magical candlelit surroundings of Bedford School Chapel.  Gaude is Bedford’s professional chamber choir and includes some of this country’s finest consort singers. Tickets: £15 (<18 £5).…


Theatre Picks with Paula Walker

Here’s Paula’s top picks for your festive season theatrics! The Place Theatre  Theatre Tours International present: A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens Saturday 8 December at 7:30pm Tickets: £12 (concessions £10) Age guidance: All Olivier Award winner, Guy Masterson, veteran of many smash hit solo works, such as Under Milk Wood, Animal Farm and Shylock,…


Small Business Saturday – 1 December 2018

Each year, Small Business Saturday is celebrated throughout the UK on the first weekend in December.  It’s the perfect opportunity to kick of the festive shopping season, showcasing the unique shops, producers and services that enhance our town centres. Throughout 2018, Bedford town centre has seen the launch of a flurry of new small businesses…


The Bread Project

The Bread Project is a free food and essential items shop to help families and individuals in crisis and you can help. The shop caters for a wide variety of tastes and stocks an extensive range of products so they are looking for donations and there are two ways to do it.   They accept food…


Best of Bedford: Mel Stratton

This month’s Best of Bedford comes from Mel Stratton, founder of Love in a Bag Bedford, a charity initiative to help women in crisis. Mel  saw a Facebook post that her sister, who lives in Adelaide, had shared. It was about an Australian charity initiative called It’s In the Bag, providing essentials to women in…

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