Christmas Events and what's on in Bedford

  • Christmas Baubles! at ArloArts

    Wednesday 12 December 2018 7:19pm

    10.00am-1.00pm at St Cuthberts Arcade, 26 St Cuthberts Street, Bedford MK40 3JG

    The workshop will teach you how to create a Christmas bauble using origami kusudama or "star" flowers.

    First steps of the workshop will cover the process of folding paper and creating the individual flowers. Once this technique has been mastered and you have created your set of flowers, you'll learn how to create the flower ball or bauble. After adding the ribbon to hang your bauble you'll have an opportunity to add a some Christmas sparkle with glitter.

    You'll learn various tips and tricks along the way. And leave the workshop with a gorgeous bauble ready to hang on your tree!

    Christmas Baubles

    Find out more and buy a ticket

  • John Leeson: A Dog’s Life at The Quarry Theatre

    Wednesday 12 December 2018 9:06pm

    John Leeson: A Dog’s Life at The Quarry Theatre

    Update: K9 from the original series will be making an appearance at this event!

    An evening of reminiscence awaits!

    DOCTOR WHO is the world’s longest running science fiction series and one of the most popular characters to have appeared alongside Tom Baker and David Tennant is K9, the Doctor’s robot dog… voiced by John!

    John Leeson: A Dog’s Life retraces some of his steps across a freewheeling and multi-faceted career as an actor, let alone wearing ‘hats’ variously as a hospital porter, a (failed) encyclopedia salesman, a radio and television continuity ‘voice’, a question-setter for the BBC’s ‘Mastermind’, a wine educator and writer, a magistrate, a collaborating playwright, a local political candidate, a provider of onscreen food for ‘Poirot’ – and latterly finding himself best known as ‘the voice of K9’ after nearly 40 years in the DOCTOR WHO dog house!

    Now how did that happen? Is he now slowing down?

    Come and find out as John invites you to enjoy some of his memories, including those of some of the big ‘names’ he has worked with across the years!

    7.30pm

    Find out more

  • Harpur Centre's Christmas Late Night Fun

    Thursday 13 December 2018 1:33pm

    Harpur Centre's Christmas Late Night Fun

  • Christmas Lunch at 25 Restaurant (Bedford College)

    Thursday 13 December 2018 8:15pm

    Served every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

    Wednesday 28 November – Thursday 13 December

    Location: 25 Restaurant, Bedford College (Tower Block, 5th Floor), Cauldwell Street, Bedford MK42 9AH

    Christmas at 25 Restaurant, Bedford College

    Join us at 25 Restaurant for fantastic, festive food. The restaurant will be serving up a sumptuous three course lunch for just £14.50. Alternatively, you can join us for a luxurious four course dinner for £22.50 – both include filter coffee.


    A non-refundable £5 (lunch) or £10 (dinner) deposit is necessary to secure your booking and pre-orders are required by 15 November. Allergen information available on request. To book, please phone 01234 291614 (Mon, Wed, Fri, 9.45 am-2.00pm) or e‑mail amassey@bedford.ac.uk

    View the menu and find out more

  • Christmas Dinner at 25 Restaurant (Bedford College)

    Thursday 13 December 2018 8:22pm

    Served Thursday 29 November, Thursday 6 December and Thursday 13 December

    Location: 25 Restaurant, Bedford College (Tower Block, 5th Floor), Cauldwell Street, Bedford MK42 9AH

    Christmas at 25 Restaurant, Bedford College

    Join us at 25 Restaurant for fantastic, festive food. The restaurant will be serving up a sumptuous three course lunch for just £14.50. Alternatively, you can join us for a luxurious four course dinner for £22.50 – both include filter coffee.

    A non-refundable £5 (lunch) or £10 (dinner) deposit is necessary to secure your booking and pre-orders are required by 15 November. Allergen information available on request. To book, please phone 01234 291614 (Mon, Wed, Fri, 9.45 am-2.00pm) or e‑mail amassey@bedford.ac.uk

    View the menu and find out more

  • Bedford Corn Exchange Mixed Christmas Party

    Friday 14 December 2018 2:18pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 7.30pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange Mixed Christmas Party

    Bedford Corn Exchange Mixed Christmas Party 2018

    Mixed Christmas party with live band and DJ with a 70s 80s and 90s theme. Tickets include reception drink on arrival, three course meal and an unlimited photo booth for four hours with a free print.

    Buy tickets

  • Lera Lynn in Concert

    Friday 14 December 2018 2:20pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Harpur Suite – 8.15pm

    Lera Lynn in Concert

    Throughout her career — a nearly decade-long run filled with three album releases, a career-shifting appearance and soundtrack for HBO’s True Detective, hundreds of shows on both sides of the Atlantic, and a sound encompassing everything from Americana to stark indie rock — Lera Lynn has balanced her fierce independence with a string of collaborations.



    She's written songs with T Bone Burnett and Rosanne Cash. She's recorded albums with full bands (2014's The Avenues, hailed by outlets like Rolling Stone and American Songwriter) and smaller lineups (the experimental, NPR and New York Times-approved Resistor, which Lynn co-produced at her Nashville home). On her fourth album, Plays Well With Others, she teams up with eight different duet partners and seven co-writers, resulting in her most diverse, collaborative work to date.



    "…her gorgeous Emmylou-like voice which wraps itself around the varied tone of her collaborators…" – Uncut Magazine 

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  • Christmas Carols, Brass Band & Choir at Riverside Bedford

    Friday 14 December 2018 7:07pm

    6.00pm-7.00pm Christmas Carol evening at Riverside Bedford 

    (sponsored by MDH Insurance & Toast)

    Snow Machine!
    Christmas Decor!
    Professional Brass band!
    Mixed Choir including Children, all welcome!
    Sing songs & festive hymns!
    Christmas Jumpers!

    Father Christmas and his Elves are very busy, however they are sparing some time to sort their Christmas jumpers for this years Annual M&DH Christmas Carol Evening!

    Located by the river on the riverside complex, Vue Cinema/toast side. This is a free event.

    Christmas Carols, Brass Band & Choir at Riverside Bedford

  • Jazz At The Movies: A Swinging Christmas

    Friday 14 December 2018 7:48pm

    7.30pm at The Quarry Theatre at St. Luke's

    Sold out annually at Ronnie Scott’s in 2012-2017, this festive jazz entertainment is the perfect way to swing into the holidays.

    Fronted by acclaimed singer Joanna Eden (“UK’s answer to Norah Jones and Diana Krall” TIME OUT) and featuring the groovy sounds of the Chris Ingham Quartet (“a first-class band” JAZZ JOURNAL), Jazz At The Movies: A Swinging Christmas gathers jazzy festive favourites as made famous by Ella, Eartha, Frank, Doris, Dean, Bing and a whole gang of cool celluloid cats and hip Hollywood chicks.

    An enchanting show rich with anecdote, sophistication and swing, it was described by one audience member as “pure joy”.

    Find out more

    Christmas Jazz at The Movies at The Quarry Theatre

  • Christmas Jumper Day After Party at Faces Bar & Lounge

    Friday 14 December 2018 8:31pm

    4.30pm – late at 66 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NT

    Why not start the festive season with our Official Christmas Jumper Day after party.

    Free Entry!

    Offer from 4.30pm – 8.30pm.

    2-4-1 cocktails, selected house spirits £2.50 with mixer, selected bottle beers £2.50

    Prize given for the best Christmas Jumper.

    Christmas Jumper Day After Party at Faces Bar & Lounge

  • Christmas Jumper Day and DJ James at The Bear

    Friday 14 December 2018 8:45pm

    92 High St, Bedford MK40 1NN

    PASS THE AUX!

    We are happy to announce that DJ James will be returning to The Bear in December to bring you all the best metal/alternative tunes till late!

    His beard holds so many secrets and his hard drive holds so many songs so get on down to The Bear to enjoy some METAL!

    Christmas Jumper Day and DJ James at The Bear

  • Christmas Live Music in Bedford Town Centre

    Saturday 15 December 2018 3:13pm

    Bedford Rock Choir

    11am

    Town Centre Choir Collaboration

    12pm

    Vocal Works

    1pm

    Christmas Live Music in Bedford Town Centre

  • Christmas Baubles! at ArloArts

    Saturday 15 December 2018 7:16pm

    1.00pm-4.00pm at St Cuthberts Arcade, 26 St Cuthberts Street, Bedford MK40 3JG

    The workshop will teach you how to create a Christmas bauble using origami kusudama or "star" flowers.

    First steps of the workshop will cover the process of folding paper and creating the individual flowers. Once this technique has been mastered and you have created your set of flowers, you'll learn how to create the flower ball or bauble. After adding the ribbon to hang your bauble you'll have an opportunity to add a some Christmas sparkle with glitter.

    You'll learn various tips and tricks along the way. And leave the workshop with a gorgeous bauble ready to hang on your tree!

    Christmas Baubles

    Find out more and buy a ticket

  • Gallones Bedford Christmas Party

    Saturday 15 December 2018 7:18pm

    6.00pm-8.00pm

    Tickets available at £8 each. Includes food, drink, entertainment, and a festive ice cream!

    Gallones Bedford Christmas Party

  • Vegan Christmas Festival (hosted by Virtuoso Foods)

    Saturday 15 December 2018 7:32pm

    At: John Bunyan Museum, Bunyan Meeting, Mill Street, Bedford MK40 3EU

    From: 10.00am-4.00pm

    It will soon be Christmas… and to celebrate, we have put on a day of wonderfulness filled with…

    - delicious foods and drinks

    - cosmetics and supplements

    - useful, natural & toxic free products

    - relaxing massages & therapies

    - a room dedicated entirely to nurturing your body, soul & mind with specialised classes(yoga, meditation & sound therapy) as well as informative talks.

    Vegan Christmas Festival

    Come and join us for a Vegan Family Day in Bedford.

    FREE ENTRANCE

    You will have the chance to enjoy great tasting foods and drinks in our comfy chill out seating area as well as having the opportunity to find out more about all things Vegans at our Information Table (books, local cooking workshop schedules, upcoming Vegan retreats, converting to Vegan foods & lifestyle) plus so much more.

    Looking for that special gift for Christmas?

    Look no further! We will have lots of gifts for your purchase including gift vouchers for your convenience to use against any of our businesses present on the day.

    If you are a group of 6 or more and would like to book a table for lunch, please contact Guilda on 07772 502381 or by email: info@virtuosofoods.co.uk to reserve your place.

  • Saturday Gallery Tours of The Young Turner Exhibition

    Saturday 15 December 2018 9:10pm

    Saturday Gallery Tours will take place throughout the year on 29th September, 27th October, 24th November and the 15th December, with volunteer and Tate tour guide Andrew Rodgers for a half an hour introductory gallery tour of The Young Turner exhibition. All tours begin at 2pm until 2.30pm and will be free for all to enjoy.

    Cllr Sarah-Jayne Holland, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Bedford Borough Council said ‘It’s so exciting to see these world-class Turners here on our doorstep and to be working in partnership with the Ashmolean Museum. Turner always brings in the crowds and we’re sure this exhibition will be very popular.’


    Turner

  • Gin and Cheese Tasting at Decant Wine and Cheese Deli

    Sunday 16 December 2018 3:29pm

    7.00pm at 20 Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3US

    4 Gins and Mixer 

    4 Cheeses

    £20pp 

    Advance booking only 

    Find out more

    Gin and Cheese Tasting at Decant Wine and Cheese Deli

  • Autism Bedfordshire's Family Christmas Concert

    Sunday 16 December 2018 7:04pm

    at 3.00pm, Harpur Suite, Bedford Corn Exchange

    Bring your friends and family to enjoy some festival refreshments, and to join us for a Christmas sing along with Cords Contemporary Choir.

    Autism Bedfordshire's Family Christmas Concert

  • Advent at Bunyan Meeting Church Bedford – Services on Sundays

    Sunday 16 December 2018 7:32pm

    Bunyan Meeting Church Bedford

    Services on Sundays:

    9.30am: All age worship – Christ, Coffee & Croissants

    11.00am: Morning worship – 6.30pm Evening worship

    Themes:

    2nd December: Stars & Angels

    9th December: Shepherds & Ecology!

    16th December: The Magi & Visitors

    23rd December: The Nativity

    Do come and join us at this thriving town centre church at the heart of its community.

    Bunyan Meeting, Mill Street, Bedford MK40 3EU

    01234 213722

    bunyanmeeting@gmail.com

    www.bunyanmeeting.co.uk

  • Santa In Love

    Sunday 16 December 2018 7:51pm

    1.30pm at The Quarry Theatre at St. Luke's

    He’s back!

    Have you ever wanted to know a secret?

    A Christmas secret!

    Maybe you’d like to know where the fairy on top of the Christmas tree comes from, or why you never see a Christmas elf, or what exactly happened to Frosty the Snowman?

    Or maybe you’d like to know the greatest secret of them all… the one about Santa Claus and the thing he secretly loves best.

    Could it be presents? Could it be reindeer? Could it be snow?

    You’ll never guess, so if you want to find out then join Santa and his friends in this fun-filled family musical complete with games, giggles and all your favourite Christmas songs.

    Santa will be available after the show to meet your little ones and give them a present, so don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the smiles!

    A magical fun-filled Christmas show with sing-along songs and lots of interaction followed by a meet and greet with Santa that includes free presents for the children and photo opportunities!

    Find out more

    Santa at The Quarry Theatre, Bedford

  • The Young Turner: Ambitions in Architecture and the Art of Perspective

    Sunday 16 December 2018 9:02pm

    22nd September – 16th December 2018

    The Young Turner: Ambitions in Architecture and the Art of Perspective, a touring exhibition from the Ashmolean Museum, opens at The Higgins Bedford on 22nd September 2018. The exhibition is free to visit and is accompanied by a series of exciting talks and tours.

    To celebrate a successful campaign to acquire JMW Turner’s unrivalled painting of ‘The High Street, Oxford’, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund; the Ashmolean Museum are touring this exhibition.  It will explore the young Turner’s interest in architecture and the development of his skills in the art of perspective.


    Turner

  • Neil Sands Chistmas Memories

    Monday 17 December 2018 2:22pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 2.00pm

    Neil Sands Chistmas Memories

    LIKE A SPARKLY CHRISTMAS CARD COME TO LIFE

    Start Christmas in style this year as Neil Sands and his fabulous West End cast invite you to take a festive trip back down Memory Lane.

    This unforgettable afternoon of nonstop nostalgia, takes you back to the time when Christmas was the most wonderful time of the year and is filled with over 60 of everyone’s favourite Christmas songs & Carols. So after Rocking Around The Christmas Tree, you can watch Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, or take a Sleigh Ride to a Winter Wonderland to the sound of Jingle Bells, meeting Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer and Frosty The Snowman on the way, before dreaming of A White Christmas.

    Then be transported back to a heart warming Victorian Carol Concert including Silent Night, Oh Come All Ye Faithful, Deck The Halls, Away In A Manger Ding Dong Merrily On High and so many more including  a rousing version of The Twelve Days of Christmas. Wrapping everyone in the true spirit of Christmas.

    It wouldn’t be Christmas without pop hits like Slade’s Merry Christmas Everybody, Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas is You, Wizards  I Wish it Could Be Christmas Every Day, and Shakin Steven Merry Xmas Everyone. The festive hits just rock on and on.

    Joining Neil for this feast of festive music & fun is the stunning soprano Gemma Turner often described as “A beautiful English rose with the true voice of an angel”. Alongside Gemma is Angie Diggens, whose unforgettable voice made her a former winner of televisions Stars in Their Eyes.  Their renditions of classical songs like Oh Holy Night and In The Bleak Midwinter are Show stopping. With backing from the very talented Golden Times, this really is an afternoon filled with pure Yuletide magic.

    Described as “Like A Sparkly Christmas Card Come To Life” with its shimmering stage set, beautiful Christmas trees, glittering fairy lights, and even falling snow. Mixed with over 40 stunning costumes, this is the perfect pre Christmas treat, guaranteed to having you singing- along from start to finish, bringing back many happy memories of Christmases past and warming  your heart on the coldest winter’s day.

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  • Quiz Night at Albero Lounge

    Monday 17 December 2018 7:22pm

    8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    Albero Lounge Bedford Quiz Nights on Mondays

    What better way to start the week than with Albero Lounge’s fantastic Monday night quiz with quiz master Joe.

    Get a couple of mates together, brush up on your general knowledge and stump up £1 entry each.

    Winner takes the cash pot and second place gets a £10 voucher.

  • ‘Come and Sing’ Community Choir at Bunyan Meeting

    Monday 17 December 2018 7:45pm

    at 2.30pm, the ‘Come and Sing’ Community Choir Christmas Concert entitled ‘Music and Mince Pies’.

    Bunyan Meeting, Mill Street, Bedford MK40 3EU

    01234 213722

    bunyanmeeting@gmail.com

    www.bunyanmeeting.co.uk

    Bunyan Meeting Church Bedford

  • Reading and Craft Club at Gallones Ice Cream Parlour

    Monday 17 December 2018 8:24pm

    1030.am – 12 noon, £3 per child, includes unlimited squash or milk for the little ones and a hot drink for adults.

    Crafting linked to the day's story to get the imagination flowing.

    And while the little ones are entertained why not treat yourself to a well earned cheeky treat?

  • An evening of Christmas Readings and Music

    Tuesday 18 December 2018 7:37pm

    at 7.30pm – an evening of Christmas Readings and Music in The Basement at Bunyan Meeting

    Do come and join us at this thriving town centre church at the heart of its community.

    Bunyan Meeting, Mill Street, Bedford MK40 3EU

    01234 213722

    bunyanmeeting@gmail.com

    www.bunyanmeeting.co.uk

    Bunyan Meeting Church Bedford

  • Monthly Quiz Night Christmas Special at The Bear

    Tuesday 18 December 2018 8:49pm

    8.00pm at 92 High St, Bedford MK40 1NN

    Calling all egg heads!

    It's time to flex all the useless knowledge you've got stored in the back of your noggin!

    Categories can range from TV trivia to music and everything in between!

    Only £2 per person to enter and winners take the prize pot!

    Buffet nibbles served throughout the quiz to keep you going!

    Points are also awarded for funny answers, no intelligence needed!

    Monthly Quiz Night Christmas Special at The Bear

  • Carols by Candlelight

    Wednesday 19 December 2018 1:54pm

    7.30pm at Bedford School Chapel

  • Love Machine Christmas Show

    Wednesday 19 December 2018 2:24pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 7.30pm

    Love Machine Christmas Show

    Share the love this Christmas as acclaimed lead vocalists take you through the magical decades of popular music.

    Starting way back to the magical American Songbook with the likes of Cole Porter's classic "Under My Skin" rocking the 50's as they ask "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" to 60's pop and Motown there "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and then it’s party time "Hot Stuff" from the disco era and beyond.

    With so much up-tempo fun, you will need to get your breath back, so in-between the big dance songs there are beautiful ballads like – "Lets Stay Together" and "I will Always Love You".

    Festive favourites a plenty too:

    Last Christmas – Let It Snow

    Rockin Around The Christmas Tree

    Marshmallow World – Baby Its Cold Outside 

    I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm.

    Sleigh Ride – Winter Wonderland

    Jingle Bell Rock – Its Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

    Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – White Christmas !!

    So many great songs in a feel good presentation. Don't miss the party of the season. Wonderful memories and always a fun night out!

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  • Community Carols at Bunyan Meeting Church

    Wednesday 19 December 2018 7:40pm

    at 1.30pm

    Shoppers, workers, residents, visitors do come and join us for this festive occasion with coffee and mince pies!

    Bunyan Meeting, Mill Street, Bedford MK40 3EU

    01234 213722

    bunyanmeeting@gmail.com

    www.bunyanmeeting.co.uk

    Bunyan Meeting Church Bedford

  • Gin and Cheese Tasting at Decant Wine and Cheese Deli

    Wednesday 19 December 2018 7:56pm

    7.00pm at 20 Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3US

    4 Gins and Mixer 

    4 Cheeses

    £20pp 

    Advance booking only 

    Find out more

    Gin and Cheese Tasting at Decant Wine and Cheese Deli

  • Santa's Christmas Party (lunchtime)

    Thursday 20 December 2018 2:26pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Harpur Suite – 1.00pm

    Santa's Christmas PartyThe show where every child receives a present from Santa!

    Following last year’s sell-out performances, Honalee Media are delighted to present a brand new show this festive season…

    “Christmas is the busiest time of year at the North Pole, when Father Christmas makes presents to deliver across the whole world… and when everyone gets ready for Santa’s Christmas Party!

    But this year somebody has been up to mischief…

    Dotty the Elf’s decorations have gone missing,

    Dasher the Reindeer’s party games are broken,

    and what has happened to Pompom the Penguin’s Christmas music?

    It looks as though somebody wants to stop Santa’s Christmas Party

    - and that someone is Jack Frost!

    Help get Santa’s Christmas Party back on track in an adventure full of fun, festive songs and party games. Then meet Santa at his home in the North Pole, where every child will receive a special present from him, after the most Christmassy Christmas show ever – HO-HO-HO!

    Songs include festive favourites:

    Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, We Wish You A Merry Christmas and more!”

    Santa’s Christmas Party is a 45 minute, interactive family show, particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds, after which the adventure continues as each child gets the chance to receive a special present from Father Christmas in our popular meet, greet and treat!

    Buy tickets

  • Santa's Christmas Party (afternoon)

    Thursday 20 December 2018 2:29pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Harpur Suite – 4.00pm

    Santa's Christmas PartyThe show where every child receives a present from Santa!

    Following last year’s sell-out performances, Honalee Media are delighted to present a brand new show this festive season…

    “Christmas is the busiest time of year at the North Pole, when Father Christmas makes presents to deliver across the whole world… and when everyone gets ready for Santa’s Christmas Party!

    But this year somebody has been up to mischief…

    Dotty the Elf’s decorations have gone missing,

    Dasher the Reindeer’s party games are broken,

    and what has happened to Pompom the Penguin’s Christmas music?

    It looks as though somebody wants to stop Santa’s Christmas Party

    - and that someone is Jack Frost!

    Help get Santa’s Christmas Party back on track in an adventure full of fun, festive songs and party games. Then meet Santa at his home in the North Pole, where every child will receive a special present from him, after the most Christmassy Christmas show ever – HO-HO-HO!

    Songs include festive favourites:

    Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, We Wish You A Merry Christmas and more!”

    Santa’s Christmas Party is a 45 minute, interactive family show, particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds, after which the adventure continues as each child gets the chance to receive a special present from Father Christmas in our popular meet, greet and treat!

    Buy tickets

  • Carols and Nine Lessons Service at St Peters Church

    Thursday 20 December 2018 7:52pm

    at 7.00pm

    St Peters Church

    St Peters Street

    MK40 2TX

    www.stpeterdemerton.org

    Carols and Nine Lessons Service at St Peters Church

  • Live Lounge at Toast

    Thursday 20 December 2018 9:42pm

    Sofia Soul + Mexican Wine

    Soul | Motown | Classics

    Sofia Soul, Live Lounge at Toast Bedford

  • The Christmas Special at Faces Bedford

    Friday 21 December 2018 8:45pm

    Faces Bedford Christmas event

  • The Tendons - Live at The Bear

    Friday 21 December 2018 8:52pm

    WE HAVE A HUGE EVENT HERE FOR ALL YOU BEAR FOLK!

    The Tendons, an iconic Bedford band are coming down on the 21st December to cause a riot in the pub!

    It's also an old-school Bear Reunion night!

    The Tendons at The Bear, Bedford

    Find out more

  • Rag Tag Misfits

    Friday 21 December 2018 9:32pm

    The popular duo Rag Tag Misfits will be coming back to Bedford and performing live in the town centre from 11am until 3pm.  Come and get in the Christmas singing spirit and enjoy some Christmas medleys.

    Rag Tag Misfits, Bedford

  • Peaky Blinders 1st Birthday Party at Toast

    Friday 21 December 2018 9:45pm

    Live Swing Band + Sax Man

    Peaky Blinders 1st Birthday Party at Toast

  • Home Alone

    Saturday 22 December 2018 7:19pm

    2.30pm-4.00pm at Quarry Theatre at St Luke's

    Home Alone

    A collaboration between Bedford Film Festival and Quarry Theatre at St Luke's, we're delighted to present Home Alone.



    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 his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realises that two con men plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.

  • Pantomime - Aladdin

    Saturday 22 December 2018 7:34pm

    The Bedford Pantomime Company
    Pantomime – Aladdin

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 6.00pm

    Aladdin

    Aladdin is brought to you by the award-winning Bedford Pantomime Company, who once again wave their magic wand to bring you traditional, family panto at its best. With a live band, fabulous lighting, glamorous costumes and gorgeous sets. It's a treat for the whole family that won't break the bank. There'll be slapstick and mayhem on stage and loads of opportunity for the audience to join in the fun to cheer the goodies and boo the badies and with every child in the audience invited on stage to join the cast in a song it can extra special too. 

    Oh no there won't. Oh yes there will.

    Bedford Pantomime Company is a not-for-profit organisation bringing panto to Bedford for 13 years now.  Everyone involved does it for the love of theatre and to provide Bedford with a much needed Christmas show and in doing so, hopefully, bring children into the theatre so they can discover the delights it offers.  Each year a local children’s charity benefits from the proceeds of the sales of our programme and this year we are supporting FACES Bedford.

    Find out more and book

  • Nine Lessons and Carols at St Pauls Church Bedford

    Saturday 22 December 2018 8:07pm

    at 4.00pm – by candlelight and with full choir.

    St Pauls Church

    St Pauls Square

    MK40 1SQ

    01234 340163

    www.stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk

    Nine Lessons and Carols at St Pauls Church

  • FREE Christmas Entertainment

    Saturday 22 December 2018 9:35pm

    On Saturday 22nd December there will be lots going on. Courtesy of the Bedford businesses via Love Bedford, bring the kids along for some FREE entertainment in town.

    While you are doing your shopping, look out for the Naughty Christmas Tree! It does not want to be decorated and would instead rather play silly games, like hide and seek. This makes it very difficult for Mrs Butterworth to complete her task of getting the tree ready in time for Christmas!

    Mrs Butterworth will need to ask children to help her, but to her surprise the Naughty Tree does not mind being decorated by the children. But as soon as Mrs Butterworth’s back is turned, off goes the naughty Christmas tree to hide again!

    Spot the tree in town at between 11.15 – 12pm / 1pm – 1.45pm and 2.30pm – 3.15pm.

    Also from 11am – 4pm there will be Glitter Arty Face Painting in the Harpur Centre.

    Enjoy the live music in the town centre from 11-3pm with the Rag Tag Misfits duo will be performing Christmas medleys to get shoppers in the Christmas mood. This will be followed by Fusion Youth Singing at 3pm.

    Rag Tag Misfits  Face Painting

  • Advent at Bunyan Meeting Church Bedford – The Nativity

    Sunday 23 December 2018 7:32pm

    Bunyan Meeting Church Bedford

    Services on Sundays:

    9.30am: All age worship – Christ, Coffee & Croissants

    11.00am: Morning worship – 6.30pm Evening worship

    Themes:

    2nd December: Stars & Angels

    9th December: Shepherds & Ecology!

    16th December: The Magi & Visitors

    23rd December: The Nativity

    Do come and join us at this thriving town centre church at the heart of its community.

    Bunyan Meeting, Mill Street, Bedford MK40 3EU

    01234 213722

    bunyanmeeting@gmail.com

    www.bunyanmeeting.co.uk

  • Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at Bunyan Meeting Church

    Sunday 23 December 2018 7:35pm

    at 6.30pm. Followed by coffee and mince pies.

    Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at Bunyan Meeting Church

  • Pantomime - Aladdin

    Sunday 23 December 2018 7:46pm

    The Bedford Pantomime Company
    Pantomime – Aladdin

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 2.00pm

    Aladdin

    Aladdin is brought to you by the award-winning Bedford Pantomime Company, who once again wave their magic wand to bring you traditional, family panto at its best. With a live band, fabulous lighting, glamorous costumes and gorgeous sets. It's a treat for the whole family that won't break the bank. There'll be slapstick and mayhem on stage and loads of opportunity for the audience to join in the fun to cheer the goodies and boo the badies and with every child in the audience invited on stage to join the cast in a song it can extra special too. 

    Oh no there won't. Oh yes there will.

    Bedford Pantomime Company is a not-for-profit organisation bringing panto to Bedford for 13 years now.  Everyone involved does it for the love of theatre and to provide Bedford with a much needed Christmas show and in doing so, hopefully, bring children into the theatre so they can discover the delights it offers.  Each year a local children’s charity benefits from the proceeds of the sales of our programme and this year we are supporting FACES Bedford.

    Find out more and book

  • Amy Leeder - Personality Vocalist Christmas Special at The Bear

    Sunday 23 December 2018 8:52pm

    8.00pm at 92 High St, Bedford MK40 1NN

    Bah-humbug!..is exactly what you won't be saying at this event!

    The incredibly talented Amy Leeder is with us this Christmassy season at The Bear, with stockings full of personality and plenty of Christmas cheer!

    No matter how much everyone claims to hate the cheesiness of Christmas, this is something we can all get on board with!

    See you on the 23rd for a pint and a sing-along

    Monthly Quiz Night Christmas Special at The Bear

  • Victorian Carol Singers

    Sunday 23 December 2018 9:39pm

    Enjoy some Christmas Carols with our Victorian Carol Singers around town.  They will be performing three times at 11.15 – 12pm.  Then 1pm – 1.45 and again at 2.30 – 3.15.


    Victorian Carol Singers

  • Santa's Grotto at the Harpur Centre throughout December

    Monday 24 December 2018 1:37pm

    Meet Santa in his Grotto at the Harpur Centre, receive a special gift on entry and enjoy the chance to buy a photo from Event-Photos with the main man himself.

    Santa's Grotto at The Harpur Centre

  • Christmas Eve at St Peters Church

    Monday 24 December 2018 7:56pm

    4.00pm: Mayhem in the Mang (aka The Nativity for kids big and small, come in fancy dress or Angels & Shepherds)

    11.30pm: Midnight Mass

    St Peters Church

    St Peters Street

    MK40 2TX

    www.stpeterdemerton.org

  • Christmas Eve at St Pauls Church Bedford

    Monday 24 December 2018 8:08pm

    3.00pm: Crib Service

    10.00pmThe choir sings carols round the tree

    11.00pm: Midnight Mass

    St Pauls Church

    St Pauls Square

    MK40 1SQ

    01234 340163

    www.stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk

    Christmas Eve at St Pauls Church

  • A Real Nightmare Before Christmas at The Bear

    Monday 24 December 2018 8:55pm

    8.00pm at 92 High St, Bedford MK40 1NN

    A VERY ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS

    The Bear presents, DJ Amy and DJ James, joining forces to bring you the most alternative Christmas party out there!

    A real nightmare before Christmas

    Calling all grinches, ghouls, goblins and witches! Tis the season to crawl out of your hidey holes to celebrate!

    Our two fiendish DJs will be spinning all the best alt/rock/metal to truly get you in the holiday spirit!

    Even better on the night we'll be supplying a buffet in the front room so get in before it's gone!

    Celebrate this Christmas in true Bear style.

    FREE ENTRY 18+

    A Real Nightmare Before Christmas at The Bear

  • Victorian Carol Singers

    Monday 24 December 2018 9:40pm

    Enjoy some Christmas Carols with our Victorian Carol Singers around town.  They will be performing three times at 11.15am – 12pm.  Then 1pm – 1.45pm and again at 2.30pm – 3.15pm.

    Victorian Carol Singers

  • Christmas Day Service at Bunyan Meeting

    Tuesday 25 December 2018 7:34pm

    Family service at 10.00am

    Do come and join us at this thriving town centre church at the heart of its community.

    Bunyan Meeting, Mill Street, Bedford MK40 3EU

    01234 213722

    bunyanmeeting@gmail.com

    www.bunyanmeeting.co.uk

    Bunyan Meeting Church Bedford

  • Christmas Day at St Peters Church

    Tuesday 25 December 2018 7:57pm

    10.15am: Christmas Day Eucharist

    St Peters Church

    St Peters Street

    MK40 2TX

    www.stpeterdemerton.org

  • Christmas Day at St Pauls Church Bedford

    Tuesday 25 December 2018 8:10pm

    10.15am: Festival Eucharist

    St Pauls Church

    St Pauls Square

    MK40 1SQ

    01234 340163

    www.stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk

    Christmas Eve at St Pauls Church

  • Acoustic Amy & Friends Showcase Night at The Bear

    Wednesday 26 December 2018 8:59pm

    8.00pm at 92 High St, Bedford MK40 1NN

    A BOXING DAY SHOWCASE

    Escape the Christmas music with Amy, playing a range of different songs with other local artists!

    Come on down, drink, enjoy the tunes and be merry!

    Free entry 18+

    Acoustic Amy & Friends Showcase Night at The Bear

  • Pantomime - Aladdin

    Thursday 27 December 2018 7:33pm

    The Bedford Pantomime Company
    Pantomime – Aladdin

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 2.00pm

    Aladdin

    Aladdin is brought to you by the award-winning Bedford Pantomime Company, who once again wave their magic wand to bring you traditional, family panto at its best. With a live band, fabulous lighting, glamorous costumes and gorgeous sets. It's a treat for the whole family that won't break the bank. There'll be slapstick and mayhem on stage and loads of opportunity for the audience to join in the fun to cheer the goodies and boo the badies and with every child in the audience invited on stage to join the cast in a song it can extra special too. 

    Oh no there won't. Oh yes there will.

    Bedford Pantomime Company is a not-for-profit organisation bringing panto to Bedford for 13 years now.  Everyone involved does it for the love of theatre and to provide Bedford with a much needed Christmas show and in doing so, hopefully, bring children into the theatre so they can discover the delights it offers.  Each year a local children’s charity benefits from the proceeds of the sales of our programme and this year we are supporting FACES Bedford.

    Find out more and book

  • Pantomime - Aladdin

    Friday 28 December 2018 7:46pm

    The Bedford Pantomime Company
    Pantomime – Aladdin

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 2.00pm and 6.00pm

    Aladdin

    Aladdin is brought to you by the award-winning Bedford Pantomime Company, who once again wave their magic wand to bring you traditional, family panto at its best. With a live band, fabulous lighting, glamorous costumes and gorgeous sets. It's a treat for the whole family that won't break the bank. There'll be slapstick and mayhem on stage and loads of opportunity for the audience to join in the fun to cheer the goodies and boo the badies and with every child in the audience invited on stage to join the cast in a song it can extra special too. 

    Oh no there won't. Oh yes there will.

    Bedford Pantomime Company is a not-for-profit organisation bringing panto to Bedford for 13 years now.  Everyone involved does it for the love of theatre and to provide Bedford with a much needed Christmas show and in doing so, hopefully, bring children into the theatre so they can discover the delights it offers.  Each year a local children’s charity benefits from the proceeds of the sales of our programme and this year we are supporting FACES Bedford.

    Find out more and book

  • Pantomime - Aladdin

    Saturday 29 December 2018 7:34pm

    The Bedford Pantomime Company
    Pantomime – Aladdin

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 2.00pm and 6.00pm

    Aladdin

    Aladdin is brought to you by the award-winning Bedford Pantomime Company, who once again wave their magic wand to bring you traditional, family panto at its best. With a live band, fabulous lighting, glamorous costumes and gorgeous sets. It's a treat for the whole family that won't break the bank. There'll be slapstick and mayhem on stage and loads of opportunity for the audience to join in the fun to cheer the goodies and boo the badies and with every child in the audience invited on stage to join the cast in a song it can extra special too. 

    Oh no there won't. Oh yes there will.

    Bedford Pantomime Company is a not-for-profit organisation bringing panto to Bedford for 13 years now.  Everyone involved does it for the love of theatre and to provide Bedford with a much needed Christmas show and in doing so, hopefully, bring children into the theatre so they can discover the delights it offers.  Each year a local children’s charity benefits from the proceeds of the sales of our programme and this year we are supporting FACES Bedford.

    Find out more and book

  • Pantomime - Aladdin

    Sunday 30 December 2018 7:36pm

    The Bedford Pantomime Company
    Pantomime – Aladdin

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 2.00pm

    Aladdin

    Aladdin is brought to you by the award-winning Bedford Pantomime Company, who once again wave their magic wand to bring you traditional, family panto at its best. With a live band, fabulous lighting, glamorous costumes and gorgeous sets. It's a treat for the whole family that won't break the bank. There'll be slapstick and mayhem on stage and loads of opportunity for the audience to join in the fun to cheer the goodies and boo the badies and with every child in the audience invited on stage to join the cast in a song it can extra special too. 

    Oh no there won't. Oh yes there will.

    Bedford Pantomime Company is a not-for-profit organisation bringing panto to Bedford for 13 years now.  Everyone involved does it for the love of theatre and to provide Bedford with a much needed Christmas show and in doing so, hopefully, bring children into the theatre so they can discover the delights it offers.  Each year a local children’s charity benefits from the proceeds of the sales of our programme and this year we are supporting FACES Bedford.

    Find out more and book

  • NYE at The Bear Bedford

    Monday 31 December 2018 6:04pm

    Biggest party of the year – kick start the new year with us!

    Lineup: The Homegrown / The Burke Brothers / Liam Circuit – music kicks off at 9.30pm

    NYE at The Bear Bedford

  • Pantomime - Aladdin

    Monday 31 December 2018 7:36pm

    The Bedford Pantomime Company
    Pantomime – Aladdin

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 2.00pm

    Aladdin

    Aladdin is brought to you by the award-winning Bedford Pantomime Company, who once again wave their magic wand to bring you traditional, family panto at its best. With a live band, fabulous lighting, glamorous costumes and gorgeous sets. It's a treat for the whole family that won't break the bank. There'll be slapstick and mayhem on stage and loads of opportunity for the audience to join in the fun to cheer the goodies and boo the badies and with every child in the audience invited on stage to join the cast in a song it can extra special too. 

    Oh no there won't. Oh yes there will.

    Bedford Pantomime Company is a not-for-profit organisation bringing panto to Bedford for 13 years now.  Everyone involved does it for the love of theatre and to provide Bedford with a much needed Christmas show and in doing so, hopefully, bring children into the theatre so they can discover the delights it offers.  Each year a local children’s charity benefits from the proceeds of the sales of our programme and this year we are supporting FACES Bedford.

    Find out more and book

  • Brew Year's Eve Party at Brewhouse & Kitchen

    Monday 31 December 2018 7:50pm

    Join us at Brewhouse & Kitchen this NYE!

    New Year's Eve at Brewhouse & Kitchen, Bedford

    With a DJ Set from DOUBLE IMPACT (playing the best of 2018, canapés, bubbles and beer it's got the makings of a great party – all it needs now is you and a group of your friends to make it a night to remember!

    Get your tickets early as spaces are limited @ just £12.50PP (Ticket price includes: Entry, canapés, a glass of bubbles or a pint of B&K beer)

    https://www.designmynight.com/uk/bars/brewhouse-kitchen-bedford/brew-years-eve-bedford?t=tickets

    Limited tickets will be available on the door on the night itself for £15PP (if not fully booked)

    Make your evening extra special & book a table for dinner @ just £30PP (which includes bubbles/beer & your party entry!)

    http://www.brewhouseandkitchen.com/book/

    We’ve created an extra special 3 course menu – check it out now to start deciding what you’re going to order ;)

    http://www.brewhouseandkitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/BK-New-Years-Eve-Menu-Aug-2018-v4.pdf

  • New Years Eve at Toast Bedford

    Monday 31 December 2018 9:48pm

    NYE 2018 with Kisstory - RNB | Soul | Oldskool Garage

    DJ Mike / Delinquent​ (DJ Set + Live Acoustic)

    NYE at Toast Bedford

  • Pantomime - Aladdin

    Tuesday 1 January 2019 7:37pm

    The Bedford Pantomime Company
    Pantomime – Aladdin

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 2.00pm

    Aladdin

    Aladdin is brought to you by the award-winning Bedford Pantomime Company, who once again wave their magic wand to bring you traditional, family panto at its best. With a live band, fabulous lighting, glamorous costumes and gorgeous sets. It's a treat for the whole family that won't break the bank. There'll be slapstick and mayhem on stage and loads of opportunity for the audience to join in the fun to cheer the goodies and boo the badies and with every child in the audience invited on stage to join the cast in a song it can extra special too. 

    Oh no there won't. Oh yes there will.

    Bedford Pantomime Company is a not-for-profit organisation bringing panto to Bedford for 13 years now.  Everyone involved does it for the love of theatre and to provide Bedford with a much needed Christmas show and in doing so, hopefully, bring children into the theatre so they can discover the delights it offers.  Each year a local children’s charity benefits from the proceeds of the sales of our programme and this year we are supporting FACES Bedford.

    Find out more and book

  • Mat Roberts Live at The Bear

    Friday 11 January 2019 9:01pm

    8.30pm at 92 High St, Bedford MK40 1NN

    Calling all Bedfordians! A local, friendly face will be down at The Bear on the 11th January to help ease you into the new year!

    Expect to be serenaded with funky tunes and classic covers!

    The iconic Mat Roberts is a household name in Bedford now so come on down, support your local and enjoy some music.

    Mat Roberts Live at The Bear

  • Crash Induction + more at The Bear

    Saturday 12 January 2019 9:18pm

    8.30pm at 92 High St, Bedford MK40 1NN

    CRASH INDUCTION // JONNY&THE MENTAL BREAKDOWNS // SPRING PARKLIVE AT THE BEAR

    This one's for all those punk fans out there!

    Kick ass sing-along anthems and crap jokes? Must mean Crash Induction are back to play The Bear!

    Prepare for a night of energy, electric chemistry and punch-you-in-the-face tunes!

    Support from Jonny & The Mental Breakdowns + Spring Park

    Free entry 18+

    Crash Induction + more at The Bear

  • NT LIVE: The Tragedy of King Richard II at The Quarry Theatre

    Tuesday 15 January 2019 9:14pm

    NT LIVE: The Tragedy of King Richard II at The Quarry Theatre

    Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas.

    This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.

    Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

    Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy.

    7.00pm

    Find out more

  • MP2s - Electric Duo Live at The Bear

    Friday 18 January 2019 9:21pm

    8.30pm at 92 High St, Bedford MK40 1NN

    MP2S LIVE AT THE BEAR

    This electric duo sure know how to electrify a room, with their upbeat and fun atmosphere they can get anyone tapping their feet!

    There's something for everyone with this covers duo!

    Free entry 18+

    MP2s - Electric Duo Live at The Bear

  • Blue Monday at The Quarry Theatre

    Monday 21 January 2019 9:27pm

    A combination of post – Christmas blues, cold dark nights and the arrival of unpaid credit card bills …yes, it’s the third Monday of the year!  Bedford Poetry Company present their own original poems to share the gloom and lift the spirits!

    7.00pm

    Find out more

    Blue Monday at The Quarry Theatre

  • Bedford College January Open Day

    Tuesday 22 January 2019 8:27pm

    Time: 5.00pm – 7.30pm, Venue: Bedford College, Cauldwell Street, Bedford MK42 9AH

    Whether you have decided on a course, or are just investigating your options, our Open Days provide an ideal opportunity for you to see exactly what Bedford College has to offer.

    Find out more and register!

  • Saturday Stress Busting

    Saturday 26 January 2019 12:20pm

    1.00pm-4.00pm at The Higgins Bedford

    Join us for a variety of sociable and relaxing activities to help improve your feelings of wellbeing. We will be enjoying meditative yoga, creative art activities and playing some traditional table-top tennis games.

    This programme is being shaped by you, so feel free to suggest any creative activities that you want to try and we will see what we can do.

    Creative Art Session: Junk Journaling Drop-In

    Create your own junk journals to record and document your thoughts, memories, an occasion or an event that has touched you.

    Share craft ideas and tips and get creative. No artistic skills or expertise needed. Materials provided or bring your own.

    Tea Party Poetry

    2.30pm-4.00pm

    A therapeutic session where you can give a voice to your emotions and feelings through creating your own poetry.

    Saturday Stress Busting afternoons are open to all but we aim to create a relaxing and supportive atmosphere for people to feel comfortable in. No unaccompanied or young children please.

  • Devil’s Mojo Live at The Bear

    Saturday 26 January 2019 9:24pm

    8.30pm at 92 High St, Bedford MK40 1NN

    Formed in 2010 with years of collective gigging experience, Devil's Mojo are a contemporary cover band with an eclectic set list that have been performing at local pubs, clubs, functions and private parties in the Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire areas.

    Covering rock classics, recent pop tunes, and with a seasoning of blues, and ska influences, they know how to get the party started and keep their audience on their toes.

    With Male and Female vocals, they offer a diverse set including killer harmonies, face melting guitar solos, heart pounding drum fills and punch you in the face bass riffs – and that's just the ballads!

    There's something for everyone!

    Always free entry 18+

    Devil’s Mojo Live at The Bear

  • The Ephebe Chorus of Ancient Greek Theatres at The Quarry Theatre

    Monday 28 January 2019 9:33pm

    The role of the chorus in ancient Greek tragedy was performed by ephebes.

    Ephebes, idealised for being in the prime of their physical lives, are the age-class of young Athenian men (18-20 years of old) who would soon embark on two years of compulsory military service.

    Drawing on Dr. Shüler’s recent publication “The Greek Tragic Chorus and Its Training for War”, from War and Theatrical Innovation (2017), this lecture begins by arguing that tragic choral training and performance functioned as a surrogate military training for these young men.

    Furthermore, the lecture introduces Dr. Shüler’s current research into how same-sex desire from the predominantly adult male citizen audience might inform their reading of the ephebe’s dancing body.

    6.30pm

    Find out more

    The Ephebe Chorus of Ancient Greek Theatres at The Quarry Theatre

  • NT Live: I’m Not Running at The Quarry Theatre

    Thursday 31 January 2019 9:16pm

    NT Live: I’m Not Running at The Quarry Theatre


    I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

    Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

    What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

    Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.

    7.00pm

    Find out more

  • LOL (Ladies of Laughter) With Noreen Khan at The Quarry Theatre

    Friday 1 February 2019 9:37pm

    LOL (Ladies of Laughter) with Noreen Khan comes to The Quarry Theatre, Bedford!

    Join Noreen Khan (BBC Asian Network) as she hosts a night of comedy with some of the UK’s favourite female acts.

    Acts on the night

    Noreen Khan

    Sukh Ojla

    Glenda Jaxon

    Maureen Younger

    Note: All acts are confirmed at time of booking. Occasionally acts may be replaced for reasons beyond our control. If this happens, the act will be replaced with another act from the tour, or a suitable alternative.

    7.30pm

    Find out more

    LOL (Ladies of Laughter) With Noreen Khan at The Quarry Theatre

  • Good Dog at The Quarry Theatre

    Tuesday 5 February 2019 9:17pm

    Good Dog at The Quarry Theatre

    Mum’s promised him that bike so even when school or homelife bites, he knows to keep his chin up, his head down and his shirt clean. No harsh word, no sudden push to the ground will distract him from growing up to be a good man. Because in the end, everyone who’s good gets what they deserve. Don’t they?

    good dog – set during the early noughties – tells the story of growing up in a multi-cultural community, and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control.

    Delicately observed and fearlessly told by writer Arinze Kene (Netflix’s CrazyheadEastenders, Channel 4’s Youngers, West End smash Girl From the North Country, and Misty at Bush Theatre), good dogembarks on its second national tour following its acclaimed premiere in spring 2017.

    “a finely observed new play” ★★★★ WHATSONSTAGE

    7.30pm

    Find out more

  • Luke Jermay: Intuition at The Quarry Theatre

    Thursday 7 February 2019 9:40pm

    Intuition is a strange thing and Luke Jermay is even stranger. Building on his acclaimed debut show ‘Sixth Sense’ entertainer Luke Jermay is back and better than ever with a brand new interactive stage show jam packed with phenomenal jaw dropping demonstrations of intuition, telepathy and prediction; your mind will be read, your choices will be predicted and your future will be revealed.

    This will be a unique experience that is funny, entertaining, emotional, controversial, uplifting and insightful that you will never forget!

    7.30pm

    Find out more

    Luke Jermay: Intuition at The Quarry Theatre

     

  • ‘Reverie’ The Life and Loves of Claude Debussy at The Quarry Theatre

    Sunday 10 February 2019 9:19pm

    ‘Reverie’ The Life and Loves of Claude Debussy at The Quarry Theatre


    Internationally renowned pianist Lucy Parham makes her fourth visit to the Quarry Theatre in Bedford to present another of her acclaimed ‘Composer Portraits’ in aid of the Sharnbrook Mill Theatre’s ‘Warm-up’ Appeal this time accompanied by the celebrated actor Simon Russell Beale.

    Premiered in 2012,‘Reverie’ was the fourth biographical programme of composers’ words and music compiled, scripted and performed by Lucy Parham. A crucial element of Debussy’s complex intellectual and emotional worlds was an entangled love life that brought illicit trysts in Jersey, a brush with a revolver and even a suicide attempt. The narrative takes the form of a personal journal following him from initial success with the Prix de Rome in 1885 to his untimely death in 1918. It is punctuated with piano solo works ranging from the ever-popular lyricism of Clair de Lune, reverie and The Girl with the Flaxen Hair to such virtuosic showpieces as Jardins sous la Pluie, the Etudes and L’Isle Joyeuse.

    In previous years with Joanna David and Robert Glenister, Lucy has performed ‘Beloved Clara’-the story of the intense relationship between Robert Schumann, his wife Clara and the young Johannes Brahms-and last year Joanna and Robert returned with ‘Odyssey of Love’, the story of Liszt and his women. The year before last, with Henry Goodman, Lucy presented ‘Elegie’ chronicling the life of composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff. All three concerts were hugely successful and enjoyed by capacity audiences.

    This performance is in aid of the Sharnbrook Mill Theatre’s £300,000 ‘Warm-Up’appeal to enable  green energy-based heating and natural ventilation systems to be installed at the theatre. The heating system, using water-source heat pumps, has been installed, is fully funded and is workimg very effectively. The next phase is to install the new ventilation system-essential in view of the 2018 heatwave.

    7.00pm (reception at 6.15pm)

    Find out more

  • Robin Hood and the Revolting Peasants at The Quarry Theatre

    Saturday 16 February 2019 9:21pm

    Robin Hood and the Revolting Peasants at The Quarry Theatre

    Friday 15th (7.30pm) & Saturday 16th February (2.30pm & 7.30pm)

    Audiences are in for a treat as Oddsocks bring their trademark humour, fast-paced action and live music to the legend that is Robin Hood!

    Join Robin, Little John, Maid Marion and of course Friar Tuck as they take on some of their hardest challenges to date: A conniving king, a sinister sheriff and a downtrodden village of peasants who’s ‘get up and go’ has got up and gone.

    Can the merry band teach the baddies a lesson?

    The villagers to revolt?

    The world to sing?

    Find out when Oddsocks rumble in with their rumbustious new adventures of this legendary folk hero in a show for all the family.

    Find out more

  • The Jive Aces Big Beat Revue at The Quarry Theatre

    Friday 22 February 2019 9:23pm

    The Jive Aces Big Beat Revue at The Quarry Theatre

    Renowned worldwide for their high-energy spectacular showmanship, their viral video “Bring Me Sunshine” and for being the first live band to reach the final rounds of “Britain’s Got Talent”, The Jive Aces have firmly established themselves the UK’s No.1 Jive & Swing band.

    The live show includes classics like “When You’re Smiling”, “Mack The Knife” and “Sing, Sing, Sing”, plus originals such as “La Dolce Vita” taken from their various albums.

    Their most popular music video, “Bring Me Sunshine”, is a viral hit with nearly 3 million views on Youtube and has won seven film festival awards. It’s so uplifting it’s actually been prescribed by a doctor! Watch the video below!

    This promises to be a fantastic night out at The Quarry Theatre!

    8.00pm

    Find out more

  • Saturday Stress Busting

    Saturday 23 February 2019 12:21pm

    1.00pm-4.00pm at The Higgins Bedford

    Join us for a variety of sociable and relaxing activities to help improve your feelings of wellbeing. We will be enjoying meditative yoga, creative art activities and playing some traditional table-top tennis games.

    This programme is being shaped by you, so feel free to suggest any creative activities that you want to try and we will see what we can do.

    Creative Art Session: Junk Journaling Drop-In

    Create your own junk journals to record and document your thoughts, memories, an occasion or an event that has touched you.

    Share craft ideas and tips and get creative. No artistic skills or expertise needed. Materials provided or bring your own.

    Tea Party Poetry

    2.30pm-4.00pm

    A therapeutic session where you can give a voice to your emotions and feelings through creating your own poetry.

    Saturday Stress Busting afternoons are open to all but we aim to create a relaxing and supportive atmosphere for people to feel comfortable in. No unaccompanied or young children please.

  • The Oresteia at The Quarry Theatre

    Tuesday 26 February 2019 9:26pm

    4.30pm & 7.00pm

    The Oresteia at The Quarry Theatre

    Splendid Productions present an epic, murderous tale of family, history, vengeance and honour in a story nearly as old as theatre.

    Condensing Aeschylus’s classic trilogy into an hour, Splendid’s regal cast of three retell the story of King Agamemnon, his queen Clytemnestra, and their children, Iphigenia, Electra and Orestes. A legendary family born to power, but destined to rip itself apart in a bloody cycle of tragedy.

    In the aftermath of the Trojan War, victorious Agamemnon returns home to find that after ten years of war, the greatest danger lives in his own house. Unforgivable acts demand unforgivable retribution in a world that never forgets and cannot forgive.

    Splendid’s new creative adaptation explores the place where rage meets justice in an artful, political, physical, musical, entertainingly furious – and furiously entertaining – piece of theatrical magic.

    Find out more

  • SK Shlomo: ‘Surrender’ Album Tour at The Quarry Theatre

    Friday 8 March 2019 9:28pm

    SK Shlomo: ‘Surrender’ Album Tour at The Quarry Theatre


    “The beatboxer turns electronic singer-songwriter on the gloriously melancholic first single from his forthcoming album.” THE TIMES

    “Dangerously energised performance” THE TELEGRAPH

    The record-breaking beatboxer and collaborator with Ed Sheeran, Bjork and Damon Albarn turns electronic singer-songwriter on his album tour, blending his innovative live-looping and breathtaking beatboxing with epic synths, crushingly honest lyrics and lush electronic layers.

    Massive Attack meets James Blake.

    Simon Shlomo Kahn knows how it feels to be on top of the world. For over a decade, the genre-defying, award-winning, recording-breaking beatboxer, producer and live-looper has set new standards for his craft.

    As Shlomo, he burst in to the mainstream collaborating with Björk and performed with famous fans from Damon AlbarnLily Allen and Jarvis Cocker to Imogen HeapMartha Wainwright and Rudimental. As the first ever World Looping Champion, he taught his friend Ed Sheeran some tricks. He was Artist in Residence at London’s Southbank Centre for years, played the main stages at Glastonbury more times than he remembers, won rave reviews for his autobiographical one-man shows and even had a feature film made about him.

    7.30pm

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  • Saturday Stress Busting

    Saturday 23 March 2019 12:22pm

    1.00pm-4.00pm at The Higgins Bedford

    Join us for a variety of sociable and relaxing activities to help improve your feelings of wellbeing. We will be enjoying meditative yoga, creative art activities and playing some traditional table-top tennis games.

    This programme is being shaped by you, so feel free to suggest any creative activities that you want to try and we will see what we can do.

    Creative Art Session: Junk Journaling Drop-In

    Create your own junk journals to record and document your thoughts, memories, an occasion or an event that has touched you.

    Share craft ideas and tips and get creative. No artistic skills or expertise needed. Materials provided or bring your own.

    Tea Party Poetry

    2.30pm-4.00pm

    A therapeutic session where you can give a voice to your emotions and feelings through creating your own poetry.

    Saturday Stress Busting afternoons are open to all but we aim to create a relaxing and supportive atmosphere for people to feel comfortable in. No unaccompanied or young children please.

  • Lost Voice Guy: I’m Only In It For The Parking

    Monday 25 March 2019 9:30pm

    Lost Voice Guy: I’m Only In It For The Parking

    Following the unprecedented success of his appearance on the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4’s comedy series, Ability, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) is setting out on a tour of the UK.

    He may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say and his comedy will leave you speechless.

    Lee is the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid and made his first stand-up appearance in February 2012. He has performed in some of the UK’s most popular comedy venues as well as in solo shows at festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe, the Brighton Fringe, Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival, Nottingham Comedy Festival and Liverpool Comedy Festival.

    As well as winning Britain’s Got Talent this year (the first comedian to do so), Lee also won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014 and his TV and Radio credits have included The One Show (BBC One), Voice Of The People (BBC Three), BBC At The Edinburgh Festivals (BBC iPlayer). Ability – the Radio 4 series that Lee stars in and co-wrote with Katherine Jakeways – has just been recommissioned for a second series.

    7.30pm

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  • RSC LIVE: As You Like It

    Wednesday 17 April 2019 9:31pm

    RSC LIVE: As You Like It

    Join us for our very first Royal Shakespeare Company live broadcast!

    Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind.

    Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.

    7.00pm

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  • Radioactive at The Quarry Theatre

    Saturday 25 May 2019 9:33pm

    Radioactive at The Quarry Theatre

    Radio Active With Angus Deayton, Philip Pope, Michael Fenton Stevens, Helen Atkinson Wood

    Angus Deayton, Helen Atkinson Wood, Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope reunite to take classic scripts from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 show on the road following a sell-out and critically acclaimed run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  Among other classic characters expect to catch up with long suffering radio host Mike Channel, original foodie Anna Daptor, and the accident-prone Martin Brown, as well as the cast’s original musical creations, responsible for such parody bands as The Hee Bee Gee Bees and Status Quid.

    Based on the sketch show created during their years in the Oxford Revue, ‘Britain’s first ever national local radio station’ was written by Angus alongside Geoffrey Perkins, and ran for seven series before transferring to television in the form of BBC2’s KYTV. All surviving members of the original cast reunite for this tour marking 40 years since its stage debut including:

    Angus Deayton is best known for hosting the first 23 series of BBC One panel show Have I Got News For You, along with the first 3 series of Hell’s Kitchen and Would I Lie To You. He’s also presented the BAFTA Awards and Comedy Awards, and starred in sitcoms One Foot in the Grave, Pramface and Nighty Night. More recently he’s appeared in Waterloo Road and Bake Off: Creme de la Creme.

    Michael Fenton Stevens co-founded The Hee Bee Gee Bees and performed Spitting Image’s number one hit single The Chicken Song. His television credits include roles in My Family, Nighty Night, Outnumbered, Action Team,  Ballot Monkeys and Benidorm.

    Helen Atkinson Wood played Mrs Miggins in Blackadder The Third. Twice nominated Best Female Comedy Performer by The British Comedy Awards she also appeared in OTT, The Young Ones and Your Cheatin’ Heat. In addition to her acting work, Helen has been a guest on QI and Have I Got News For You.

    Philip Pope starred in Who Dares Wins and Chelmsford 123, as made memorable guest appearances in a number of shows including Blackadder and Only Fools and Horses. More recently Philip has appeared in BBC’s Brian Pern and Channel 4’s Ballot Monkeys. As a composer he wrote hit songs for The Hee Bee Gee Bees and Spitting Image (notably The Chicken Song), as well as for TV shows including Not The Nine O’Clock News, Whose Line is it Anyway?, and The Fast Show.

    7.30pm

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