• Quiz Night at Albero Lounge

    Monday 24 September 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.

  • Bedford Homebrewers Inaugural Meeting at Beerfly

    Tuesday 25 September 2018 5:45pm

    7.00pm-9.00pm at Beerfly, 45 St. Cuthbert's Street, Bedford MK40 3JG

    Our first official meeting! Please come along to chat, share brewing knowledge and most importantly sample some homebrew. As it is our first meeting there is no theme so bring whatever you have available, hopefully we can also discuss future plans and maybe a programme for further meetings.

    Please bring a bottle or 2 to share and maybe more if you want to do some swaps, if you don't have any brews ready then I'm sure you can find something worth sharing in the shop! ;) Tim has kindly agreed to supply glasses so no need to bring your own. Please let us know if you are attending or not so we can get an idea on numbers. Cheers, look forward to seeing you there.

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    Homebrewers at Beerfly, Bedford

  • Portable Antiquities Scheme

    Wednesday 26 September 2018 4:51pm

    1pm – 3pm 

    No Booking Needed

    Have you ever found archaeological items whilst digging in the garden, taking the dog for a walk, or metal detecting? Bring them into The Higgins Bedford and enjoy this opportunity to discover more about them with Finds Liaison Officer, Matt Fittock. 

    This is an ongoing event, and more opportunities to meet with Matt Fittock are available on the website. Visit http://bit.ly/HigginsPAS for more information about the scheme. 

    The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a nationwide service run by the British Museum. To find out more about the service visit: www.finds.org.uk 

    A Medieval silver-gilt annular brooch found at Lidlington. The inscription in Lombardic lettering reads, "I am the flower of good love". Brooches similar to this were fairly common personal ornaments in the medieval period. Often the inscriptions were designed to keep the owner safe from harm.

    (Image: BEDFM 2005.17)

  • Live Lounge at Toast

    Thursday 27 September 2018 5:40pm

    Live Lounge at Toast

    Toast Riverside presents Live Lounge every Thursday from 7.30pm. Enjoy the best local talent perform a wide range of genres including:

    • Motown
    • Soul
    • Acoustic
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Solos and Duos

    With a reputation for amazing cocktails, gins and ales and great antipasti sharing platters, you’ll have a great a night at Toast.

    For more information join Toast on Facebook: @ToastRiverside

    Reserve a table to avoid disappointment

    Facebook messenger: m.me/toastriverside

    Call: 01234 211 484 / 07809 590885

    Want to perform?

    Toast are always keen to hear from talented new performers, so drop them an email at hello@toastbedford.co.uk.

     

    Information correct at time of publication (07/08/2018). Please check with venue to confirm times and performers.  

  • Live Music - Suburbia at Brewhouse & Kitchen

    Friday 28 September 2018 7:44pm

    9.00pm at Brewhouse & Kitchen, Bedford High Street​

    Back by popular demand! 

    Join us for an evening of live music with Suburbia.

    Playing the best from The Who, The Kinks, The Jam, The Clash, The Undertones, The Stranglers, Stiff Little Fingers, Paul Weller, The Small Faces, Oasis…..plus some Ska from The Specials.

    It's going to be a great night!

    Suburbia at Brewhouse & Kitchen, Bedford

  • Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support

    Friday 28 September 2018 8:36pm

    When 10.00am on 28 September 2018

    Where 1-2 The Arcade, Bedford MK40 1NS

    Other info Come and enjoy, and have some fun with the raffle and taste the fabulous cakes! You're welcome to bring a cake or something yummy to share (homemade or bought)!

    Macmillan Coffee Morning

  • Bedford StrEAT Feast

    Friday 28 September 2018 9:53pm

    Bedford StrEAT Feast – Riverside, Bedford

    Friday 28th September 2018 | 4-9pm

    Friday 26th October 2018 | 4-9pm

    Bedford Street Feast

    Great Food || Music || Alcohol || Child Friendly || Vegan & Veggie

    Traders to be announced over the next couple of weeks!

    StrEAT Feast will have an array of international flavours from established food trucks and caterers in the local area, coming together to celebrate good food and great company.

    So instead of ordering a take away or sitting on your sofa, why not come down to support your local town and invest in a new event that Bedford would like to see more of.

  • Latin Brunch & Cocktails at Toast

    Saturday 29 September 2018 7:01pm

    12 noon – 5.00pm at Toast, Riverside

    Latin lovers, we are pushing the boundaries with a wonderful event where everything is Latin! Did we mention its an all day brunch!!

    MUSIC | FOOD | DRINKS | ACOUSTIC | DECORATION!

    Latin brunch at Toast, Bedford

    Expect:

    - Latin DJs 

    - Live Guitarist 

    - Latin Food 

    - South American Cocktails

    - Fresh Sangria Jugs

     

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  • P.B's Antiques & Collectors Fair

    Saturday 29 September 2018 7:37pm

    10.00am-4.00pm at St Paul's Bedford

    St Pauls Bedford Antiques and Collectors Fair

  • Saturday Gallery Tours of The Young Turner Exhibition

    Saturday 29 September 2018 9:11pm

    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.’

  • The Jewel in the Crown

    Sunday 30 September 2018 11:46am

    Walks leave the Old Town Hall in St. Paul's Square, Bedford (close to the gold painted letter box) every Sunday at 11.00am. Walks last about 90 minutes, cover 1-2 miles and access is generally suitable for the less mobile. Please check when booking.

    The Jewel in Bedford's Crown is undoubtedly the River Great Ouse and its Embankment. Find out how the construction of this part of the town came about and hear about the many important features which stand on either side of the River and which can easily be overlooked.

    Children of all ages are most welcome on all of our Walks but those aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Each Walk costs £3.00 per person and must be pre-booked.

    www.bedfordtourguides.org

  • Harvest Thanksgiving Service

    Sunday 30 September 2018 8:06pm

    Harvest Thanksgiving Service in Bedford

  • Quiz Night at Albero Lounge

    Monday 1 October 2018 7:23pm

    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.

  • Harvest Supper

    Monday 1 October 2018 8:05pm

    Harvest Supper in Bedford

  • Motor Neurone Disease Cake Stall Fundraiser

    Wednesday 3 October 2018 6:13pm

    Debbie Burrells will be a familiar face to many in Bedford for being part of a well-known local family (Kitcheners Marina and Garage) and one who worked in many of the best shops in town for years.

    Debbie has now been struck with a deadly form of Motor Neurone Disease but with her usual aplomb has launched a campaign to help others by raising awareness of MND.

    “I was diagnosed with motor neurone disease eights months ago and although plagued with acute exhaustion and severe muscle weakness which often confines me to a wheelchair, nothing was going to stop us from having an amazing time at our MND garden party.

    “We were raising awareness of Motor Neurone Disease and collected a staggering £1,725.25 via a raffle tombola and side stalls. 

    “So much was given by staff at Bedford’s Beales department store, Centre Parcs, Bedford Swan Hotel and Lotus Spa, Hobbycraft and Jewellery by Jade – who has made us a bracelet exclusively to highlight to our fightback fund called: daisychain.

    “I am so truly humbled by kindness from retailers in Bedford, family and friends.

    This is just the start of the Daisy Chain fight back fund already we have a sponsored silence going on and my little nieces and nephews have made a shop and are selling sweets to their friends and donating the takings,” said Debbie.

    Debbie now faces losing her capacity to communicate as the MDN worsens. She is already having to be fed through a tube as she cannot swallow. 

    Her family and friends are keeping up the great work and now more than £2,500 has been raised.

    A cake stall is being held on October 3rd at St Paul’s Church 10am – 4pm. If you would like to help by having a STALL selling cakes then please email Debbie and supporters on deborah21@virginmedia.com

    Her brother Rob, known as the Castle Antiques and Pine man, and friends are planning a sponsored run. 

    If anyone would like to donate please go to much loved homepage: muchloved.com and search for the one word: daisy chain.

  • Live Lounge at Toast

    Thursday 4 October 2018 5:41pm

    Live Lounge at Toast

    Toast Riverside presents Live Lounge every Thursday from 7.30pm. Enjoy the best local talent perform a wide range of genres including:

    • Motown
    • Soul
    • Acoustic
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Solos and Duos

    With a reputation for amazing cocktails, gins and ales and great antipasti sharing platters, you’ll have a great a night at Toast.

    For more information join Toast on Facebook: @ToastRiverside

    Reserve a table to avoid disappointment

    Facebook messenger: m.me/toastriverside

    Call: 01234 211 484 / 07809 590885

    Want to perform?

    Toast are always keen to hear from talented new performers, so drop them an email at hello@toastbedford.co.uk.

     

    Information correct at time of publication (07/08/2018). Please check with venue to confirm times and performers.  

  • First Chop Tasting with Food Pairing at Brewhouse & Kitchen

    Thursday 4 October 2018 7:47pm

    7.00pm-9.00pm at Brewhouse & Kitchen, Bedford High Street

    First Chop will be hosting a Beer Tasting with Food Pairing Event for £10 per person on Thursday 4 October at 7.00pm.

    Try First Chop's IPA, Pod Stout and SYL Black IPA like never before, as they’re paired with nibbles from 3 dishes off our food menu and learn more about each beer from a First Chop beer expert.

    Enjoy SYL Black IPA with Garlic Butter Mushrooms & Toasted Ciabatta, Haricot & Butterbean Cassoulet with Toasted Bread matched with IPA and finish with Pod Stout with Eton Mess.

    (*drool!)

    Limited spaces available, so book now to be in the chance of winning some First Chop Merchandise on the evening as well.

    First Chop Tasting with Food Pairing at Brewhouse & Kitchen, Bedford

  • Bedford Sinfonia – The Instruments Came In Two By Two

    Saturday 6 October 2018 12:04pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange at 7.30pm

    Soloist Julian Metzger (cello)

    Conductor Michael Rose

    Arnold Sinfonietta No. I

    Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. I

    Mozart Wind Serenade in C Minor

    Strauss Metamorphosen

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    Bedford Sinfonia

  • Quiz Night at Albero Lounge

    Monday 8 October 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.

  • Film Screening: Airplane!

    Tuesday 9 October 2018 7:13pm

    7.30pm-9.00pm at the Quarry Theatre at St Luke's

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



    “Surely you can’t be serious?!” Airplane is the epitome of spoof comedies.

    Airplane at Quarry Theatre, Bedford



    Taking shots at the slew of disaster movies that were released in the 70s, there aren’t many people who don’t know a line or two from this film. In many ways the story takes second place the constant nods to films of the time, but simply serves as a vehicle for writers Jim Abrahams and David and Jerry Zucker to simply have a load of fun and take us along for the ride.



    But we probably should tell you what happens anyway… when the passengers and crew of a jet are incapacitated due to food poisoning, a rogue pilot with a drinking problem must cooperate with his ex-girlfriend turned stewardess to bring the plane to a safe landing.



    “Surely, this is essential. Maybe, but don’t call me Shirley, etc” ★★★★★ EMPIRE

     

  • Henning Wehn: Get On With It

    Thursday 11 October 2018 3:15pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 7.30pm

    Henning Wehn: Get On With It

    You couldn’t make it up; surely the German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn hasn’t bosched out yet another new show? And what’s he still doing here anyway? Well, his lack of transferable skills is what keeps him here and his belief that practise makes perfect is what keeps him going.



    This show is a much needed call to arms. Listen, everyone: stop pondering and hand-wringing. Instead get on your bike and put your face to the grindstone!



    “As subtle as Schumacher on Battiston” some bloke on Twitter



    “Die entgueltige Teilung Europas – das ist mein Auftrag” Henning himself

     

    Henning's most recent television and radio appearances include "Live At The Apollo" BBC2, "Have I Got News For You" BBC1, "Would I Lie To You" BBC1, "Fighting Talk" BBC Radio 5 Live and "The Unbelievable Truth" BBC Radio 4.

    "Wehn wraps his vowels around the issues of immigration and identity. 

    And he triumphs at it" The Times

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  • Behind the Scenes in the Saleroom

    Thursday 11 October 2018 6:33pm

    2.30pm at Bunyan Meeting, Mill Street, Bedford

    David Fletcher of TV's Flog It! will tell you about life in the saleroom, the changing fashions in the antiques world and offer some informal advice on buying and selling at auction.  He will also talk a little about his more recent experiences as a television expert.

    Tickets at the door | £10 | £5 'Friends' and 'Higgins Friends'

    Behind the Scenes in the Saleroom

  • Northern Soul Live

    Friday 12 October 2018 12:06pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 7.30pm

    Northern Soul Live

    THE EDWIN STARR BAND featuring ANGELO STARR, with special guest LORRAINE SILVER

    To be heard and seen on this year’s Children In Need ‘Soul Night Out Concert’ hosted by Tony Blackburn for BBC Radio London.

     

    NORTHERN SOUL LIVE

    This genre of music is rapidly increasing and now has a growing mass appeal.

    ANGELO STARR & THE TEAM

    EDWIN STARR’S ORIGINAL BAND

    The late, great EDWIN STARR’S brother ANGELO STARR is the original musical director of THE TEAM. He has taken over lead vocals performing all the fantastic Edwin Starr classics.

     

    EDWIN STARR’S original 8 piece band THE TEAM who backed Edwin on all his shows are still intact, with sax, keyboard, lead guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion & female backing vocalist.

     

    PERFORMING THE EDWIN STARR  HITSWAR, STOP HER ON SIGHT, HEADLINE NEWS, TIME, 25 MILESEYE TO EYE CONTACT, HAPPY RADIO, AGENT 00 SOUL, I HAVE FAITH IN YOU

    PLUS LOTS OF COVERS INCLUDINGGET READY & HIGHER & HIGHER

    A NORTHERN SOUL & MOTOWN PARTY

     

    WITH SPECIAL GUEST

    NORTHERN SOUL ICONLORRAINE SILVER with her classic tracks

    LOST SUMMER LOVE, LANDSLIDE, LOVE AFTER TONIGHT IS ALL OVER, THE HAPPY FACES, 1 2 3, I’LL KEEP HOLDING ON:

    Northern soul legend LORRAINE SILVER recorded “Lost Summer Love” when she was 13 years old in 1965.

    Today at the age of 65 she is touring 25 major theatres this year with the original Edwin Starr Band under the banner ‘ Northern Soul  Live ‘she is also booked to appear on this year’s Children in need soul night out hosted by Tony Blackburn which will be broadcast live and filmed for television use. 

    Thanks to DJ Russ Winstanley  It became iconic at the legendary Wigan Casino in the 70’s  without her knowledge.  The track was featured in ‘Blues & Soul ‘ Magazine in 1987 when it was listed by Warrington DJ Nick Gregg in his Top 10 Northern Soul records of all time. Due to high public demand the single was re-released on Casino Classics label and sold in excess of 30,000 copies.

    This kick started Lorraine’s career as a Northern Soul Artist very rare in the UK and she recorded a brand new album of Northern Soul Anthems ‘The Northern Soul Sessions’ which is still being sold on download today.

    ’Lost Summer Love ‘It is still a massive record on the Northern Soul & Scooter scene today  and is featured on numerous compilations.

    Find out more of her fantastic story at www.lorrainesilver.com

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  • Lipstick On Your Collar

    Friday 19 October 2018 12:09pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 7.30pm

    Lipstick On Your Collar

    Back after a successful show in 2017…

    Step back in time to the golden era of pop music where the jukebox roared and feet didn’t touch the floor. Get your dancing shoes at the ready, grab a milkshake and relax – you are in for an evening of back to back hits from the 1950s and 60s!

    Running from the birth of Rock n’ Roll through to the Beat Group sounds of the British Invasion and beyond, the evening is packed with over forty hits from the likes of Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Ronettes, Cliff Richard, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield and many more.

    This two hour feel good show is performed by a full live band, including multi-instrumentalists and vocalists from many touring and West End productions, and features soaring vocals, tight harmonies and an infectious sense of fun. Suitable for those that were there the first time around as well as those only just discovering the golden era of pop, when music really was music! Dancing in the aisles is mandatory, so bring your dancing shoes and let the good times roll!

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  • Friends Lecture: Richard Galley - Bedford’s Highlanders

    Friday 19 October 2018 7:10pm

    Meetings start promptly at 7.30pm at The Higgins Bedford. Places are limited so please arrive promptly.

    Tickets – Friends £4, Guests £9

    During three days in August 1914, nearly seventeen thousand Scottish territorial soldiers arrived in Bedford – a friendly invasion that was the subject of an exhibition at The Higgins Bedford in 2014. The impact of this mass billeting will be discussed by Richard Galley, an expert on the Scottish Highland Division’s time in Bedford.​

  • Faith - The George Michael Legacy

    Saturday 20 October 2018 12:11pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 7.30pm

    Faith - The George Michael Legacy

    Don’t accept imitations, FAITHTHE GEORGE MICHAEL LEGACY features international George Michael tribute artist Wayne Dilks together with his incredible 7 piece band and backing singers. A musical journey of 35 years of hit records from Wham to George’s solo career, the show and production are based upon the George Michael 25 live tour (also known as the 25th anniversary tour) Our show uses actual video footage from the 25 live tour displayed on our unique video wall, this is a first for any UK theatre show.

    Join us in celebration to the life of one of the world’s most successful male artists selling over 100 million records worldwide and encompassing 11 British number 1 singles, 8 British number 1 albums and 6 US number 1 singles in a spell binding spectacle of his songs.

    To produce a show that pays tribute to such a true musical legend and possibly the finest solo star Britain has ever produced takes huge dedication and commitment. Wayne Dilks has been performing the songs of George Michael for over 16 years and is internationally recognised as the closest in vocal, stage presence and look. So much so that he was invited to perform twice on ITV’s Stars in their eyes both in 2002 and again in the 2004 live tour shows.

    Wayne has appeared on countless radio stations for interviews in the UK and abroad and appeared on ITV’s Loose women in 2011 as a birthday surprise for presenter Kate Thornton. In the last couple of years his tribute show has reached new heights with shows in USA and Russia. In December 2014 on the 30th Anniversary of the Wham! hit “Last Christmas” he performed in Saas Fe, Switzerland which was the location for the iconic 1984 video.

    This amazing show is a celebration of 35 years of hit records and will take you on a journey from Georges early years with Wham to his successful solo career. Performing those everlasting hits such as “Club Tropicana”, “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go”, “I’m Your Man”, “Faith”, “Father Figure”, “Fast Love”, “Amazing” and “Outside”. Not forgetting the romantics, his tribute would not be complete without the timeless ballads like “Careless Whisper”, “A Different Corner” and “Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me”. If you are a fan please join us on a journey and celebrate the incredible legacy George left us all.

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  • Big Beats Little Feet

    Monday 22 October 2018 12:13pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 2.00pm

    Big Beats Little Feet

    Big Beats Little Feet presents… Kids vs Adults Silent Disco



    We are excited to be working with premium children's events company Big Beats Little Feet, as they bring their brand to Bedford Corn Exchange for the very first time.



    On Monday 22nd of October during half term, BBLF launch their first Bedford party with a Kids vs Adults Silent Disco! An immersive 3 hour event, you are given a pair of 3 channel headphones upon entry, with 3 DJs playing simultaneously – Choose what you want to listen to!



    Channel 1: Kids Disco 

    Channel 2: Adult Disco

    Channel 3: Party Classics



    On top of the Silent Disco, the venue will be full with other fun things for kids and big kids alike. Expect to see a Tuck Shop, (Eco) Glitter Parlour, Magicians, Balloon Modelers and much more. Entry price includes 'Little Feet Tokens', which are given to your tiny dancers upon entry – What they spend their tokens on is up to them!

     

    This event is suitable for 10 years and under – All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Parents to remain responsible for their children at all times. 



    This is a standing event – Tickets are on sale now from the box office: 01234 718044



    Mini Feet (Under 2's): £5

    Little Feet (3yrs – 10yrs): £12

    Big Feet (Adults): £10



    Please note, ticket prices will have booking fees.



    FAQ



    This is a family event, with the music being played at a safe level for little ears as recommended by health and safety guidelines, however due to the nature of the event, at times the event will still be loud. If your child has sensitive hearing it is advised to bring ear plugs/defenders.



    Adults are not permitted unless accompanied by a child.



    There is a licensed bar available at the event. 



    Buggy Park available – Buggies and Prams will need to be left at the entrance and not allowed into the dance floor. Buggies are left at owners risk,. Big Beats Little Feet is not responsible for any theft or damage.



    Photographers and videographers will be presentat the event and by purchasing a ticket you agree to us using photos/videos for promotional purposes



    Please be aware that limited seating will be available.



    There is wheelchair access at the venue. Please contact us directly if you have any queries. 



    Club style lighting rigs are used (no strobes) on the dancefloor. Baby slings and carriers are recommended for Tiny Feet.

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  • John Marsh, composer, performer, diarist

    Monday 22 October 2018 7:57pm

    Monday 22 October 7.30pm

    Illustrated talk on 18th century music making by Brian Robins, music historian.

    Arranged by the HA (Historical Association-Bedford).

    St Peter's Chapter House, St Peter's Church, De Parys Avenue, Bedford MK40 2TX

    Free to HA members. Others welcome with a donation.

    Details 07989 837819/01234 266839  

  • Philharmonia Orchestra: Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade

    Tuesday 23 October 2018 12:15pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 7.30pm

    Philharmonia Orchestra: Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade

    RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: SCHEHERAZADE

    MAYOR’S CONCERT

    Clemens Schuldt conductor

    Kit Armstrong piano

    AUDIENCE VOTE*

    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

    RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

    Conductor Clemens Schuldt opens the season with a piece chosen by you, the audience, and Beethoven’s mighty Emperor Concerto. Then it’s time to set sail on Sinbad’s ship as we hear Scheherazade’s tales from the Arabian Nights, told in music by Rimsky-Korsakov. One of his most glittering pieces, Scheherazade sweeps us along on a wave of lush sound, from the intimacy of ‘The Young Prince and Young Princess’, to the bold, bright colours of ‘Festival of Baghdad’.

    Priority booking opens to Friends of the Philharmonia Orchestra at 10am on Tuesday 17 April. Become a friend of the orchestra hereand access priority booking.

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  • The Little Mix Experience

    Wednesday 24 October 2018 12:18pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 6.00pm

    Back by popular demand after a sell-out show in 2017, the Little Mix Experience return to Bedford Corn Exchange for a half term treat - perfect for all the family.

    Little Mix Experience

    If you’re a fan of one of X Factor’s finest exports you’re sure to L.O.V.E. The Little Mix Experience!

    Four hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the UK’s finest Girl-Bands. With breath-taking dance moves, replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK, this is a high-energy show from beginning to end, packed with all of Little Mix’s greatest hits and suitable for all ages!

    Featuring songs such as DNA, Wings, Salute, Black Magic, Love Me Like You, Secret Love Song and many, many more.

    They look like Little Mix, They Sound like Little Mix, they are "The Little Mix Experience"

    This is a fully seated show.

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  • Four Hubs Youth Orchestra Concert

    Thursday 25 October 2018 12:21pm

    Venue: Main Auditorium – 7.00pm

    Four Hubs Youth Orchestra Concert

    A welcome return from the talented young musicians of the Bedfordshire Youth Concert and Symphony Orchestras. Both orchestras will showcase their work after an intensive four day course with conductors Catherine and Michael Rose. A concert not to be missed. 

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  • Bedford StrEAT Feast

    Friday 26 October 2018 11:15am

    Bedford StrEAT Feast – Riverside, Bedford

    Friday 28th September 2018 | 4-9pm

    Friday 26th October 2018 | 4-9pm

    Bedford Street Feast

    Great Food || Music || Alcohol || Child Friendly || Vegan & Veggie

    Traders to be announced over the next couple of weeks!

    StrEAT Feast will have an array of international flavours from established food trucks and caterers in the local area, coming together to celebrate good food and great company.

    So instead of ordering a take away or sitting on your sofa, why not come down to support your local town and invest in a new event that Bedford would like to see more of.

  • Show Me Love Live

    Friday 26 October 2018 12:22pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 8.00pm

    Show Me Love Live

    Show Me Love has kicked off its UK Tour to bring you the ultimate once in a lifetime clubbing experience. This multi-genre show offers the very best in UK Garage, Club Classics, Funky House, D&B, Old Skool, R&B, Hip-Hop, Dancehall, Trance, Trap & more!

    Show Me Love brings you Live Performances from the world’s best Head Liners from way back when, through the noughties and today! Special Guests include: DJ TRP, DJ Reza, DJ Luck and Mc Neat, Baby D with Let Me Be Your Fantasy and MC DT with We're Loving It, Loving It, Loving It.

    Couple this with the pioneering Show Me Love DJ’s playing a selection of your favourite Floor-Fillers for an atmosphere like no other!

    Be part of the UK's Biggest Touring Club Night and get ready to experience: Show Me Love!

    Line Up at Bedford Corn Exchange:

    DJ Luck & MC Neat

    Baby D

    MC DT

    DJ Trp

    DJ Reza

    Alec Pitman on sax

    18+

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  • Saturday Gallery Tours of The Young Turner Exhibition

    Saturday 27 October 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

  • The Battle of Bedford 2018

    Sunday 28 October 2018 12:24pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 12.00pm Midday

    The Battle of Bedford 2018

    The Independent Bodybuilding & Fitness event of the Year. Promoting local gyms, businesses and athletes.

    Held at the famous Corn Exchange in Bedford, having a long history of hosting Bodybuilding events.

    The Battle of Bedford brings to you a high quality and entertaining Bodybuilding & Fitness event like no other.

    Bringing together the very best in the industry, this is going to be the show of the year.

    NABBA & WABBA Pro guest posers.

    A WABBA International Universe qualifier to Portugal 2018.

    Highly experienced and independent WABBA judging panel.

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  • Friends Lecture: Ruth Broomhall - The Cambridge Seven

    Tuesday 30 October 2018 7:12pm

    Meetings start promptly at 7.30pm at The Higgins Bedford. Places are limited so please arrive promptly.

    Tickets – Friends £4, Guests £9

    In the mid-1880s, in one of the grand gestures of the 19th century missionary movement, seven young British men left their universities to devote their lives to spreading the word of God in China. Among the group were two members of Bedford’s Polhill family, and the celebrated England cricketer, C T Studd. National acclaim and the interest of Queen Victoria sent them on their way; Ruth Broomhall explains what became of them.

  • Autumn Grand Ball

    Wednesday 31 October 2018 12:31pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 2.00pm

    Autumn Grand Ball

    Autumn Grand Ball with afternoon Tea and live music for Ballroom dancing with your hostess Annie Seaborn.

    2.00 – 5.00 pm

    Annie has been running successful dance events for Bedford Corn Exchange for many years and is a qualified Ballroom dance teacher with a diploma in dance.

    Matthew Bason, talented organist and singer, will play strict tempo tunes for your dancing and listening pleasure.

    Even if you cannot dance you can still enjoy the elegant surroundings of the Main Auditorium (where Glen Miller played) and listen to the music. If you wish to learn to dance before the event then please contact Annie.

    Take advantage of a rare daytime opportunity to dress up with optional black tie/ cocktail dresses. All seats are allocated so please contact Annie if you would like to sit with friends. Special diets can be catered for if emailed in advance. For any further information regarding this event please contact our Ballroom Dance Expert:- Annie Seaborn AIDTA & Level 4  Diploma in Dance Teaching.

    01234 364690

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  • The Real Thing

    Friday 2 November 2018 12:35pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 7.30pm

    The Real Thing

    THE REAL THING

    FEEL THE FORCE TOUR 2018

    Following the sad passing of Eddy Amoo his brother Chris and Dave Smith have decided to continue as a duo backed by The Real Thing band.

    STILL LOOKING & SOUNDING GREAT

    Featuring million-selling hits including three No. 1 singles in the 70’s & 80’s

    ‘You to me are Everything’ ‘Can’t get by without you’ and ‘Feel the Force’

    Hear all the hits plus some fantastic covers such as ‘Ladies Night’ ‘Celebration’ ‘Good Times’ & ‘Ain’t no stopping us now’ in an action packed show.

    Multi-million selling soul band The Real Thing are  ready to give their much loved disco inspired hits a new lease of life with an extensive UK tour. Featuring the group’s three original vocalists Eddie Amoo, Chris Amoo and Dave Smith, along with their 5-piece band, the trio deliver a funky ‘in your face’ show with a strong ‘retro flavour’ with the band’s classic songs mixed with contemporary grooves.

    Celebrating the 40th anniversary of their debut hit single ‘You to Me Are Everything’, the Liverpool based trio boast three million selling hit singles including, ‘Can’t Get by Without You’, ‘Whenever You Want My Love’ and ‘Can You Feel the Force’, making them the UK’s best-selling black group of the late 70s.

    In 1986 ‘You to Me Are Everything’, ‘Can’t Get by Without You’ and ‘Can You Feel the Force’ were all remixed and became huge hits once again, thanks to their huge club following.

    In 2005, ‘Love's Such a Wonderful Thing’ was sampled by French dance outfit Daft Punk and re-titled ‘So Much Love to Give’. The same year the Freeloaders had a UK Top 10 single with ‘So Much Love to Give’ which featured The Real Thing resulting in the band charting across 3 decades.

    The Real Thing recently released ‘The Real Thing Live’ DVD and CD recorded at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool and celebrates 40 years on the road and includes the concert in full, new material and a cover of The Beatles song ‘Eleanor Rigby’.

    The band continue to tour up and down the country selling out venues including the Jazz Café, London and regularly perform at 70’s & 80’s festivals alongside such artists as Rick Astley, Boy George, Belinda Carlisle, Kool and the Gang and Chic.

    Commenting on The Real Thing’s success, singer Chris Amoo said, ‘There’s always going to be a sense of nostalgia about our music. It’s the sound track to so many people’s lives and that will never die.’

    Rows A and B include a meet & greet

    Chris and Dave are devastated by the loss of their brother and friend Eddy. They have been overwhelmed by the love and support of fans, colleagues, and the people of Liverpool.

    Chris and Dave have made the decision to continue The Real Thing's 2018 tour . All March dates are cancelled, but they will continue as a two-piece, with their live band, from  7 April and through 2018.

    Chris says "The fans' outpouring of support makes us realise how much love there is out there for The Real Thing, and we're doing this for them, and for Eddy, who was the greatest showman. It would have been Eddy's wish for us to carry on and still feel the force."

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  • Money For Nothing - Dire Straits Tribute

    Saturday 3 November 2018 1:11pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 8.00pm

    Money For Nothing - Dire Straits Tribute

    Europe’s #1 Dire Straits Show

    Money For Nothing is a tribute to the Dire Straits like no other before. Prepare to be captivated by the authentic sounds of one of the most successful rock bands of all time. 



    Money For Nothing is a show of the highest quality. Meticulous attention is paid to every detail, to faithfully recreate the distinct sound of Dire Straits in this unforgettable sonic spectacular. 



    During their career Dire Straits sold over 120 million albums and spent over a thousand weeks on the UK charts, ranking fifth all-time!



    Performing Money for Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Sultans of Swing, Private Investigations, Walk of Life, Brothers in Arms, So Far Away and many more much-loved classics drawn from six platinum albums.



    Featuring all of their legendary hits, audiences are treated to those soaring guitar solos and instantly recognisable riffs by an incredibly talented band in a musical encounter you will never forget.

    This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.

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  • The Bedford Vegan Fair

    Saturday 3 November 2018 5:21pm

    Saturday 3 November, 10.00am-4.30pm at The Harpur Suite, Bedford MK40 1LE

    Vegan Fair 2018 in Bedford

  • Sinatra, Sequins and Swing: The Capitol Years Live!

    Sunday 4 November 2018 1:12pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 3.00pm

    Sinatra, Sequins and Swing: The Capitol Years Live!

    Attention Sinatra & Big Band Swing fans, you will not want to miss the UK’s only show endorsed by President of Sinatra Music Society  & ultimate homage to Sinatra’s golden years of 1953-61.  This critically-acclaimed concert celebrates era’s legendary songs and iconic ‘50s Hollywood glamour with over 30 spectacular sounding classics like Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town), Night & Day, Lady Is A Tramp, Wee Small Hours, The Tender Trap, I’ve Got You Under My Skin & many more.  And if that wasn’t enough, also enjoy recreations of famous songs from Sinatra’s memorable films and TV specials, some timeless hits from his famous Capitol Records stablemates   Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald and Bobby Darin  a vocally mesmerising ‘Marilyn Monroe’ & plenty of fun in between.

    The show stars two of the most exciting and talented vocalists of this genre on the scene today, backed by the full-on-and-fabulous Capitol Orchestra (featuring all players drawn from Ronnie Scotts Jazz Orchestra/BBC Big Band/John Wilson Orchestra). The quality and charisma of the two vocal stars, Kevin Fitzsimmons and Kitty La Roar, has consistently mesmerised audiences worldwide. Similarly, the impact of the orchestra will hypnotise both newcomers and even most avid fans of the era delivering a level of authenticity second to none.  So get set for a brilliantly produced and highly-entertaining show by world class musicians and swing vocal stars.  But don’t just take our word for it…no lesser authority than Ken Barnes – the President of Sinatra Music Society and Sinatra family’s representative in Europe – said: “If you hear of ‘Sinatra, Sequins & Swing’ in your area be sure to see it. You won’t find a better evening entertainment anywhere”.

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  • Friends Lecture: Jovan Nicholson - Winifred Nicholson and the Liberation of Colour

    Tuesday 6 November 2018 7:13pm

    Meetings start promptly at 7.30pm at The Higgins Bedford. Places are limited so please arrive promptly.

    Tickets – Friends £4, Guests £9

    Winifred Nicholson (1893-1981) wanted, she said, ‘to paint pictures that can call down colours, so that a picture can be a lamp in one’s room, not merely a window’. Nicholson was profoundly interested in how prismatic colour transforms objects and their settings. The art historian, Jovan Nicholson, who is Winifred Nicholson’s grandson, explores this strand of her work.

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  • The Wicker Man

    Tuesday 6 November 2018 7:17pm

    8.00pm-9.45pm at Quarry Theatre at St Luke's

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

    The Wicker Man at the Quarry Theatre



    Four decades after its release in cinemas in 1973, the unique British cult classic The Wicker Man still holds an enduring fascination for audiences all over the world. In this 40th anniversary version of the film is presented as The Final Cut, a version which has never before been restored and never before been seen in UK cinemas. Approved by director Robin Hardy, The Final Cut is the finest and most complete version of The Wicker Man.



    A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rituals that take place there.



    There may be a sing-along in the bar before this screening!

     

  • Rich Hall's Hoedown

    Thursday 8 November 2018 1:14pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 8.00pm

    Rich Hall's Hoedown

    Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed new show begins its second leg of touring. There has never been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK. Hall’s precision dismantling of the tenuous relationship between two countries is as freewheeling and deadly accurate as ever. His BBC Four documentaries, most recently Rich Hall’s Countrier Than You and Rich Hall’s Presidential Grudge Match and BBC Radio 4 series Rich Hall’s (US Election) Breakdown have built him a new legion of followers, as has appearances on Have I Got News For You and QI. But if you’ve only ever seen Hall on TV, you’ve short-changed yourself.

    “As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show” (Scotland on Sunday)

    The Hoedown begins as a withering dissection of Trump’s America, but ends up being a celebration of Americana. There’s stand-up, improvised ballads, cracking good musicianship, and ultimately a hilarious, foot- stomping, sh*t-kicking good time to be had by all. Even if you don’t own a hoe.

    “Blissfully Funny” (Guardian)

    14+

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  • Bedfordshire Festival of Remembrance

    Friday 9 November 2018 1:15pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 7.30pm

    Bedfordshire Festival of Remembrance

    The Royal British Legion Bedfordshire welcomes you to a special performance to commemorate those who have lost their lives in conflicts past to say “Thank You”. This year, 100 years on, we invite you to come and join us to commemorate the end of The Great War-all who served, sacrificed and changed our world, for an evening of music, song, poetry and special memories.

    Performed by a 200 strong cast of choirs, Singers, Bag Pipers and Musicians, who are all volunteering their time, for an unforgettable evening. The performance will of course embrace the Act of Remembrance with time to reflect and give thanks to our fallen heroes.

    Music will include well known favourite's by The D Day Darlings, Bedford Pipe Band, Military Wives Choir along with the Bedford Chapel School Choir.

    All proceeds will go towards the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

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  • Music for Remembrance

    Tuesday 13 November 2018 7:54pm

    Tuesday 13 November 7.45pm, St Owens Church, Bromham

    Sunday 18 November 3.15pm, Christchurch, Bedford

    Conducted by Paul Edwards

    Further details 07762 589743. 

  • The Mersey Beatles

    Wednesday 14 November 2018 1:18pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 7.30pm

    The Mersey Beatles

    MERSEY BEATLESGET BACKTHE 2018 UK TOUR

    Fresh from shows in the USA, Australia, and Europe, the world’s favourite Liverpool-born Beatles tribute band – THE MERSEY BEATLES – are embarking on an historic UK Tour.

    The band’s GET BACK TOUR will play the same towns, cities and historic venues the original Fab Four rocked in the 1960s.

    THE MERSEY BEATLES have appeared on stage at Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club more than 600 times and have been playing to sell-out theatres around the world for almost 20 years.

    They brilliantly exude the inner and outer spirit of the original Fab Four, from the costumes, the instruments and, of course, the unmistakable live sound from The Cavern Club, Beatlemania to Sgt Pepper and beyond.

    This all new multi-media show will be a hit-packed celebration – from Love Me Do to Let It Be – of the most popular band the world has ever seen.

    So, Roll up! Roll up! for this very special Magical History Tour.

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  • Confetti & Chaos - The Immersive Wedding Reception Dining Experience

    Thursday 15 November 2018 1:20pm

    Venue: Main Auditorium – 7.00pm

    Confetti & Chaos - The Immersive Wedding Reception Dining Experience

    Interactive Theatre International presents:

    Confetti & Chaos

    – the worst wedding reception you’ll ever go to… and everyone is invited!

    A 5-star comedy with fun and mayhem bursting from the seams of a wedding dress, this mad immersive comedy from the makers of Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is coming your way, appearing in Bedford in November.

    From arrival through to seating, eating and dancing, audiences become part of a classic take on an English wedding reception… gone wildly wrong. At the happy couple’s surprise, not-so-civilised party, expect gatecrashers, misbehaving family, and secrets better left in the closet! Filled with comedy and chaos, the confetti-filled show features four performers playing nine characters in a whirlwind of laughter, love and tears. There’s even a 3-course meal, and maybe even some dancing!

    - ‘Pumped to bursting with energy, filled with hilarity and a riot of epic proportions, it is impossible not to fall madly in love with this immersive event.’ BroadwayWorld, Edinburgh Fringe 2018

    Confetti & Chaos is a totally immersive and highly improvised dining show written and produced by Australia’s Interactive Theatre International, the people behind the global smash hit, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience. It’s an original piece that features four phenomenal actors in multiple madcap roles; the cast for Bedford Corn Exchange features features Emma Packer, Otis Waby, Ben Hood and Danielle Briers.

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  • The Young Turner Curator’s Talk

    Thursday 15 November 2018 9:03pm

    On the 15th November, 2.30pm join the curator of The Young Turner, Helen Cobby, at The Higgins Bedford to explore Turner’s extensive connections and artistic output relating to Oxford and its nearby areas, the artist’s developing skill in handling perspective and architectural subjects, and possible influences on his work during the early part of his career. Booking is essential for this event and tickets will cost £5.70 with concessions at £4.60


    Turner

  • From The Jam - All Mod Cons 40th Anniversary and Greatest Hits Show

    Friday 16 November 2018 1:22pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 8.00pm

    From The Jam - All Mod Cons 40th Anniversary and Greatest Hits Show

    FROM THE JAMALL MOD CONS 40th ANNIVERSARY + GREATEST HITS SHOW

    Doors at 7.30pm

    2018 sees the 40th Anniversary of the release of ‘All Mod Cons’ the third album release by The Jam.

    Back for their another show at Bedford Corn Exchange following a sell-out show in 2017, this time round the band will be performing hits from the All Mod Cons album, including one of their most commercially successful singles, ‘Down In The Tube Station At Midnight’. British Invasion Pop influences run throughout the album, including the bands’ take on The Kinks’ ‘David Watts’. This show will see the band perform tracks from the iconic album, followed by a selection of the classic hits and great album tracks from across their fantastic catalogue.

    In 2000, Q magazine placed ‘All Mod Cons’ at Number 50 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever..

    The Jam had amazing chart success with 18 singles and 7 albums to make the top 40 in the United Kingdom from their debut in 1977 to their break up in 1982. Their last 5 albums were all top ten hits and their last 8 singles made it into the top 10.   Those attending this gig can expect to hear masses of classic Jam hits such as Down In The Tube Station At Midnight, Going Underground, Town Called Malice and The Modern World and many more…

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  • Bedford Choral Society - Haydn's Creation

    Saturday 17 November 2018 1:24pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 7.30pm

    Bedford Choral Society - Haydn's Creation

    Soloists

    Bethany Seymour (soprano)

    Joel Williams (tenor)

    Ben Bevan (bass)

    Conductor Ian Smith

    Haydn The Creation

    Possibly the best loved of Haydn's choral works 'The Creation' is a setting of the story from Genesis. From the opening 'Representation of Chaos', the blazing forth of light, the use of word painting to represent 'pain' and various animals, the events of the story are all depicted in marvellous musical imagination. Haydn's great theatrical sense permeates the whole of this work. If you are not familiar with this masterpiece of musical creation then this is a concert not to be missed. With three outstanding soloists to complete the line-up you are guaranteed a wonderful evening.

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  • Jim Davidson

    Sunday 18 November 2018 1:26pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 7.30pm

    Jim Davidson

    ‘On The Road Again’ Autumn 2018

    The people’s favourite comedian takes to ‘The Road Again’ with a brand-new show which promises to be the antidote to this ‘PC’ world we now live in. Guaranteed to be outrageous and as truthful as ever.

    ‘Boy does Jim know how to deliver his gospel.’…‘The audience could have stayed all night.’…‘He speaks with rare honesty.’

    5 Stars – The Express

  • Music for Remembrance

    Sunday 18 November 2018 7:55pm

    Tuesday 13 November 7.45pm, St Owens Church, Bromham

    Sunday 18 November 3.15pm, Christchurch, Bedford

    Conducted by Paul Edwards

    Further details 07762 589743. 

  • Philharmonia Orchestra: Youth & Beauty

    Tuesday 20 November 2018 1:27pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 7.30pm

    Philharmonia Orchestra: Youth & Beauty

    Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay violin/director

    Oliver Wass harp

    ALWYN Lyra Angelica, Concerto for

    harp and strings

    HAYDN Symphony No. 64

    SCHUBERT Symphony No. 3

    The harp takes centre stage in English composer William Alwyn’s magical concerto, Lyra Angelica (Angels’ Songs), performed by award-winning harpist Oliver Wass. At the heart of the concert there is the opportunity to hear Haydn’s Symphony No. 64: between the shifting moods of the exhilarating opening movement and the mercurial finale comes an expansive Largo exuding a sense of timelessness, and a stately Minuet and Trio. Haydn’s influence can then be heard in Schubert’s Symphony No. 3, written when he was just 18 and brimming with youthful vitality and invention.

    Priority booking opens to Friends of the Philharmonia Orchestra at 10am on Tuesday 17 April. Become a friend of the orchestra here and access priority booking.

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  • Russian National Ballet - Nutcracker

    Wednesday 21 November 2018 1:29pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 7.30pm

    Russian National Ballet - Nutcracker

    Russian National Ballet

    Presents

    The Nutcracker – An eternal seasonal favourite.

    Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky

    After the sold-out performances of Nutcracker last year, Russian National Ballet is back to the UK to delight you with beautiful production of Nutcracker Ballet. The Nutcracker - a delightful and kind fairy tale with a gemstone of Tchaikovsky's music.

    A nutcracker who may just be a handsome prince in disguise – prepare to enter a magical new world.

    The Christmas story is based on "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" written by E.T.A. Hoffmann. It tells the story of Marie, a rather sad little girl, whose godfather Drosselmeier gives her a Nutcracker doll as a present on Christmas Eve which turns into a prince and the magic starts…

    This is the ultimate and beautiful fairy-tale where goodness and beauty triumph.

    This eternal seasonal favourite will be an unforgettable journey during the run-up to Christmas and an ideal introduction to people of any age to the magic that is classical ballet.

    Wonderful treat full of glitter for the whole family!

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  • Sweet Caroline - A Tribute to Neil Diamond

    Thursday 22 November 2018 1:34pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 7.30pm

    Sweet Caroline - A Tribute to Neil Diamond

    Sweet Caroline – The ultimate tribute to Neil Diamond

    The good times never seemed so good… introducing Sweet Caroline, the ultimate tribute to Neil Diamond featuring Gary Ryan, as seen on ‘Stars in Their Eyes’.

    Taking it back to where it began, this musical journey celebrates 50 years of a legend. From Brooklyn to Hollywood, Neil Diamond has left a legacy of great songs which have been covered by every great vocalist. Spanning all genres from the Reggae of Red Red Wine, through the Country of Cracklin’ Rosie, and the Hollywood music of The Jazz Singer.

    From the producers of Fastlove and The Magic of Motown, celebrate the music that has endured through six generations as we bring you all things Diamond with a sensational live show. 

    Enjoy all the hits such as, Forever In Blue JeansAmerica and Love On The Rocks and of course, the unforgettable Sweet Caroline.

    This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.

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  • Love Bedford’s Christmas begins

    Thursday 22 November 2018 7:36pm

    Santa Claus and his reindeer help Christmas get under way at Bedford in the afternoon. Come on down to town.

    Join the Love Bedford-sponsored event, before darkness falls and then see the switching on of the Christmas lights, sponsored by BedfordBID businesses who finance Love Bedford events and activities.

    From 7pm onwards the fabulous fireworks display, again supported by Love Bedford, will take place along the river.

    Businesses do all they can to make Christmas magical in Bedford – be sure to support them by doing at least some of your seasonal shopping in the town.

    Love Bedford Christmas 2018

  • Totally Tina

    Friday 23 November 2018 1:35pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 7.30pm

    Totally Tina

    Tina Turner is a phenomenon having won 8 Grammies and sold over 200 million albums (not to mention more concert tickets than any other artist in a career lasting four decades).

    Totally Tina has been voted the UK’s official No 1 Tina Turner tribute for the past five years by the Agents Association of Great Britain. The Show brings the spectacle and energy of Tina’s live concerts to her fans, courtesy of talented Justine Riddoch and a superb cast of vocalists, musicians and dancers. Now an internationally-acclaimed production, Totally Tina features exciting set changes, flamboyant costumes, pulsating dance routines and the characteristic twists which make it a resounding hit with an army of fans here and overseas.  A brand new set for 2018 includes I Can’t Stand The RainTypical MaleUndercover Agent for the BluesI Don’t Wanna Lose YouHelpand Legs – all chosen by the Show’s fans at our request. These will be added to classic favourites like Nutbush City LimitsSimply The Best and What’s Love Got To Do With It? This Show will delight all ages and we guarantee you’ll leave the Theatre buzzing!

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  • Masterpieces Galore

    Saturday 24 November 2018 1:57pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 7.30pm

    Masterpieces Galore

    Soloist Rachel Nicholls (soprano)

    Conductor Michael Rose 

    Wagner Overture ‘The Mastersingers’

    Strauss Four Last Songs

    Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

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  • Bedford Christmas Fair 2018

    Saturday 24 November 2018 6:54pm

    When: Saturday 24 November 2018, 10.00am to 4.00pm

    Where: The Great Hall, Bedford School, MK40 2TT

    Cost: £4 per ticket, under-10s go free

    British Red Cross Christmas Fair in Bedford

  • Christmas Fair

    Saturday 24 November 2018 7:50pm

    Christmas Fair in aid of charities in the UK and abroad 10-4

    St Paul’s church, St Paul's Square, Bedford MK40 1SQ

    To book a stall contact 01234 340163 

    http://www.stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk/

  • Saturday Gallery Tours of The Young Turner Exhibition

    Saturday 24 November 2018 9:07pm

    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

  • Friends Lecture: Emma Mason - The Work of Robert Tavener (1920-2004)

    Tuesday 27 November 2018 7:13pm

    Meetings start promptly at 7.30pm at The Higgins Bedford. Places are limited so please arrive promptly.

    Tickets – Friends £4, Guests £9

    Robert Tavener’s own list of his favoured subject matter tells us much about the artist – ‘English Countryside and English Architecture. Shape, pattern, colour, texture, design… the underlying relationship with the past, of our landscape and building’. Emma Mason, who is a dealer in modern prints, will tell us about Robert Tavener.

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  • The Wizard of Oz

    Thursday 29 November 2018 1:58pm

    Venue: Main Auditorium – 7.30pm

    The Wizard of Oz

    After a tornado whisks away a young Kansas farm girl, Dorothy, to the magical land of OZ, she starts her quest to find the mighty Wizard of Oz who has the power to send her home. Along the way she meets a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion who help her on her journey. Including  many of the songs from the famous MGM musical.

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  • Ahir Shah

    Friday 30 November 2018 2:04pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Harpur Suite – 7.30pm

    Ahir Shah

    Ahir Shah returns with a new stand-up show about life and what comes after, death and what comes before, and Bohemian Rhapsody.



    Shah's last show, Control, enjoyed a critically-acclaimed Fringe run, culminating in a nomination for Best Show at the 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards. This was followed by a UK tour, including three weeks at London's Soho Theatre.

    “One of his generation’s most eloquent comic voices” **** Telegraph

    “A scope and wit about him that is exciting to behold” **** Times

    “Ratchets up the dismay to thermonuclear levels” **** Guardian

    • Sunday Times **** Scotsman **** List

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  • The Wizard of Oz

    Friday 30 November 2018 2:08pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 7.30pm

    The Wizard of Oz

    After a tornado whisks away a young Kansas farm girl, Dorothy, to the magical land of OZ, she starts her quest to find the mighty Wizard of Oz who has the power to send her home. Along the way she meets a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion who help her on her journey. Including  many of the songs from the famous MGM musical.

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  • The Wizard of Oz

    Saturday 1 December 2018 2:07pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 2.30pm

    The Wizard of Oz

    After a tornado whisks away a young Kansas farm girl, Dorothy, to the magical land of OZ, she starts her quest to find the mighty Wizard of Oz who has the power to send her home. Along the way she meets a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion who help her on her journey. Including  many of the songs from the famous MGM musical.

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  • The Wizard of Oz (evening)

    Saturday 1 December 2018 2:12pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 7.30pm

    The Wizard of Oz

    After a tornado whisks away a young Kansas farm girl, Dorothy, to the magical land of OZ, she starts her quest to find the mighty Wizard of Oz who has the power to send her home. Along the way she meets a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion who help her on her journey. Including  many of the songs from the famous MGM musical.

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  • Made in Bedford's Artisan Fair Christmas 2018

    Sunday 2 December 2018 7:33pm

    10.00am-4.00pm at Bedford Corn Exchange

    The twice yearly Artisan Fair is Bedford's largest local arts, crafts and produce fair. The Christmas Fair will take place at the Corn Exchange, Bedford on Sunday 2nd December from 10.00am-4.00pm. Admission is free. The best local artists, craftspeople and producers will be showcasing their work so this is an ideal opportunity to buy unique cards, gifts and decorations.

    After shopping visitors will be able to relax with a cup of locally ground coffee, homemade mince pies and cakes. Plenty of activities too, there'll be craft workshops and demonstrations. Festive cheer will be supplied by our amazing homemade mulled wine and local carol singers and musicians. A fabulously festive day out for all the family. Admission is free!

    Made in Bedford Christmas

  • Christmas Tree Festival 5-9 December

    Wednesday 5 December 2018 7:45pm

    Wednesday 5 December to Saturday 8 December (10am-5pm)

    Saturday Christingle Service (4.30pm)

    Sunday 9 December (12noon-4pm)

    St Paul's Church, St Paul's Square, Bedford MK40 1SQ

    Admission: £2.50, children 16 and under free. Refreshments available

    This will be the 18th year that the Festival has taken place in the centre of Bedford. It is now a firm favourite by many who see this as their start to Christmas to see our historic and beautiful St Paul’s Church lit by over 60 trees decorated by so many community groups, schools and firms. This year we are building on this tradition of community involvement by reflecting our diverse cultural identity in the 2018 theme…”Christmas Around the World”.

    Plans are already being made for evening concerts, competitions and of course the booking of our very special choirs of all ages who sing throughout each day and add to the Christmas magical atmosphere.

    A huge team of volunteers is always required to put on this Christmas Festival from helping to prepare the Church, manning the pay points, taking part or helping with the daily children’s and community concerts and not to forget the important sponsorship and decoration of trees. More information will be available in September but If you would like to help or want more information on how you can help please contact the Festival Chairman, Margaret Oakley on mboakley@hotmail.co.uk.

    Christmas Tree Festival

  • Legend - The Music of Bob Marley

    Friday 7 December 2018 2:15pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 8.00pm

    Legend - The Music of Bob Marley

    Reggae for the world

    When you think Reggae, there is only one name that comes to your mind. The legend that was Bob Marley.

    Legend, the music of Bob Marley is an unforgettable evening celebrating this musical icon in one fantastic stage show extravaganza. Combining his superb, distinctive vocals with flawless musicianship, and a supremely talented cast.

    Together they recreate the timeless hits Could You Be Loved, Is This Love, One Love, No Woman No Cry, Three Little Birds, Jammin’, Buffalo Soldier, Stir It Up, Get Up Stand Up, Exodus, Waiting in Vain, Satisfy My Soul, Iron Lion Zion, I Shot the Sheriff  and many more reggae classics.

    This two-hour rasta spectacular, showcasing the magic of Marley, will leave audiences on a natural high. Legend – The Music of Bob Marley captures the charisma and culture of an icon gone too soon.

    This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.

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  • Tom Allen

    Sunday 9 December 2018 2:17pm

    Venue: Bedford Corn Exchange Main Auditorium – 8.00pm

    Tom Allen

    Tom Allen: Absolutely Tour Extended

    ‘riotous stuff, perfectly delivered’ ★★★★ Scotsman

    Tom Allen’s unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling has seen him sell out shows all over the country. Due to phenomenal demand the tour has now been extended into the autumn of 2018.

    As seen on Mock The Week, The Royal Variety Performance, The Bake Off: The Professionals, Comedy Roast Battle, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Virtually Famous, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4’s Just a Minute.

    'Beguiling…the sky dexterity of his delivery has you hooked' The Telegraph

    'Gives the tradition of camp comedy a firmly 21st century twist' The Guardian

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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

  • 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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  • 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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  • Santa's Christmas Party (lunchtime)

    Thursday 20 December 2018 2:26pm

    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!

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  • Santa's Christmas Party (afternoon)

    Thursday 20 December 2018 2:29pm

    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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


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