Events in Bedford

P.B's Antiques and Collectables Fair

P.B's Antiques and Collectables Fair

Saturday 29 April 2017

Held in the historic church in the centre of Bedford, selling beautiful items in beautiful surroundings.

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Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Saturday 29 April 2017

Relax on the River as the sun goes down and enjoy your Fish & Chip supper on board the John Bunyan Boat

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White Light

White Light

Saturday 29 April 2017

Live music at The Kings Arms

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150th Anniversary of Bedford Choral Society

150th Anniversary of Bedford Choral Society

Sunday 30 April 2017

At Bedford Corn Exchange

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Live Music Sunday

Live Music Sunday

Sunday 30 April 2017

Live music at The Standard

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Letter Writing Competition

Letter Writing Competition

Monday 1 May 2017

A writing competition for all children and young people of school age: 5-18

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Jazz Night: Rob Barron & Sam Braysher

Jazz Night: Rob Barron & Sam Braysher

Monday 1 May 2017

Come and enjoy an evening of jazz standards played and selected by an ever changing line up of musicians

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Classical concerts are held every Tuesday at St Pauls Church, with free admission.

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Every Brilliant Thing

Every Brilliant Thing

Tuesday 2 May 2017

“A piece that demonstrates why life is worth living… you’ll leave feeling elated.”
★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN

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Art Workshops

Art Workshops

Wednesday 3 May 2017

Turn up and learn something new!

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Open Mic at Meatcure

Open Mic at Meatcure

Wednesday 3 May 2017

Open mic night at Meatcure

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Brooks Annual Hair & Beauty Show 2017

Brooks Annual Hair & Beauty Show 2017

Thursday 4 May 2017

This year’s theme: MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU
Tickets available from the Central Box Office

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William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play

William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play

Friday 5 May 2017

The Reduced Shakespeare Company are back with another breathtakingly hilarious celebration of our cultural heritage

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Bedford Amateur Regatta

Bedford Amateur Regatta

Saturday 6 May 2017

Bedford Amateur Regatta founded in 1853 brings competitive rowing to the picturesque River Great Ouse in Bedford and is one of the largest single day river regatta in the country.

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Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Saturday 6 May 2017

Relax on the River as the sun goes down and enjoy your Fish & Chip supper on board the John Bunyan Boat.

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Bootleg Zoo

Bootleg Zoo

Saturday 6 May 2017

Live music at The Kings Arms

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Brenda LaBeau

Brenda LaBeau

Saturday 6 May 2017

Cabaret at The Barley Mow

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I Never Knew That

I Never Knew That

Sunday 7 May 2017

This walk will give you answers to those questions you had about the town but didn’t know who to ask.

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Jazz Night: Ralph Wyld & Will Barry

Jazz Night: Ralph Wyld & Will Barry

Monday 8 May 2017

Come and enjoy an evening of jazz standards played and selected by an ever changing line up of musicians

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts

Tuesday 9 May 2017

Classical concerts are held every Tuesday at St Pauls Church, with free admission.

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Art Workshops

Art Workshops

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Turn up and learn something new!

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Amazing Adventures with Hurtigruten

Amazing Adventures with Hurtigruten

Thursday 11 May 2017

Come & meet the experts at our informal get-together & find out more about The Arctic – Antarctica – Greenland – Norway – Norwegian Coastal Voyage – Northern Lights – Spitsbergen & more

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Body, Spirit & Mind

Body, Spirit & Mind

Thursday 11 May 2017

Holistic therapies, tarot, runes & psychic readings, beauty treatments, stalls and refreshments

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National Theatre Live: Obsession

National Theatre Live: Obsession

Thursday 11 May 2017

Jude Law stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London.

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Dominic Kirwan and friends

Dominic Kirwan and friends

Friday 12 May 2017

Omagh singer Dominic Kirwan remains one of the most popular singers touring, performing and recording with a fan base of all ages throughout the world.

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Sunset Cruise on the Ouse

Sunset Cruise on the Ouse

Saturday 13 May 2017

Enjoy a leisurely evening cruise on The River Ouse with Champagne and canapés

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The Cartel

The Cartel

Saturday 13 May 2017

Live music at The Kings Arms

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The Life and Times of John Bunyan

The Life and Times of John Bunyan

Sunday 14 May 2017

Follow in the footsteps of the “Immortal Tinker” and author of “The Pilgrims Progress”

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Affinity Annual Charity Champagne Afternoon Tea

Affinity Annual Charity Champagne Afternoon Tea

Sunday 14 May 2017

Champagne afternoon tea and fashion show in aid of Cancer Research.

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Jazz Night: Vittorio Mura

Jazz Night: Vittorio Mura

Monday 15 May 2017

Come and enjoy an evening of jazz standards played and selected by an ever changing line up of musicians

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Classical concerts are held every Tuesday at St Pauls Church, with free admission.

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Cowper and His Hares

Cowper and His Hares

Tuesday 16 May 2017

A Higgins Lecture: Respected poet William Cowper and how 3 hares became an important part of his life

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Art Workshops

Art Workshops

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Turn up and learn something new!

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National Theatre Live: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

National Theatre Live: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Thursday 18 May 2017

Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots in Edward Albee’s play, broadcast live from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

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Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Friday 19 May 2017

Relax on the River as the sun goes down and enjoy your Fish & Chip supper on board

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Reginald D Hunter

Reginald D Hunter

Friday 19 May 2017

Reginald D Hunter returns to the UK in 2017 with his highly anticipated brand new show following a hugely successful performing across Europe.

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Extravaganza Bedford

Extravaganza Bedford

Friday 19 May 2017

The biggest Burlesque & Drag legends from around the world are united for one night only at Empire

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The BedPop Repair Shop

The BedPop Repair Shop

Saturday 20 May 2017

Got something that’s broken, that you think could be repaired?

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Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Saturday 20 May 2017

Summertime afternoon tea cruises, including a 2-hour boat trip with traditional afternoon tea:

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Cross-Border Inspirations

Cross-Border Inspirations

Saturday 20 May 2017

Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra

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Shappi Khorsandi:

Shappi Khorsandi: "Oh My Country!"

Saturday 20 May 2017

Shappi is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of her arrival in Britain. She’s reclaiming patriotism and sending a love letter to her adopted land.

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The Informers

The Informers

Saturday 20 May 2017

Live music at The Kings Arms

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Drag With No Name

Drag With No Name

Saturday 20 May 2017

Cabaret at The Barley Mow

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World War II Bedford

World War II Bedford

Sunday 21 May 2017

Hear about Bedford’s wartime secrets, many of them only recently revealed.

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Jazz Night: Tina May

Jazz Night: Tina May

Monday 22 May 2017

Come and enjoy an evening of jazz standards played and selected by an ever changing line up of musicians

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Classical concerts are held every Tuesday at St Pauls Church, with free admission.

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Art Workshops

Art Workshops

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Turn up and learn something new!

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24th & 25th May: The Red Shoes

24th & 25th May: The Red Shoes

Thursday 25 May 2017

This ensemble performance, combining dance and theatre, will immerse the audience in the menace and imagination of one of the great fairy tales.

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Count Arthur Strong - The Sound of Mucus

Count Arthur Strong - The Sound of Mucus

Thursday 25 May 2017

Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember.

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Bygone Bedford - The High Street

Bygone Bedford - The High Street

Friday 26 May 2017

How the High Street has changed. A Down Memory Lane event.

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‘The Boss UK’ - Bruce Springsteen tribute

‘The Boss UK’ - Bruce Springsteen tribute

Saturday 27 May 2017

This band of world-class musicians has risen rapidly to wide critical acclaim becoming the World’s Official No.1 Springsteen tribute.

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Chromes

Chromes

Saturday 27 May 2017

Live music at The Kings Arms

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Who Lived in a House Like That?

Who Lived in a House Like That?

Sunday 28 May 2017

Hear about some of our oldest houses, the fascinating characters who designed them and families whose homes they were.

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Three Half Pints: The Three Musketeers

Three Half Pints: The Three Musketeers

Sunday 28 May 2017

Chaos, mayhem and stupidity reign supreme as children’s comedy trio the Three Half Pints swish their swords in their most ridiculous adventure yet!

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Jazz Night: Pete Horsfall

Jazz Night: Pete Horsfall

Monday 29 May 2017

Come and enjoy an evening of jazz standards played and selected by an ever changing line up of musicians

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Classical concerts are held every Tuesday at St Pauls Church, with free admission.

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High Street Showcase

High Street Showcase

Saturday 3 June 2017

Bedford’s High Street spectacular is back! More details soon…

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Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Saturday 3 June 2017

Summertime afternoon tea cruises, including a 2-hour boat trip with traditional afternoon tea

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Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Saturday 3 June 2017

Relax on the River as the sun goes down and enjoy your Fish & Chip supper on board

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The Rise and Fall of Bedford Castle

The Rise and Fall of Bedford Castle

Sunday 4 June 2017

View the site where Bedford’s motte and bailey castle stood, and hear why it is no more!

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Letter Writing Competition

Letter Writing Competition

Monday 5 June 2017

A writing competition for all children and young people of school age: 5-18

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts

Tuesday 6 June 2017

Classical concerts are held every Tuesday at St Pauls Church, with free admission.

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Tom Syson Sextet Album Launch Event

Tom Syson Sextet Album Launch Event

Friday 9 June 2017

The ‘Tom Syson Sextet’ will be releasing their highly anticipated debut album ‘Green’ at this event, so it is set to be an exciting evening!

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China, Japan & Asia

China, Japan & Asia

Saturday 10 June 2017

Authentic tours & experiences with Wendy Wu Tours

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Classical concerts are held every Tuesday at St Pauls Church, with free admission.

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Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Friday 16 June 2017

Relax on the River as the sun goes down and enjoy your Fish & Chip supper on board

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BedPop Record Shop at The Higgins

BedPop Record Shop at The Higgins

Saturday 17 June 2017

Live music and vinyl record sellers at The Higgins, Castle Lane, Bedford.

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Junior Jungle

Junior Jungle

Saturday 17 June 2017

Join Junior Jungle for the biggest, bestest family rave on the planet. If you love Phat beats, If you love raving with your kids then come and spread the love with us.

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Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Saturday 17 June 2017

Summertime afternoon tea cruises, including a 2-hour boat trip with traditional afternoon tea

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts

Tuesday 20 June 2017

Classical concerts are held every Tuesday at St Pauls Church, with free admission.

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Sunset Cruise on the Ouse

Sunset Cruise on the Ouse

Saturday 24 June 2017

Enjoy a leisurely evening cruise on The River Ouse with Champagne and canapés

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Who Lived in a House Like That?

Who Lived in a House Like That?

Sunday 25 June 2017

Hear about some of our oldest houses, the fascinating characters who designed them and families whose homes they were.

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts

Tuesday 27 June 2017

Classical concerts are held every Tuesday at St Pauls Church, with free admission.

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Sunset Cruise on the Ouse

Sunset Cruise on the Ouse

Saturday 1 July 2017

Enjoy a leisurely evening cruise on The River Ouse with Champagne and canapés

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I Never Knew That

I Never Knew That

Sunday 2 July 2017

This walk will give you answers to those questions you had about the town but didn’t know who to ask.

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Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Saturday 8 July 2017

Summertime afternoon tea cruises, including a 2-hour boat trip with traditional afternoon tea

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Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Saturday 8 July 2017

Relax on the River as the sun goes down and enjoy your Fish & Chip supper on board

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I Never Knew That

I Never Knew That

Sunday 9 July 2017

This walk will give you answers to those questions you had about the town but didn’t know who to ask.

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Safari Saturday

Safari Saturday

Saturday 15 July 2017

With Somak Holidays & G Adventures

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Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Saturday 22 July 2017

Summertime afternoon tea cruises, including a 2-hour boat trip with traditional afternoon tea

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Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Saturday 22 July 2017

Relax on the River as the sun goes down and enjoy your Fish & Chip supper on board

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Love Bedford Day

Love Bedford Day

Sunday 23 July 2017

A fantastic family day full of FREE exciting activities. Roller rink, step ‘Back to the Future’ in the Delorean, play some Giant ‘retro’ games, meet Danger Mouse, listen to the Very Hungry Caterpillar story, plus watch live acts on stage!

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Sunset Cruise on the Ouse

Sunset Cruise on the Ouse

Saturday 5 August 2017

Enjoy a leisurely evening cruise on The River Ouse with Champagne and canapés

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Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Saturday 12 August 2017

Summertime afternoon tea cruises, including a 2-hour boat trip with traditional afternoon tea

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Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Saturday 12 August 2017

Relax on the River as the sun goes down and enjoy your Fish & Chip supper on board

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Who Lived in a House Like That?

Who Lived in a House Like That?

Sunday 20 August 2017

Hear about some of our oldest houses, the fascinating characters who designed them and families whose homes they were.

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Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Saturday 26 August 2017

Summertime afternoon tea cruises, including a 2-hour boat trip with traditional afternoon tea

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Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Saturday 26 August 2017

Relax on the River as the sun goes down and enjoy your Fish & Chip supper on board

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Sunset Cruise on the Ouse

Sunset Cruise on the Ouse

Saturday 2 September 2017

Enjoy a leisurely evening cruise on The River Ouse with Champagne and canapés

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Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Saturday 16 September 2017

Summertime afternoon tea cruises, including a 2-hour boat trip with traditional afternoon tea

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Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Saturday 16 September 2017

Relax on the River as the sun goes down and enjoy your Fish & Chip supper on board

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Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Saturday 30 September 2017

Relax on the River as the sun goes down and enjoy your Fish & Chip supper on board

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Back-roads Touring

Back-roads Touring

Thursday 5 October 2017

Europe & UK Small Group Touring

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