Events in Bedford

How to do it all

How to do it all

Thursday 24 May 2018

If you’ve ever wondered how some businesses owners appear to effortlessly build a business and a family at the same time, then you might like to go along to the workshop ‘How to do it all and still have time for a life’.

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The Amazing Bubble Man

The Amazing Bubble Man

Thursday 24 May 2018

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles.

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Andy Hamilton: Change Management

Andy Hamilton: Change Management

Thursday 24 May 2018

Award winning comedian and comedy writer ANDY HAMILTON is back with a brand new solo stage show.

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Meet the Brewer

Meet the Brewer

Thursday 24 May 2018

Mini beer masterclasses, free tastings and 2 pint steins just £7 all night!

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AbFab The Comedy Dining Experience

AbFab The Comedy Dining Experience

Friday 25 May 2018

Three of the best actresses in the land give a performance that will not be forgotten, adult humour is involved.

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Salsa Picante

Salsa Picante

Friday 25 May 2018

Dance school every Friday – all levels welcome!

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Scallywags + Support

Scallywags + Support

Friday 25 May 2018

Indie rock and roll band playing the likes of Blur, The Killers, Oasis, classics from the 60s/80s/90s and much more!

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Lego Club

Lego Club

Saturday 26 May 2018

Love Lego? Come along to Bedford Library and get building!

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Elmer Day

Elmer Day

Saturday 26 May 2018

Come along and join the fun as we celebrate Elmer Day!

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Breaking the Stigma Open Day

Breaking the Stigma Open Day

Saturday 26 May 2018

A series of activities including open-mic live music and poetry, art workshops, yoga, table-tennis and information stalls.

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Swan Hotel Evening Cruise

Swan Hotel Evening Cruise

Saturday 26 May 2018

Sunset Champagne & canapes cruise with full bar on board the John Bunyan Boat, hosted by the Swan Hotel.

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Live music from Joyrider

Live music from Joyrider

Saturday 26 May 2018

An evening of live music with Joyrider playing hits from the 60’s to present.

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Last Resort

Last Resort

Saturday 26 May 2018

Live music at The Kings Arms

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Prosecco Brunch Party

Prosecco Brunch Party

Sunday 27 May 2018

The very popular Prosecco Brunch Party returns with DJ Lito & DVS (Vibin’ Essentials)

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Sunday Afternoon Cruise

Sunday Afternoon Cruise

Sunday 27 May 2018

Cruise upriver as far as Kempston Mill before returning.

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Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Sunday 27 May 2018

Serving roasts from midday – when they’re gone they’re gone

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The Pad Presents: The Skids + Spear of Destiny

The Pad Presents: The Skids + Spear of Destiny

Sunday 27 May 2018

The Skids first tour in 40 years plus special guests Spear of Destiny

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Spring Bank Holiday Cruises

Spring Bank Holiday Cruises

Monday 28 May 2018

45 minute river cruises throughout the day, departing from Sovereigns Quay, next to Riverside Bedford.

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Under the Sea Storytime and Craft

Under the Sea Storytime and Craft

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Come along to Bedford Library for an under the sea story followed by a fun craft

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Vladislav Mikhalchuk

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Vladislav Mikhalchuk

Tuesday 29 May 2018

The series of concerts features many of the best young pianists and instrumentalists in the UK.

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Bawden's Beasts

Bawden's Beasts

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Explore with Kevin the Platypus
There is so much to discover at The Higgins Bedford- Take part in our popular family activities and explore with Kevin

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Lego, Colouring and Puzzles

Lego, Colouring and Puzzles

Tuesday 29 May 2018

There’s loads to do with these fun activities. Come along and join in.

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An Introduction to Celebrating Women of Bedfordshire

An Introduction to Celebrating Women of Bedfordshire

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Join Lydia Saul Keeper of Social History for an introductory tour of the Celebrating Women of Bedfordshire exhibition

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Hats off to Higgins!

Hats off to Higgins!

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Explore with Kevin the Platypus
There is so much to discover at The Higgins Bedford- Take part in our popular family activities and explore with Kevin

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Funky Fish Craft

Funky Fish Craft

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Drop in for this fun funky fish craft.

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World Cup Roadshow

World Cup Roadshow

Wednesday 30 May 2018

2 England Legends come to The Bedford Corn Exchange to talk about their brilliant careers in football

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RhymeTime

RhymeTime

Thursday 31 May 2018

RhymeTime for the under-5’s.

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Discover a unique way of river cruising with Uniworld

Discover a unique way of river cruising with Uniworld

Thursday 31 May 2018

Join Select Travel for a glass of bubbly and nibbles, and meet the experts from Uniworld.

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Under the Sea Mask Craft

Under the Sea Mask Craft

Thursday 31 May 2018

Join us at Bedford Central Library to make an under the sea mask.

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Meet the Brewer

Meet the Brewer

Thursday 31 May 2018

Mini beer masterclasses, free tastings and 2 pint steins just £7 all night!

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Prehistoric Pencil Cases

Prehistoric Pencil Cases

Friday 1 June 2018

Explore with Kevin the Platypus
There is so much to discover at The Higgins Bedford- Take part in our popular family activities and explore with Kevin

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Sea Life Window Decoration Craft

Sea Life Window Decoration Craft

Friday 1 June 2018

Drop in to Bedford Central Library and make a colourful sea life window decoration to take home.

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Salsa Picante

Salsa Picante

Friday 1 June 2018

Dance school every Friday – all levels welcome!

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Richard Herring: Oh Frig, I'm 50!

Richard Herring: Oh Frig, I'm 50!

Friday 1 June 2018

Richard Herring gets to the half century (against all odds) and looks at how his life has changed in the last decade

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Felt Making Workshop

Felt Making Workshop

Saturday 2 June 2018

Learn something new at The Basement @ Bunyan: Needle Felted Landscapes

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Lego Club

Lego Club

Saturday 2 June 2018

Love Lego? Come along and get building!

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Lucky Dip Crafts

Lucky Dip Crafts

Saturday 2 June 2018

Come along and catch up with any crafts you may have missed at Bedford Central Library

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Bedford's Big High Street Showcase 2018

Bedford's Big High Street Showcase 2018

Saturday 2 June 2018

Celebrating and promoting local traders, and showcasing the best of Bedford and local businesses, along with live music and dance, children’s activities and much more.

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Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Saturday 2 June 2018

Relax on the river with a fish & chip supper on board the John Bunyan boat.

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Sunday Afternoon Cruise

Sunday Afternoon Cruise

Sunday 3 June 2018

Cruise upriver as far as Kempston Mill before returning.

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Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Sunday 3 June 2018

Serving roasts from midday – when they’re gone they’re gone

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Joe Lycett: I'm About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett

Joe Lycett: I'm About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett

Sunday 3 June 2018

Pop in and see Joe Lycett on his brand new stand-up tour, where he’ll be sharing jokes, paintings and some of the pathetic internet trolling he’s been up to recently.

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Writing Competition

Writing Competition

Monday 4 June 2018

A writing competition for all children of school age: 5-16
Competition closes 4th June.

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Citizens Advice Recruitment Event

Citizens Advice Recruitment Event

Thursday 7 June 2018

Volunteering opportunities at Bedford Citizens Advice Bureau

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Meet the Brewer

Meet the Brewer

Thursday 7 June 2018

Mini beer masterclasses, free tastings and 2 pint steins just £7 all night!

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Salsa Picante

Salsa Picante

Friday 8 June 2018

Dance school every Friday – all levels welcome!

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Chris Ramsey Live 2018

Chris Ramsey Live 2018

Friday 8 June 2018

(The just happy to get out of the house tour)

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9th & 10th Jun: Bedford International Kite Festival

9th & 10th Jun: Bedford International Kite Festival

Saturday 9 June 2018

Showcasing kites from the four corners of the globe and a whole host of other attractions

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Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Sunday 10 June 2018

Serving roasts from midday – when they’re gone they’re gone

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9th & 10th Jun: Bedford International Kite Festival

9th & 10th Jun: Bedford International Kite Festival

Sunday 10 June 2018

Showcasing kites from the four corners of the globe and a whole host of other attractions

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11th - 14th Jun: Sing Out Play Out

11th - 14th Jun: Sing Out Play Out

Monday 11 June 2018

Come and join us as we raise the roof with 100s of children’s voices from a number of Central Bedfordshire schools over four evenings.

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Singalong at St. Paul’s

Singalong at St. Paul’s

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Singalong at St. Paul’s for pre school children with their carers.

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Thursday Afternoon Cruises

Thursday Afternoon Cruises

Thursday 14 June 2018

Cruise under the historic Town Bridge and along the tranquil river to Cardington Lock.

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11th - 14th Jun: Sing Out Play Out

11th - 14th Jun: Sing Out Play Out

Thursday 14 June 2018

Come and join us as we raise the roof with 100s of children’s voices from a number of Central Bedfordshire schools over four evenings.

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Meet the Brewer

Meet the Brewer

Thursday 14 June 2018

Mini beer masterclasses, free tastings and 2 pint steins just £7 all night!

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Salsa Picante

Salsa Picante

Friday 15 June 2018

Dance school every Friday – all levels welcome!

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Taste Bedford 2018

Taste Bedford 2018

Saturday 16 June 2018

A free celebration of food and music on the embankment showcasing unique culinary experiences, local producers’ stalls, live music on the Victorian bandstand, a Food Theatre and a pop up pub from Charles Wells.

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Only Fools and 3 Courses

Only Fools and 3 Courses

Saturday 16 June 2018

Join us for the Dinner event of the year, which combines fine food and Comedy action, served up ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES style.

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Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Sunday 17 June 2018

Serving roasts from midday – when they’re gone they’re gone

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Thursday Afternoon Cruises

Thursday Afternoon Cruises

Thursday 21 June 2018

Cruise under the historic Town Bridge and along the tranquil river to Cardington Lock.

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The Magic of Motown

The Magic of Motown

Thursday 21 June 2018

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town!

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Meet the Brewer

Meet the Brewer

Thursday 21 June 2018

Mini beer masterclasses, free tastings and 2 pint steins just £7 all night!

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22nd - 24th Jun: Pole to Pole Exhibition

22nd - 24th Jun: Pole to Pole Exhibition

Friday 22 June 2018

An exhibition of landscapes and wildlife photography by Ursula Clare Franklin

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Salsa Picante

Salsa Picante

Friday 22 June 2018

Dance school every Friday – all levels welcome!

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Supper with Music

Supper with Music

Friday 22 June 2018

Supper with music from Cantamus Chamber choir as part of the Pole to Pole Photographic Exhibition

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Jive Talkin: The Bee Gees

Jive Talkin: The Bee Gees

Friday 22 June 2018

Jive Talkin are not simply another Bee Gees Tribute Band, they are THE very best Bee Gees Tribute Band.

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Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Saturday 23 June 2018

Relax on the river with a fish & chip supper on board the John Bunyan boat.

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Sunday Afternoon Cruise

Sunday Afternoon Cruise

Sunday 24 June 2018

Cruise upriver as far as Kempston Mill before returning.

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22nd - 24th Jun: Pole to Pole Exhibition

22nd - 24th Jun: Pole to Pole Exhibition

Sunday 24 June 2018

An exhibition of landscapes and wildlife photography by Ursula Clare Franklin

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Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Sunday 24 June 2018

Serving roasts from midday – when they’re gone they’re gone

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Fastlove - George Michael Tribute

Fastlove - George Michael Tribute

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Relive the passion, the flair, and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this incredible concert sensation.

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Thursday Afternoon Cruises

Thursday Afternoon Cruises

Thursday 28 June 2018

Cruise under the historic Town Bridge along the tranquil river to Cardington Lock.

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Meet the Brewer

Meet the Brewer

Thursday 28 June 2018

Mini beer masterclasses, free tastings and 2 pint steins just £7 all night!

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I'm Still Standing - The Elton John Story

I'm Still Standing - The Elton John Story

Saturday 30 June 2018

I’m Still Standing – The Elton John Story will have you singing and dancing all night long!

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Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Sunday 1 July 2018

Serving roasts from midday – when they’re gone they’re gone

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Bedford Flea

Bedford Flea

Sunday 8 July 2018

With an eclectic range of stall-holders, there will be lots to browse and buy, from collectables to vintage, records to books, antiques to jewellery.

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Singalong at St Pauls

Singalong at St Pauls

Wednesday 11 July 2018

Singalong at St. Paul’s for pre school children with their carers.

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Bedford River Festival

Bedford River Festival

Saturday 14 July 2018

The award winning Bedford River Festival will return for a 40th anniversary event on 14th and 15th July

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Bedford River Festival

Bedford River Festival

Sunday 15 July 2018

The award winning Bedford River Festival will return for a 40th anniversary event on 14th and 15th July

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18th - 22nd Jul: Bedfringe 2018

18th - 22nd Jul: Bedfringe 2018

Wednesday 18 July 2018

From 18th – 22nd July we will host over 50 events exclusively at The Quarry Theatre, Bedford.

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18th - 22nd Jul: Bedfringe 2018

18th - 22nd Jul: Bedfringe 2018

Sunday 22 July 2018

From 18th – 22nd July we will host over 50 events exclusively at The Quarry Theatre, Bedford.

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1st & 2nd Sep: NICE Comic Convention

1st & 2nd Sep: NICE Comic Convention

Saturday 1 September 2018

NICE is the UK’s most relaxed comic convention. Come and meet the stars of the comic book world and spend some time in the beautiful market town of Bedford.

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1st & 2nd Sep: NICE Comic Convention

1st & 2nd Sep: NICE Comic Convention

Sunday 2 September 2018

NICE is the UK’s most relaxed comic convention. Come and meet the stars of the comic book world and spend some time in the beautiful market town of Bedford.

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Bedford Flea

Bedford Flea

Sunday 16 September 2018

With an eclectic range of stall-holders, there will be lots to browse and buy, from collectables to vintage, records to books, antiques to jewellery.

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10 Mar - 23 Sep: Celebrating Women of Bedfordshire

10 Mar - 23 Sep: Celebrating Women of Bedfordshire

Sunday 23 September 2018

From aviators to opera singers, designers to engineers, and rugby players to Suffragettes Bedfordshire has a long history of great women.

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