Events in Bedford

Bedford Record Fair

Bedford Record Fair

Saturday 21 October 2017

A lovely, busy Record Fair with traders from across the UK

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Don't Dribble on the Dragon

Don't Dribble on the Dragon

Saturday 21 October 2017

Tom is a toddler with a cool older brother, a secret dragon… and a dribbling problem that just won’t stop!

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Lipstick On Your Collar

Lipstick On Your Collar

Saturday 21 October 2017

Step back in time to the golden era of music where the jukebox roared and feet didn’t touch the floor

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Life of Riley

Life of Riley

Saturday 21 October 2017

Live music at The Kings Arms

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Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Sunday 22 October 2017

Serving roasts from midday (when they’re gone they’re gone)

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POP DIVAS – Live!

POP DIVAS – Live!

Sunday 22 October 2017

Little Mix / Katy Perry / Adele / Meghan Trainor / Ariana Grande / Taylor Swift / Rihanna

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23rd-29th Oct: Explore Learning in the Harpur Centre

23rd-29th Oct: Explore Learning in the Harpur Centre

Monday 23 October 2017

Explore Learning works with many of the local schools, running workshops and competitions throughout the year.

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Brewhouse & Kitchen Quiz Night

Brewhouse & Kitchen Quiz Night

Monday 23 October 2017

Gather your team and take part in the BHK quiz at 8pm. Prizes to be won and beer to be drunk…

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24th Oct-4th Nov: Pride Inspiration Hope

24th Oct-4th Nov: Pride Inspiration Hope

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Exhibition of The Journey from Bunyan to the Brickworks at The Basement at Bunyan

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Trio Sonorite

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Trio Sonorite

Tuesday 24 October 2017

The Lunchtime Concert Series has given opportunities to young student musicians to perform in a professional environment.

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Crafty's Creepy Castle Show

Crafty's Creepy Castle Show

Tuesday 24 October 2017

From the team behind Marty MacDonald’s Farm and The Santa Shows comes the spookiest Trick Or Treat show ever…

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Family Tree Prints

Family Tree Prints

Tuesday 24 October 2017

October half term is jam packed with tree-rrific family activities at The Higgins Bedford.

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Ballroom Dance Club

Ballroom Dance Club

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Free admission and refreshments to buy. Everyone is welcome and you don’t have to be able to dance!

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Tree Portraits

Tree Portraits

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Join local artist Lisa Tilley for a free drop-in art activity inspired by the beautiful paintings of trees in A Walk in the Woods.

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Grand Autumn Ball 2017

Grand Autumn Ball 2017

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Join Annie & Andy and dance to Live music by popular organist and singer Mathew Bason.

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26th-29th Oct: Beer Festival at The Swan

26th-29th Oct: Beer Festival at The Swan

Thursday 26 October 2017

Bedford Swan Hotel’s annual beer festival returns from 26th – 29th October

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The Twins Macabre

The Twins Macabre

Thursday 26 October 2017

As seen on BBC3’s ‘Live at the Electric’ and BBC Radio 4’s ‘Sketchorama’, ‘The Twins Macabre’ is a dark character-comedy duo like no other.

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Orchard Pig Cider Masterclass

Orchard Pig Cider Masterclass

Thursday 26 October 2017

Orchard Pig are hosting a cider masterclass with matched nibbles at Brewhouse & Kitchen

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Buddy Holly Tribute 2017

Buddy Holly Tribute 2017

Thursday 26 October 2017

Taking you back to the age of the soda shop, the drive through diner and the record hop, this is a non-stop rock ‘n’ roll concert

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Leafy Luminaires

Leafy Luminaires

Friday 27 October 2017

Create a beautiful luminaire to brighten the autumn evening

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P.B.'s Antiques and Collectables Fair

P.B.'s Antiques and Collectables Fair

Saturday 28 October 2017

Held in an historic church in the centre of Bedford, PB’s sells beautiful items in beautiful surroundings.

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Wicked Halloween Workshops

Wicked Halloween Workshops

Saturday 28 October 2017

Bring the kids to conjure up designs on their own trick or treat tote bags then hunt for Halloween goodies in the Harpur Centre!

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Vegan Fair

Vegan Fair

Saturday 28 October 2017

Delicious food, yummy cakes, vegan products and plenty of information.

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Oxjam Bedford 2017

Oxjam Bedford 2017

Saturday 28 October 2017

Oxjam Bedford Festival is a multi-venue music festival happening here in Bedford, raising money on behalf of Oxfam

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Dynamite Chicken

Dynamite Chicken

Saturday 28 October 2017

Live music at The Kings Arms

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Halloween Party at The Bear

Halloween Party at The Bear

Saturday 28 October 2017

Join the Bear for a night of gothic horror!

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Herd Halloween Fancy Dress Party

Herd Halloween Fancy Dress Party

Saturday 28 October 2017

Fancy dress, prizes and DJs!

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Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Sunday 29 October 2017

Serving roasts from midday (when they’re gone they’re gone)

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23rd-29th Oct: Explore Learning in the Harpur Centre

23rd-29th Oct: Explore Learning in the Harpur Centre

Sunday 29 October 2017

Explore Learning works with many of the local schools, running workshops and competitions throughout the year.

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26th-29th Oct: Beer Festival at The Swan

26th-29th Oct: Beer Festival at The Swan

Sunday 29 October 2017

Bedford Swan Hotel’s annual beer festival returns from 26th – 29th October

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Brewhouse & Kitchen Quiz Night

Brewhouse & Kitchen Quiz Night

Monday 30 October 2017

Gather your team and take part in the BHK quiz at 8pm. Prizes to be won and beer to be drunk…

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Ian Runnells

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Ian Runnells

Tuesday 31 October 2017

The Lunchtime Concert Series has given opportunities to young student musicians to perform in a professional environment.

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Ballroom Dance Club

Ballroom Dance Club

Wednesday 1 November 2017

Free admission and refreshments to buy. Everyone is welcome and you don’t have to be able to dance!

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Jacqui Dankworth & Craig Ogden

Jacqui Dankworth & Craig Ogden

Wednesday 1 November 2017

A collaboration between two artists from different musical worlds, based around an exquisite collection of songs, performed by two master musicians at the top of their game.

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Reminiscence Coffee Mornings: Keeping Active

Reminiscence Coffee Mornings: Keeping Active

Thursday 2 November 2017

Come and share your experiences with the group. Free admission and all welcome!

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2nd-4th Nov: Oliver

2nd-4th Nov: Oliver

Thursday 2 November 2017

Rare Productions presents Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist.

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Meet the Brewer

Meet the Brewer

Thursday 2 November 2017

Mini beer masterclasses, 2 pint steins and free tastings!

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Creative Writing Group at The Higgins Bedford

Creative Writing Group at The Higgins Bedford

Saturday 4 November 2017

Sessions include a short writing exercise, time to look around the museum and write alone, and time to listen and respond to each other’s writing.

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24th Oct-4th Nov: Pride Inspiration Hope

24th Oct-4th Nov: Pride Inspiration Hope

Saturday 4 November 2017

Exhibition of the journey from Bunyan to the Brickworks at The Basement at Bunyan

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2nd-4th Nov: Oliver

2nd-4th Nov: Oliver

Saturday 4 November 2017

Rare Productions presents Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist.

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The Chromes

The Chromes

Saturday 4 November 2017

Live music at The Kings Arms

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Drag With No Name

Drag With No Name

Saturday 4 November 2017

Cabaret at The Barley Mow

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Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Sunday 5 November 2017

Serving roasts from midday (when they’re gone they’re gone)

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Mr Eazi - Life is Eazi

Mr Eazi - Life is Eazi

Sunday 5 November 2017

Afrobeats artist, Mr Eazi returns to the UK to perform his favourite hits alongside mashups and new material.

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Brewhouse & Kitchen Quiz Night

Brewhouse & Kitchen Quiz Night

Monday 6 November 2017

Gather your team and take part in the BHK quiz at 8pm. Prizes to be won and beer to be drunk…

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St Peters Film Club: Red Sorghum

St Peters Film Club: Red Sorghum

Monday 6 November 2017

St. Peter’s Film Club meets in the Chapter House monthly and after the film wine, juices and nibbles are served with an opportunity to discuss the film.

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Julian Trevelyan

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Julian Trevelyan

Tuesday 7 November 2017

The Lunchtime Concert Series has given opportunities to young student musicians to perform in a professional environment.

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Ballroom Dance Club

Ballroom Dance Club

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Free admission and refreshments to buy. Everyone is welcome and you don’t have to be able to dance!

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8th-11th Nov: Art for Well-Being Exhibition

8th-11th Nov: Art for Well-Being Exhibition

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Artwork by unpaid carers being supported by Carers in Bedfordshire

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Bedford Town Amble

Bedford Town Amble

Thursday 9 November 2017

Join Liz Pieksma, Keeper of Archaeology to explore the results of exciting excavations in and around Bedford.

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Meet the Brewer

Meet the Brewer

Thursday 9 November 2017

Mini beer masterclasses, 2 pint steins and free tastings!

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Richard Jones The Power of Imagination

Richard Jones The Power of Imagination

Friday 10 November 2017

Magician, illusionist and army bandsman, Lance Corporal Richard Jones of the Household Cavalry, won the tenth series of “Britain’s Got Talent”.

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8th-11th Nov: Art for Well-Being Exhibition

8th-11th Nov: Art for Well-Being Exhibition

Saturday 11 November 2017

Artwork by unpaid carers supported by Carers in Bedfordshire.

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Bass Wave

Bass Wave

Saturday 11 November 2017

Live at Club Vertex: Bass Wave pride themselves on being one of the UK’s best hybrid bands!

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Wired

Wired

Saturday 11 November 2017

Live music at The Kings Arms

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Remembrance Service

Remembrance Service

Sunday 12 November 2017

Remembrance service at 10.45am and 2 minutes silence at 11am.

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Remembering...

Remembering...

Sunday 12 November 2017

This programme comprises totally original work written and presented by members of the Bedford Poetry Company. The poems celebrate our common past and recall it in all its rich variety of mood.

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Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Sunday 12 November 2017

Serving roasts from midday (when they’re gone they’re gone)

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Brewhouse & Kitchen Quiz Night

Brewhouse & Kitchen Quiz Night

Monday 13 November 2017

Gather your team and take part in the BHK quiz at 8pm. Prizes to be won and beer to be drunk…

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Christian Dawson

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Christian Dawson

Tuesday 14 November 2017

The Lunchtime Concert Series has given opportunities to young student musicians to perform in a professional environment.

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Ballroom Dance Club

Ballroom Dance Club

Wednesday 15 November 2017

Free admission and refreshments to buy. Everyone is welcome and you don’t have to be able to dance!

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Eight Months that shook the world – Russia in 1917

Eight Months that shook the world – Russia in 1917

Wednesday 15 November 2017

Talk by Dr Jonathan Davis of Anglia University to the HA (Historical Association-Bedford)

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Ga Ga - A Tribute to Queen

Ga Ga - A Tribute to Queen

Thursday 16 November 2017

Performed by a multi-award winning band who have headlined the ‘International Guitar Festival’

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National Theatre Live: Follies

National Theatre Live: Follies

Thursday 16 November 2017

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

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A to Ziggy

A to Ziggy

Thursday 16 November 2017

Bowie tribute act, live at Club Vertex

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Meet the Brewer

Meet the Brewer

Thursday 16 November 2017

Mini beer masterclasses, 2 pint steins and free tastings!

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Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

Friday 17 November 2017

Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin returns home to the UK with a sparkling new show featuring his all-star cast of (in)famous puppets.

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Imelda May

Imelda May

Friday 17 November 2017

Irish superstar singer and songwriter Imelda May has announced four additional UK tour dates

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Christmas Fair at St Pauls

Christmas Fair at St Pauls

Saturday 18 November 2017

A Christmas fair in aid of charities in the UK and abroad

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BSO: From Russia with Love

BSO: From Russia with Love

Saturday 18 November 2017

Works by Russian composers performed by Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra.

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Light Alloy

Light Alloy

Saturday 18 November 2017

Live music at The Kings Arms

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Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Sunday 19 November 2017

Serving roasts from midday (when they’re gone they’re gone)

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Made in Bedford's Christmas Artisan Fair

Made in Bedford's Christmas Artisan Fair

Sunday 19 November 2017

Mulled wine, mince pies and loads of beautiful locally made things to buy. All that’s great about Bedford under one roof.

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Brewhouse & Kitchen Quiz Night

Brewhouse & Kitchen Quiz Night

Monday 20 November 2017

Gather your team and take part in the BHK quiz at 8pm. Prizes to be won and beer to be drunk…

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts

Tuesday 21 November 2017

The Lunchtime Concert Series has given opportunities to young student musicians to perform in a professional environment.

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21st-23rd Nov: Romeo and Juliet

21st-23rd Nov: Romeo and Juliet

Tuesday 21 November 2017

‘My only love sprung from my only hate!’ Two households, two teenagers, one love and one fate.
Performed by Bedford School and Bedford Girls School.

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Ballroom Dance Club

Ballroom Dance Club

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Free admission and refreshments to buy. Everyone is welcome and you don’t have to be able to dance!

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Philharmonia Orchestra: Shostakovich & Rachmaninov

Philharmonia Orchestra: Shostakovich & Rachmaninov

Wednesday 22 November 2017

An evening of Russian music with Rachmaninov’s beloved Second Piano Concerto and Shostakovich’s powerful Fifth Symphony.

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Meet the Brewer

Meet the Brewer

Thursday 23 November 2017

Mini beer masterclasses, 2 pint steins and free tastings!

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Paul Foot: 'Tis a Pity She's a Piglet

Paul Foot: 'Tis a Pity She's a Piglet

Friday 24 November 2017

In Paul’s first new show in two years, Professor Ketchup and his camembert piglet join forces as he tackles the big issues such as terrorism.

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Tom Allen: Absolutely

Tom Allen: Absolutely

Saturday 25 November 2017

Catch him now and you will be able to tell people how you saw him before he was famous.

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Elgar - The Kingdom

Elgar - The Kingdom

Saturday 25 November 2017

A performance by Bedford Choral Society

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Informers

Informers

Saturday 25 November 2017

Live music at The Kings Arms

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Jimpster at Herd

Jimpster at Herd

Saturday 25 November 2017

From his UK base, Jimpster has inadvertently become a standard-bearer and custodian of the authentic house sound.

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Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Sunday 26 November 2017

Serving roasts from midday (when they’re gone they’re gone)

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A Night of Dirty Dancing

A Night of Dirty Dancing

Sunday 26 November 2017

Relive the Cult Classic and celebrate the music of one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time.

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Brewhouse & Kitchen Quiz Night

Brewhouse & Kitchen Quiz Night

Monday 27 November 2017

Gather your team and take part in the BHK quiz at 8pm. Prizes to be won and beer to be drunk…

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Ziteng Trio

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Ziteng Trio

Tuesday 28 November 2017

The Lunchtime Concert Series has given opportunities to young student musicians to perform in a professional environment.

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Bedford College Achievement Ceremony

Bedford College Achievement Ceremony

Tuesday 28 November 2017

The Bedford College Achievement Ceremony is the highlight of the College’s academic year

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Ballroom Dance Club

Ballroom Dance Club

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Free admission and refreshments to buy. Everyone is welcome and you don’t have to be able to dance!

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Faulty Towers

Faulty Towers

Wednesday 29 November 2017

A dining experience like no other!

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Meet the Brewer

Meet the Brewer

Thursday 30 November 2017

Mini beer masterclasses, 2 pint steins and free tastings!

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The Johnny Cash Roadshow

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Thursday 30 November 2017

Welcome to the Johnny Cash Roadshow, a show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener.

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Creative Writing Group at The Higgins Bedford

Creative Writing Group at The Higgins Bedford

Saturday 2 December 2017

Sessions include a short writing exercise, time to look around the museum and write alone, and time to listen and respond to each other’s writing.

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Maxwell Hammer & Smith

Maxwell Hammer & Smith

Saturday 2 December 2017

Live music at The Kings Arms

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Tree Dressing with a Very BedPop Christmas

Tree Dressing with a Very BedPop Christmas

Sunday 3 December 2017

BedPop brings Christmas to the Cultural Quarter with a weekend of activities for all the family.

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Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Sunday 3 December 2017

Serving roasts from midday (when they’re gone they’re gone)

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Candlelit Advent Carol Service

Candlelit Advent Carol Service

Sunday 3 December 2017

St Pauls Church, St Pauls Square, 5.30pm

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Brewhouse & Kitchen Quiz Night

Brewhouse & Kitchen Quiz Night

Monday 4 December 2017

Gather your team and take part in the BHK quiz at 8pm. Prizes to be won and beer to be drunk…

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St Peters Film Club: A Street Cat Named Bob

St Peters Film Club: A Street Cat Named Bob

Monday 4 December 2017

St. Peter’s Film Club meets in the Chapter House monthly and after the film wine, juices and nibbles are served with an opportunity to discuss the film.

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6th-10th Dec: Christmas Tree Festival

6th-10th Dec: Christmas Tree Festival

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Christmas Tree Festival in aid of the church and Bedford Hospitals Charity

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Reminiscence Coffee Mornings: Taking Shelter

Reminiscence Coffee Mornings: Taking Shelter

Thursday 7 December 2017

Come and share your experiences with the group. Free admission and all welcome!

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Cellophony at the Christmas Tree Festival

Cellophony at the Christmas Tree Festival

Saturday 9 December 2017

Cellophony cello octet festival concert

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Life of Riley

Life of Riley

Saturday 9 December 2017

Live music at The Kings Arms

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6th-10th Dec: Christmas Tree Festival

6th-10th Dec: Christmas Tree Festival

Sunday 10 December 2017

Christmas Tree Festival in aid of the church and Bedford Hospitals Charity

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The Mighty Hub Whipley

The Mighty Hub Whipley

Saturday 16 December 2017

Live music at The Kings Arms

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Philharmonia Orchestra: Carnival in Prague

Philharmonia Orchestra: Carnival in Prague

Friday 2 February 2018

Paavo Järvi conducts a programme exploring the stunning musical landscapes of Czech composer Antonin Dvořák.

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Philharmonia Orchestra: The Young Mozart

Philharmonia Orchestra: The Young Mozart

Tuesday 20 March 2018

A glimpse into an 18th-century world of jubilant trumpets, spirited dance tunes and elegant romance

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Philharmonia Orchestra: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Philharmonia Orchestra: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Saturday 7 April 2018

A no-holds-barred musical autobiography, drenched in melody.

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Philharmonia Orchestra: Passion & Poetry

Philharmonia Orchestra: Passion & Poetry

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Rising-star conductor Christoph Altstaedt brings a programme of romantic 19th-century storytelling — both operatic and symphonic — to the Corn Exchange stage.

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