Events in Bedford

Prosecco Pop In at Select Travel Holidays

Prosecco Pop In at Select Travel Holidays

Friday 25 January 2019

Select Travel Holidays would like to invite you to their Prosecco Pop In, where Fridays start to get fizzy, with a chance to discuss travel and share stories over a glass of fizz.

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Bedford Writing Competition 2019 Presentations Evening at The Quarry Theatre

Bedford Writing Competition 2019 Presentations Evening at The Quarry Theatre

Friday 25 January 2019

Judges Sue Moorcroft, novelist, and Rory Waterman, poet and senior lecturer in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University, will be announcing and reading the winning entries of the 2018 competition.

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Saturday Stress Busting

Saturday Stress Busting

Saturday 26 January 2019

1.00pm-4.00pm at The Higgins Bedford. Join us for a variety of sociable and relaxing activities to help improve your feelings of wellbeing.

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Bedford Vegan Market at John Bunyan Museum

Bedford Vegan Market at John Bunyan Museum

Saturday 26 January 2019

at 10.00am-4.00pm. Great opportunity to eat, shop and meet at our regular monthly vegan market in the heart of Bedford Town Centre – one of it’s kind! This market is for everyone not just for vegans.

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Bedford Sinfonia Spreading Their Wings at Bedford Corn Exchange

Bedford Sinfonia Spreading Their Wings at Bedford Corn Exchange

Saturday 26 January 2019

Soloist Robert Thompson (piano)
Conductor Michael Rose
Prokofiev Classical Symphony

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Devil’s Mojo Live at The Bear

Devil’s Mojo Live at The Bear

Saturday 26 January 2019

8.30pm at 92 High St, Bedford MK40 1NN. Formed in 2010 with years of collective gigging experience, Devil’s Mojo are a contemporary cover band with an eclectic set list.

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Gin and Cheese Night at Decant Wine and Cheese Deli

Gin and Cheese Night at Decant Wine and Cheese Deli

Sunday 27 January 2019

7.00pm at 20 Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3US. Due to the fantastic success of our first ever Gin night we will be having another at the end of January.

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Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day

Sunday 27 January 2019

Holocaust Memorial Day events will once again be taking place in Bedford, on Sunday 27th January. This year, the theme of Holocaust Memorial Day is ‘Torn from Home’.

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Quiz Night at Albero Lounge

Quiz Night at Albero Lounge

Monday 28 January 2019

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

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The Ephebe Chorus of Ancient Greek Theatres at The Quarry Theatre

The Ephebe Chorus of Ancient Greek Theatres at The Quarry Theatre

Monday 28 January 2019

The role of the chorus in ancient Greek tragedy was performed by ephebes. Ephebes, idealised for being in the prime of their physical lives, are the age-class of young Athenian men.

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Yoga at Bedford Guild House

Yoga at Bedford Guild House

Tuesday 29 January 2019

Tuesdays 10.30am-11.30am at the Harpur Room, Bedford Guild House

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

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

Thursday 31 January 2019

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

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

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

Friday 1 February 2019

LOL (Ladies of Laughter) with Noreen Khan comes to The Quarry Theatre, Bedford! Join Noreen Khan (BBC Asian Network) as she hosts a night of comedy with some of the UK’s favourite female acts.

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Live Music at Decant Wine and Cheese Deli

Live Music at Decant Wine and Cheese Deli

Sunday 3 February 2019

Amy Mason will be joining us again on Sunday 3 rd Feb after a successful New Years Eve with us. Be sure to book yourselves a table for this one.

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Southside Wrestling - The Big Bump Theory at Bedford Corn Exchange

Southside Wrestling - The Big Bump Theory at Bedford Corn Exchange

Sunday 3 February 2019

Southside return to Bedford for the first time in 2018 which will see stars seen in WWE, IMPACT and on ITV.

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Quiz Night at Albero Lounge

Quiz Night at Albero Lounge

Monday 4 February 2019

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

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Discover the Beauty of China at Select Travel Holidays

Discover the Beauty of China at Select Travel Holidays

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Receive plenty of inspiration about the cities and regions of China. From the vibrant cities of Beijing and Shanghai to the calm and charm of the Yangtze River.

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Good Dog at The Quarry Theatre

Good Dog at The Quarry Theatre

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Mum’s promised him that bike so even when school or homelife bites, he knows to keep his chin up, his head down and his shirt clean.

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Bears & Tales X Jazz Sessions 003

Bears & Tales X Jazz Sessions 003

Wednesday 6 February 2019

On Wednesday Febraury 6th 2019, Bears n Tales will resume their monthly Jazz & Cocktail evening with The Mark Hale Trio.

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Luke Jermay: Intuition at The Quarry Theatre

Luke Jermay: Intuition at The Quarry Theatre

Thursday 7 February 2019

Intuition is a strange thing and Luke Jermay is even stranger. Building on his acclaimed debut show ‘Sixth Sense’ entertainer Luke Jermay is back and better than ever!

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Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor Bedford Darts Masters 2019

Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor Bedford Darts Masters 2019

Friday 8 February 2019

at the Bedford Corn Exchange. Legendary darts ace Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor will be the star attraction when the Bedford Corn Exchange Darts Masters returns in 2019.

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The Ultimate Commitments and Blues Brothers Experience

The Ultimate Commitments and Blues Brothers Experience

Saturday 9 February 2019

In a show that’s been described as “Fantastic”, “Outstanding” and “Absolutely Brilliant” The Ultimate Commitments and Blues Brothers Experience bring their double tribute show to the Bedford Corn Exchange.

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Up for Discussion Event at The Higgins Bedford

Up for Discussion Event at The Higgins Bedford

Sunday 10 February 2019

2.30pm to 4.30pm, free entry, at The Higgins Bedford. Voice your opinion about issues concerning the African and Caribbean Community.

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Gin Cocktail Afternoon at Decant Wine and Cheese Deli

Gin Cocktail Afternoon at Decant Wine and Cheese Deli

Sunday 10 February 2019

We are introducing a chilled out Sunday afternoons full of Gin Cocktails. Choose from a unique menu of Gin cocktails and sit back and relax with friends.

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

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

Sunday 10 February 2019

Internationally renowned pianist Lucy Parham makes her fourth visit to the Quarry Theatre in Bedford.

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Quiz Night at Albero Lounge

Quiz Night at Albero Lounge

Monday 11 February 2019

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

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Friends of The Higgins Bedford Lecture - Alan Waltham: The East London Group

Friends of The Higgins Bedford Lecture - Alan Waltham: The East London Group

Tuesday 12 February 2019

In the 1920s, a group of working class men, including a haddock-smoker and a painter-decorator, began an art club at Bethnal Green Men’s Institute in London’s East End.

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Valentines Day at Decant Wine and Cheese Deli

Valentines Day at Decant Wine and Cheese Deli

Thursday 14 February 2019

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, Wine and Cheese make the perfect pairing. Join us at Decant for a romantic evening, fantastic wine and cheese and LIVE MUSIC.

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Valentines Dinner & Live Jazz at Spaghetti John's

Valentines Dinner & Live Jazz at Spaghetti John's

Thursday 14 February 2019

Serving great food with great service combined with great music all for a great NORMAL price.

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Russell Kane: The Fast and the Curious at Bedford Corn Exchange

Russell Kane: The Fast and the Curious at Bedford Corn Exchange

Friday 15 February 2019

He’s back. The keenly-awaited brand new tour show is here. Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell’s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life.

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OUTing The Past Festival at The Higgins Bedford

OUTing The Past Festival at The Higgins Bedford

Saturday 16 February 2019

11.00am to 4.00pm. The Higgins Bedford is very excited to be a hub venue for the second year for the national OUTing The Past Festival of LGBT History.

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Benidorm: A Murder Mystery at Bedford Corn Exchange

Benidorm: A Murder Mystery at Bedford Corn Exchange

Saturday 16 February 2019

February in Bedford is traditionally cold, let’s face it there’s a good chance it’s gonna be snowing!! Fancy a small piece of sunshine?

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Back To The 90s at Bedford Corn Exchange

Back To The 90s at Bedford Corn Exchange

Saturday 16 February 2019

Back To The 90s – Dance Legends: Live! Ft Sonique, Rozalla, Dario G, Urban Cookie Collective & Capella

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Robin Hood and the Revolting Peasants at The Quarry Theatre

Robin Hood and the Revolting Peasants at The Quarry Theatre

Saturday 16 February 2019

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

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Quiz Night at Albero Lounge

Quiz Night at Albero Lounge

Monday 18 February 2019

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

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Philharmonia Orchestra: Herreweghe conducts Mozart & Bach

Philharmonia Orchestra: Herreweghe conducts Mozart & Bach

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Conductor Philippe Herreweghe, celebrated for his interpretations of Bach’s music, brings a special performance of Bach’s elegant Orchestral Suite No. 3 to the Corn Exchange stage.

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Rotary Young Musician of The Year 2019 at The Quarry Theatre

Rotary Young Musician of The Year 2019 at The Quarry Theatre

Wednesday 20 February 2019

This is the Local Bedford Heat for National Rotary Clubs of GB “Young Musician of Year 2019”. The heats are based on music students with grades between 1 and 8 inclusive. The competition is open to amateurs to perform all styles of instrumentalists and vocalists.

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Wine and Cheese Pairing at Decant Wine and Cheese Deli

Wine and Cheese Pairing at Decant Wine and Cheese Deli

Thursday 21 February 2019

Our monthly Wine and Cheese Pairing will be held on 21st February. This time we will be exploring our Red wines and dessert wine.

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The Searchers - Farewell Tour at Bedford Corn Exchange

The Searchers - Farewell Tour at Bedford Corn Exchange

Friday 22 February 2019

There is no doubt that the swinging 60’s was a very special time and will go down in history as being the most imaginative period of music creativity and expression.

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The Jive Aces Big Beat Revue at The Quarry Theatre

The Jive Aces Big Beat Revue at The Quarry Theatre

Friday 22 February 2019

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

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Saturday Stress Busting

Saturday Stress Busting

Saturday 23 February 2019

1.00pm-4.00pm at The Higgins Bedford. Join us for a variety of sociable and relaxing activities to help improve your feelings of wellbeing.

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From Russia And The Czech Republic at Bedford Corn Exchange

From Russia And The Czech Republic at Bedford Corn Exchange

Saturday 23 February 2019

Soloist Cristian Grajner De Sa (violin)
Conductor Michael Rose
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Suite

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Quiz Night at Albero Lounge

Quiz Night at Albero Lounge

Monday 25 February 2019

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

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The Oresteia at The Quarry Theatre

The Oresteia at The Quarry Theatre

Tuesday 26 February 2019

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

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Bedford Vegan Market at John Bunyan Museum

Bedford Vegan Market at John Bunyan Museum

Saturday 2 March 2019

at 10.00am-4.00pm. Great opportunity to eat, shop and meet at our regular monthly vegan market in the heart of Bedford Town Centre – one of it’s kind! This market is for everyone not just for vegans.

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Bach Motets by Candlelight

Bach Motets by Candlelight

Saturday 2 March 2019

7.30pm at Bedford School Chapel

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Gin and Cheese Night at Decant Wine and Cheese Deli

Gin and Cheese Night at Decant Wine and Cheese Deli

Sunday 3 March 2019

Our third Gin and Cheese night will be held in Early March. 4 gins with mixers and cheese pairings for only £20pp.

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The Giant Jam Sandwich at The Quarry Theatre

The Giant Jam Sandwich at The Quarry Theatre

Sunday 3 March 2019

One hot summer’s day, four million wasps invade the quiet village of Itching Down. The picnickers panic and the farmer stops haymaking. The wasps are noisy, nasty and worst of all, they don’t mind who they sting! That is until the baker has an ingenious idea…

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Quiz Night at Albero Lounge

Quiz Night at Albero Lounge

Monday 4 March 2019

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

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

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

Friday 8 March 2019

The record-breaking beatboxer and collaborator with Ed Sheeran, Bjork and Damon Albarn turns electronic singer-songwriter on his album tour.

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Kite at The Quarry Theatre

Kite at The Quarry Theatre

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Monday 11th (with BSL interpreter for meet the puppets session) & Tuesday 12th March, 7.30pm (+4.30pm on 12th March). Access Bedford will be providing us with a BSL interpreter on March 11th, for the ‘meet the puppets session’ after the show!

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Saturday Stress Busting

Saturday Stress Busting

Saturday 23 March 2019

1.00pm-4.00pm at The Higgins Bedford. Join us for a variety of sociable and relaxing activities to help improve your feelings of wellbeing.

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Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist at The Quarry Theatre

Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist at The Quarry Theatre

Saturday 23 March 2019

Thursday 21st – Saturday 23rd March, 7:00pm (+3:00pm Sat 23rd). Adapted for the stage in twenty-four scenes and several songs and tableaux, Neil Bartlett’s production of the Charles Dickens’ classic, Oliver Twist.

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

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

Monday 25 March 2019

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

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An Evening of Speech and Drama at The Quarry Theatre

An Evening of Speech and Drama at The Quarry Theatre

Wednesday 27 March 2019

An evening celebrating Speech and Drama at Bedford School. With highlights from the Prep and Upper Schools, prize winners from the Bedfordshire Festival and the best of our LAMDA entries.

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Bedford StrEAT Feast March 2019

Bedford StrEAT Feast March 2019

Friday 29 March 2019

StrEAT Feast is a fantastic new monthly street food market offering an array of international flavours from established street food traders and local caterers coming together to celebrate good food and great company.

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Bedford Vegan Market at John Bunyan Museum

Bedford Vegan Market at John Bunyan Museum

Saturday 30 March 2019

at 10.00am-4.00pm. Great opportunity to eat, shop and meet at our regular monthly vegan market in the heart of Bedford Town Centre – one of it’s kind! This market is for everyone not just for vegans.

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More than Musicals at The Quarry Theatre

More than Musicals at The Quarry Theatre

Saturday 30 March 2019

1.00pm & 5.30pm. i-show theatre school presents its annual medley of musicals – with all the usual show-stopping numbers, including Matilda, Blood Brothers, Mama Mia and The Greatest Showman.

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Flanders & Swann at The Quarry Theatre

Flanders & Swann at The Quarry Theatre

Friday 5 April 2019

Tim FitzHigham has been performing this award-winning homage to the extraordinary comedic talents of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann to packed houses for over a decade. Accompanied by Duncan Walsh Atkins*, he is extremely proud to on a Spring Tour in 2019.

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Made in Bedford's Spring Artisan Fair

Made in Bedford's Spring Artisan Fair

Sunday 7 April 2019

10.00am-4.00pm at Bedford Corn Exchange, Harpur Suite, Bedford MK40 1LE. The Artisan Fair is Bedford’s largest local arts, crafts and produce fair.

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RSC LIVE: As You Like It

RSC LIVE: As You Like It

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Join us for our very first Royal Shakespeare Company live broadcast! Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind.

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The Carole King & James Taylor Story at The Quarry Theatre

The Carole King & James Taylor Story at The Quarry Theatre

Saturday 20 April 2019

Following critically acclaimed sell out runs at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival The Carole King & James Taylor Story comes to a theatre near you.

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Tom Neenan: It’s Always Infinity at The Quarry Theatre

Tom Neenan: It’s Always Infinity at The Quarry Theatre

Friday 26 April 2019

Tom’s girlfriend has vanished… So he has done what any right-minded man (and “theatre-maker”) would do in this situation, and turned his search for her into an “important” piece of “art”. Come “witness” it. (Nobody went missing in the creation of this show).

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Bedford StrEAT Feast April 2019

Bedford StrEAT Feast April 2019

Friday 26 April 2019

StrEAT Feast is a fantastic new monthly street food market offering an array of international flavours from established street food traders and local caterers coming together to celebrate good food and great company.

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Bedford Vegan Market at John Bunyan Museum

Bedford Vegan Market at John Bunyan Museum

Saturday 27 April 2019

at 10.00am-4.00pm. Great opportunity to eat, shop and meet at our regular monthly vegan market in the heart of Bedford Town Centre – one of it’s kind! This market is for everyone not just for vegans.

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Yerma at The Quarry Theatre

Yerma at The Quarry Theatre

Saturday 27 April 2019

Friday 26th & Saturday 27th April, 7.30pm. Spanish language with live translation. Performed by students of Bedford School & Bedford Girls’ School.

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Bedford Vegan Market at John Bunyan Museum

Bedford Vegan Market at John Bunyan Museum

Saturday 25 May 2019

at 10.00am-4.00pm. Great opportunity to eat, shop and meet at our regular monthly vegan market in the heart of Bedford Town Centre – one of it’s kind! This market is for everyone not just for vegans.

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Radioactive at The Quarry Theatre

Radioactive at The Quarry Theatre

Saturday 25 May 2019

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

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Ashley Blaker & Imran Yusuf: Prophet Sharing at The Quarry Theatre

Ashley Blaker & Imran Yusuf: Prophet Sharing at The Quarry Theatre

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Originally brought together by a passion for the same football team, the pair are travelling the UK uniting people of every faith and none for an evening of laughter.

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Bedford StrEAT Feast May 2019

Bedford StrEAT Feast May 2019

Friday 31 May 2019

StrEAT Feast is a fantastic new monthly street food market offering an array of international flavours from established street food traders and local caterers coming together to celebrate good food and great company.

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RSC Live: The Taming of the Shrew at The Quarry Theatre

RSC Live: The Taming of the Shrew at The Quarry Theatre

Wednesday 5 June 2019

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder.

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Bedford StrEAT Feast June 2019

Bedford StrEAT Feast June 2019

Friday 28 June 2019

StrEAT Feast is a fantastic new monthly street food market offering an array of international flavours from established street food traders and local caterers coming together to celebrate good food and great company.

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Bedford StrEAT Feast July 2019

Bedford StrEAT Feast July 2019

Friday 26 July 2019

StrEAT Feast is a fantastic new monthly street food market offering an array of international flavours from established street food traders and local caterers coming together to celebrate good food and great company.

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Bedford StrEAT Feast August 2019

Bedford StrEAT Feast August 2019

Friday 30 August 2019

StrEAT Feast is a fantastic new monthly street food market offering an array of international flavours from established street food traders and local caterers coming together to celebrate good food and great company.

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Bedford StrEAT Feast September 2019

Bedford StrEAT Feast September 2019

Friday 27 September 2019

StrEAT Feast is a fantastic new monthly street food market offering an array of international flavours from established street food traders and local caterers coming together to celebrate good food and great company.

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Bedford StrEAT Feast October 2019

Bedford StrEAT Feast October 2019

Friday 25 October 2019

StrEAT Feast is a fantastic new monthly street food market offering an array of international flavours from established street food traders and local caterers coming together to celebrate good food and great company.

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