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'Bedford in WWII' Guided Walk

'Bedford in WWII' Guided Walk

Sunday 19 May 2019

One of our most popular walks revealing the secrets and mysteries of life in Bedford during World War II. What famous people were here and why?

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Lunchtime Lecture with Twigs Way – Art and the Suburban Garden

Lunchtime Lecture with Twigs Way – Art and the Suburban Garden

Wednesday 22 May 2019

12 noon – 1.00pm at The Higgins Bedford, Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3XD. Join Twigs Way for a lunchtime lecture and explore the quirkier aspects of garden history.

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Dementia Advice Event at The Higgins Bedford

Dementia Advice Event at The Higgins Bedford

Wednesday 22 May 2019

1.30pm-4.30pm at Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3XD​. Free advice, workshops and support for those affected by Dementia within the Bedfordshire region.

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Simon Munnery: The Wreath at The Quarry Theatre

Simon Munnery: The Wreath at The Quarry Theatre

Thursday 23 May 2019

Catch Simon Munnery at The Quarry Theatre.

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Poetry Writing Workshop at The Basement at Bunyan

Poetry Writing Workshop at The Basement at Bunyan

Saturday 25 May 2019

Join Learning Through The Arts as we unpick selected Windrush Poetry, using them as a means to begin to write your own poem.

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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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'Who Lived in a House Like That?' Guided Walk

'Who Lived in a House Like That?' Guided Walk

Sunday 26 May 2019

Ever walked past an interesting house and wondered about its past? Hear about some of our oldest houses and the fascinating characters who designed them and the families whose homes they were.

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Windrush Creative Family Activities May Half Term at The Basement at Bunyan

Windrush Creative Family Activities May Half Term at The Basement at Bunyan

Tuesday 28 May 2019

Join Learning Through The Arts for four days of exciting activities.

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Windrush Creative Family Activities May Half Term at The Basement at Bunyan

Windrush Creative Family Activities May Half Term at The Basement at Bunyan

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Join Learning Through The Arts for four days of exciting activities.

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Windrush Creative Family Activities May Half Term at The Basement at Bunyan

Windrush Creative Family Activities May Half Term at The Basement at Bunyan

Thursday 30 May 2019

Join Learning Through The Arts for four days of exciting activities.

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Windrush Creative Family Activities May Half Term at The Basement at Bunyan

Windrush Creative Family Activities May Half Term at The Basement at Bunyan

Friday 31 May 2019

Join Learning Through The Arts for four days of exciting activities.

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'The Rise and Fall of Bedford Castle' Guided Walk

'The Rise and Fall of Bedford Castle' Guided Walk

Sunday 2 June 2019

A Royal Charter, a not so ‘civil’ war and a castle removed stone by stone. View the castle mound and the site where Bedford’s motte & bailey castle once stood and hear why it is no more.

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The Dynamic Therapist at The Bedford Swan Hotel

The Dynamic Therapist at The Bedford Swan Hotel

Friday 7 June 2019

An intense and technique packed workshop! A perfect mix of classical change work with modern approaches.

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Seasons of Migration and Settlement: Exhibition (20th May - 8th June) at The Basement at Bunyan

Seasons of Migration and Settlement: Exhibition (20th May - 8th June) at The Basement at Bunyan

Saturday 8 June 2019

A partnership project between Learning Through The Arts and The Basement at Bunyan.

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Reminiscence Coffee Mornings at The Higgins Bedford

Reminiscence Coffee Mornings at The Higgins Bedford

Thursday 13 June 2019

All are welcome to join this monthly group session to explore and share memories of the past.

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'The Jewel in Bedford's Crown' Guided Walk

'The Jewel in Bedford's Crown' Guided Walk

Sunday 16 June 2019

During the Victorian & Edwardian periods the banks of the River Great Ouse in Bedford was the place to spend one’s leisure time.

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NT Live (Encore Screening): All My Sons at The Quarry Theatre

NT Live (Encore Screening): All My Sons at The Quarry Theatre

Thursday 20 June 2019

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

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Rocket Girl at The Quarry Theatre

Rocket Girl at The Quarry Theatre

Saturday 22 June 2019

The year is 1969 and the world is changing. Beehives and miniskirts are all the rage; Everyone is listening to The Beatles; Where a bag of fish and chips would cost you 25p.

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'Who Lived in a House Like That?' Guided Walk

'Who Lived in a House Like That?' Guided Walk

Sunday 23 June 2019

Ever walked past an interesting house and wondered about its past? Hear about some of our oldest houses and the fascinating characters who designed them and the families whose homes they were.

» Find out more
Rocket Girl at The Quarry Theatre

Rocket Girl at The Quarry Theatre

Sunday 23 June 2019

The year is 1969 and the world is changing. Beehives and miniskirts are all the rage; Everyone is listening to The Beatles; Where a bag of fish and chips would cost you 25p.

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NT LIVE: Small Island at The Quarry Theatre

NT LIVE: Small Island at The Quarry Theatre

Thursday 27 June 2019

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

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'I Never Knew That' Guided Walk

'I Never Knew That' Guided Walk

Sunday 30 June 2019

The most commonly heard phrase after the completion of a Guided Walk. This Walk encompasses all that information about Bedford and its many features that you never knew! Bedford has a story waiting to be told around every corner.

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Much Ado About Nothing at The Quarry Theatre

Much Ado About Nothing at The Quarry Theatre

Monday 1 July 2019

Join a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ like none other.

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Ian Mcmillan & Tony Husband at The Quarry Theatre

Ian Mcmillan & Tony Husband at The Quarry Theatre

Wednesday 3 July 2019

Created by tonight’s audience with Yorkshire poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Cartoonist of the Year Tony Husband.

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NT LIVE: Small Island (Encore Screening) at The Quarry Theatre

NT LIVE: Small Island (Encore Screening) at The Quarry Theatre

Friday 5 July 2019

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation.

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'The Jewel in Bedford's Crown' Guided Walk

'The Jewel in Bedford's Crown' Guided Walk

Sunday 14 July 2019

During the Victorian & Edwardian periods the banks of the River Great Ouse in Bedford was the place to spend one’s leisure time.

» Find out more
Disney’s Aladdin Jr at The Quarry Theatre

Disney’s Aladdin Jr at The Quarry Theatre

Sunday 14 July 2019

Students from the Pauline Quirke Academy, Bedford perform Disney’s Aladdin JR.

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Silent Adventures: Sight Singing in Bedford! at The Quarry Theatre

Silent Adventures: Sight Singing in Bedford! at The Quarry Theatre

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Join the Silent Adventures Team as we lead you in song and dance around the streets & squares of Bedford.

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Silent Adventures: Sight Singing in Bedford! at The Quarry Theatre

Silent Adventures: Sight Singing in Bedford! at The Quarry Theatre

Saturday 20 July 2019

Join the Silent Adventures Team as we lead you in song and dance around the streets & squares of Bedford.

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Michael Clews as Michael Buble at The Bedford Swan Hotel

Michael Clews as Michael Buble at The Bedford Swan Hotel

Saturday 20 July 2019

Michael has performed at our sister hotel in Stevenage many times and is so popular he is returning to us this year.

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'The Life and Times of John Bunyan' Guided Walk

'The Life and Times of John Bunyan' Guided Walk

Sunday 21 July 2019

Follow in the footsteps of the ‘Immortal Tinker’ and author of the famous “The Pilgrim’s Progress” to various town sites connected to his life & his works.

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Silent Adventures: Sight Singing in Bedford! at The Quarry Theatre

Silent Adventures: Sight Singing in Bedford! at The Quarry Theatre

Sunday 21 July 2019

Join the Silent Adventures Team as we lead you in song and dance around the streets & squares of Bedford.

» Find out more
Bedford Vegan Market at John Bunyan Museum

Bedford Vegan Market at John Bunyan Museum

Saturday 27 July 2019

Great opportunity to eat, shop and meet at our regular monthly vegan market in the heart of Bedford Town Centre.

» Find out more
'The Rise and Fall of Bedford Castle' Guided Walk

'The Rise and Fall of Bedford Castle' Guided Walk

Sunday 28 July 2019

A Royal Charter, a not so ‘civil’ war and a castle removed stone by stone. View the castle mound and the site where Bedford’s motte & bailey castle once stood and hear why it is no more.

» Find out more
Poems for a Summer’s Evening at The Quarry Theatre

Poems for a Summer’s Evening at The Quarry Theatre

Saturday 3 August 2019

The Bedford Poetry Company presents a specially created programme of poetry.

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'Bedford in WWII' Guided Walk

'Bedford in WWII' Guided Walk

Sunday 4 August 2019

One of our most popular walks revealing the secrets and mysteries of life in Bedford during World War II. What famous people were here and why?

» Find out more
NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy at The Quarry Theatre

NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy at The Quarry Theatre

Thursday 8 August 2019

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.

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'The Jewel in Bedford's Crown' Guided Walk

'The Jewel in Bedford's Crown' Guided Walk

Sunday 11 August 2019

During the Victorian & Edwardian periods the banks of the River Great Ouse in Bedford was the place to spend one’s leisure time.

» Find out more
'Who Lived in a House Like That?' Guided Walk

'Who Lived in a House Like That?' Guided Walk

Sunday 18 August 2019

Ever walked past an interesting house and wondered about its past? Hear about some of our oldest houses and the fascinating characters who designed them and the families whose homes they were.

» Find out more
'I Never Knew That' Guided Walk

'I Never Knew That' Guided Walk

Sunday 1 September 2019

The most commonly heard phrase after the completion of a Guided Walk. This Walk encompasses all that information about Bedford and its many features that you never knew! Bedford has a story waiting to be told around every corner.

» Find out more
The Sundaes Live! at The Bedford Swan Hotel

The Sundaes Live! at The Bedford Swan Hotel

Friday 6 September 2019

BBC ‘All Together Now’ finalists, The Sundaes, are quite simply the ‘biggest’ girl group in town!

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'The Rise and Fall of Bedford Castle' Guided Walk

'The Rise and Fall of Bedford Castle' Guided Walk

Sunday 8 September 2019

A Royal Charter, a not so ‘civil’ war and a castle removed stone by stone. View the castle mound and the site where Bedford’s motte & bailey castle once stood and hear why it is no more.

» Find out more
'Bedford in WWII' Guided Walk

'Bedford in WWII' Guided Walk

Sunday 15 September 2019

One of our most popular walks revealing the secrets and mysteries of life in Bedford during World War II. What famous people were here and why?

» Find out more
'The Life and Times of John Bunyan' Guided Walk

'The Life and Times of John Bunyan' Guided Walk

Sunday 22 September 2019

Follow in the footsteps of the ‘Immortal Tinker’ and author of the famous “The Pilgrim’s Progress” to various town sites connected to his life & his works.

» Find out more
Dolly Parton Tribute Night at The Bedford Swan Hotel

Dolly Parton Tribute Night at The Bedford Swan Hotel

Friday 27 September 2019

In this sensational Dolly Parton tribute show, Kelly O’Brien performs the beloved hits of country legend Dolly Parton, brilliantly recreating the vitality and voice of the little lady from Tennessee.

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Bedford Vegan Market at John Bunyan Museum

Bedford Vegan Market at John Bunyan Museum

Saturday 28 September 2019

Great opportunity to eat, shop and meet at our regular monthly vegan market in the heart of Bedford Town Centre.

» Find out more
'The Jewel in Bedford's Crown' Guided Walk

'The Jewel in Bedford's Crown' Guided Walk

Sunday 29 September 2019

During the Victorian & Edwardian periods the banks of the River Great Ouse in Bedford was the place to spend one’s leisure time.

» Find out more
Bedford Vegan Market at John Bunyan Museum

Bedford Vegan Market at John Bunyan Museum

Saturday 30 November 2019

Great opportunity to eat, shop and meet at our regular monthly vegan market in the heart of Bedford Town Centre.

» Find out more
Hansel and Gretel – the Pantomime at The Quarry Theatre

Hansel and Gretel – the Pantomime at The Quarry Theatre

Saturday 14 December 2019

A fun-filled, sugar-fuelled, family-friendly pantomime adventure.

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