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20th-24th Sep: Speciality Market

20th-24th Sep: Speciality Market

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Visiting market bringing speciality foods and crafts to Midland Road.

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Open Mic at The Standard

Open Mic at The Standard

Wednesday 20 September 2017

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In Our Hands

In Our Hands

Thursday 21 September 2017

Follow a fish’s journey from sea to plate, watch a seagull’s ridiculous attempt to find food and witness a father and son reunite.

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Meet the Brewer

Meet the Brewer

Thursday 21 September 2017

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

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Bandeoke at The Standard

Bandeoke at The Standard

Thursday 21 September 2017

Best act on the night wins a £25 bar tab and each singer receives a drinks token!

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Live Music Friday

Live Music Friday

Friday 22 September 2017

Live music at The Standard

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Me...

Me...

Saturday 23 September 2017

This early year’s favourite is a lovely and touching story about a parent and their love for their child by much loved children’s author Emma Dodd.

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Cartel

Cartel

Saturday 23 September 2017

Live music at The Kings Arms

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Party Night at The Standard

Party Night at The Standard

Saturday 23 September 2017

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Herd Rum Festival

Herd Rum Festival

Saturday 23 September 2017

Rum cocktails, Caribbean street food and carnival themed good times at Herd

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Cabaret with Mary Mac

Cabaret with Mary Mac

Saturday 23 September 2017

Cabaret at The Barley Mow

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The Life and Times of John Bunyan

The Life and Times of John Bunyan

Sunday 24 September 2017

Follow in the footsteps of the author of ‘’The Pilgrims Progress’’ to various town sites connected with his life and his works.

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20th-24th Sep: Speciality Market

20th-24th Sep: Speciality Market

Sunday 24 September 2017

Visiting market bringing speciality foods and crafts to Midland Road.

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Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Sunday 24 September 2017

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

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Live Music Sunday

Live Music Sunday

Sunday 24 September 2017

Live music at The Standard

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Artur Haftman

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Artur Haftman

Tuesday 26 September 2017

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

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Open Mic at The Standard

Open Mic at The Standard

Wednesday 27 September 2017

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Meet the Brewer

Meet the Brewer

Thursday 28 September 2017

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

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Worbey & Farrell

Worbey & Farrell

Thursday 28 September 2017

Worbey & Farrell are internationally acclaimed concert pianists with a wicked sense of humour.

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Bandeoke at The Standard

Bandeoke at The Standard

Thursday 28 September 2017

Best act on the night wins a £25 bar tab and each singer receives a drinks token!

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Jason Manford - Work in Progress

Jason Manford - Work in Progress

Friday 29 September 2017

Jason Manford, is back with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018

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Live Music Friday

Live Music Friday

Friday 29 September 2017

Live music at The Standard

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18th - 30th Sep: Art from Palestine

18th - 30th Sep: Art from Palestine

Saturday 30 September 2017

An exhibition by Palestinian artists

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P.B.'s Antiques and Collectors Fair

P.B.'s Antiques and Collectors Fair

Saturday 30 September 2017

Selling beautiful items in beautiful surroundings – a very friendly fair!

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30th Sep - 25th Feb: ‘A Walk in the Woods’

30th Sep - 25th Feb: ‘A Walk in the Woods’

Saturday 30 September 2017

A brand new exhibition is coming to The Higgins celebrating the role of trees and woodland in British landscape painting.

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Bedford Chilli Fiesta

Bedford Chilli Fiesta

Saturday 30 September 2017

Bedford Chilli Fiesta is now in its 3rd year – lots of chilli to eat, drink and buy!

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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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The Selecter / The Beat Feat. Ranking Roger

The Selecter / The Beat Feat. Ranking Roger

Saturday 30 September 2017

2 Tone legends The Selecter and The Beat are teaming up to give fans a rare treat

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The Mighty Hub Whipley

The Mighty Hub Whipley

Saturday 30 September 2017

Live music at The Kings Arms

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Party Night at The Standard

Party Night at The Standard

Saturday 30 September 2017

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Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Sunday 1 October 2017

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

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Live Music Sunday

Live Music Sunday

Sunday 1 October 2017

Live music at The Standard

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St Peters Film Club: My Life as a Courgette

St Peters Film Club: My Life as a Courgette

Monday 2 October 2017

St. Peter’s Film Club meets 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 - Alim Beisembayev

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Alim Beisembayev

Tuesday 3 October 2017

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

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Lucy Hopkins & Bob Slayer Double Header

Lucy Hopkins & Bob Slayer Double Header

Tuesday 3 October 2017

Lucy Hopkins: Powerful Women Are About
Followed by after show: Bob Slayer: Whatever Next?

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Ballroom Dance Club

Ballroom Dance Club

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Every Wednesday (11-12noon). Free admission and refreshments to buy. Everyone is welcome and you don’t have to be able to dance!

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4th-7th Oct: Bedford's 40th Beer & Cider Festival

4th-7th Oct: Bedford's 40th Beer & Cider Festival

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Around 160 real ales, international beers, mead, cider and perry, plus food, games and entertainment.

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Charles Dickens the Campaigner

Charles Dickens the Campaigner

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Illustrated talk setting the scene for Restless Shadow, exhibition at Charles Dickens Museum.

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Open Mic at The Standard

Open Mic at The Standard

Wednesday 4 October 2017

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Back-roads Touring

Back-roads Touring

Thursday 5 October 2017

Europe & UK Small Group Touring

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National Theatre Live: Hamlet (Encore)

National Theatre Live: Hamlet (Encore)

Thursday 5 October 2017

Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

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Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge

Thursday 5 October 2017

Bedford Film Festival & Extravaganza presents: MOULIN ROUGE. An evening of film, drag and burlesque.

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The Tempest: A Practical Theatre Workshop

The Tempest: A Practical Theatre Workshop

Saturday 7 October 2017

Bilimankhwe have created a 90-minute practical theatre workshop based around the theme of wonder.

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11th Jul-7th Oct: Summer Exhibition 2017

11th Jul-7th Oct: Summer Exhibition 2017

Saturday 7 October 2017

Inspiring Women of Bunyan

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4th-7th Oct: Bedford's 40th Beer & Cider Festival

4th-7th Oct: Bedford's 40th Beer & Cider Festival

Saturday 7 October 2017

Around 160 real ales, international beers, mead, cider and perry, plus food, games and entertainment.

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BedPop Fun Palaces 2017

BedPop Fun Palaces 2017

Saturday 7 October 2017

BedPop is back with a bigger Fun Palace weekend in various town centre venues on 7th and 8th October

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Iyad Sughayer

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Iyad Sughayer

Tuesday 10 October 2017

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

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For All The Fires Not Yet Lit

For All The Fires Not Yet Lit

Tuesday 10 October 2017

For all the fires not yet lit is a solo performance for studio spaces telling a simple tale of one woman’s quest to find her brave bone.

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Ballroom Dance Club

Ballroom Dance Club

Wednesday 11 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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Lee Nelson: Serious Joker

Lee Nelson: Serious Joker

Thursday 12 October 2017

Due to huge demand, Lee’s brand-new, best ever stand-up show has been extended into autumn 2017

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Luisa Omielan - Am I Right Ladies?!

Luisa Omielan - Am I Right Ladies?!

Friday 13 October 2017

Comedy phenomenon Luisa Omielan is bringing her smash hit show ‘Am I Right Ladies!?’ to Bedford.

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Film Screening: Aliens

Film Screening: Aliens

Saturday 14 October 2017

Bedford Film Festival and The Quarry Theatre have brought Aliens back to the big screen

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Comedians Cinema Club: Aliens

Comedians Cinema Club: Aliens

Sunday 15 October 2017

The Comedian’s Cinema Club are back in town and this time they are going to take on quite possibly one of the greatest Sci-Fi Action Horror films ever made… Aliens.

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Mark Bennett & Charles Martin

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Mark Bennett & Charles Martin

Tuesday 17 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 18 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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Paul Chowdhry: Live innit

Paul Chowdhry: Live innit

Thursday 19 October 2017

Paul Chowdhry brings his highly anticipated new stand-up show to venues nationwide.

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Philharmonia Orchestra: From The New World

Philharmonia Orchestra: From The New World

Friday 20 October 2017

Take a journey across the pond with Copland, Korngold and Dvořák’s grandiose New World Symphony.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vegan Fair

Vegan Fair

Saturday 28 October 2017

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair

Saturday 18 November 2017

Christmas Fair in aid of charities at St Paul’s church

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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