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Salsa Picante

Salsa Picante

Friday 20 April 2018

Dance school every Friday – all levels welcome!

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Record Store Day UK

Record Store Day UK

Saturday 21 April 2018

Limited edition records and live music as part of the UK celebration of independent record shops

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Only Fools and 3 Courses – The Sequel

Only Fools and 3 Courses – The Sequel

Saturday 21 April 2018

The Bedford Swan is pleased to bring you the sequel to Only Fools and 3 Courses a completely different dining experience.

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Music scholars of Stowe School

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Music scholars of Stowe School

Tuesday 24 April 2018

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

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The Secret Diaries of William Wilberforce

The Secret Diaries of William Wilberforce

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Illustrated talk by Prof John Coffey of the University of Leicester.

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Dora Carrington Gallery Tour

Dora Carrington Gallery Tour

Wednesday 25 April 2018

An introduction to one of Bedfordshire’s most famous artists.

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Salsa Picante

Salsa Picante

Friday 27 April 2018

Dance school every Friday – all levels welcome!

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Spring Fair

Spring Fair

Saturday 28 April 2018

Stalls and activities for all ages

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Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Saturday 28 April 2018

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

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26th - 28th April: Emil and the Detectives

26th - 28th April: Emil and the Detectives

Saturday 28 April 2018

Featuring an ensemble cast of actors aged between 8 & 18, from Bedford School and Bedford Girls’ School.

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1st - 12th May: Art Under the Bed

1st - 12th May: Art Under the Bed

Tuesday 1 May 2018

Sale of original artwork previously stored under the bed in Artists’ homes, now re-emerging to be sold for HALF of their original price!

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Alim Beisembayev

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Alim Beisembayev

Tuesday 1 May 2018

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

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Writing Competition

Writing Competition

Tuesday 1 May 2018

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

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The Nature of Forgetting

The Nature of Forgetting

Tuesday 1 May 2018

Theatre Re presents a powerful, explosive and joyous piece about what is left when memory is gone.

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Mexican Evening

Mexican Evening

Thursday 3 May 2018

Restaurant 25’s Mexican themed evening – delicious Mexican food and cocktails

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Acoustic Showcase: Melanie Quinn

Acoustic Showcase: Melanie Quinn

Thursday 3 May 2018

Stephen Hinds hosts the acoustic showcase where each month himself and another act perform!

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Salsa Picante

Salsa Picante

Friday 4 May 2018

Dance school every Friday – all levels welcome!

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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Friday 4 May 2018

We’re delighted to open Bedford Film Festival 2018 with Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, which truly epitomises how wonderful British cinema can be.

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Neverminds

Neverminds

Saturday 5 May 2018

Live music at The Kings Arms

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Vegan Market

Vegan Market

Saturday 5 May 2018

Vegan food, cakes and products, food samples, information stalls and much more.

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3rd-5th May: Bugsy Malone

3rd-5th May: Bugsy Malone

Saturday 5 May 2018

RARE Productions are excited to announce that the next show bringing the slapstick comedy to the Corn Exchange stage is the classic gangster smash hit, Bugsy Malone!

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Cheese Night

Cheese Night

Saturday 5 May 2018

Cheesy tunes from the 80s 90s and 00s at The Bear

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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Monday 7 May 2018

The People’s Theatre Company bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life.

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Umberto Laureti

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Umberto Laureti

Tuesday 8 May 2018

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

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NTL (Encore): Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

NTL (Encore): Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Tuesday 8 May 2018

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017.

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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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The Physical Education Women of Bedford

The Physical Education Women of Bedford

Thursday 10 May 2018

A talk about some of the amazing women associated with the University of Bedfordshire

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NTL: Macbeth

NTL: Macbeth

Thursday 10 May 2018

A National Theatre Live broadcast of Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy.

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Iain Stirling - U OK HUN? X

Iain Stirling - U OK HUN? X

Thursday 10 May 2018

Iain Stirling is back after a summer narrating smash hit Love Island (ITV2) and now you can see his actual face on his brand new tour!

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Salsa Picante

Salsa Picante

Friday 11 May 2018

Dance school every Friday – all levels welcome!

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Rock For Heroes

Rock For Heroes

Friday 11 May 2018

Immerse yourself into an all new production, celebrating the works of many artists in the ultimate charity concert that stood the test of time

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Masked Ball Cabaret

Masked Ball Cabaret

Friday 11 May 2018

A spectacular event of burlesque, drag and cabaret

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Light Alloy

Light Alloy

Saturday 12 May 2018

Live music at The Kings Arms

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1st - 12th May: Art Under the Bed

1st - 12th May: Art Under the Bed

Saturday 12 May 2018

Sale of original artwork previously stored under the bed in Artists’ homes, now re-emerging to be sold for HALF of their original price!

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Thünderbards – The Best Of

Thünderbards – The Best Of

Saturday 12 May 2018

Sketch comedy duo Thünderbards present an evening of the very best material from their four critically-acclaimed shows.

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Sunday Afternoon Cruise

Sunday Afternoon Cruise

Sunday 13 May 2018

Cruise upriver as far as Kempston Mill before returning.

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Made in Bedford Artisan Fair

Made in Bedford Artisan Fair

Sunday 13 May 2018

Promoting the work of local artists, designers, artisans, craftspeople and producers.

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Teresa de la Escalera

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Teresa de la Escalera

Tuesday 15 May 2018

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

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Baker Brothers Valuation Day

Baker Brothers Valuation Day

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Take the opportunity to have your jewellery valued by our National Association of Jewellers Valuer.

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Brooks Hair and Beauty Show

Brooks Hair and Beauty Show

Thursday 17 May 2018

Brooks Hair and Beauty, Bedford College is holding its annual Hair and Beauty Show

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The Wedding Reception comedy experience

The Wedding Reception comedy experience

Friday 18 May 2018

A comedy experience promising to love, honour and disarray! Cue uninvited guests, misbehaving family and secrets better left in the closet.

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Salsa Picante

Salsa Picante

Friday 18 May 2018

Dance school every Friday – all levels welcome!

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Livewire AC/DC Show

Livewire AC/DC Show

Friday 18 May 2018

The unique six-man tribute to rock music’s greatest band AC/DC

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80s 90s Throwback Night

80s 90s Throwback Night

Saturday 19 May 2018

Are you ready to travel back in the 80s/90s unforgettable music, happiness and fun?

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Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra: From West to East

Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra: From West to East

Saturday 19 May 2018

Soloist: Adrian Brendel (cello)
Conductor: Michael Rose

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Joy Rider

Joy Rider

Saturday 19 May 2018

Live music at The Kings Arms

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18th & 19th May: The Edelweiss Pirates

18th & 19th May: The Edelweiss Pirates

Saturday 19 May 2018

This is the true story of a group of teenagers with extraordinary courage in the face of immense danger, who rose up against the Nazis.

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Sunday Afternoon Cruise

Sunday Afternoon Cruise

Sunday 20 May 2018

Cruise upriver as far as Kempston Mill before returning.

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Bedford Flea

Bedford Flea

Sunday 20 May 2018

Brought to you by BedPop, Bedford Flea is launching in May 2018. Browse and buy from stalls of collectables, vinyl, clothing, antiques, books and more.

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Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Rustam Khanmurzin

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Rustam Khanmurzin

Tuesday 22 May 2018

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

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Dad's Army Radio Hour

Dad's Army Radio Hour

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of classic radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original TV series.

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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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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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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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Last Resort

Last Resort

Saturday 26 May 2018

Live music at The Kings Arms

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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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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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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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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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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

Showcasing the best of Bedford and local businesses

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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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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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Salsa Picante

Salsa Picante

Friday 8 June 2018

Dance school every Friday – all levels welcome!

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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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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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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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Salsa Picante

Salsa Picante

Friday 15 June 2018

Dance school every Friday – all levels welcome!

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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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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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Salsa Picante

Salsa Picante

Friday 22 June 2018

Dance school every Friday – all levels welcome!

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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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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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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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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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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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