Events in Bedford

Christmas Events and what's on in Bedford

Gin and Cheese Tasting at Decant Wine and Cheese Deli

Gin and Cheese Tasting at Decant Wine and Cheese Deli

Sunday 16 December 2018

Gin and Cheese Pairing Evening at 7.00pm at 20 Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3US

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Autism Bedfordshire's Family Christmas Concert

Autism Bedfordshire's Family Christmas Concert

Sunday 16 December 2018

at 3.00pm, Harpur Suite, Bedford Corn Exchange. Bring your friends and family to enjoy some festival refreshments, and to join us for a Christmas sing along with Cords Contemporary Choir.

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Advent at Bunyan Meeting Church Bedford – Services on Sundays

Advent at Bunyan Meeting Church Bedford – Services on Sundays

Sunday 16 December 2018

Services on Sundays:
9.30am: All age worship – Christ, Coffee & Croissants
11.00am: Morning worship – 6.30pm Evening worship

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Santa In Love

Santa In Love

Sunday 16 December 2018

1.30pm at The Quarry Theatre at St. Luke’s
He’s back! Have you ever wanted to know a secret? A Christmas secret!

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The Young Turner: Ambitions in Architecture and the Art of Perspective

The Young Turner: Ambitions in Architecture and the Art of Perspective

Sunday 16 December 2018

The Young Turner: Ambitions in Architecture and the Art of Perspective, a touring exhibition from the Ashmolean Museum, opens at The Higgins Bedford on 22nd September 2018.

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Neil Sands Chistmas Memories

Neil Sands Chistmas Memories

Monday 17 December 2018

Start Christmas in style this year as Neil Sands and his fabulous West End cast invite you to take a festive trip back down Memory Lane.

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Quiz Night at Albero Lounge

Quiz Night at Albero Lounge

Monday 17 December 2018

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

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‘Come and Sing’ Community Choir at Bunyan Meeting

‘Come and Sing’ Community Choir at Bunyan Meeting

Monday 17 December 2018

at 2.30pm, the ‘Come and Sing’ Community Choir Christmas Concert entitled ‘Music and Mince Pies’.

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Reading and Craft Club at Gallones Ice Cream Parlour

Reading and Craft Club at Gallones Ice Cream Parlour

Monday 17 December 2018

1030.am – 12 noon, £3 per child, includes unlimited squash or milk for the little ones and a hot drink for adults.

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An evening of Christmas Readings and Music

An evening of Christmas Readings and Music

Tuesday 18 December 2018

at 7.30pm – an evening of Christmas Readings and Music in The Basement at Bunyan Meeting

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Monthly Quiz Night Christmas Special at The Bear

Monthly Quiz Night Christmas Special at The Bear

Tuesday 18 December 2018

8.00pm at 92 High St, Bedford MK40 1NN. Calling all egg heads! It’s time to flex all the useless knowledge you’ve got stored in the back of your noggin!

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Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight

Wednesday 19 December 2018

7.30pm at Bedford School Chapel by Gaude – Bedford’s Professional Chamber Choir.

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Love Machine Christmas Show

Love Machine Christmas Show

Wednesday 19 December 2018

Share the love this Christmas as acclaimed lead vocalists take you through the magical decades of popular music.

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Community Carols at Bunyan Meeting Church

Community Carols at Bunyan Meeting Church

Wednesday 19 December 2018

at 1.30pm. Shoppers, workers, residents, visitors do come and join us for this festive occasion with coffee and mince pies!

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Gin and Cheese Tasting at Decant Wine and Cheese Deli

Gin and Cheese Tasting at Decant Wine and Cheese Deli

Wednesday 19 December 2018

Gin and Cheese Pairing Evening at 7.00pm at 20 Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3US

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Santa's Christmas Party (lunchtime)

Santa's Christmas Party (lunchtime)

Thursday 20 December 2018

The show where every child receives a present from Santa!

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Santa's Christmas Party (afternoon)

Santa's Christmas Party (afternoon)

Thursday 20 December 2018

The show where every child receives a present from Santa!

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Carols and Nine Lessons Service at St Peters Church

Carols and Nine Lessons Service at St Peters Church

Thursday 20 December 2018

at 7.00pm, St Peters Church, St Peters Street MK40 2TX

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Live Lounge at Toast

Live Lounge at Toast

Thursday 20 December 2018

Sofia Soul + Mexican Wine
Soul | Motown | Classics

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The Christmas Special at Faces Bedford

The Christmas Special at Faces Bedford

Friday 21 December 2018

Vintage Soul and Reggae Matters at Faces Bedford, 66 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NT

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The Tendons - Live at The Bear

The Tendons - Live at The Bear

Friday 21 December 2018

The Tendons, an iconic Bedford band are coming down on the 21st December to cause a riot in the pub!

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Rag Tag Misfits

Rag Tag Misfits

Friday 21 December 2018

The popular duo Rag Tag Misfits will be coming back to Bedford and performing live in the town centre from 11am until 3pm.

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Peaky Blinders 1st Birthday Party at Toast

Peaky Blinders 1st Birthday Party at Toast

Friday 21 December 2018

Live Swing Band + Sax Man

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Home Alone

Home Alone

Saturday 22 December 2018

A collaboration between Bedford Film Festival and Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s, we’re delighted to present Home Alone.

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Pantomime - Aladdin

Pantomime - Aladdin

Saturday 22 December 2018

Aladdin is brought to you by the award-winning Bedford Pantomime Company, who once again wave their magic wand to bring you traditional, family panto at its best. With a live band, fabulous lighting, glamorous costumes and gorgeous sets.

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Nine Lessons and Carols at St Pauls Church Bedford

Nine Lessons and Carols at St Pauls Church Bedford

Saturday 22 December 2018

at 4.00pm – by candlelight and with full choir. St Pauls Church St Pauls Square MK40 1SQ

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FREE Christmas Entertainment

FREE Christmas Entertainment

Saturday 22 December 2018

On Saturday 22nd December there will be lots going on. Courtesy of the Bedford businesses via Love Bedford, bring the kids along for some FREE entertainment in town.

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Advent at Bunyan Meeting Church Bedford – The Nativity

Advent at Bunyan Meeting Church Bedford – The Nativity

Sunday 23 December 2018

Services on Sundays:
9.30am: All age worship – Christ, Coffee & Croissants
11.00am: Morning worship – 6.30pm Evening worship

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Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at Bunyan Meeting Church

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at Bunyan Meeting Church

Sunday 23 December 2018

at 6.30pm. Followed by coffee and mince pies.

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Pantomime - Aladdin

Pantomime - Aladdin

Sunday 23 December 2018

Aladdin is brought to you by the award-winning Bedford Pantomime Company, who once again wave their magic wand to bring you traditional, family panto at its best. With a live band, fabulous lighting, glamorous costumes and gorgeous sets.

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Amy Leeder - Personality Vocalist Christmas Special at The Bear

Amy Leeder - Personality Vocalist Christmas Special at The Bear

Sunday 23 December 2018

8.00pm at 92 High St, Bedford MK40 1NN.
The incredibly talented Amy Leeder is with us this Christmassy season at The Bear, with stockings full of personality and plenty of Christmas cheer!

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Victorian Carol Singers

Victorian Carol Singers

Sunday 23 December 2018

Enjoy some Christmas Carols with our Victorian Carol Singers around town. They will be performing three times at 11.15 – 12pm. Then 1pm – 1.45 and again at 2.30 – 3.15.

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Santa's Grotto at the Harpur Centre throughout December

Santa's Grotto at the Harpur Centre throughout December

Monday 24 December 2018

Meet Santa in his Grotto at the Harpur Centre, receive a special gift on entry and enjoy the chance to buy a photo from Event-Photos with the main man himself.

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Christmas Eve at St Peters Church

Christmas Eve at St Peters Church

Monday 24 December 2018

4.00pm: Mayhem in the Mang (aka The Nativity for kids big and small, come in fancy dress or Angels & Shepherds)
11.30pm: Midnight Mass

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Christmas Eve at St Pauls Church Bedford

Christmas Eve at St Pauls Church Bedford

Monday 24 December 2018

3.00pm: Crib Service
10.00pm: The choir sings carols round the tree
11.00pm: Midnight Mass

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A Real Nightmare Before Christmas at The Bear

A Real Nightmare Before Christmas at The Bear

Monday 24 December 2018

8.00pm at 92 High St, Bedford MK40 1NN. The Bear presents, DJ Amy and DJ James, joining forces to bring you the most alternative Christmas party out there!

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Victorian Carol Singers

Victorian Carol Singers

Monday 24 December 2018

Enjoy some Christmas Carols with our Victorian Carol Singers around town. They will be performing three times at 11.15am – 12pm. Then 1pm – 1.45pm and again at 2.30pm – 3.15pm.

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Christmas Day Service at Bunyan Meeting

Christmas Day Service at Bunyan Meeting

Tuesday 25 December 2018

Family service at 10.00am
Do come and join us at this thriving town centre church at the heart of its community.

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Christmas Day at St Peters Church

Christmas Day at St Peters Church

Tuesday 25 December 2018

10.15am: Christmas Day Eucharist at St Peters Church, St Peters Street MK40 2TX

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Christmas Day at St Pauls Church Bedford

Christmas Day at St Pauls Church Bedford

Tuesday 25 December 2018

at 10.15am – Festival Eucharist. St Pauls Church St Pauls Square MK40 1SQ

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Acoustic Amy & Friends Showcase Night at The Bear

Acoustic Amy & Friends Showcase Night at The Bear

Wednesday 26 December 2018

8.00pm at 92 High St, Bedford MK40 1NN. Escape the Christmas music with Amy, playing a range of different songs with other local artists!

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Pantomime - Aladdin

Pantomime - Aladdin

Thursday 27 December 2018

Aladdin is brought to you by the award-winning Bedford Pantomime Company, who once again wave their magic wand to bring you traditional, family panto at its best. With a live band, fabulous lighting, glamorous costumes and gorgeous sets.

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Pantomime - Aladdin

Pantomime - Aladdin

Friday 28 December 2018

Aladdin is brought to you by the award-winning Bedford Pantomime Company, who once again wave their magic wand to bring you traditional, family panto at its best. With a live band, fabulous lighting, glamorous costumes and gorgeous sets.

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Pantomime - Aladdin

Pantomime - Aladdin

Saturday 29 December 2018

Aladdin is brought to you by the award-winning Bedford Pantomime Company, who once again wave their magic wand to bring you traditional, family panto at its best. With a live band, fabulous lighting, glamorous costumes and gorgeous sets.

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Pantomime - Aladdin

Pantomime - Aladdin

Sunday 30 December 2018

Aladdin is brought to you by the award-winning Bedford Pantomime Company, who once again wave their magic wand to bring you traditional, family panto at its best. With a live band, fabulous lighting, glamorous costumes and gorgeous sets.

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NYE at The Bear Bedford

NYE at The Bear Bedford

Monday 31 December 2018

Biggest party of the year – kick start the new year with us!
Lineup: The Homegrown / The Burke Brothers / Liam Circuit – music kicks off at 9.30pm

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Pantomime - Aladdin

Pantomime - Aladdin

Monday 31 December 2018

Aladdin is brought to you by the award-winning Bedford Pantomime Company, who once again wave their magic wand to bring you traditional, family panto at its best. With a live band, fabulous lighting, glamorous costumes and gorgeous sets.

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Brew Year's Eve Party at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Brew Year's Eve Party at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Monday 31 December 2018

With a DJ Set from DOUBLE IMPACT (playing the best of 2018, canapés, bubbles and beer it’s got the makings of a great party.

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New Years Eve at Toast Bedford

New Years Eve at Toast Bedford

Monday 31 December 2018

NYE 2018 with Kisstory – RNB | Soul | Oldskool Garage
DJ Mike / Delinquent​ (DJ Set + Live Acoustic)

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Pantomime - Aladdin

Pantomime - Aladdin

Tuesday 1 January 2019

Aladdin is brought to you by the award-winning Bedford Pantomime Company, who once again wave their magic wand to bring you traditional, family panto at its best. With a live band, fabulous lighting, glamorous costumes and gorgeous sets.

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Mat Roberts Live at The Bear

Mat Roberts Live at The Bear

Friday 11 January 2019

8.30pm at 92 High St, Bedford MK40 1NN. Calling all Bedfordians! A local, friendly face will be down at The Bear on the 11th January to help ease you into the new year!

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Crash Induction + more at The Bear

Crash Induction + more at The Bear

Saturday 12 January 2019

8.30pm at 92 High St, Bedford MK40 1NN. This one’s for all those punk fans out there! Kick ass sing-along anthems and crap jokes? Must mean Crash Induction are back to play The Bear!

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NT LIVE: The Tragedy of King Richard II at The Quarry Theatre

NT LIVE: The Tragedy of King Richard II at The Quarry Theatre

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas.

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MP2s - Electric Duo Live at The Bear

MP2s - Electric Duo Live at The Bear

Friday 18 January 2019

8.30pm at 92 High St, Bedford MK40 1NN. This electric duo sure know how to electrify a room, with their upbeat and fun atmosphere they can get anyone tapping their feet!

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Bunyan Meeting Volunteers Open Morning

Bunyan Meeting Volunteers Open Morning

Saturday 19 January 2019

Meet new people; learn new skills; gain work experience; get a good reference; and have fun supporting a great local organisation. 10.30am-12.30pm. Find out more!

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Blue Monday at The Quarry Theatre

Blue Monday at The Quarry Theatre

Monday 21 January 2019

A combination of post – Christmas blues, cold dark nights and the arrival of unpaid credit card bills …yes, it’s the third Monday of the year! Bedford Poetry Company present their own original poems to share the gloom and lift the spirits!

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Bedford College January Open Day

Bedford College January Open Day

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Time: 5.00pm – 7.30pm, Venue: Bedford College, Cauldwell Street, Bedford MK42 9AH

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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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