• Philharmonia Orchestra: From The New World

    Friday 20 October 2017 7:20pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square, Bedford

    7.30pm

    Alpesh Chauhan conductor

    Elena Urioste violin

    COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man

    KORNGOLD Violin Concerto

    DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, From the New World

    There’s a good reason why certain pieces become classics, and with its combination of melody, nostalgia and high drama, Dvořák’s New World Symphony has been loved by audiences ever since its premiere in 1893. First, though, discover two very different but equally tuneful masterpieces from across the pond: Copland’s mighty musical salute to freedom, and the sumptuous, gloriously songful violin concerto that Erich Korngold wrote in 1940s Hollywood – performed by Elena Urioste.

    Tickets from £14

    Philharmonia Orchestra Box Office : 0800 652 6717 

    Booking Link: https://www.philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/1850/bedford/bedford_corn_exchange/20_october_2017/bedford_from_the_new_world/book

  • Bedford Record Fair

    Saturday 21 October 2017 2:27pm

    The Harpur Suite, Harpur Street, Bedford MK40 1LE

    A lovely, busy Record Fair in the heart of this busy, music friendly, town centre. Expect to see traders from all over the UK – specially handpicked from the VIP Music fairs

  • Don't Dribble on the Dragon

    Saturday 21 October 2017 3:03pm

    Quarry Theatre, 26 St Peters Street, Bedford MK40 2NN

    2.30pm

    My brother has a dragon and he keeps it secretly

    Within a box beneath his socks. He’s hiding it from me…

    Tom is a toddler with a cool older brother, a secret dragon… and a dribbling problem that just won’t stop!  When Tom’s endless drooling threatens to tear the brothers’ friendship apart can their dragon’s amazing magic help them put it back together again or will it only end up making things worse?

    Based on the fabulous new book by Steven Lee and with magic designed by the legendary Paul Daniels, this spectacular musical adventure about growing up and the importance of family is the perfect feel good show for big hearted adults and loving little ones alike.

    As an extra treat, Steven will be available to sign copies of Don’t Dribble On The Dragon which you can bring with you or buy in the theatre after the show.

    www.quarrytheatre.org.uk

  • Lipstick On Your Collar

    Saturday 21 October 2017 7:18pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square

    7.30pm

    Step back in time to the golden era of music where the jukebox roared and feet didn't touch the floor as Lipstick On Your Collar come to the Bedford Corn Exchange. Get your dancing shoes at the ready, grab yourself a milkshake and relax – you are in for an evening of back to back hits from the 1950s and 60s!

    From the birth of Rock n Roll through to the Beat Group sounds of the British Invasion and beyond, the show is packed with over forty hits from the likes of Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Ronettes, Cliff Richard, Cilla Black and many more.

     Performed by a full live band, featuring some of the country's top musicians direct from the West End, this incredible show features excellent vocals, tight harmonies and an infectious sense of fun

     Dancing in the aisles is strictly compulsory so bring your dancing shoes and let the good times roll!

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • Life of Riley

    Saturday 21 October 2017 7:37pm

    The Kings Arms, St Mary's Street, Bedford MK42 0AS

    Live music at The Kings Arms

    www.thekingsarmsbedford.co.uk

  • Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

    Sunday 22 October 2017 3:42pm

    Brewhouse & Kitchen, 115 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU

    www.brewhouseandkitchen.com

  • POP DIVAS – Live!

    Sunday 22 October 2017 4:21pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square

    4pm

    Little Mix / Katy Perry / Adele / Meghan Trainor / Ariana Grande / Taylor Swift / Rihanna

    The best songs from all your favourite female stars in one fabulous fun-packed show – that’s Pop Diva’s Live! Little Mix will cast some Black MagicKaty Perry will Roar and of course, Adele will be saying Hello as five enormously talented girls bring you up close and personal with the greatest pop performers of today. Meghan Trainor, Ariana GrandeTaylor Swift and Rihanna will all be dropping in to the biggest Pop Party ever so make sure you’re there!

    With dazzling choreography, state of the art videos and superb vocals, Pop Diva’s Live! is suitable for all ages and will leave you wanting more!

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • 23rd-29th Oct: Explore Learning in the Harpur Centre

    Monday 23 October 2017 4:35pm

    Harpur Centre, Bedford

    The managers from Explore Learning (based inside the Sainsbury’s on Clapham Road) will be inside the Harpur Centre meeting families every day during October half-term week, which runs from Monday 23rd October until Sunday 29th October.

    As a company, Explore Learning has helped over 200,000 children to reach their potential, excel academically and achieve the best possible results. The Bedford centre, are focused on nurturing learners to be fearless though growing confidence, determination and encouraging a positive learning attitude!

    Alongside providing award-winning maths and English tuition, Explore Learning works with many of the local schools, running workshops and competitions throughout the year. Bedford Explore have a big community presence – and love to chat – so drop by for more information at the top of the spiral during this October half-term week! 

  • Brewhouse & Kitchen Quiz Night

    Monday 23 October 2017 7:01pm

    Brewhouse & Kitchen, 115 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU

    8pm

    www.brewhouseandkitchen.com

  • Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Trio Sonorite

    Tuesday 24 October 2017 12:34pm

    St Pauls Church, St Pauls Square, Bedford 

    1.10pm

    TRIO SONORITE

    OZLEM CELIK,  Clarinet.

    DARYL GIULIANI,  Cello.

    JELENA MAKAROVA,  Piano.

    Lunchtime Concerts are held every Tuesday at 1.10.p.m during academic terms and they last approximately 50 mins.

    St. Paul's has a commitment to discovering, nurturing and promoting new musical talent. For many years the Lunchtime Concert Series has given opportunities to young student musicians to perform in a professional environment.

    Our musicians are students who are studying at the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, and Trinity Laban. Occasionally there is an organ recital. Local musicians also feature in the concerts. 

    The series of concerts features many of the best young pianists and instrumentalists in the UK. All have won major awards, including the International Liszt Competition, The Chopin Competition and Royal Academy and Royal College Inter-collegiate Competitions. These talented musicians are on the cusp of a professional career. (see Facebook (St Pauls Bedford Lunchtime Concert Series)) for details of past and present musicians.

    St. Paul's is the perfect venue for recitals, with a superb Bluthner piano and fine acoustics. The church is situated in the centre of the town and is only 10 minutes from Bedford Station. East Midlands trains from St. Pancras take only 35mins. The X5 Stagecoach bus service runs from Oxford to Bedford and Cambridge to Bedford. 

    The concerts are FREE with a voluntary donation. The church cafe is open from midday. If you are a student musician, who would like to give a recital please email: heather.turnham@yahoo.co.uk

    www.stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk 

  • Crafty's Creepy Castle Show

    Tuesday 24 October 2017 2:27pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square

    2pm

    From the team behind Marty MacDonald’s Farm and The Santa Shows comes the spookiest Trick Or Treat show ever…

    Why has Crafty the Crow gone to live in a haunted castle?

    Can Sally the Scarecrow help him with its ghostly goings-on?

    And what haunted happenings are making things go bump in the night?

    Come in your scariest Hallowe’en costume and join the adventure to find the hidden treasure in…

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • Family Tree Prints

    Tuesday 24 October 2017 3:00pm

    The Higgins Bedford, Castle Lane

    11am – 12pm, 12pm – 1pm, 2pm – 3pm

    Print on to a bag to hold your tree treasures 

    All children to be accompanied by an adult. No booking required. Sessions are designed for children that are age 3 and above. Children below 3 are welcome, though they may need a little more grown-up assistance with the activities. 

    Cost £2.70 per child, accompanying adults go free! No need to book, buy tickets on the day.

    www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk

  • Ballroom Dance Club

    Wednesday 25 October 2017 11:56am

    Harpur Suite, Harpur Square, Bedford

    Every Wednesday, 11am-12noon.

    Free admission and refreshments to buy. Everyone is welcome and you don't have to be able to dance!

    Hosted by Annie Seaborn, Ballroom Dance Organiser for Bedford Corn Exchange. Informal opportunity to find out more about dance events at Bedford Corn Exchange and the local area. Find out where to dance and where to learn. 

    General chat about dancing and opportunity for dancers to socialise.

    We have been meeting since April 2015 and found this to be a lovely way to keep in touch. 

    For more information please contact Annie

    annie.seaborn@icloud.com

    01234 364690

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • Tree Portraits

    Wednesday 25 October 2017 4:06pm

    The Higgins Bedford, Castle Lane

    11am – 1pm then 2 – 4pm drop in

    Join local artist Lisa Tilley for a free drop-in art activity inspired by the beautiful paintings of trees in A Walk in the Woods. Using leaf printing, leaf rubbings and even embroidery you will be able to make your own beautiful tree portrait. 

    Sponsored by Oxford Brookes University

    Free event, no need to book

    All children to be accompanied by an adult. No booking required. Sessions are designed for children that are age 3 and above. Children below 3 are welcome, though they may need a little more grown-up assistance with the activities. 

    www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk

  • Grand Autumn Ball 2017

    Wednesday 25 October 2017 4:35pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square, Bedford MK40 1SL 

    2-5pm

    In the elegant surroundings of the Main Auditorium at Bedford Corn Exchange.

    Join Annie & Andy  and dance to Live music by popular organist and singer Mathew Bason. 

    Relax and enjoy a quintessential afternoon tea served to you at your table whilst you chat to friends.

    Tickets are £9 each including afternoon tea. Early bird £7.50

    ( pay cash at Box office to avoid booking fee).

    Once you have your ticket please let Annie have the numbers and choose which friends you would like to sit with.

    Please advise Annie of any special diets.

    Dress code – "Tuxes and Tiaras" preferred!

    Further information from our own Ballroom Dance Organiser

    Annie Seaborn -01234 364690

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • 26th-29th Oct: Beer Festival at The Swan

    Thursday 26 October 2017 8:48am

    Bedford Swan Hotel, The Embankment

    Bedford Swan Hotel's annual beer festival returns from 26th – 29th October

    www.bedfordswanhotel.co.uk

  • The Twins Macabre

    Thursday 26 October 2017 7:22pm

    Quarry Theatre, 26 St Peters Street, Bedford MK40 2NN

    7pm

    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.

    Maurice and Ivy Macabre are 10-year-old psychic siblings who have a penchant for finger painting and murder. Having run away from the circus, (which mysteriously burnt down causing their parents to perish…) the pair conjure the souls of the damned through twisted sketches and songs.

    Come and witness the phantasmagorical feats of the twins as they relive their circus days.

    www.quarrytheatre.org.uk

  • Orchard Pig Cider Masterclass

    Thursday 26 October 2017 7:29pm

    Brewhouse and Kitchen, 115 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU

    7pm

    On Thursday, 26th October The Orchard Pig are hosting a cider masterclass with matched nibbles at 7pm!! Try 3 of their ciders with samples 3 of our dishes! £5 entry and only 20 spaces available so book now!!

    www.brewhouseandkitchen.com/venue/bedford

  • Buddy Holly Tribute 2017

    Thursday 26 October 2017 7:40pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square

    7.30pm

    Buddy Holly & The Crickets are brought back to life as they looked and sounded on their first tour of the UK in 1958 by the outstanding Spencer J & the Copy-Cat Crickets. 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 straight from the fifties with the songs that Buddy recorded such as 'Peggy Sue', 'That'll Be The Day', 'Oh Boy' and 'Heartbeat', but also other rock n roll hits such as 'La Bamba', 'Blue Suede Shoes', 'Rip It Up' and 'Shake Rattle & Roll' which Buddy performed time and again.

    This isn't just a great night, it's 'Buddy' brilliant!

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • Leafy Luminaires

    Friday 27 October 2017 2:44pm

    The Higgins Bedford, Castle Lane

    11am – 12pm, 12pm – 1pm, 2pm – 3pm

    Create a beautiful luminaire to brighten the autumn evening

    All children to be accompanied by an adult. No booking required. Sessions are designed for children that are age 3 and above. Children below 3 are welcome, though they may need a little more grown-up assistance with the activities. 

    Cost £2.70 per child, accompanying adults go free!

    www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk

  • P.B.'s Antiques and Collectables Fair

    Saturday 28 October 2017 12:35pm

    St Pauls Church, St Pauls Square, Bedford

    Held in an historic church in the centre of Bedford, PB's sells beautiful items in beautiful surroundings.

    A very friendly fair with a cafe area to sit and have a light snack, disabled entrance and toilet facilities.

    www.facebook.com/PBs-Antiques-Collectors-Fair-854745884542518

  • Wicked Halloween Workshops

    Saturday 28 October 2017 3:38pm

    www.harpurcentre.co.uk

  • Vegan Fair

    Saturday 28 October 2017 4:24pm

  • Oxjam Bedford 2017

    Saturday 28 October 2017 6:46pm

    Club Vertex, 2 Lurke Street

    Open from 2pm

    Kerry Jo Hodgkin / Kam Singh-Music / Volker Patent /Shaun Clark

    Oxjam Bedford Festival is a multi-venue music festival happening here in Bedford, raising money on behalf of Oxfam, who are celebrating their 75th year in bringing water solutions and vital aid to some of the world's poorest communities. 



    Tickets: a multi-venue wristband is £10 to purchase in advance – available from wegottickets.com, Bedford Esquires and Slide Record Shop - or £12 on the door(s) on the day of the event.



    All proceeds go to Oxfam

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1033200126783693

  • Dynamite Chicken

    Saturday 28 October 2017 7:39pm

    The Kings Arms, St Mary's Street, Bedford MK42 0AS

    Live music at The Kings Arms

    www.thekingsarmsbedford.co.uk

  • Halloween Party at The Bear

    Saturday 28 October 2017 8:02pm

    The Bear, 92 High Street, Bedford

    8pm

    It's nearly the most wonderful time of the year again! Join us at the Bear for a night of gothic horror with DJs Chris & Ralph , playing the best in goth, industrial, alt.

    Prize for best and worst fancy dress, BBQ (which may include chicken marinated in the darkest depths of hell…) try if you dare!

    www.facebook.com/TheBearBedford

  • Herd Halloween Fancy Dress Party

    Saturday 28 October 2017 10:54pm

    Herd, 25 St Cuthberts Street, Bedford MK40 3JG

    9pm – 4am

    Fancy dress, prizes and DJs

    www.facebook.com/HerdBedford

  • Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

    Sunday 29 October 2017 3:43pm

    Brewhouse & Kitchen, 115 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU

    www.brewhouseandkitchen.com

  • 23rd-29th Oct: Explore Learning in the Harpur Centre

    Sunday 29 October 2017 4:44pm

    Harpur Centre, Bedford

    The managers from Explore Learning (based inside the Sainsbury’s on Clapham Road) will be inside the Harpur Centre meeting families every day during October half-term week, which runs from Monday 23rd October until Sunday 29th October.

    As a company, Explore Learning has helped over 200,000 children to reach their potential, excel academically and achieve the best possible results. The Bedford centre, are focused on nurturing learners to be fearless though growing confidence, determination and encouraging a positive learning attitude!

    Alongside providing award-winning maths and English tuition, Explore Learning works with many of the local schools, running workshops and competitions throughout the year. Bedford Explore have a big community presence – and love to chat – so drop by for more information at the top of the spiral during this October half-term week! 

  • 26th-29th Oct: Beer Festival at The Swan

    Sunday 29 October 2017 10:54pm

    Bedford Swan Hotel, The Embankment

    Bedford Swan Hotel's annual beer festival returns from 26th – 29th October

    www.bedfordswanhotel.co.uk

  • Brewhouse & Kitchen Quiz Night

    Monday 30 October 2017 7:02pm

    Brewhouse & Kitchen, 115 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU

    8pm

    www.brewhouseandkitchen.com

  • Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Ian Runnells

    Tuesday 31 October 2017 12:35pm

    St Pauls Church, St Pauls Square, Bedford 

    1.10pm

    IAN RUNNELLS ORGAN RECITAL

    ORGANIST AND DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, ST PAUL’S CHURCH, BEDFORD AND DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, WELLINGBOROUGH SCHOOL, NORTHANTS.

    Lunchtime Concerts are held every Tuesday at 1.10.p.m during academic terms and they last approximately 50 mins.

    St. Paul's has a commitment to discovering, nurturing and promoting new musical talent. For many years the Lunchtime Concert Series has given opportunities to young student musicians to perform in a professional environment.

    Our musicians are students who are studying at the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, and Trinity Laban. Occasionally there is an organ recital. Local musicians also feature in the concerts. 

    The series of concerts features many of the best young pianists and instrumentalists in the UK. All have won major awards, including the International Liszt Competition, The Chopin Competition and Royal Academy and Royal College Inter-collegiate Competitions. These talented musicians are on the cusp of a professional career. (see Facebook (St Pauls Bedford Lunchtime Concert Series)) for details of past and present musicians.

    St. Paul's is the perfect venue for recitals, with a superb Bluthner piano and fine acoustics. The church is situated in the centre of the town and is only 10 minutes from Bedford Station. East Midlands trains from St. Pancras take only 35mins. The X5 Stagecoach bus service runs from Oxford to Bedford and Cambridge to Bedford. 

    The concerts are FREE with a voluntary donation. The church cafe is open from midday. If you are a student musician, who would like to give a recital please email: heather.turnham@yahoo.co.uk

    www.stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk 

  • Ballroom Dance Club

    Wednesday 1 November 2017 12:39pm

    Harpur Suite, Harpur Square, Bedford

    Every Wednesday, 11am-12noon.

    Free admission and refreshments to buy. Everyone is welcome and you don't have to be able to dance!

    Hosted by Annie Seaborn, Ballroom Dance Organiser for Bedford Corn Exchange. Informal opportunity to find out more about dance events at Bedford Corn Exchange and the local area. Find out where to dance and where to learn. 

    General chat about dancing and opportunity for dancers to socialise.

    We have been meeting since April 2015 and found this to be a lovely way to keep in touch. 

    For more information please contact Annie

    annie.seaborn@icloud.com

    01234 364690

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • Jacqui Dankworth & Craig Ogden

    Wednesday 1 November 2017 7:38pm

    The Quarry Theatre, 26 St Peters Street, Bedford MK40 2NN

    8pm

    Jacqui Dankworth is one of the most highly regarded vocalists in the UK. Known primarily as a jazz singer, Jacqui’s unique musical palette also draws on folk, soul, classical, blues and numerous other influences. In her concert appearances, including those with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic and London Philharmonic, as well as her stylistically diverse recordings, she displays a virtuosic, seemingly effortless mastery of a wide spectrum of genres.

    With a string of No. 1 CDs to his name, Craig Ogden is one of the world’s finest classical guitarists. A household name to listeners of Classic FM and BBC Radio 3, Craig’s virtuosic performances as a concerto soloist with orchestras, together with his solo recitals and collaborations as a chamber musician, ensures invitations to perform at major venues around the world.

    Jacqui heard Craig on Classic FM recently and was so moved by his playing that she asked if they could record an album together. The combination of classical guitar and voice is one Jacqui is familiar with, having grown up with John Williams and Cleo Laine around the house! The sound is classic, timeless, and one of delicate beauty. Their programme includes a diverse mixture of intimate songs by everyone from Paul Simon and James Taylor to Henry Mancini and Michel Legrand.

    A collaboration between two artists from different musical worlds, based around an exquisite collection of songs, performed by two master musicians at the top of their game.

    www.quarrytheatre.org.uk

  • Reminiscence Coffee Mornings: Keeping Active

    Thursday 2 November 2017 10:50am

    The Higgins Bedford, Castle Lane, Bedford

    11am

    What sports and activities do you most like? Were you any good at sport at school? Have you kept up any sports or learnt new ones in adulthood and later life to keep fit and healthy? Come and share your experiences with the group.

    These are held at 11am on the first Thursday of the month.

    Free admission to session.

    £1 for tea/coffee

    All welcome!

    www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk

  • 2nd-4th Nov: Oliver

    Thursday 2 November 2017 7:48pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square, Bedford

    7.30pm (plus a 2.30pm performance on Saturday)

    Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

    The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • Meet the Brewer

    Thursday 2 November 2017 7:52pm

    Brewhouse & Kitchen, 115 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU

    www.brewhouseandkitchen.com

  • Creative Writing Group at The Higgins Bedford

    Saturday 4 November 2017 12:35pm

    The Higgins Bedford, Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3XD

    11am – 1pm

    This group is designed for anyone who would like to write in a trusted group with others. The group will use the museum’s collections as prompts for shared writing and personal reflection. There will be the opportunity for some of the group’s responses to be displayed alongside exhibits. Each session will include a short writing exercise, time to look around the museum and write alone, and time to listen and respond to each other’s writing. The group will be led by Simon Wrigley, outreach director of the National Writing Project (nwp.org.uk).

    Numbers are limited to 15. An attendance fee of £5.50 (£4.40 concessions) covers the group’s exclusive use of the Garden Room.

    Book on 01234 718618

    www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk

  • 2nd-4th Nov: Oliver

    Saturday 4 November 2017 6:55pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square, Bedford

    7.30pm (plus a 2.30pm performance on Saturday)

    Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

    The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • The Chromes

    Saturday 4 November 2017 7:41pm

    The Kings Arms, St Mary's Street, Bedford MK42 0AS

    Live music at The Kings Arms

    www.thekingsarmsbedford.co.uk

  • Drag With No Name

    Saturday 4 November 2017 11:27pm

    The Barley Mow, 72 St Loyes Street, Bedford MK40 1EZ

    11pm – 4am

    Cabaret at The Barley Mow

    www.lovethebarley.com

  • Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

    Sunday 5 November 2017 3:44pm

    Brewhouse & Kitchen, 115 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU

    www.brewhouseandkitchen.com

  • Mr Eazi - Life is Eazi

    Sunday 5 November 2017 7:57pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square, Bedford

    8pm

    Afrobeats artist, Mr Eazi returns to the UK to perform his favourite hits, 'Skin Tight', 'Hollup', 'Bankulize', 'In the Morning', 'Tilapia' and 'Detty Yaself', alongside mashups and new material.

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • Brewhouse & Kitchen Quiz Night

    Monday 6 November 2017 7:03pm

    Brewhouse & Kitchen, 115 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU

    8pm

    www.brewhouseandkitchen.com

  • St Peters Film Club: Red Sorghum

    Monday 6 November 2017 7:36pm

    St Peter de Merton Church, St Peters Street, Bedford

    7pm

    The film takes place in a rural village in China's eastern province of Shandong during the Second Sino-Japanese War. It is narrated from the point of view of the protagonist’s grandson, who reminisces about his grandmother, Jiu'er. She was a poor girl who was sent by her parents into a pre-arranged marriage with an old man, Li Datou, who owns a distillery. When he dies, she takes over the distillery and after many ups and downs manages to make it a success. Then brutal reality breaks in as the Japanese army invades and kills one of the most respected workers. In a desperate attempt to avenge his death Jiu’er and most of the workers die. Only one of the workers and Jiu’er’s infant son manage to survive.

    The film won the Golden Bear at the 1988 Berlin Film Festival. Roger Elbert in his review wrote: "There is a strength in the simplicity of this story, in the almost fairy-tale quality of its images and the shocking suddenness of its violence, that Hollywood in its sophistication has lost."

  • Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Julian Trevelyan

    Tuesday 7 November 2017 12:58pm

    St Pauls Church, St Pauls Square, Bedford 

    1.10pm

    Julian Trevelyan, Piano.

    Lunchtime Concerts are held every Tuesday at 1.10.p.m during academic terms and they last approximately 50 mins.

    St. Paul's has a commitment to discovering, nurturing and promoting new musical talent. For many years the Lunchtime Concert Series has given opportunities to young student musicians to perform in a professional environment.

    Our musicians are students who are studying at the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, and Trinity Laban. Occasionally there is an organ recital. Local musicians also feature in the concerts. 

    The series of concerts features many of the best young pianists and instrumentalists in the UK. All have won major awards, including the International Liszt Competition, The Chopin Competition and Royal Academy and Royal College Inter-collegiate Competitions. These talented musicians are on the cusp of a professional career. (see Facebook (St Pauls Bedford Lunchtime Concert Series)) for details of past and present musicians.

    St. Paul's is the perfect venue for recitals, with a superb Bluthner piano and fine acoustics. The church is situated in the centre of the town and is only 10 minutes from Bedford Station. East Midlands trains from St. Pancras take only 35mins. The X5 Stagecoach bus service runs from Oxford to Bedford and Cambridge to Bedford. 

    The concerts are FREE with a voluntary donation. The church cafe is open from midday. If you are a student musician, who would like to give a recital please email: heather.turnham@yahoo.co.uk

    www.stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk 

  • Ballroom Dance Club

    Wednesday 8 November 2017 11:44am

    Harpur Suite, Harpur Square, Bedford

    Every Wednesday, 11am-12noon.

    Free admission and refreshments to buy. Everyone is welcome and you don't have to be able to dance!

    Hosted by Annie Seaborn, Ballroom Dance Organiser for Bedford Corn Exchange. Informal opportunity to find out more about dance events at Bedford Corn Exchange and the local area. Find out where to dance and where to learn. 

    General chat about dancing and opportunity for dancers to socialise.

    We have been meeting since April 2015 and found this to be a lovely way to keep in touch. 

    For more information please contact Annie

    annie.seaborn@icloud.com

    01234 364690

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • 8th-11th Nov: Art for Well-Being Exhibition

    Wednesday 8 November 2017 3:51pm

    The ‘Art for Well-Being’ exhibition will proudly display art pieces crafted by dedicated unpaid family carers based in Bedford and Biggleswade. The exhibition will be open to the public between 11am and 4pm and a special art workshop with Carers in Bedfordshire’s art professionals will run from 10 am-12 pm on our opening day, Wednesday 8th November.

    The artwork displayed will be produced by carers, who are registered with and supported by the charity; Carers in Bedfordshire. The mixed media art training group gives unpaid carers a chance to invest in their own well-being by taking some time out of their caring role and focus on a creative activity that they love. Spending time in the company of people who also care for someone who needs them, these carers experience the joy of producing art to share with others. The resulting art show is a celebration of those carers and their achievements. The exhibition will also highlight the benefits that unpaid carers receive from being supported by the charity’s events, workshops and support programmes.

    Come along to view the art, learn about Carers in Bedfordshire and develop your knowledge of Art and Well-being.

    Basement@Bunyan, Bunyan Meeting, Mill Street, MK40 3EU

    To get involved with Carers in Bedfordshire or for more information, contact info@carersinbeds.org.uk, call 03001111919 or visit www.carersinbeds.org.uk

  • Bedford Town Amble

    Thursday 9 November 2017 2:44pm

    The Higgins Bedford, Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3XD

    2.30pm

    Archaeology talks at The Higgins Bedford

    Join me on an Archaeological Amble around Bedford town discovering the town’s ancient buildings past and present. We will depart from and end at The Higgins.

    £5.50 (Concessions £4.40) Booking essential

    www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk

  • Meet the Brewer

    Thursday 9 November 2017 7:53pm

    Brewhouse & Kitchen, 115 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU

    www.brewhouseandkitchen.com

  • Richard Jones The Power of Imagination

    Friday 10 November 2017 8:02pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square, Bedford

    8pm

    Magician, illusionist and army bandsman, Lance Corporal Richard Jones of the Household Cavalry, won the tenth series of “Britain's Got Talent”.  Amazing the nation with his magic, and winning with a heart-felt performance that touched all those tuning in.

    Lance Corporal Richard Jones joined senior members of the Royal Family, at the Royal Variety Performance, for a spectacular performance to mark his victory on winning “Britain’s Got Talent”

    During the summer, Richard joined the West End cast of “Impossible” at the Noël Coward Theatre for a 6 week run. 

    2017 continues to be a successful year for Richard which includes him embarking on a sell-out tour around the uk – and he’s coming to Bedford for “The Power Of Imagination” show.

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • 8th-11th Nov: Art for Well-Being Exhibition

    Saturday 11 November 2017 3:56pm

    The ‘Art for Well-Being’ exhibition will proudly display art pieces crafted by dedicated unpaid family carers based in Bedford and Biggleswade. The exhibition will be open to the public between 11am and 4pm and a special art workshop with Carers in Bedfordshire’s art professionals will run from 10 am-12 pm on our opening day, Wednesday 8th November.

    The artwork displayed will be produced by carers, who are registered with and supported by the charity; Carers in Bedfordshire. The mixed media art training group gives unpaid carers a chance to invest in their own well-being by taking some time out of their caring role and focus on a creative activity that they love. Spending time in the company of people who also care for someone who needs them, these carers experience the joy of producing art to share with others. The resulting art show is a celebration of those carers and their achievements. The exhibition will also highlight the benefits that unpaid carers receive from being supported by the charity’s events, workshops and support programmes.

    Come along to view the art, learn about Carers in Bedfordshire and develop your knowledge of Art and Well-being.

    Basement@Bunyan, Bunyan Meeting, Mill Street, MK40 3EU

    To get involved with Carers in Bedfordshire or for more information, contact info@carersinbeds.org.uk, call 03001111919 or visit www.carersinbeds.org.uk

  • Bass Wave

    Saturday 11 November 2017 7:22pm

    Club Vertex, 2 Lurke Street, Bedford MK40 3HY

    8pm

    www.clubvertex.com

  • Wired

    Saturday 11 November 2017 7:42pm

    The Kings Arms, St Mary's Street, Bedford MK42 0AS

    Live music at The Kings Arms

    www.thekingsarmsbedford.co.uk

  • Remembrance Service

    Sunday 12 November 2017 11:17am

    John Bunyan Meeting, Mill Street, Bedford

    www.bunyanmeeting.co.uk

  • Remembering...

    Sunday 12 November 2017 2:51pm

    The Quarry Theatre, 26 St Peters Street, Bedford MK40 2NN

    3pm

    This programme comprises totally original work written and presented by members of the Bedford Poetry Company. The poems celebrate our common past and recall it in all its rich variety of mood. Often poignant, sometimes humorous, and never less than fascinating, these recreations of who we were and who we are, will strike many chords of recognition. This Armistice Sunday presentation will also feature a special tribute to the fallen.

    The Bedford Poetry Company consists of local writers who regularly share their work at the monthly Poetry Café at Frescoes Coffee House in Mill Street and the Ouse Muse poetry group that meets in the Old Auction rooms in Duke Street.

    www.quarrytheatre.org.uk

  • Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

    Sunday 12 November 2017 3:44pm

    Brewhouse & Kitchen, 115 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU

    www.brewhouseandkitchen.com

  • Brewhouse & Kitchen Quiz Night

    Monday 13 November 2017 7:04pm

    Brewhouse & Kitchen, 115 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU

    8pm

    www.brewhouseandkitchen.com

  • Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Christian Dawson

    Tuesday 14 November 2017 1:02pm

    St Pauls Church, St Pauls Square, Bedford 

    1.10pm

    Christian Dawson MMus (Hons), Piano.

    Lunchtime Concerts are held every Tuesday at 1.10.p.m during academic terms and they last approximately 50 mins.

    St. Paul's has a commitment to discovering, nurturing and promoting new musical talent. For many years the Lunchtime Concert Series has given opportunities to young student musicians to perform in a professional environment.

    Our musicians are students who are studying at the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, and Trinity Laban. Occasionally there is an organ recital. Local musicians also feature in the concerts. 

    The series of concerts features many of the best young pianists and instrumentalists in the UK. All have won major awards, including the International Liszt Competition, The Chopin Competition and Royal Academy and Royal College Inter-collegiate Competitions. These talented musicians are on the cusp of a professional career. (see Facebook (St Pauls Bedford Lunchtime Concert Series)) for details of past and present musicians.

    St. Paul's is the perfect venue for recitals, with a superb Bluthner piano and fine acoustics. The church is situated in the centre of the town and is only 10 minutes from Bedford Station. East Midlands trains from St. Pancras take only 35mins. The X5 Stagecoach bus service runs from Oxford to Bedford and Cambridge to Bedford. 

    The concerts are FREE with a voluntary donation. The church cafe is open from midday. If you are a student musician, who would like to give a recital please email: heather.turnham@yahoo.co.uk

    www.stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk 

  • Ballroom Dance Club

    Wednesday 15 November 2017 11:44am

    Harpur Suite, Harpur Square, Bedford

    Every Wednesday, 11am-12noon.

    Free admission and refreshments to buy. Everyone is welcome and you don't have to be able to dance!

    Hosted by Annie Seaborn, Ballroom Dance Organiser for Bedford Corn Exchange. Informal opportunity to find out more about dance events at Bedford Corn Exchange and the local area. Find out where to dance and where to learn. 

    General chat about dancing and opportunity for dancers to socialise.

    We have been meeting since April 2015 and found this to be a lovely way to keep in touch. 

    For more information please contact Annie

    annie.seaborn@icloud.com

    01234 364690

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • Eight Months that shook the world – Russia in 1917

    Wednesday 15 November 2017 7:43pm

    Bedford School Library, de Parys Avenue, Burnaby Road gate MK40 2TU

    7.30pm

    Eight Months that shook the world – Russia in 1917

    Talk by Dr Jonathan Davis of Anglia University to the HA (Historical Association-Bedford)

    Free to HA members. Others welcome with a donation.

    Details 07989 837819/01234 266839  

  • Ga Ga - A Tribute to Queen

    Thursday 16 November 2017 7:07pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square, Bedford

    7.30pm

    Performed by a multi-award winning band who have headlined the ‘International Guitar Festival’ on several occasions, this is a Queen show like no other.

    From numerous Queen Conventions to TV appearances, GA GA have consistently proved why they are so highly rated by critics and audiences alike. There are no wigs, no make-up and definitely no false moustaches but instead a host of massive Queen songs played like they were meant to be.

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • National Theatre Live: Follies

    Thursday 16 November 2017 7:10pm

    The Quarry Theatre, 26 St Peters Street, Bedford MK40 2NN

    7pm

    New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

    Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

    Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

    www.quarrytheatre.org.uk

  • A to Ziggy

    Thursday 16 November 2017 7:28pm

    Club Vertex, 2 Lurke Street, Bedford MK40 3HY

    8pm

    www.clubvertex.com

  • Meet the Brewer

    Thursday 16 November 2017 7:54pm

    Brewhouse & Kitchen, 115 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU

    www.brewhouseandkitchen.com

  • Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

    Friday 17 November 2017 7:09pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square, Bedford

    8pm

    America’s Got Talent winner 2015 Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin returns home to the UK fresh from headlining the world-famous Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas with a sparkling new show featuring his all-star cast of (in)famous puppets. 

    Join Paul, Sam, Albert and Baby plus 2 crazy BRAND NEW characters for an evening of laugh out loud Stand-up Comedy and Ventriloquism!

    With over 22 MILLION HITS on YOU TUBE Paul is a regular on The Royal Variety Show and has been seen most recently on BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show and, last Christmas, at The London Palladium.

  • Imelda May

    Friday 17 November 2017 7:12pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square, Bedford

    7pm

    Irish superstar singer and songwriter Imelda May has announced four additional UK tour dates, at Warrington’s Parr Hall, Basingstoke’s The Anvil, Southampton 02 Guildhall, and Bedford Corn Exchange. Tickets go on sale this Friday 7th July at 10am. The November dates include a headline show at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall, where Imelda supported The Who in April in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • Christmas Fair at St Pauls

    Saturday 18 November 2017 3:25pm

    St Paul’s church, St Paul's Sq, Bedford, MK40 1SQ

    10am-4pm

    Christmas Fair in aid of charities in the UK and abroad 

    01234 340163

    http://www.stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk/

  • BSO: From Russia with Love

    Saturday 18 November 2017 7:16pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square, Bedford

    7.30pm

    Soloist: Mengyang Pan (piano)

    Conductor: Michael Rose

    Tchaikovsky – Overture: Romeo and Juliet

    Rachmaninov – Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini

    Musorgsky – Pictures from an exhibition

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • Light Alloy

    Saturday 18 November 2017 7:43pm

    The Kings Arms, St Mary's Street, Bedford MK42 0AS

    Live music at The Kings Arms

    www.thekingsarmsbedford.co.uk

  • Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

    Sunday 19 November 2017 3:45pm

    Brewhouse & Kitchen, 115 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU

    www.brewhouseandkitchen.com

  • Made in Bedford's Christmas Artisan Fair

    Sunday 19 November 2017 7:42pm

    Harpur Suite, Bedford Corn Exchange, Harpur Square, Bedford MK40 1LE

    10am – 4pm

    Mulled wine, mince pies and loads of beautiful locally made things to buy. All that's great about Bedford under one roof.

    www.facebook.com/madeinbedford

  • Brewhouse & Kitchen Quiz Night

    Monday 20 November 2017 7:05pm

    Brewhouse & Kitchen, 115 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU

    8pm

    www.brewhouseandkitchen.com

  • Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts

    Tuesday 21 November 2017 1:05pm

    St Pauls Church, St Pauls Square, Bedford 

    1.10pm

    JAMAL ALIYEV BMus (Hons), Cello.

    MARIA TARASEWICZ,  Piano.

    ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC

    Lunchtime Concerts are held every Tuesday at 1.10.p.m during academic terms and they last approximately 50 mins.

    St. Paul's has a commitment to discovering, nurturing and promoting new musical talent. For many years the Lunchtime Concert Series has given opportunities to young student musicians to perform in a professional environment.

    Our musicians are students who are studying at the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, and Trinity Laban. Occasionally there is an organ recital. Local musicians also feature in the concerts. 

    The series of concerts features many of the best young pianists and instrumentalists in the UK. All have won major awards, including the International Liszt Competition, The Chopin Competition and Royal Academy and Royal College Inter-collegiate Competitions. These talented musicians are on the cusp of a professional career. (see Facebook (St Pauls Bedford Lunchtime Concert Series)) for details of past and present musicians.

    St. Paul's is the perfect venue for recitals, with a superb Bluthner piano and fine acoustics. The church is situated in the centre of the town and is only 10 minutes from Bedford Station. East Midlands trains from St. Pancras take only 35mins. The X5 Stagecoach bus service runs from Oxford to Bedford and Cambridge to Bedford. 

    The concerts are FREE with a voluntary donation. The church cafe is open from midday. If you are a student musician, who would like to give a recital please email: heather.turnham@yahoo.co.uk

    www.stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk 

  • 21st-23rd Nov: Romeo and Juliet

    Tuesday 21 November 2017 7:19pm

    The Quarry Theatre, 26 St Peters Street, Bedford MK40 2NN

    Tuesday 21st – Thursday 23rd November, 7.30pm (+ 1.30pm on Wednesday 22nd November)

    Directed and produced by Antoinette Keylock

    Textual adaptation by Jonathan Hooley

    Fight direction by Richard Mann

    A bold re-imagining of Shakespeare’s iconic tale:

    ‘My only love sprung from my only hate!’ Two households, two teenagers, one love and one fate.

    Set in a fictional, post-apocalyptic war ravaged 1985, the darker themes of this classic text are brought to the fore as the masked balls of a bygone era are supplanted by the neon lights and savage hedonism of an industrial rave scene. Tensions runs high as skirmishes break out between two warring families in a world where greed, hatred and political feuds prevail on every street corner. In such a world, the most unlikely of romances blossoms between two young lovers.

    This production will be augmented by the live performance of music composed specifically for the occasion.

    Book early to avoid disappointment.

    www.quarrytheatre.org.uk

  • Ballroom Dance Club

    Wednesday 22 November 2017 11:45am

    Harpur Suite, Harpur Square, Bedford

    Every Wednesday, 11am-12noon.

    Free admission and refreshments to buy. Everyone is welcome and you don't have to be able to dance!

    Hosted by Annie Seaborn, Ballroom Dance Organiser for Bedford Corn Exchange. Informal opportunity to find out more about dance events at Bedford Corn Exchange and the local area. Find out where to dance and where to learn. 

    General chat about dancing and opportunity for dancers to socialise.

    We have been meeting since April 2015 and found this to be a lovely way to keep in touch. 

    For more information please contact Annie

    annie.seaborn@icloud.com

    01234 364690

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • Philharmonia Orchestra: Shostakovich & Rachmaninov

    Wednesday 22 November 2017 7:29pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square

    7.30pm

    Long Yu conductor

    George Li piano

    GLINKA Overture, Ruslan and Ludmilla

    RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2

    SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

    For Dmitri Shostakovich, his Fifth Symphony really was a matter of life and death. Written in Stalin’s USSR, this is music on the edge: a shout of defiance in a time of terror, and one of the most powerful and personal statements in all of 20th-century music. It’s a gripping contrast to the romance of Rachmaninov’s hugely popular piano concerto – played by the brilliant young American star George Li – and Glinka’s sparkling little firecracker of an overture.

    Tickets from £14

    Philharmonia Orchestra Box Office : 0800 652 6717 

    Booking Link: https://www.philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/1852/bedford/bedford_corn_exchange/22_november_2017/bedford_shostakovich_and_rachmaninov/book

  • Meet the Brewer

    Thursday 23 November 2017 7:55pm

    Brewhouse & Kitchen, 115 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU

    www.brewhouseandkitchen.com

  • Paul Foot: 'Tis a Pity She's a Piglet

    Friday 24 November 2017 7:20pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square, Bedford

    8pm

    In Paul's first new show in two years, Professor Ketchup and his camembert piglet join forces as he tackles the big issues such as terrorism.  Plus Ant 'n Dec, Immigration X-Factor and breakfast. The multi-award winning Mr Foot has appeared on numerous TV and Radio programmes including Never Mind The BuzzcocksWould I Lie To You8 Out Of 10 Cats, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, If Katie Hopkins Ruled The WorldRussell Howard’s Good News and The Infinite Monkey Cage on BBC Radio4.

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • Tom Allen: Absolutely

    Saturday 25 November 2017 7:23pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square, Bedford

    8pm

    Catch him now and you will be able to tell people how you saw him before he was famous. 

    The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class family from Bromley, Tom Allen embarks on his debut solo tour this autumn.

    As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Virtually Famous, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4’s Just a Minute.

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • Elgar - The Kingdom

    Saturday 25 November 2017 7:30pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square, Bedford

    7.30pm

    Soloists:

    Rebecca Bottone (soprano)

    Jeanette Ager (mezzo soprano)

    Ben Thapa (tenor)

    Andrew Slater (baritone)

    Conductor: Ian Smith

  • Informers

    Saturday 25 November 2017 7:44pm

    The Kings Arms, St Mary's Street, Bedford MK42 0AS

    Live music at The Kings Arms

    www.thekingsarmsbedford.co.uk

  • Jimpster at Herd

    Saturday 25 November 2017 11:03pm

    Herd, 25 St Cuthberts Street, Bedford MK40 3JG

    10pm – 4am

    Taste-maker, label boss, producer, DJ, remixer. Jamie Odell wears many hats and wears them well.

    Under his Jimpster alias, he has become one the most revered deep house producer/DJs operating on the scene today. His esteemed labels Freerange and Delusions Of Grandeur continue to help break incredible new music and equally impressive acts such as Detroit Swindle, Tornado Wallace and Session Victim.

    From his UK base, Jimpster has inadvertently become a standard-bearer and custodian of the authentic house sound, and carries this flag to the four corners of the world.

    www.facebook.com/HerdBedford

  • Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

    Sunday 26 November 2017 3:46pm

    Brewhouse & Kitchen, 115 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU

    www.brewhouseandkitchen.com

  • A Night of Dirty Dancing

    Sunday 26 November 2017 7:44pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square, Bedford

    7.30pm

    No film has captured the hearts of a generation like Dirty Dancing. Relive the Cult Classic and celebrate the music of one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time.

    Be part of the glorious summer of ‘63 and experience all your favourite songs such as She’s Like The Wind, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Hungry Eyes. And of course the Oscar Winning (I’ve Had) The Time of my Life.

    It’s going to have you dancing dirty in the aisles…

    *Please note this show is not affiliated with ‘Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage’ currently on tour in the UK and worldwide.

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • Brewhouse & Kitchen Quiz Night

    Monday 27 November 2017 7:06pm

    Brewhouse & Kitchen, 115 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU

    8pm

    www.brewhouseandkitchen.com

  • Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts - Ziteng Trio

    Tuesday 28 November 2017 1:06pm

    St Pauls Church, St Pauls Square, Bedford 

    1.10pm

    ZITENG TRIO

    Kitbi Lee, Violin

    Sooeyon Lee, Cello

    Ziteng Fan, Piano

    Royal Academy of Music

    Lunchtime Concerts are held every Tuesday at 1.10.p.m during academic terms and they last approximately 50 mins.

    St. Paul's has a commitment to discovering, nurturing and promoting new musical talent. For many years the Lunchtime Concert Series has given opportunities to young student musicians to perform in a professional environment.

    Our musicians are students who are studying at the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, and Trinity Laban. Occasionally there is an organ recital. Local musicians also feature in the concerts. 

    The series of concerts features many of the best young pianists and instrumentalists in the UK. All have won major awards, including the International Liszt Competition, The Chopin Competition and Royal Academy and Royal College Inter-collegiate Competitions. These talented musicians are on the cusp of a professional career. (see Facebook (St Pauls Bedford Lunchtime Concert Series)) for details of past and present musicians.

    St. Paul's is the perfect venue for recitals, with a superb Bluthner piano and fine acoustics. The church is situated in the centre of the town and is only 10 minutes from Bedford Station. East Midlands trains from St. Pancras take only 35mins. The X5 Stagecoach bus service runs from Oxford to Bedford and Cambridge to Bedford. 

    The concerts are FREE with a voluntary donation. The church cafe is open from midday. If you are a student musician, who would like to give a recital please email: heather.turnham@yahoo.co.u

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  • Bedford College Achievement Ceremony

    Tuesday 28 November 2017 7:50pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square, Bedford

    7.30pm

    The Bedford College Achievement Ceremony is the highlight of the College’s academic year and pays tribute to our Higher Education students and all those students who have truly gone the extra mile to achieve great success during their studies. Many local dignitaries, representatives of business and commerce, academics, press and media attend the event and the atmosphere is one of great accomplishment and celebration.

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • Ballroom Dance Club

    Wednesday 29 November 2017 11:46am

    Harpur Suite, Harpur Square, Bedford

    Every Wednesday, 11am-12noon.

    Free admission and refreshments to buy. Everyone is welcome and you don't have to be able to dance!

    Hosted by Annie Seaborn, Ballroom Dance Organiser for Bedford Corn Exchange. Informal opportunity to find out more about dance events at Bedford Corn Exchange and the local area. Find out where to dance and where to learn. 

    General chat about dancing and opportunity for dancers to socialise.

    We have been meeting since April 2015 and found this to be a lovely way to keep in touch. 

    For more information please contact Annie

    annie.seaborn@icloud.com

    01234 364690

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • Faulty Towers

    Wednesday 29 November 2017 7:53pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square, Bedford

    7.30pm

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • Meet the Brewer

    Thursday 30 November 2017 7:56pm

    Brewhouse & Kitchen, 115 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU

    www.brewhouseandkitchen.com

  • The Johnny Cash Roadshow

    Thursday 30 November 2017 7:56pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square, Bedford

    7.30pm

    Welcome to the Johnny Cash Roadshow, a show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener. Also the only show to be endorsed by the CASH family! This year prepare for a musical adventure unrivalled by any other that truly celebrates the career of a music legend, Johnny Cash.

    The UK’s No1 Tribute, fronted by respected singer/songwriter Clive John, re-creates with astounding accuracy and truly captures the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show! Also featuring Amanda Stone as June Carter, plus the JC Brass, all aspects of Cash’s life are covered with impeccable taste.

    The show takes the audience from the 1950’s right up to 2002 and all the stops in between. All the greatest hits are included, Ring of Fire, Walk the Line as well as the Johnny and June duets Jackson, Long Legged Guitar Pickin’ Man and so many more, all the while accompanied by an amazing video back drop with evocative images and shots from Johnny Cash’s life.

    www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

  • Creative Writing Group at The Higgins Bedford

    Saturday 2 December 2017 12:41pm

    The Higgins Bedford, Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3XD

    11am – 1pm

    This group is designed for anyone who would like to write in a trusted group with others. The group will use the museum’s collections as prompts for shared writing and personal reflection. There will be the opportunity for some of the group’s responses to be displayed alongside exhibits. Each session will include a short writing exercise, time to look around the museum and write alone, and time to listen and respond to each other’s writing. The group will be led by Simon Wrigley, outreach director of the National Writing Project (nwp.org.uk).

    Numbers are limited to 15. An attendance fee of £5.50 (£4.40 concessions) covers the group’s exclusive use of the Garden Room.

    Book on 01234 718618

    www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk

  • Maxwell Hammer & Smith

    Saturday 2 December 2017 7:45pm

    The Kings Arms, St Mary's Street, Bedford MK42 0AS

    Live music at The Kings Arms

    www.thekingsarmsbedford.co.uk

  • Tree Dressing with a Very BedPop Christmas

    Sunday 3 December 2017 2:01pm

    Castle Gardens – The Higgins Bedford

    Free event

    BedPop brings Christmas to the Cultural Quarter with a weekend of activities for all the family. This year BedPop will be celebrating Tree Dressing Day, an ancient custom that celebrates the importance of trees. Come along and show your love for our leafy friends. For more information about the event see http://www.bedpop.co.uk/

  • Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

    Sunday 3 December 2017 3:47pm

    Brewhouse & Kitchen, 115 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU

    www.brewhouseandkitchen.com

  • Candlelit Advent Carol Service

    Sunday 3 December 2017 5:48pm

    St Paul’s church, St Paul's Sq, Bedford, MK40 1SQ

    5.30pm

    http://www.stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk/

  • Brewhouse & Kitchen Quiz Night

    Monday 4 December 2017 7:07pm

    Brewhouse & Kitchen, 115 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU

    8pm

    www.brewhouseandkitchen.com

  • St Peters Film Club: A Street Cat Named Bob

    Monday 4 December 2017 7:30pm

    St Peter de Merton Church, St Peters Street, Bedford

    7pm

    A 2016 British biographical drama film directed by Roger Spottiswoode and written by Tim John and Maria Nation. It is based on the book of same name by James Bowen.

    The film stars Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head and Bob the Cat as himself. The film premiered in London in November 2016, and won Best British Film at the U.K. National Film Awards in March 2017. 

    The true story of how James Bowen, a busker who is recovering from drug addiction, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

  • 6th-10th Dec: Christmas Tree Festival

    Wednesday 6 December 2017 3:55pm

    St Paul’s church, St Paul's Sq, Bedford, MK40 1SQ

    Christmas Tree Festival 6-10 December

    In aid of the church and Bedford Hospitals Charity

    The theme this year is “Stories for Children” which will inspire thoughts of the many wonderful stories that are available for children and young people, which open thoughts about different world views and experiences as well as telling histories, myths and religious tales.

    To book a tree now to decorate contact 01234 340163

    Open daily 10-5, Sunday 10th 12-4.

    Cellophony cello octet festival concert Saturday 9th, 7pm

    Tickets from 01234 340163/01234 783181

  • Reminiscence Coffee Mornings: Taking Shelter

    Thursday 7 December 2017 10:55am

    The Higgins Bedford, Castle Lane, Bedford

    11am

    At this time of year we are encouraged to think of those less fortunate than ourselves. Today we talk about different charities, the aid and refuge they give to many people across the world in times of hardship. Have you ever worked or volunteered for a charity, donated toward different causes, or perhaps know someone who turned to a charity during a time of need?

    These are held at 11am on the first Thursday of the month.

    Free admission to session.

    £1 for tea/coffee

    All welcome!

    www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk

  • Cellophony at the Christmas Tree Festival

    Saturday 9 December 2017 7:06pm

    St Paul’s church, St Paul's Sq, Bedford, MK40 1SQ

    7pm

    The concert will be given by Cellophony, a cello octet. This year they will be performing among other things, a piece of words and music inspired by “The Wind in the Willows”.

    Tickets from 01234 340163/01234 783181

  • Life of Riley

    Saturday 9 December 2017 7:46pm

    The Kings Arms, St Mary's Street, Bedford MK42 0AS

    Live music at The Kings Arms

    www.thekingsarmsbedford.co.uk

  • 6th-10th Dec: Christmas Tree Festival

    Sunday 10 December 2017 4:04pm

    St Paul’s church, St Paul's Sq, Bedford, MK40 1SQ

    Christmas Tree Festival 6-10 December

    In aid of the church and Bedford Hospitals Charity

    The theme this year is “Stories for Children” which will inspire thoughts of the many wonderful stories that are available for children and young people, which open thoughts about different world views and experiences as well as telling histories, myths and religious tales.

    To book a tree now to decorate contact 01234 340163

    Open daily 10-5, Sunday 10th 12-4.

    Cellophony cello octet festival concert Saturday 9th, 7pm

    Tickets from 01234 340163/01234 783181

  • The Mighty Hub Whipley

    Saturday 16 December 2017 7:47pm

    The Kings Arms, St Mary's Street, Bedford MK42 0AS

    Live music at The Kings Arms

    www.thekingsarmsbedford.co.uk

  • Philharmonia Orchestra: Carnival in Prague

    Friday 2 February 2018 7:36pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square

    7.30pm

    Paavo Järvi conductor

    Lucienne Renaudin Vary trumpet

    DVOŘÁK Overture, Carnival

    HUMMEL Trumpet Concerto

    DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7 in D minor

    Paavo Järvi conducts a programme exploring the stunning musical landscapes of Czech composer Antonin Dvořák. From the exuberant opening bars of Dvořák’s Carnival overture to the heroic conclusion of his Seventh Symphony declared ‘fit to shake the world’ by Dvořák himself, experience the unbuckled joy of this supremely life-affirming music. In between the works of Dvořák, young trumpet virtuoso Lucienne Renaudin Vary performs a classical masterpiece with a particularly gorgeous, soulful slow movement: Hummel’s Trumpet concerto.

    Tickets from £14

    Philharmonia Orchestra Box Office : 0800 652 6717 

    Booking Link: https://www.philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/1854/bedford/bedford_corn_exchange/30_january_2018/bedford_carnival_in_prague/book

  • Philharmonia Orchestra: The Young Mozart

    Tuesday 20 March 2018 7:41pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square

    7.30pm

    Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay violin/direction

    HAYDN Symphony No.47 “The Palindrome”

    MOZART Serenade No. 7 in D, K.250, Haffner

    The young Mozart wrote his Haffner serenade as music for a party: a friend's wedding in Salzburg. So it's a glimpse into an 18th-century world of jubilant trumpets, spirited dance tunes and elegant romance, all drenched in summer sunshine. The Philharmonia’s Concert Master Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay leads from his violin – just as Mozart himself would have done – and launches the celebrations with a great burst of imagination and humour from Mozart’s friend Joseph Haydn.

    Tickets from £14

    Philharmonia Orchestra Box Office : 0800 652 6717 

    Booking Link: https://www.philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/1856/bedford/bedford_corn_exchange/20_march_2018/bedford_the_young_mozart

  • Philharmonia Orchestra: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

    Saturday 7 April 2018 7:49pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square

    7.30pm

    Michael Collins conductor

    Timothy Walden cello

    BRAHMS St Anthony Variations (Variations on a theme of Haydn)

    BIRCHALL Labyrinth for Cello and Orchestra

    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.4

    Trumpets and horns shout out in terror, the violins sob with longing – when Tchaikovsky wears his heart on his sleeve, there’s emotion in every note. And never more so than in his Fourth Symphony: a no-holds-barred musical autobiography, drenched in melody. It’ll make a sensational finish to a concert that begins with Brahms at his wittiest and most mellow, and includes a fascinating new musical adventure from the Philharmonia’s very own Richard Birchall.

    Tickets from £14

    Philharmonia Orchestra Box Office : 0800 652 6717 

    Booking Link: https://www.philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/1858/bedford/bedford_corn_exchange/7_april_2018/bedford_tchaikovsky_symphony_no_4

  • Philharmonia Orchestra: Passion & Poetry

    Wednesday 9 May 2018 7:54pm

    Bedford Corn Exchange. St Pauls Square

    7.30pm

    Christoph Altstaedt conductor

    Singers from the Glyndebourne Jerwood Young Artists scheme

    WAGNER Siegfried Idyll

    MASSENET Cendrillon (arias and excerpts)

    VERDI La traviata (arias and excerpts)

    LISZT Les préludes

    Rising-star conductor Christoph Altstaedt brings a programme of romantic 19th-century storytelling — both operatic and symphonic — to the Corn Exchange stage. The evening opens and closes with two symphonic poems: Liszt’s lushly scored Les préludes and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. The music for the Idyll — later used in Wagner’s opera Siegfried — was composed for Wagner’s wife Cosima’s birthday, and first performed as a surprise for her on the stairs of their villa in Lucerne. In between, themes of love and heartache in two of the most popular operas of the Romantic era: Massenet’s Cinderella and the tragedy of Violetta in Verdi’s La traviata.

    Tickets from £14

    Philharmonia Orchestra Box Office : 0800 652 6717 

    Booking Link: https://www.philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/1860/bedford/bedford_corn_exchange/9_may_2018/bedford_passion_and_poetry


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