What's on
Bedford Mum2Mum Market Sunday
January 30, 2022
2PM-4PM
Over 20 stalls to browse with snacks and refreshments available. £2 admission for adults. Kids go free Free parking. This is a CASH only event! Lakeview Village Hall, Brooklands Avenue, Wixams MK42 6AB MK42 6AB
Bedford Mum2Mum Market Sunday
Bedford RSPB local group- “Jewels in the Air”
January 20, 2022
7.30PM-9.30PM
Wilf, previously Chairman of the Bedfordshire Natural History Society, will describe aspects of the biology and behaviour of hummingbirds. illustrated with photos taken on trips to Ecuador, Costa Rica, Trinidad, Cuba and Brazil. ARA Club, MK41 7PF.
Bedford RSPB local group- “Jewels in the Air”
Community
'For Men To Talk'
January 18, 2022
6pm-8pm
For Men To Talk is a chance for men suffering with anxiety, depression and grief to talk with other fellow sufferers. St Neots Golf Club, Crosshall Road, St Neots PE19 7GE
'For Men To Talk'
Community
The Higgins Knitting and Crochet Group
February 15, 2022
11AM-1PM
Get creative and join like-minded crafters to create items for charities and events. Sessions will be running both at The Higgins Bedford and online. Booking Essential.To book, or to receive the Zoom login, please email thehiggins@bedford.gov.uk
thehiggins@bedford.gov.uk
The Higgins Knitting and Crochet Group
Community
The Higgins Knitting and Crochet Group
January 18, 2022
11AM-1PM
Get creative and join like-minded crafters to create items for charities and events. Sessions will be running both at The Higgins Bedford. Free Entry. Booking Essential To book, or to receive the Zoom login, please email thehiggins@bedford.gov.uk
thehiggins@bedford.gov.uk
The Higgins Knitting and Crochet Group
Community
Bedford Repair Café
January 15, 2022
12PM
We are finally returning to repair your loved items. They are volunteers who want to teach you how to fix your stuff and are passionate about the right to repair and avoiding landfill. The Place Theatre, Bradgate Road, Bedford MK40 3DE
Bedford Repair Café
Community
Papas & Preschoolers
January 8, 2022
12.30PM-2PM
Are you the only dad at the music group? Do you feel a bit lonely? Or are you grandad, who thought he'd done his time so is now looking to fill the grandkids up on sugar. Lunch with other local dads and finding new friends. Nettle Café, MK42 0GE.
Papas & Preschoolers
Family
Bedford Art Society Meeting
January 7, 2022
7.15pm for 7.30pm start
Bedford born artist Oliver Winconek has painted many well-known actors and members of society. He will demonstrate painting a portrait in oils and acrylics at our first actual meeting of the year. Entry is free for members, £5 for visitors.
http://www.bedsartsociety.co.ukJean Paterson 01234 307210
Bedford Art Society Meeting
Arts & Crafts
Bedford Architectural, Archaeological & Local History Society
January 12, 2022
7.30pm
Talks on Bedford’s rich history – open to all. ‘An illustrated history of Bedford from 1837 to 1914’ by Bob Ricketts Putnoe Heights Methodist Church, Putnoe Heights, Bedford, MK41 8EB.
Bedford Architectural, Archaeological & Local History Society
Community
Jokes and Laffs Comedy Nite
February 26, 2022
7.30PM
An evening filled with laughter and more. Showcasing the very best of established and new comedy talents – both homegrown and international, while also making sure to cater for all comedy lovers of all backgrounds. Tickets: £12.50 The Place Theatre
http://www.theplacebedford.org.uk/shows/jokes-and-laffs-comedy-nite-2/
  Jokes and Laffs Comedy Nite
Music, Dance & Theatre
Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra with Cristian Grajner De Sa (violin) and Julian Metzger (cello)
February 26, 2022
7.30PM
The Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra is delighted to be staging its first concert of 2022 in the Corn Exchange. It will welcome back eminent soloists Cristian Grajner De Sa and Julian Metzger to perform Brahms' beautiful Concerto for Violin and Cello.
http://bedfordcornexchange.co.uk/events/
Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra with Cristian Grajner De Sa (violin) and Julian Metzger (cello)
Music, Dance & Theatre
Afternoon Vintage Tea
February 25, 2022
2PM-4PM
Entry £3. Includes tea, home-made cake and friendship Christ the King Parish Hall, Harrowden Road, Bedford MK42 0SP For information call Myriam on 07590 558275
07590 558275
Afternoon Vintage Tea
Community
Bedford Record Fair
February 12, 2022
10AM-3.30PM
£3 admission on the door EARLY BIRD ENTRY £6 9am, avoid the crowds! The Harpur Suite, Bedford Corn Exchange, 3 Harpur St, Bedford MK40 1LE
Bedford Record Fair
Jumble Sales
Remember When?… - Reminiscence Mornings at The Higgins Bedford
February 10, 2022
11AM
Cinema Blockbusters Join us for our friendly reminiscence coffee mornings. A great way to meet new people and be inspired by memories and stories of the past. Free Entry, Refreshments £1 Booking Essential. Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3XD
Lydia Saul 01234 718618
Remember When?… - Reminiscence Mornings at The Higgins Bedford
Community
Forest of Marston Vale Learning Lunchtimes
February 28, 2022
11AM-12PM
Talks last approx. 1 hour with time for questions. Limited space available.- The mystery of scientific names...Donations to the Forest of Marston Vale are much appreciated. Car park charges apply. The Forest Centre, Millennium Country Park
http://www.marstonvale.org/01234 767037info@marstonvale.org
Forest of Marston Vale Learning Lunchtimes
Charity
Forest of Marston Vale Learning Lunchtimes
February 7, 2022
11AM-12PM
Talks last approx. 1 hour with time for questions. Limited space available, please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Donations to the Forest of Marston Vale are much appreciated. Car park charges apply.The Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Park.
http://www.marstonvale.org/01234 767037info@marstonvale.org
Forest of Marston Vale Learning Lunchtimes
Charity
Comedy Club 4 Kids at The Quarry Theatre
February 5, 2022
2PM
The best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit do their thing for an audience of children and their families… but without the rude bits! It's just like a normal comedy club, but it's on in the day, kids are allowed in.
http://quarrytheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows
Comedy Club 4 Kids at The Quarry Theatre
Music, Dance & Theatre
Great Expectations with Gerald Dickens
February 5, 2022
Sharnbrook Mill Theatre are excited to once again welcome Gerald Dickens, great-great grandson of Charles Dickens. After his triumphant performance of A Christmas Carol in 2020, he will present his acclaimed one-man production of Great Expectations.
Great Expectations with Gerald Dickens
Music, Dance & Theatre
Riseley Primary School PTA presents a 'Harry Potter' Winter Fair
February 5, 2022
12PM – 3PM
Lots to enjoy for the whole family! Diagon Alley Stalls including plants and sweets Harry Potter themed games. Hot refreshments, drinks and cakes available from Riseley's Leaky Cauldron. Woolsey's miniature train rides.161 High St, Riseley, Bedford
Riseley Primary School PTA presents a 'Harry Potter' Winter Fair
The Beautiful Game
February 4, 2022
7.30
Four women deliver a knockout performance in this ballsy, high-energy show which is brimming with nostalgia and set to a backdrop of chant-along hits and a buzzing soundtrack. Tickets: Pay What You Can from £8
http://theplacebedford.org.uk/shows/the-beautiful-game/
The Beautiful Game
Music, Dance & Theatre
St. Paul's Bedford Lunchtime Concert Series
February 1, 2022
1PM
1st Phoenix Choir 8th Emanuel Bach, Violin 15th Yiming Guo, piano 22nd Maxime Morise and Chris Cohen, Violin Concerts are free with a retiring collection (suggested £5) in aid of church funds. St Paul’s Square, Bedford MK40 1SQ
http://www.st.paulschurchbedford.org.uk/heather.turnham@yahoo.co.uk
St. Paul's Bedford Lunchtime Concert Series
Community
Golden Friendship Club - for the over 50's
February 3, 2022
2PM-4PM
Entry £1 Refreshments, raffle, bingo, games, crafts and more Also occasional meals and outings. Christ the King Parish Hall, Harrowden Road, Bedford MK42 0SP For information call Marion on 01234 304382
01234 304382
Golden Friendship Club - for the over 50's
Community
Bedford Sinfonia with Jessica Ellis (oboe) Saturday 29 January 7.30pm
January 29, 2022
7.30PM
The Bedford Sinfonia, conducted by Ian Smith, is thrilled to welcome eighteen-year-old oboist Jessica Ellis, a rising star, to perform Vaughan Williams' Concerto for Oboe in A Minor. Richard Strauss' Symphony for Winds.Corn Exchange, Bedford MK40 1SL
http://www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk/events/bedfordshire-orchestral-society/
Bedford Sinfonia with Jessica Ellis (oboe) Saturday 29 January 7.30pm
Music, Dance & Theatre
Afternoon Vintage Tea Friday 28 January 2pm – 4pm
January 28, 2022
2PM-4PM
Entry £3 Includes tea, home-made cake and friendship For information call Myriam on 07590 558275 Christ the King Parish Hall, Harrowden Road, Bedford, MK42 0SP
Afternoon Vintage Tea Friday 28 January 2pm – 4pm
Community
Portable Antiquities Scheme Wednesday 26 January 1pm – 3pm
January 26, 2022
1PM-3PM
Have you found archaeological objects whilst digging in the garden, or metal detecting? Would you like to find out more about them? Matt Fittock, Finds Liaison Officer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Book your place at Higgins by emailing Matt.
Matthew.Fittock@stalbans.gov.uk
Portable Antiquities Scheme Wednesday 26 January 1pm – 3pm
Community
Soup & Sandwich Friday 28 January 12pm-2pm
January 28, 2022
12PM-2PM
Enjoy Soup & Sandwich with tea &coffee £2.50. Together with a couple of hours of fellowship. Everyone is welcome. Park Road Methodist Church, Park Road West, Bedford MK41 7SB
Soup & Sandwich  Friday 28 January 12pm-2pm
Community
Lambing Open Days 26-27 May
March 26, 2022
10.30am-4pm
Join us at Watergate Farm for our first lambing weekend of 2022. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to our family run farm in Hockliffe, Bedfordshire, for the first time in 2 years. Tickets at the gate. Watergate Farm .
Lambing Open Days 26-27 May
Tea Party Poetry at The Higgins Bedford Free Entry Booking Essential
March 26, 2022
2pm-4pm
Free Entry Booking Essential. Join in free sessions of writing poetry alongside tea and treats in a small sociable group. Give a voice to your thoughts and emotions inspired by a different theme each session. No experience needed to join in. Ages+16
01234276362vicki.blair@bedford.gov.uk
Tea Party Poetry at The Higgins Bedford  Free Entry Booking Essential
Community
Bedford EAT Feast
March 25, 2022
4pm-9pm
There will be an array of international flavours from established food trucks and caterers, coming together to celebrate good food and great company. Great food, Music, Vegan/Veggie and Gluten Free options and lots more. Riverside Square, Bedford.
Bedford EAT Feast
Family
Five Star Swing - Greatest Songs from the Movies
March 25, 2022
7.30pm
An unforgettable mix of themes and songs from the greatest movies of all time-Star Wars, James Bond, Lawrence of Arabia.Performed by multi-Instrumental/vocalists Five Star Swing. The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s, 26 St Peter’s Street, Bedford MK40 2NN
http://www.quarrytheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows
Five Star Swing - Greatest Songs from the Movies
Music, Dance & Theatre
Great Expectations at The Place Theatre
March 19, 2022
3.30pm & 7.30pm
The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons proudly present an affectionately anarchic adaptation of Charles Dickens’ captivating coming-of-age chronicle. Join Pip the orphan on a journey through his life. The Place Theatre, Bradgate Road, Bedford MK40 3DE.
 Great Expectations at The Place Theatre
Music, Dance & Theatre
Talk & Draw at The Higgins Bedford -Free Entry Drop In - No Need to Book
March 18, 2022
12.30pm
Join us for a relaxed and friendly chat about a selection of our favourite artworks on display at The Higgins Bedford. Art materials and portable chairs are provided. No art experience needed to join in. Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3XD
Talk & Draw at The Higgins Bedford -Free Entry Drop In - No Need to Book
Arts & Crafts
Bedford National Trust Association
March 15, 2022
2.15pm
The speaker is James Higgs. "35 Years as a T.V.Quizzer" James has been on many different quiz shows, including 'Tell the Truth', 'No Win - No Fee, '15 to One', 'The Weakest Link, and 'Eggheads' Addison Centre, Kempston, MK42 8PN
Bedford National Trust Association
Community
Forest of Marston Vale Learning Lunchtimes
March 14, 2022
11AM-12PM
Willow Tree Distillery is Bedfordshire’s first and only distillery, and home of the award-winning Willow Tree gin.Donations to the Forest of Marston Vale are much appreciated. Car park charges apply. The Forest Centre, Millennium Country Park,MK43 0P
Forest of Marston Vale Learning Lunchtimes
Charity
Spring Craft and Gift Fair Saturday 12th March 10am – 3pm
March 12, 2022
10AM-3PM
Craft and Gift Stalls Tombola, Homemade, Cakes, Raffle Refreshments available all day to include Bacon or Sausage Rolls Tea and Scones Entrance: £1 (Accompanied children under 10 years old– Free) Village Hall, Fishers Close, Great Barford MK44 3JL
Spring Craft and Gift Fair Saturday 12th March 10am – 3pm
Arts & Crafts
Felmersham & Ouse Valley Way Walk Saturday 12th March 9.30am – 12 noon
March 12, 2022
9.30AM-12PM
Free CYM Wellbeing walk starting/finishing in the beautiful village of Felmersham in Bedfordshire. Meeting at the Sun pub for a 9.30am start the walk is for 7.5 miles and approx. 2.5hrs. To book your place please email info@climbyourmountain.org
info@climbyourmountain.org
Felmersham & Ouse Valley Way Walk Saturday 12th March 9.30am – 12 noon
Walks
Bedford Baby & Children's Indoor Market Saturday 12th March 11am – 12.30pm
March 12, 2022
11AM-12.30PM
Top quality LIKE NEW and NEW baby & children's items from birth to 8 yrs. Plus a small selection of unique businesses in the baby & children's industry. Adults £1.50 Kids FREE FREE car parking, only CASH. John Bunyan Sports Centre,MK42 9TS.
Bedford Baby & Children's Indoor Market Saturday 12th March 11am – 12.30pm
Jumble Sales
Harry Potter Quiz Night
March 12, 2022
7pm
All aboard the Hogwarts Express for a magical Harry Potter Quiz night! Entry is £2.50 per person with a maximum of six in a team. Cash prize for the winning team. Licensed bar open all evening. Book your tickets today for a magical evening!
https://birdsofpreycentre.co.uk/.../harry-potter-quiz.../
Harry Potter Quiz Night
Quiz Nights
Bedford Local Wildlife Trust
March 9, 2022
‘Fenland – that sinking feeling’ – an illustrated talk by Dr Pat Doody Plenty of parking available, All welcome, no charge but voluntary contributions are appreciated. Priory Methodist Church Hall, Newnam Avenue, Bedford MK41 9QJ Covid restrictions
http://www.wildlifebcn.org 01234 266057
Bedford Local Wildlife Trust
Community
St. Paul's Bedford Lunchtime Concert
March 12, 2022
12PM
Monthly Organ Recital Saturday 12th 12 noon with Sebastian Thomson. Concerts are free with a retiring collection (suggested £5) in aid of church funds. St Paul’s church, St Paul's Sq, Bedford, MK40 1SQ.
01234 340163 admin@stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk
St. Paul's Bedford Lunchtime Concert
Music, Dance & Theatre
St. Paul's Bedford Lunchtime Concert
March 29, 2022
1PM
Annabel Astridge, Mezzo Sopran. Monthly Organ Recital Saturday 12th 12 noon with Sebastian Thomson Concerts are free with a retiring collection (suggested £5) in aid of church funds. St Paul’s church, St Paul's Sq, Bedford, MK40 1SQ
01234 340163admin@stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk
St. Paul's Bedford Lunchtime Concert
Music, Dance & Theatre
St. Paul's Bedford Lunchtime Concert
February 22, 2022
1PM
Flutes and Frets’, Beth Stone and Danny Murphy. Concerts are free with a retiring collection (suggested £5) in aid of church funds. St Paul’s church, St Paul's Sq, Bedford.
01234 340163 admin@stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk
St. Paul's Bedford Lunchtime Concert
Music, Dance & Theatre
St. Paul's Bedford Lunchtime Concert
March 15, 2022
1PM
Andy Kershaw, Tuba and Ophicleide. Concerts are free with a retiring collection (suggested £5) in aid of church funds. St Paul’s church, St Paul's Sq, Bedford, MK40 1SQ
01234 340163admin@stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk
St. Paul's Bedford Lunchtime Concert
Music, Dance & Theatre
St. Paul's Bedford Lunchtime Concert
March 8, 2022
1PM
Osman Tack, Piano. Concerts are free with a retiring collection (suggested £5) in aid of church funds. St Paul’s church, St Paul's Sq, Bedford, MK40 1SQ
01234 340163admin@stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk
St. Paul's Bedford Lunchtime Concert
Community
Sunday Brunch at the Harrold Centre
March 6, 2022
11AM-2PM
Now table service only. Enjoy tea, coffee, orange juice, croissants, sausage and bacon rolls, scrambled eggs on toast or go for it with a full English breakfast. Take it easy with the Sunday papers or meet friends for a game dominoes, backgammon.
Sunday Brunch at the Harrold Centre
Community
Milton Ernest Garden Centre Car Boot
March 6, 2022
10AM-2PM
Sellers 9am-2pm Cars £5 Vans £10 Buyers 10am-2pm Radwell road, Milton Ernest MK44 1SH
chrisfothergill@miltonernestgardencentre.co.uk
Milton Ernest Garden Centre Car Boot
Car Boot Sales
Bromham Village Craft & Gift Fair
February 5, 2022
1PM-4PM
Come along and find that perfect gift for your loved ones or treat yourself. There will be a host of traders offering all sorts of gifts from handmade jewellery to flowers and more. Bromham Village Hall, Village Rd, Bedford MK43 8JP
Bromham Village Craft & Gift Fair
Arts & Crafts
Bedford Art Society Meeting Friday 4th March Friday 7.15 for 7.30 start
March 4, 2022
7.15
Stephie Butler is going to show us how to use liquid charcoal in conjunction with watercolour to create exciting works of art. Entry is free for members, £5 for visitors. Putnoe Heights Church, Bedford, MK41 8EB
http://www.bedsartsociety.co.uk 01234 307210
Bedford Art Society Meeting Friday 4th March Friday 7.15 for 7.30 start
Arts & Crafts
Bedford Floral Art Society
March 1, 2022
7.30PM
A floral demonstration by Linda Seabrook entitled "Seasons Greetings". Visitors welcome £7 Addison Centre, Addison Howard Park, Bedford Road, Kempston MK42 8PN
http://bedfordfloralartsociety.co.uk
Bedford Floral Art Society
Arts & Crafts
The Higgins Knitting and Crochet Group
March 15, 2022
11AM-1PM
Get creative and join like-minded crafters to create items for charities and events. Sessions will be running both at The Higgins Bedford and online. Booking Essential To book, or to receive the Zoom login, please email thehiggins@bedford.gov.uk
thehiggins@bedford.gov.uk
The Higgins Knitting and Crochet Group
Community
Bedford RSPB Local Group indoor meeting
April 21, 2022
7.30pm
We are pleased to announce our first indoor meeting since the Coronavirus lockdown in March 2020.Entrance fee, group members £1 Guest £2 annual group membership £5 under 18s enter Free. Meet at ARA club, Manton Lane Bedford MK41 7PF
Bedford RSPB Local Group indoor meeting
Charity
Dinosaur Adventure Live at The Bedford Corn Exchange
April 18, 2022
11.30am, 2pm & 4pm
Join the intrepid Dinosaur Adventurers as they journey to a world of living, breathing, life-like Dinosaurs. Walk with them through the Jurassic era on an unforgettable interactive experience.
http://bedfordcornexchange.co.uk/events/dinosaur-adventure-live/
Dinosaur Adventure Live at The Bedford Corn Exchange
Family
TrackPlay at Bedford Athletics Stadium
April 14, 2022
9.30am-4pm
A day of fun for the kids in the holidays. With over 100 feet of train track and lots of different trains and carriages to choose from, your kids will have a never to forget experience. Having a GIANT THOMAS Train track.
http://www.trackplay.co.uk/events/bedford
TrackPlay at Bedford Athletics Stadium
Family
Bedford Repair Café
April 9, 2022
11am-3pm
If you've got broken clothes, electricals, toys and household items that need repairing, why not get it checked out and see if it can be fixed for free? The Place Theatre, Bradgate Road, Bedford MK40 3DE
Bedford Repair Café
Arts & Crafts
St Paul’s Concert Series
April 9, 2022
12noon
Organ recital with Charles Wooler St Paul’s Church, Bedford. Tickets: £10, on the door. ** A retiring collection will be taken in aid of humanitarian assistance for Ukraine. ** (St Paul’s Square, Bedford, MK40 1SQ)
http://www.st.paulschurchbedford.org.uk/heather.turnham@yahoo.co.uk
St Paul’s Concert Series
Music, Dance & Theatre
St Paul’s Concert Series
April 5, 2022
7.30pm
Rachmaninoff’s All Night Vigil (70 to 80 minutes length of programmeTickets: £10, on the door. ** A retiring collection will be taken in aid of humanitarian assistance for Ukraine. ** St Paul’s Church, Bedford (St Paul’s Square, Bedford, MK40 1SQ).
http://www.st.paulschurchbedford.org.uk/heather.turnham@yahoo.co.uk
St Paul’s Concert Series
Music, Dance & Theatre
St Paul’s Concert Series
April 5, 2022
1pm
The Goldentones, Cappella Quintet. Tickets: £10, on the door. ** A retiring collection will be taken in aid of humanitarian assistance for Ukraine. ** St Paul’s Church, Bedford (St Paul’s Square, Bedford, MK40 1SQ).
http://www.st.paulschurchbedford.org.uk/heather.turnham@yahoo.co.uk
St Paul’s Concert Series
Music, Dance & Theatre
Bedford Floral Art Society
April 5, 2022
7.30pm
A Floral Demonstration by Vicky Hease entitled "The Missing Years - part 2" Visitors welcome £7 The Addison Centre, Kempston, Addison Howard Park, Kempston, Bedford MK42 8PN
http://www.bedfordfloralartsociety.co.uk
Bedford Floral Art Society
Arts & Crafts
Eagle Gallery Exhibition – Retrospective-2 April – 9 April
April 2, 2022
10.30am-5pm
Mark Cheng 1930 – 2021. In aid of charity 20 St Peter’s Street, Bedford MK40 2NN.
Eagle Gallery Exhibition – Retrospective-2 April – 9 April
Arts & Crafts
Early Spring Migrants Bird Walk Saturday 2 April 8am – 11am
April 2, 2022
8am-11am
A guided walk led by our team of expert Volunteers. spotting the visiting spring migrants of the Millennium Country Park, like willow warblers, wheatears, chiff chaffs and winchats. No dogs, as we’ll be visiting the Wetlands Nature Reserve. MK43 0PR
Early Spring Migrants Bird Walk Saturday 2 April 8am – 11am
Walks
Bedford Art Society meeting, Friday 1 April 7.15 for 7.30 start
April 1, 2022
7.15
Tony Jackson will talk about the work of the Glasgow School of Art, the Glasgow Boys and later works produced in Glasgow. Entry is free for members. £5 for visitors For information contact Putnoe Heights Church, Bedford, MK41 8EB
http://www.bedsartsociety.co.ukJean Paterson 01234 307210
Bedford Art Society meeting,  Friday 1 April 7.15 for 7.30 start
Arts & Crafts
Easter at the Forest of Marston Vale Easter egg hunt activity trail Friday 15 - Monday 18 April
April 15, 2022
11am-2.30pm
The Easter bunny has lots of energy and is feeling very mischievous! He has been whizzing around the Sensory Garden hiding lots of Easter eggs - we can't get them back until the puzzle is solved! Can
Easter at the Forest of Marston Vale Easter egg hunt activity trail Friday 15 - Monday 18 April
Family
Easter at the Forest of Marston Vale, Easter crafts - paint an Easter egg decoration Tuesday 12 April 11am - 2pm
April 12, 2022
11am-2pm
Get crafty this Easter season and make your own wooden egg decoration at the Forest Centre! We provide the paint and the egg decoration, so you can just let your imagination run wild with fantastic designs! Ticket includes all materials for crafting.
Easter at the Forest of Marston Vale, Easter crafts - paint an Easter egg decoration Tuesday 12 April 11am - 2pm
Family
Easter at the Forest of Marston Vale Spring wildlife crafts and activity trail Tuesday 5 - Sunday 10 April 11am - 2.30pm
April 5, 2022
11am-2.30pm
The promise of springtime has some of the animals that live in the woodland very excited, and they've all come to see what is going on at Millennium Country Park! We've hidden lots of our furry and feathered friends in the Sensory Garden.
Easter at the Forest of Marston Vale Spring wildlife crafts and activity trail Tuesday 5 - Sunday 10 April 11am - 2.30pm
Family
Chocolate and Dairy Free Chocolate Egg Decorating Monday 4 – Thursday 14 April (Various sessions)
April 4, 2022
Frosts Garden Centre at Willington, Bedford MK44 3QP Each child will receive their very own chocolate Easter egg to decorate with sweeties. This will then be wrapped in beautiful packaging; the perfect Easter treat.
http://frostsgroup.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/39733?catID=39528&
Chocolate and Dairy Free Chocolate Egg Decorating  Monday 4 – Thursday 14 April (Various sessions)
Family
Easter Adventure Quest at Wrest Park 2-21 April
April 2, 2022
10am-5am
Explore the site to hunt for clues and challenges and discover traditional Easter games like egg rolling and the egg and spoon race. Track down the Easter eggs and you’ll be rewarded with a chocolate treat. Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedfordshire MK45 4HS.
http://english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/wrest-park/events/
Easter Adventure Quest at Wrest Park 2-21 April
Family
Rushden Lakes Handmade and Vintage Easter Fair 15-16 April
April 15, 2022
9am-6pm
Exhibitors....bookings for our NEW Easter Fair at @rushdenlakessc are OPEN. Shop a selection of wonderful designer-makers, artists, artisans, vintage/antique dealers and small, local businesses.
Rushden Lakes Handmade and Vintage Easter Fair 15-16 April
Jumble Sales
The Last Five Years
April 6, 2022
7.30pm-9pm
An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two young New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. Cathy tells her story backwards while Jamie tells his chronologically. A stunning show from Jason Robert Brown.
http://thelittleboxoffice.com/sharnbrook/event/view/154381
The Last Five Years
Music, Dance & Theatre
Easter Egg Trail 2022 2-18 April
April 2, 2022
9am-4pm
Join us at Stanwick Lakes over the Easter weekend to take part in our exciting Easter egg trail to win a chocolatey treat. Yummy! Easter Egg Trail at Stanwick Lakes. Only £3 per trail.
Easter Egg Trail 2022 2-18 April
Family
Lambing Open Days 8-10 April
April 8, 2022
10.30am-4pm
Join us at Watergate Farm for our 3 day lambing weekend! We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to our family run farm in Hockliffe, Bedfordshire, for the first time in 2 years. Tickets can be purchase at the gate.
Lambing Open Days 8-10 April
Family
Lambing Open Days 2-3 April
April 2, 2022
10.30am-4pm
Join us at Watergate Farm for our second lambing weekend of 2022. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to our family run farm in Hockliffe, Bedfordshire, for the first time in 2 years. Tickets can be purchase at the gate.
Lambing Open Days 2-3 April
Family
Bedford Repair Cafe
April 9, 2022
11am-15pm
Our Fixers are back to help you repair your household items. Learn how to sew and diagnose problems with a variety of items- clothes, toys and bikes. Not got an item to fix? We also help build confidence in repair skills! Booking is essencial.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/.../bedford-repair-cafe...
Bedford Repair Cafe
Community
Clapham Methodist Church Easter Fayre
April 2, 2022
2pm-4pm
Various stalls including Easter Gifts, Cakes, Books, Raffle etc. Refreshments being served including cream teas. Everyone very welcome. Clapham Methodist Church Hall, High St, Clapham MK41 6BW
Clapham Methodist Church Easter Fayre
Classics At The Park
May 22, 2022
10am
Bring along your classic vehicle or just come to look. This event attracts more than 100 classic cars and motorcycles dating from the 'twenties to modern day. Free event but donations to Moggerhanger Park welcome. Moggerhanger Park, MK44 3RW.
Classics At The Park
Motoring Festivals
Sunday Crafternoon for Families at the Higgins
May 22, 2022
2pm-4pm
FREE ENTRY Join in monthly creative activities for families to enjoy together. Explore the amazing art and fascinating artefacts on display around the building. Activities are suitable for under 12s. Higgins, Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3XD .
Sunday Crafternoon for Families at the Higgins
Arts & Crafts
Swiss Garden Plant Fair 21st-22nd of May
May 21, 2022
10am-5pm
Browse a range of plants grown by the in-house garden team and volunteers during your visit to Shuttleworth on this late spring weekend. From home-sown produce to ornamentals propagated from the garden’s own collection of herbaceous and other plants
Swiss Garden Plant Fair 21st-22nd of May
Open Gardens
Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra with Mengyang Pan
May 21, 2022
7.30pm
The Bedfordshire Orchestral Society is pleased to present a rousing selection of ‘musical masterworks’. We welcome back eminent pianist Mengyang Pan to perform Rachmaninov’s beautiful and moving 2nd Piano Concerto.
http://www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk 01234 718044
Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra with Mengyang Pan
Music, Dance & Theatre
Menopause Meet Up
May 16, 2022
6.30
A chance for women to come together, to learn more and talk about Hormones, Menopause, Moods and Mindset - Breaking the taboo, increasing awareness, allowing women to share experiences, to feel supported, have a laugh and make new friends. MK40 2PF
http://www.thehormonefairy.co.uk
Menopause Meet Up
Health
Felmersham and Radwell Village Hall Fundraiser
May 14, 2022
3pm
The Felmersham and Radwell Village Hall Committee are hosting an Auction of Promises in the garden of The Sun, Felmersham. Please add the date to your diary! If you would like to contribute please email us.
frvhc@yahoo.com
Felmersham and Radwell Village Hall Fundraiser
Charity
Plant Sale
May 14, 2022
10am-1pm
Produce & Cake stall Coffee and Biscuits £2.00 served in Church All Saint Church, Odell, North Beds, MK43 7AA
Plant Sale
Harrold Film Night
May 13, 2022
7pm
‘Belfast’ £5 Adults £4 Concession Tickets available from Harrold Post Office, on the door or visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/harroldcentre Village Hall High Street, Harrold, Bedford MK43 7BH
http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/harroldcentre
Harrold Film Night
Million Mile Clean – Bedford Embankment
May 8, 2022
11am-1pm
Join in a clean-up near the embankment area, starting from Castle Mound and finishing near Longholme Café. Equipment is provided. Please book through our EventBrite page. Children are welcome, but MUST be supervised by an adult at all times.
Million Mile Clean – Bedford Embankment
Community
Handmade Craft Fair
May 8, 2022
1pm-4pm
Come along and find amazing items all handmade locally. Home fragrances, rock painting and so much more! Oakley Village Hall, Church Lane, Oakley MK43 7RJ
Handmade Craft Fair
Arts & Crafts
Stevington 12k Sunday 8th May
May 8, 2022
All (17 years +) welcome to enter our 40th 12k run through the villages of Stevington, Oakley & Pavenham on Sunday 8th May. Free parking plus teas, coffees and cakes, Bar & BBQ available. Stevington Village Hall, Court Lane, Stevington MK43 7QS ·
Stevington 12k Sunday 8th May
Park Runs
Spring Plant Sale
May 7, 2022
10am-1pm
There will be Plants, Books and Jigsaws. Park Road Methodist Church, Park Road West, Bedford MK41 7SB.
Spring Plant Sale
Table Top Sales
Elstow May Festival Saturday 7th May 12pm – 4pm
May 7, 2022
102pm-4pm
Annual May Festival Family Fun Day Over 70 stalls, Funfair, Procession, Street Food, Entertainment and much more. Elstow Abbey Green, Elstow MK42 9XT
Elstow May Festival Saturday 7th May 12pm – 4pm
Family
156th Bedford Amateur Regatta
May 7, 2022
8.30am-7.30pm
Bedford Amateur Regatta founded in 1853 brings competitive rowing to the picturesque River Great Ouse in Bedford maintaining its position as one of the largest single day river regatta in the country. The Embankment, Bedford MK40 3PD
156th Bedford Amateur Regatta
Community
Sharnbrook Bowls Club 0pen Afternoon
May 2, 2022
2pm-5pm
Do come and have a try, you will be made very welcome. If you cannot make that day - Ring Penny On 781660 for further details about the club Lodge Road, Sharnbrook MK44 1JP
Sharnbrook Bowls Club 0pen Afternoon
Community
Bedford RSPB Local May Meetings
May 26, 2022
7pm
Stewartby Lake Evening Walk 7pm Meet in the old A421 lay-by eastern end of Marston Moretaine near MK43 0LE
01234 002 426
Bedford RSPB Local May Meetings
Charity
Bedford RSPB Local May Meetings
May 19, 2022
7.30pm-9.30pm
'Ouse Fen: 'Creating the wetlands of the future' by Chris Hudson Chris is ‘Senior Sites Manager Fen Drayton Lakes and Ouse Fen’ and is actively involved in the restoration of the Cambridgeshire Fens. Meet at ARA club, Manton Lane Bedford MK41 7PF
http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bedford 07905199769
Bedford RSPB Local May Meetings
Charity
Bedford RSPB Local May Meetings
May 1, 2022
5am
Meet 5am in the Priory Country Park, Followed by Breakfast in the local Toby Carvery. Joint event with Beds Bird Club Barkers Lane, Bedford MK41 9D
01234 072 493
Bedford RSPB Local May Meetings
Charity
Mayday Fun Day & Craft Market Sunday 1st May 11am
May 1, 2022
11am-4pm
FREE ENTRY Tarot readings, Crafts, Pet Goodies, Clothing, Sweet Treats, Face Painter, Balloon Model Maker, Kids Entertainment and lots more. Lidlington Village Hall, High Street Lidlington MK43 0RN
 Mayday Fun Day & Craft Market Sunday 1st May 11am
Arts & Crafts
Bedford (South) Jumble/Garage Sale Trail
May 8, 2022
11am-3pm
Come along to our Jumble Trails. These are like a Car Boot Sale but at the Sellers houses. Addresses will be posted on the Bedford (South) Jumble/Garage Sale Trail page nearer the Sale date.
https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10220256573388828&set=gm.947893992560816
Bedford (South) Jumble/Garage Sale Trail
Jumble Sales
Bedford Record Fair
May 28, 2022
9am-3.30pm
10.00 am to 3.30pm just £3 adm on the door EARLY BIRD ENTRY £6 9am, avoid the crowds! Closes 3.30pm. The Harpur Suite, Bedford Corn Exchange
http://www.vip-24.com/venues/bedford.htm
Bedford Record Fair
Table Top Sales
Sunday Stroll
July 4, 2021
10.30am – 12.30pm
Forest of Marston Vale, Station road, Marston Moretaine MK43 0PR. Free but donations welcome. A guided social walk led by our Volunteers around the Millennium Country Park. Walk is suitable for buggies and wheelchairs.
Sunday Stroll
Walks
Flying Day Picnic
July 4, 2021
Bring a rug and a picnic and enjoy a relaxing afternoon among the vines. Free self-guided or virtual tour too, and enjoy chilled wine from our marquee. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome. Warden Abbey Vineyard, Bedford Rd, Old Warden SG18 9LS
Flying Day Picnic
Family
Homemade in Harrold, Carlton and Odell
July 10, 2021
A post lockdown celebration of local art, craft and creativity. Harrold Centre, , High Street, Harrold MK43 7BH
Homemade in Harrold, Carlton and Odell
Arts & Crafts
The Fox Carlton Gin Festival
July 10, 2021
12pm
Gins are chosen, music is booked.Saturday July 10th from midday. Bring a picnic and let's hope for good weather .
http://www.thefoxatcarlton.pub
The Fox Carlton Gin Festival
4 St Andrews Road Bedford, Bedfordshire
July 10, 2021
10am-4am
An elegant, multi-functional urban garden set within a semi-formal layout featuring clipped beech hedges softened by colourful shrubs and perennials and a rose pergola. Adult: £3.50 Child: Free Pre-booking to all open garden events is essential.
http://www.ngs.org.uk
4 St Andrews Road Bedford, Bedfordshire
Open Gardens
Mill Meadows Bandstand
July 11, 2021
Sunday July 11th Mill Meadows Bandstand A musical performance in Bedford's iconic bandstand
https://bedfordchoralsociety.org.uk/
Mill Meadows Bandstand
Music, Dance & Theatre
Summer Magic Show!
July 11, 2021
10.30am
Krisgar and Tricky Teddy are finally back to entertain you! Come and enjoy a 30 minute Magic and Puppet show with Krisgar and Tricky Teddy, bringing fun for all the family ! Children £5.00 Adults £2.00
https://buytickets.at/thewatermillexperience/518197
Summer Magic Show!
Family
Ceremony – A new music all day festival at Bedford Esquires
July 17, 2021
12pm
A brand new all dayer from The Pad Presents, The Roar Club and Club Biscuit. Diverse line up for the multi room event, with blender putting together a strong line up of their own for the outdoor stage.
http://www.bedfordesquires.co.uk/events/ceremony-a-new-music-all-day-festival/
Ceremony – A new music all day festival at  Bedford Esquires
Music, Dance & Theatre
Bedford 10K
July 18, 2021
Russell Park, We’re bringing running back to Bedford with the launch of our brand new 10k race that will serve as a test event ahead of the Bedford Running Festival in September. It’s fast, flat, traffic free and you will be rewarded with a medal.
https://www.bedford10k.co.uk/
Bedford 10K
Park Runs
Royal Oak Cottage Kempston Rural, Bedford, Bedfordshire
July 18, 2021
12pm to 5.30pm
¾ acre garden created on the land of an old beer house, with wildlife in mind. There are old orchard trees, herbaceous beds, a small oriental garden, a vegetable plot and shallow ponds. Adult: £5.00 Child: Free Pre-booking is essential.
http://www.ngs.org.uk
Royal Oak Cottage Kempston Rural, Bedford, Bedfordshire
Open Gardens
Bedford Craft Market at St. Pauls Square
July 25, 2021
Bedford Craft Market at St. Pauls Square Sunday 25 July
Bedford Craft Market at St. Pauls Square
Arts & Crafts
Flitwick Hot n Spicy Foodie Fest
July 25, 2021
12pm
Get those taste buds tingly with fiery and tasty delight as you sample some of the best hot and spicy foods. With an array of dishes that can bring a taste sensation you are sure to find something that will delight everyone's taste buds!
Flitwick Hot n Spicy Foodie Fest
EAT Feast Food Market
July 30, 2021
Friday July 30th Riverside Square Food market offering a wide range of tasty meals from popular street food vendors to take away and enjoy.
https://www.facebook.com/eatfeastco
EAT Feast Food Market
Community
Bedford (South) Jumble /Garage Sale Trail
July 17, 2022
11am-3pm
Come along to our Jumble Trails. These are like a Car Boot Sale but at the Sellers houses. Addresses will be posted on the Bedford (South) Jumble/Garage Sale Trail page nearer the Sale dates.
https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10220256573388828&set=gm.947893992560816
Bedford (South) Jumble /Garage Sale Trail
Jumble Sales
Craft Fair and Family Fun Day in Flitwick
August 1, 2021
10.30AM-5PM
Outdoor Craft and Food Fair with lots of family fun included at Flitwick Football Centre. Over 40 stalls offering bespoke hand-made items, some amazing local producers of food and lots for the kids to do. Entry is £1 per person and good parking.
https://www.facebook.com/events/205772251199003
Craft Fair and Family Fun Day in Flitwick
Family
1a St Augustine's Road Bedford, Bedfordshire
August 7, 2021
12pm-4.30pm
A colourful town garden with herbaceous borders, climbers, a greenhouse and pond. Planted in cottage garden style with traditional flowers, the borders overflow with late summer annuals and perennials. Adult: £5.00 Child: Free Pre-booked essential.
http://www.ngs.org.uk
1a St Augustine's Road Bedford, Bedfordshire
Open Gardens
Jamaican Independence Celebrations
August 7, 2021
12PM-6PM
Harpur Square, Town Centre, Bedford MK40 1RA Featuring live bands, singers, DJ’s, Dancers & Jerk Food, Rum Punch PLUS more! Free Community Event.
Jamaican Independence Celebrations
Community
Table Top Swap Shop 2021
August 7, 2021
11AM-13PM
The Place Theatre, Bradgate Road, Bedford Fancy a few bargains? Happening outdoors, using social distancing, the Table Top Swap Shop is a safe and fun way to pick up some Summer bargains.
Table Top Swap Shop 2021
Table Top Sales
Foster Hill Cemetery Summer Guided Walks
August 8, 2021
2PM-3.30PM
Foster Hill Road, Bedford MK41 7TD. The Crime and Punishment tour take you on an interesting journey through Bedford’s 19th Century criminal past, visiting various graves in the cemetery that include an innovative Prison Governor, a murder victim.
http://www.fosterhillroadcemetery.co.ukinfo@fosterhillroadcemetery.co.uk
Foster Hill Cemetery Summer Guided Walks
Walks
Foster Hill Cemetery Summer Guided Walks
August 8, 2021
2.30PM-4PM
General Heritage-This walk will try to cover all aspects of the cemetery’s life. It will look at military memorials, complete family groups, local worthies, children and just curious ones. You will learn how and why the cemetery came into existence.
http://www.fosterhillroadcemetery.co.ukinfo@fosterhillroadcemetery.co.uk
Foster Hill Cemetery Summer Guided Walks
Walks
Animal Edge - Picnic at the Farm
August 8, 2021
3 Fox Covert Farm Fordfield Road, Bedford MK45 2HZ Entertainment from Magician Krisgar, Meet and Feed the Animals, Pony Rides and more. To book Tickets visit www.animaledge.co.uk
http://www.animaledge.co.uk
Animal Edge - Picnic at the Farm
Family
Bedford Record Fair
August 21, 2021
10AM-4.30PM
The Harpur Suite, Bedford MK40 1LE Expect to see traders from all over the UK – specially handpicked from the VIP Music fairs circuit.
Bedford Record Fair
Beds & Northants MS Therapy Centre Monthly Charity Sale
August 21, 2021
10AM-12PM
Third Saturday of every month 10am - 12.00 noon 155 Barkers Lane, Bedford MK41 9RX FREE PARKING Clothing, Bric a Brac, Books, Linen, Toys and Games Refreshments available
http://www.mscentrebedsandnorthants.com 01234 325781
Beds & Northants MS Therapy Centre Monthly Charity Sale
Charity
Poppies at The Mill
August 21, 2021
11AM-8PM
Royal British Legion's 100th Centenary, filled with the sounds of local music artists and entertainers; ranging from pipe bands to choral groups. Admission to this event is free; opportunities to make do donations to Royal British Legion.
Poppies at The Mill
Charity
Bedford Craft Market at St. Pauls Square
August 22, 2021
10AM-3.30PM
St Paul’s Square, Bedford MK40 1SQ Amazing smells, personalised gifts, knitwear, plants, baked goods and much more! Free parking in council run car parks on Sundays.
Bedford Craft Market at St. Pauls Square
Jumble Sales
August Bank Holiday Weekend Music Festival
August 28, 2021
Saturday 28th August to Monday 30th August The Knife & Cleaver, The Grove, Houghton Conquest MK45 3LA LIVE MUSIC ALL WEEKEND BBQ and stone baked pizzas. The perfect festival food.
https://knifeandcleaver.co.uk/ 01234 930789theknifeandcleaver@greatbritishinn.co.uk
August Bank Holiday Weekend Music Festival
Family
Family Air Show
August 7, 2022
10am-5pm
With fantastic funfair attractions, kids activities, our beautiful Shuttleworth Swiss Garden, vintage bus rides, a thrilling air display and much more – you won’t want to miss out on our Family Air Show.
http://www.shuttleworth.org/familyairshow
Family Air Show
Family
Forest Family Fun Day, Forest of Marston Vale
September 4, 2021
10am-4pm
Peppa Pig and George - Lots to do for all the family - from local food and drink, to stalls, to the grand raffle, to rides and games. BOOK NOW ticket prices: £2 Children £1 Adult. ON THE DAY entry prices: £3 Children £2 Adult. MK43 0PR
http://www.marstonvale.org/Event/forest-family-fun-day-2021
Forest Family Fun Day, Forest of Marston Vale
Family
Table Top Swap Shop 2021
September 4, 2021
10am-12pm
The Place Theatre, Bradgate Road, Bedford MK40 3DE Fancy a few bargains? Happening outdoors, using social distancing, the Table Top Swap Shop is a safe and fun way to pick up some Summer bargains.
Table Top Swap Shop 2021
Jumble Sales
The Village Show at Keysoe
September 4, 2021
Keysoe Village Hall MK44 2JE Show to be opened by The Lord Lieutenant Helen Nellis. Crafts, Cooking, Stalls, Refreshments and lots more. Fun for all the family.
The Village Show at Keysoe
Family
192 Kimbolton Road Bedford, Bedfordshire
September 11, 2021
2pm-5pm
A third of an acre cottage garden specialising in many varieties of roses. There are also vegetable and soft fruit patches and an orchard. The garden includes over 90 roses. Adult: £5.00 Child: Free Pre-booking essential.
http://www.ngs.org.uk
192 Kimbolton Road Bedford, Bedfordshire
Open Gardens
Craft and Food Fair at Jordans
September 11, 2021
10am
A fantastic range of stalls including; sweet treats, hand-made items, locally made foods and more, there is something for everyone. This event is held in the Rear Car Park of Jordans Mill.
https://jordansmill.com/events
Craft and Food Fair at Jordans
Family
Howbury Hall Garden Renhold, Bedford, Bedfordshire
September 12, 2021
2pm-5pm
A late Victorian garden designed with mature trees and herbaceous borders. The walled garden is a working garden, half is dedicated to growing a large variety of vegetables and the other half is run as a cut flower business. Pre-booked is essential.
http://www.ngs.org.uk
Howbury Hall Garden Renhold, Bedford, Bedfordshire
Open Gardens
Family Fun Day and Dog Show
September 12, 2021
Milton Ernest Garden Centre, Radwell Road, Milton Ernest MK44 1SH There will be a bouncy castle, Pots of Fun craft workshops, face painting, Ice Cream Joe, raffle prizes, stalls including the little treat stall a variety of dog classes and much.
Family Fun Day and Dog Show
Family
Bedford Flea Market
September 12, 2021
10am-3.30pm
St Paul’s Square, Bedford MK40 1SL. Unique, second-hand goods that fall under antiques, vintage, collectables, bric-a-brac & curiosities. Locally grown ingredients and homemade produce direct to you, from small, artisan businesses.
Bedford Flea Market
Jumble Sales
Bedford Death Café
September 16, 2021
5pm
The Place Theatre, Bradgate Road, Bedford MK403DE. Join Grief Wellies for their first Death Café at The Place Theatre Bedford. A Death Café is an informal gathering of people (often strangers) to talk about death over a cup of tea and a piece of cake
http://www.deathcafe.com
Bedford Death Café
Community
Beds & Northants MS Therapy Centre Monthly Charity Sale
September 18, 2021
10am-12pm
155 Barkers Lane, Bedford MK41 9RX FREE PARKING Clothing, Bric a Brac, Books, Linen, Toys and Games Refreshments available Tel: 01234 325781
http://www.mscentrebedsandnorthants.com
Beds & Northants MS Therapy Centre Monthly Charity Sale
Charity
Geoff Norcott: I Blame The Parents
September 18, 2021
7.30pm
The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s, 26 St Peters St, Bedford MK40 2NN This brand-new comedy show will mostly explore personal responsibility, parenting and who should take the blame when things go wrong.
http://www.quarrytheatre.ticketsolve.com
Geoff Norcott: I Blame The Parents
Community
Bletsoe Country Fete
September 18, 2021
1.30pm
We are having a ‘special fete’ on 18th September to welcome back village life. Alan Dedicoat, the ‘Voice of Strictly Come Dancing’, will be our host for our great Classic Car Show, Dog Show, stalls, bar, barbeque, teas and the Ouse Valley Swing Band.
Bletsoe Country Fete
Community
Biggleswade Antiques & Vintage Fair
September 19, 2021
The fair has over 45 dealers and there is always a wide range of stalls from dateline antiques through to vintage. There is a cafe serving hot and cold food all day as well as free parking with step-free access.
https://www.madisonevents.co.uk
Biggleswade Antiques & Vintage Fair
Jumble Sales
The Time Machine
September 29, 2021
An eccentric Victorian Time Traveller has crash-landed in the 21st Century. He has journeyed across time to escape the horrors of Earth’s far-flung future. Stunning puppetry, scintillating movement and a unique electronic soundtrack .
http://www.theplacebedford.org.uk
The Time Machine
Family
Bedford (South) Jumble /Garage Sale Trail
September 11, 2022
11am-3pm
Come along to our Jumble Trails. These are like a Car Boot Sale but at the Sellers houses. Addresses will be posted on the Bedford (South) Jumble/Garage Sale Trail page nearer the Sale date.
https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10220256573388828&set=gm.947893992560816
Bedford (South) Jumble /Garage Sale Trail
Jumble Sales
Bedford Architectural, Archaeological & Local History Society
October 13, 2021
7.30pm
Talks on Bedford’s rich history – open to all. ‘An illustrated history of Bedford from King Offa to Queen Victoria’ by Bob Ricketts. Putnoe Heights Methodist Church, Putnoe Heights, Bedford, MK41 8EB.
Bedford Architectural, Archaeological & Local History Society
Community
St Paul's Tuesday lunchtime Concerts & Recitals
October 26, 2021
1pm
Joanna Reveley flute and Justin Waters piano Entry is free with retiring collection. St Paul’s church, St Paul's Sq, Bedford, MK40 1SQ.
http://www.stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk/01234 340163
St Paul's Tuesday lunchtime Concerts & Recitals
Music, Dance & Theatre
St Paul's Tuesday lunchtime Concerts & Recitals Tuesday 12th October 1.00pm.
October 12, 2021
1pm
Lottie Bagnall vocal : A mixed recital by leading local soprano. Entry is free with retiring collection. St Paul’s church, St Paul's Sq, Bedford, MK40 1SQ.
http://www.stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk/01234 340163
St Paul's Tuesday lunchtime Concerts & Recitals Tuesday 12th October 1.00pm.
Music, Dance & Theatre
Walk to Remember Sunday 10th October 9.30am
October 10, 2021
9.30am
Join with family and friends and walk 5k along the beautiful Bedford embankment and through Russell Park. You will have the opportunity to place a dedication on route in memory of loved ones. a special day out - all in support of Sue Ryder.
http://sueryder.org/stjohnswalk
Walk to Remember Sunday 10th October 9.30am
Charity
Bromham Village Craft & Gift Fair Saturday 9th October 1pm-4pm
October 9, 2021
1pm-4pm
Come along and find that perfect gift for your loved ones or treat yourself. There will be a host of traders offering all sorts of gifts from handmade jewellery to flowers and more. Bromham Village Hall, Village Road, Bromham MK43 8JP.
 Bromham Village Craft & Gift Fair Saturday 9th October 1pm-4pm
Jumble Sales
Milton Keynes National Trust Association
October 7, 2021
2pm-4pm
The talk will be the postponed talk by David Squibb on Malta. £2 for members of the MKNTA and £4 for non-members. The venue is a well ventilated, light and airy place. Oak Tree Centre, Wallinger Drive, Shenley Brook End, Milton Keynes MK5 7GZ.
Milton Keynes National Trust Association
Charity
43rd Bedford Beer and Cider Festival 6th-9th October
October 6, 2021
80 Real ales, 40 real ciders and perries. Hot and cold food will be available. Wed: 4pm - 11pm, Thur-Fri: 12pm - 11pm, Sat: 12pm - 10:30pm CAMRA members free. *We cannot accept advanced bookings* Bedford Corn Exchange, MK401SL.
https://camra.org.uk/join/membership-rates/
43rd Bedford Beer and Cider Festival 6th-9th October
Community
Bedford Floral Art Society
October 5, 2021
7.30pm
Present a floral arrangement demonstration by Mark Entwistle entitled "The Secret Life of Colour" Visitors welcome £12 Addison Centre, Bedford Road, Kempston MK42 8PN.
http://www.bedfordfloralartsociety.co.uk
Bedford Floral Art Society
Arts & Crafts
Autumn Fair Sunday 3rd October 11am- 3pm
October 3, 2021
11am-3pm
Come and Meet the Ponies. Refreshments and stalls. Something for Everyone Elisabeth Curtis Centre- Riding for the Disabled, Chestnut Ave, Bromham MK43 8HP.
Autumn Fair Sunday 3rd October 11am- 3pm
Family
Bedford Craft Market at St Paul’s Square
November 28, 2021
10AM-3PM
Amazing smells, personalised gifts, knitwear, plants, baked goods and much more! Free parking in council run car parks on Sundays. St Paul’s Square, Bedford MK40 1SQ
Bedford Craft Market at St Paul’s Square
Arts & Crafts
Pavenham Christmas Craft Fayre
November 28, 2021
10AM-3PM
Hand-made jewellery, knitted goods, decoupage bottles etc. Tea and coffee available. Pavenham Village Hall, Bedford Road, Pavenham MK43 7PH
Pavenham Christmas Craft Fayre
Arts & Crafts
Friendly Nettle Café Handmade Christmas Market
November 28, 2021
11AM-2PM
Lots of beautiful handmade gifts plus loads of fun activities. There will also be mince pies, ginger biscuits, and non-alcoholic mulled wine. Friendly Nettle Café, 15B Beauvais Square, Shortstown MK42 0GE
Friendly Nettle Café Handmade Christmas Market
Community
Tea Party Poetry at the Higgins
November 27, 2021
2PM-4PM
Join Satwinder to help improve your feelings of wellbeing and give a voice to your thoughts and emotions through poetry writing, alongside tea and treats. No experience needed to join, but these sessions are suitable for ages 16+.Castle Lane MK40 3XD
Tel 01234 276362vicki.blair@bedford.gov.uk
Tea Party Poetry at the Higgins
Community
Pamper and Christmas Shopping Evening
November 26, 2021
7PM-10.30PM
Treat yourself to an evening of pampering, relaxation and shopping! Therapists offer a variety of treatments from top to toe. Fundraising for the Forest of Marston Vale. Entry £5 . The Forest Centre, Station Road, Marston Moretaine MK430PR.
http://www.marstonvale.org Tel 01234 767037
Pamper and Christmas Shopping Evening
Charity
Frosts Ultimate Christmas Shopping Event
November 25, 2021
2PM-8PM
Live music, seasonal demonstrations, fantastic present ideas and sparkling inspiration for your home. Frosts Garden Centre, Sandy Road, Willington MK44 3QP
Frosts Ultimate Christmas Shopping Event
Family
Bedfordshire Down Syndrome Support Group Christmas Fayre
November 20, 2021
1PM-4PM
Come along with family and friends to buy unique gifts and crafts for Christmas. Visit Santa, enjoy festive refreshments and hot soup, bottle tombola and much more! Parkside Community Hall, Woburn Street, Ampthill, MK45 2HX
Bedfordshire Down Syndrome Support Group Christmas Fayre
Fetes, Fayres & Dog Shows
Great Barford Christmas Fayre
November 12, 2021
6PM-9PM
Lots of lovely stalls, Father Christmas, face painting and more. Great Barford Village Hall, Fishers Close, Bedford MK44 3JL
Great Barford Christmas Fayre
Family
The Marston Vale Line
November 29, 2021
11AM-12PM
Stephen Sleight from the Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership explores the importance of the Marston Vale Line to the people of Bedfordshire and beyond... Talks are approx. 1 hour long, with time for questions. Limited space available.
http://www.marstonvale.org Tel 01234 767037
The Marston Vale Line
Charity
Macadamia trees, food security, carbon and climate change in Malawi
November 15, 2021
11AM-12PM
Join our friends and the founders of the Neno Macadamia Trust to hear about this fascinating project which uses trees and communities to regenerate landscapes.
http://www.marstonvale.org Tel 01234 767037
Macadamia trees, food security, carbon and climate change in Malawi
Charity
Learning lunchtimes at The Forest of Marston Vale
November 8, 2021
11.00AM-12.00PM
A guide to Stewartby village and the Sir Malcolm Stewart Trust Learn about the local history of nearby Stewartby from David Szymanski, and reminisce about it’s industrial past. David has spent his whole life involved with bricks.
http://www.marstonvale.orgTel 01234 767037
Learning lunchtimes at The Forest of Marston Vale
Charity
Pilates Classes Every Monday 2.45pm – 3.30pm £3 per person
November 1, 2021
2.45-3.30PM
Join us for relaxing Pilates classes surrounded by the art in the galleries at The Higgins Bedford No need to book as places are offered on a first come, first served basis on the day. Every Monday. The Higgins Bedford, Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3XD
 Pilates Classes Every Monday 2.45pm – 3.30pm £3 per person
Health
Bedford Architectural, Archaeological & Local History Society
November 10, 2021
7.30pm
Talks on Bedford’s rich history – open to all. ‘The Festival of Britain in Bedfordshire, 1951’ by Stephen Coleman. Putnoe Heights Methodist Church, Putnoe Heights, Bedford, MK41 8EB.
Bedford Architectural, Archaeological & Local History Society
Community
Tudor Reeds Folk Dance Club
December 1, 2021
8pm-10pm
We are a friendly Social Folk Dancing Club. No partner required. £2 per session We meet on first, third & fifth Wednesday. St Marks Church Hall,, Calder Rise, Brickhill, Bedford MK41 7UY.
Rosemary 01234 405594
Tudor Reeds Folk Dance Club
Music, Dance & Theatre
Bedford Irish Ceili and Set Dance Group
December 1, 2021
7.30PM
We are a small social group of mainly retired folk that meets each Wednesday evening to enjoy Irish dancing. the Reading Room at 1, Barker’s Lane, Bedford MK41 9SH. The first evening is free [normally £2 each evening] and beginners are very welcome.
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  Bedford Irish Ceili and Set Dance Group
Music, Dance & Theatre
Souldrop Christmas Fayre
December 12, 2021
3PM-5PM
Father Christmas will be visiting along with local stallholders/bric-a-brac/mulled wine/ Mince pies/cakes/tombola & games Come and enjoy an afternoon with us. We welcome everyone All proceeds will go towards the upkeep of our lovely hall.
Souldrop Christmas Fayre
Community
The Bedford Arms Christmas Fair
December 11, 2021
12PM-4PM
Christmas is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate with a traditional Christmas Fair! The Bedford Arms, High Street, Oakley MK43 7RH
http://www.thebedfordarmsoakley.co.uk/01234 822280
The Bedford Arms Christmas Fair
Family
The Maida Vales
December 11, 2021
The Maida Vales provide the total live music solution with tons of enthusiasm and professionalism that guarantees an evening to remember. Original compositions and classic covers. Tickets are £3 members £5 Guests. Stewartby Club, Stewartby MK43 9NB.
The Maida Vales
Music, Dance & Theatre
Harrold Centre's Christmas Quiz!
December 10, 2021
7.30PM-10PM
Test your general knowledge and team up with friends, family and neighbours at our Christmas event. Quiz starts at 8pm, bar open at 7:30pm. Teams of up to six. To prebook email info@harroldcentre.co.uk.
info@harroldcentre.co.uk
Harrold Centre's Christmas Quiz!
Community
Carols at the Four Seasons Café
December 10, 2021
4PM-5PM
Join the Tibbs Dementia Foundation Choir for a festive hour of carol singing, mince pies,drinks , warm sausage rolls, homemade soup. Wrap Up Warm, tune up those rusty vocal chords and come and support this amazing charity. MK41 8DQ
Carols at the Four Seasons Café
Charity
JustUs Homelessness Advocacy Bedford Fundraising Quiz
December 8, 2021
7.30PM-10PM
Lots of fun, great raffle prizes, some low-level raucousness. All the money raised will go directly to help people who've lost their home.Tickets are £5 in advance and £6 on the night. Private message us to get them, 147 Church Lane, Bedford MK41 0PW
JustUs Homelessness Advocacy Bedford Fundraising Quiz
Charity
Bedford Floral Art Society
December 7, 2021
7.30PM
Floral demonstration by Barbara Collins entitled "All Spruced Up" Visitors very welcome £7 Addison Centre, Kempston
http://www.bedfordfloralartsociety.co.uk
Bedford Floral Art Society
Community
Philosophy in Pubs
December 7, 2021
8PM-10.30PM
Join our Community of Enquiry in an open discussion into the Philosophy, Ethics & Morals of life’s big questions. In the past we’ve discussed Lies, Existentialism, The Trolley Problem, Free-will. The Burnaby Arms, MK41 7RU.
Philosophy in Pubs
Community
Wixams Retirement Village Monthly Village 'Craft' Market
December 6, 2021
10AM-3PM
Come along and browse the stalls in the Village Hall. New stalls each month. Enjoy a hot drink and cake from the bistro or buy some fresh bread from the village shop.
Wixams Retirement Village Monthly Village 'Craft' Market
Community
Bedford Modern School Christmas Concert
December 6, 2021
2.30PM-4PM
An opportunity to sing carols and enjoy a selection of Christmas music performed by the School’s orchestra, choirs, bands and other ensembles. Manton Lane, Bedford MK41 7NT
http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/bedfordmodernschool
 Bedford Modern School Christmas Concert
Bedford EAT Feast Christmas Special Sunday
December 5, 2021
12PM-9PM
FREE EVENT with Great food, Music, Alcohol, Child Friendly, Vegan/Veggie and Gluten Free options. Enjoy an array of international flavours from food trucks and caterers, coming together to celebrate good food. Riverside Square, Bedford MK40 1AS
Bedford EAT Feast Christmas Special Sunday
Family
Read Poets Society: Poetry at The Eagle Bookshop
December 5, 2021
7pm-8.30pm
When Willy met Annie; Shakespeare and Other Lovers – a romantic evening of prose, poetry and drama celebrating 439 years of that horse and carriage, love and marriage. 16-20 St Peter's Street, Bedford MK40 2NN
Read Poets Society: Poetry at The Eagle Bookshop
Community
Great Denham's Festive Fayre Saturday 4th December 2pm – 6pm
December 4, 2021
2PM-6PM
Come and join us for our annual Christmas Community event! This year is our Festive Fayre theme and there will be fairground rides, craft and gift stalls, Santa's Grotto (kindly organised by those lovely Friends of Great Denham elves!). MK40 4GP
Great Denham's Festive Fayre Saturday 4th December 2pm – 6pm
Family
Bromham Village Craft & Gift Fair Saturday 4th December 1pm – 4pm
December 4, 2021
1PM-4PM
Come along and find that perfect gift for your loved ones. We'll have a host of traders offering all sorts of gifts from handmade jewellery to flowers and more, get a gift for a loved one or treat yourself. Bromham Village Hall, MK43 8JP.
Bromham Village Craft & Gift Fair Saturday 4th December 1pm – 4pm
Family
Wixams Winter Wonderland
December 4, 2021
12PM-6PM
Santa Claus is coming to Wixams come and meet him in the Swan Room. The Christmas tree will be decorated by the Children of Wixams. There will be Christmas songs to sing to, entertainment by the North Pole Elves, Circus Skills, Stilt Walkers.
Wixams Winter Wonderland
Family
Blunham Christmas Tree Light Switch On Saturday 4th December
December 4, 2021
3PM
Musical Acts, Father Christmas, Santa Grotto, Fish and Chips Ice Cream Van - Hot Desserts, PTA stall, Mulled Wine Stand Elf’s collecting money. Rob Perrone from BBC Three Counties will be hosting. The Horseshoes Pub, MK44 3NL.
Blunham Christmas Tree Light Switch On Saturday 4th December
Family
Bedford Architectural, Archaeological & Local History Society
December 8, 2021
7.30pm
Talks on Bedford’s rich history – open to all. Quiz – ‘Bedford since 1939’. Putnoe Heights Methodist Church, Putnoe Heights, Bedford, MK41 8EB.
Bedford Architectural, Archaeological & Local History Society
Community