What's on
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
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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
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
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 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.
Tim 01234 317847
  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