What's On In and Around Bedfordshire

Past events

A Midsummer Night's Dream at Ascott House and Gardens

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The forest of Fairyland is alive with imagination. An array of lost circus performers wander through the trees. Clowns cry. Dancers sway. And all around, fairies sing hypnotic lullabies...
Ascott Estate, Wing, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0PS
Mon 27 Jun 22

La Vie en Rose (2007) - Film

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Hold me close and hold me fast the magic spell you cast this is La vie en rose. When you kiss me heaven sighs and though I close my eyes I see La vie en rose.
The Place Bedford, Bradgate Road, Bedford, United Kingdom MK40 3DE
Mon 27 Jun 22

Turvey Village Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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The historic village of Turvey lies beside the River Ouse and is recorded in Domesday Book of 1086 as a parish in the Hundred of Willey.
Turvey Village Gardens, Bedford MK43 8EP
Sun 26 Jun 22

Jazz in the garden

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Live jazz from Kevin Grenfell & Richard Leach's 'Slide by Slide' band. Enjoy live music and the gardens with drinks (licensed bar), cream teas and steam train rides.
Bartlemas Farm, Pavenham , Bedford MK43 7PF
Sun 26 Jun 22

Vintage Vehicles Day

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The latest appearance in the calendar of this popular event. Our blue service will be running, with trains running every 70 minutes between 10:30 and 15:10.
Leighton Buzzard Railway, Pages Park Station, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard LU7 4TG
Sun 26 Jun 22

Hollington Farm - Open Garden for NGS

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Two acre country garden. Semi formal near house with small parterre, pergola, pond and borders. Planting is massed perennials, shrubs and roses. Outer areas are wilder with mature trees.
Hollington Farm, Bedford MK45 2BE
Sat 25 Jun 22

Trains at Trinity 2022 Biggleswade

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Our bi-ennial Model Train and Toy event with model railway layouts and displays from small scale to 'G' (Garden) scale, vintage toys including clockwork, demonstrations, trade stands,
Trinity Methodist Church, Shortmead Street, Biggleswade SG18 0AP
Sat 25 Jun 22

Clophill Open Gardens Weekend

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This has been a biennial event in our village, that is up until Covid arrived! It was last held in 2019 but we are back to our usual planning for you to enjoy the lovely gardens which are being...
Clophill, Bedfordshire MK45 4BE
Sat 25 Jun 22

Pride in Luton

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Pride in Luton In a historic year where we commemorate 50 years since the first UK Pride march, we invite you to be part of an equally momentous chapter in the story of Luton Town.
The Hat Factory Arts Centre 65 - 67 Bute Street Luton Bedfordshire LU1 2EY
Sat 25 Jun 22

Body & Soul Study Day

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Body & Soul Study Day Explore the themes of the Body & Soul exhibition in a guided tour and a series of talks with curators and a guest speaker.
The Higgins Bedford Castle Lane Bedford MK40 3XD
Sat 25 Jun 22

Cilla & The Swinging 60s

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Cilla is coming to the Place Theatre in Bedford. Cilla & The Swinging 60s is a highly entertaining show, stylishly celebrating the life and music of the legendary Cilla Black as well as a...
The Place Theatre, Bradgate Road, Bedford MK40 3DE
Fri 24 Jun 22

Cinema Classics: Harriet

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Cinema Classics: Harriet Presenting a brand new regular film night of all your old favourites. Join us each month taking a trip down memory lane with some of these absolute classic films.
The Hat Factory Arts Centre 65 - 67 Bute Street Luton Bedfordshire LU1 2EY
Wed 22 Jun 22

Barton le Clay Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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Two gardens in the attractive village of Barton-le-Clay surrounded by beautiful Bedfordshire countryside.
Barton le Clay Gardens, Bedford MK45 4NR
Sun 19 Jun 22

Soapbox Derby

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On your marks, get set… go! The Soapbox Derby is BACK on Sunday 19 June 2022 after two years away from White Hill Park. This one promises to be the best race yet!
White Hill Park, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Bucks HP20 2JW
Sun 19 Jun 22

Father's Day Free Steam Engine Footplate Rides for Dads

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Father’s Day Free Steam Engine Footplate Rides for Dads For Father's Day, dads holding a full ticket for a train journey can take a free ride on the 100-year old 'Wren' class locomotive, 'Peter Pan', operated at the Leighton
Leighton Buzzard Railway, Pages Park Station, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard LU7 4TG
Sun 19 Jun 22

Dunstable Live

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Dunstable Live To mark the Queen’s Jubilee, we are excited to announce the theme for this year’s event is ‘Best of British through the Decades.
Grove House Gardens, 76 High Street North Dunstable, LU6 INF United Kingdom LU6INF
Sat 18 Jun 22

Military Evening Drive-in Air Show

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Military Evening Drive-in Air Show The second evening air show of the 2022 season sees the military placed front and centre. From trainers to fighters, from World War 1 to World War 2, come and see the power and prowess of military...
Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Aerodrome SG18 9DX
Sat 18 Jun 22

Family Film Club: Moana

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Family Film Club: Moana As a part of our Family Film Club, join us at The Hat Factory Arts Centre for a film screening for all the family to enjoy.
The Hat Factory Arts Centre 65 - 67 Bute Street Luton Bedfordshire LU1 2EY
Sat 18 Jun 22

Green Earth Vegan Fair

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Another great vegan fair is being organised at Harpur Square, Bedford on 18th June. Last September we brought fantastic vegan food, drink and products plus music (and dancing) to Harpur Square and...
Harpur Square, Bedford MK40 1RA
Sat 18 Jun 22

The Comedy Bar (June)

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The Comedy Bar (June) Join resident MC Jake Pickford for an evening of stand-up comedy from the nation's up and coming talent.
The Hat Factory Arts Centre 65 - 67 Bute Street Luton Bedfordshire LU1 2EY
Fri 17 Jun 22

Filmed With Love: Departure

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Filmed With Love: Departure The Culture Trust in partnership with Gayle presents 'Filmed with Love' - a regular film night celebrating Queer culture.
The Hat Factory Arts Centre 65 - 67 Bute Street Luton Bedfordshire LU1 2EY
Thu 16 Jun 22

The Higgins Tour

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The Higgins Tour Enjoy this introductory tour of the highlights at The Higgins Bedford, including collections relating to the history of Bedford as well as fine and decorative art.
The Higgins Bedford Castle Lane Bedford MK40 3XD
Wed 15 Jun 22

The 39 Steps

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The award-winning Sharnbrook Mill Theatre transports you back to the 1930’s, when men smoked pipes, women wore hats and gloves, and nobody is as they seem!
Sharnbrook Mill Theatre, Mill Road, Sharnbrook, Beds MK44 1NP
Tue 14 Jun 22

194a Kimbolton Road - Open Garden for NGS

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Cottage style planting, mature shrubs and perennials and pond. A town garden with a relaxed ambience incorporating innovative upcycled planting ideas.
194a Kimbolton Road, Bedford MK41 8DP
Sun 12 Jun 22

192 Kimbolton Road - Open Garden for NGS

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acre cottage garden specialising in many varieties of roses. There are also vegetable and soft fruit patches and an orchard. The garden inc over 90 roses.
192 Kimbolton Road, Bedford MK41 8DP
Sun 12 Jun 22

Cublington Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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A group of diverse gardens in this attractive Buckinghamshire village listed as a conservation area. Larkspur House garden uses a variety of plants and hard landscaping to create distinct areas.
Cublington Gardens, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0LF
Sun 12 Jun 22

Flitton Potato Race 2022

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We're back! Join us to run, walk or stagger one mile down the High Street carrying sacks of spuds to raise money for charities and local good causes.
Flitton & Greenfield Village Hall, 78 Greenfield Road, Flitton MK45 5DR
Sun 12 Jun 22

Artisan Food, Art and Craft Market

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Artisan Food, Art and Craft Market A monthly Artisan Food, Arts and Crafts Fair taking place every second Sunday of the month, at Stockwood Discovery Centre.
Stockwood Discovery Centre, London Road, Luton LU1 4LX
Sun 12 Jun 22

(Not Strictly) Jazz

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2 hours of live music performed by Dave Foster on piano, Colin Watling saxophone, Gavin Scott double bass with Steve Vintner on drums.
Fairfield House Fairfield Road Biggleswade SG18 0AA
Sun 12 Jun 22

Music in the Museum: Classical (June)

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Music in the Museum: Classical (June) A Classical music performance taking place in Wardown House, Museum and Gallery's stunning Drawing Room - surrounded by the museum's unique art collection and with spectacular views
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, Old Bedford Road, Luton LU2 7HA
Sun 12 Jun 22

Flitwick's Family Fun Day

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Flitwick’s Family Fun Day Following its success and popularity in 2021, Flitwick Family Fun Day is back and bigger than ever for 2022!
Millennium Park, Coniston Road, Flitwick, Bedfordshire MK45 1
Sat 11 Jun 22

Black Dyke Band

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Black Dyke Band invites you to a scintillating concert full of thrilling film scores, toe tapping big band jazz, barnstorming classics and highlights of the traditional brass band repertoire.
The Grove Theatre, Grove Park, Court Drive, Dunstable LU5 4GP
Sat 11 Jun 22

Black Dyke Band Concert with Caritas Harmony

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Black Dyke Band invites you to a scintillating concert full of thrilling film scores, toe tapping big band jazz, barnstorming classics and highlights of the traditional brass band repertoire.
The Grove Theatre, Dunstable LU5 4GP
Sat 11 Jun 22

Brewery Comedy

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Unique comedy club. Live on the factory floor. Presenting Arielle Souma Ant Dewson Russell Arathoon MC James Lillis
Leighton Buzzard Brewing Co 23 Harmill Industrial Estate Leighton Buzzard LU7 4FF
Thu 9 Jun 22

Comedy Bar Unhinged: June

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The power is in the hands of the audience. What makes a good stand-up comic? You decide. Comedy Bar Unhinged puts the scoring power in your hands.
The Hat Factory Arts Centre 65 - 67 Bute Street Luton Bedfordshire LU1 2EY
Thu 9 Jun 22

Utter! Lutonia: June

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UTTER! Lutonia is a place where ideas and energy meet and cross-fertilise. A place where divides drop away and humanity unites humans.
The Hat Factory Arts Centre 65 - 67 Bute Street Luton Bedfordshire LU1 2EY
Thu 9 Jun 22

An Evening With... Lisa Wainwright MBE

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For the final edition of the 'An Evening With' public lecture series for the 2021-22 academic year, the University of Bedfordshire is delighted to be joined by Chief Executive of the
Online event LU1 3JU
Wed 8 Jun 22

Bute Street Film Night: Eaten by Lions

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In partnership with Bute Street Film Festival, join us for an evening of art house cinema in the Hat Factory Arts Centre. Film: Eaten by Lions (2018) (12) Omar and Pete are half brothers.
The Hat Factory Arts Centre 65 - 67 Bute Street Luton Bedfordshire LU1 2EY
Wed 8 Jun 22

Brewery Comedy

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Craft comics, live at the brewery Presenting James Ellis Dinesh Nathan Jo Coffey MC James Lillis
Garden City Brewery 22 The Wynd Letchworth Garden City SG6 3EN
Mon 6 Jun 22

Jubilee Flying Circus Air Show

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Jubilee Flying Circus Air Show Our Jubilee Flying Circus is a truly unique day out. Where else could you enjoy a variety of wonderful circus acts, take a relaxing stroll around a beautiful regency garden, admire the period...
Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Aerodrome SG18 9DX
Sun 5 Jun 22

Southill Park - Open Garden for NGS

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Southill Park first opened its gates to NGS visitors in 1927. A large garden with mature trees and flowering shrubs, herbaceous borders, a formal rose garden, sunken garden, ponds and kitchen garden.
Southill Park, nr Biggleswade SG18 9LL
Sun 5 Jun 22

Jazz Jam Luton!

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Jazz Jam Luton on Sunday 5th June! Enjoy the last day of the extended weekend by joining us for our Jazz Jam at the Bear Club Luton.
The Bear Club, 24a Guildford Street, Luton LU1 2NR
Sun 5 Jun 22

69 Mill Lane - Open Garden for NGS

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Deceptively long back garden, recently re-loved from neglect with most of the planting less than 3 yrs old.
69 Mill Lane, Bedford MK45 5DG
Sat 4 Jun 22

70 Mill Lane - Open Garden for NGS

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This is a split level garden, near to where the old Greenfield mill was situated. The planting is cottage style, with a small pond.
70 Mill Lane, Bedford MK45 5DF
Sat 4 Jun 22

Luton International Carnival

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Luton International Carnival is back for its 46th year as part of Luton’s Jubilee Weekend celebrations, on 4 June 2022.
Manor Park LU1 3HN
Sat 4 Jun 22

Queen's Jubilee Concert

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Come down to Priory Gardens on Saturday 4 June to celebrate and watch the special ‘Platinum Party at the Palace’ concert broadcast live from the BBC to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Priory Gardens, 33 High Street South Dunstable, United Kingdom LU6 3RZ
Sat 4 Jun 22

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea Join in on the celebrations as the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee. There will be music from May Blossom, Vintage Songbird as well as some tasty treats including a special Jubilee Beacon...
The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Road, Flitwick, Bedford, UK MK45 1AH
Fri 3 Jun 22

Platinum Jubilee Light Show

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Platinum Jubilee Light Show Be prepared for an extraordinary experience as the skies above Flitwick Town Centre will come alive with a burst of colour, in a special celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!
Station Road, Flitwick, Bedford, UK MK45 1AH
Thu 2 Jun 22

Come and meet Bing and Flop at Woburn Safari Park

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Come down and meet CBeebies favourites, Bing and Flop on the 1st June! The pair will be appearing at Woburn Safari Park at intervals throughout the day.
Woburn Safari Park, Woburn, Bedfordshire MK43 0TU
Wed 1 Jun 22

May Half Term Family Activities at The Higgins Bedford

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May Half Term Family Activities at The Higgins Bedford Enjoy creative family activities this May half term at The Higgins Bedford. Design and decorate your own gardening apron, enjoy storytelling with Grandma Mo, then make seedling pots and plant your...
The Higgins Bedford Castle Lane Bedford Bedfordshire MK40 3XD
Tue 31 May 22

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