BEDS WHAT’S ON NOVEMBER 2018

BEDS WHAT’S ON NOVEMBER 20182018-10-16T14:35:26+00:00

BEDS WHAT’S ON NOVEMBER 2018

 

1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Dancing Stars Line Dancing

7-8pm & 8-10pm

Kempston Hammers Sports & Social Club, 134 High Street, Kempston

(AB) Absolute Beginners + Beginners/Improvers 7-8pm. Improver/Intermediate 8-10pm. Air conditioned hall and onsite parking.

 

1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 November

Bedford Folk Dance Club

8-10pm

Putnoe Heights Church, Bedford

£2.50 inc. refreshments

We are a friendly Country and Folk Dance Club. No partner required.

Tel: Ron Law 01234 825574

Web: www.bedfordfolkdanceclub.com

 

2 November

Bedfordshire Family History Society

7.15pm

Drama Hall, Mark Rutherford School, Wentworth Drive, Bedford

Members free, Visitors £1

Interested in Family History? Then come along to the next monthly talk on “Colonel Fred Burnaby – Victorian Superman” by Amanda Goody.

Web: www.bfhs.org.uk

 

2 November

Bedford Art Society

7.15pm for 7.30pm

Putnoe Heights Church, Bedford

Members free, Visitors £5

Jacquie Jones is an artist well known for her ability to paint horses and for her colourful clothes. She will give a demonstration of dynamic water colour painting.

Tel: Jean Paterson 01234 307210 for info

Web: www.bedsartsociety.co.uk

 

3 November

The Signals Museum Open Day

10am-4pm

The Signals Museum at RAF Henlow is open to the public. Entry is free but official photo ID such as a driving licence, passport or over 60s Bus Pass is required to get an entry ticket from the Guardroom. See website for full information.

Web: www.rafsignalsmuseum.org.uk

 

3 November

Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire Hardy Plant Society

2pm

Weatherley Centre, Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade

Group AGM followed by a talk from Gill and Peter who are HPS members from Kent. Plants for sale.

Web: www.hpscambsandbeds.co.uk

 

3 November

Turvey Bonfire Night

Gates open 5.30pm

On the gate Adults £5, Children £2.50, In advance Adult £4, Child £2

Best Guy judging 6pm, Bonfire lit 6:15pm followed by Fireworks at 7pm. Professional firework display and BBQ. Limited number of fast track entry wristbands available while stocks last at the three Turvey stores. Proceeds to Turvey Preschool Playgroup Reg. Charity No. 295055.

 

5, 12, 19 & 26 November

Dancing Stars Line Dancing

7.30-8pm

Priory Methodist Church Newnham Avenue, Bedford

(AB) Absolute Beginners + Beginners/Improvers. Parking available onsite.

 

5, 12, 19 & 26 November

Branch Out Social Club for Single People

8.30-11pm

Cromwell Bar, The Sun Hotel, Hitchin

Branch Out meets every Monday night and is a medium-sized Social Club for single people. It was formed in 1995 to bring together single, divorced, widowed and separated people, aged 40 upwards, from the Herts, Beds and Bucks area, to socialise and enjoy one another’s company. The club organises regular events, such as dinners, discos, meals, parties, Sunday walks, theatre and concert visits, day and weekend trips and holidays.

Tel: Lorna 01438 233657

Web: www.branch-out.org.uk

 

6, 13, 20 & 27 November

Roxton Bridge Circle

7.15-10pm

Roxton Parish Hall

Small friendly group playing Bridge every Tuesday evening.

Tel: Phyllis 01480 374327

Email: mary@jackpike.co.uk

 

7 November

Black Cat WI

7.30pm

Wyboston Village Hall

The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month.

Tel: Susie Woodman 01234 376098 for further information

 

7 November

Wildlife Trust Talk: Gardening for Wildlife

7.30-9pm

Dunstable Community Fire Station, Brewers Hill Road, Dunstable

£3 per person

Join local enthusiast Betty Cooke for an illustrated guide on ways to attract more wildlife to your garden.

Tel: 01525 874317

 

9 November

Tree Tops Music: Natasha Seale

Food 6pm, Performance 7.30pm

£15 inc. drink and parking

Rushmere Country Park, Linslade Road, Heath & Reach

With a burnished passionate sound both old and new, Natasha Seale’s energised and emotional voice is music for music lovers. She returns to the Tree Tops Cafe together with an all-star rhythm section from the UK jazz scene to present a mixture of original songs and contemporary classics. Known originally as a leading lady in London’s West End, Seale solidifies her sidestep into the jazz/pop arena with her latest album A Bigger Sky. Hailed in The Times as “an accomplished Jazz singer” and as “a Jazz lady at heart” by Bebop Spoken. A Bigger Sky brings ‘Timeless Torch Songs’ & ‘Luxurious Jazz/Pop.’ Find out more and hear Natasha at natashaseale.com

Web: www.greensandtrust.org/Event/tree-tops-music-natasha-seale

 

9 November

Bedfordshire Festival of Remembrance

7.30pm

Bedford Corn Exchange

Adults £15, Under 15s £10, Family (2a + 1c or 1a + 2c) £35

The Royal British Legion Bedfordshire welcomes you to a special performance to commemorate those who have lost their lives in conflicts past to say “Thank You”. This year, 100 years on, we invite you to come and join us to commemorate the end of The Great War, all who served, sacrificed and changed our world, for an evening of music, song, poetry and special memories. Performed by a 200 strong cast of choirs, singers, bag pipers and musicians, who are all volunteering their time, for an unforgettable evening. The performance will of course embrace the Act of Remembrance with time to reflect and give thanks to our fallen heroes. Music will include well known favourites by The D Day Darlings, Bedford Pipe Band, Military Wives Choir along with the Bedford Chapel School Choir. All proceeds will go towards the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Web: www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk

 

10 November

Ampthill Armistice 100 – Community Cinema

Doors open 6pm, Film starts 7pm

Parkside Hall

£5

Zonita Community Cinema. Double bill of films including a new Wilfred Owen Film “The Burying Party” and “Journeys End”. Early booking advised.

Email: info@zonita.org.uk

Web: www.zonita.org.uk

 

10 & 11 November

Great War Centenary Exhibition

Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12.30-4pm

St Edmund or St James Church, Park Lane, Blunham

Come and browse round the exhibition to commemorate the end of World War I with a stunning installation of hundreds of knitted poppies, and war memorabilia. Refreshments available throughout the day.

 

10 & 11 November

Remembrance Event & Café

12-4pm

Clophill Eco Lodges, Clophill

An art installation & poetry commemorating 100 years since WWI. Poppies available to add to the installation. Café open. No need to book.

 

11 November

Ampthill Armistice 100

9.30am for 10am; events continue throughout the day

War Memorial, Ampthill Great Park

Special WWI Centenary Remembrance Sunday Parade which concludes with church bells and a service at St Andrew’s.

2-3.30pm King’s Arms Gardens will be open. Throughout the garden there will be various stations, some of which will include art installations that will allow for remembrance, reflection, thankfulness, hope and prayer on the theme of peace. All welcome.

At 6.30pm The Last Post will be played and as part of the Nation’s tribute of Battle’s Over, the beacon will be lit in Ampthill Great Park. 7.05pm Ringing Out for Peace – the bells will peel at St Andrew’s.

 

11 November

Remembrance Service & Beacon of Light

10.30am & 7pm

The Embankment, Bedford

WWI Centenary Remembrance Service at 10.30am. The Queen will light a beacon at 7pm and over 800 beacons up and down the United Kingdom will be lit up marking 100 years since the end of WWI.

 

13 November

Music for Remembrance

7.45pm

St Owen’s Church, Bromham

Adults £10, Under 16s £2 inc. wine/squash & light snacks

Cantamus Chamber Choir conducted by Paul Edwards. ‘Reflective Music for Remembrance’. Tickets available on the door. Reservations by telephone.

Tel: 01234 825454 or 01234 826551 (evenings)

 

14 November

Wildlife Trust

7.30-9.15pm

Priory Methodist Hall, 63 Newnham Avenue, Bedford

“The Making of the Bedfordshire Landscape”, an illustrated talk by Brian Kerr that will explain how the geology affects the landscape which in turn influences the flora and fauna to be found in different locations. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tel: 01462 851954

Email: bettycooke954@btinternet.com

 

14 November

The Mersey Beetles

7.30pm

Bedford Corn Exchange

Tickets £20

Part of a 17-date tour. The brilliant two-hour show will not only see The Mersey Beatles play the very same songs John, Paul, George and Ringo did in Bedford in 1962/63 but they will chart the Fab Four’s full career through the hits from Love Me Do to Let It Be. Music fans are already being warned to put on their dancing shoes!

 

15 November

The Young Turner Curator’s Talk

2.30pm

The Higgins, Bedford

Tickets £5.70, Concessions £4.60

Join the curator of The Young Turner, Helen Cobby, at The Higgins Bedford to explore Turner’s extensive connections and artistic output relating to Oxford and its nearby areas, the artist’s developing skill in handling perspective and architectural subjects, and possible influences on his work during the early part of his career. Booking essential.

Web: www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk

 

15 November

Greensand Trust Talk: Spiders

11.30am

The Working Woodlands Centre, Maulden Wood

£4 inc. tea & coffee

Volunteer Tom Thomas will tell us why spiders – these much-maligned and often feared creatures – are in fact “good companions”. Booking required.

Web: www.greensandtrust.org/Event/greensand-trust-talk-spiders

 

15 November

Bedford RSPB Local Group

7.30pm

ARA Club, Manton Lane, Bedford

RSPB Group Members £1, Guests £2, Annual Group Membership £5

Lloyd Peck presents ‘The Antarctic’. Lloyd is a scientist with the British Antarctic survey and will talk on how animals and humans adapt to extreme cold. Suitable for experts and novices, RSPB membership not essential. Reg. Charity No. 207076.

Web: www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bedford

 

15 November

Bedfordshire Embroiderers’ Guild

7.30-9.30pm

St Mark’s Church, Calder Rise, Brickhill

£4 inc. refreshments

Interested in textiles? Come and join us. The sales table and scrapbooks will help you to find out what we do and how to join us.

Web: www.embroiderersguildeast.org.uk/branches/branches-a-j/bedford

 

15 November

Bedford Music Club

7.45pm

Bedford School Music Recital Hall

Tickets £18, Students 18-24 £5, Under 18s £2

Fenella Humphreys violin and Robert Thompson piano. Music by Schubert, Dunhill, Prokofiev, Fauré. Tickets available on the door.

Web: www.bedfordmusicclub.co.uk

 

16 November

Murder Mystery Charity Evening

7pm

Putteridge Bury, Hitchin Road, Luton, LU2 8LE

Tickets £50 inc. three course dinner, entertainment, coffee and petit fours

Moneypenny Murder Mystery Productions presents “A Taste for Murder”. A Classic 1920’s Country House Whodunit! You’ll know their names, but do you know who committed the murder? How & Why? A Foxley Kingham Anniversary Foundation event.

Tel: Charity Committee Member 01582 540800

Email: anniversaryfoundation@fkca.co.uk

Web: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/foxleykinghamanniversaryfoundation

 

16 November

Ampthill Armistice100 – A Night to Remember

7pm

Parkside Hall, Ampthill

Tickets £5

Ampthill Town Band open the evening and then Ste Hartley and John Hele share an illustrated insight into WWI Ampthill. Licensed bar. Tickets on sale from Ampthill Town Council, the Park Hub Café, Ampthill Fireplaces, Cambridge Wines and Number 14.

Tel: 01525 404355

 

16 November

From The Jam ft Bruce Foxton

Doors open 7.30pm

Bedford Corn Exchange

Advance tickets £22.50

All Mod Cons 40th Anniversary + greatest hits show. 2018 sees the 40th Anniversary of the release of ‘All Mod Cons’ the third album release by The Jam. This show will see the band perform tracks from the iconic album, followed by a selection of the classic hits and great album tracks from across their fantastic catalogue. Those attending this gig can expect to hear masses of classic Jam hits such as Down In The Tube Station At Midnight, Going Underground, Town Called Malice and The Modern World and many more. Tickets available in person from Slide Record Shop in the Arcade, Mario’s Hair Design in Kempston (booking fee free) and online from Seetickets (booking fee applies).

 

18 November

Biggleswade Antiques Fair

9.30am-4pm

The Weatherley Centre, Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade

Entrance £2, Under 16s free if accompanied by an adult

This antiques fair offers a diverse range of antiques and collectables so whether you are a professional dealer, an avid collector or just looking for something special, this monthly fair is the place to visit. Café serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

Tel: 01480 382432 or 07906 647346

Web: www.madisonevents.co.uk

 

18 November

Woburn Market

10am-2pm

The Pitchings, Woburn

Third Sunday of the month. Local foods and products from farmers and producers who have decided to cut out the middle-men and sell direct to you. In addition to The Woburn Market, there is also a Craft Fair held in the Village Hall from 10am-4pm.

 

18 November

WWI Ampthill Guided Walk

2pm

£3 on the day, Children free

A guided walk by John Hele and Ste Hartley to discover more about WWI Ampthill. Please gather on Woburn Street at the end of The Alameda. The walk will finish in St. Andrew’s churchyard. Distance 2 miles. Please wear stout shoes and warm clothing.

 

18 November

Music for Remembrance

3.15pm

Christchurch, Bedford

Cantamus Chamber Choir conducted by Paul Edwards.

Tel: 07762 589743

 

19 November

Autism and Diet Workshop

10am-12:45pm

The Weatherley Centre, Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade

Autism Bedfordshire Members £15, Non-members £20

Half-day workshop for parents and primary carers exploring the relationship between autism and diet, focusing on the impact that sensory issues have of this often challenging behaviours. Please call to book and pay for your place – all places must be booked and paid for in advance.

Tel: 01234 217871

 

19 November

Historical Association-Bedford

7.30pm

St Peter’s Hall, St Peter’s Church, De Parys Avenue, Bedford

Free admission for HA Members, Visitors £3

Illustrated talk by Cherish Watton of Churchill College, Cambridge “Female Fellers: Women working in the forests of First and Second World War Britain”.

Tel: 07989 837819 or 01234 266839

 

20 November

Bedford National Trust Association

2.30pm

Addison Centre, Kempston

Small admission charge

“Cordite, Castrol R and the Olympics” a talk by David Butler. Tea and biscuits served before the meeting. Everyone welcome.

Tel: Betty Thomas 01480 860421 for further info

 

22 November

Concert of Music for Saint Cecilia’s Day: East Bedfordshire Chamber Choir

7.30pm

Elstow Abbey Church

Tickets £12.50 on the door

Music by Handel, Purcell, Britten, Elgar, Macmillan, Vaughan Williams. Conducted by David Beer with the Element String Quartet, Justin Waters (Organ), Madalina Rusu (Piano) and special guest Eloise Marson (Saxophones).

Tel: Bookings 07710 692534

Web: www.eastbedschamberchoir.co.uk

 

24 November

British Red Cross Bedford Christmas Fair

10am-4pm

The Great Hall, Bedford Boys School, Burnaby Road, off De Parys Avenue, Bedford,

Admission £4, Under 10s free

Programme will include demonstrations, tastings and activities. Live performances by local school choirs. Stalls selling superb, quality items and many handmade gifts and products. Homemade cakes, refreshments, raffle, tombola and much more. Parking/disabled parking available.

 

24 November

Christmas Fair

10am-4pm

St Paul’s Church, St Paul’s Square, Bedford

In aid of charities in the UK and abroad. Please call to book a stall.

Tel: 01234 340163

Web: www.stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk

 

24 November

Amazing Christmas Bazaar & Christmas Bake Off

1.30-4.30pm

Carlton Village Hall

Adults £1, Children free

All you need to do is bring one individual homemade mince pie to the Village Hall during the Bazaar – free entry into the Bake Off. The judging will be at 4pm and there will be Star Prizes for “Young Bake-Off Chef” (under 16) & “Adult Bake-Off Chef” (over 16). Visit our fantastic collection of Christmas stalls – gifts, produce and taste our delicious refreshments. Grand Draw at 4pm.

 

24 November

The Young Turner Exhibition Gallery Tour

2-2.30pm

The Higgins, Bedford

Free admission

Join volunteer and Tate tour guide Andrew Rodgers for a half an hour introductory gallery tour of The Young Turner exhibition.

Web: www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk

 

28 November

We Are Five Gallery Tour

12pm

The Higgins, Bedford

£2.90, Concessions £2.50

An exhibition marking five years since the redevelopment of The Higgins Bedford opened in June 2013. It features artworks chosen by some of the communities, organisations and individuals the museum has worked with, including works that have not been on display since The Higgins Bedford reopened. The exhibition is free to visit but there is a charge for the tour. There will be a series of events as part of this exhibition including Gallery Tours led by Victoria Partridge, Keeper of Fine and Decorative Art at The Higgins Bedford. These tours will include some highlights from the exhibition including popular paintings by John Sell Cotman, Joan Miró and Lucian Freud.

Web: www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk

 

28 November

Bedford Organ and Keyboard Club

The Addison Centre, Kempston, Bedford

Concert with Brett Wales. Refreshments, bar and raffle.

Tel: 01234 344423

Web: www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/bedford2

 

30 November

Talks at Luton Hoo Estate Walled Garden

10.30am-12.30pm

Estate Office Lecture Room, Luton Hoo Estate, LU1 4LF

£5

“920 Cherry Trees Stolen from the Estate”. £5 donation towards a new propagation house roof. Entry is via the A1081, between Luton and Harpenden. Take West Hyde Road/Newmill End turning and turn left into entrance gate. There is no entry to the walled garden from the Luton Hoo Hotel.

Tel: 01582 721443

Web: www.lutonhooestate.co.uk

 

30 November

Blunham Community Cinema

Doors open 6.45pm, film starts promptly 7.30pm

Blunham Village Hall, 109a High Street

Adults £4, Under 16s £2, Family (2a + 2c £10)

Darkest Hour. Blunham Community Cinema is proud to show Darkest Hour in conjunction with the Village’s War Centenary Exhibition which will be presented at Blunham Church on the 10 & 11 November. Sweets, drinks, ice cream and popcorn available.

Tel: Sue 01767 640572 or Margaret 01767 640053 for tickets/further info

 

1 December

Willington Village Market

10am-12 noon

Peace Memorial Hall, Willington

Come and enjoy the sights, smells and tastes of the festive season! Immerse yourself in the community atmosphere as you browse the produce of Bedfordshire’s makers, bakers and growers!

Email: Emma at umsaparker@yahoo.co.uk or hello@willingtonvillagemarket.co.uk

 

1 December

Wreath Making

10am-1pm & 2-5pm

Clophill Eco Lodges, Clophill

£24 per person

Two sessions to choose from. All locally sourced materials are provided along with an instructor to talk you through creating your wreath. Tea and coffee provided on arrival and a mulled wine to finish. Booking essential.

Web: https://clophillecolodges.org.uk

 

Until 16 December

The Young Turner Exhibition and Events

The Higgins, Bedford

The Young Turner: Ambitions in Architecture and the Art of Perspective, a touring exhibition from the Ashmolean Museum. MW Turner’s unrivalled painting of The High Street, Oxford is touring the region. Celebrating a successful campaign by the Ashmolean Museum to acquire this masterful view of Oxford, the painting is accompanied by an exhibition exploring the young Turner’s interest in architecture and the development of his skills in the art of perspective. The exhibition is free to visit and is accompanied by a series of exciting talks and tours.

Web: www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk

 

Until 27 January 2019

Bawden’s Beats

Tues-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun & Bank Hols 2-5pm

The Higgins Bedford, Castle Lane, Bedford

Free admission

British artist and designer Edward Bawden’s (1903–1989) lifelong fascination with creatures of all sizes is the focus of this new exhibition at The Higgins Bedford. ‘Bawden’s Beasts’ shines a light on the animals – cats, cows and tortoises among them – that inhabit so many of Bawden’s prints and illustrations, and the inventive, often hilarious ways in which he depicts them. Creepy crawlies join the ranks of jungle giants and other beasts to sell products, narrate stories or decorate walls. More than sixty works from the renowned Cecil Higgins Gallery Collection, the world’s largest archive of Edward Bawden’s work, are on show.

Closed Mondays, Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Tel: 01234 718618

Web: thehiggins@bedford.gov.uk

 

Until 24 March 2019

‘Paved With Gold’: Bedford’s Windrush Generation Exhibition

The Higgins, Bedford

Free admission

This exhibition highlights the Windrush Generation’s journey to Bedford, and will explore their legacy of endurance and determination through the challenges they faced and the contributions they made to the community.

 

Until 24 March 2019

We Are Five

The Higgins, Bedford

Free admission

An exhibition marking five years since the redevelopment of The Higgins Bedford opened in June 2013. It features artworks chosen by some of the communities, organisations and individuals the museum has worked with, including works that have not been on display since The Higgins Bedford reopened. Tour available on 28 November.

Web: www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk