Young Passenger at Forest of Marston Vale

Young Passenger at Forest of Marston ValeIt seems that the weather is finally being kind to us after what seems an eternity of winter – hooray! Let’s see what’s on so we can get out and about this week, shall we?

But before we do, one quick thing. We mention a lot that certain events are accessible by bus. All the events that we have listed are within the PlusBus area of that particular town. So when you buy your rail ticket, ask for the Plusbus add-on.

Anyway, to the events…

On Tuesday, the Bedford Natural Trust Association is holding a talk on A history of the art of dining, a talk by Michael Sutherland. The talk (sorry, not much info on it online) starts at 2pm, and the price is £2 for members and £3 for non-members. The talk is taking place at the Addison Centre, a bus ride from Bedford St Johns station.

In the evening, and every evening until Saturday, the Place is the place to be in Bedford to see a performance of Sweeney Todd. This black comedy concerns the infamous homicidal career of Sweeney, the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who coveted his young wife and falsely imprisoned him. All performances start at 7:30pm, and finish in time for the last train home. Tickets cost from £11, and can be booked online. The nearest station is Bedford, a fair walk away.

One Wednesday evening, the only thing of note is that the Bedford Blues are at home to Doncaster Knights in their RFC Championship match. All the usual ticket prices apply, with a slight online discount, with kick off at Goldington Road being at 7:45pm, so you should just make it back for the last train. Goldington Road is within walking distance of Bedford station.

Onto Thursday now, and the Bedford Skeptics are back with one of their regular Skeptic in the Pub Talks. Sorry, at the time of writing we’ve had little information on exactly what they are planning, so you’ll need to contact them about what the talk is about. All we know is that it starts at 7pm, finishes in time for you to get back to the last train, is free (though a voluntary donation is welcome) and is at The White Horse Pub. The nearest station to this event is Bedford, a bus ride away.

Earlier in the day, at the Forest Centre, there is a special talk on The local history archive. Martin Deacon of the Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service, will explore the ins and outs of researching local history. It starts at 11am and is completely free. The Forest Centre is a lovely walk from Millbrook station.

Looking at Saturday, and the crafty among you should head on over to Bletchley where there is a Craft Fayre taking place. There will be hand made crafts, scrummy refreshments and something for the children. The fayre is taking place at Oxley Park Community Centre between 12:45pm and 3:30pm. The centre is a bus ride away.

Saturday also sees the very last home match of the season for Milton Keynes Dons, who are playing against Scunthorpe United. Kick off is at 3pm, and all the usual ticket prices apply. The nearest station is Fenny Stratford, within walking distance.

If you want to try something different, how about a Food Smoking Course?

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