May Pole

May PoleAs the weather is slowly improving, so should be the number of events that are taking place across our line. At least in theory. Here are the details.

As there are no events on Monday its straight to Tuesday, where over at the Bedford Theatre there will be a special performance of The Girl with the Iron Claws. The Girl with the Iron Claws is an inventive take on a dark Nordic fairy-tale, which shares its roots with Beauty and the Beast. Ticket prices vary, but start from £8 and can be purchased in advance. The show starts at 7:30pm, and the nearest station is Bedford, which is within walking distance.

On Wednesday, over in Milton Keynes there is the Mulberry Bear Summer Craft Fayre at the Open University. All proceeds from the fayre go to the Mulberry Bear Day Nursery, and it takes place between 2pm and 4pm, with free entry. The Open University is either a pleasant bike ride from Bow Brickhill station (highly recommended) or a bus ride from the same station.

Thursday sees A Concert of Chamber Music taking place at Bedford School. There will be a variety of music for string quartets, piano trios, wind quintets and brass ensembles. It starts at 7pm and admission is free. Bedford School is within walking distance of Bedford station.

Heading to the end of the week, and on Friday the Bedford Art Society have one of their regular talks. Adrian Barlow gives a talk for Bedford Art Society comparing the Architecture of Oxford and Cambridge. The charge is £5 for visitors, and the talk start at 7:30pm. The talk is taking place at Putnoe Heights Church, which is a bus ride from Bedford.

Going into Saturday, and there is one event for the early birds, and lovers of early birds, among you at the Forest Centre with Dawn Chorus. At this time of year the Country Park is alive with resident and migrant birds singing away like a load of crazy, feathered town criers, all competing for a mate and somewhere to lay their heads. And breakfast is thrown in too. The cost is £9 per adult, and while we can’t get you there for the start (4:30am) we can take you home. The nearest station is Millbrook, a walk away.

The big event of the day is over at Campbell Park in Milton Keynes, where the Parks Trust is holding its annual May Day Festival. Entertainment every year features May Pole dancing, Morris Dancing, Folk music, craft stalls, food stall and fair rides. It lasts from Midday to 5pm and is free to enter. The nearest station is Milton Keynes Central, a bus ride away.

Meanwhile, over at Willen Lake in Milton Keynes, there is a Family Fun Day in aid of Victim Support. A variety of stalls from tombolas to cake stands. Its taking place all day and is free to enter. The nearest station to Willen Lake is Milton Keynes Central, a bus ride away.

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