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Our World — Erica

Let the countdown begin.

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Ok kids, there’s four weekends until Christmas; we are at the start of loopy season comrades. That means four weekends to get presents for everyone, put up your trees and generally start to enjoy the prospect of drinking mulled wine and eating mince pies with a wild abandon akin to your last meal. That’s just me then? Right. I’m not even sorry.                   Addressing the first issue is on my priority list today, shopping for gifts. Of course, I want you all to come here and clear us out of stock, but...

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Guest Blogging: The Bedford Clanger

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Hello everyone!   I'm back from Berlin and planning a little run down of that for you all later in the week, but first I wanted to share that the lovely folk at The Bedford Clanger have allowed me to guest blog for them this week.    I decided to have a chat with one of our great designers, Jade Hibbert, who makes truly gorgeous jewellery right here in Bedford.    Have a read of the piece here at their site...   Please excuse me whilst I go and do my happy dance...  

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Bedpop Mr X Stitch Pop Up Gallery

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Hello, first blog post from the newbie...   So I decided to blog about the recent show featured at the Pop Up Gallery on the high street, a cross stitch and embroidery extravaganza showcasing some unique pieces in a lovely bright airy space.    Now, I make no claim to know anything about embroidery or cross stitch. My only encounter with either involves some very pretty handmade christmas cards one year and a few misguided attempts of my own during an art course.  Well that was all blown straight out of the water upon entering the gallery last week, the...

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Bed Pop

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It was great to see the former Pizza Hut building brought back to life during December when it was kitted out as the Bedpop Boutique and Picturehouse.  Celebrating local designers, artists, photographers and crafters, it was lovely to see this usually empty cornerstone of the Arcade buzzing with customers keen to see its unique wares.  Upstairs was a cycle-powered cinema and there was live music and choir singing. Well done to Erica Roffe and all the volunteers for all their hard work.  We particularly liked the quirky bespoke luggage from U Old Bag by Lisa Tilley and artwork from Charlotte Tenneson....

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