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October - Halloween in Bedford; Hemlock Dancers at Beer & Food Fest

Spirits and beer will be abroad at the Bedford Swan Hotel on Thursday October 31st.

The fun begins with the opening of the third Beer & Food Festival at 5pm in the Coach Room. At 6pm a devil-ishly hot chilli will be served and at 8pm the scary Hemlock Morris Dancers will be in action.

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Bedford Swan Hotel was in the spotlight when Mary Portas came to town on Monday October 14th.

The Queen of Shops met with new Minister for High Streets Brandon Lewis at the hotel and then went on a walkabout.

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SEPTEMBER - Bedford Swan's name in movie lights

Bedford Swan's name in movie lights

A film which goes on national release this month (September 2013) will be among those on show at the new

The festival features among others, Wayland's Song which was filmed in part at the Bedford Swan Hotel in 2012. The opening sequence of the film shows the main character walking along the river with the hotel clearly in the background. Other sequences were filmed in the hotel bar.

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June 2013 - RAF Red Arrows visits The Bedford Swan

The RAF Red Arrows display team have been making a stop over at the Bedford Swan Hotel.

The crew of 10 were en route to the British F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone, Northants on June 30th when they decided to dip their wings in Bedford on Tuesday June 25th.

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June 2013 - MPs, Mayor, "Movers & Shakers"

Government Minister Alistair Burt flew in from his Foreign Office duties to join Bedford and Kempston MP Richard Fuller and Bedford Borough Mayor Dave Hodgson at the biggest business breakfast event of 2013 in the town.

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