The Bedford Hotel on the Esplanade is a long established festival venue with popular concerts in their function room and sessions in the bar. Access is via three steps. A wheelchair ramp is available.
Artists appearing at The Bedford Hotel so far include: NANCY KERR & JAMES FAGAN, THE ASKEW SISTERS, BRIAN PETERS, MATTHEW BYRNE, BROOM BEZZUMS, JEFF WARNER, RAGGED TROUSERS, DAMIEN BARBER. Many more to come.
EFDSS continue to support and co-curate a concert series in the Bedford Hotel featuring emerging young artists including ALICE JONES, KIM LOWINGS, FINN COLLINSON and HARRI ENDERSBY.
EFDSS support extends into Betsy’s Lounge at TheBulverton with Open Mics and Showcases. We also showcase some of the recipients of bursaries presented by EFDSS through its Creative Seed Funding programme including BEN WALKER & ROB HARBRON, GRACE SMITH and THOM ASHWORTH.