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.
The English Folk Dance and Song Society continue to co-curate a concert series; EFDSS PRESENTS in the Bedford Hotel featuring established and emerging young performers including ROSIE HOOD, JACK RUTTER, GEORGE SANSOME, THE WILDERNESS YET, JULU IRVINE & HEG BRIGNALL, ZOE WREN and HOLLY CLARKE.
EFDSS support extends into Betsy’s Lounge at The Bulverton with Open Mics and Showcases. We also showcase some of the recipients of bursaries presented by EFDSS through its Creative Seed Funding programme including TOM KITCHING’ s Busk England project and HANNAH DUNSTER, FERNANDO MACHADO AND AKHILA KRISHNAN.
Among those featured at Afternoon and Evening Concerts at the Bedford Hotel are Tim Edey, Melrose Quartet, Jez Lowe, Ewan McLennan, Mairearad Green & Anna Massie,The Trials of Cato, Mike Wilson, Ruth Notman, Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy, Westward The Light, Rowan Godel, Rosie Hood & Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne and Ben Paley.