From 15th to 27th April Bedford, is celebrating Italy’s enormous contribution to music: from Palestrina to a specially-commissioned new work by Valentina Ciardelli, from opera favourites to cool Italian jazz.

Bella Ciao! runs from 15-27 April at venues across the town and artists include I Fagiolini, Florilegium, I Musicanti, Royal College of Music plus a host of local talent and well-known speakers such as Ivan Hewett and Barbara Gentili.

For info and tickets click HERE