January

01
Jan

Quiz

No quiz in January.

16
Jan

Spanish Group

Spanish for beginners or fluent, starts 8pm.

17
Jan

French Club

Fluent or beginners all welcome from 8pm. Facebook French club Leighton Buzzard

22
Jan

Art Club

Something Less Boring - Art Club held the 4th Tuesday of every month 8pm - 10pm - All materials are provided £12.50 per person - book online somethinglessboring.co.uk

23
Jan

Music

Dr. Busker Honky Tonk Piano Night 8pm - 11pm. Playing old time songs to get you laughing and singing MORE BEER MORE BEER...

February

05
Feb

Quiz

Wanted... Brain cells - monthly quiz starts 7.30pm - Max. 6 per team - £1 entry per person.
Reward for the most intelligent £50 drinks voucher.

19
Feb

Art Club

Something Less Boring - Art Club held the 4th Tuesday of every month 8pm till 10pm - All materials are provided £12.50 per person - book online somethinglessboring.co.uk

20
Feb

Spanish Group

Spanish for beginners or fluent, starts 8pm.

21
Feb

French Club

Fluent or beginners all welcome from 8pm. Facebook French club Leighton Buzzard

27
Feb

Dark Party Beer Festival

Celebrating 5 years of running The Black Lion and our annual Dark Beer Festival, its Party Time. Dr Busker is booked and more info will follow. MORE BEER MORE BEER...

28
Feb

Dark Party Beer Festival

Party & Dark Beer. More info will follow.

March

01
Mar

Dark Party Beer Festival

Celebrating 5 years of being at The Black Lion with a party and a Dark Beer Festival. More info will follow.

02
Mar

Dark Party Beer Festival

5th year Party and dark beer festival. More info will follow.

03
Mar

Dark Party Beer Festival

The final day of our 5 day party and dark beer festival. More info will follow.

05
Mar

Quiz

Wanted... Brain cells - monthly quiz starts 7.30pm - Max. 6 per team - £1 entry per person.
Reward for the most intelligent £50 drinks voucher.

20
Mar

Spanish Group

Spanish for beginners or fluent, starts 8pm.

21
Mar

French Club

Fluent or beginners all welcome from 8pm. Facebook French club Leighton Buzzard

26
Mar

Art Club

Something Less Boring - Art Club held the 4th Tuesday of every month 8pm - 10pm - All materials are provided £12.50 per person - book online somethinglessboring.co.uk

27
Mar

Music

Dr. Busker Honky Tonk Piano Night 8pm - 11pm. Playing old time songs to get you laughing and singing MORE BEER MORE BEER...

April

02
Apr

Quiz

Wanted... Brain cells - monthly quiz starts 7.30pm - Max. 6 per team - £1 entry per person.
Reward for the most intelligent £50 drinks voucher.

17
Apr

Spanish Group

Spanish for beginners or fluent, starts 8pm.

18
Apr

French Club

Fluent or beginners all welcome from 8pm. Facebook French club Leighton Buzzard

23
Apr

Art Club

Something Less Boring - Art Club held the 4th Tuesday of every month 8 till 10pm - All materials are provided £12.50 per person - book online somethinglessboring.co.uk

24
Apr

Music

Dr. Busker Honky Tonk Piano Night 8pm - 11pm. Playing old time songs to get you laughing and singing MORE BEER MORE BEER...

May

07
May

Quiz

Wanted... Brain cells - monthly quiz starts 7.30pm - Max. 6 per team - £1 entry per person.
Reward for the most intelligent £50 drinks voucher.

15
May

Spanish Group

Spanish for beginners or fluent, starts 8pm.

16
May

French Club

Fluent or beginners all welcome from 8pm. Facebook French club Leighton Buzzard

28
May

Art Club

Something Less Boring - Art Club held the 4th Tuesday of every month 8 till 10pm - All materials are provided £12.50 per person - book online somethinglessboring.co.uk

June

04
Jun

Quiz

Wanted... Brain cells - monthly quiz starts 7.30pm - Max. 6 per team - £1 entry per person.
Reward for the most intelligent £50 drinks voucher.

10
Jun

GIN & JAZZ FESTIVAL

Arnie Somogyi one of the UK's leading jazz bass players. playing from 8.30pm with 2 others.

11
Jun

GIN AND JAZZ FESTIVAL

Gin tasting evening with Boe. starts 7/7.30pm, tickets go on sale 30th April - limited tickets available.

special Jazz trio from 8.30pm

12
Jun

GIN AND JAZZ FESTIVAL

Tonight's entertainment is with the fabulous jazz singer Natasha Seale starting at 8.30pm

12
Jun

GIN & JAZZ FESTIVAL

The local jazz band we all love the Fenny Stompers are back playing from 8pm.
Mexican street food courtesy of Baja Cantina 6-9pm

14
Jun

GIN & JAZZ FESTIVAL

The little oven of joy will be cooking up some lovely stoned baked pizzas from 6-9pm

15
Jun

GIN & JAZZ FESTIVAL

16
Jun

GIN & JAZZ FESTIVAL

Orchestral manoeuvres in jazz - 20 plus people jazz band from 4pm. most defiantly worth a visit, even if jazz and gin aren't your thing.

19
Jun

Spanish Group

Spanish for beginners or fluent, starts 8pm.

20
Jun

French Club

Fluent or beginners all welcome from 8pm. Facebook French club Leighton Buzzard

25
Jun

Art Club

Something Less Boring - Art Club held the 4th Tuesday of every month 8 till 10pm - All materials are provided £12.50 per person - book online somethinglessboring.co.uk

July

02
Jul

Quiz

Wanted... Brain cells - monthly quiz starts 7.30pm - Max. 6 per team - £1 entry per person.
Reward for the most intelligent £50 drinks voucher.

08
Jul

Cider Festival

With over 80 traditional ciders, you wont struggle to find something you like. watch this space for entertainment TBC.

09
Jul

Cider Festival

10
Jul

Cider Festival

11
Jul

Cider Festival

12
Jul

Cider Festival

Ouze Valley Singles Club from 9pm. influenced by the long forgotten sounds & traditions of 1950's skittle (google it) they combine this sound with the energy of punk and the swing of rock and roll, whilst occasionally dropping some reggae flavour into the mix. Then layering this with hilarious Folk-like-story-telling, often crossing the parameters of what is deemed to be politically correct but keeping it very tongue in cheek. Think 'George Formby meets The Clash'

13
Jul

Cider Festival

14
Jul

Cider Festival

17
Jul

Spanish Group

Spanish for beginners or fluent, starts 8pm.

18
Jul

French Club

Fluent or beginners all welcome from 8pm. Facebook French club Leighton Buzzard

23
Jul

Art Club

Something Less Boring - Art Club held the 4th Tuesday of every month 8 till 10pm - All materials are provided £12.50 per person - book online somethinglessboring.co.uk

31
Jul

Acoustic Wednesday: Tom Dibb

The Black Lion Acoustic Wednesday presents: Tom Dibb!

Somewhat of a local hero, Tom has been playing locally and internationally for years now and is perfect for those summer beer garden vibes!

Influences include Bob Marley and John Butler Trio and he's been likened to Jack Johnston and Newton Faulkner.

Catch him from 8pm right here Wednesday evening!

August

06
Aug

Quiz

Wanted... Brain cells - monthly quiz starts 7.30pm - Max. 6 per team - £1 entry per person.
Reward for the most intelligent £50 drinks voucher.

07
Aug

Acoustic Wednesday - Alex Early

The Black Lion Acoustic Wednesday presents: Alex Early!

Alex Early is 23 year old singer songwriter from Bedford. He is known for his acoustic pop sound though his live performances feature electric guitar, loop pedals and ukulele.

Alex is influenced by soul, motown, rock, hip hop and pop, which is evident in the diversity of his set.

14
Aug

Acoustic Wednesday - Sound Affects

The Black Lion Acoustic Wednesday presents Sound Affects!

Sound Affects is a unique, highly experienced, and skilled alternative acoustic duo, performing original material with echoes of classical and folk music.

They have worked alongside artists such as The Killertones, The English beat, DreadZone, Mark Morrissey and The Champions and are regulars on the folk festival scene.

15
Aug

French Club

Fluent or beginners all welcome from 8pm. Facebook French club Leighton Buzzard

21
Aug

Spanish Group

Spanish for beginners or fluent, starts 8pm.

21
Aug

Acoustic Wednesday - Near to the Wild Heart

The Black Lion Acoustic Wednesdays presents: Near to the Wild Heart!

After a multitude of line up changes and monikers over the past 10 years, Near to the Wild Heart is the latest outing from Mark Harris and Joe Tuck. After years of writing and performing together, they have perfected their gritty folk\indie sound and will be bringing this to The Black Lion on the 21st August!

27
Aug

Art Club

Something Less Boring - Art Club held the 4th Tuesday of every month 8 till 10pm - All materials are provided £12.50 per person - book online somethinglessboring.co.uk

28
Aug

Acoustic Wednesday - Parisa!

The Black Lion Acoustic Wednesday presents Parisa!

Parisa is a singer songwriter from Hertfordshire, her music blends influences of jazz, gospel, and pop into a raw stripped back style.

September

02
Sep

Beer Festival

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BEERS

03
Sep

BEER FESTIVAL - AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BEERS QUIZ

Wanted... Brain cells - monthly quiz starts 7.30pm - Max. 6 per team - £1 entry per person.
Reward for the most intelligent £50 drinks voucher.

03
Sep

Beer Festival

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BEERS

05
Sep

Beer Festival

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BEERS. FOOD COURTESY OF MEXICAN STREET FOOD BAJA CANTINA 6-9PM

06
Sep

Beer Festival

THE LITTLE OVEN OF JOY WILL BE HERE MAKING THE BEST STONE BAKED PIZZAS BETWEEN 6-9PM

07
Sep

Beer Festival

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BEERS

08
Sep

Beer Festival

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BEERS

11
Sep

Acoustic Wednesday - Aspects!

Local indie folk covers duo with Michelle and Dave. Harmonious vocals with an acoustic mix. Playing a variety of music which includes Alison Krauss and Sting.

18
Sep

Spanish Group

Spanish for beginners or fluent, starts 8pm.

19
Sep

French Club

Fluent or beginners all welcome from 8pm. Facebook French club Leighton Buzzard.

24
Sep

Art Club

Something Less Boring - Art Club held the 4th Tuesday of every month 8 till 10pm - All materials are provided £12.50 per person - book online somethinglessboring.co.uk

25
Sep

OKTOBERFEST

Our annual Oktoberfest we will have the brilliant Bierkellerschinklers Band, German food, fancy dress. Tickets will go on sale in August.

October

01
Oct

Quiz

Wanted... Brain cells - monthly quiz starts 7.30pm - Max. 6 per team - £1 entry per person.
Reward for the most intelligent £50 drinks voucher.

02
Oct

Acoustic Wednesday - Dan Knight

Black Lion's frequent visitor, Dan Knight is back to play his regular mix of popular acoustic covers and original material! Dan always goes down a treat with both us and the locals so don't miss out on this one!

09
Oct

Acoustic Wednesday - Sound Affects

Sound Affects are set to return to The Black Lion by popular demand! Expect folky/alternative vibes from this acoustic duo, performing original material, arranged in an acoustic format, with echoes of classical and folk music.

16
Oct

Spanish Group

Spanish for beginners or fluent, starts 8pm.

16
Oct

Acoustic Wednesday - Will Thomson

Will Thomson is a Leighton Buzzard based singer-songwriter who has just graduated from The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. Expect a bluesy, jazzy sound.

17
Oct

French Club

Fluent or beginners all welcome from 8pm. Facebook French club Leighton Buzzard

22
Oct

Art Club

Something Less Boring - Art Club held the 4th Tuesday of every month 8 till 10pm - All materials are provided £12.50 per person - book online somethinglessboring.co.uk

23
Oct

Acoustic Wednesday - Fran & George

Black Lion's very own home-grown talent is here to entertain us! Fran and George are both recent Academy of Contemporary Music graduates, specialising in contemporary, indie and pop. Expect lots of fun covers and sing-a-longs! Please come down to support our very own as he spends the night on the other side of the bar!

30
Oct

Acoustic Wednesday - Dr Busker

The man, the myth, the legend: Dr Busker needs no introducing! The self stated last Victorian pub pianist is very well known around the Bedfordshire pub scene. A keen CAMRA member, Dr Busker soon learnt to appreciate a good beer, and has been coming back to perform The Black Lion ever since! MORE BEER! (If you know, you know!)

November

05
Nov

Quiz

Wanted... Brain cells - monthly quiz starts 7.30pm - Max. 6 per team - £1 entry per person.
Reward for the most intelligent £50 drinks voucher.

06
Nov

Acoustic Wednesday - Duncan Craven

Duncan has been growing his huge repertoire and audience base for over 60 years now! He tailors each set specifically for the particular audience on the night and prides himself on his engaging sound. Expect catchy tunes and big pop/rock/indie anthems to sing-a-long to!

13
Nov

Acoustic Wednesday - Taylor Smith

Taylor Smith and their rambunctious mix of folk, blues, funk and punk bring politically motivated music reminiscent of '77! Heavy on guitar and bass, this is a lively band who are not afraid to make some noise, whilst having a laugh doing it!

20
Nov

Spanish Group

Spanish for beginners or fluent, starts 8pm.

20
Nov

Acoustic Wednesday - Chris Law

Chris Law prides himself on performing powerful music from the heart! He is comfortable performing a vast range of covers and original material, if you're lucky with an accompanying harmonica! He performs a wide range of material from classic rock anthems to modern music and takes a lot of inspiration from Irish/American influences.

21
Nov

French Club

Fluent or beginners all welcome from 8pm. Facebook French club Leighton Buzzard.

26
Nov

Art Club

Something Less Boring - Art Club held the 4th Tuesday of every month 8 till 10pm - All materials are provided £12.50 per person - book online somethinglessboring.co.uk

27
Nov

Acoustic Wednesday - Dr Busker

DR BUSKER RETURNS! Come down for a night of 'pre-festive' excitement from the man everybody knows and loves!

December

03
Dec

Quiz

Wanted... Brain cells - monthly quiz starts 7.30pm - Max. 6 per team - £1 entry per person.
Reward for the most intelligent £50 drinks voucher.

18
Dec

Spanish Group

Spanish for beginners or fluent, starts 8pm.

19
Dec

French Club

Fluent or beginners all welcome from 8pm. Facebook French club Leighton Buzzard.