What’s on where around Luton and Dunstable: listings, August 10 edition

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Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Luton over the coming week. Please email editorial@lutonnews.co.uk with details of your events at least a week before the edition in which you’d like them to appear.

WEDS AUGUST 10

Adults with learning difficulties arts and craft sessions. Every Wednesday 10.30am to 12.30pm and Saturdays from 11am to 1pm at Arttrend, Arundel Road, Luton. Social and creative activity for adults with learning difficulties, engaging in all types of art and craft work such as painting in acrylics, papier mache, salt dough, cross stitch, rug making etc. Please see the website www.arttrend.co.uk and go to Art ALD, then see the gallery of work already done.

Tel 07794 987796 if you would like more details. 10.30am to 12.30pm Wednesdays, 11am to 1pm Saturdays – but you can come and go at any time. £6 per session including materials and refreshments.

Luton Irish Forum holds a weekly Tuesday and Wednesday Club from 11am to 1.30pm at 102 Hitchin Road. This is a great chance to meet old friends and make some new ones.

Refreshments are all included along with soda bread, scones with jam and monthly chicken and chips.

Entry costs £1, plus optional £3 for two games of bingo and a raffle.

Ideal for children who love to get their hands dirty, Awesome Archaeology at Wrest Park will give them the chance to become daring archaeologists for the day. Visit www.english-heritage.org.uk or call 01525 860000 for more information.

A ‘myths and magic’ themed Lego workshop celebrates the Brick Kingdom exhibition at Stockwood Discovery Centre, with children getting the chance to create and build their own Lego dragon to take home. Call 01582 878100 or visit www.lutonculture.com for more.

The Mall Luton is running Go Global, a series of family events. Today’s theme is Europe, with visitors given the chance to make poppies with tissue paper as well as making traditional Polish Gwiazdy. Visit www.themall.co.uk/Luton for details.

THURSDAY AUG 11

Ideal for children who love to get their hands dirty, Awesome Archaeology at Wrest Park will give them the chance to become daring archaeologists for the day. Visit www.english-heritage.org.uk or call 01525 860000 for more information.

A ‘myths and magic’ themed Lego workshop celebrates the Brick Kingdom exhibition at Stockwood Discovery Centre, with children getting the chance to create and build their own Lego dragon to take home. Call 01582 878100 or visit www.lutonculture.com for more.

Join local youths as they stage a timeless production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable. Filled with magical fantasy, popular characters such as Belle, Gaston, The Beast, and Lumière, the show also features all the well-loved songs from the Disney movie, including Beauty and the Beast sung by Mrs Potts. Grove Production Project is an annual experience offering up to 100 young people the chance to work with a professional artistic, creative and technical team to stage a musical production at the Grove Theatre. The show starts at 7pm. Tickets cost £11. Visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk or call 01582 60 20 80 to book.

The Mall Luton is running Go Global, a series of family events. Today’s theme is Asia, with visitors given the chance to join an Asian food workshop and get a Henna tattoo. Visit www.themall.co.uk/Luton for details.

FRIDAY AUGUST 12

Luton Library Theatre hosts The Ultimate Elvis Tribute at 7.30pm. The show covers all of Elvis’s eras, with fun and laughter at the core. Tickets cost £15. Call 01582 878100 or visit www.lutonculture.com to book.

Ideal for children who love to get their hands dirty, Awesome Archaeology at Wrest Park will give them the chance to become daring archaeologists for the day. Visit www.english-heritage.org.uk or call 01525 860000 for more information.

The Mall Luton is running Go Global, a series of family events. Today’s theme is the Americas, with visitors given the chance to get into the carnival spirit and make a Rio -inspired carnival hat. Visit www.themall.co.uk/Luton for details.

Join local youths as they stage a timeless production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable. Filled with magical fantasy, popular characters such as Belle, Gaston, The Beast, and Lumière, the show also features all the well-loved songs from the Disney movie, including Beauty and the Beast sung by Mrs Potts. Grove Production Project is an annual experience offering up to 100 young people the chance to work with a professional artistic, creative and technical team to stage a musical production at the Grove Theatre. The show starts at 7pm. Tickets cost £11. Visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk or call 01582 60 20 80 to book.

SATURDAY AUG 13

Wrest Park hosts a weekend of Capability Brown-inspired events. There are hosted timed tours of the grounds at Wrest Park, children have the chance to try landscaping themselves with specially designed sand pits and there is even a tethered hot air balloon that will allow you to see the great man’s handiwork from a unique aerial view. See www.english-heritage.org.uk/wrest or call 01525 860000 for more information.

Join local youths as they stage a timeless production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable. Filled with magical fantasy, popular characters such as Belle, Gaston, The Beast, and Lumière, the show also features all the well-loved songs from the Disney movie, including Beauty and the Beast sung by Mrs Potts. Grove Production Project is an annual experience offering up to 100 young people the chance to work with a professional artistic, creative and technical team to stage a musical production at the Grove Theatre. The show takes place at 3pm and 7pm. Tickets cost £11. Visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk or call 01582 60 20 80 to book.

The Mall Luton is running Go Global, a series of family events. Today’s theme is the Africa, with visitors given the chance to make a pyramid, learn how to write their name in hieroglyphics, and get their face painted. Visit www.themall.co.uk/Luton for details.

SUNDAY AUGUST 14

Wrest Park hosts a weekend of Capability Brown-inspired events. There are hosted timed tours of the grounds at Wrest Park, children have the chance to try landscaping themselves with specially designed sand pits and there is even a tethered hot air balloon that will allow you to see the great man’s handiwork from a unique aerial view. See www.english-heritage.org.uk/wrest or call 01525 860000 for more information.

MONDAY AUGUST 15

Wrest Park is famed for its gardens and waterways and the Garden Explorers events running daily this week will give younger generations the chance to explore the gardens, hear stories about famous gardeners from the past and then get crafty using foliage found in the grounds. Visit www.english-heritage.org.uk or call 01525 860000 for more information.

FRIDAY AUGUST 19

Proms in Campbell Park, Milton Keynes is back, jointly presented by Milton Keynes City Orchestra and The Parks Trust. The event attracts more than 3,000 people each year and includes a fireworks display. Tickets for the concert cost £15 for adults and £8 for children. Visit www.theparkstrust.com to book.

MONDAY AUGUST 22

Wrest Park invites youngsters to become Nature Detectives every day this week. Children will find out more about England’s native creatures and say hello to some of Wrest Park’s smallest neighbours. Visit www.english-heritage.org.uk or call 01525 860000 for more information.