What’s on where around Luton: listings, December 9 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.

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 9

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 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.

The Wednesday Club holds a monthly tea dance, quiz, weekly dominos, cards and needle craft. Tel: 01582 720447.

Wrest Park hosts a wreath-making workshop from 10am to 2pm. Be inspired by a tour of the beautifully decorated house and gardens and then create a wreath from a range of materials sourced from the estate. Lunch and all materials are included. Cost: £55. Booking essential. Call 0370 333 1183 or visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/wrest to book.

The Omnibus Society (Herts & Beds Group) meets in the Green Room at Challney High School for Bays, Stoneygate Road, Luton, LU4 9TJ at 7.30pm. All interested in road passenger transport are welcome to attend. Contact Graham Smith on 01582 574903 for more information.

Two carol concerts will take place at Wrest Park, with carols sung by Christ’s College Cambridge choir, in the sumptuous surroundings of Wrest Park’s Library. There will also be a glass of wine or soft drink to prepare the vocal chords for a memorable night of singing. Performances take place at 6.30pm and 8.30pm. Tickets cost £15. Visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/wrestpark or call 01525 860000 to book.

Wrest Park hosts a wreath-making workshop from 10am to 2pm. Be inspired by a tour of the beautifully decorated house and gardens and then create a wreath from a range of materials sourced from the estate. Lunch and all materials are included. Cost: £55. Booking essential. Call 0370 333 1183 or visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/wrest to book.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 10

Keep fit - for the more mature. Luton Irish Forum’s keep fit class meets at 102 Hitchin Road, Luton, LU2 0ES Thursdays from 10am to 11am. The class is ideal for anyone who wants to get active and it’s great fun too at £2 a session. Tel: 01582 720447.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 11

Luton Irish Forum’s Baby and Toddler group meets at 102 Hitchin Road, Luton LU2 0ES every Friday from 9.30am to 11am during term time. Recommended a donation of £1 per adult and 50p per child. A drink and a healthy snack is provided for your child(ren) around the middle of the session. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available for the adults throughout the morning. Telephone 01582 720447.

Starring Blue’s Antony Costa, former Eastenders Leslie Grantham and Joshua Pascoe, Cinderalla comes to the Grove Theatre, Dunstable. Tickets start from £12.50. For more information or to book tickets, call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk.

TADS Theatre in Toddington hosts this year’s pantomime, Robin Hood, at 7.45pm, with exciting swordfights, memorable music and laughs aplenty. Visit www.tadstheatre.org or call 07952 633234 to book.

Dubwise party-rockers the Dub Pistols play at Club 85 in Hitchin. They are known for their riotous mix of dub, drum & bass, hip-hop, punk and ska. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are £13 in advance from www.seetickets.com/event/dub-pistols-guests/club-85/903674

Luton Phoenix Players perform Aladdin at Stopsley High School in St Thomas Road. Tickets cost £10 or £8 for concessions. Visit lutonphoenixplayers.co.uk or call 01582 596659 to book.

TV presenter and pop princess Michelle Heaton is joining the cast of Harpenden’s panto to play Aladdin This magical family panto also stars EastEnders original Peter Dean, who played Pete Beale is the BBC soap. Call 01582 767 525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk to book tickets.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 12

TADS Theatre in Toddington hosts this year’s pantomime, Robin Hood, at 7.45pm, with exciting swordfights, memorable music and laughs aplenty. Visit www.tadstheatre.org or call 07952 633234 to book.

Starring Blue’s Antony Costa, former Eastenders Leslie Grantham and Joshua Pascoe, Cinderalla comes to the Grove Theatre, Dunstable. Tickets start from £12.50. For more information or to book tickets, call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk.

Luton Phoenix Players perform Aladdin at Stopsley High School in St Thomas Road. Tickets cost £10 or £8 for concessions. Visit lutonphoenixplayers.co.uk or call 01582 596659 to book.

TV presenter and pop princess Michelle Heaton is joining the cast of Harpenden’s panto to play Aladdin This magical family panto also stars EastEnders original Peter Dean, who played Pete Beale is the BBC soap. Call 01582 767 525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk to book tickets.

A new Designer Makers Fair is opening at The Hat Factory, Bute Street from 11am to 3pm. There will be festive entertainment and a chocolate tasting competition. The Fair will be held every other month and include a variety of merchandise which has been made and designed by skilled people. Stalls cost £15 each and can be booked by emailing caroline.wallace@lutonculture.com or jacqui.harding@lutonculture.com and by calling 01582 546727. Entry to the fair is free.

The Elves and the Shoemaker is an enchanting tale of magic and kindness and this brand new imagining offers original music, puppetry and even a little bit of real magic.It’s on at Luton Library Theatre. Tickets cost £11, £10 concessions, £40 families and are available from www.lutonlibrarytheatre.com or the box office on 01582 878100.

Luton Poetry Society host their annual Christmas poetry party at the Luton Central Library (first floor) from 2pm to 4pm. With Christmas poetry recitals, singing of Christmas carols, classical music recitals including piano and violin, cutting of Christmas cake and Santa’s gifts for members. it’s a party not to miss. For more information, visit www.lutonpoetrysociety.com

SUNDAY DECEMBER 13

Starring Blue’s Antony Costa, former Eastenders Leslie Grantham and Joshua Pascoe, Cinderalla comes to the Grove Theatre, Dunstable. Tickets start from £12.50. For more information or to book tickets, call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk.

The Elves and the Shoemaker is an enchanting tale of magic and kindness and this brand new imagining offers original music, puppetry and even a little bit of real magic.It’s on at Luton Library Theatre. Tickets cost £11, £10 concessions, £40 families and are available from www.lutonlibrarytheatre.com or the box office on 01582 878100.

TV presenter and pop princess Michelle Heaton is joining the cast of Harpenden’s panto to play Aladdin This magical family panto also stars EastEnders original Peter Dean, who played Pete Beale is the BBC soap. Call 01582 767 525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk to book tickets.

Mantrata are a unique, eclectic fusion band formed by the bass player Tim Powell, who writes all the compositions. These are inspired by the ethnic music of the Eastern Mediterranean, the Near East and Africa as well as modal jazz pioneers such as John Coltrane. They play at the Black Horse, 23 Hastings Street, Luton at 3pm.

TUESDAY DECEMBER 15

Luton Irish Forum’s Irish classes for beginners are for those who have had little or no contact with the language previously. The classes will introduce the learner to simple conversation and familiarise them with basic aspects of Irish grammar from 6pm to 7pm at 102 Hitchin Road, Luton. Tel: 01582 720447.

Starring Blue’s Antony Costa, former Eastenders Leslie Grantham and Joshua Pascoe, Cinderalla comes to the Grove Theatre, Dunstable. Tickets start from £12.50. For more information or to book tickets, call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk.

TV presenter and pop princess Michelle Heaton is joining the cast of Harpenden’s panto to play Aladdin

Call 01582 767 525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk to book tickets.

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 16

TV presenter and pop princess Michelle Heaton is joining the cast of Harpenden’s panto to play Aladdin This magical family panto also stars EastEnders original Peter Dean, who played Pete Beale is the BBC soap. Call 01582 767 525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk to book tickets.

Starring Blue’s Antony Costa, former Eastenders Leslie Grantham and Joshua Pascoe, Cinderalla comes to the Grove Theatre, Dunstable. Will Cinderella meet the man of her dreams? Will Prince Charming win our heroine’s heart? And will the Ugly Sisters stop Cinders from going to the ball? All will be revealed in this spectacular pantomime. Tickets start from £12.50. For more information or to book tickets, call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk.