What’s on where around Luton: listings, January 13 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 JANUARY 13

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.

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

The Griffin Players present two shows at the Riverside Theatre, Venue 360, Gypsy Lane, Luton. Jack and the Beanstalk tells the well-loved story of the humble farmer’s boy who overcomes all the odds and defeats the Giant – but with a modern twist. Meanwhile, Dick Whittington is a risqué production featuring musical numbers, adult humour and a rocking house band.

Tickets for both productions can be booked at the player’s website www.griffinplayers.co.uk or by calling the box office on 07906 075455.

THURSDAY JANUARY 14

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.

The Griffin Players present two shows at the Riverside Theatre, Venue 360, Gypsy Lane, Luton. Jack and the Beanstalk tells the well-loved story of the humble farmer’s boy who overcomes all the odds and defeats the Giant – but with a modern twist. Meanwhile, Dick Whittington is a risqué production featuring musical numbers, adult humour and a rocking house band.

Tickets for both productions can be booked at the player’s website www.griffinplayers.co.uk or by calling the box office on 07906 075455.

Horrible Histories comes to Watford Colosseum, starring Luton actor Andrew Alton. In Incredible Invaders, the Celts are crunched when the Ruthless Romans invaded Britain. Can crazy Caratacus can save the nation? Hide behind Hadrian’s Wall and witness the Savage Saxons smash their way in. Groovy Greeks takes audiences from savage Sparta to angry Athens to discover the truth about growing up in Greece. Take on the Trojans and pummel the Persians. Visit watfordcolosseum.co.uk or call 01923 571 102 for tickets.

FRIDAY JANUARY 15

Luton Irish Forum’s Baby & Toddler Group meets at 102 Hitchin Road Luton LU2 0ES every Friday from 9.30am to 11.30am during term time. This group welcomes all communities. Recommended a donation of £1.25 per adult and 75p per child. Come along to meet other parents/grandparents/carers and children and have fun through play and song. A drink and a 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. For further information please call 01582 720447.

The Pulloxhill Players present Sinbad The 8th Voyage, written by Bob Hammond. It’s being held in the Church Hall, Pulloxhill.Tickets cost £6 with concessions £4 for children at the matinee. Call 01525 751403 or 713612 to book.

Horrible Histories comes to Watford Colosseum, starring Luton actor Andrew Alton. In Incredible Invaders, the Celts are crunched when the Ruthless Romans invaded Britain. Can crazy Caratacus can save the nation? Hide behind Hadrian’s Wall and witness the Savage Saxons smash their way in. Groovy Greeks takes audiences from savage Sparta to angry Athens to discover the truth about growing up in Greece. Take on the Trojans and pummel the Persians. Visit watfordcolosseum.co.uk or call 01923 571 102 for tickets.

Journey’s End by R C Sheriff is being performed by Dunstable Rep. The whole story takes place in the officers’ dugout over four days from March 18 1918 to March 21 1918, during the run-up to the real-life events of a major offensive attack on the Germans. Call 07940 105864, email dunstablerepboxoffice@gmail.com or visit www.littletheatre.org.ukto book tickets.

SATURDAY JANUARY 16

One of pop’s most beloved musicians is to be celebrated in a tribute show coming to The Stables, Wavendon. Dreaming of Kate features the music of Kate Bush The new show will feature performer Maaike Breijman, making use of her resemblance to the singer and imitating her vocal style and appearance. The show starts at 8pm. Tickets for the show are £18.50 and can be booked by calling the box office on 01908 280800.

Horrible Histories comes to Watford Colosseum, starring Luton actor Andrew Alton. In Incredible Invaders, the Celts are crunched when the Ruthless Romans invaded Britain. Can crazy Caratacus can save the nation? Hide behind Hadrian’s Wall and witness the Savage Saxons smash their way in. Groovy Greeks takes audiences from savage Sparta to angry Athens to discover the truth about growing up in Greece. Take on the Trojans and pummel the Persians. Visit watfordcolosseum.co.uk or call 01923 571 102 for tickets.

Journey’s End by R C Sheriff is being performed by Dunstable Rep. The whole story takes place in the officers’ dugout over four days from March 18 1918 to March 21 1918, during the run-up to the real-life events of a major offensive attack on the Germans. Call 07940 105864, email dunstablerepboxoffice@gmail.com or visit www.littletheatre.org.ukto book tickets.

SUNDAY JANUARY 17

Journey’s End by R C Sheriff is being performed by Dunstable Rep. The whole story takes place in the officers’ dugout over four days from March 18 1918 to March 21 1918, during the run-up to the real-life events of a major offensive attack on the Germans. Call 07940 105864, email dunstablerepboxoffice@gmail.com or visit www.littletheatre.org.ukto book tickets.

MONDAY JANUARY 18

Music on Mondays returns to Luton Library Theatre at 7.30pm with a tenor, viola and piano recital featuring James Gilchrist, Philip Dukes and Anna Tilbrook. They will perform classic Schubert lieder, including Auf dem Strom and his Arpeggione sonata, along with e Ralph Vaughan Williams’ ever popular, quintessentially British settings of Robert Louis Stevenson’s poems, Songs of Travel. Tickets cost £15 for adults (including seniors) or £8 for students/unemployed/disabled. Under-18s in eductation are admitted free of charge. Call 01582 878100 or buy tickets on the concert door. Ample parking indoors in the Mall car park, £1 after 6pm.

Journey’s End by R C Sheriff is being performed by Dunstable Rep. The whole story takes place in the officers’ dugout over four days from March 18 1918 to March 21 1918, during the run-up to the real-life events of a major offensive attack on the Germans. Call 07940 105864.

THURSDAY

JANUARY 21

Barnstormers Stand-Up Comedy Night at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable from 8pm. Three top comedians from the London circuit, including regulars from The Comedy and Jongleurs, deliver a slice of comedy. Tickets cost £12.50 in advance or £15 on the door. Over-18s only. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.