What’s on where around Luton: listings, September 2 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 SEPTEMBER 2

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 07794987796 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.

Quiz Night every Wednesday from 8pm. £1 entry per person, maximum of six per team. St Vincents Social Centre, Houghton Regis. Prize for the winning team.

Bedfordshire Youth Opera present the Gilbert & Sullivan comic operetta Iolanthe at The Place, Bedford. Iolanthe runs at The Place, Bradgate Road, Bedford daily at 7.30pm. There is also a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday. Tickets are available from The Place costing £15 or £12 for concessions. Visit www.theplacebedford.org.uk/tickets or call 01234 354 321 during office hours. See page 23 for more information.

THUR SEPTEMBER 3

The Big Chris Barber Band features everything from New Orleans to blues to late 1920s Ellington, all played with extraordinary panache and skill. They play to The Stables, Wavendon from 8pm. Hits include Bourbon Street Parade, Jubilee Stomp, Ice Cream and When the Saints Go Marching In. You can count on an exciting evening of high quality jazz and blues which will appeal to aficionados and newcomers alike. Tickets £23. Call 01908 280800 or visit www.stables.org

Bedfordshire Youth Opera present the Gilbert & Sullivan comic operetta Iolanthe at The Place, Bedford. Iolanthe runs at The Place, Bradgate Road, Bedford daily at 7.30pm. There is also a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday. Tickets are available from The Place costing £15 or £12 for concessions. Visit www.the
placebedford.org.uk/tickets or call 01234 354 321 during office hours. See page 23 for more information.

Joe Corrigan is widely regarded as one of the finest swing singers and song stylists performing today. His professionalism, vocal ability and impeccable timing have made Joe a first choice on the International Stage, having performed many times at some of the worlds most prestigious venues including Cafe de Paris, Skibo Castle, Badrutts Palace - St Moritz and Wembley Stadium.
His television appearances include BBC’s Celebrity Fame Academy and most recently being chose to perform for the ITV’s This Morning’s, Star studded, 21st Anniversary celebrations held at Studio Valbonne London.He performs songs from the Great American Songbook at The Bell at Westoning. Visit www.the-bell-at-westoning.co.uk for more details.

The Beaux’ Stratagem is being screened at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable at 7pm. Broadcast live from the National Theatre. The ‘Beaux’; Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Strategem’: to marry for money. Tickets: £15. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk.

FRI SEPTEMBER 4

Join the ever-popular Misfitz at The Stables for this charity event in memory of the band’s founder, Charles Francis, to aid his nominated charities. His inspiration lives on as the band continues to perform locally with a wide variety of songs for all ages to enjoy. Sing along, dance in the aisles and have fun while helping to raise much-needed cash for Willen Hospice and the Brain Tumour Charity.
The show starts at 8pm. Tickets cost £15. Call 01908 280800 or visit www.stables.org

Bedfordshire Youth Opera present the Gilbert & Sullivan comic operetta Iolanthe at The Place, Bedford. Iolanthe runs at The Place, Bradgate Road, Bedford daily at 7.30pm. There is also a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday. Tickets are available from The Place costing £15 or £12 for concessions.

Visit www.the
placebedford.org.uk/tickets or call 01234 354 321 during office hours. See page 23 for more information.

Unique, the Dunstable nightclub in High Street North, hosts Out On The Floor, on Friday, September 4, a night of tunes aimed straight at the dance floor, featuring classic old soul, 60s R&B, Northern soul, 60s garage, British beat/indie and masses of Motown. And that’s just the lower floor – upstairs will be throbbing to ska, rocksteady, reggae and bluebeat. Tickets are £5 and are available on the door only on the night. 
See page 26 and visit http://www.cali-r.com/ for more information.

SAT SEPTEMBER 5

Next Generation Youth Theatre bring their award-winning new The Butterfly Catcher, a play with music, to The Hat Factory in Bute Street on Saturday, September 12. Tickets are £8 or £6 for concessions. Call 01582 878100 or visit http://www.lutonculture.com to book.

Bedfordshire Youth Opera present the Gilbert & Sullivan comic operetta Iolanthe at The Place, Bedford. Iolanthe runs at The Place, Bradgate Road, Bedford daily at 7.30pm. There is also a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday.
Tickets are available from The Place costing £15 or £12 for concessions.
Visit www.theplacebedford.org.uk/tickets or call 01234 354 321 during office hours. See page 23 for more information.

Cali-R Soul Night, 8pm to midinght, Barton Village Hall. Tickets £8 available from Tanning Studio 24, Bedford Road, Barton, 01582 882024, Big Stuff, Queensway,
Dunstable, 01582 666678 and Vinyl
Revelations, Luton, 01582 87639. See page 26 and visit http://www.cali-r.com/ for more.

Irish folk music hero Joe Giltrap will be performing at Luton Library Theatre at 7.30pm The show, called “Joe Giltrap – Folk Troubadour”, will provide audiences with a range of Celtic folk songs from traditional to contemporary, all performed in his own distinctive style.
Joe has an acclaimed career spanning over four decades and was a founder member of Irish Mist. 
He is one of the few people ever to have recorded with American folk legend Tom Paxton and is a regular contributor to the music reviews for national paper The Irish Post. Joe has been described as “the thinking man’s Celtic musician” by Nick Dalton in the Sunday Express, as “a magnificent singer with a warm and passionate voice” by Massimo Ferro in Italian publication La Voce, and as playing a “wonderfully diverse mix of Celtic roots” by Time Out. 
Tickets cost £12 or £10 for concessions. Call 01582 878100 or visit www.luton
culture.com for more information or to book tickets.

SUN SEPTEMBER 6

The Stables, Wavendon hosts Voice of the Heart: Tribute to Karen Carpenter at 8pm. Karen Carpenter created an catalogue of hit songs that are still played daily on radio stations throughout the UK. This show celebrates the music of The Carpenters and will feature classic tunes including Once More, Goodbye To Love, Close To You and Only Yesterday as well as country favourites Top Of The World, Sweet Sweet Smile and Jambalaya, with vocals from Carole Gordon and music from the Blue Jeans Band and Singers. ate: Sunday 6 September, 8pm.
Tickets: £18.50. Call 01908 280800 or visit www.stables.org

WED SEPTEMBER 9

Join Houghton Regis Craft and Coffee to craft or just chat and have a coffee. They meet on the second Wednesday and last Friday of the month from 10am to 3pm ay Houghton Regis Community Centre.
The first session is free.
Email houghtonregiscraftandcoffee@hotmail.co.uk or call 07519 539554.