What’s on where around Luton: listings, September 23 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 SEPTEMBER 23

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.

John Godber’s touching and humorous play September in the Rain is currently on show at the Little Theatre in Dunstable. It tells the story of a marriage through a lifetime of annual September holidays together, following the couple from their 30s to their later years. The performance starts at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £10 for members and £14 for non-members. To book, visit www.littletheatre.org.uk, email dunstablerepboxoffice@gmail.com or call 07940 105864.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24

Sherlock Holmes is being presented by Toddington Amateur Dramatic Society. Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and William Gillette and directed by Chloe White, the play is set in 1895.

Tickets cost £8 and £6.

Visit www.tadstheatre.org or call 07952 633234.

John Godber’s touching and humorous play September in the Rain is currently on show at the Little Theatre in Dunstable. It tells the story of a marriage through a lifetime of annual September holidays together, following the couple from their 30s to their later years. The performance starts at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £10 for members and £14 for non-members. To book, visit www.littletheatre.org.uk, email dunstablerepboxoffice@gmail.com or call 07940 105864.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25

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 at Houghton Regis Community Centre.

The first session is free.

Email houghtonregiscraftandcoffee@hotmail.co.uk or call 07519 539554.

Singer/songwriter David Ford is to bring his combination of Americana, English melodicism and a touch of rock ‘n’ roll to the Hat Factory, Luton. With finely crafted lyrics, Ford’s emotive stories of social commentary, politics and love hark back to an era of classic song writing. A multi-instrumentalist and master of the loop pedal, Ford’s live performances regularly sell-out venues on both sides of the Atlantic. As well as playing headline shows, he has toured with and supported artists such as Elvis Costello, Ray LaMontagne, Richard Ashcroft and Suzanne Vega. Support on the night comes from Luton’s own Megan Rowlands. Doors open 8pm. Tickets cost £15 and are available from www.thehatfactory.org or the box office on 01582 878100. Booking fees may apply.

Stopsley Badminton Club meet at Inspire Friday evenings 8pm to 10.30pm. Contact gsjones204@btinternet.com

John Godber’s touching and humorous play September in the Rain is currently on show at the Little Theatre in Dunstable. It tells the story of a marriage through a lifetime of annual September holidays together, following the couple from their 30s to their later years. The performance starts at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £10 for members and £14 for non-members. To book, visit www.littletheatre.org.uk, email dunstablerepboxoffice@gmail.com or call 07940 105864.

The Chequers in Streatley hosts a disco and raffle from 7pm to midnight.

Young Luton jazz vocalist Cherise Adams-Burnett will perform at The Bear Club on Friday, September 25, in support of singer Noel McCalla and guitarist Jim Mullen. The evening will be hosted by Lee Drummond and DJ Paul Goldsmith. Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets are available in advance for £12.50 and for £10.50 to Bear Club members. Tickets will also be sold on the door for £14. To buy tickets visit www.theticketsellers.co.uk.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26

Luton Poetry Society hosts its annual Luton Poetry Festival at Luton Central Library (Conference Room) from 2pm to 4pm.

Their theme this year is Dreams and the festival will include poetry readings by local poets, interactive discussions on the theme, and some classical music performance at intervals, including refreshments.

Visit www.lutonpoetrysociety.com

John Godber’s touching and humorous play September in the Rain is currently on show at the Little Theatre in Dunstable. It tells the story of a marriage through a lifetime of annual September holidays together, following the couple from their 30s to their later years. The performance starts at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £10 for members and £14 for non-members. To book, visit www.littletheatre.org.uk, email dunstablerepboxoffice@gmail.com or call 07940 105864.

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28

Luton Music’s new ‘Music on Mondays’ season starts with another glittering line-up of talent. The Sacconi String Quartet perform at Luton Library Theatre at 7.30pm, playing string pieces by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The programme includes the composer’s String Quartet No 2 and song cycle On Wenlock Edge with tenor Nathan Vale and pianist Gary Matthewman, and Songs of Eternity and Sorrow, a new song cycle by Ian Venables. The quartet comprises Ben Hancox on violin, Hannah Dawson on violin, Robin Ashwell on viola, and Pierre Doumenge on cello. Tickets cost £15 for adults and £8 for concessions, with under-18s in education free. Call 01582 878100 or buy the tickets on the door. There is free parking indoors in the Mall car park after 6pm.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 29

Luton Irish Forum introduces its autumn series of cultural seminars with a presentation by Bronwen Walter, Emerita Professor of Irish Diaspora Studies at Anglia Ruskin University. The most common image of the Irish in Britain has been the Paddy, usually presented as a building worker. Yet more women migrated to Britain at most periods in the 20th century. This lecture explores the place of Irish migrant women in families, communities and workplaces in different parts of England, paying particular attention to how these have changed over time. It will include a re-examination of a study of the Irish community in Luton in the early 1970s, focusing on the life stories of women, which were neglected when the research was carried out. Experiences of being of Irish descent in different English locations will be discussed. It takes place at Luton Irish Forum, 102 Hitchin Road, Luton, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Call 01582 720447 for more information.

Geoffrey Boycott and Jonathan Agnew – otherwise known as Boycott & Aggers – are taking their cricket talk show on the road again. Boycott, an English cricket legend, and Aggers, the BBC’s cricket correspondent, will share their views, anecdotes and countless experiences during an evening at Watford Colosseum. Audiences can tweet questions to Aggers during the event, which promises to be “fun, fiery and full of surprises”, as Aggers challenges Boycott to justify his views on cricket, the Ashes and more. The event starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are available now from £17 at the box office on 01923 571 102 or online at www.

watfordcolosseum.co.uk.