Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Luton over the coming week. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your events at least a week before the edition in which you’d like them to appear.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 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.
Pam Ayres has been making the nation laugh for over 40 years. Her work is funny, and approachable. Her hair-trigger timing and her eye for the detail of everyday life and the absurdity therein have ensured her enduring popularity. The show at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable starts at 7.30pm. Tickets: £22.50. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.
Critically acclaimed comedian Dane Baptiste is bringing his hit new show Reasonable Doubts to Luton Library Theatre at 8pm. Dane has just finished recording his own BBC Three sitcom, Sunny D, and has recently appeared on Live at the Apollo. His new show is all about doubt. Dane’s life has changed in the last 12 months, and he has achieved things that he had previously only ever dreamt about. But now he has doubts and is questioning everything. Dane’s Luton show starts at 8pm. Tickets are £10 or £8 concessions. Booking fees may apply.
Visit www.lutonculture.com or call 01582 878100 to book.
THURSDAY APRIL 14
Theatre show Swing is coming to The Hat Factory, Luton. Swing is a comedy about dancing, music and love. It starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10, £8 concessions and are available from www.lutonculture.com or the box office on 01582 878100. Booking fees may apply.
Marking Rod Stewart’s 70th birthday year in 2015, a brand new theatrical production celebrating his career comes to the Grove Theatre, Dunstable. The production, featuring Paul Metcalfe, will tell the story of Rod from street busker through to international superstar. It starts at 7.30pm. Tickets: £18.50. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.
FRIDAY APRIL 15
The Phoenix Players are staging Musical Moments 4 at the Luton Library Theatre, Luton at 7.30pm. It features songs from musicals such as West Side Story, Hairspray, Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables, Guys & Dolls, and many more. With an overall cast of more than 50, it’s sure to be a busy night. Visit ticketsource.co.uk/lutonphoenixplayers to book.
Lee Memphis King, Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, recreates the essence of the King, The ’68 Comeback Special and the Vegas years at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable at 7.45pm. Tickets: £24 or £21. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.
Cali-R nights spring back into action at the United Services Club, High Street South, Dunstable. As usual, DJ and promoter Sid Hudson will be taking to the decks with his special blend of soul, Tamla Motown, funk and reggae. Tickets cost £9.50 and are available from the United Services Club on 01582 475607; Big Stuff, Queensway, Dunstable on 01582 666678; Vinyl Revelations, Cardigan Street, Luton on 01582 876391 and www.cali-r.com.
SATURDAY APRIL 16
The Phoenix Players are staging Musical Moments 4 at the Luton Library Theatre, Luton at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. It features songs from musicals such as West Side Story, Hairspray, Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables, Guys & Dolls, and many more. With an overall cast of more than 50, it’s sure to be a busy night. Visit ticketsource.co.uk/lutonphoenixplayers to book.
St Augustine’s Church in Icknield Way, hosts a concert by Luton Choral Society, which will be performing Music of Six Centuries: ten resounding, evocative pieces from the great classic tradition of European choral music. The oldest dates from the 1400s: the most modern was published in 1993. Some are heard only rarely. The concert starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12 each or £10 for concessions and £5 for under 21s. Visit www.lutonchoralsociety.org.uk/lcsconcerts.htm for more information.
Tell Me on a Sunday charts the romantic misadventures of a young English girl in New York in the heady days of the 1980s. Brimming with optimism, she seeks success and love. But as she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties, frustrations and heartaches she begins to wonder whether she’s been looking for love in all the wrong places. This musical features Unexpected Song, the chart-topping Take That Look Off Your Face and title track Tell Me On A Sunday. It is being staged at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable from 7.30pm. Tickets: £27 or £25. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.
With A Voice Of Singing: Luton Male Voice Choir and Caritas Harmony (Luton Ladies’ Voices). A rare opportunity to hear two accomplished Luton choirs in one evening. The will perform a joint concert at St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Luton LU1 3JF. The event will start at 7.30pm and tickets are £8. Call 01582 599520 or 07804 732222 for tickets. Visit www.caritasharmony.co.uk for more information.
SUNDAY APRIL 17
Dunstable Bowmen have two two-hour Have a go sessions at 11am and 2pm at the London Gliding Club, Tring Road, Dunstable LU6 2JP. Cost £15 a person. Suitable for ages over ten. All equipment supplied. One-to-one tuition. Email DeeBeesArchery@btinternet.com to book a place.
TUESDAY APRIL 19
Auditions are being held at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable for GD°1, a yearly event that showcases the talent of local performing dancers. From street to ballet, contemporary to ballroom, GD°1 will entertain with a range of dance styles all performed by local artistes. For a chance to be in this year’s show or for more information, call 01582 884 195 or email groveeducation2@1Life.co.uk
Legendary violinist Nigel Kennedy performs his New Four Seasons and English Collection at Watford Colosseum at 7.30pm. Tickets: £44.00, £34.00, £25.00, Meet the Maestro: £99. Apart from being the current home to the BBC Concert Orchestra, Watford Colosseum is world-renowned for its’ acoustic qualities and was selected as the venue to record the soundtracks for the mega-hit films, The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. Visit https://watfordcolosseum.co.uk or call 01923 571 102 to book.
FRIDAY April 22
Jackson impersonator Navi will be performing at the Auction House The evening will be hosted by singer Jon Moses – from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ITV show Superstar. Navi, who will be backed by a live band, is believed to be the is the only impersonator who has worked with the legend himself over a period of 17 years. Doors open at 7pm and guests can enjoy a three-course meal wine while being entertained by singer and compere Jon Moses before Navi’s show starts. Tickets for the evening cost £35. Call 01536 506123 or email email@example.com for more information or to book.