What’s on where around Luton: listings, November 4 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.


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

Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy Absent Friends is on at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost from £13. Call 01582 60 20 80 (opt 7) or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.


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.


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.

Celebrating 50 years of UK number one hit singles, the Magic of Motown brings its brand-new tour to Watford Colosseum. Direct from the USA, The Magic of Motown promises five-star performances that will authentically revive the style and sophistication musical legends. Songs like Stop in the Name of Love, I Can’t Help Myself, Tracks of My Tears and It’s the Same Old Song rocketed artists like the Supremes, The Four Tops, and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles to the top of the singles charts in 1965. It starts at 8pm. Tickets start at £22.50. Call 0845 075 3993 or visit www.watfordcolosseum.co.uk to book.

Circus and comedy combine in Circus Mayhem, an absurd variety show for audiences of all ages which is coming to the Hat Factory in Luton. Circus Mayhem sees three contrasting artists come together for a fun, freewheeling evening - cycling pianist Rimski, puppeteer and quick-fire painter Jon Hicks and sweet slapstick trio Company BettiCombo. And if Circus Mayhem inspires people to have a go themselves, they can head over to Aerial Arts Luton at http://aerialartsluton.com/. Adult tickets for Circus Mayhem cost £10 and can be bought at www.thehatfactory.org or from the box office on 01582 878100.


Peppa Pig’s Surprise comes to the Grove Theatre, Dunstable at 10am, 1pm and 4pm. Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back in a brand new live stage show, Peppa Pig’s Surprise. Mummy and Daddy Pig have got a surprise for Peppa and George – they can’t guess what it is, can you? Tickets: Adults £16, children £14. Call 01582 60 20 80 (opt 7) or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.

Thank Abba For The Music at Harpenden Public Halls at 7.30pm. Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when Abba dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves. New for 2015 and featuring all of Abba’s greatest and most memorable hits, Thank Abba for the Music includes snippets of original Abba tour footage and interviews from music industry experts and celebrities, a generous sprinkling of fake Swedish humour and plenty of audience participation throughout. Seventies fancy dress is optional, but it will certainly add to the fun. Tickets £19.50 or £17.50. Call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk to book.


Peppa Pig’s Surprise comes to the Grove Theatre, Dunstable at 10am and 1pm. Tickets: Adults £16, Children £14. Call 01582 60 20 80 (opt 7) or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.


The Music on Mondays series continues at Luton Library Theatre at 7.30pm with Petroc Trelawny narrating an evening called Pity of War. Three great elegiac classics for violin and piano duo composed by Elgar, Debussy and Janáček, performed by one of Britain’s leading violinists, Matthew Trusler, and the distinguished pianist Martin Roscoe. BBC Radio 3’s and Luton Music’s recently elected President Petroc Trelawny will read inspirational poems and letters by Wilfred Owen. Adults £15, students/unemployed/disabled £8, under 18s in education free. Call 01582 878100 or buy tickets on the door. Ample free parking indoors in the Mall car park after 6pm. Visit www.Lutonmusic.org.uk for full details of the series.

The Sensational 60s Experience comes to the Grove Theatre, Dunstable at 7.30pm. Original classics performed by five of the most influential artistes of this era, starring: Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, Steve Ellies (voice of Love Affair) New Amen Corner and Union Gap UK. It starts at 7.30pm. Tickets: £26 or £24. Call 01582 60 20 80 (opt 7) or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.

Strictly Swing Dance Course at the Ivory Lounge, 23 High Street North, Dunstable from 8pm to 10pm . Learn to partner dance to music from the Swing era. Learn the foundations of dancing with a partner, building up to enable you to dance with confidence with any partner while enjoying the music and having fun. The course costs £75. Email dance@swingsters.co.uk to book or for more information.


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 on from 6pm to 7pm at 102 Hitchin Road, Luton. Tel: 01582 720447.


Luton’s premier soul and jazz venue The Bear Club will host the UK launch party for Tahirah Asha Memory’s solo album Pride, accompanied by pianist Carl Hudson. Until now, Tahirah, based in Portland, USA, was best known as backing vocalist for upcoming soul sensation Jarrod Lawson as well as Grammy Award winning bass player Esperanza Spalding. Daughter of trumpeter Thara Memory, Tahirah steps up to make her mark with her debut album which is already creating a buzz amongst soul music lovers worldwide and reached number one in the UK Soul Chart this autumn. Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets: £17.50 in advance, £22 on the door. Call 07957 560557.