Mark International Woman’s Day with a scintillating programme of events on Sunday (March 8) at Futures House in Marsh Farm.
Children are being invited to a day of free craft activities at The Mall on Saturday, March 14, to celebrate Mother’s Day. They will be able to decorate a free mug or tea bag holder for their mum’s from 11am till 4pm.
Meet lovely young 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe). She’s scared for her life and for good reason, writes Matt Adcock.
Wordfest, the month long festival organised by Luton Culture, has a fantastic line-up of outstanding events planned.
Ahoy, me hearties! Get set for a spectacular Easter treat as The Pirates of Treasure Island prepare to invade Dunstable’s Grove Theatre.
The weather is improving, the days are growing longer and there’s a terrific range of entertaining shows coming up at Milton Keynes Theatre.
The council’s GreenUp team are working with Ragged Life, a local craft organisation, to help residents turn unwanted fabric and clothes into handmade home ware, fashion and art.
A Vauxhall Corsa as you’ve never seen it before has been delighting the crowds at London’s Southbank Centre.
Hackers, eh? A very current threat, writes Matt Adcock.
Gaz Coombes, “Matador” (Hot Fruit Recordings) Gaz Coombes’ songwriting has certainly grown in depth and maturity since he first entered the public’s consciousness twenty years ago as the bewhiskered frontman of infectious Britpop combo Supergrass. “Matador” is the second Coombes solo album to see the light of day since his former outfit’s sad demise in 2010 and this home produced effort is certainly an impressive piece of work, with the multitalented musician creating the bulk of the instrumental backdrop for fine tracks such as “The Girl Who Fell To Earth,” “The English Ruse” and the epic “To The Wire.”
Comedian, performance poet and BBC 2 quiz captain Phill Jupitus, 52, is a man of many parts.
Who needs Fify Shades of Grey when we have our very own Faye Tozer starring in 69 Shades of Black at Dunstable’s Grove Theatre in May?
Mike Leigh’s biopic of British artist J.M.W. Turner is a beautifully drawn portrait and some might even consider it his best film to date.
A University of Bedfordshire graduate has won the opportunity to become the next presenter on KISS FM and KISS TV.
Passengers on a recent flight to Malta were treated to an impromptu performance from Oxford University’s a capella group Out of the Blue.
The University of Bedfordshire has launched a network for art teachers, allowing them to collaborate with colleagues and use the state-of-the-art facilities at the School of Art and Design.
The worldwide mass selling, morally vapid cultural phenomenon about a messed up abusive relationship makes the jump from ropey novel to money-spinning movie.
Pupils from Bramingham Primary School Craft Club were presented with vouchers from the Mayor of Luton, for their winning entries in a craft competition.
The Unthanks, “Mount The Air” (RabbleRouser Music) Rachel and Becky Unthank may be loosely pigeonholed as folk performers but the Northumbrian duo’s work is blessed with a freshness and originality which should appeal to music lovers of all persuasions. “Mount The Air” was penned by Rachel’s husband, producer and pianist Adrian McNally, drawing inspiration from a book of traditional Dorset songs which sister Becky found in Cecil Sharp House. The epic and expansive title track is the crowning glory of a typically innovative set which also features beguiling gems such as “Died For Love,” “Magpie” and the strangely sinister “Flutter.”
Brad Pitt is on towering form in heart-pounding drama FURY (15: Sony) about the crew of a tank rolling through Germany in the brutal dying days of the Second World War.
It’s exciting times for Luton’s innovative Next Generation Youth Theatre.
Perfect for parents with children looking for fun this February half term, Wrest Park is inviting young recruits to train in its spectacular historic grounds.
Dear earthling reader, you probably don’t realise this but your whole existence is due to wealthy aliens who are ‘farming’ us in order to use our bodies as the ingredients for a valuable life-bestowing elixir, writes Matt Adcock.
Belle and Sebastian, “Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance” (Matador Records) The eagerly anticipated new album from Stuart Murdoch’s beguiling indie pop outfit was apparently influenced by their recent exposure to the delights of vintage Detroit techno and the collected works of disco supremo Giorgio Moroder. The Glasgow group’s ninth studio album was recorded at Maze Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, marrying their wistful songwriting sensibilities to some exhilarating dance rhythms on standout tracks such as “Enter Sylvia Plath” and “Play For Today” as they deliver their most vivid and outgoing offering to date.
It’s half term next week so not surprisingly DVD distributors have scheduled their new releases with young audiences in mind. First up is the awesome foursome’s return in TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (12: Paramount).
You wouldn’t think anyone who qualified as a lift engineer would make much headway on the comedy circuit.
Families United Network (FUN), a charity that supports families living with disabilities, is holding an evening of Clairvoyance on Sunday, February 22.
Tickets have already sold out for the screening of a hotly-anticipated Muslim comedy film in Luton next week.
Friends of a woman who has a rare genetic condition are organising a fundraiser to help her travel to a specialist conference in the USA.