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Art will also be on sale at the Designer Makers Fair

Designer makers fair offers some flair in Luton

A fair showcasing some of the best handmade arts and crafts in Luton takes place tomorrow.

Liz Aldous is running a 24-hour continuous art session

24 hour ‘Artathon’ commences at Luton studio

Artists who like an adrenaline rush can drop into a Luton studio any time until tomorrow as it engages in a 24-hour art session.

Thomas Hannifin

Burglar jailed after Crimewatch appeal

A serial burglar who targeted the elderly has been jailed following an appeal on television show Crimewatch.

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Carnival crafts at The Mall

The Mall is inviting young shoppers to take part in free craft workshops during half term week.

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Will The Voice coaches sing the praises of returning Mia?

If at first you don’t succeed, try again – particularly if you get encouragement from will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones, Rita Ora and Ricky Wilson.

Gilly Tompkins as Granny and Ashley Cousins as Ben.

CREAGH/CARR REVIEW: Gangsta Granny, MK Theatre

There’s double delight in the Creagh/Carr Review - the opinions of seasoned hackette Bev Creagh and flamboyant newshound Stewart Carr, theatre lovers both.

James Noble

Young musicians to play on town stage

Two talented musicians will be performing at the Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre next week.

James Noble

‘Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world...’

There’s a busy week ahead at The Stables this week, which is nothing new, but at the same time there’s less choice than you might imagine; plenty of the dates are already fully booked.

Eastfield

Train punk band roll into Leighton Buzzard pub

Train punk band Eastfield will make a return appearance to The Wheatsheaf in Leighton Buzzard on Friday.

Electric Daisy Carnival

EDC will put you in a dance trance!

Electric Daisy Carnival swelled its billing with last week’s announcement that more than 30 of the biggest names in house, trance, dance and drum ‘n’ bass will be joining the party at The National Bowl on July 9.

Katherine Ryan

Comedy is a conversation

Girls, how would you feel about your other half spending Valentine’s evening with another lady?

The Beatles at The Odeon, September 6, 1963

Please Please Me with memories of The Beatles in Luton

Do you remember when the Beatles played in Luton, not once, not twice, but three times!

Patrick Monahan

Comedians hoping to have people laughing out loud

Four top comedians will be hoping to give you a barnstorming night of laughter at Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre on Saturday.

The Kast Off Kinks are coming to Dunstable's Grove Theatre on March 5

Still rocking - All Day and All of the Night

It’s almost five decades since John ‘Nobby’ Dalton joined the Kinks as a temporary replacement for bass guitarist Pete Quaife - and never really left.

John Hegley presenting a signed copy of his poetry book to one of the poetry competition winners, Olivia Chaudhari

Poet meets competition winners

Poet John Hegley presented signed copies of his poetry book to competition winners at Ashcroft High School on Friday, January 29.

The Three Day Nanny's Kathryn Mewes. Photo by Liberty Bell Television

Channel 4’s The Three Day Nanny is heading to Luton

Liberty Bell Productions will be visiting Luton to film for the next series, the company is inviting families to apply to take part in the programme.

Pablo Schreiber plays Kris Tanto Paronto, John Krasinski plays Jack Silva and David Denman plays Dave Boon Benton

13 Hours review: Jingoism and carnage aplenty

Matt Adcock reviews 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (15)

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

CREAGH/CARR REVIEW: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

In the Creagh/Carr Review, seasoned hackette Bev Creagh and flamboyant reporter Stewart Carr give their definitive opinions of Priscilla Queen of the Desert - the Musical at Milton Keynes Theatre.

Derren Brown

Derren’s got a new Miracle of a touring show

If Derren Brown’s amazing mental, artistic and creative abilities leave you feeling a little inferior and wondering if there is anything he can’t do, then rest assured, he can’t do the one thing millions of the rest of us mere mortals can.

Derren Brown

Raise a glass to beer festival

Beer and cider connoisseurs will once again gather at the Hightown Community Sports & Arts Centre on York Street for the 33rd Luton Beer and Cider Festival.

Busted

Busted perform live

Pop-rock heavyweights Busted are the latest name to be added to Newmarket Nights which returns this summer.

Catherine Zeta Jones and  Blake Harrison at a special screening of the new Dad's Army  film at Chicksands

Catherine Zeta Jones and Blake Harrison attend special screening of new Dad’s Army film at Chicksands

Catherine Zeta Jones joined stars of the new ‘Dad’s Army’ film to thank military personnel for their service at a special screening of the film at Joint Forces Command, Chicksands.

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

CREAGH CARR REVIEW: Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

Seasoned hackette Bev Creagh and young journo Stewart Carr give their verdicts on Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty at Milton Keynes Theatre.

Joshua Sheridan and Tracey Ullman on the set of Tracey Ullman's Show, August 2015. NNL-160122-UO221442006

Prince George lookalike is set for stardom

A little TV star from Biggleswade got his big break playing Prince George on the Tracey Ullman Show.

A small number of DeLorean cars, made famous as

‘Back to the Future’ cars could be built by next year

A small number of the “time machine” cars made famous by Back To The Future could be produced by next year, the DeLorean Motor Company said.

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Dick Whittington in Eaton Bray

Panto fun heading to London via a village

The traditional pantomime character Dick Whittington will be making an appearance this month alongside his faithful companion Fluffy at Eaton Bray Village Hall.

One of the tiger cubs

Blue Peter appearance for cute cubs

Two female Siberian tiger cubs at Woburn Safari Park will be featured on Blue Peter tomorrow (Thursday).

Jeremy Strong plays Vinnie Daniel, Rafe Spall plays Danny Moses, Hamish Linklater plays Porter Collins, Steve Carell plays Mark Baum, Jeffry Griffin plays Chris and Ryan Gosling plays Jared Vennett in The Big Short

Review: Terrifying enjoyment in The Big Short

Matt Adcock reviews The Big Short, starring Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt and Christian Bale

Chris Dobrowolski with his Triumph Herald Estate

Enjoy a road trip to Italy from library

A stand-up show combining comedy, storytelling and bits of a Triumph Herald comes to Dunstable Library tomorrow (Thursday).

John Logie Baird Google Doodle

90 years of television

As commemorated by today’s Google Doodle, it is 90 years since the first demonstration of television, by Scots-born inventor, John Logie Baird.

Piatti String Quartet

String quartet to play first concert of year in the town

Leighton Buzzard Music Club has announced more details about the first concert of the year it has organised for the town.

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Kevin Bryan’s record reviews

Buddy Miller & Friends, “Cayamo Sessions At Sea” (New West)­ The multi­talented Mr.Miller is probably best known on this side of the Atlantic for his exemplary work with Robert Plant’s Band of Joy, and the gifted guitarist, songwriter and producer has now unveiled his latest musical creation, a series of intimate recordings made in the studio that he set up in the library on the cruise ship Cayamo. Some top notch roots music practitioners were enticed to collaborate with Miller in these unusual surroundings, with Richard Thompson’s rendition of Hank Williams’ “Wedding Bells” sharing top billing with Kris Kristofferon’s”Sunday Morning Coming Down” and Lucinda Williams’ haunting reimagining of Gram Parson’s “Hickory Wind.”

Holidaymakers could get access to TV and film sites when abroad

Politicians back plans to give holidaymakers access to TV and film services abroad

Plans to give UK holidaymakers access to services such as Netflix, Sky Sports and BBC iPlayer while travelling in Europe were given the go-ahead by MEPs this week.

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A still from the new Center Parcs advert

New Center Parcs advert featuring bears proving a hit with TV audiences

A new Center Parcs advert featuring a family of bears has been capturing the imagination of TV audiences.

SLEEPING BEAUTY by Bourne,            , Director and Choreographer - Matthew Bourne, Designer - Lez Brotherston, Lighting - Paule Constable, New Adventures, Theatre Royal, Plymouth, 2015, Credit: Johan Persson/

Bourne’s take on Sleeping Beauty

For dance theatre you can really get your teeth into, you need look no further than Matthew Bourne’s vamped up Sleeping Beauty.

Star Wars

Star Wars: Episode VIII release date pushed back

Those waiting for the next instalment in the Star Wars franchise will have to wait a little longer than planned.

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Friends Reunited confirms website is to close

The “original” social networking site is to close down after only retaining a “handful” of members.

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Katherine Ryan

Interview with comedian Katherine Ryan

When Katherine Ryan takes her new show on the road to Milton Keynes Theatre on Sunday February 14.

On the Edge Habitat

Display celebrates wildlife

The British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition is making a welcome return to Stockwood Discovery Centre .

Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl

Biggest films on one of the biggest screens

With the awards season underway, the Grove Theatre in Dunstable is showing some of the most acclaimed films around on one of the biggest screens in Europe.

Will Robert

Confuse your senses with a feast of fabulous sounds

Only a handful of standing tickets remain for this evening’s Stables date in the company of Think Floyd, with complete performances of The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here.

Paul rocks up at a fave venue

Several things are guaranteed when it comes to MK Theatre’s annual season of events; that the brochures will be brimming with quality stage-fillers, that the annual pantomime will set up shop and raise smiles during the festive period, and that once a year, around this time, singer-songwriter Paul Carrack will make his annual visit.

The Dogmattics

Mix of music comes to the Wheatsheaf

New wave, punk, rock, blues and soul can be heard when two bands play at the Wheatsheaf in Leighton Buzzard at the weekend.

Sir David Attenborough on the trail of the giant titanosaur. Photo: BBC

Sir David Attenborough on the trail of the giant titanosaur at Whipsnade Zoo

The elephants and giraffes at nearby Whipsnade Zoo have helped Sir David Attenborough to unveil the secrets of the biggest dinosaur ever to walk the earth, in a brand new BBC One documentary.

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

Principal role for town’s dancing queen Cordelia

A dancer from Leighton Buzzard has gained her first principal role playing Princess Aurora in a ballet version of Sleeping Beauty.

Stevington Windmill shot by Roger Allen with his drone camera PNL-160119-155054001

VIDEO: Windmill footage is stepping stone to Spielberg video

Apart from being the last windmill standing in Bedfordshire, Stevington Mill has a new claim to fame - it has become a practice location for a new documentary about Stephen Spielberg.

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Enjoy the culture 
and talent of Poland

A Polish community group, Polonia, is inviting residents to Polish Day on Saturday, January 23, at the Luton Irish Forum.

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Music supremo calls for worldwide simultaneous Starman tribute to David Bowie

A music supremo who watched David Bowie launch his world famous Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars album at his event in 1972 has proposed a worldwide simultaneous tribute tomorrow (Saturday).

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