Hoos’s Kids Book Fest just gets better and better.
Before I feed you my review of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (12: Lionsgate), here’s a word of warning.
Little learners from Luton’s Sacred Heart Primary School had the time of their lives this week when they took part in a series of special carnival workshops.
Braving the cold outdoors, Pete Thompson enjoys ranch life on the slopes in America’s Big Sky Country.
Not Tonight Josephine is a brand new band featuring a line-up of well loved old rockers from the local scene.
One iron rule of Hollywood is this: If a movie puts money in the till, it’s worth pumping out a sequel, a reboot, an homage or whatever else you want to call a calculated attempt to part the punter from more of their hard-earned.
Things are going unbelievably well at the moment for Luton Town, aren’t they?, writes Steve Sims.
Bedfordshire Lord Lieutenant Helen Nellis will be guest of honour at a Luton Poetry Society event on Saturday, March 29.
Whodunnit? That’s the question that will be on everyone’s lips when Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap comes to The Grove Theatre in Dunstable this month.
“One small fact: you are going to die. Despite every effort, no one lives forever. Sorry to be such a spoiler. My advice is when the time comes, don’t panic. It doesn’t seem to help.”
Luton’s most vibrant, colourful and exciting annual event takes place on Sunday, May 25 - our very own international carnival.
Nigel Ogden, the renowned presenter of Radio 2’s long-running keyboard showcase The Organist Entertains, is heading to St Albans for a Saturday afternoon performance.
Soaked from the storms? Fed up with the floods? Can’t wait to get away from the gales?
Anyone who has seen the musical Wicked will have been completely bedazzled by the sparkling array of weird and wonderful costumes.
The horrors of the holocaust from a child’s perspective provide the central theme for a sombre release that has to fight for attention this week against a couple of flashy and forgettable thrillers.
Who’d have thought you could ski so close to Barcelona?
“If this relationship is going to work out between us I need to feel free to party with a bunch of strangers whenever I feel like it... I will text you.” It’s not the sort of thing you would expect Batman to say, is it?
Pupils from River Bank Primary School enjoyed a special performance of Peter Pan from a visiting theatre company earlier this week.
Life long Elvis fan, historian and enthusiast, Alvin Printwhistle will have you reeling, rocking and a-rolling in the aisles when he presents his ultimate Elvis tribute at Luton Library Theatre on Friday, March 7.
The notorious puppet and people show Avenue Q is coming to the Little Theatre in Dunstable and the muppets it is not.
Space movie GRAVITY (12: Warner) lost out to 12 Years A Slave in the coveted best film category, but still dominated the Bafta awards, winning six prizes.
As Long Walk To Freedom recently hit the cinema screens and Mandela fever reaches a peak, Liz Fullick visits Mandiba’s homeland, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of democracy in 2014.
If there are three words that turn me away from a film faster than the prospect of sitting in front of someone chowing down on a binful of popcorn, ‘enchanting romantic fantasy’ is only beaten by a short head by overall champion ‘starring Adam Sandler.’
A boyband member from Luton has recreated the iconic image of England’s 1966 World Cup win for Sport Relief.
“Anybody who falls in love is a freak. It’s a crazy thing to do. It’s socially acceptable insanity…”
And now for some good news - the irrepressible Lesley Joseph (aka Dorien in Birds of a Feather) is starring in Hot Flush! at Dunstable’s Grove Theatre next month.
Haarlem is a small Dutch city with a big character and it’s one of the most beautiful cities in Holland and has around 150,000 inhabitants.
Stage 1 is one of my favourite engagements of the year - watching young people making use of their undoubted talents, guided by Terry Mills and his wonderful team, writes Nova Horley.
Singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman’s new release features a string of songs she’s written and which have already been hits for others, but which she has never recorded herself.
The hammer-hurling thunder god is back in another big, bold epic adventure.
Suzanne Vega,”Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles” (Cooking Vinyl). Singersongwriter Vega’s first new studio album since 2007 takes listeners on an engrossing voyage of discovery as it explores the intersections between the material world and the world of the spirit. The contents were recorded at various locations in Europe and America during the past few years ,and capture Suzanne and her gifted cohorts at their most warm and organic as they sashay through exquisitely crafted gems such as “Portrait of the Knight of Wands.” “Crack in the Wall” and her poignant tribute to the late Vaclav Havel,”Horizon (There Is A Road).”
Have you ever dreamed of dancing on stage in a full scale musical theatre production?
Tring Festival Company will be holding auditions next month for its forthcoming production of Fawlty Towers.
A former mod who converted to Christianity while high on LSD watching a screening of Easy Rider has produced a punk rock opera about his life.
Treat your loved one to a naughty - or nice - weekend away this Valentine’s Day.
Two popular local bands will provide the perfect accompaniment to this year’s Luton Beer and Cider Festival.
As someone who spent my teenage years mimicking Baby’s cha-cha-cha in my living room, before graduating to dubious sing-along film sessions with my university housemates, a Dirty Dancing Workshop sounded like a dream come true, writes Connie Primmer.
Here’s the pitch – lardy Nick Frost, Simon Pegg’s oppo in Hot Fuzz and the rest, as a twinkle-toed salsa dancer?
In the second and final part of his Sri Lanka travel report, Alan Wooding visits the island’s commercial centre Colombo, takes a wild sea trip to see the dolphins, attends a traditional wedding and goes bird watching on the Dutch canal.
“Dead or alive, you’re coming with me!”
There is something extra special about youth theatre productions and Stage 1 theatre group never disappoint with their magical shows.
Get in the mood for love this Valentine’s Day with the velvet voice of Laurence Robinson at Luton Library Theatre.
Bap Kennedy,”Let’s Start Again” (Proper prpcdx 117) Martin “Bap” Kennedy first made an impact on the U.K. music scene as the frontman of guitar based rockers Energy Orchard during the early nineties,and the Belfast born singersongwriter is now firmly established as a top notch solo performer,mining a rich vein of gently understated Americana with rare grace and charm. “Let’s Start Again” finds Kennedy working with some of his native Ulster’s finest musical talents as he serves up tuneful gems such as “Radio Waves,” “Strange Kid” and “Heart Trouble” for your listening pleasure.
There’s a reason Wicked is one of the most popular shows in recent West End and Broadway history.
For a generation of film fans weaned on 1970s exploitation and irony, MACHETE KILLS (15: Lionsgate) comes across like a James Bond adventure.