This year’s Luton International Carnival promises to be bigger, better and even more exciting than before.
Hit comedy show The 3rd Degree will hit the airwaves at 3pm on Easter Monday.
Kids off school? Check. Sun beginning to show itself a bit? Fingers crossed. Sounds about time for the first of the summer blockbusters...
The Mikado is a G&S favourite and it always commands good audience figures, which was the case for Putteridge Bury Gilbert & Sullivan Society.
“It’s the quiet ones you have to watch out for…”
It takes dedication, determination and guts to get to the top.
And now for something completely different . . . Robert Powell is the latest in a select band of stars to take on the role of diminutive Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.
By Denise Bailey
Ben Stiller’s remake of a 67-year-old film is his strongest attempt yet to move from full-on comedy into heartfelt drama.
Join Luton’s up-and-coming young theatre wannabes as they take you on a journey through an eerie set, spinning a story about a lost soul.
By Sarah Marshall
With the kids on holiday and family-friendly fare normally to the fore, it’s an odd time for The Raid 2 to batter its way on to our screens.
A play that tackles sexual myths and mores head on is set to take the Edinburgh Festival by storm – if its talented young author can raise sufficient funds to get it there.
If you fancy a night watching axels, salcos and toe loops, then get yourself over to Milton Keynes Theatre where Robin Cousins’ latest production, ICE, is set to run until this Saturday, writes Alan Wooding.
Training for a marathon is the perfect incentive to get fit, but now there’s a growing trend for entering races abroad.
It’s full steam ahead as the Milton Keynes Theatre announces its summer offerings.
“You’re different. You don’t fit into a category. They can’t control you. They call it Divergent. You can’t let them find out about you.”
The Easter holidays are just around the corner and there are lots of eggs-citing activities taking place right on your doorstep, which are sure to put a spring in your step.
Harry Hill is like Marmite – you either love him or hate him. I fall in the latter camp as I just don’t get the big-collared comedian’s humour.
The Happy Wanderers are presenting a celebration of the era when music had melody and words had meaning.
In her quest to take a look around Europe’s traditional markets, Sandra Shevey visits Belgium where its capital is a true food city.
“Fire consumes all, water cleanses…”
The Mousetrap was finally sprung last year after 60 years of playing to bemused audiences in the West End, writes Anne Cox.
Many years before the internet and when very few people owned a TV, film distributors and cinema managers came up with some novel ideas to promote the latest movies.
Pupils from Chantry academy enjoyed a day of singing and were joined by X Factor finalists Voices With Soul on Monday.
Acclaimed Camden Fringe comedienne Rosie Wilby presents her amusing one-woman show Is Monogamy Dead? at The Hat Factory tonight (April 3) at 7.30pm.
It’s as much a British institution as the royal family, but a freshly-brewed cuppa has far humbler origins.
Take seven aspiring artists ranging in age from 19 to 60 something.
For all the rumours of final cut wrangles, studio meddling, soaring budgets and tepid test screenings its easy to think of Noah as a sort of Biblical Waterworld – a soggy mess that’s going to see a lot of cash poured down the plughole.
As Dunstable’s premier theatre unveils its Spring season there’s never been a better time to check out The Grove.
Russia had always been on my ‘must visit list’ but I had a problem, writes Professor Ian Cooper, the international business author and speaker who experiences the ‘Waterways of the Tsars’ from St Petersburg to Moscow, with Viking River Cruises.
The second part of the long drawn-out film adaptation of JRR Tolkien classic The Hobbit can be a frustrating watch.
Caritas Harmony (formerly Pasque Harmony) award winning ladies choir singing for Macmillan Cancer Support at St Augustine’s Church Icknield Way, Saturday 5 April at 7pm
Marcus Malone, “Stand or Fall” (Redline Music)Detroit born Malone has been making quite an impact on the European concert and festival circuit during the past few years and this earthy performer’s sixth album is a gem of the highest order, boasting some compelling original material delivered by a finely honed band steeped in the spirit of the blues. The singerguitarist’s vocals may be eerily reminiscent of Paul Rodgers of Free and Bad Company fame ontracks such as “Living The Blues” and “Under Pressure” but he’s a major talent in his own right too, and “Stand or Fall” should be an essential purchase for blues enthusiasts everywhere.
Legendary magician Paul Daniels is going to be pulling something rather special out of the Mad Hatter’s hat this Easter when he stars in the panto Alice In Wonderland.
Alan Wooding and his wife Jo travelled to Holland over the weekend
It’s hard hitting and humorous – A Tale of Coriander and the Dog from Open Minds Theatre Company presents Asian life in the UK as it really is.
Luton Music Service, launched in 2012 to give every child the opportunity of learning a musical instrument, is facing swingeing cuts.
Grab the baby oil and strike out the spandex – this week’s big screen heroes come lean and mean.
Who would have guessed that a short radio play, called Three Blind Mice and broadcast in 1947 in honour of Queen Mary’s 80th birthday, would become one of the most celebrated theatrical productions of all time?
Emily Smith,”Echoes” (White Fall Records)- Emily’s fifth studio album finds the young Scottish singer-songwriter utilising the talents of an assortment of top notch musicians from both sides of the Atlantic,including steel guitar supremo Jerry Douglas of “Transatlantic Sessions” fame. Emily’s rare ability to embrace a much recorded traditional ballad and make it entirely her own is evident througout this enchanting set as she breathes new life into absorbing narratives such as “Reres Hill” and “Twa Sisters” before closing with a finely judged revamp of Bill Caddick’s “John O’ Dreams.”
We were told that the new adaptation of Stephen King’s first published novel would go back to the basics of the book.
Here’s one little feller who enjoyed the sunshine along with all things Irish at Luton’s 15th St Patrick’s Day festivities.
You can spot the American credentials of Labor Day without having to check in the dictionary to wonder where the missing vowel went.
Not many people know that Luton is blessed with its own Poet Laureate.
Luton Live – the Concert is back. Once again Live Lounge Luton and Luton Culture are teaming up to showcase the country’s up-and-coming musical talent.
Pasque Harmony, formed to raise funds for Keech Hospice Care, has had a change of name and direction.
A Luton student got a taste of stardom as she performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in front of 2,500 people.
Lesser known than the Amazon but just as rich in wildlife, the Brazilian Pantanal is the best place to spot jaguars in the wild.