If you’re thinking of watching CHEF (15: Lionsgate) after this review, don’t do so on an empty stomach.
Inspire FM are inviting the public to an open day at the studio on Wednesday, October 29, to celebrate its fifth year as a 24/7 community service.
Have your say on the council’s statement of licensing policy. It is responsible for licensing all premises selling alcohol, providing entertainment or selling hot food and drink between 11pm and 5am. It is reviewed every five years, to comment, go to: www.luton.gov.uk/licenses
Farley Junior school, together with the charity Friends of Farley, hosted an international evening, celebrating the diversity of cultures and traditions in the school and community.
A darkness has spread across New York City. The people are scared, and with good cause.
A sense of menace in one monster movie franchise has been missing since it began 60 years ago.
Ewan McLennan,”Stories Still Untold” (Fellside FECD 263) Ewan McLennan’s rousing renditionof his own “Whistling the Esperanza” was one of the highlights of BBC4’s excellent “Transatlantic Sessions” series, and the Scottish singersongwriter’s third Fellside album is another musical tour de force,showcasing a finely judged assortment of selfpenned songs and haunting traditional material. “A Beggar” and the Chartist hymn,”Song of the Lower Classes” are particularly memorable efforts, and Ewan also invests compelling ditties such as “ Prince Robert” and “Granite Cage” with a power and passion which puts me in mind of the great Dick Gaughan in his pomp,and you can’t really ask for a higher recommendation than that.
The Rotary Bandstand for Luton and the Rotary Youth Trust for Luton have announced the judging panel for the Bandstand Design Competition.
Stones In His Pockets, the multi award-winning comedy by Irish writer Marie Jones, is coming to the Grove Theatre on Wednesday, October 22.
The latest reworking of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale may not leave you spellbound, but there’s plenty to enchant and entertain.
Meet 16-year-old Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) in The Maze Runner. He’s your average cute teen, but one day in the near future – for unexplained reasons – he wakes up in a strange elevator with absolutely no memory of who he is.
“American Music LibraryThe Hits of 1961” (Fantastic Voyage FVTD 201)This interesting new series of anthologies focusses attention on tracks which were sizeable hits in the U.S. of A. but failed to make any impression at all commercially on this side of the Atlantic. 1961 seems to have been a notable year for inexplicable flops,as witnessed by the presence here of timeless gems such as The Shirelles’ “Dedicated To The One I Love,” Ben E.King’s “Spanish Harlem” and The Marvelettes’ “Please Mr. Postman” to name but a few. The 3 CD set indulges in a feast of unashamed nostalgia as it serves up a charmingly dated assortment of pop,country and r&b hits for your entertainment,including everything from bluesman Freddy King’s classic instrumental “Hideaway” to country legend Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” and “I Fall To Pieces.”
Circus Starr has chosen Keech Hospice Care as their charity of the year for Luton.
Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince of Leaves is coming to The Grove, Dunstable, on Friday, October 17.
Prepare for a scorching crime thriller that cuts through lies and pretence to the unsavoury secrets at the heart of a very modern marriage, writes Matt Adcock.
Sci-fi adventure EDGE OF TOMORROW(12: Warner) looks every inch your bog standard gung-ho alien invasion blockbuster.
If you haven’t seen any Nazis on the streets of Dunstable recently, it’s entirely down to the tireless efforts of retired policeman Alan Stoob.
Celebrated Luton artist Peter Deighan is holding his first exhibition in more than a decade.
The British/Nigerian tragi-comedy Pandora’s Box is coming to Luton’s UK Centre for Carnival Arts in time for Black History Month.
A specially commissioned flag bearing the statement Call Mum will be raised on Friday (October 3) from the corner battlement of Cardiff Castle.
Are you 65, but feel like a 25-year-old?
“Got a problem? Odds against you? Nowhere else to turn? Call the Equalizer...”
The unique humorous observations of comedian Richard Blackwood will be tickling the funnybones of theatre goers at Luton Library Theatre on Saturday.
Actors Nigel Havers and Martin Jarvis first appeared in Oscar Wilde’s comedy The Importance Of Being Earnest 32 years ago, writes Anne Cox.
Jacques Brel,”Simply Brel” (Union Square Music)The delights of French chanson are still something of an acquired taste on this side of the English Channel but Jacques Brel’s literate and theatrical creations transcend all barriers of language and culture,and this fine 3 CD set brings together a generous selection of his early recordings,including what is arguably his best known song,”Ne Me Quitte Pas.” The Belgian singersongwriter’s finest material may have been covered in translation by rock and pop luminaries such as Scott Walker,David Bowie and Alex Harvey over the years but these archive performances possess a power and passion that has rarely been equalled by any of his well meaning admirers.