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Celebrations for Luton poet

A Luton poet will have her poem published in the National Poetry Anthology after being named as one of the regional winners.

Carnival is coming back

Luton Carnival a triumph of colour

Thousands of people turned up to watch the spectacular Luton Carnival procession through the town centre today.

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The hills are alive with the sound of music

One of the greatest musicals of all time will be coming to the stage later this month as part of its 50th anniversary tour.

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Testing the elephant

Meet Harminder the Luton Carnival elephant

Spectators at Luton Carnival will have a pleasant surprise on Sunday when they see the mascot leading the procession.

Jennifer Steele

Bedfordshire artists unite to hold huge exhibition

Artists from across the county have united to stage what may be the biggest celebration of local art ever held in Bedfordshire.

Marina Laslo as Marlene Dietrich

Famous entertainer Marlene Dietrich bought to life

A stunning collection of songs by one of the most legendary performers of all time comes to the stage at Stevenage next week.

Lucy O'Hare plays Tracey in DAOS's Hairspray

Hairspray comes to Dunstable

The musical Hairspray is to be performed at The Grove Theatre in Dunstable over the next two nights.


Behind the scenes on Barnum video

Described as one of the greatest shows on Earth, Barnum is at Milton Keynes Theatre this week.

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Brian Conley in Barnum

Explosion of circus skills hit the stage for musical

From the moment you enter the theatre, you are drawn into the world and imagination of PT Barnum’s extravaganza.

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Luton loyalist meets Floyd Mayweather Jnr

Luton’s very own man with the banner made sure his town got a slice of the action as the world watched the boxing match of the century.

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Kevin Bryan’s record reviews

Spin Doctors, “Songs From The Road” (Ruf 1212)­ The latest audio­visual package in Ruf’s excellent “Songs From The Road” series focusses attention on the Spin Doctors’ gig at Bonn’s Harmonie club in October 2013. The bluesy New York rockers have tended to fade from the limelight since their creative heyday in the early nineties but the band are in surprisingly fine fettle here as they celebrate the delights of their illustrious back catalogue with a heavily improvised set featuring perennial crowd­pleasers such as “Two Princes, “ “Jimmy Olsen’s Blues” and “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong.”

The event will be held on Saturday

So what do YOU want to be when you grow up?

Year 5 students from primary schools across Luton took part in an art competition organised by Lea Manor High School. The challenge was to draw a picture of themselves, showing what they would like to be in the future.

Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow

Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

“I know you’re good people. I know you mean well. But you just didn’t think it through. There is only one path to peace... your extermination.”

Film makers Mark and Darren

Film makers debut hits the big screens

A pair of film makers were proud to see their debut film, In The Blood, premiere at The Grove Theatre last week.

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