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Gail Adcock at the cinema: Cinderella review

No swashbuckling, shoot-’em-up or superhero antics this week. Instead sisters are doin’ it for themselves and bringing girl power by viewing, well, the er, totally brand new retelling of Cinderella actually.

Summer Season is perfect start for youngsters

There’s no time like the present to get your children involved in the performing arts – and Dunstable’s Grove Theatre has a cracking summer season coming up with plenty to keep the littlies entertained.


Geoff Cox’s DVD reviews: Predestination, Penguins Of Madagascar, Ribbit, Get On Up

A time-travelling secret agent journeys back and forth through history in search of a bomber who has eluded him throughout his career in sci-fi thriller PREDESTINATION (15: Signature).

Wrest Park will hold a St George's Festival at the end of April

Celebrating Saint George

England’s patron saint will be celebrated with plenty of pomp, pageantry and patriotic flag waving – and a fearsome fire-breathing green dragon.

Wrest Park will hold a St George's Festival at the end of April

Poldark star to launch Ampthill Literary Festival

Poldark star Robert Daws is headlining the start of the annual Ampthill Literary Festival on April 21 with a beer and books night at the Parkside Hall, Ampthill.

Chas & Dave are coming to Dunstable's  Grove Theatre on April 10

The boys are back – on tour!

Perennial favourites Chas & Dave are back at Dunstable’s Grove Theatre next month for another evening of music and entertainment on April 10.

The ladies toilet in The Bricklayers Arms

VIDEO: Luton ladies’ loo is the most lavish in the land video

A community arts group facing extinction made a triumphant comeback as they revamped a pub toilet into a dazzling work of art.

Oliver Brown and Wanda Smith

‘Dress to impress but don’t need to conform’ says alt club founders

What began as a fun project by two friends has started a life of its own as Luton’s only alternative LGBT club night celebrates its first year.

A View From The Bridge

Theatre, ballet and opera arriving at Cineworld Luton

There’s a big selection of entertainment coming up at Luton Cineworld in the next month - on top of the usual selection of blockbuster movies.


Matt Adcock at the cinema: Insurgent review

In the near future, a girl named Tris (Shailene Woodley) is on a mission to stand against the corrupt draconian government led by the evil Jeanine (Kate Winslet).

Luton playwright Teresa Burns

Picking up the right Threads

A chance remark by a university lecturer gave budding Luton playwright Teresa Burns the boost she needed to believe in her blossoming writing ability.


Geoff Cox’s DVD reviews: Interstellar, St Vincent, Horrible Bosses 2

Christopher Nolan, the director who explored the tortured psyche of Batman in the Dark Knight trilogy and the subconscious mind in Inception, now goes to infinity and beyond with cosmic epic INTERSTELLAR (12: Warner).

Liam Neeson in Run All Night

Matt Adcock at the cinema: Run All Night review

It’s hard to review an action crime thriller starring Liam Neeson these days without comparing it to Taken, which reset the gold standard for them in 2008, writes Matt Adcock.

Tom Hardy and dog in The Drop

Geoff Cox’s DVD reviews: The Drop, The Homesman, Paddington, No Good Deed

James Gandolfini had already laid the ghost of iconic TV Mob boss Tony Soprano to rest with his final film before his death in the summer of 2013.

Ukie TooNes at a recent gig

They’re making music for MND

A trio of madcap ukele players who started raising money for charity in 2012 is now more than 40 strong, with members ranging in age from nine to 79.

Lealands fashion competition winning entry from Year 8 student Anais Justin

Fashion links with literacy

Create a dress based on a book, play or fictional character.

The Shires

Bedfordshire duo make history by reaching the top ten

A country duo from Bedfordshire have made history by being the first British country act to break into the top ten albums chart.


Matt Adcock at the cinema: Chappie review

Meet Chappie (motion captured Shalto Copley) who, in the near future, becomes a walking, talking ‘real’ Robocop, writes Matt Adcock.

My Old Lady

Geoff Cox’s DVD reviews: My Old Lady; The Skeleton Twins; The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1; Pride

Maggie Smith makes the most of the success of TV’s Downton Abbey by playing another wealthy dowager in comedy drama MY OLD LADY (12: Curzon).

Review by Judi Moore

Kevin Bryan’s record reviews

Steve Earle & The Dukes, “Terraplane” (New West Records)­ Steve Earle may have been one of the founding fathers of the alternative country movement but this instinctively contrary character now feels that the time is right for him to explore the earthy delights of the blues. “Terraplane” is the result, and this darkly compelling set provides a rewarding outlet for Steve’s creative impulses as he examines the vagaries of the human condition via stand­out tracks such as“Better Off Alone” and the semi­spoken “The Tennessee Kid.

Board to Death

VIDEO: Guns, priests and a lusty wife help make a Luton film noir

A short film noir shot entirely on location in Luton is starting to make waves on the film festival scene.

La Traviata will be at Dunstable's Grove Theatre on March 11

In best showbiz tradition . . .

Opera lovers – and La Traviata fans in particular – will be delighted to hear that the Ellen Kent production of Verdi’s powerful masterpiece will be staged, as planned, next Wednesday (March 11) at Dunstable’s Grove Theatre.


International Woman’s Day

Mark International Woman’s Day with a scintillating programme of events on Sunday (March 8) at Futures House in Marsh Farm.

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Handmade gifts for Mother’s Day

Children are being invited to a day of free craft activities at The Mall on Saturday, March 14, to celebrate Mother’s Day. They will be able to decorate a free mug or tea bag holder for their mum’s from 11am till 4pm.

It Follows

Matt Adcock at the cinema: It Follows review

Meet lovely young 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe). She’s scared for her life and for good reason, writes Matt Adcock.

It Follows

Cerys Matthews performs the works of Dylan Thomas at Luton’s Wordfest

Wordfest, the month long festival organised by Luton Culture, has a fantastic line-up of outstanding events planned.

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