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Luton carnival takes place in May

Luton Carnival means free fun for all the family

It’s countdown to family fun time with only 39 days to go until Luton International Carnival explodes on the scene in a riot of colour and entertainment.

Luton actor Dev Sagoo

Red carpet reception for Luton actor

Hollywood-style glitz is coming to Cineworld tomorrow (April 17) when Luton actor Dev Sagoo introduces his latest film Amar Akbar & Tony.

CC Smugglers

CC Smugglers are on a roll

Bedfordshire band CC Smugglers are going one way – and that’s up.

Ivan The Terrible

Theatre, ballet and opera... at Cineworld!

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

Keanu Reeves as John Wick.

Matt Adcock at the cinema: John Wick review

John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is a retired assassin, the best in the business (once killed three people in a bar with just a pencil they say).

Big Eyes

Geoff Cox’s DVDs: Big Eyes; Dumber And Dumber To; The Hobbit 3

I’ve always enjoyed the performances of Austrian-born actor Christoph Waltz, particularly his Oscar-winning turns in Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, although he’s always been on the verge of going a tad too far over the top.

Unsigned Talent Showcase - Luton's own X Factor - is taking place on April 18 at the Student Lounge Bar

Luton’s very own X Factor

Luton’s first X Factor style talent contest – entitled Unsigned Talent Showcase – has an extraordinary line-up of celebrity judges.

The Pirates Of Treasure Island

The Pirates Of Treasure Island - give Easter panto a go at the Grove

Easter panto is a relatively new concept which is growing in popularity, writes Anne Cox.

Robert Webb as Bertie Wooster in award-winning comedy Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

Treat yourself to a chuckle

There’s nothing like a little perfect nonsense to tickle your tummy muscles and make you smile.


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).

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