What’s on where around Luton and Dunstable: listings, June 1 edition

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Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Luton over the coming week. Please email editorial@lutonnews.co.uk with details of your events at least a week before the edition in which you’d like them to appear.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 1

Adults with learning difficulties arts and craft sessions. Every Wednesday 10.30am to 12.30pm and Saturdays from 11am to 1pm at Arttrend, Arundel Road, Luton. Social and creative activity for adults with learning difficulties, engaging in all types of art and craft work such as painting in acrylics, papier mache, salt dough, cross stitch, rug making etc. Please see the website www.arttrend.co.uk and go to Art ALD, then see the gallery of work already done. Tel 07794 987796 if you would like more details. 10.30am to 12.30pm Wednesdays, 11am to 1pm Saturdays – but you can come and go at any time. £6 per session including materials and refreshments.

Luton Irish Forum holds a weekly Tuesday and Wednesday Club from 11am to 1.30pm at 102 Hitchin Road. This is a great chance to meet old friends and make some new ones.

Refreshments are all included along with soda bread, scones with jam and monthly chicken and chips.

Entry costs £1, plus optional £3 for two games of bingo and a raffle.

Beecroft Craft & Chat meet at Beecroft Community Centre in Westfield Road, Dunstable between 10am and 3pm on a “drop in/drop out” basis. Gave a cuppa, chat and craft together in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

Its experienced crafters offer mini workshops on a variety of crafts and are always on hand to advise and help with any crafting problems you may have. All crafts welcome.

The first session is free. Annual subscription £5, session fee £3.

Call 01582 606812 or find Beecroft Craft & Chat on Facebook.

THURSDAY JUNE 2

Young shoppers can have fun making bird feeders, pen holders, money boxes and planting seeds, while learning about recycling in The Mall, Luton.

A variety of recycled craft workshops are being held in Central Square to help children understand and learn about recycling. The event will be open from 11am to 4pm.

Theatre group Masquerade will be performing Wyrd Sisters at Parkside Hall, Ampthill. Based on Terry Pratchett’s novel, the play brings together a wicked Duke and Duchess, the ghost of a murdered king, dim soldiers, strolling players, and a land in peril. But three witches stand between the Kingdom and destruction. Their leader Granny Weatherwax, lively Nanny Ogg, and flowery Magrat Garlick, find themselves dragged into royal politics. Tickets cost £10 and the show starts at 7.45pm.

Call 07817 528077 or email masqueradetheatregroup@gmail.com to book.

FRIDAY JUNE 3

Young shoppers can have fun making bird feeders, pen holders, money boxes and planting seeds, while learning about recycling in The Mall, Luton. A variety of recycled craft workshops are being held in Central Square to help children understand and learn about recycling. The event will be open from 11am to 4pm.

Legally Blonde: The Musical is presented by Dunstable Amateur Operatic Society at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable at 7.30pm. Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by storm in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery. A fun and international award-winning musical based on the popular movie. Legally Blonde The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Tickets: £18.50/ £17.50/ £16.50. Call 01582 602080 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.

Theatre group Masquerade will be performing Wyrd Sisters at Parkside Hall, Ampthill. Based on Terry Pratchett’s novel, the play brings together a wicked Duke and Duchess, the ghost of a murdered king, dim soldiers, strolling players, and a land in peril. But three witches stand between the Kingdom and destruction. Their leader Granny Weatherwax, lively Nanny Ogg, and flowery Magrat Garlick, find themselves dragged into royal politics. Tickets cost £10 and the show starts at 7.45pm. Call 07817 528077 or email masquerade

theatregroup@gmail.com to book.

Stopsley Working Men’s Club hosts a charity night with a Jersey Boys tribute act, raffle and disco. The night is in aid of Luton and Dunstable Hospitals’ intensive care for babies. Tickets cost £12 in advance or £15 pounds on the door. Call 01582 611093 for more information.

SATURDAY JUNE 4

Young shoppers can have fun making bird feeders, pen holders, money boxes and planting seeds, while learning about recycling in The Mall, Luton. A variety of recycled craft workshops are being held in Central Square to help children understand and learn about recycling. The event will be open from 11am to 4pm.

Legally Blonde: The Musical is presented by Dunstable Amateur Operatic Society at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable at 7.30pm. Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by storm in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery. A fun and international award-winning musical based on the popular movie. Tickets: £18.50/ £17.50/ £16.50. Call 01582 602080 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.

SUNDAY JUNE 5

Young shoppers can have fun making bird feeders, pen holders, money boxes and planting seeds, while learning about recycling in The Mall, Luton. A variety of recycled craft workshops are being held in Central Square to help children understand and learn about recycling. The event will be open from 11am to 4pm.

Lucy Parham and Alex Jennings presemy Rêverie – The Life and Loves of Claude Debussy at The Stables, Wavendon at 8pm.

Acknowledged as one of Britain’s finest pianists, Lucy Parham applies her sensitivity and imagination not only to concertos and recitals, but also to portraits in words and music of such composers as Schumann, Chopin, Liszt and Debussy. The narrative will be led by multi-award-winning actor Alex Jennings, who recently portrayed Alan Bennett in the film The Lady and the Van. Tickets: £19.50. Call 01908 280800 or visit www.stables.org to book.

FRIDAY JUNE 10

Strictly Come Dancing stars Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe present a Touch of Class at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable at 8pm.

The pro pairing are best known for their high-intensity performances. Ian and Natalie have become family favourites, known for pushing the boundaries of dance to bring the best out of their duo.

On the night they will dance a mix of Ballroom and Latin, transporting you away to a place of wonderful moments with fun-filled entertainment and a close up history of all things related to their life. Pre-show meet and greet available. Tickets: £26 or £24. Call 01582 602080 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.

SATURDAY JUNE 11

Complete with Pork Pie Hats and sunglasses, the Chicago Blues Brothers are back on their new Jailbreak Tour at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable. Featuring over two hours of the best blues, Motown, soul and comedy from both of the Blues Brothers movies, including Everybody Needs Somebody, Soul Man, Respect and Shake A Tail Feather. With an elaborate new stage production including a nine-piece live band, the show also features classics from James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and many more. The show starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £23.50 or £22. Call 01582 602080 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.