What’s on where around Luton and Dunstable: listings, May 4 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 MAY 4

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.

Ragtime Jazz Band are regarded by many as the world’s most versatile jazz band. The eight members own 20 instruments and play all of them. Specialities include making music with instrument-like tools, a cappella singing and the occasional spot of dancing. Although the band focuses on American music, old Hungarian jazz songs are an integral and important part of the repertoire. They have appeared at some of the greatest jazz festivals in Europe and North America, including Montreux, Pori, Sacramento, Breda and many others. They play at the Stables, Wavendon at 8pm. Tickets £17.50. Call 01908 280800 to book.

FRIDAY MAY 6

Six Characters in Search of an Author is an absurdist work dealing with the relationship between authors, their characters and theatre practitioners, as well as being a discussion about art and life. It is being performed by Dunstable Rep at Dunstable Little Theatre at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £10 for members and £14 for non-members. Call 07940 105864 to book.

The upstairs Ivory Suite in the Ivory Lounge, High St North, Dunstable, hosts a special night of soul-funk, rare grooves and modern soul – the Dunstable Soul Family, featuring favourites Colin Watts, Louie Martin and JB. Tickets cost £6 and are available from the Ivory Lounge(01582 470171), Big Stuff, Vinyl Revelations and www.cali-r.com

SATURDAY MAY 7

Six Characters in Search of an Author is an absurdist work dealing with the relationship between authors, their characters and theatre practitioners, as well as being a discussion about art and life. It is being performed by Dunstable Rep at Dunstable Little Theatre at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £10 for members and £14 for non-members. Call 07940 105864 to book.

X Marks The Spot is a new spoken word poetry event headed by a local artist known as The Mighty Poet. It is a platform for up-and-coming poets and musicians from all walks of life. It takes place at Luton Library Theatre. Doors open at 7pm, with the entertainment starting at 7.15pm. Tickets cost £10. Visit www.xmarksthespotspokenword.com or call 07710 636294.

SUNDAY MAY 8

A Day to Remember, a special commemorative celebration of VE Day at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable, with performances from local dance, drama and music groups. Expect all the pomp and circumstance of the proms while showcasing the talent in our community. It starts at 2.30pm. Tickets: £12 or £10. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grove

theatre.co.uk to book.

Six Characters in Search of an Author is an absurdist work dealing with the relationship between authors, their characters and theatre practitioners, as well as being a discussion about art and life. It is being performed by Dunstable Rep at Dunstable Little Theatre at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £10 for members and £14 for non-members. Call 07940 105864 to book.

MONDAY MAY 9

Six Characters in Search of an Author is an absurdist work dealing with the relationship between authors, their characters and theatre practitioners, as well as being a discussion about art and life. It is being performed by Dunstable Rep at Dunstable Little Theatre at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £10 for members and £14 for non-members. Call 07940 105864 to book.

TUESDAY MAY 10

Six Characters in Search of an Author is an absurdist work dealing with the relationship between authors, their characters and theatre practitioners, as well as being a discussion about art and life. It is being performed by Dunstable Rep at Dunstable Little Theatre at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £10 for members and £14 for non-members. Call 07940 105864 to book.

WEDNESDAY MAY 11

With live music of the Martyn St James Band, We’ll Meet Again is an afternoon show of real variety with a tribute to our Armed Forces of yesterday and today. With all the great songs and music of the war years, the show takes place at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable at 2.30pm. Tickets £12.50. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.

Six Characters in Search of an Author is an absurdist work dealing with the relationship between authors, their characters and theatre practitioners, as well as being a discussion about art and life. It is being performed by Dunstable Rep at Dunstable Little Theatre at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £10 for members and £14 for non-members. Call 07940 105864 to book.

THURSDAY MAY 12

TADS Theatre Group in Toddington presents its own production of Romeo and Juliet; promising a powerful, gritty interpretation of Shakespeare’s timeless love story. Students attending the show will be able to attend a pre-show talk by the director and her cast, and will be given a copy of the director’s notes on request. The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £8 for adults, £6 for concessions. Call 07952 633234 or visit www.tadstheatre.org to book.

Six Characters in Search of an Author is an absurdist work dealing with the relationship between authors, their characters and theatre practitioners, as well as being a discussion about art and life. It is being performed by Dunstable Rep at Dunstable Little Theatre at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £10 for members and £14 for non-members. Call 07940 105864 to book.

FRIDAY MAY 13

David Bowie tribute show Starman comes to the Grove Theatre, Dunstable at 7.30pm, promising a highly entertaining, emotional and thought-provoking musical celebration.

The many personas of David Bowie and songs from all eras of Bowie’s celebrated career are performed in this highly charged show. Tickets cost £20. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.

As a stand-up and acclaimed actor, Omid Djalili’s credits range from Hollywood movies and television to live productions on the West End stage.

Earning praise across the world for his performances, Omid has appeared on UK and US TV, and starred in films such as the Golden Globe nominated Shaun the Sheep Movie, Mr Nice, Gladiator, Sex And The City 2, The Mummy and The Infidel. He is known for his intelligent, provocative and entertaining stand-up routines. He performs at Luton Library Theatre from 8pm. Tickets: £22. Call 01582 878100 to book.

Six Characters in Search of an Author is an absurdist work dealing with the relationship between authors, their characters and theatre practitioners, as well as being a discussion about art and life. It is being performed by Dunstable Rep at Dunstable Little Theatre at 7.45pm.

Tickets cost £10 for members and £14 for non-members. Call 07940 105864 to book.

SATURDAY MAY 14

Sounds of the Glenn Miller Era will come to the Grove Theatre, Dunstable at 7.30pm. Presented by The Nick Ross Orchestra, the show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets: £20/ £19.50 Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.

As a stand-up and acclaimed actor, Omid Djalili’s credits range from Hollywood movies and television to live productions on the West End stage. He is known for his intelligent, provocative and entertaining stand-up routines.

He performs at Luton Library Theatre from 8pm. Tickets: £22. Call 01582 878100 to book.

SUNDAY MAY 15

Encore screening of Carmen.Maquia and Club Havana from the Mesa Arts Center, Arizona. Ballet Hispanico perform an imaginative and theatrical showcase of Latin-inspired dancing at its best. Club Havana, the intoxicating rhythms of the conga, rumba, mambo and cha cha are brought to life by choreographer Pedro Ruiz, himself a native of Cuba. Carmen.Maquia is a Picasso-inspired, contemporary take on Bizet’s classic opera about a passionate gypsy. It is being screened at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable at 2pm. Tickets £10. Call 01582 60 20 80 to book.