What’s on where around Luton: listings, August 12 edition

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

WEDS AUGUST 12

Adults with learning difficulties art and craft sessions. Every Wednesday morning 10.30am to 12.30pm and Saturday morning 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 07794987796 if you would like more details. 10.30am to 12.30pm Wednesdays, 11am to 1pm Saturdays – but can come and go at any time. £6 per session including materials and refreshments.

Quiz Night every Wednesday evening from 8pm. £1 entry per person, maximum of 6 per team. St Vincents Social Centre, Houghton Regis. Prize for the winning team.

Make and decorate a glider in an arts and crafts session at The Mall, Luton. The activity takes place between 11am and 4pm, and is suitable for children aged 3 to 10 years.
Children must be supervised at all times. For more information on activities at The Mall Luton this summer, visit www.
themall.co.uk/Luton for details.

THURS AUGUST 13

Face painting & colouring competition at The Mall, Luton.
The activity takes place between 11am and 4pm, and is suitable for children aged 3 to 10 years. Children must be supervised at all times. For more information on activities at The Mall Luton this summer, visit www. themall.co.uk/Luton.

FRIDAY AUGUST 14

Giant summer games at The Mall, Luton. The activity takes place between 11am and 4pm, and is suitable for children aged 3 to 10 years. Children must be supervised at all times.
For more information on activities at The Mall Luton this summer, visit www.
themall.co.uk/Luton.

A replica caving experiences comes to The Mall, Luton. The activity takes place between 11am and 4pm, and is suitable for children and adults of all ages. There is 90ft of tunnels, including two levels with twists & turns, sumps and stalagmites.
For more information on activities at The Mall Luton this summer, visit www.themall.co.uk/Luton.

The Bohicas bring their ‘rock’n’roll in primary colours’ to The Craufurd Arms, Wolverton at 8pm.

SAT AUGUST 15

Thousands are expected to flock to Knebworth Park over the weekend of August annual Country Show. The show is open from 10am to 5pm (last entry 4pm). Admission costs £9.50, with a family ticket £ 34. See page 23 for details.

Fans of funk, Latin and soul can head to The Victoria, Hitchin. Marcus Hurley will help guests find their dancing shoes. The first set starts at 4pm. DJs on the night include Marcus J Hurley, Julian Rochfort, Rob Hague and Erbalist. The event is being run by Rhythms of the World, which organises an annual world music festival.

SUNDAY AUGUST 16

Thousands are expected to flock to Knebworth Park over the weekend of August annual Country Show. The show is open from 10am to 5pm (last entry 4pm). Admission costs £9.50, with a family ticket £ 34.

TUESDAY AUGUST 18

Paint a gnome and take it home in an arts and crafts session at The Mall, Luton. The activity takes place between 11am and 4pm, and is suitable for children aged 3 to 10 years.
Children must be supervised at all times. For more information on activities at The Mall Luton this summer, visit www.themall.co.uk/Luton

FRIDAY AUGUST 21

Hot on the heels of Il Divo and Collabro, Brit-award-winning harmonisers Blake are back at The Stables, Wavendon with a new album, new songs and their most uplifting live show yet. Inspired by the lush trio harmonies of The Three Tenors, The Bee Gees and The Lettermen, the boys will perform exclusive songs from their latest CD In Harmony, along with hits from their four other award-winning pop/classical albums, including Fields of Gold, Bring Him Home, Nessun Dorma and Chasing Cars. It starts at 8pm. Tickets: £25. Call 01908 280800 or visit www.stables.org

Multiple nominees for the 2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Ten String And A Goat Skin are a young, bilingual trad/folk/fusion trio celebrating the music of the Irish, Acadian, French and Maritime cultures. Integrating modern and world rhythms with traditional and original tunes, they create a fiery, contagious and unique sound that has caught the attention of audiences in the US and Europe. They take to the stage at The Stables, Wavendon at 8.45pm. Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Call 01908 280800 or visit www.stables.org

SATURDAY AUGUST 22

Close your eyes and let these four world-class musicians take you back to when Led Zeppelin ruled the earth. Having played with the likes of Queen, Ray Davies, Edwin Starr and Iron Maiden, as well as appearing in a plethora of London shows including We Will Rock You, Thriller LIVE!, Wicked and Return to the Forbidden Planet, Hats Off to Led Zeppelin are a truly professional outfit promising to give you a night that you won’t forget in a hurry. They play at The Stables, Wavendon from 8[m. Tickets: £18.50. Call 01908 280800 or visit www.stables.org

THURSDAY AUGUST 27

The son of Lonnie, Peter Donegan, is a talented musician in his own right. Joining forces with the band that toured with the legend for the last 30 years, he will perform some of Lonnie’s classic hits, including Putting On The Style, Have a Drink On Me, Rock Island Line and Pick a Bale of Cotton. A great night of skiffle, blues, jazz and a lot of foot-stomping fun. He plays at The Stables, Wavendon from 8pm. Tickets: £16.50. Call 01908 280800 or visit www.stables.org

FRIDAY AUGUST 28

The music of The Doors continues to reach into souls in a way little other music can, whether it be the moving intrigue of Riders On The Storm, the expansive energy of L.A. Woman or the sheer exuberance of the out-and-out rock classic, Light My Fire. With their authentic instruments and sets crafted through years of experience, The Strange Doors invite audiences to immerse themselves in the vibe, to move to the hypnotic beat and to allow the sound to help them break on through to the other side. They play at The Stables, Wavendon from 8pm. Tickets: £15. Call 01908 280800 or visit www.stables.org

The familiar saying ‘everything is bigger in Texas’ comes to mind when describing powerhouse country vocalist and Texas native, SaraBeth. Born and raised in Dallas, she is a contemporary country singer-songwriter who is making her mark in Nashville as the sweetly southern artist with an edge. Few British people have enjoyed success in country music the way Glen Mitchell has. Since moving to Nashville in 2001, Glen has toured with many of Nashville’s finest artists, playing lead guitar and on many occasions taking the role of band leader for artists that include Billy Currington, Frankie Ballard, Lonestar, Joe Nichols and Chely Wright, among others. The pair play The Stables, Wavendon from 8.45pm. Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Call 01908 280800 or visit www.stables.org