What’s on where around Luton: listings, February 3 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 FEBRUARY 3

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.

The Wednesday Club holds a monthly tea dance, quiz, weekly dominos, cards and needle craft. Tel: 01582 720447.

The East Pointers are three young men from Canada whose talent and penchant for traditional Celtic tunes of decades past greatly belie their respective ages. Each of them – banjoist/vocalist/step dancer Koady Chaisson, fiddle player/vocalist Tim Chaisson and guitarist/vocalist Jake Charron – is an accomplished musician in his own right, and their union produces a blend of Celtic tunes, songs and step-dances moulded into something uniquely Canadian via a history that goes back generations. They perform at The Stables, Wavendon, at 8.45pm. Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Call 01908 280800 or visit www.stables.org to book.

Members of Abbots Langley Gilbert & Sullivan Society present The Mikado at Watford Palace Theatre. Set in the bustling town of Titipu, Nanki-Poo is looking for Yum-Yum, Katisha is looking for Nanki-Poo, The Mikado is looking for Ko-Ko and Ko-Ko wants to cut Nanki-Poo’s head off. The plot twists and turns but everything turns out well in the end. Visit www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk or call 01923 225671 for tickets.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 4

Keep fit for the more mature. Luton Irish Forum’s keep fit class meets at 102 Hitchin Road, Luton, LU2 0ES, Thursdays from 10am to 11am. The class is ideal for anyone who wants to get active and it’s great fun too at £2 a session.

Led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick, The Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia. Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and beautiful ballads – such as the theme to Schindler’s List and Andy Statman’s beautiful Flatbush Waltz – are all featured. Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires, they play at The Stables, Wavendon, at 8pm. Tickets cost £16. Call 01908 280800 or visit www.stables.org to book.

Tiff Stevenson presents Mad Man at The Stables, Wavendon, at 8.45pm. She asks what makes a person and whether we are being sold our identity. As seen on Mock the Week, Drunk History, The Apprentice: You’re Fired and People Just Do Nothing and as heard on Radio 4 Extra, 7 Day Saturday, Woman’s Hour and BBC Radio Scotland. May contain strong language and adult material, suitable for 16+. Tickets: £10. Call 01908 280800 or visit www.stables.org to book.

Members of Abbots Langley Gilbert & Sullivan Society present The Mikado at Watford Palace Theatre. Set in the bustling town of Titipu, Nanki-Poo is looking for Yum-Yum, Katisha is looking for Nanki-Poo, The Mikado is looking for Ko-Ko and Ko-Ko wants to cut Nanki-Poo’s head off. The plot twists and turns but everything turns out well in the end. Visit www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk or call 01923 225671 for tickets.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 5

Luton Irish Forum’s Baby and Toddler group meets at 102 Hitchin Road, Luton LU2 0ES, every Friday from 9.30am to 11am during term time. Recommended a donation of £1 per adult and 50p per child. A drink and a healthy snack is provided for your child(ren) around the middle of the session. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available for the adults throughout the morning. Telephone 01582 720447.

Members of Abbots Langley Gilbert & Sullivan Society present The Mikado at Watford Palace Theatre. Set in the bustling town of Titipu, Nanki-Poo is looking for Yum-Yum, Katisha is looking for Nanki-Poo, The Mikado is looking for Ko-Ko and Ko-Ko wants to cut Nanki-Poo’s head off. The plot twists and turns but everything turns out well in the end. Visit www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk or call 01923 225671 for tickets.

Lee Hurst is back on the road with his next stand-up show, Comedy Show No. 9, at The Stables, Wavendon, at 8pm. May contain strong language and adult material, suitable for 16+. Tickets: £17.50. Call 01908 280800 or visit www.stables.org to book.

Fresh from touring the UK, Europe, Australia and yet another Edinburgh Fringe run, the maestro of feel-good comedy, Stephen K Amos comes to The Radlett Centre at 8pm. He has eased his way into TV fame with a multitude of credits including The Stephen K Amos Show (BBC2), Celebrity Great British Bake Off for Comic Relief (BBC1), Live At The Apollo (BBC1), Batty Man (C4), Mock The Week (BBC2), The Royal Variety Show (ITV) and Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave). Visit www.radlettcentre.co.uk for tickets.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6

Wilstead Bowls Club hosts a fundraising event for the Bedford Hospital Cardiac Recovery Programme from 10am to 1pm. This event is a Cordate (Heart-shaped) Art Exhibition. Anyone who draws, paints, makes cards or creates anything artistic can donate their work. Call 01933 317836 for more information.

Members of Abbots Langley Gilbert & Sullivan Society present The Mikado at Watford Palace Theatre. Set in the bustling town of Titipu, Nanki-Poo is looking for Yum-Yum, Katisha is looking for Nanki-Poo, The Mikado is looking for Ko-Ko and Ko-Ko wants to cut Nanki-Poo’s head off. The plot twists and turns but everything turns out well in the end. Visit www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk or call 01923 225671 for tickets.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 7

The Grove Theatre, Dunstable, hosts auditions for its summer musical project, Beauty & The Beast Jr. For an application pack visit the Take Part section of the website at www.grovetheatre.co.uk or email groveeducation@1Life.co.uk.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 8

Much fêted author and all round music-lover Alan Titchmarsh along with pianist Richard Sisson have put together a programme of readings and music loosely based on matters horticultural for Luton’s Music On Mondays series at the Library Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15 for adults, (inc seniors), £8 for registered students/unemployed/disabled and free for under-18s in education. Call 01582 878100 to book.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 9

Poetry Writing workshop 8pm - 10pm at High Town Community Sports and Arts Centre, Concorde St, LU2 0JD. The workshop will be led by prize- winning poet Frances Wilson, who has run the regular Birchfield Writing Workshops in Hitchin for over 20 years. Entry free for first-time visitors to Toddington Poetry Society in Luton. Bring pens and notepads and be prepared to surprise yourself.

Following great reviews for their latest album Nordik, the Marco Marconi Trio play at The Stables, Wavendon at 8.45pm. Narko features many of Marco’s own compositions, carefully arranged for Trio and brought to life by established and highly respected jazz artists Enzo Zirilli on drums and Andrea Di Biase on double bass. The interplay between the trio members and the music they create totally draws the audience in, and offers listeners the chance to hear some of the finest jazz around on the scene today. Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Call 01908 280800 or visit www.stables.org to book.