What’s on where around Luton: listings, January 6 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 JANUARY 6

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.

THURSDAY JANUARY 7

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. Tel: 01582 720447.

The Griffin Players present two shows at the Riverside Theatre, Venue 360, Gypsy Lane, Luton. Jack and the Beanstalk tells the well-loved story of the humble farmer’s boy who overcomes all the odds and defeats the Giant – but with a modern twist. Meanwhile, Dick Whittington is a risqué production featuring musical numbers, adult humour and a rocking house band. Tickets for both productions can be booked at the player’s website www.griffinplayers.co.uk or by calling the box office on 07906 075455.

Milton Keynes City Orchestra perform at The Venue, Milton Keynes at 7.30pm, conducted by Damian Iorio. They will play works by Rossini, Mendelssohn and Schubert. Tickets cost £10 to £22. Visit www.mkco.org to book.

Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece Jane Eyre is brought to life in an encore broadcast from the National Theatre’s co-production with Bristol Old Vic, screened at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable. From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart. It starts at 7pm. Tickets cost £15. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.

FRIDAY JANUARY 8

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.

The Griffin Players present two shows at the Riverside Theatre, Venue 360, Gypsy Lane, Luton. Jack and the Beanstalk tells the well-loved story of the humble farmer’s boy who overcomes all the odds and defeats the Giant – but with a modern twist. Meanwhile, Dick Whittington is a risqué production featuring musical numbers, adult humour and a rocking house band. Tickets for both productions can be booked at the player’s website www.griffinplayers.co.uk or by calling the box office on 07906 075455.

SATURDAY JANUARY 9

The Griffin Players present two shows at the Riverside Theatre, Venue 360, Gypsy Lane, Luton. Jack and the Beanstalk tells the well-loved story of the humble farmer’s boy who overcomes all the odds and defeats the Giant – but with a modern twist. Meanwhile, Dick Whittington is a risqué production featuring musical numbers, adult humour and a rocking house band. Tickets for both productions can be booked at the player’s website www.griffinplayers.co.uk or by calling the box office on 07906 075455.

One of Europe’s top soul revues comes to the Stables, Wavendon at 8pm. Backed by a powerhouse band that includes a mighty brass section, the cast of Signed, Sealed, Delivered perform numbers including Reach Out I’ll Be There, Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. The show takes audiences on a journey celebrating the music of Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Temptations and The Supremes as well as many others who defined the soul era. Tickets cost £25. Call 01908 280800 or visit www.stables.org to book.

For the first time, Adam Wakeman (Black Sabbath) and Damian Wilson are embark on a duo acoustic tour, featuring Damian (Threshold, Headspace) on vocals and acoustic guitar and Adam on piano, vocals and acoustic guitar. They’ll be at The Stables, Wavendon, at 8.45pm, playing songs from their individual back catalogues and artists they have worked with, along with tracks from their new album, intertwined with stories and memories from their extensive touring careers, this is a show not to be missed. Tickets: £12.50. Call 01908 280800 or visit www.stables.org to book.

SUNDAY JANUARY 10

The Pulloxhill Players present Sinbad The 8th Voyage, written by Bob Hammond. It’s being held in the Church Hall, Pulloxhill.Tickets cost £6 with concessions £4 for children at the matinee. Call 01525 751403 or 713612 to book.

The Griffin Players present two shows at the Riverside Theatre, Venue 360, Gypsy Lane, Luton. Jack and the Beanstalk tells the well-loved story of the humble farmer’s boy who overcomes all the odds and defeats the Giant – but with a modern twist. Meanwhile, Dick Whittington is a risqué production featuring musical numbers, adult humour and a rocking house band. Tickets for both productions can be booked at the player’s website www.griffinplayers.co.uk or by calling the box office on 07906 075455.

George Balanchine’s The Nutracker has an encore screening broadcast from the David H. Koch Theatre, New York, to the Grove Theatre, Dunstable, at 2pm. Tchaikovsky’s beloved melodies transport the young and young at heart to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a battalion of toy soldiers, and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets.

Tickets cost £10. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.

MONDAY JANUARY 11

The Griffin Players present two shows at the Riverside Theatre, Venue 360, Gypsy Lane, Luton. Jack and the Beanstalk tells the well-loved story of the humble farmer’s boy who overcomes all the odds and defeats the Giant – but with a modern twist. Meanwhile, Dick Whittington is a risqué production featuring musical numbers, adult humour and a rocking house band.

Tickets for both productions can be booked at the player’s website www.griffinplayers.co.uk or by calling the box office on 07906 075455.

FRIDAY JANUARY 15

The Pulloxhill Players present Sinbad The 8th Voyage, written by Bob Hammond. It’s being held in the Church Hall, Pulloxhill.Tickets cost £6 with concessions £4 for children at the matinee. Call 01525 751403 or 713612 to book.

SATURDAY JANUARY 16

The Pulloxhill Players present Sinbad The 8th Voyage, written by Bob Hammond. It’s being held in the Church Hall, Pulloxhill.Tickets cost £6 with concessions £4 for children at the matinee. Call 01525 751403 or 713612 to book.

THURSDAY JANUARY 21

Barnstormers Stand-Up Comedy Night at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable from 8pm. Three top comedians from the London circuit, including regulars from The Comedy and Jongleurs, deliver a slice of comedy. Tickets cost £12.50 in advance or £15 on the door. Over-18s only. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.