What’s on where around Luton: listings, July 22 edition

Hot on the heels of Il Divo and Collabro, Brit-award-winning harmonisers Blake are back 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. They perform at The Stables, Wavendon on Friday  August 21 at 8pm. Tickets: �25.  Call  01908 280800 or visit www.stables.org
Hot on the heels of Il Divo and Collabro, Brit-award-winning harmonisers Blake are back 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. They perform at The Stables, Wavendon on Friday August 21 at 8pm. Tickets: �25. Call 01908 280800 or visit www.stables.org

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.

WEDNESDAY JULY 22

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.

Soak yourself in a deal sealed in blood with The Merchant of Venice at 7pm at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable. Antonio, the Merchant of Venice, graciously loans three thousand ducats to his friend Bassanio in order to assist him wooing the wealthy and beautiful Portia. With money tied up in business ventures that depend on ships at sea, Antonio decides to borrow money from Shylock, a moneylender. Failure to repay the loan by the agreed deadline will result in an excruciatingly painful fee: Antonio must give Shylock a pound of flesh. The Royal Shakespeare Company brings this masterpiece to life in a live broadcast. Tickets are £15 with discounts available for Friends of the Grove Theatre and concessions. For more information or to book tickets, call Box Office on 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk.

FRIDAY JULY 24

Join the Basement Gaming Club at The Hat Factory, Luton for a new fantasy games night, to be held every Friday on the second floor of The Hat Factory.

A variety of gaming tables including Magic the Gathering, Games Workshop (40k, Bloodbowl, etc) and more.

Bring your own refreshments.

If you would like to book a gaming table please contact ian.jarrett@lutonculture.com.

There will be tournaments and leagues with prizes, so come along have fun and happy gaming. Age 18+. Entry £1.

Open mic and jamming night. Every Friday night from 8.30pm. An opportunity to show your talents. Bring your own instruments. St Vincents Social Centre, Houghton Regis.

Laugh-out-loud ventriloquist act Steve Hewlett takes to the stage at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable at 7.30pm. Steve rose to fame in 2013 when he appeared on ITV’s hit show Britain’s Got Talent. His charisma, razor-sharp wit and dialogue with his puppets quickly secured him a place as one of the nation’s favourite variety performers. Tickets are £15 with discounts available for concessions. Purchase your tickets by calling the Box Office on 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk

Mick Ralph helped invent glam rock with Mott The Hoople. Then he helped invented blues-rock with Bad Company. He’s still in Mott The Hoople and Bad Company and in between sold-out world tours, he explores his blues and r‘n’b roots with the Mick Ralph’s Blues Band. So, if you yearn for that peculiarly British shuffle, catch Mick at The Stables, Wavendon at 8pm. Tickets cost £20. Call 01908 280800 or visit www.stables.org

SATURDAY JULY 25

Shamima’s Mehendi Workshop every Saturday 1pm to 3pm. Learn how to create your own beautiful mehendi style artwork in acrylics on various surfaces such as card, canvases, boxes, phone covers. www.shamimasmehendi.webs.com

Broom hosts Broomstock at The Cock, 23 High Street, with beers, ciders and live music.

SUNDAY JULY 26

Broom hosts Broomstock at The Cock, 23 High Street, with beers, ciders and live music.

MONDAY JULY 27

ACT Company presents a new version of Les Miserables at the Little Theatre, Dunstable. See page 26 for details.

TUESDAY JULY 28

ACT Company presents a new version of Les Miserables at the Little Theatre, Dunstable. See page 26 for details.

Bingo night, every Tuesday evening from 7.30pm. St Vincents Social Centre, Houghton Regis.Great Prizes to be won.

WEDNESDAY JULY 29

ACT Company presents a new version of Les Miserables at the Little Theatre, Dunstable. See page 26 for details.

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.

Vivo D’Arte’s production of the beloved musical Oliver! comes to the Watford Palace Theatre. Oliver! is the well-known Dickensian rag-to-riches tale of a young orphan boy who experiences Victorian London in both its wonder and its hidden world of thieves and villains. Tickets are available to book online at www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01923 225671. With a host of characters such as Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sykes and Mr Bumble, ‘OLIVER!’ is the perfect treat for all ages. Vivo D’Arte is a theatre arts organisation which champions young performers, especially those from under-privileged backgrounds. Both previous alumni and current performers from the company have graduated from many leading music conservatoires, drama schools and performing institutions. Formed in 2012, Vivo D’Arte has grown very quickly following a string of successful productions. Tickets are available to book online at www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01923 225671.

THURSDAY JULY 30

Vivo D’Arte’s production of the beloved musical Oliver! comes to the Watford Palace Theatre. Oliver! is the well-known Dickensian rag-to-riches tale of a young orphan boy who experiences Victorian London in both its wonder and its hidden world of thieves and villains. Tickets are available to book online at www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01923 225671. See entry under July 29 for further details.

ACT Company presents a new version of Les Miserables at the Little Theatre, Dunstable. See page 26 for details.

FRIDAY JULY 31

Vivo D’Arte’s production of the beloved musical Oliver! comes to the Watford Palace Theatre. Oliver! is the well-known Dickensian rag-to-riches tale of a young orphan boy who experiences Victorian London in both its wonder and its hidden world of thieves and villains. Tickets are available to book online at www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01923 225671. See entry under July 29 for further details.

ACT Company presents a new version of Les Miserables at the Little Theatre, Dunstable. See page 26 for details.

SATURDAY JULY 30

Vivo D’Arte’s production of the beloved musical Oliver! comes to the Watford Palace Theatre. Oliver! is the well-known Dickensian rag-to-riches tale of a young orphan boy who experiences Victorian London in both its wonder and its hidden world of thieves and villains. Tickets are available to book online at www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01923 225671. See entry under July 29 for further details.

ACT Company presents a new version of Les Miserables at the Little Theatre, Dunstable. See page 26 for details.