What’s on where around Luton: listings, November 25 edition

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 NOVEMBER 25

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 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.

Noel Coward’s comedy Private Lives comes to the Little Theatre, Dunstable. The timeless sexy farce is a riotous examination of love, marriage and never quite getting over ‘the one’. Call 07940 105864, emaildunstablerepboxoffice@gmail.com or visit www.littletheatre.org.uk for more information or to book tickets.

St Petersburg Classic Ballet has won plaudits across Russia, Scandinavia and the United States – and Watford Colosseum audiences now have the opportunity to experience their artistry with their production of The Nutcracker. Call 01923 571102 to book.

If you’re looking for a girl’s night out, look no further than The Dreamboys, who bring their show to the Grove Theatre, Dunstable, at 7.30pm. An action packed show from start to finish, these boys promise to have you begging for more. Tickets: £23.50. Age 18+. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 26

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.

Creative Art Evening at Arttrend, Arundel Road, Luton, LU4 8DJ from 7pm to 9.30pm. Call 07794 987796 for more details.

Jackson Live in Concert at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable. Ben’s portrayal of Michael Jackson in his prime has been described as “the most vocally and visually accurate tribute to the King of Pop to have ever toured UK theatres”. Ben is joined on the stage by his band and dancers who work their way through all the hits. The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets: £20 or £17. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.

Noel Coward’s comedy Private Lives comes to the Little Theatre, Dunstable. The timeless sexy farce is a riotous examination of love, marriage and never quite getting over ‘the one’. Call 07940 105864, emaildunstablerepboxoffice@gmail.com or visit www.littletheatre.org.uk for more information or to book tickets.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27

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.

Celebrating the centenary of the greatest singer of the 20th century, world’s number one Sinatra, Stephen Triffitt, comes to the Grove Theatre, Dunstable, at 8pm. Three seasons at the Sands, the original Ol’ Blue Eyes in the West End, sold out the Palladium with his solo spectacular. Tickets: £25. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.

Noel Coward’s comedy Private Lives comes to the Little Theatre, Dunstable. The timeless sexy farce is a riotous examination of love, marriage and never quite getting over ‘the one’. Call 07940 105864, emaildunstablerepboxoffice@gmail.com or visit www.littletheatre.org.uk for more information or to book tickets.

The band From The Jam, featuring original The Jam bass player Bruce Foxton and guitarist/vocalist Russell Hastings, will play the album Sound Affects in its entirety live at the Centre for Carnival Arts, Luton. Expect a selection of hits and album tracks from The Jam’s back catalogue and songs from Bruce Foxton’s own solo career. Tickets cost £20 in advance. Visit seetickets.com or buy in person from Vinyl Revelations, Luton.

Eleven talented artists and makers show a mix of hand-crafted, high quality artwork at Town Farm, Cheddington, from 10am to 4pm. Paintings, illustration, illuminations, ceramics, woodcraft, woodcarving, Egyptian quilts and jewellery, plus willow weaving and sculpture in the garden. Mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas cake in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care. Visit www.townfarmartshow.blogspot.com for more. Please park in High Street.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 28

Let’s Hang On returns to the Grove Theatre, Dunstable, to take you on a musical journey through the history of one of the most successful bands of all time – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. The show starts at 7.30pm. 
Tickets: £23.50 or £21.50. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.

Noel Coward’s comedy Private Lives comes to the Little Theatre, Dunstable. The timeless sexy farce is a riotous examination of love, marriage and never quite getting over ‘the one’. Call 07940 105864, emaildunstablerepboxoffice@gmail.com or visit www.littletheatre.org.uk for more information or to book tickets.

Celebrate Christmas at Wardown Park Museum from 11am to 4pm with children’s rides, arts and crafts, a Choirs Aloud competition and the chance to visit Santa. Entry is free with a charge for some activities. A visit to Santa is £5 (includes a gift) and booking is advisable. Call 01582 546722 to book a Santa visit. Visit www.lutonculture.com for more information.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29

Join the Salvation Army for their annual carol concert at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable, at 6pm. The evening will feature Salvation Army members and children from two local schools offering music, drama and dance. Profits from the show go to local charities. 
Tickets: adults £10, under-16s £5. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.

‘From Darkness to Light’ –words and music for Advent, by candlelight, in the 13th century Priory Church of St Peter, Dunstable, 6.30pm. Entrance free.

MONDAY NOVEMBER 30

The Music on Mondays series continues at Luton Library Theatre at 7.30pm with the Britten Oboe Quartet playing a programme of Mozart, Elizabeth Lutyens and Rutland Boughton. The concert includes the world première of a piece from composers Colin Hazel and Peter Whittle. Adult £15 (inc seniors), students/unemployed/disabled £8, under 18s in education free. Call 01582 878100 to book or buy tickets on the concert door. Ample parking indoors in the Mall car park after 6pm.

TUESDAY DECEMBER 1

Luton Irish Forum’s Irish classes for beginners are for those who have had little or no contact with the language previously. The classes will introduce the learner to simple conversation and familiarise them with basic aspects of Irish grammar from 6pm to 7pm at 102 Hitchin Road, Luton. Tel: 01582 720447.

TV and radio comedian Josh Widdecombe comes to the Grove Theatre, Dunstable, at 8pm. Since he’s been away from stand-up, Josh has been working hard on other things but don’t worry; in his spare time he’s found a lot of things to get annoyed about. Now, he has a chance to talk about all these things on stage. Tickets: £16.50. Age 14+. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 2

For those with an interest in mediumship, the name of Tony Stockwell will certainly need no introduction. Tony has been working tirelessly for over 25 years to demonstrate his belief that those who have passed on can communicate with their loved ones. He appears at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable, at 7.30pm. Tickets: £21.50. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.