Ten of the best things to do in and around Luton and Dunstable in the next seven days

From a celebration of the British Isles to stars of street dance, there's plenty to enjoy...

Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 2:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 2:35 pm
Flawless are coming to Dunstable

1 THEATRENeil Oliver: The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places, Grove Theatre, Dunstable, November 1The remarkable tale of the British Isles will be told by the acclaimed historical broadcaster. Neil Oliver, an archaeologist, historian, author and presenter of the TV series Coast, will be sharing his love of Great Britain with his new show. Details: grovetheatre.co.uk

2 THEATREThe Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Luton Library Theatre, November 2‘The man of many characters’, actor Neil Gore presents an Edwardian Magic Show with Magic Lantern and projected animation, with political conjuring tricks and live music and song, as the audience meets the famous characters from the book.Details: lutonculture.com

3 FAMILY THEATREFull of Beans, Lewsey Library, November 3Bedfordshire-based Full House Theatre presents a fairytale adventure with a difference – all about how Jack’s beans got their magic. The show is a taster of what’s to come in Luton Library Theatre’s festive family show, Jack and The Beanstalk Details: lutonculture.com

4 DANCEFlawless: Chase the Dream - The Reboot, Grove Theatre, Dunstable, November 2Following their world tour, Flawless are back in the UK performing even bigger routines than ever before. Stars of the smash-hit movies Street Dance 3D 1 and 2 and two-time winners of the World Dance Championships, Flawless came to the fore on TV’s Britain’s Got Talent a few years ago and their popularity has continued to rise ever since.Details: grovetheatre.co.uk

5 MUSICFrankly Sinatra, Grove Theatre, Dunstable, November 3Direct from Las Vegas, the music of Frank Sinatra is brought to life once again. Featuring the swing, the swagger and the velvet vocals of Frank Sinatra in concert, enjoy an evening with world renowned vocalist David Alacey. Details: grovetheatre.co.uk

6 MUSICThe Legends of American Country, Grove Theatre, Dunstable, November 6The show showcases highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette and Kenny Rogers plus new tributes to greats George Jones, Charley Pride, Patsy Cline, Glen Campbell and Don Williams. Details: grovetheatre.co.uk

7 MUSICStraight No Chaser, Bear Club. Luton, November 2The great Thelonious Monk was always happy when he heard other bands playing his music. Straight No Chaser celebrates this by playing concerts featuring compositions by the legendary pianist.Details: the-bear.club

8 MUSICSunsinger, Rebecca De Winter and Buzzard Lope, Bear Club, Luton, November 3Bedfordshire talent comes to the fore in this triple-bill. Sunsinger is a songwriter hailing from Bedfordshire, expect alt-country, folk and Americana-tinged songs with a hint of pop. Rebecca De Winter’s delightful repertoire features new material and songs about books, campanologists, French boats, seagulls and more, while Buzzard Lope are an alternative trio ploughing the raucous and melancholic furrows of Tom Waits and Elliott Smith.Details: the-bear.club

9 MUSICUncle Funk and the Boogie Wonderband, Toddington Village Hall, November 3Decked out in outrageous costumes that would have raised eyebrows in the ‘70s, the band play what they describe as the “Greatest Hits Of Disco Volume 1”. They’re regulars at Glastonbury and have played to more than 100,000 people already so far this year at festivals.Details: www.wegottickets.com

10 MUSICMusic on Mondays, Bear Club, Luton, November 5Luton Music Club welcomes a celebrated violin, cello and piano trio from Switzerland. Each artist is an impressive soloist in their own right who also plays in other ensembles. Hana Kotková is a violinist, Claude Hauri plays cello and Corrado Greco is a pianist. They have played internationally and on Monday will perform works by Haydn, DvoÅ™ák and Ravel. The three works featured all include folk influences from Romany, Czech and Basque traditions.Details: www.lutonmusic.org.uk