What’s on where around Luton and Dunstable: listings, October 28 edition

Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Luton over the coming week. Please email [email protected] with details of your events at least a week before the edition in which you’d like them to appear.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 28th October 2015, 6:30 am
What's On
What's On


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.

01908 280800 and via www.stables.org.

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

With his first stand-up tour in four years, the ‘punslinger’ Tim Vine returns to the Grove Theatre, Dunstable with lots of new jokes, silly songs and twitch dancing. Suitable for ages 12 and above. Call 01582 60 20 80 (opt 7) or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.

Stellar rock musician and E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren will be kicking off his UK tour, performing at The Stables in Wavendon. Nils will be joined for an acoustic set by multi-instrumentalist Greg Varlotta. Expect classic Lofgrenfavorites like Shine Silently, I Came to Dance, Keith Don’t Go and many others from his vast back catalogue. Call 01908 280 800 to book.


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.

Prepare for a nostalgia party with That’ll Be The Day. The nation’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety show has been touring for 30 years and the birthday party is coming to the Grove Theatre, Dunstable at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £25. Call 01582 60 20 80 (opt 7) or visit www.grove

theatre.co.uk to book.

The Story Of Guitar Heroes is a live concert style ‘rockumentary’ paying homage to some of the greatest guitar heroes of all time. The show, at Watford Colosseum, takes audiences on a journey through the decades from the first legends of the rock ‘n’ roll era,. Phil Walker and his band accurately recreate the sound and ambiance of heroes such as Eddie Cochran, Hank Marvin, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Brian May, Slash, Joe Satriani and many more. Tickets cost from £17.50, plus fees. Call 01923 571 102 to book.


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 Drifters: The Rebranded Tour comes to the Grove Theatre, Dunstable at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £26, £25 or £24. Call 01582 60 20 80 (opt 7) or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.

The Tom Robinson Band play at Harpenden Public Halls at 7.30pm. In recent years he’s become known as a champion of independent musicians. Tickets cost £20. Call 01582 767525 to book.

Dave Gorman, the innovative comedy mind behind Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure is back at Watford Colosseum with a brand new live show that promises more of his unique blend of stand-up comedy and visual story telling as Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point - the PowerPoint. Tickets cost £25 plus fees. Visit www.watfordcolosseum.co.uk or call 0845 075 3993 to book.


Described as “like a young Billie Holiday gate-crashing a Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones recording session”, with a sound that “wouldn’t be out of place in a speakeasy or the Left Bank”, Mo Polaine’s Great Decline play at the Bear Club, Luton. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets cost £5 and £4 on the door.

Diwali Utsav, a Diwali Variety Show with dinner and a dance, will be held at the Chiltern Hotel in Luton. The organisers promise a fun-filled family evening with Bollywood singers, dancers, magician and a belly dancer. Adult tickets cost £27. Call 07944 490555 for tickets.

Popular and atmospheric walks led by the Dunstable Town Tour Guides with tales of ghostly goings-on will be held. At 5pm is a Family Ghost Walk – dress up in your scariest Halloween outfit and enjoy the spooky fun.

Further walks take place at 6.30pm and 8pm. Tickets cost £5 and need to be booked from Priory House Heritage Centre, 33 High Street South, Dunstable. Call 01582 891420.


The Big Band with Five Star Swing perform at Harpenden Public Halls at 7.30pm. Full-price tickets cost £16.

The The show features songs from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie and Ella

Fitzgerald. Call 01582 767525 to book.


The Music on Mondays series continues at Luton Library Theatre at 7.30pm with the Zelkova String Quartet. The programme comprises Beethoven String Quartet in G, Op 18 No 2, Edmund Rubbra String Quartet No 4, Op 150, and Brahms String Quartet No 2 in A minor, Op 51. Full-price tickets cost £15. Call 01582 878100 to book or buy on the concert door.

Ample free parking indoors in the Mall car park after 6pm.

Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy Absent Friends is on at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable at 7.30pm. Wealthy, unfulfilled housewife Diana arranges a gathering of old friends to cheer up bereaved Colin, whose fiancée drowned two months earlier. Preparations for the tea party spark tensions and open old wounds. As jealousies surface, an unexpectedly cheerful Colin strolls into the mayhem.

Tickets cost from £13. Call 01582 60 20 80 (opt 7) or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.


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 on from 6pm to 7pm at 102 Hitchin Road, Luton. Tel: 01582 720447.

Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy Absent Friends is on at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost from £13. Call 01582 60 20 80 (opt 7) or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book.