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March 2019

March

23

Medea Electronica

Saturday, Saturday, March 23, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Pecho Mama presents Medea Electronica is a powerful and deeply moving gig-theatre retelling of the ancient Greek tragedy Medea, set in the technological turbulence of the 1980's. A heart stopping story of a family caught in the brutal throes of a marriage unravelling.


March

24

Music in the Museum: Two Clarinets

Sunday, Sunday, March 24, 2019
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, Luton

Sinfonia Verdi present A Classical music performance will take place in the stunning Drawing Room, surrounded by the museum's unique art collection and with spectacular views overlooking Wardown Park. Line Up: Stuart King and Massimo di Trolio - Clarinets Already a hit with Luton audiences, Stuart King and Massimo di Trolio are two virtuoso clarinetists who perform all over the world.


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March

25

circus of horrors

Monday, Monday, March 25, 2019
swan highwycombe, High Wycombe

Circus of Horrors is touring throughout the world with its latest & greatest show, featuring unbelievable sword swallowers, hairculian women swinging around the auditorium from her hair, demon dwarfs, strong man, whirlwind acrobats, flaming limbo, sensational sinister aerialists, knife throwing, cross & long bow wielding Bond like Diva's, twisted contortion & lots, lots more in this rock n' roller coaster of a show that is now celebrating 24 years on the road & performed to a rock soundscape & with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek. Imagine a fangtastic Rock Show with amazing light effects & set combined with an amalgamation of bizarre, dare devil & astounding Circus acts, accompanied by a rock n roll sound scape of mainly original songs & performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek.


March

29

The Comedy Club Luton - Live Comedy Night

Friday, Friday, March 29, 2019
Grosvenor Casino Luton, Luton

The Comedy Club Luton - Book A Live Comedy Show Friday 29th March 2019. 3 Top Stand Up Comedians All in One Show! The Comedy Club As Seen On Tv is one of the most recognised & respected names in the comedy Industry and over 23 years has worked across the UK and Abroad with the best of the best.


March

30

Make Mum a Cuppa at Eden

Saturday, Saturday, March 30, 2019
Eden Shopping Centre, High Wycombe

On Saturday 30th March, little ones are welcomed along to Eden Shopping Centre’s Kids Corner to make and take their very own cup ‘n’ saucers as a special gift for the number one lady in their lives. Whether it’s for a grandma, step-mum or a mum in a million, the craft workshops are open for all.


Oskar's Amazing Adventure

Saturday, Saturday, March 30, 2019
Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton

Fideri Fidera presents Fun-loving Oskar has to run down a mountain to find a friendly animal to play with. But where are the animals? And why does Oskar have to wait till spring to play his favourite game again? A heartwarming and entertaining play for young children and their families, full of good humour, adventure, music and song.


The International Dzhigitovka Show

Saturday, Saturday, March 30, 2019
Bury Farm Equestrian Village, Buckinghamshire

World Champion Cossack Riders - Superb horsemanship, spectacular skills and astounding performance horses..


March

31

Crackling Clay Badges

Sunday, Sunday, March 31, 2019
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden

Just like Hogwarts, Roald Dahl’s schools had their own badges and houses. Take a closer look at these, then create your own clay one to take home.


Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea at the Manor

Sunday, Sunday, March 31, 2019
Manor Restaurant, Waddesdon

Spend time together as a family this Mothering Sunday at our special Waddesdon sparkling afternoon tea served with a selection of delightful pastries, cakes and dainty savouries. Served in the Manor Restaurant.


April 2019

April

2

Tales for Tots

Tuesday, Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, Luton

Luton Culture presents Enter the museum before we open to public and step into a world of fantasy and imagination. Join our friendly museum staff for a special, cosy storytelling session in the museum's library.


April

4

Metamorphosis

Thursday, Thursday, April 4, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Beyond the Horizon presents “As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous insect.” Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka’s 1915 One morning, Gregor wakes up and doesn’t feel quite right.


April

5

Metamorphosis

Friday, Friday, April 5, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Beyond the Horizon presents “As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous insect.” Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka’s 1915 One morning, Gregor wakes up and doesn’t feel quite right.


Tom Stade: I Swear To...

Friday, Friday, April 5, 2019
Old Town Hall Theatre, Hemel Hempstead

Following last year’s smash-hit UK tour, the Canadian comedy legend is back on the road with a brand-new show. Welcome back to ‘I SWEAR TO…’ picking up just where he left off as an hour simply wasn’t long enough.


April

6

Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young

Saturday, Saturday, April 6, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

RLN Music presents Los Pacaminos play the very best in Tex Mex Border music from The Texas Tornadoes and Ry Cooder to Los Lobos and even Roy Orbsion. Los Pacaminos features Paul Young, Drew Barfield, Mark Pinder, Steve Greetham, Jamie Moses and Melvin Duffy (UK's premier pedal steel player) and promise a Tex Mex Party Night sure to get you up on your feet and dancing! Event website: www.


Quest for Carrots!

Saturday, Saturday, April 6, 2019
Odds Farm Park, High Wycombe

Join the “Quest for Carrots!” – a most unusual Easter Egg and Carrot Hunt – to earn a sweet treat. Plus, enjoy fun shows with the Oddsocks Family, in addition to Spring-themed arts, crafts and games.


Spring Fun

Saturday, Saturday, April 6, 2019
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon

Have fun with the kids this spring on one of our trails around the Waddesdon grounds, Wednesday to Sunday. With two routes to choose from, you’ll search for answers together as you explore Nature Tamed and Wild Nature.


Stargazing

Saturday, Saturday, April 6, 2019
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon

Join Wycombe Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing. Join Wycombe Astronomical Society (WAS) for an evening of stargazing.


The Little Grand Tour

Saturday, Saturday, April 6, 2019
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon

Just for children aged between 7 and 12 year old, enter the House before it opens to the public and see the beautiful detailed Dutch paintings in our Morning Room and discover the amazing portraits by Gainsborough and Reynolds. Waddesdon Manor is the first country house to welcome the Art Wizards- come and see our art in its original setting.


Waddesdon Spring Trails

Saturday, Saturday, April 6, 2019
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon

Go on a multi-sensory adventure with our Wild Nature trail. Feel, listen and smell your way around Miss Alice’s Drive with surprise sensory boxes around every corner! Discover mythological gods and goddesses with Mimi this spring, on our two nature trails.


What if? with Paul Lyalls

Saturday, Saturday, April 6, 2019
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden

What if you were given a magic book that helped you change your world? You’ll be tapping in to the big imagination centre of your brain and making up some poetic answers to this question, and other madcap ‘what ifs’. Event details Times: 12.


April

7

Matilda’s Phizz-whizzing Eye Tricks

Sunday, Sunday, April 7, 2019
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden

Make some crazy glasses and a kaleidoscope, all inspired by Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Matilda’s amazing eye power in the book was inspired by Roald Dahl’s fascination with the tricks that eyes could play.


Out of the Box

Sunday, Sunday, April 7, 2019
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, Luton

Every first Sunday of the month we will be revealing an item ‘out of the box’ from our collection. Each of the items we reveal will not have previously been on display.


April

8

NEW Easter Wizard of Oz

Monday, Monday, April 8, 2019
Mead Open Farm, Billington

From 8 – 22 April, enjoy a fabulous fun day out at Mead Open Farm’s NEW Easter Wizard of Oz! Join Dorothy and her friends Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow to follow the Yellow Brick Road through the magical land of Oz. Get set for an enchanting and immersive Easter adventure as together you defeat the Wicked Witch of the West by completing egg-citing Easter challenges.


Peter Pan & Captain Cook

Monday, Monday, April 8, 2019
Luton Central Library, Luton

Kick start your Easter Holidays' with Booster Cushion Theatre Company as they present a comical, interactive theatre show for families. Join our mysterious narrator tells us the tale of Peter Pan and his battle with his nemesis Captain Cook (known for his evil saucepans and dastardly cook-offs).


Wow! It's Night Time

Monday, Monday, April 8, 2019
Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton

Monday 8th: 11:30am & 3:00pm Tues 9th & Wed 10th: 10:30am & 2:30pm Where are all the owls? When the wind blows the leaves from our little owl's tree, you’ll soon see… The curious little owl is back at Stockwood, and this time she’s ready to discover the wonders of night-time, from the big, bright moon to the bats in the sky and the foxes deep in the forest. Little Angel’s production of Wow! Said the Owl enthralled young audiences throughout the country and Little Angel are delighted to now present there stunning adaptation of Tim Hopgood’s nocturnal sequel Wow! Its Night Time.


April

9

House Tour for Kids

Tuesday, Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, Luton

Join us for a brand new horrid-history style tour of Wardown House, discover the fun stories behind the house and explore the rooms in a new light. Age guidance: 8 -11 years (older children welcome at discretion of guardians) Guardian notice: Please drop children off at Dining Room and stay on site throughout the duration of the tour.


Pearl Power with Mel Elliott

Tuesday, Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden

Pearl is a swishwiffling strong character (much like our own Matilda!), and star of the beautiful Pearl Power books by Mel Elliott. Join Mel to discover how paper cut illustrations and rhyme helped her create Pearl and her amazing power, then try out some of your own.


April

10

Hipswitching Heroes

Wednesday, Wednesday, April 10, 2019
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden

You’ll find out how Roald Dahl created the story of Matilda, and see how the story changed dramatically over time, before dreaming-up your own hero with powers, tricks and enemies! You’ll get all your ideas down on paper and end up with a brilliant storyboard for your new tale. Event details Times: 10.


House Tour for Kids

Wednesday, Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, Luton

Join us for a brand new horrid-history style tour of Wardown House, discover the fun stories behind the house and explore the rooms in a new light. Age guidance: 8 -11 years (older children welcome at discretion of guardians) Guardian notice: Please drop children off at Dining Room and stay on site throughout the duration of the tour.


Photography School: Capturing Spring

Wednesday, Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon

Children can learn how to capture spring in a photograph on this one-day course. Sharp Shots Photo Club will be teaching a day of exciting, inspiring and fun photography for children aged 10-15.


April

11

Terrific Trunchpots

Thursday, Thursday, April 11, 2019
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden

Mould, shape and decorate your own version of Miss Trunchbull – the headmistress we all love to hate. Along the way you’ll find out more about the formidable teacher, and discover how and why Roald created such a baddie.


The Adventures of Pom

Thursday, Thursday, April 11, 2019
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, Luton

Yellow petals, singing birds, soft grass beneath your feet; welcome to Spring. And here is Pom; climber of trees, chaser of butterflies.


There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly

Thursday, Thursday, April 11, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Thur 11th: 2:00pm Fri 12th: 11:00am & 2:00pm Sat 13th: 11:00am Join the People's Theatre Company and discover why the Old Lady swallowed a fly as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams’ best selling book! This magical show has been written especially for grown ups to enjoy with their children, so come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales complete with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal characters and heart warming family fun. The songs in the show including If You're Happy and You know It, Incy Wincy Spider and many more.


April

12

Focus on Fashion

Friday, Friday, April 12, 2019
Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton

Luton Culture presents Take a journey through time and women's fashion. This special exhibition offers a unique opportunity to view our museums' rarely seen collection of ladies' costume, hand selected and curated by our own Museum Makers.


Heather Small: The Voice of M People

Friday, Friday, April 12, 2019
Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe

Heather Small “The Voice of M People” and former face of the music group and hugely successful house and pop band M People will be performing at Wycombe Swan for one night only!. Credited to over 11 million worldwide sales and with two Brit Awards and garnered a Mercury Music Prize Award and former headline act of Glastonbury.


April

13

Artisan Food Market

Saturday, Saturday, April 13, 2019
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon

Offering the very best in quality, fresh, seasonal produce all locally sourced. Our new Artisan Market aims to support local, small-scale, independent food producers.


Beaconsfield Cheese Makers Market

Saturday, Saturday, April 13, 2019
Beaconsfield Town Hall Green, Beaconsfield

Once a year Premier Cheese together with La Cave à Fromage, host the Cheese Makers Market where members of the public and professionals alike can see, taste and buy some of the wonderful cheeses produced in the United Kingdom and Europe. The Cheese Makers Market is the only event in the UK where you can meet so many cheese makers in one place, and try over 100 of their delicious cheeses.


Upfront Comedy

Saturday, Saturday, April 13, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Upfront Comedy presents No fools can be found in our April comedy line up with comedian turned Teletubby, John Simmit! John will introduce a hard-hitting, heavyweight line up, featuring alpha male Kane Brown, currently ripping holes in the comedy circuit's walls, running alongside Axel Blake, fresh from selling out London's O2 Indigo with his debut solo show; plus French, fierce and funny Arielle Souma, who’ll be adding female wit and intelligence to the jokey testosterone. Age guidance: 16+ Reviews 'The most enterprising black comedy promoters in the country' The Guardian .


April

14

Music in the Museum: Jazz

Sunday, Sunday, April 14, 2019
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, Luton

Jazzcotech presents A jazz music performance taking place in the stunning Drawing Room, surrounded by the museum's unique art collection and with spectacular views overlooking Wardown Park. Line Up Chris Maddock Quartet - Chris Maddock, Tobie Carpenter, Liam Dunachie and Ed Richardson Chris is a saxophonist, arranger and composer based in London, England.


April

15

The Princess and the Pea

Monday, Monday, April 15, 2019
Luton Central Library, Luton

11:30am & 2:00pm King Lentil Bentil and Queen Tomatina are worried that their son, Prince Pilchard, spends too much time on his computer and will never meet a Princess to marry. When Pilchards falls for the mysterious Olivia, the King and Queen’s fears are increased.


The Sand Dragon

Monday, Monday, April 15, 2019
Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton

11:30am & 2:30pm Edie and her daddy are excited as they set off on their holiday to the beach. They build a magnificant dragon statue out of sand! Later, whilst exploring Edie and her Daddy find a magical pebble that can grant you one wish.


April

16

House Tour for Kids

Tuesday, Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, Luton

Join us for a brand new horrid-history style tour of Wardown House, discover the fun stories behind the house and explore the rooms in a new light. Age guidance: 8 -11 years (older children welcome at discretion of guardians) Guardian notice: Please drop children off at Dining Room and stay on site throughout the duration of the tour.


April

17

A Dragon's Tale

Wednesday, Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton

11:30am & 2:30pm Foolishly John Lambton throws the strange googly eyed fish back into the river. But instead of swimming away, the funny looking fish begins to grow and grow until… it turns into an enormous, gigantic worm-like dragon! What has John done! Using an exciting mix of puppets and music, Paul Batten from Theatrix Arts performs this magical story based on the ancient legend of the Lambton Worm.


House Tour for Kids

Wednesday, Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, Luton

Join us for a brand new horrid-history style tour of Wardown House, discover the fun stories behind the house and explore the rooms in a new light. Age guidance: 8 -11 years (older children welcome at discretion of guardians) Guardian notice: Please drop children off at Dining Room and stay on site throughout the duration of the tour.


Shh...Bang

Wednesday, Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Peut Etre Theatre present A delicate, visual, non-verbal, dance-theatre performance for children and their adults, playfully exploring silence and noise. Two characters set out on a journey through a world filled with boings, wooshes, tick tocks and cacophony.


April

18

The Magical Library

Thursday, Thursday, April 18, 2019
Luton Central Library, Luton

The old shop librarian is just about to shut up the library at the end of a long day, when he comes across a magical ancient book that contains tales of amazing adventures. As he reads the stories, they come to life in the library! Follow Sinbad the Sailor as he embarks on his travels and encounters a whale, a giant bird and an ogre! Paul Batten of Theatrix Arts performs this magical story using puppets, changing scenery, music and sound effects.


April

19

Easter Egg Hunt

Friday, Friday, April 19, 2019
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon

We’re tracing nature through the ages at Waddesdon. What creatures used to live at Waddesdon? Can you help find their eggs? Starts and finishes at the North Front.


April

20

Housemouse: Lover Resurrection

Saturday, Saturday, April 20, 2019
The Court Theatre at Pendley, Tring

We are a not-for-profit collective of like minded people who are all about sharing the love of awesome electronic dance music. We aim to create a safe, sophisticated environment for grown up clubbers to release their inner Ibiza.


April

23

Paul Merton’s Impro Chums

Tuesday, Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe

Paul Merton , Lee Simpson , Richard Vranch , Suki Webster , Mike McShane and accompanist Kirsty Newton are back on the road in 2019 to visit some of their favourite parts of the UK with another evening of mind-blowing improvisation. “Merton's Chums are some of the most seasoned performers in this field and know just how to work the games, the suggestions and the audience for maximum effect.


April

25

Map Dance Spring Tour

Thursday, Thursday, April 25, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Mapdance is an established exciting company of young, dynamic dancers recruited nationally and internationally. Mapdance is jointly directed by Award Winner, Yael Flexer (Flexer & Sandiland) and Detta Howe.


April

26

The Comedy Bar

Friday, Friday, April 26, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Line up: Dylan Gott (Headliner) Blake AJ Ali Woods Kathryn Mather Joshua Massen Age guidance 16+.


April

27

(LOL) Ladies of Laughter with Noreen Khan

Saturday, Saturday, April 27, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Expect a night of non-stop laughter this April from top comedians Shazia Mirza, Esther Manito and Glenda Jaxson Age guidance: 16+ Customer notice: All acts are confirmed at time of booking. Occassionally acts may be replaced for reasons beyond our control.


April

28

Music in the Museum: Inspired by Back (Part 2)

Sunday, Sunday, April 28, 2019
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, Luton

Sinfonia Verdi presents A Classical music performance will take place in the stunning Drawing Room, surrounded by the museum's unique art collection and with spectacular views overlooking Wardown Park. Line Up: Sebastian Comberti - Cello - Inspired by Bach (Part 2) One of the UK's foremost cellists, Sebastian Comberti has been inspired by the music of Johann Sebastian Bach (particularly Bach’s remarkable and ground breaking Cello Suites) from a very young age.


May 2019

May

4

ANDREW MAXWELL SHOWTIME TOUR 2019

Saturday, Saturday, May 4, 2019
The Leadmill, Sheffield

Channelling the spirit of his breakthrough award-winning show ‘This is my Hour’ - ‘Showtime’ matches that burning sense of urgency that we deserve entertainment in the times we live in. If we've learned anything over the last year or two it's that you shouldn't take anything for granted.


May

5

Out of the Box

Sunday, Sunday, May 5, 2019
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, Luton

Every first Sunday of the month we will be revealing an item ‘out of the box’ from our collection. Each of the items we reveal will not have previously been on display.


May

6

Theodor Kern: Landscapes

Monday, Monday, May 6, 2019
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, Luton

Austrian born artist Theodor Kern (1900-1969), trained at the Viennese Academy of Fine Arts. Kern was a skilled artist, notable in a number of different styles.


May

7

Tales for Tots

Tuesday, Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, Luton

Enter the museum before we open to public and step into a world of fantasy and imagination. Join our friendly museum staff for a special, cosy storytelling session in the museum's library.


May

9

Kite

Thursday, Thursday, May 9, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

The Wrong Crowd in association with Soho Theatre present From acclaimed theatre company The Wrong Crowd, creators of inventive, playful and compelling new theatre (Snow White and the Happy Ever After Beauty Salon, Swanhunter, Hag, The Girl with the Iron Claws), Kite is a poignant love-song to the wind, freedom and the joy of play. Stuck in her Grandma’s obsessively tidy flat, a recently orphaned girl discovers a kite which comes to life and takes her on a wild adventure.


May

10

The Man Without a Past

Friday, Friday, May 10, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Presented by New Perspectives Theatre Written by Aki Kaurismäki Adapted for stage and directed by Jack McNamara One minute you know who you are. The next minute your mind's a blank slate.


May

11

Artisan Food Market

Saturday, Saturday, May 11, 2019
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon

Offering the very best in quality, fresh, seasonal produce all locally sourced. Our new Artisan Market aims to support local, small-scale, independent food producers.


Morgan & West’s Utterly Spectacular Magic Show

Saturday, Saturday, May 11, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, death defying, mind frying, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza! Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. Mixing brain boggling illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound! Fun for ages five to 105! Reviews “Hilarious and good for all ages”- Primary Times ★★★★ “hugely talented”- Daily Mirror ★★★★ “superbly crafted" – The Stage.


May

12

Duckie

Sunday, Sunday, May 12, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Family-friendly glamour and glitz take centre stage as critically-acclaimed cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat breaks out of his shell as Duckie, in his first work for children. Set in an animal circus, we join him on his search to find a tribe and be accepted.


Race for Life

Sunday, Sunday, May 12, 2019
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon

Sign up for Race for Life and run 5K in our beautiful grounds at Waddesdon Manor while raising much needed funds for Cancer Research UK at the same time. This is a 5K or everyone.


May

13

Tubular Bells For 2

Monday, Monday, May 13, 2019
Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe

Two blokes juggle over 20 instruments live on stage in a spellbinding performance. A multi-award winning sell-out hit at festivals around the world, Tubular Bells for Two returns.


May

14

Glisten

Tuesday, Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Meet a gentle character, who discovers through play the enjoyment and wonderment of a variety of sparkling and shining materials, uses small torches to make the material sparkle, introduces ambient colourful lights to create different moods and concludes by inviting his new baby friends and their carers to join him, playing with these materials. The play has a gentle soft disco soundtrack.


May

17

The Comedy Bar

Friday, Friday, May 17, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Join resident MC Jake Pickford for an evening of stand-up comedy from the nation's up and coming talent. Line up coming soon.


May

18

The Ronnie Scotts All Stars: Anniversary Concert

Saturday, Saturday, May 18, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

The Ronnie Scott's All Stars: The Ronnie Scott’s Story: 60th Anniversary Concert Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club and combining world class live jazz alongside rare archive photos and video footage, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, take you on a guided, musical tour of this music institution. Set amongst the dive bars and jazz jook joints of London’s Soho, we hear about the desperate hand-to-mouth finances of the early years and the frequent police raids.


May

20

Status

Monday, Monday, May 20, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

We all have a nationality. Or almost all of us.


May

25

Mentmore Arts Festival 2019

Saturday, Saturday, May 25, 2019
St Mary's Church, Leighton Buzzard

The 11th Mentmore Arts Festival will be held from Saturday 25th to Monday 27th May 2019 from 11.00 am to 5.


May

28

House Tour for Kids

Tuesday, Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, Luton

Join us for a brand new horrid-history style tour of Wardown House, discover the fun stories behind the house and explore the rooms in a new light. Age guidance: 8 -11 years (older children welcome at discretion of guardians) Guardian notice: Please drop children off at Dining Room and stay on site throughout the duration of the tour.


May

29

House Tour for Kids

Wednesday, Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, Luton

Join us for a brand new horrid-history style tour of Wardown House, discover the fun stories behind the house and explore the rooms in a new light. Age guidance: 8 -11 years (older children welcome at discretion of guardians) Guardian notice: Please drop children off at Dining Room and stay on site throughout the duration of the tour.


Treasure Island

Wednesday, Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

LP Creatives Ltd presents This child-friendly adaptation of 'Treasure Island' is a very funny, high energy, big, bold and bright show with crazy characters, all your favourite songs and a swashbuckling sensational story on the seven seas! From these highly experienced producers of children's theatre comes lots of laughter, plenty of adventure and a whole host of pirates brought to life by our intrepid crew in search of buried treasure! Joining Tom Beard as 'Long John Silver' are a host of stars from the world of children's television Callum Donnelly from CBeebies 'Justin's House and 'Cheeky Monkey TV' is the hilarious 'JezO' for a show perfect for children aged three and upwards. So jump aboard as we set sail for pirates, mermaids, monkeys and more blummin' pirates! Grab your booty and don't miss the boat.


May

31

The Noise Next Door: At Sea

Friday, Friday, May 31, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Join The Noise Next Door in May Half Term in Luton! The U.K’s premier improv comedy troupe, who have taken the comedy world by storm, are back and will once again be delighting family audiences with a shiny new family show - The Noise Next Door - At Sea The Noise Next Door bring an epic new show that’s fun for the whole family! Join the crazy crew for an adventure on the high seas as they need your help to chase down the fearsome Captain Bloodbeard.


The Noise Next Door: Remix

Friday, Friday, May 31, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

The undisputed masters of off-the-cuff comedy will transform audience suggestions into ferociously funny scenes and songs in the blink of an eye with a perfect blend of ludicrous characters, witty one-liners, and explosive physicality. ‘Remix’ will see the chaotic quartet change the game with their most creative, cutting edge and hilarious show yet.


June 2019

June

1

Birds Nest Billy

Saturday, Saturday, June 1, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Billy is a little boy with a big brother called Bo. They both have big hair.


Smirnoff Big Night Out: DJ Charlesy UK Tour

Saturday, Saturday, June 1, 2019
PRYZM, Watford, Watford

Smirnoff Big Night Out presents ;DJ Charlesy Tinie Tempah's official DJ, DJ Charlesy holds it down every Friday night in the mix-show on BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ! Charlesy has hosted sell-out parties in Dubai, curated the legendary Disturbing Ibiza and now brings the heat to ;Smirnoff’s Big Night Out! Watford's number 1 nightclub offering a unique VIP experience and all the best in entertainment. Get in contact with one of our sales team on: 01923 239 848 PRYZM: The club's main room is hosted by DJ Jamie G, featuring a brand new stage show, sound system and luxurious VIP booths including our seven new dancefloor booths.


Upfront Comedy

Saturday, Saturday, June 1, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Upfront Comedy returns with an evening of high class comedy, featuring rip roaring and side splitting laughs from some of the very best comedians on the scene. Kane Brown headlines, with 'she who dares' Miss Mo'Real and the Sheffield Sharpshooter Glazz Campbell Age guidance: 16+ (Possibility of adult content and bad language) Reviews 'The most enterprising black comedy promoters in the country' The Guardian .


June

2

Out of the Box

Sunday, Sunday, June 2, 2019
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, Luton

Every first Sunday of the month we will be revealing an item ‘out of the box’ from our collection. Each of the items we reveal will not have previously been on display.


June

4

Tales for Tots

Tuesday, Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, Luton

Enter the museum before we open to public and step into a world of fantasy and imagination. Join our friendly museum staff for a special, cosy storytelling session in the museum's library.


June

6

Utter! Lutonia

Thursday, Thursday, June 6, 2019
Luton Library Theatre Bar, Luton

UTTER! Spoken Word supported and co-produced by Luton Culture present An eclectic and ever-changing line-up of Spoken Word (and sometimes musical) talent from Luton, London and further afield. Age guidance: 16+ as content might have occasional swearing Doors: 7.


June

8

Artisan Food Market

Saturday, Saturday, June 8, 2019
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon

Offering the very best in quality, fresh, seasonal produce all locally sourced. Our new Artisan Market aims to support local, small-scale, independent food producers.


June

11

Does my Bomb look Big in This?

Tuesday, Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Luton Central Library, Luton

Tamasha presents Yasmin feels rage towards the city she used to call home, but Aisha sees a different London to her best friend. When Yasmin suddenly disappears into the arms of ISIS, Aisha must decide whether there is any truth or hope in Yasmin’s new-found world.


June

15

The Muslims are Coming

Saturday, Saturday, June 15, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Desi Central presents The Muslims Are Coming is a hilarious comedy show to celebrate the end of Ramadan & Eid. Join some of the UK's funniest acts for an evening of laughter.


TREASURE ISLAND

Saturday, Saturday, June 15, 2019
West Wycombe Park , Buckinghamshire

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company for this brand-new adaptation of everyone’s favourite swashbuckling pirate adventure: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. When he stumbles across a coveted treasure map, young Jim Hawkins finds himself on an epic adventure in the hope of finding Treasure Island.


June

19

Freeman

Wednesday, Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Winner of a Spirit of the Fringe Award and shortlisted for Amnesty International’s Freedom of Expression Award, Freeman is inspired by the first man in America to plead Insanity as his defence and sees writer Camilla Whitehill (Where Do Little Birds Go?) and Strictly Arts examine the unspoken link between mental health and systemic racism. Throughout time and across waters, from William Freeman to Sarah Reed, six true stories are threaded together and told through physical theatre, spoken word, gospel singing, shadow puppetry and more.


June

20

Freeman

Thursday, Thursday, June 20, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Winner of a Spirit of the Fringe Award and shortlisted for Amnesty International’s Freedom of Expression Award, Freeman is inspired by the first man in America to plead Insanity as his defence and sees writer Camilla Whitehill (Where Do Little Birds Go?) and Strictly Arts examine the unspoken link between mental health and systemic racism. Throughout time and across waters, from William Freeman to Sarah Reed, six true stories are threaded together and told through physical theatre, spoken word, gospel singing, shadow puppetry and more.


June

21

The Comedy Bar

Friday, Friday, June 21, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Join resident MC Jake Pickford for an evening of stand-up comedy from the nation's up and coming talent. Line up coming soon.


June

22

Inflatable 5k Obstacle Course Run

Saturday, Saturday, June 22, 2019
Hertfordshire County Showground, Hertfordshire

The Inflatable 5k is coming to St. Albans on the 22nd of June 2019! The UK’s best Inflatable obstacle course has got even bigger, bouncier and more incredible.


Sam Avery: The Learner Parent

Saturday, Saturday, June 22, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Bound and Gagged Comedy presents stand-up comedian, viral blogger and bestselling author Sam Avery (aka the Learner Parent) started his award-winning blog when his twin boys were born. A million nappies, Peppa Pig episodes and a head-full of hair loss later, he shares all the lows, highs and hilarious in-betweens of his experiences of first-time parenthood.


June

27

Al Murray - Landlord of Hope and Glory

Thursday, Thursday, June 27, 2019
Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe

Citizens of Hope and Glory! Our new tomorrow beckons. A new tomorrow that smells reassuringly of yesterday, but with WiFi.


July 2019

July

2

Tales for Tots

Tuesday, Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, Luton

Enter the museum before we open to public and step into a world of fantasy and imagination. Join our friendly museum staff for a special, cosy storytelling session in the museum's library.


July

6

Snow White, Rose Red, Bear Brown

Saturday, Saturday, July 6, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Widdershins Theatre presents Snow White and Rose Red – sisters, twins, best friends – have lived in the forest since they were Babes in the Wood. Brought up by their hardworking Mother to be kind, caring and forest fluent.


July

7

Out of the Box

Sunday, Sunday, July 7, 2019
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, Luton

Every first Sunday of the month we will be revealing an item ‘out of the box’ from our collection. Each of the items we reveal will not have previously been on display.


July

8

Circles in the Sand

Monday, Monday, July 8, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

Half Moon presents a Tam Tam Theatre production Slipping through your fingers Soft between your toes Grab it, drop it Where is it gone? With no words, and accompanied by an evocative soundtrack of world music, Circles in the Sand is an intimate, imaginative and captivating show, providing the perfect introduction to theatre for the very young. At the end of the performance, children are invited onto the stage to delight in the feel of the sand as it trickles between fingers and toes.


July

10

Recitals for Wrigglers

Wednesday, Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Luton Central Library, Luton

Enjoy two clever recitals featuring short programmes of classical music specially designed for babies and toddlers with violinist Louise Bevan and cellist Clea Friend. Toddlers can get as close as they like to the musicians to investigate how these lovely noises are being made.


July

13

Artisan Food Market

Saturday, Saturday, July 13, 2019
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon

Offering the very best in quality, fresh, seasonal produce all locally sourced. Our new Artisan Market aims to support local, small-scale, independent food producers.


Nextminster The Musical

Saturday, Saturday, July 13, 2019
Luton Library Theatre, Luton

NGYT’s Young Musical Theatre Company presents Set amidst a time of social unrest. Where those in charge are failing to address the hopes and needs of young people…the same young people who are powerless in their quest to find someone to represent them.


The Flying Bath

Saturday, Saturday, July 13, 2019
Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton

When everyone has left the house in the morning, the bath toys spring into action and head off on exciting adventures in their magical flying bath! From giving a muddy piglet a shower to putting out a fire for a frightened baboon, they have water at the ready for any emergency – as long as they’re home for the children’s bath time at the end of the day. This play is based on the original book The Flying Bath © Julia Donaldson and David Roberts 2014, published by Macmillan Children’s Books.


July

14

L'Etape UK 2019

Sunday, Sunday, July 14, 2019
Penn House Estate, Penn Street

L'Etape UK is the official Tour de France Sportive in the UK and the only chance to experience the true atmosphere of the Tour on your doorstep. This year's event will take on a new route, taking in quintessentially British cycling with challenging climbs, closed road sections and stunning scenery in the heart of the home counties.


The Flying Bath

Sunday, Sunday, July 14, 2019
Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton

When everyone has left the house in the morning, the bath toys spring into action and head off on exciting adventures in their magical flying bath! From giving a muddy piglet a shower to putting out a fire for a frightened baboon, they have water at the ready for any emergency – as long as they’re home for the children’s bath time at the end of the day. This play is based on the original book The Flying Bath © Julia Donaldson and David Roberts 2014, published by Macmillan Children’s Books.


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