Wawel Dance Troup

We rehearse every Friday between 8pm and 9.45pm at the Polish Parish Club in Victoria Street, Dunstable, under the leadership of Basia Fryc, who has been running the troupe since 1997. New members are always welcome. If you would like to join, please telephone Basia for details on (01582) 650316, or the Parish Club on (01582) 663241 on Friday...

White Eagles

A Polish football club based in Bedford. Training at Hillgrounds (Kempston) is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 17:30. Training at the Hockey Centre in Queens park are on Wednesdays at 19:00. For more information or if you are interested in joining please call 07999522817, or e-mail whiteeaglespfc@wp.pl

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Rosalyn House Nursing Home would like to employ qualified (RGN or RMN) nurses from Ireland. They are based in King Street, Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire LU5 5TT. Please contact Administration Manager Chris Forber on: Tel: 01582 896600 Email: admin@rosalynhouse.co.uk

Luton

Luton is the largest town in Bedfordshire, and is surrounded by the beautiful north Chiltern Hills. It has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe, and lies just 50km north of London – the capital is only a 30 minute train journey away. The town is home to Luton Town Football Club, London Luton Airport, The University of Bedfordshire and Luton Carnival which is the largest one-day carnival in Europe. Luton was for many years famous for hat-making, and was also home to a large Vauxhall Motors factory; the head office of Vauxhall Motors is still situated in the Town. Luton boasts a wide collection of pubs, clubs and restaurants as well as the Galaxy Leisure complex, which offers an several restaurants, an 11-screen cinema, 16 bowling lanes, a trampoline park, an arcade and much more. According to the 2011 Census, Luton has the highest percentage of Irish living outside of London. 6,126 [3%] of Luton residents ticked the Irish box, whilst just over 195 [0.1%] ticked the Irish Traveller box. This is not a true reflection as the majority of second and third generation did not tick the Irish box in the Census. Luton’s culture continues to expand, and as reported by the Office of National Statistics, Luton has the most Polish-speakers in the East of England with 8,006 (4.1% of the population) and is ranked 5th in England and Wales (1st is Ealing, 2nd is Slough). Luton is a vibrant multi-cultural town with a warm heart that has welcomed generations of new people who have made their home here. People continue to bring their interesting histories to make Luton what it is today.    See Also:   – Places of Interest ...

High Town Festival

The High Town Festival has been running in the heart of Luton since 2013. Each year is a bigger and better flavour of the community and a great buzz for everyone in and around the area. High Town Road promises e a stunning and diverse line-up of Luton musicians on the main stage, including bands Exit Black and The Knockouts, Luton Sixth Form performing the hits of Queen, the Luton Youth Jazz Orchestra, plus jazz duo Konni Deppe and Martin Slade. There are also be a range of activities for children, such as rides and games, with St Matthews Primary School hosting a ‘community sports’ event. You can stop for a snack at the shops on High Town Road or the food vans lining the street, and where there will be plenty of local crafts and community stalls too. It all starts with a parade of schoolchildren in their Carnival costumes down High Town Road, led by the Luton Irish Forum Emerald Pipe Band, and the fun goes on. To round off the weekend,  churches in the area get together for a collective act of worship at Hope Church Luton on Villa Road. An estimated 2,000 people came to the High Town Festival last year (2015)....