Luton Mela

  The history of Mela is a long and colourful one. Originating from South Asia, the word ‘Mela’ traditionally comes from the Sanskrit ‘To Meet’. Mela’s were an opportunity for families and communities to come together to celebrate religious, cultural or artistic events. A Mela meaning ‘festival’ beautifully describes an exciting summer outdoor event with an emphasis on cultural and artistic programme. They feature a mix of music, food, and information as well as all the fun of the fair. Mela’s are an excellent opportunity for the whole community to come together and celebrate irrespective of ethnic background. They provide a crucial link with the community and offer organization a valuable opportunity to target a captive audience. The first Luton mela took place in August 2000 and has developed into one of the most significant and well attended south Asian cultural events in the eastern region. As well as exceptional entertainment (with both local, international and national artists), a showcase for the diverse communities of the town. The event also features a popular variety marquee. A children’s zone with fun activities, art, crafts, a variety of stalls and a vast array of food all of which attracted 40,000 attendees in 2015 The Luton Mela is organised by a group of local volunteers whose aim is to bring harmony within the community through arts. To find out more about this years’ festival visit The Luton Mela Website...

Luton’s St Patrick’s Festival

First held in Luton in 2000, the Parade and other events have become one of the leading attractions of the Luton cultural calendar; bringing Irish music, dance and drama to the streets and entertainment venues of Luton to thousands of spectators. For more information, visit: Luton Irish Forum Website Last years’ festival...

St. Vincent’s

A Gaelic Football Club for underage only based in South Luton. Training is Wednesday evenings at Stockwood Park, Luton LU1 3RN from 7-9pm. The season runs from April to October. Willie Joyce 8 Redferns Court Luton LU1 5QP Tel: 07735 608 363 Email: williejyc@yahoo.com Facebook: Luton GAA St Vincents GFC Web:...

St. Dympnas

Gaelic football club for senior and underage teams. Underage starts at the age of 6 to 16. Over 16s can join the senior team. Girls can play and train with the boys teams up until the age of 12. Underage training starts early March at St Joseph’s Catholic Junior School, Gardenia Avenue, Luton LU3 2NS. Games are played from March onwards. The senior team starts training mid February in Sundon Park, Luton LU3 and the senior season starts around end of March. Gerry Naughton 66 Woodside Road Lower Woodside Luton LU1 4DQ Tel: 07980 878 743 Email: g.naughton125@btinternet.com Facebook: St Dympnas GFC Web:...

Claddagh Gaels

  Ladies Gaelic Football club for girls and ladies aged 12+ based in Luton and affiliated to the Warwickshire League. Indoor circuit training is on in Denbigh College on Wednesday nights 8pm – 9pm and football training at Sundon Park, Saturday mornings at 10.30am. This will change on 31st March to Monday and Wednesday evenings at Sundon Park for football training. All abilities and nationalities welcome!  Tel: Theresa – 07852142705 Website: www.claddaghgaels.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/claddaghgaels.lgfc Twitter: @CladdaghGaels Email: thecladdaghgaels@hotmail.co.uk    ...