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)....

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...

Luton Carnival

Luton Carnival takes place annually on the May Spring Bank Holiday, the largest carnival in the country after Notting Hill and the largest one-day carnival in Europe. Distinctly Caribbean in flavour, Luton’s Asian, British and Irish communities, as well as its schools, also make large contributions....

Leagrave Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Traditional music lessons every Tuesday between 4-6pm – all beginners welcome. Adult Music lessons on Tuesday between 7-8pm starting off learning the Tin Whistle. Sessions on the 4th Friday of the month...