The rich heritage Luton has to offer has separated Luton as a dynamic and fast-moving town offering an intriguing and exciting insight into Luton’s past. From Luton’s River Lea to hat heritage, Vauxhall industries and the UK Centre for Carnival Arts, Luton’s heritage stretches far beyond that of an imagination. Moving into the modern day, Luton’s heritage is still a bustling part of the town and the creative sector it sits in. The Hat District has given a new lease of life to once used hat factory buildings, with the Hat Works offering spaces for new and emerging creative talent in the town to hone in on their craft. For more about Luton’s heritage click here.

A fantastic array of musicians and artists all playing at the best venues on both a local and national scale. The Castle and George II both offer up the best alternative music in town, with Brewery Tap creating a dynamic DJing scene in every circuit. Little Red Arts have created a hub for Drum & Bass, Grime and Soul, whilst Flame is Luton’s best gay bar and nightclub.

Luton’s vibrant theatre scene offers a huge variety of performances from comedy, drama, dance through to large West-End productions. Local theatre company NGYT are in the heart of Luton, aiming to connect communities through their performances, for more about NGYT, click here.

The Luton Library is home to a range of fantastic theatre productions, The Hat Factory is a hub for theatre and drama lovers alike, hosting weekly comedy and theatre nights.

Luton’s Departure Lounge is the latest up and coming art gallery, a spot for independent and large-scale artists to present work for all of Luton to see.

Luton is home to the UK Centre for Carnival Arts; a scene of colour and music is seen passing through the streets of Luton town centre each year. An event for all to enjoy, each year the carnival brings together communities and people from all corners of the town and beyond. Into its 46th year, Luton Carnival is back after a two-year hiatus, this June.

Every Thursday we release our What’s On in Luton Guide, an online guide emailed out to those who subscribe or download from our website, allowing you to find out all the fun and exciting things happening in Luton town centre every week. Our guide is completely free to download and read, all you have to do is subscribe and you’ll have the best way to find out about all Luton town centre’s events in your inbox every week!

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To find out more about Luton’s creativity and heritage, please see our Enjoy Luton guide (free to download) or have a read below of our latest blog posts.

All Heritage & Creativity Posts

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