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What’s On Hat Factory Arts Centre Oct - Dec 22

Film / Comedy / Theatre / Music Children & Family / Spoken Word Workshops / Events Photo of Dele Sosimi, Afrobeat Quartet: Bart Van der Moeren


Film

Whether you’re looking for a film for all the family, a night out with your mates or a little bit of culture - we’ve got you covered. We’ve partnered with leading festivals and film distributors to bring you the best of classic and contemporary cinema.

How to book: www.culturetrust.com / 01582 878 100 boxoffice@culturetrust.com

Cinema Classics

Filmed with Love The Culture Trust in partnership with Gayle and Peccadillo Pictures presents ‘Filmed with Love’ a regular film night celebrating Queer culture.

Join us each month for a fresh pick of celebrated cinema. Grab yourself some popcorn from the bar, and sit back, relax and enjoy an evening of cult classics and film favourites.

Leave it on the Floor (15)

Hidden Figures (PG)

Thu 20 Oct / 7.30pm / £7 Running time: 1h 50m

Wed 26 Oct / 7.30pm / £8 Running time: 2hr 15m

Kicked out of his home for being gay, 22-yearold Brad (Ephraim Sykes) finds a new family with Los Angeles drag queens. Featuring music by Beyoncé, with music director Kimberly Burse, in this energetic musical ode to the wild, funky and heart-aching life of a young gay man.

Three female African-American mathematicians play a pivotal role in astronaut John Glenn’s launch into orbit. Meanwhile, they also have to deal with racial and gender discrimination at work.

Mixed Messages (15)

1985 (15)

Get Out (15)

Die Hard (18)

Thu 17 Nov / 7.30pm / £7 Running Time: 1h 15m

Thu 1 Dec / 7.30pm / £7 Running time: 1h 25m

Wed 23 Nov / 7.30pm / £8 Running time: 1hr 45m

Tue 6 Dec / 7.30pm / £8 Running time: 2hr 15m

Ren is on the hunt for romance, but in a world of tinder and zero commitment, getting lucky has never been harder. Full of relatable misadventures, Mixed Messages is a frank, witty and cringe-worthy tale of looking for love in all the wrong places.

Texas, Christmas 1985 Adrian is home, the first time in three years. From his mother’s fawning affections, his father’s begrudging, stilted conversation and his brother’s cold shoulder, Adrian is aware the impact his absence has had. With his life falling apart, Adrian is determined to make this a Christmas to remember.

From the mind of horror director Jordan Peele. A young African-American visits his white girlfriend’s parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

How to book: www.culturetrust.com / Tel.01582 878 100 Email.boxoffice@culturetrust.com


Film

How to book: www.culturetrust.com / 01582 878 100 boxoffice@culturetrust.com

Bute Street Film Night

Family Film Club

An evening of cinema in partnership with Bute Street Festival – films to make you think, laugh & cry. Accompanied by a selection of cocktails and mocktails to complement the evening, crafted by a 5* master mixologist.

Join the club! Handpicked titles for the whole family to enjoy, screened on a Saturday morning.

Finding Fela! (15) Wed 12 Oct / 7.30pm / £8 Running time: 2h

4 Tickets for £12

Filmmaker Alex Gibney uses period interviews and performances plus highlights of the Broadway production of `Fela!’ to tell the story of Afrobeat music pioneer Fela Kuti.

Home (U) Sat 15 Oct / 10.30am £3.50 each or 4 for £12 Running time: 1h 35m Oh, a misfit alien who is on the run from his own race, takes shelter on planet Earth and befriends Tip, an adventurous young girl who is on a quest to find her displaced mother.

Mahanagar (The Big City) (PG) Where is Anne Frank? (PG)

Coco (PG)

The Muppet Christmas Carol (U)

Wed 9 Nov / 7.30pm / £8 Running time: 1h 30m

Wed 7 Dec / 7.30pm / £8 Running time: 1h 30m

“Set in a ‘50s Calcutta still adjusting to Independence, Satyajit Ray’s masterful Mahanagar (The Big City) deploys warmth, humour & clear-eyed compassion to tell the story of a woman stepping into the workplace.

“What would Anne Frank think of us now?” Explore Anne’s life and story from a new slant in the richly imaginative new animation from the director of Waltz with Bashir.

Sat 19 Nov / 10.30am £3.50 each or 4 for £12 Running time: 1h 45m

Sat 3 Dec / 10.30am £3.50 each or 4 for £12 Running time: 1h 25m

Despite his family’s baffling generationsold ban on music, Miguel pursues his love for singing. He stumbles into the Land of the Dead and sets off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind his family history.

The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale. Scrooge, an old miser who dislikes Christmas, is visited by spirits who foretell his future and share secrets from his past and present, which helps change his view on life.


Workshops & Courses

From crochet wreath making to sketching storyboards, we have a range of Workshops and Masterclasses at The Hat Factory Arts Centre this Autumn.

Comedy Guaranteed to leave you in stitches - join us for an evening full of belly laughs, whoops, cheers and gasps. A series of regular nights and one-off specials showcasing award winning comedians from across the UK, and brand new acts and fresh comedy talent!

Storyboarding: Five Week Course (16+) Tue 4, 11, 18 Oct & Tue 1, 8 Nov / 7pm / £85 Join Comic Book artist Karl Brown (An Android Awakes, Complete Darkness) as he takes you through the approaches and techniques you need to develop cinematic concept art and storyboards. Duration: 2 hours.

Drawing for Beginners: Five Week Course (16+)

Comedy Bar: Head to Head (16+)

Tue 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov & Tue 6 Dec 6.30pm / £85

Thu 6 Oct / Thu 3 Nov / Thu 1 Dec 7.30pm / £4

From learning how to control your pencil, creating textures and tones, breaking down objects into shapes and gaining an understanding of proportion, this course will guide you through the step-by-step process of ‘how to draw’. Duration: 2 hours.

We put the scoring power in your hands! Our resident MC Jake Pickford presents some of the newest acts on the circuit, and you help him pick out our future headliners. If you’re looking for household names before they get big, this is where to find them.

Hat Factory Crochet Group (16+)

Seasonal Crochet Wreath Making (16+)

Wed 26 Oct / Wed 23 Nov / 6.30pm Free

Thu 10, 17, 24 Nov / 6.30pm / £60

Fri 21 Oct / Fri 18 Nov / Fri 16 Dec 7.30pm / £6

Grow your confidence in using different crochet stitches, following crochet charts and written patterns. Create snowflake, floral and leaf motifs and try out making an amigurumi robin or bauble to decorate your bespoke wreath! Duration: 2.5 hours.

Our regular sell-out comedy night! A mixed bill featuring some of the funniest people from TV, radio, and the UK’s world-class comedy circuit. Hosted by resident MC Jake Pickford, previous headliners include Tom Little, Lenny Sherman, Kate Lovelock and Joe Rowntree.

Bring along your crochet creations and meet likeminded people. This is a self-led group where you bring your own work and share your project with others over a cup of tea or something stronger. All welcome! Duration: 2 hours.

Comedy Bar (16+)

How to book: www.culturetrust.com / 01582 878 100 boxoffice@culturetrust.com


Theatre & Spoken Word

Performers, poets and theatre makers take the stage to delight and intrigue. Hilarious or hard-hitting, the Hat Factory is the place to see new work alongside award winners and festival favourites

I Wish My Brother George Was Here (12+)

An Evening with Miss Jacqui

Sat 8 Oct / 6.30pm / £6, £4

Thu 27 Oct / 7.30pm / £10

A verbatim theatre performance sharing the stories of those affected by the tragic murder of George Floyd; marking the international protests that followed, through words and conversations, simultaneously unveiling a coming together and deep seated racism.

An evening of music and performance poetry with poet and songwriter Miss Jacqui, challenging societal perceptions of disability, gender and race. Miss Jacqui will be joined by local artists, musicians, and performers.

Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me (14+)

Utter! presents Joolz Denby (16+)

Paines Plough

Fri 28 Oct / 7.30pm / £12, £10 Juno was born with spina bifida and is now clumsily navigating her twenties amidst street healers, love, loneliness – and the feeling of being an unfinished project. Amy Trigg’s remarkable debut play is a hilarious, heart-warming tale about how bad our wonderful lives can be.

Thu 8 Dec / 7.30pm / £10, £8 Sometimes referred to as a Cultural Revolutionary, Joolz is an internationally renowned poet, recording artist and novelist. She has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Glastonbury Festival, and art and literature events across the world. Join us and our friends Utter! for a very special night of spoken word.

Dance

How to book: www.culturetrust.com / 01582 878 100 boxoffice@culturetrust.com

Kathak Monologues (10+) Amina Khayyam

Fri 18 Nov / 7.30pm / £12, £10 Two short Kathak dance pieces, thematic from a south Asian feminist perspective, written and choreographed by the award winning Amina Khayyam, titled You & Me and Bird. Explored themes include same sex relationships, cultural baggage and social stigma.


Children & Family

Formy Books: Let’s Skate Book Launch (All ages) Sat 8 Oct / 11am - 3pm / Free We celebrate the publication of Let’s Skate! with a special book reading from its author Curtis Ackie. Formy Books’ release their latest beautiful and inclusive children’s book with this fun and free family event, packed with activities, goodie bags and books.

Family Book Club Sat 15 Oct / 1.30pm / Free Delve into faraway worlds and discover the magic of reading at this brand new family book club in collaboration with Formy Books. Share special moments of adventure and imagination with your children as you embark on a journey through the pages of a carefully selected curation of books.

Discover new interests, new skills, and experience the magic of live performance with some of the UK’s leading writers, musicians, and performers.

Grandad Anansi (4+) Half Moon Theatre

Sun 9 Oct / 11.30am & 2pm / £9 Join our intrepid characters in this humorous and heartfelt inter-generational adventure, as they step into the unexpected. With evocative live music, Grandad Anansi is an uplifting tale of love, courage and letting go.

By The Light Of The Moon Lunar Adventure (4+)

Full House Theatre Tue 25 & Wed 26 Oct / 10am, 11.30am & 2pm £6 per child, or £2 when also booking for By The Light of the Moon in December

Half term: a chance for children to take part in a fun, joyful drama and storytelling workshop with Full House Theatre. An interactive session packed full of games and laughter! This is a child only event.

How to book: www.culturetrust.com / 01582 878 100 boxoffice@culturetrust.com

The Power of Words with Miss Jacqui (6-12)

An Evening with Miss Jacqui

Thu 27 Oct / 12pm & 2.30pm / £10

Thu 27 Oct / 7.30pm / £10

Join nationally recognised poet and songwriter Miss Jacqui in this one-off wordsmith workshop guaranteed to get you thinking creatively and help your imagination run wild.

An evening of music and performance poetry with poet and songwriter Miss Jacqui, challenging societal perceptions of disability, gender and race. Miss Jacqui will be joined by local artists, musicians, and performers.

Thumbelina (2+)

Daytime Deewane (13+)

Sat 12 Nov / 11.30am & 2pm / £9

Wed 16 Nov / 4.30pm & 7.30pm / £12, £10

Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of a girl no bigger than a thumb and her encounters with a frog, mouse, mole and swallows, using traditional glove and rod puppets. This is an excellent introduction to the magic of theatre!

Inspired by the daytime raves of 1990s British Asian culture, Daytime Deewane explores the beauty and struggle of living with a multi-cultural identity as a teenager. Featuring a DJ mix merging soundscapes, dance music and spoken word, this immersive new show is an exhilarating gig theatre adventure.

Norwich Puppet Theatre

Half Moon Theatre


Black History Month

Black History Month runs every October in the UK. This year we celebrate Black leaders and artists that have changed the world, and explore stories and experiences from communities across Luton and beyond.

How to book: www.culturetrust.com / 01582 878 100 boxoffice@culturetrust.com

Live from the Hat Factory X Forever International (16+)

Finding Fela! (15)

Formy Books: Let’s Skate Book Launch (All ages)

I Wish My Brother George was Here (12+)

Sat 8 Oct / 10.30am / Free

Sat 8 Oct / 6.30pm / £6, £4

Sat 8 Oct / 7pm / £5

Celebrating the publication day of Formy Books’ latest picture book, Let’s Skate! With a fun and free family event; books, activities and goodie bags for the children, plus a book reading with the author and a facepainter!

A verbatim theatre performance sharing the stories of those affected by the tragic murder of George Floyd; marking the international protests that followed, through words and conversations, simultaneously unveiling a coming together and deep seated racism.

A collective of multi-talented creatives with a passion for the arts. Forever International features individual artists with creation, production and execution at the forefront - banding together to make a team a force to reckon with. Known for collaborating with Beds SU, LBC and Bute Street Film Festival, they bring their fresh tunes to The Hat Factory this October.

Black Culture Market

Grandad Anansi (4+)

Being Black in Luton (14+)

Home (U)

Thu 13 Oct / 7.30pm / Free, booking required

Sat 15 Oct / 10.30am / £3.50 Running time: 1h 35m

Sat 8 Oct / 10.30am – 3.30pm / Free An inspiring showcase of carefully curated businesses supporting, celebrating and highlighting black businesses of African and Caribbean descent, brought to you in collaboration with Simply Deez Events.

Half Moon Theatre

Sun 9 Oct / 11.30am & 2pm / £9 Join our intrepid characters in this humorous and heartfelt inter-generational adventure, as they step into the unexpected. With evocative live music, Grandad Anansi is an uplifting tale of love, courage and letting go.

To drive open and meaningful conversations relevant to the black community in Luton, hear from local community activists talking about their experiences, history and heritage; the positives and the challenges encountered, before opening the floor up for discussion about what it means to be black in Luton.

Wed 12 Oct / 7.30pm / £8 Running time: 2h Filmmaker Alex Gibney uses period interviews and performances plus highlights of the Broadway production of `Fela!’ to tell the story of Afrobeat music pioneer Fela Kuti.

Oh, a misfit alien who is on the run from his own race, takes shelter on planet Earth and befriends Tip, an adventurous young girl who is on a quest to find her displaced mother. Part of the Family Film Club offer.


Black History Month

How to book: www.culturetrust.com / 01582 878 100 boxoffice@culturetrust.com

Music

Luton does music well! We’ve got indie rock, soulful jazz, up and coming DJs, furious freestyle, original afrobeat, and some old school hip hop.

Hidden Figures (PG)

Swirl Nightclub (18+)

Basement Live (16+)

Wed 26 Oct / 7.30pm / £8 Running time: 2h 15m

25 Oct / 29 Nov / 20 Dec / 7pm / £5

Sat 30 Oct / Sat 27 Nov / 7.30pm / £5

Bedfordshire’s biggest disability club night featuring live DJs, state of the art sound and lighting in a fully flat accessible venue with a licensed bar. Swirl is suitable for persons with learning disabilities, their family and friends.

In Partnership with Luton Live/s, we bring you the best local artists and bands from Luton, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire and beyond.

An Evening with Miss Jacqui

Vinyl Revelations presents: King Hammond (18+)

Live From the Hat Factory X Luton Urban Radio (18+)

Thu 27 Oct / 12pm & 2.30pm / £10

Thu 27 Oct / 7.30pm / £10

Join nationally recognised poet and songwriter Miss Jacqui in this one-off wordsmith workshop guaranteed to get you thinking creatively and help your imagination run wild.

Fri 11 Nov / 7pm £15 adv, £17.50 day of event

Sat 12 Nov / 7pm / £5

An evening of music and performance poetry with poet and songwriter Miss Jacqui, challenging societal perceptions of disability, gender and race. Miss Jacqui will be joined by local artists, musicians, and performers.

Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Quartet (All ages) Fri 21 Oct / 7.30pm / £15 adv, £17.50 on the day Nigerian-British legend Dele Sosimi brings his afrobeat Quartet to the Hat Factory. Infectious rhythm, funky grooves and an unrelenting spirit, Dele Sosimi is one of the most celebrated Afrobeat musicians of all time.

The Power of Words with Miss Jacqui (6-12)

Three female African-American mathematicians play a pivotal role in astronaut John Glenn’s launch into orbit. Meanwhile, they also have to deal with racial and gender discrimination at work.

Luton will become a ska town once again with the return of King Hammond. Featuring Grammy winning front man Nick Welsh. (Formerly in Bad Manners, The Selecter, Prince Busters Band & Lee Perrys Band). Support by Easydread and top ska DJ Dr SKA.

We’ve hooked up with leading promoters, producers, and artist collectives to bring you some of the hottest music talent from across the UK. Expect big tunes, new tracks, fresh freestyle, and DJs at the top of their game.


Hat District Lates

Located in the heart of Luton’s vibrant Hat District, the Hat Factory cafe and bar is open late every Thursday evening. Come in just for a drink, or to explore the changing programme of f ree and ticketed events across its studio, theatre and social spaces.

Hat District Lates 6 Oct / 3 Nov / 1 Dec / 5pm – 9pm / Free

Thursdays @ The Hat Factory

Drink and Draw (18+)

Drink and Draw: Xtra Large (18+)

13 Oct / 10 Nov / 8 Dec / 7.30pm / £5

27 Oct / 24 Nov / 22 Dec / 7.30pm / £5

It’s simple, a night of free play and creativity, with drinking and drawing. There are no rules, no boundaries. Join us each month to share ideas, meet new friends, learn techniques, make, create, draw, sketch, rub it all out and start again. If you enjoy this, lookout for our ‘Xtra Large’ version.

Drink & Draw Xtra Large is a series of special events, each one focusing on a different aspect of drawing - including working on large scale collective projects for one night only, working with different drawing materials and working in teams. Every last Thursday of the Month.

Filmed With Love (15)

DJ Jazzy Vibes (7+)

20 Oct / 17 Nov / 1 Dec / 7.30pm / £7

20 Oct / 17 Nov / 6pm - 10pm / Free

The Culture Trust in partnership with Gayle presents ‘Filmed with Love’ - a regular film night celebrating Queer culture.

DJ Jazzy Vibes, (Niv Hammond) will be on the decks laying down tracks every third Thursday of the month. Get your friends together and head down to the Hat Factory bar & cafe for an evening filled with great music and good company.

This new regular social just keeps getting better! We bring you some of the finest street food, freshest music and most original visual and experimental arts from the UK and beyond. Our outdoor stage is hosted by Soul Food Poetry, who bring together DJs and musicians to send out their signature positive vibes and share their #energyenergyenergy across the district. The Hat Factory Cafe & Bar is open for hot and cold drinks, and the theatre will have a selection of free & ticketed events. Hat House is where you can find new and cutting edge audio and visual artists. The space is designed to try new things, collaborate, and showcase emerging genres and techniques. Each evening you’ll be able to explore Hat Works, the new co-working space for Creative Entrepreneurs and sign up for membership to gain access to its Social, Workshop and Studio hot-desking spaces.

Free

How to book: www.culturetrust.com / 01582 878 100 boxoffice@culturetrust.com


Festive Events

Festive highlights coming to The Culture Trust this winter! From outdoor light trails and musical mumurations, to visits from Santa and enchanted tales about moonlight and friendship.

Full House Theatre in partnership with The Culture Trust Luton present

“Brilliant entertainment… if only all stories were told this way”

Stockwood Illuminated Selected dates: Fri 2 Dec - Fri 23 Dec 4.30pm - 8pm / £6.50, £4.50 This winter, bring the family together for a journey through the myth and magic of the ancient tree spirits as they illuminate the gardens at Stockwood Illuminated. Listen carefully and hear the murmurs of their tales and the melody of their song, before enjoying the delights of our winter market.

Father Christmas at Wardown (Age guidance: 10 and under)

Sat 3, 10 & 17 Dec & Fri 23 Dec 11am - 3pm (30 minute slots) £15 child £6 adult (includes hot drink)

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A magical Christmas experience awaits the whole family at Wardown House and Gallery. Listen to a festive story from Mother Christmas, share milk & cookies with the elves, and receive a special gift from under the tree when you meet Father Christmas.

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By the Light of the Moon (3+)

Full House Theatre

Sat 17 Dec - Fri 23 Dec 11.30am & 2pm / £12, £10 Who ever heard of a cat afraid of the dark, or an owl that isn’t wise? By the Light of the Moon is a beautiful story about magic and wonder, and a friendship formed in the face of difference. Join Full House Theatre on a crisp winter’s night for an uplifting family story told under the light of the silvery moon.

Twilight Carols (All ages) Sun 11 Dec / 2pm & 5.30pm / £10 Running time: 1h Come and join us in the beautiful Morning Room in Wardown House, for a wonderful evening of Christmas Carols. Brought to you by the wonderful Peculi8, a local group of amazing singers who will bring back some wonderful Christmas memories.

box office: 01582 878100 www.culturetrust.com

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Who ever heard of a cat that’s afraid of the dark, or an owl that isn’t wise? Family favourites Full House return to Luton this winter with a tender and uplifting festive show.

www.fullhouse.org.uk


Elsewhere in the Hat District

There’s always lots going on in Luton’s vibrant Hat District. A place to connect, create and collaborate.

Situated in the heart of Luton’s cultural quarter, our spaces are specifically designed and curated to support Luton’s thriving creative ecology.

Now open Mon-Fri

On the Wings of a Wirebird

Panacea

Departure Lounge / On selected dates between Thu 15 Sept - Sat 29 Oct / Free

Hat House Basement On selected dates between Thu 3 - Wed 16 Nov / 5pm - 9pm / Free, booking required

Ahead of her Residency to the island of Saint Helena in January 2023, this exhibition by Lutonian artist Sophie Gresswell explores British identity with the aim of connecting us rather than categorising. Sophie presents research into ancestry which spans several countries and continents and invites audiences to participate, sharing stories to evolve the exhibition

An exhibition inspired by unique personal traumas and experiences. Panacea explores a variety of matters, ranging from child abuse to alcoholism and family.

Hat Works Creative workspace Hat Works is a refurbished workspace for creative businesses looking for affordable hot desks in central Luton. This unique co-working space is ideal for micro-businesses, graduates and entrepreneurs to develop their creative ideas, services or products. Hat Works offers 65 designated and bookable workspaces with three levels of membership from just £5 a day. Find out more and join today: www.hatdistrict.co.uk 47 Guildford Street, LU1 2NQ

How to book: www.culturetrust.com / 01582 878 100 boxoffice@culturetrust.com

A space for everyone With a diverse programme of events throughout the year including live music, contemporary dance, theatre, film, workshops and more, we pride ourselves in presenting work that is fresh, relevant and surprising! 65 - 67 Bute Street, LU1 2EY

Hat House Contemporary workspaces for creative industries Home to some of the area’s most inspiring businesses, including Clearhead Media and The Panama Hat Company, Hat House Basement also showcases fantastic exhibitions for established and up and coming artists. 32 Guildford Street, LU1 2NR

Photos: Shaun Armstrong

Hat Factory Arts Centre


Venue Hiring

Elsewhere in the Culture Trust

Free Museums

Wardown House, Museum and Gallery Discover event spaces like no other. We have a range of hireable spaces not just at The Hat Factory Arts Centre but across all our sites, all built to inspire and create long lasting memories. Whether it be an important work meeting, a Christmas party or the wedding of the century, we’re here to ensure your event runs smoothly.

Get in Touch with Us

Weddings

There’s no need to wait any longer to discover the spaces across our venues. Get in touch with us today via email at venues@culturetrust.com and 01582 547 445.

Every wedding is as unique as every couple, so we pride ourselves on a bespoke range of services that will make your dream wedding a reality! You can choose from the green and beautiful gardens and grounds at Stockwood Discovery Centre, or the beautiful and historic, the Drawing Room at Wardown House, Museum and Gallery.

A Grade II listed museum situated in the beautiful grounds of Wardown Park with free parking and free entry* Old Bedford Road, Luton, LU2 7HA Open Sun – Thur, 11am – 5pm

*With the exception of ticketed events

Features: Hands-on displays for a fully immersive experience

• • Interactive trails around the museum • Events and exhibitions • Café and stunning Dining Room

Stockwood Discovery Centre

Events and Parties

Conferences and Meeting

Birthday, Anniversary, Party, or just because it’s Friday…we’re here to ensure your special event runs smoothly, so you can really let your hair down! With a fantastic range of spaces to suit all occasions, let us help you find the perfect venue to create unforgettable memories.

Our conference spaces and meeting rooms are unique. Surrounded by culture and steeped in history, our spaces were built to inspire. With spaces available across all our sites, including the newly refurbished creative workspace Hat Works, we’re certain we can find you the perfect setting.

An exciting museum and discovery centre for the whole family to enjoy with free parking and free entry* London Road, Luton, LU1 4LX Open 7 days a week, 11am – 5pm

*With the exception of ticketed events

Features: Beautiful period gardens

• • Award-winning display of carriages • Children’s adventure playground • Events and exhibitions • Garden Café and outdoor seating area


About the Culture Trust

What We Do

The Culture Trust Luton is an arts and cultural charity connecting communities with culture across Luton and beyond. We’re passionate about sharing and promoting heritage, arts, museums, collections, local stories, histories and creativity. We’re here to add vibrancy, demonstrate pride, create jobs and encourage regeneration through culture.

We are dedicated to giving everyone the chance to take part in learning, cultural events and activities. Your support will help us amplify our work, including:

We are Passionate, Relevant, Inspiring, Distinctive and Ethical.

Where to find us Situated in the heart of the Hat District Creative Cluster, the Hat Factory Arts Centre is a stone’s throw from Luton’s mainline train station, offering access to London in 22 minutes as well as the North and the Midlands. There are also nearby e-car charging stations, bike racks, a bus station and we are within easy access to the M1 and A6.

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Widen community participation at our sites and museums Develop young people’s skills and talents Present inspiring and diverse arts Co-curate museum collections

Grow Luton’s creative industry cluster and boost the creative economy

Address Hat Factory Arts Centre 65 - 67 Bute Street, Luton, LU1 2EY Email boxoffice@culturetrust.com Telephone 01582 878 100 With special thanks to:

@culturetrustuk @hatfactoryac @thehatdistrict www.culturetrust.com