Celebrate Luton Street Fest
This is a Luton BID funded event, working in partnership with Revoluton Arts and generously supported by Arts Council England and Global Streets.
Friday 30 August
Joyeuse Pagaille Urbain (Joyous Urban Mess) | 5.30pm
Spectacular performance where the street becomes a playground for 5 ‘workers’ who end up showering themselves and audience in confetti, ribbons and streamers.
Cohesion Plus presents
4 x 4 Bhangra | 6.10pm
Bhangra, dhol drummers and singers
Global Streets in partnership with Revoluton Arts presents Ultima Thule's Dance Me
Dance Me | 6.10pm
The only giant puppet in Europe in which the public can participate; in fact, he only exists thanks to the public taking the reins. Standing tall above mere humans, the audience becomes puppeteer, manipulating him into moving and dancing to a joyful soundtrack.
Carnaval Transatliantico | 7.55pm
Brazilian carnival music
Saturday 31 August
In Transit stop motion film | All day
Animation by local artist Jakub Rokita inspired by the Luton-Dunstable Busway.
Story Exchange | 11am to 2pm
Local artist Yva Jung invites you to exchange your stories for a work of art.
Eric MacLennan presents
Open Air Drawing Room | 11am, 1.30pm & 4.30pm
Create your own mini watercolour, one part of a monumental painting at the Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate, which will become the world record holder for the largest number of artists collaborating on a single work!
Enter Edem presents
Comedy Cavemen | 11am, 12.30pm & 3.30pm
A posse of Palaeolithic cavemen characters causing mischief and spreading an environmental message, you better hold onto your snacks as these silly hunter gatherers aren’t quite civilized yet!
This team of toothy trouble makers will have audiences laughing and running to the recycling bin as they tell the tale (through grunts and groans) of their time spent frozen in ice to be awoken into a world of plastic problems to be solved!
Sonder Dance Theatre presents
Sonder Stories | 11am, 11.30am, 11.45am, 3pm, 3.30pm & 3.45pm
A series of interactive pop-up performances sharing local stories through contemporary dance theatre.
Circo Rum Ba Ba presents
Medieval Tower | 11.30am, 4.30pm & 5.30pm
A medieval tower moves miraculously around on its stone foundations. High up from its gothic arch window, a beautiful damsel engages pleadingly with gallant male suitors to rescue her from her imprisonment.
Accompanying her is a toothless old crone apothecary, who encourages the gallant squires to scale her lady’s great heights and tries to steal a kiss for herself!
We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat | 12 noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 4pm, 5pm & 6.55pm
Step inside and pull up a seat around the hull of the Orca as we enter the movie world of Jaws! Get ready to embark on underwater exploration, cage diving, and shark hunting...in the small town community of Selsey.
Bootworks Theatre’s latest outdoor production takes the audience on a fun adventure to find our ‘inner sharks’.
Joe Garbett Dance presents
Doubles | 2pm, 5pm & 6.30pm
Double brings bursts of colour to the streets in a collision of dance and ping pong. Watch as the dancers spin and slide in this playful pop-up performance that smashes expectations of dance and advocates the importance of safe, positive and accessible public spaces.
Grab a bat and join in!
Global Streets in partnership with Revoluton Arts presents Osadia's 2 B Seen
2 B Seen (hair sculpture) | 3.30pm & 5.50pm
Hairdressing becomes theatre in the grand barbers’ chairs of Osadia. Set to fantastic music mixes, Osadia creates original make-up and hair art on the audience.
Sonder Dance Theatre presents
Meetings | 6.30pm
Contemporary dance theatre performance.
All At Sea | 5.30pm & 7pm
All at Sea is set in a boat which rows gently through the tides of the world around us.
In limbo between life and death, a lone boatman traverses a vast ocean of memories and past hopes, accompanied by his own personal storm.
All at Sea combines melancholic humour, striking design, and visual poetry in a moving and atmospheric row-about installation/performance.
Spark! | 7.30pm
Magical live music, movement and lighting spectacular in which mysterious characters composed of light and sound transform the landscape around them.