224 - 30th July 2019
Celebrate Luton Street Fest - make sure you have this in your diary

It's only a month until Luton BID's Celebrate Luton Street Fest, a two-day festival with drummers, parades, comedy, music, street circus, interactive street games, dance, a projection, flashmob, rap, workshop and much more.

The entertainment will run from 5.30pm to 8.30pm on Friday 30th August and then from 11am to 8.30pm on Saturday 31st August.

The opening event on Friday will be a comic, musical promenade performance by French outdoor arts company Vernisseurs.

This will be followed by dance, drumming and carnival-style entertainment. 

On Saturday there will be roaming entertainment and an outdoor arts programme that will include a pop up flashmob from the Big Music Company, bringing Luton choirs together to learn and perform Bohemian Rhapsody.

The closing event on Saturday will be a dynamic spark and pyro display from Worldbeaters, a world class illuminated music and street theatre/ drumming act.

Other highlights are a children’s street theatre, interactive street games and a high skill contemporary dance performance that will involve the audience in a game of table tennis!

See photos of just some of the acts who will be taking part by clicking on our Facebook album HERE . And view more details (the line-up is being regularly updated) HERE.
Meet our independent businesses ...
Business owners and managers have pledged their support for a national campaign which urges consumers to 'shop local' by focusing on the reasons they love trading in Luton town centre.

Independents’ Day UK is a not-for-profit campaign that exists to support and promote independent retail businesses across the UK all year round. There is a particular focus throughout the month of July, with shoppers and consumers encouraged to support independent retailers and businesses in their local communities.

Throughout July our Ambassadors have been visiting local, independently owned businesses who have unanimously urged customers to shop local. Here are just a few of the comments:

Anek Rungkradee of Nakorn Thai Restaurant ​, said: "Being an independent business means we can work as a family and stay as a family. Being supported by customers is really important to us."

Liliana Poinaru, owner of Lily's Beauty ​, said: "By supporting and shopping at independent businesses you are helping our town develop, expand and become more enticing to visitors."

Michael Morrison from Ringo’s Bagel Shop , agrees: "It's important to support people who put their heart, soul and last pound into something they believe in."

See all our photos on Facebook by clicking HERE.

You can also read the full story and hear from many other Luton businesses HERE.
Request a visit from the BID team

If you would like to speak to a member of the Luton BID team about the BID, BID projects or renewal please get in touch.

Contact us by emailing info@lutonbid.org or call
01582 510657 and leave your name and contact details.

Our BID Project Manager Fergus McLardy and our Ambassadors (pictured) look forward to seeing you.
Dates for your diary

Now - 9th August - The Mall's Spectacular Space Camp. Details HERE.

Friday, August 30 th - Saturday 31 st – the BID's Celebrate Luton Summer Fest, courtesy of Luton BID. Details HERE.

Saturday, 14th September - Polonia Festival. Details HERE .

Wednesday, 18th September - Luton BID 2020-25 Business Plan Launch and Mystery Shopping Business Awards.

Wednesday, 25th September - BID AGM. Details HERE.

Saturday, 26th October - Diwali in Luton. Details HERE .
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