245 - 19th November 2019
Four day Filmstock festival - this Thursday to Sunday

The four-day Filmstock festival, taking place this Thursday 21 - Sunday 24 November 2019, is back thanks to support and funding from Luton Business Improvement District (BID).

Local film fans are dusting off their old Filmstock memorabilia this week, as the much-loved festival returns to Luton after a ten year hiatus.

Filmstock will include eclectic programme of short films, documentary and narrative features. There will also be exhibitions, spoken word, podcasts and music.

There will be a Filmschlock screening, a focus on a recent wave of new music documentaries, some film exclusives, a historic and rare ‘Luton’ film and the infamous socials where filmmakers, audiences and volunteers all hang out over good food and coffee.

Events will take place in different screening venues, including The Bear Club, Youthscape, and the newly-refurbished Hat Factory (Filmstock's original home from 2000-2009).

Filmstock 12 has been made possible thanks to the support of Luton BID and the Luton Arts Fund.

Chair of Luton BID, Gavin O’Brien, said: “Filmstock had such a massive cultural impact on the town in the 2000s. We are so excited to be part of bringing it back this November.

"As well as creating a buzzing cultural event, Filmstock is supporting emerging filmmakers. We have no doubt that the Luton BID area will be bursting at the seams with keen filmgoers and we can’t wait to welcome them.”

For further details and to book your tickets visit www.filmstock.co.uk.
Saturday, 23 November - Lighting Up Luton

Special guests PJ Masks™ will be meeting families this Saturday, November 23 on George Street ahead of Luton's Christmas light switch-on.
Families and fans will be able to meet and greet the trio, completely free of charge thanks to Luton Business Improvement District (BID) who have arranged for this year’s special guests to visit the town centre and join the light switch on. 

Catboy, Owlette and Gekko from PJ Masks will be available for meet and greets on George Street at separate intervals from 2.30pm.

PJ Masks™ will be then be heading over to St George’s Square for the official lights switch-on at 6.15pm.  

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Magical Nutcracker Grotto & Gingerbread Elf workshop

This Saturday will also see the launch of the Nutcracker Grotto in The Mall, open daily until Christmas Eve.

On selected dates (7th & 8th, 14th & 15th, 21st - 24th December) the Grotto experience will be followed by the Gingerbread Elf workshop.

For details and prices (all proceeds are being donated to Luton Foodbank) click HERE.
Dates for your diary

  • Thursday, 21-Sunday, 24 November: Filmstock
  • Saturday, 23 November: Lighting Up Luton
  • 23 November - 24 December: Nutcracker Grotto,The Mall
  • Saturday 14 December: Christmas Entertainment, provided by Luton BID, 11am-4pm
  • Saturday 21 December: Luton Concert Band, St George’s Sq, provided by Luton BID, 12noon-2pm.
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