Join in our HATCH workshops with established artists to learn new skills, creative techniques, and make your own art.

Five week courses throughout the year in a range of art forms including calligraphy, print making, textile art, mixed media and more. Day time and evening courses are available.

Join Abu Yahya for a five-week course in modern arabic calligraphy art, where you will learn the basic techniques of arabic calligraphy, modern presentation techniques, and create your own unique take on the artform.

£60 for all 5 sessions. DATES: 31st Oct, 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th Nov

Aimed at Adults, Suitable for 16+


  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Hat Factory

The Hat Factory is Luton's leading arts and entertainment venue featuring live music, club nights, theatre, dance, films, children's activities, workshops, classes and gallery exhibitions.

It's a centre of artistic excellence set within a vibrant urban environment. It offers the young and the young at heart the chance to engage with the arts, to be inspired by the UK’s leading arts practitioners, and to develop artistic skills and confidence.

The Hat Factory is a combined arts venue in the centre of Luton. It opened in 2003 and since then has been the area’s main provider of contemporary theatre, dance and music. We work with both emerging and proven producers and artists, through programming, engagement programmes and our Associate Artist scheme. Their music programming is vibrant, offering an eclectic portfolio of high quality artists from the worlds of jazz, blues, folk, world music, indie and hip hop. Complementing their own programming, they welcome local/regional promoters to the venue, broadening their music offer and at the same time supporting young promoters and their businesses. They programme contemporary theatre and dance with a focus on fresh, new and relevant stories from both established and emerging touring companies who are making high quality work in the UK. They’ve programmed companies like Earthfall, Chickenshed, New International Encounter (NIE), Trestle, Menagerie, Eastern Angles, Atma, State of Emergency, 30 Bird, Tavaziva, Analogue and Jean Abreu Dance to name but a few.

Venue Hire

The Hat Factory has flexible spaces of various sizes to suit every need. See Venue Hire for more information.


To become part of The Hat Factory's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at

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