The Culture Trust in partnership with Gayle presents 'Filmed with Love' - Luton’s Queer! film night.

A safe space for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies to enjoy the community’s most loved classics with an entertainment twist.

21 Oct: Rocket Man

18 Nov: Birdcage

16 Dec: Beautiful Thing

Entertainment acts for all events to be confirmed shortly.

About Gayle:
Gayle is more than just a gay beer. Our message reaches far beyond race, sexuality or creed; it’s about embracing diversity, of accepting and celebrating everyone’s right to express their freedoms. It’s one of unity, of family and friends. Our story is a celebration of being HUMAN. Gayle. Brewed With Love. To read more about Gayle click here.

The Culture Trust and Gayle can't wait to develop and grow this partnership. Watch this space!


  • Thursday, October 21, 2021
  • Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 7:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 7:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 7:30pm - 10:30pm

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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Family Film Club: Gnomeo & Juliet

As a part of our Family Film Club, join us at The Hat Factory Arts Centre for a film screening for all the family to enjoy. Film: Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)

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