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Luton Culture presents

A specially commissioned new play written by Teresa Burns to commemorate the historic burning down of the town hall – the Peace Day Riots - in its centenary year.


It’s 19th July 1919. Three rioters are thrown together in a cell. As the riot rumbles on outside, these cellmates lament the horrors of their past and wrestle with an uncertain future.

Full of fight, fury, joy and pathos Keep The Home Fires Burning reflects on this famous night in Luton's history and brings to life the unforgotten voices that rang out on George Street as the town hall burnt down.

Age Guidance: 12+

Dates

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Wardown House

Wardown House, Museum and Gallery is situated in the beautiful landscaped Wardown Park, on the outskirts of Luton town centre. The house was formerly the home of the Scargill family, then a military hospital and is now a museum and gallery.

Step back in time and glimpse an insight into a wealthy family home during the Victorian period. Explore the different rooms with hands-on displays for a fully immersive experience. The museum tells the story of Luton’s transformation into the exciting and diverse town it is today.

The museum also houses a range of displays throughout the building, including the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment Gallery and the popular Luton Life Gallery.

The museum underwent a redevelopment during 2016, reopening in April 2017. Wardown House, Museum and Gallery also holds events and activities for all ages and interests throughout the year.

Venue Hire

Wardown House has a range of rooms that can be hired for your meetings, training days, drinks receptions and events in the gorgeous surroundings of Wardown Park. See Venue Hire for more information.

Programming

To become part of Wardown House's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at Fahim.Qureshi@LutonCulture.com

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