Wed 30th Oct 2019
Meet the Artist
5:30pm - 6:45pm
Price: Free, tickets required
A unique opportunity to connect with practicing artists contributing to The Hat District Creative Ecosystem.
As part of our Creative Ecosystem, Luton Culture invites artists engaged in the development and creation of the Hat District project to talk about their work, their practice and the work they have created to inspire the people and young creative talent of Luton.
Wed 30 Oct: Shaun Armstrong
Shaun Armstrong is the official documentary photographer for The Culture Trust’s Hat District capital project. His role is to artistically observe and capture the changing state of the factory spaces, from abandoned and neglected to refurbished and vibrant ecosystem and all the stages in between. Shaun will be discussing his varied career journey and how that shapes and informs both his artistic and commercial work and personal development.
Wed 13 Nov: Tom Pearman
Tom Pearman is a masters graduate from the Royal College of Art. The majority of Pearman’s work is commissioned-based public art exploring architecture, design and creative, collaborative approaches to improving our built environment. He has successfully completed several large-scale public art projects.
Wed 27 Nov: Abi Spendlove
Suitable for All
- Wednesday, October 30, 2019
- Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 5:30pm - 6:45pm
- Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 5:30pm - 6:45pm
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.
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 Fahim.Qureshi@LutonCulture.com