Come and see our bursary Artist at work!
Abi Spendlove, Artist-in-residence at the Hat Factory will be opening the door to her studio twice a month. Come and see her work in progress, meet her and talk about art & making.
The studio will be open 11am-2pm. This is a FREE drop-in event, but tickets need to be booked.
Photo credits: Greta Zabulyte
- Thursday, February 6, 2020
- Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 11:00am - 2:00pm
- Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 11:00am - 2:00pm
- Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 11:00am - 2:00pm
- Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 11:00am - 2:00pm
- Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 11:00am - 2:00pm
- Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 11:00am - 2:00pm
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
Other Family Friendly Events
22nd Nov - 1st Feb 2020
Nancy Newberry: Smoke Bombs and Border Crossings / Articles of Faith
Dallas-based photographic artist Nancy Newberry brings her internationally recognised brand of performative photographic portraiture to Luton in a two-part project which includes her first UK commission.
20th Jan - 30th Apr 2020
Theodor Kern: Portraits
A new display of Theodor Kern’s oil paintings.
Thu 23rd Jan 2020
British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition
A photography exhibition celebrating the British wildlife in 2019.