UTTER! Spoken Word supported and co-produced by Luton Culture present Luton's regular spoken-word event hosted by People's Poet Lee Nelson.

An eclectic and ever-changing line-up of Spoken Word (and sometimes musical) talent from Luton, London and further afield.

Our September line-up features:

Don Diego and the Good Fairy

Diego Brown and the Good Fairy are a brother and sister duo gouging a unique furrow in the rich soil of London’s alternative folk scene. Play a range of damaged acoustic instruments in unconventional ways, their music is lo-fi, their lyrics densely textured. Songs range across modern fairy tales, neglected 20th century novelists, dogs.. Collaborations include with the poet John Hegley, the comedian Rob Newman, and New York’s acoustic punk legend Hamell on Trial. They run the Clerkenwell ARTSlab, a regular music and poetry evening in Farringdon, London.

Simon Cleary

Simon Cleary is the author of three novels: The War Artist(2019), Closer to Stone(2012) and The Comfort of Figs(2008). Simon grew up in Toowoomba before studying literature and law at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.

Oliver Dixon

Oliver Dixon was born in Sussex and, excepting periods travelling in Europe and Asia, has lived most of his adult life in London. He is a specialist teacher for students with learning disabilities. His poems and reviews have appeared in PN Review, The London Magazine, The Wolf, Frogmore Papers, Long Poem Magazine, Blackbox Manifold, Gists & Piths and New Welsh Review.

Other Acts:
Amanda Hein

Danny Antagonist
Paul Rafferty

The event also features the Clod Magazine Bookstall where you will be able to purchase some of the Artist's work as well as other publications.

Age guidance: 16+

Doors: 7.30pm


  • Thursday, September 5, 2019

Luton Library Theatre

Luton Library Theatre opened in 1962 as a lecture theatre before gradually changing to a traditional entertainment venue with 256 seats and two side aisles.

The Theatre began to build up a programme of amateur and professional drama, film, music of all types and children's events. In fact a pretty long list of events that covers almost every taste!

All of this continued through the sixties, seventies and eighties. During the nineties the seating was changed to a more modern style and colour with a centre isle with a slight rake. This meant the amount of seating had to be reduced to the current capacity of 238.

In the late nineties and early noughties, there were more changes both fabric and technical makeup of the Theatre. This brings us up to 2009, when the Library itself closed for a major refurbishment. Some improvements were made to the front of house and bar areas of the theatre, plus the introduction of a new cafe.

Venue Hire

Luton Library Theatre with it's 238 seated capacity auditorium and Bar Area. See Venue Hire for more information. 


To become part of Luton Library Theatre's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at

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