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

A thrilling line-up at the springtime show! UTTER! LUTONIA thunders on (those rumblings under your feet are real!) in our new (old) home in the basement of the HatFactory. We may have gone over the edge but the threads still hold us together - threads of fellowship, kindness, understanding, communication and joy run through all of our acts this time:

Motormouth Janine Booth gets back on her poetic feet and offers hope and passion for a new era of Tory Britain. Expect poems funny and serious, political and personal, ranting, rhyming and revolting.

Longtime Luton resident, erstwhile singer of the Adenoids and fresh out of a midlife crisis.

20% of The Great Brain Robbery “hot off the 2011 Fringe!” - Bear Club Maestro brings his live-game!

OzzleBox was established in 2016. A provider of dynamic beatbox games, interactive workshops and dazzling live performances. Lively, exciting and not like much else you might have seen at a poetry night before.

The hybrid poet....made up of skills of storytellers, music, rhythm and an insane imagination

This UTTER! will also feature the LAUNCH OF THE “GRAPHIC NOVEL FOR LUTON” - this is a collaborative project, based on real-life true experiences of people who live in Luton. Artist Nicole Mollett has been working together with 14 Luton writers to make a collection of hand drawn stories about Luton. The project engages communities, celebrates diversity, and encourages intercultural connections. The stories have been transformed into a Graphic Novel collection of short stories that brings the truth of Luton to life. There will be copies of the book on sale and a chance to meet and mingle with some of the writers.

Running time: 150 minutes,

Doors open at 7:30pm

Strictly 16+


  • Thursday, March 5, 2020

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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