An evening filled with music, food, and laughter to celebrate the Windrush Generation.

Teletubby turned comedian, John Simmit will host the evening, taking the audience on a journey through the ages of music inspired by the Windrush Generation whilst they dine on a sumptuous 3 course dinner.

So dust off your best dresses and suits and join Black Arts Heritage Network in partnership with The Culture Trust Luton for a night to remember.

Menu Choices:

Starters: Salt fish fritters / Vegetable Frittas

Mains: Stewed chicken / Baked fillet of salmon / Sweet potato and chick pea curry

Sides: Rice and peas / Vegetable rice / Seasonal Vegetables / Fried plantain

Desserts: Fresh fruit medley / Apple crumble and custard

Once you have purchased your ticket please email with your food choices from the menu below and specify any dietary requirements. You can select two sides and one choice from each of the other sections.

Please note: All meals are served with home-made coleslaw and salad. Please specify if you wish to remove these at the time of confirming your food choices.

Running Time: 2 hours

Age Guidance: 12+
Bar opens at 6pm with doors to the auditorium at 7pm and dinner served promptly at 7:30pm


  • Saturday, June 19, 2021

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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