What's On in Leighton Buzzard

Leighton Buzzard diary. Festivals in Leighton Buzzard, concerts in Leighton Buzzard and great family days out and events in Leighton Buzzard and Linslade

Firewalk - walk over hot coals

Sunday 12 November 2017 4pm

Looking for a thrill this November? Walk over hot coals for Keech Hospice Care and take on the most exhilirating challenge yet. Prepare to test your mind and body by walking barefoot across 20 feet of hot coals as hot as 1200 degrees Fahrenheit. It might sound unbelieveable, but this event will show you, that you can achieve more than you ever thought possible.

The event will be held at Leighton Buzzard Brewing Co. on Harmill Industrial Estate off Grovebury Road. On the night, the bar will be serving their best award-winning craft beers brewed on site, and there will be of course a charcoal BBQ, so come along for a great night.

To take part in the walk, entry is £40 with a minimum sponsorship pledge of £95. Raising the sponsorship is the easy part - just find 10 friends or family members willing to sponsor you £10 each and you will have exceeded the £95 minimum sponsorship. Then comes the real challenge - the event itself. Sign up here

If Music Be The Food Of Love

Saturday 18 November 2017 7.30pm

A concert by Leighton Linslade Gala Orchestra, in aid of Leighton Linslade Homeless Service and Macmillan Cancer Support. The concert will feature an uplifting programme of music from the orchestra, including pieces from Bacharach, Elgar and Lloyd Webber, and some other special items.

They are performing at Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre with a programme that includes, JS Bach, Debussy, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky and Ravel.

There will be a raffle and all tickets entitle guests to a free drink on arrival.

All Saints Church, Leighton Buzzard. 7.30pm to 10pm. Book online Tickets £12.50 (plus £1.37 fee)

Leighton Tea Dances

Wednesday 22 November 2017 2pm to 4pm

If you like dancing, making friends, listening to music and a spot of tea then why come along to a Wednesday tea dance at Leighton Library Theatre. This is your opportunity to waltz, tango, cha cha cha and quickstep. You will be entertained with a wide range of music and will receive complimentary tea or coffee and biscuits which will be served throughout the dance. If you are a bit rusty or if you haven’t danced before, no need to worry as there will be a workshop so you can learn all of the right moves. The Tea Dances are organised by Central Bedfordshire Council. For more information contact Loren Barnard via email loren.barnard@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 5125.

Doors open at 1.15pm. Admission is £3 - Telephone 0300 300 8125, call in to the box office or book online

Star Jazz Quartet

Saturday 25 November 2017 7.30pm

Nikki Iles piano, Nick Smart trumpet, Dave Whitford bass and Tim Giles drums. An evening of favourite jazz standards.

Telephone 0300 300 8125, call in to the box office or book online

Luke Jermay - Sixth Sense

Friday 1 December 2017 7.30pm

Luke Jermay is the most incredible man you’ve probably never heard of. He can read your mind.

His awe inspiring intuitive abilities have gained him high profile fans such as Derren Brown, Dynamo and Uri Geller who all agree Jermay is astonishing. ‘Luke Jermay’s – Sixth Sense’ has gained critical acclaim with 5 star reviews from Edinburgh to London’s West End. You’ll be amazed at Jermay’s incredible powers; He knows your past, present and future, sometimes better than you do. From your favourite schoolteacher, childhood pet, even the colour of your underwear. Jermay impossibly knows all, sees all and tells (almost) all in an expert display of telepathy developed to amazing razor sharp accuracy.

Telephone 0300 300 8125, call in to the box office or book online

KidsOut Santa Dash with Leighton Fun Runners

Saturday 2 December 2017 11am

The Santa Dash is organised by KidsOut in partnership with Leighton Fun Runners. Starting and finishing at the KidsOut office in Church Square, the route encompasses 2.5 miles of Leighton Buzzard’s finest streets and last year saw over 200 Santas take part. This year, Keri Donnellan will be hosting a jazzercise warm up for the participants at 10.45am in Church Square, with the fun run kicking off at 11am. All participants will receive a finisher’s medal and enjoy mulled wine and mince pies afterwards.

KidsOut encourage registering in advance to make things as smooth as possible on the day, but turning up on the day is also fine. To register your interest - email KidsOut for an entry form, call 01525 243215 or pop into the KidsOut office at 14 Church Square.

Participants can enter for a minimum donation of £5, with Santa suits available to buy for an additional £5. The Santa Dash is all about making local people aware of KidsOut and we’d love this year to be the most popular year yet

Leighton Buzzard Christmas Festival

Friday 1 December

Traditional Christmas Craft & Gift Fair in the High Street, food court and Santa’s Grotto in Church Square. The ever popular Funfair will be situated in the High Street and North Street. The entertainment starts at 4pm on the main stage with local choirs and dance groups performing, culminating in the Christmas Lights Switch On and Firework Display at 7pm.

Saturday 2 December

Kids Out Santa Dash from Church Square at 11am with the usual Market and Pop Up market taking place in the High Street from 10am. Make sure you look out for the walk-about snowman making appearances throughout the day

Sunday 3 December

The traditional family fun-day is back in the High Street with a festive funfair, extended craft and gift market, along with street theatre performances throughout the day. Jelly Roller is bringing his Dickensian Ding Dong to town, with traditional brass bands playing all of the festive favourites and Matt Barnard’s Period Prestidigitation as well as Victorian workshops offering something for everyone.

Barnstormers - Stand-up comedy

Saturday 2 December 2017 8pm

Barnstormers Comedy is one of the leading promoters of stand-up comedy. Barnstormers have had numerous superb comedians grace its stages over the past decade including Sarah Millican and Greg Davies. Each month their compere introduces three different top acts from the London circuit. Bring a group of friends for the perfect Saturday night out! Over 18s only please unless accompanied by a responsible person.

Doors open at 7.15pm. Admission is £10 + £1 fees - Telephone 0300 300 8125, call in to the box office or book online

The Big Band at Christmas

Tuesday 5 December 2017 7.30pm

Swing ‘n’ sing along into Christmas with the unique Five Star Swing Big Band show – as featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre. Enjoy all your favourite Christmas songs with the dynamic Big Band treatment from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie and Nat King Cole. Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra, Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother).

Telephone 0300 300 8125, call in to the box office or book online

Brewery Comedy - Leighton Buzzard Brewing Co.

Wednesday 13 December 2017 8pm

Leighton Buzzard Brewing Co. present Comedy at the Brewery. Up and coming circuit comedians perform in the town’s very own brewery. Come along for great comics and superb beer. The brewery is on Harmill Industrial Estate on Grovebury Road.

Doors open at 7pm with performances from 8pm. Tickets are £8 in advance or £10 on the door. There is limited space in venue so recommended to book in advance.

Any enquires please email brewerycomedy@gmail.com or book online

Proms in the Park - Summer Band Concerts in Leighton Buzzard

Sundays from June to September

There are free concerts in the park held at the bandstand in Parson's Close Recreation Ground in the centre of Leighton Buzzard on many Sundays throughout the summer. They begin in June and continue throughout the summer until September. The concerts feature top brass and silver bands from the surrounding counties.

View 2017 programme here

Movies for the More Mature (MMM)

Wednesday afternoons

If you are a resident of Leighton Buzzard or Linslade why not join the Leighton Buzzard Over 55's Film Club. This is a great opportunity to see a film at a great price - all tickets are just £2.60 which includes refreshments. These can be purchased in advance from Leighton Buzzard Theatre box office. Membership forms are available from the Town Council at the White House in Hockliffe Street or call the Events Team on 01525 631920. Please bring some ID with you when joining. Films are shown at the Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre on Wednesday afternoons.