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UK Kente Festival 2023: Bringing “Luton-Ghana Connection” into Vibrancy!

UK Kente Festival 2023: Bringing “Luton-Ghana Connection” into Vibrancy! The fever of the UK Kente Festival Gala 2023 in Luton transcended geographical boundaries as it brought together local authorities, distinguished Ghanaian royalty, and governmental ministers from Ghana. Councillor Maria Lovell MBE, a former Mayor and CEO of the Ghana Society UK, expressed that the Kente Festival serves as a bridge connecting the rich cultural heritage of Ghana with the diverse […]

todayNovember 29, 2023 114 3


Why is Luton “Stepping Forward”?

Why is Luton “stepping forward”? “Step Forward Luton” is a new campaign launched by local individuals, business leaders, organisations, and companies to promote all things great about Luton. The first public community event was held on November 1 at Luton Sixth Form, where residents were invited to join the campaign and become ambassadors to promote the positive image of Luton. Gordon Brady, one of the ambassadors and Head of CPD […]

todayNovember 10, 2023 161 3 3

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Challenges persist in media access for Black people ” – An Interview with Evadney Campbell, MBE

Born in Jamaica and raised in England: The journey of Evadney Campbell Evadney Campbell's life journey from Jamaica to England at the age of 11 was a study in contrasts. Her early memories of a joyful childhood in Jamaica were juxtaposed with the socio-realities that she faced in England. It was during her adulthood that she became aware of race relations, a reality that not only shaped her determination to […]

todayOctober 30, 2023 80 5


Evolving Bedfordshire’s Women: A Celebration of Lady Jane Clifford’s Inspiring Journey

Evolve | Bedfordshire & Luton Community Foundation hosted a captivating event titled "#TogetherStronger" at Ampthill Park House in Bedfordshire, featuring Lady Jane Clifford as its honoured guest. The former Bedfordshire High Sheriff and current Evolve Patron graced the occasion with her remarkable journey, dedicated to inspiring and empowering women throughout Bedfordshire. The event drew a diverse assembly of women representing various industries across Bedfordshire. Their presence reflected their heartfelt appreciation […]

todayOctober 21, 2023 54


“A Voice for Change”, Baroness Doreen Lawrence. OBE, speaks at the University of Bedfordshire

Baroness Doreen Lawrence, OBE, the mother of Stephen Lawrence, a young black man tragically murdered in London 30 years ago, emphasised the role that racial relations play in tackling inequalities within British schools. As part of the ongoing "An Evening With" public lecture series at the University of Bedfordshire, Baroness Lawrence delivered an inspiring talk titled "A Legacy of Hope and Change." Her journey to the forefront of advocacy began […]

todayOctober 20, 2023 50 2


Celebrating Nigeria’s Independence: A Vibrant Cultural Exhibition in Luton, Bedfordshire.

Luton, Bedfordshire, came alive with the spirit of unity and celebration as the Nigeria Bedfordshire Community commemorated 63 years of independence from its former British colonial rule. The event, which took place on September 30, 2023, at Futures House in Marsh Farm, saw a delightful blend of local authorities, businesses, exhibitors representing diverse communities, cultural showcases, enlightening talks, and invaluable networking opportunities.   The celebration, extending through to Independence Day […]

todayOctober 1, 2023 61 2


Luton DART celebrates 1 million passengers in just 147 days since launch!

Luton DART celebrates 1 million passengers in just 147 days since launch! Luton (Direct-Air-Rail-Transit ) reached it 1 million passengers on Monday 21 August with Mr Wouter Ruffen, originally from the Netherlands, who has been backpacking around Europe, and was en route to a flight from London Luton to Amsterdam, Wouter had bought a contactless ticket to the airport from London St Pancras International which included the Luton DART connection […]

todaySeptember 1, 2023 60 2 2


Malu Lusadisu, From my mum’s cooking lessons to Ruby’s restaurant in Luton.

Malu is a chef and owner of Ruby’s restaurant named after his daughter. He grew up in London, established himself in Luton for the past 13 years, and made it his town where he thought of running both family and the restaurant. I’ve dedicated a large part of my life to cooking. It’s my passion! Most of the happy memories from my childhood are cooking for my family. I’ve managed several businesses in Luton, including mechanics, but I landed in […]

todayJune 15, 2023 135

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Inspirational headteacher, Ian Douglas, building a long-lasting legacy for Luton children.

Luton Chiltern Academy, which has more than 1,168 students, is part of Chiltern Learning Trust, a variety of multi-academy for local and national organisations. The Academy, opened in 2018 in temporary accommodation, relocated a year later to a £ 20 million purpose-built school building in Luton Gipsy Lane. Ian Douglas, headteacher of this outstanding academy is committed to excellent standards of teaching and learning and helping raise the attainment of all local students. 1. What has been your path into […]

todayMay 24, 2023 144


“Global Luton Party” for King’s Coronation

There will be a whole weekend of celebrations in Luton for the Coronation of King Charles III next month, with free events for all the family organised by Luton Council. On Saturday, May 6, St George’s Square will be home to Our Global Luton Party, including a colourful parade of young people and volunteers from across Luton celebrating the different countries with links to Luton. The parade will be followed by a screening of the coronation on a big screen […]

todayApril 20, 2023 138 1