Hat District Lates

Eat, Drink and Create every first Thursday of the month at Hat District Lates!

Join us every first Thursday of the month for our regular creative social. With an ever changing programme of free and ticketed events in venues right across the Hat District, you can enjoy live music, DJ’s, arts, film and much more all whilst enjoying a beverage from the Hat Factory cafe.

DJ Jazzy Vibes returns to bring you good vibes for the evening.

Create A Fascinator

Sign up to make a fascinator for the party season and add that extra pizazz to your outfit. The session is led by artist Felicity Shillington, whose collection of fantasy hats ‘Hat Antics’ is on display in Hat Works and serves as your inspiration. Listen to songs by Chapeau during this relaxing fascinator making session. All materials provided. Sign up here.

UTTER! Lutonia presents:

JOHN HEGLEY (plus local support)

As Advent gets underway, John Hegley will bring to this Utter night out, a dozen pre-Christmas crackers in poetic form, a song about French teacher Mister Galimore's four simple rules for marking your neighbour's vocabulary test, a small amount of material about extrusive igneous rocks, some cardboard animals and a very special human guest indeed. Book tickets here.

Hats To The Future

Come and join an immersive experience where new technology takes us back to the past, showcasing Luton's hat making heritage. You will be able to try new and innovative ways of exploring and learning about the trade that built the town, Hat Making and Millinery, using AR and web based gaming. Thanks to funding through the National Lottery Heritage Fund , Hats To The Future is a pilot that is testing a new framework of teaching that supports and engages new audiences in the classroom with heritage and place. 

This is your chance to play with new tech, meet the developers and see what is next for the project and for Luton town when it comes to new technology.

Panel talks and speeches start at 5.30pm 


Upcoming Dates:

Thursday 7th December

Thursday 1 February

Thursday 7th March

Artisan Craft and Food Market: December

A monthly Artisan Food, Arts and Crafts Fair taking place every second Sunday

Stockwood Discovery Centre | 10am - 4pm

LGBTQIA+ Socials: December

Meet with new friends and old, relax and enjoy some time with other

Hat Factory Arts Centre - | 1pm - 4pm

Hat Antics

An exhibition of hat artworks inspired by a playful delve into the collections

The Hat District - | 10am - 5pm
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