Q. What do music, poetry, lions and MPs fighting all have in common? A. They were all part of Luton Irish Forum’s (LIF) Entertainment Evening on Friday (19th October).Organised by the charity’s Literary Society, the evening featured the LIF choir, individual singers and musicians showcasing a selection of heart-rending vocals and toe-tapping tunes along with a short drama with lions in the House of Commons plus poetry in English and Gaelic.
“We have some very talented members at the Luton Irish Forum – and they showcased their many abilities very well,” said Noelette Hanley, Chief Officer. “It was another great evening of laughter and tears of joy.”
Upcoming diary dates at Luton Irish Forum include ‘Voices of 68’ free exhibition and seminar focussing on the Civil Rights march on 5th October 1968. The march and its aftermath are a crucial period in Northern Ireland’s history and considered widely to mark the beginning of ‘The Troubles’ and Voices of 68 encourages a fresh look at these events, told in the words of some of those most directly involved at the time. The exhibition runs from 29th October to 4th November during LIF’s normal opening hours and the seminar starts at 7pm on 1st November.
Luton Irish Forum provides welfare advice and social activities not only to people of Irish ethnicity but to any resident of Luton. Find out more at www.lutonirishforum.org or by telephoning 01582 720447.


Photo captions:
• Local Irish country and folk singer Tommy Christie (right) delighted the audience with a surprise performance, supported by local musician Danny Considine (left).
• L to R: Lilly and Lionel, lions in the drama, Today in Parliament, having a rest.
• The LIF choir sing together for fun. New members are always welcome.