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Street entertainment lights up Luton
Missed Luton Live on Saturday 9th April? Catch up here...
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Music and dancing lit up St George's Square on Saturday 9th April, with the latest 'Luton Live' street entertainment event.

We enjoyed fabulous choreography from Arjana Dance, drumming from Toque Tambor and gorgeous music from Kai Swarvett and Scott Greensmith of Lucille.

Look out for more Luton Live events in our town centre on the second Saturday of every month until October.  The next event will take place on Saturday 14th May - we'll be announcing the lineup soon.

You can also take a look at our Luton Live photo album HERE.
Shining the spotlight on businesses

Calling all businesses in Luton town centre.

Luton BID has funded a series of advertorial features in the Luton on Sunday to showcase the wide range of businesses in our town centre.
Whether you run a bar or a café, a shop or a beauty salon, a restaurant or a professional business, we want to hear from you.
It is absolutely FREE to be featured and a great opportunity to promote your products and services across the Luton area. Your business must be located in the Luton BID area to take part - check the map on our website HERE.
What you need to do
Simply refer to the list of advertorials and deadlines below to find the relevant date for your business.
Then, email promotions@lutonbid.org with:
- Around 100 words about your business
- A high-res photo in jpeg format - no logos please
Advertorials and deadlines
1. Evening economy businesses. Do you run a business that is part of Luton's night time economy - a pub, bar, club, restaurant, late night café or other venue? Deadline: Wednesday 20th April.

2. All things food and drink. Is your business a cafés, deli or restaurant? Do you have an event coming up to tickle visitors' tastebuds? Deadline: Friday 6th May.
3. Father's Day. Does your business sell the perfect gift? Or you the perfect venue for treating dads to a delicious meal or drink? Perhaps you offer something a little different to do this Father's Day? Deadline: Friday 27th May.
4. Independents Day. We are marking this national celebration of small independent business by showcasing those in Luton town centre. Whatever sector you operate in, if you are independently owned, we want to hear from you. Deadline: Friday 17th June.
To learn more about the advertorial series, please visit the Luton BID website HERE.
Keeping Luton clean and tidy

Luton BID has continued to clean some of the hot spots in the town centre. Over the weekend we attended to the seating area on the corner of Cheapside and John Street, Melson Street and long running issues on Liverpool Street and in Millyard.

If you have an area that needs some extra care please email  info@lutonbid.org.
Vote for your favourite town centre venue

The responsible management and operation of licensed premises is key part of keeping Luton town centre safe, attractive and appealing to visitors.

That's why Luton BID is supporting the national scheme Best Bar None - and now you can vote for your favourite town centre bar, pub or club in the People's Choice Award. Select your winner on the Luton at Large website HERE.
Dates for your diary

Upcoming events in Luton town centre include:

Boishakhi Mela
Art, performance, food, dance, music, magic and drumming from around the world.
Thursday 14th April, all day
The Queen's 90th birthday celebrations
Brass band playing classic hits from The Commonwealth, entertainment and activities - all free.
Thursday 21st April, 6:30pm-8:30pm

St George's Day
Circus workshop, Punch and Judy, stilt walking, balloon artistry and more.
Saturday 23rd April, 11am-5pm

Talent Quest 2016
A search for new performing arts talent for August's Luton Mela. To register your interest, or for more information, email info@lutonmela.co.uk or call Furhaad on 07966723454.
Heat 1 takes place on 7th May, heat 2 on 12th May, the semi-finals on 23rd/24th June and the final on 29th July

Luton Live
Family-friendly street entertainment in St George's Square, organised by Luton BID.
Every second Saturday of the month until October, 12pm-4pm

You can keep up to date with all upcoming events on the Luton BID website HERE.
How to get involved

All businesses are encouraged to get involved by attending working groups to help steer projects. You can also follow us on Twitter @LutonBID or like us on Facebook Luton BID, or click on the links below.

Look out for our ebulletin next week with details of some of our new projects.

This email is sent to you as a business located in the
Luton Business Improvement District (BID) 
or partner interested in BID activity.

The BID is project managed by Partnerships for Better Business Ltd (pfbbUK).

Luton BID 01582 510657  info@lutonbid.org

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