Story Time In The Peace Garden

Join in for this free outdoor performance for kids aged 5 to 9 and their grown-ups.

Saturday 23 July 3.00 – 5.00pm
High Town Peace Garden

Expect a fun afternoon where kids become part of the story.

The main event will be an outdoor performance of about 45 minutes for children aged 5 to 9 and their accompanying grown-ups. Featuring Luton actor Simon Tweed as the ‘Magic Librarian’, who will read and perform excerpts from popular children’s books including brand new ‘Max Counts to a Million’ by Luton author Jeremy Williams.

Before and after the performance, you’ll be able to play games like Giant Jenga and Tin Can Alley.

What to bring

This is an outdoor event. Feel free to bring along:

  • a picnic blanket
  • snacks for you and the children
  • water/drinks
  • a favourite children’s book (during the afternoon, we’ll ask you to share a little bit about what it is and why the children like it)

Please note: there will be no food or formal seating provided.

If light rain is forecast, please bring an umbrella. If we feel the event cannot go ahead because of bad weather, or other circumstances beyond our control, we will try to reschedule the event for another suitable day.

About the Peace Garden

This garden is a small urban pocket park in the middle of High Town, Luton. It lies within the central High Town Conservation Area and next to a nationally listed Methodist Church, while tucked away from the nearby high street.

There is a lawned area, large enough for an audience to sit in, and the garden is fenced and gated, with step-free access. A small mound provides a natural stage and amphitheatre feel. Large trees give dappled shade on a sunny day or protection from light drizzle.


Tickets are limited because the Peace Garden isn’t very big and we need to make sure it doesn’t get crowded. Tickets are free, but we ask that you book a ticket for each child and adult in your party. We won’t be able to admit anyone without a ticket.

We’ve carefully chosen a programme of books to suit children aged 5 to 9. We kindly ask that you come with children that are within that age range, to make sure everyone will enjoy the afternoon. If you’re not sure, please contact us.

Free entry was made possible through funding by the Bedfordshire and Luton Communities Foundation, and Luton Rising.

Click here to book your free tickets.

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