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The finalists have been chosen for the first Hertfordshire Life Landscape Painter of the Year competition to find the best artists capturing, in their own unique ways, the often unsung views in the county

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February 2017

Here are five picks for things to do in February in Hertfordshire

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February 2017

After much anticipation and a year’s building work, a new regional theatre for Herts opens its doors this month. It’s curtain up at Letchworth’s innovative Broadway

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February 2017

Meet artist Dick Onians

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dick Onians grapples with the eternal in his work. Sandra Smith meets the Royal British Society of Sculptors Fellow at his Chipperfield home, surrounded by his creations

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January 2017

We have gathered the best of what’s on in January to help you plan your days out

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January 2017

Meet artist Nick Wonham

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Nick Wonham’s bold, stripped-back works have an immediacy that matches his natural subjects. Sandra Smith meets the Hitchin artist with a passion for printmaking

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December 2016

We have picked 5 of the best festive events in Hertfordshire to get you in the Christmas spirit

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December 2016

Meet artist Mitzie Green

Monday, November 21, 2016

Like Disney’s Frozen, artist Mitzie Green’s mantra is letting go. Sandra Smith meets the painter in her Berkhamsted studio surrounded by her fresh and vibrant depictions of places, spaces and flowers

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The golden age of cinema returns

Monday, November 14, 2016

From its early days in the late Victorian era, cinema held a pre-eminent place in our culture. But the introducion of television, and later video, sounded the death knell for many British cinemas. But now the big screen is back – and back in a big way!

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5 things to do in November

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

We have gathered five great things to do in Herts this month

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Toxic wallpaper, poisonous beer and fatal fashions are all explored in an exhibition that looks at the dark side of everyday domestic Victorian life. Andy Gibbs, curator at Hitchin’s British Schools Museum, opens the front door to a deadly world

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Are you an artist inspired by Hertfordshire’s beauty? Would you love to show your work in a gallery, win £250 cash and have a magazine article written about you?

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A new exhibition at the Natural History Museum, Tring, explores the evidence for ancient humans, animals and climate in what would become southern England. Liz Hamilton of the Campaign to Protect Rural England visits

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Photographer Rachel Piper has focussed her lens on nature, finding inspiration in some of Herts’ loveliest places and in her Hemel garden. Sandra Smith explores her vision

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It’s 15 years since a flying motorbike brought Harry Potter into cinemas and started a global film phenomenon. The Leavesden studios where many of the magical sets were created and filmed is celebrating the anniversary with a series of events. Damion Roberts gets on board the Hogwarts Express

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Ad Feature: Exciting new season at Watford Colosseum announced

Monday, October 10, 2016

Watford Colosseum are delighted to announce the new performances being added to their World-Class International Concert Season

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5 things to do in October

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

From world class orchestra to food festivals to the Herts 10k, we pick 5 of the top events for your diary this month

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Hertford Children’s Book Festival returns to Hertford this month attracting authors and performers to Hertford Theatre for the three-day event

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Layth Yousif: My three favourite books

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hitchin-based journalist and author Layth Yousif’s second book, The Miracle of Copenhagen, has just been published. Here he reveals three books that made a big impact on him

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Last chance to submit reader photos for our 2017 calendar - your image could be in thousands of homes and businesses next year!

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Stars of Herts Open Studios 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

With more than 200 artists showing their creations in galleries and welcoming the public to see them at work in their studios, Herts Open Studios 2016 is an opportunity to see the broad range of visual arts in the county and to buy unique pieces. Sandra Smith chooses four very different artists to give a flavour of what’s on offer

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