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Hertfordshire Diary June 2011

PUBLISHED: 18:33 27 May 2011 | UPDATED: 16:00 21 March 2016

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Rory Bremner

Find out what's on in Hertfordshire in June 2011

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MUSIC AND DANCE


3rd Spirit of Tring: The Great British Proms, Grass Roots Stadium, Cow Lane www.spirit-of-tring.com


4th The Harlem Gospel Choir, Alban Arena


4th Spirit of Tring: Mamma Mia – The Music of ABBA, Grass Roots Stadium, Cow Lane


4th Chris Dean’s Syd Lawrence Orchestra – On The Beat, Rhodes, Bishop’s Stortford


4th Roy Orbison and Friends, Radlett Centre


5th Music in the Garden with the Ionian Singers, Shaw’s Corner.
01438 820307


5th Spirit of the Dance, Alban Arena


8th Nils Lofgren, Alban Arena


9th Brand new show, Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise, Alban Arena


12th De Havilland Philharmonic with John Lill CBE, Weston Auditorium, Hatfield. 01707 281127


14th Summertime Swing, live music, Furneux Pelham Hall.
01438 717406


15th The Bon Jovi Experience, Radlett Centre


16th Rock Around the 60’s, Hertford Theatre


16th The Humphrey Lyttelton Band, Radlett Centre


17th Youth Band Night, marquee event on Pound Meadow, Tring


19th Jazz Afternoon, noon to 6pm on Pound Meadow, Tring


19th A Musical Evening  songs and music George Bernard Shaw might have enjoyed, Shaw’s Corner. 01438 820307


21st The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Alban Arena


23rd Jonathan Ansell and Friends sing the music of G4, Alban Arena


24th Sandi Thom in concert, Alban Arena


25th St Albans Festival Concert with St Albans Symphony Orchestra,
St Albans Abbey. 01727 857422


25th Welwyn Garden City Orchestra and Chorus, St Francis Church, Welwyn Garden City


25th Kosher Gospel, Radlett Centre


25th Ballet Cymru Beauty and the Beast, Hertford Theatre


25th Hertford Choral Society concert with the National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain, All Saint’s, Hertford


26th Jazz Night, Letchworth Arts Centre


26th The Great British Barbershop Quartet, Alban Arena


30th Seth Lakeman in Concert, Alban Arena


WALKS AND NATURE


4th-5th Keech Hospice Care Stevenage Midnight Walk, North Hertfordshire College, Stevenage


5th Mary Gethin Walk; walk around Furneux Pelham in aid of Isabel Hospice. 01279 777610


From 5th Barnet and Monken Hadley historical and ghost walks. 020 8440 6805


11th Discover Ashridge walk around the Ashridge Estate. 01442 823727


11th Badger Talk and Walk, Ashridge Estate


12th Hidden Hertford Walk: Victorian Bengeo. Book: Hertford Museum


15th Gentle Stroll, informal walk observing the flora and fauna on the Ashridge Estate. 01442 823727


18th-19th Walk of Life, Oaklands College. 01727 737767


22nd Historic Parkland Walk, Ashridge Estate


25th Grove House Hospice Midnight Walk, Westminster Lodge, St Albans


26th Hidden Hertford Walk: Entertainment in Hertford, book at Hertford Museum


THEATRE


1st Rory Bremner and Friends, Radlett Centre


1st-3rd Billy Youth 2011, Dacorum Youth Productions, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead


3rd The Hot Dots, touching story of two vaudeville performers, Hertford Theatre


5th Barnstormers Comedy Club, Hertford Theatre


7th Psychic Sally on the Road, Alban Arena


8th Frankie Titters On! Written by and featuring Paul Harris, Broxbourne Civic Hall


10th-11th Dylan Moran – Yeah, Yeah, Alban Arena


10th Shappi Khorsandi, star of Live At The Apollo, Hertford Theatre


11th Sherlock Holmes, Hertford Theatre


11th The Return of Boothby Graffoe, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead


13th Verdi: Macbeth, streamed live from the Royal Opera House, Hertford Theatre


17th Edinburgh Fringe favourite Rich Hall, Hertford Theatre


17th-25th Private Fears in Public Places by Alan Ayckbourn, Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City


18th The Fair in the Square, Hitchin Market Square from 9am


21st Fiddler on the Roof, Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth


21st-25th Our House by Tim Firth featuring the Music of Madness, Court Theatre, Tring


22nd The Lord Chamberlain’s Men present A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the gardens of Broxbourne Civic Hall. 01992 441946


24th Austen’s Women, Hertford Theatre


25th Jenny Eclair – Old Dog New Tricks, Rhodes, Bishop’s Stortford


25th Wind in the Willows, open-air theatre in Rothampsted Park at 1.30pm and 6pm. 01727 819558


30th An Evening with Rabbi Lionel Blue, Hertford Theatre


From 30th Knebworth Players, No Sex Please We’re British! Gordon Craig Theatre


GARDEN EVENTS


Until 3rd Potty about Plants craft event, Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre


4th The Hardy Plant Society Hertfordshire Group Annual Plant Sale, 10am to noon, United Reformed Church, Homewood Road, St Albans


4th Markyate Annual Plant Sale to raise money for St Francis Hospice


5th Isabel Hospice Teas in Gardens, White House, Dane End from 2pm to 5pm. 01279 755320


5th Isabel Hospice Teas in Gardens, Bride Hall, Ayot St Lawrence from 2pm to 5.30pm. 01279 755320


11th Standon Open Gardens, ten private gardens open from 11am to 6pm, teas and jazz band at The Old Windmill, Standon Village, Ware


12th Much Hadham Open Gardens, tickets available at The Forge Museum, Much Hadham, noon to 5pm


19th Braughing Village Open Gardens, ten private gardens open to view from noon to 5pm


25th-26th Aldbury Open Gardens Weekend, live music, art and flower festival


25th-26th Benington Floral Festival


25th-26th Flower and Garden Festival, St John’s Church, Markyate.
01582 841572


26th Isabel Hospice Teas in Gardens, Dasselsbury, Dassels, Nr Braughing from 2pm to 5.30pm. 01279 755320


CHILDREN AND FAMILY


Until 5th Spring Special, Willows Farm Village


Until 6th Family storytelling, picnic and activities to celebrate National Family Week, Celtic Harmony Camp, near Hertford. 01438 718543


1st-6th Henry Moore Foundation half-term holiday workshops, Make a Plaster Maquette at Perry Green. 01279 843333


1st Lighter Than Air, family show of balloon antics and make believe, Hertford Theatre


2nd Fossil Fabrication, create your own fossil from plaster, Natural History Museum, Tring


3rd The Way Back Home, Big Wooden Horse Theatre, Radlett Centre


3rd Acrobalance Workshop for children aged 10-15, Hertford Theatre


3rd Roary the Racing Car Live! Alban Arena


4th Fireman Sam, Hertford Theatre


4th-5th Hands on History, time-travelling family fun days, Knebworth House


9th Family Activity Day, Shaw’s Corner, Ayot St Lawrence noon to 5pm


10th Scarecrow, music, movement, puppetry and fun for over-fives, Letchworth Arts Centre


11th Let’s Go Play, free fun for children aged three to 12 years, High Trees Children’s Centre, Herts Regional College. 01992 785574


12th Magic Dave, family magic show, Hertford Theatre


29th Katy Ashworth presents her Meet, Greet, Sing and Play Roadshow, Alban Arena


ART AND EXHIBITIONS


Until December, Painting of the Fortnight, a changing display of works chosen by members of the local community, Watford Museum


Until September 3rd Mud, Sweat and Beer – Exhibition of Everyday Life in Tudor Times, Hertford Museum


Until July 10th Public Opening – Aviva Leeman, UH Galleries at the Museum of St Albans


Until 26th Little and Large, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery


Until 26th Chance Glass: exhibition of Chance Glass collected by Bryen Wood, Bushey Museum and Art gallery


Until 26th Bushey Then and Now 2, a new selection from the Greville Collection of historic Bushey photographs, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery


1st-24th The Weekend Quilter, an exhibition of small quilts by Marion McCrindle, Apthorp Gallery, Radlett Centre


1st-30th Freya Purdue exhibition, Letchworth Arts Centre


3rd-27th Above and Beyond – Artists Consortium, contemporary art exhibition by artists living, working or studying in Hertfordshire, Hertford Theatre


11th-13th 37th Annual Ayot St Lawrence Art Show, the Palladian Church, Ayot St Lawrence 


17th-19th Willow Watercolours Summer Exhibition, Scouts HQ, Lockleys Drive, Welwyn Village. 07956 537140


18th-25th Radlett Art Society 45th Annual Art Exhibition of members’ work, Radlett Centre


From 29th Exhibition by McAlpine Miller, Hertford Theatre


SPECIAL EVENTS


4th Waltham Cross Summer Fair, High Street


4th-5th Hands on History event, Knebworth House


5th Hertford Fun Day, Hertford Castle noon to 5pm


11th-27th St Albans Festival with events taking place throughout St Albans www.stalbansfestival.com 01727 844488


11th-12th Military Vehicle Display, Royal Gunpowder Mills


11th-12th Whitwell Steam and Country Fair, Codicote, near Stevenage.
01438 871431


11th Dragon Boat Regatta, River Lea, Sacred Heart School, Ware, 10am to 4pm


11th Datchworth Fete 2011


11th Harpenden Common Discovery Day. 01582 768278


12th Hanbury Manor Garden Party. To book call 01920 487 722


12th Letchworth Centre Open Day, free one-to-one treatments, activities and entertainment 11am to 4pm. 01462 678804


16th Out of the Theatre – four-hour theatre and music revue, marquee event on Pound Meadow, Tring


17th-19th Art @ Gravelly Barn, charity summer exhibition by artists from Hertfordshire, Essex and Sri Lanka and live music at Gravelly Barn, Braughing. 01920 822229


18th Free one day festival, part of the St Albans Festival, Verulamium Park, St Albans from 1pm. 01727 844488


18th The Alban Pilgrimage starts 10.30am in Roman Verulamium and finishes at St Albans Cathedral with a Roman Quest


18th Bishop’s Stortford Town Carnival from noon. 01279 652274


18th Hertingfordbury Fete


18th Tring Carnival Day, events, activities and beer festival and live music in the evening on Pound Meadow, Tring


18th Riverside Festival, entertainment, stalls, live music, duck and raft racing on The Green, Stanstead Abbotts from 1pm
to 5pm


From 18th Stevenage Festival 2011, fine art, photography, poetry, theatre and music at the Gordon Craig Theatre and around Stevenage  www.stevenage-festival.co.uk


19th Therfield Village Fete, St Mary the Virgin Church, Therfield. 07825 116119


19th Ten-mile Junior Bike Ride in aid of Norwood, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, Elstree www.norwood-challenges.co.uk


19th Fathers’ Day Cars and Motorcycles in the Park, Knebworth House


22nd In the Footsteps of the Pilgrims – finding the St Albans Cathedral’s hidden treasures. Supper and guided tour to celebrate St Albans Day


24th-26th Ayot Literary Festival, Ayot Green


25th St Elizabeth’s Hospice Summer Fayre with classic cars, brass band, displays and over 60 stalls, St Elizabeth’s Centre from noon
to 4pm


25th-26th Waltham Abbey Town Show www.townshow.co.uk


25th-26th Salvo Fair, Knebworth House


26th Shenley Fete, Harris Lane playing field, Shenley


26th Stevenage Carnival


GENERAL INTEREST


From 1st Care 4 a Cuppa – hold a tea party at home or at work this summer in aid of Isabel Hospice. 01707 382500


4th Jumble Sale, Thundridge Village Hall 2.30pm to 4.30pm. 01920 462992


4th An Introduction to Beekeeping with Ashley Walker, Robin Dartington and Susan Dye, Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin


4th Charity Ball in aid of Isabel Hospice to be held in a marquee in the grounds of Ware Park Manor. 07979 857890


5th Cream Teas and Bric-a-Brac Sale, Hastoe Village Hall, Hastoe, near Tring


6th Meet the ancestors: family history for beginners, Hertfordshire Archives 10am to 4pm. 0300 1234049


10th-12th French Market, St Albans


10th-12th MacCamping Weekend; Wild West themed camping weekend for Macmillan Cancer Support, Hertford Camping Caravan Club site. Register at mac_camping@yahoo.co.uk


12th St Albans Half Marathon www.stalbanshalfmarathon.co.uk


14th Coffee Morning for Isabel Hospice, Markwell Pavilion, Bishop’s Stortford. 01279 755320


14th Reading and discussion group, Hertfordshire Archives. 0300 1234049


15th Herts Local Access Forum public meeting, College Campus Lane, Hatfield at 7.30pm www.hertslaf.org.uk/Next%20meeting.htm


18th Tomas Luis de Victoria and El Siglo d’Oro, music appreciation talk given by Julian Williamson, Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin


19th Penny’s Vintage Fashion Fair, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


19th The New You Beauty Show, Hertford Theatre. 01992 551843


21st UK premiere of the documentary Countdown to Zero, Hertford Theatre


25th Isabel Hospice Karting Endurance Event at Rye House Kart Raceway.
01707 382500


FARMERS' MARKETS


3rd Barnet: Spires Shopping Centre, 8.30am to 3pm


4th Hatfield: White Lion Square, 9am to 2.30pm


11th Hertford: Market Place from 8.30am to 1pm


11th Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am to noon


12th St Albans: Market Place, 10am to 4pm


15th Wheathampstead: East Lane Car Park, 10am to 1pm


17th Hexton: St Faith’s Church, 1pm to 4pm


17th Barnet: Spires Shopping Centre, 8.30am to 3pm


25th Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am to noon


26th Hatfield Heath: Village Hall, 9.30am to 12.30pm


USEFUL CONTACTS


Abbey Theatre, St Albans 01727 857861; Alban Arena, St Albans 01727 844488; Ashridge Estate, Berkhamsted 01441 851227; Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City 01707 357117; British Schools Museum, Hitchin 01462 420144; Broxbourne Civic Hall 01992 441946; Court Theatre, Pendley, Tring 01442 823130; First Garden City Heritage Museum 01462 482710; Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage 01438 363200; Harpenden Public Halls 01582 767525; Hatfield House 01707 287010; Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery 01462 434476; Knebworth House and Gardens 01438 812661; Letchworth Arts Centre 01462 670788; Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans 01727 844222; Market Theatre, Hitchin 01462 433553; Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead 01442 228091; Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin 01462 434875; Radlett Centre 01923 859291; Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishop’s Stortford 01279 651746; Sandpit Theatre, St Albans 01727 370067; Shenley Park 01923 852629; St Albans Cathedral 01727 860780; Trestle Arts Base, St Albans 01727 850950; Watford Palace Theatre 01923 225671; Watersmeet Theatre 01923 711063


Compiled by Kate Everett. Email details of your event to events@hertfordshirelife.co.uk

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