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Your August Hertfordshire diary

PUBLISHED: 19:39 30 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:39 20 February 2013

Your August Hertfordshire diary

Your August Hertfordshire diary

Find out what's on in Hertfordshire this month

THEATRE


1st Childrens Outdoor Theatre: Robin Hood, Hatfield House


1st-29th Weekenders - Live Soap Opera, Market Theatre, Hitchin


3rd-7th The Taming of the Shrew, Pendley Shakespeare Festival, Tring. 01442 820060


14th Comedy Night with MC Paul B Edwards, Letchworth Arts Centre


15th Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest, Hatfield House


15th-17th Guys n Dolls, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


16th-21st Guys and Dolls, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage


19th Outdoor Theatre: James and the Giant Peach, Knebworth House


19th-21st Aylesbury Vale Youth Theatre presents Little Women, Court Theatre, Tring


19th-21st Tick Tick Boom, featuring the music and story of Jonathan Larson, Trestle Arts Base, St Albans


20th Comedy Night, Ramada Cromwell, Stevenage


20th-21st Billy Elliot, Top Hat Youth Theatre, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


27th Open Air Theatre: An Ideal Husband, Wimpole Hall and
Home Farm, Arrington


From 27th House of Ghosts Inspector Morse, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage


29th Childrens Theatre in the Park: The Secret Garden, Hatfield House


MUSIC AND DANCE


Until 1st Sonisphere Music Festival, Knebworth House


1st Family picnic concert: Music to Watch the Flowers By, Shenley Park.
01923 852629


1st Summer of Sound Welwyn Garden City Brass Band, 2pm to 5pm in Cedars Park, Cheshunt


6th Concert, Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills. 01462 459446


6th and 7th Gala Recital for Isabel Hospice by the Galini Piano Trio, Brookmans Park. 01707 658531


8th Music in the Parks: Hot! Hot! Hot!, The Bandstand, Clarence Park, St Albans, from 1.30pm to 5pm


10th-14th Richard III, Pendley Shakespeare Festival, Tring. 01442 820060


13th-14th Unified Dance Showcase, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


14th Enfield Fake Music Festival, Enfield Town Park


15th Music in the Parks: Nu-Alternatives! Rothamsted Park, Harpenden from 1.30pm to 6pm


22nd Music in the Parks: The Little Chill! Verulamium Park, St Michaels, St Albans from 1.30pm to 5pm


22nd Summer of Sound Pop Luck & Music Mix Finalists 2010, Cedars Park, Cheshunt from
2pm to 5pm


27th Hertfordshire County Youth Orchestra, Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban. 01727 890256


CHILDREN AND FAMILY


Until 31st Summer Story Times, Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery


2nd-6th Top Hat Stage and Screen Summer School put on a play in just one week. For children aged four to 17, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar.
01727 812666


2nd-8th Camping Week, Spring Meadow Farm, Berkhamsted. 01442 834783


2nd and 20th Fossil Fabrication, craft activities for children aged five-plus, Natural History Museum, Tring


3rd Design an Album Cover at Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery from 10am


4th-5th The Little Big Club Live in Concert, Radlett Centre
4th Playday 2010 Our Place free family activities, noon to 4pm, Garston Park, Watford. 01923 278333


4th Lets GO Play: free fun afternoon for three to 12-year-olds, Cheshunt Park, from noon to 4pm. 01992 785574


5th Paint a Bug with Cathy Smale, art workshops for children aged eight-plus, Hertford Museum


5th Childrens Pet Show, in the grounds of Bollescroft House, Broxbourne from 1pm. 01992 441946


5th Pipe-cleaner big bugs, craft activities for children aged five-plus, Natural History Museum, Tring


From 5th Arts and Craft Workshops for eight to 12-year-olds, Watford Museum


7th Puppet Story Telling sessions with Pauline Collins, children aged up to six, Hertford Museum


8th Show Me Chris and Pui for children aged three-plus, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


9th-13th Arts Award Week, daily activities for 11 to 16-year-olds, Letchworth Arts Centre


10th Big bugs camouflage challenge, craft activities for children aged five-plus, Natural History Museum, Tring


11th, 18th and 25th Water Play Days, Spring Meadow Farm, Berkhamsted


11th-12th Fireman Sam Live Pontypandy Rocks! Broxbourne Civic Hall


12th Dr Dinosaur Presents Discovering Dinosaurs, Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery


12th Beetle Mania, craft activities for children aged five-plus, Natural History Museum, Tring


14th Honey Day, family event with local beekeepers and wildlife organisations, Natural History Museum, Tring


15th How the Koala Learnt to Hug, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


17th-19th Letchworth Fashion Week for 11 to 14-year-olds, Letchworth Arts Centre


18th Fish and ships, craft activities for children aged five-plus, Natural History Museum, Tring


19th Lets GO Play: free fun afternoon for three to 12-year-olds, Pitfield, 100 Acre Estate, Hoddesdon from noon to 4pm. 01992 785574


21st Lydekker Teddy Bears Picnic, Lydekker Park 11am to 2pm. 01582 768278


23rd-26th Wizard of Oz Drama Week for five to ten-year-olds, Letchworth Arts Centre


24th Lets go crabbing craft activity, Natural History Museum, Tring


24th Danger Mouse Saves the World, Broxbourne Civic Hall


27th Giant Games Day, free event in Old Highway Park, Hoddesdon, from
11am to 3pm


27th A cast of favourite characters in The Little Big Club, for ages three to six years, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


31st Teddy Bears Picnic, Broxbourne Civic Hall


ART AND EXHIBITIONS


Until November 28 Bushey Rose Garden Exhibition, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery


Until November 21 Big Bugs Exhibition, Natural History Museum, Tring


Until October 24 Water: Calm and Tempest, Bushey Museum
and Art Gallery


Until September 4 Hitchins Horrid History, Hitchin Museum and
Art Gallery


Until September 4 Margies Rock & Roll Retrospective 1969-1975, Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery


Until September 11 The Age of Dinosaurs Exhibition, Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery


Until September 5 Kubrick: A Film Makers Odyssey, Museum of St Albans


Until 14th Travels with a Paintbrush, Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery


Until 20th Not Not the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, McNeill Gallery, Radlett


Until 30th Myths and legends, touring exhibition from Stevenage Museum, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery
From 1st Danielle Akiyama Focus, Lemongrove Gallery, Harpenden


3rd-27th Its All in the Mind, paintings by Erna Covell-Mumford, Letchworth Arts Centre


3rd-27th Catching the Light: Photography by David Wear, Letchworth Arts Centre


3rd-27th Lost Landscapes: Works by Chantelle Stephenson, Letchworth Arts Centre


4th-31st Queen Rock Magic, exhibition of memorabilia in the banqueting hall, Knebworth House


21st Meet the Photographer, Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery


From 21st Stevenage Locomotive Society Exhibition, Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery


WALKS AND NATURE


From 1st Woodland Walks and Teas, every Sunday from 2pm to 5pm, Spring Meadow Farm, Berkhamsted


1st Healthy History Walk, two-mile circular walking tour of the old Leavsden Asylum and St Pancras Industrial School sites, from Abbots Langley. 01923 776611


7th The Edible Dormouse Talk and Walk, Ashridge Estate


8th Discovery Day, Maple Lodge Nature Reserve, Maple Cross from 11am


8th Hidden Hertford Walk: Central Hertford. 01992 582686


From 8th Barnet and Monken Hadley historical and ghost walks, and Battle of Barnet. 020 8440 6805


8th Chapelfoot stroll, moderate five-mile history and wildlife walk. 01462 459395


11th Totally Batty, childrens discovery walk, Ashridge Estate


14th Summer Tree Identification Course for Absolute Beginners, Pishiobury Park. 01727 858901


14th Branch Line to Hemel Hempstead, 15-mile cycle ride with the Friends of the Nickey Line. 01582 762120


15th Rich pickings for raptors, four-mile farmland walk from Sandon Bury Farm. 01462 459395


15th Wing it to Water, 11-mile cycle ride led by St Albans Cycle Campaign from Sandridge to Stanborough Lakes. 01582 762120


19th Rickmansworth Aquadrome Wildlife Wander, two-mile guided walk with the Countryside Management Service. 01727 848168


22nd Hidden Hertford Walk: Criminal Hertford. 01992 582686


24th Black Poplar Walk, four-mile ramble around Wilstone, Long Marston and Gubblecote. 01727 848168


29th Hidden Hertford Walk: St Andrews Street, Hertford. 01992 582686


SPECIAL EVENTS


Until 24th Busy Below Stairs, Wimpole Hall and Home Farm, Arrington


Until 26th Beat the butter at Home Farm, Wimpole Hall, Arrington


Until 28th Celtic Games, Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon


1st Rock at the Castle, local bands provide a showcase of music for Hertford Castles Charity Rock Festival from 12.30pm to 7.30pm with free entry


1st Royston Kite Festival www.roystonkitefestival.com


4th Tiger Day, Shepreth Wildlife Park, Royston


6th-8th Art in Clay, Pottery and Ceramics Festival, Hatfield House
7th Visit a Micro Farm at the Riverside Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead


7th-8th Classic Car Show, Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey


10th Archaeology Fun Day, Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery


14th Falconry Day, Hertford Museum


14th Classic Car Day, High Street, Waltham Cross


14th Birds of Prey and flight demonstrations, Riverside Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead


14th Country Fair in aid of Isabel Hospice, Coopers department store, Bishops Stortford


14th-15th Hands-on-History Weekend, Knebworth House


14th-15th English Civil War Event, Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey


17th Second World War event, Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery


18th-19th Model Railway Days, Hertford Museum


20th-22nd Hatfield House Country Show


20th-22nd Flamstead Scarecrow Festival


21st-22nd Fire Engine Extravaganza, Frogmore Mill, Hemel Hempstead.
01442 234600


21st-22nd Medieval Event with Jousting, Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey


21st-22nd Tomato Festival, Wimpole Hall and Home Farm, Arrington


24th Victorian Day, Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery


25th-27th Celtic Games, Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon. 01438 71853


28th-30th Robin Hood event, Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey


28th-30th Harvest Festival, Wimpole Hall and Home Farm, Arrington


29th-30th Classic Motor Show, Knebworth House


29th-30th Chilli Festival, Benington Lordship


29th-30th Primitive Skills Festival, Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon


30th Much Hadham Fete and Dog Show, Recreation Ground, Much Hadham


30th Family Fun Day, Butterfly World, Chiswell Green, St Albans


30th Ashwell Show, Hertfordshires largest one-day horse event, Elbrook Meadow, Ashwell


31st The Doctor Returns Doctor Who Day, Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery


GENERAL INTEREST


10th Lunchtime Talk: British Schools Museum, Hitchin


10th-13th Creative Workshops for all ages, Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green. 01279 843333


11th Art Deco Art for the People, talk and slide show with Graham Slimming, Hertford Museum


12th Radlett Art Society Lecture: Jane Kelsall on Frederick Lord Leighton, Radlett Centre


14th Friends of Bushey Museum Annual Garden party, Reveley Lodge, 88 Elstree Road, Bushey Heath, 1 to 5pm


19th Dame Miriam Rothschild FRS Evening Talk, Natural History Museum, Tring


24th RHS Talk with Chris Beardshaw: Growing for Success, Hatfield House.
0845 6121253


25th A Sensuous Introduction to art Noveau, talk and slide show with
Graham Slimming, Hertford Museum


26th Isabel Hospice Charity Ladies Golf Day, Mill Green Golf Club, Welwyn Garden City. 01438 716079


28th-29th Drop-in craft activities, Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green.
01279 843333


Until 30th Vintage Wine Treasure Hunt, Henry Moore Foundation,
Perry Green


FARMERS' MARKETS


7th Great Hormead: Village Hall, 10am to 12.30pm


7th Hatfield: White Lion Square, 9am to 2.30pm


8th St Albans: Market Place, 10am to 4pm


14th Stevenage: Town centre


14th Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am to noon


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


20th Hexton: St Faiths Church, 1pm to 4pm


21st Little Hadham: Village Hall, 9am to noon


22nd Harpenden: Lower High Street, 10am to 2pm


28th Hitchin: Market Square, 10am to 2pm


28th Hatfield Heath: Village Hall, 10am to 12.30pm


28th Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am to noon


VENUES


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. Hatfield House, 01707 287010. Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery, 01462 434476. Knebworth House and Gardens, 01438 812661. Letchworth Arts Centre, 01462 670788. 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, Bishops Stortford, 01279 651746. Sandpit Theatre, St Albans, 01727 370067. Shenley Park, 01923 852629. Trestle Arts Base, St Albans, 01727 850950.Watford Palace Theatre, 01923 225671. Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar, 01707 645005

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