CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Hertfordshire Life today CLICK HERE

Your complete Hertfordshire July diary

PUBLISHED: 16:31 30 June 2011 | UPDATED: 21:35 20 February 2013

The WInd in the Willows

The WInd in the Willows

Find out what's on in Hertfordshire in July 2011

MUSIC AND DANCE


1st Haileybury Madrigal Society Concert for Isabel Hospice, Amwell Pool, Near Ware


2nd Water, water everywhere..... Festival Choral Concert with St Albans Chamber Choir, St Saviours Church. 07570 454744


2nd St Albans Choral Society sings Verdi Requiem with Bushey Symphony Orchestra, Bushey Academy. www.choralsociety.com


2nd The Stan Tracey Quintet, Maltings Arts Theatre


2nd Tring Choral Society Concert, The Church of St Peter and St Paul


3rd Girl Talk I Am Woman! Featuring Barb Jungr, Mari Wilson and Gwyneth Herbert, Alban Arena


7th-16th International Organ Festival, St Albans www.organfestival.com


8th An Evening with Lesley Garrett, Hertford Theatre


8th Coull Quartet in Concert, Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin


9th Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir concert, Newnham Village Hall. 01462 742440


10th Buddy Holly A Legend Reborn with special guest The Everly Brothers, Broxbourne Civic Hall. 01992 441946


12th Ligeti String Quartet Concert, Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin


15th Tring Chamber Music, The Young Romantics, The Grass Roots, Court Theatre, Tring


15th A Diva Dismantled, Christine Bunning Soprano, Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin


15th-23rd Pepper LIVE 2011, The Pepper Foundation Pepper Rock Show, Centenary Theatre, Berkhamsted School www.peppershow.com


17th Hertfordshire Chorus sing Monteverdi Vespers at Thaxted. 0870 4580445


17th Cantate Senior and Youth Choirs Concert performance, Henry Moore Foundation. 01279 843333


17th Jazz in the Rose Garden, outdoor music event, Bushey Rose Garden, from 2pm to 4pm. 020 8207 7568


19th The Rose Consort of Viols, Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin


20th The Johnny Cash Roadshow, Radlett Centre


20th Nine, the Tony Award musical, Trestle Theatre, St Albans


21st Swingin the Blues Basie Style, Radlett Centre


25th Tedesca String Quartet, Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin


25th The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Compose, Create, Celebrate, Alban Arena


27th Live music event featuring Kate Doubleday, Rye Meads nature reserve, Stanstead Abbotts


28th A Night of Jazz with Paul Eshelby and friends, Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin


31st Jazz Night with the Nick Page Trio, Letchworth Arts Centre



THEATRE


1st-2nd The Day after The Fair by Thomas Hardy, presented by Company of Ten, Abbey Theatre


2nd Allnutt & Simpson comedy sketch duo, OVO @ Pudding Lane, St Albans. 07807 521436


2nd Comedy Night, with Adam Bloom and David Whitney, Letchworth Arts Centre


2nd Poetry Reading by Martyn Crucefix and Open Competition Adjudication, Abbey Theatre


2nd An evening with the humour of Bob Newhart and Tom Lehrer, Radlett Centre


3rd Great Expectations, open-air theatre, Hertford Castle


7th Macbeth, open-air theatre, Gaddesden Estate, Hemel Hempstead


14th A Midsummer Nights Dream, Hertford Theatre


10th Free outdoor Theatre, The Canterbury Tales will be performed at the Town Centre Gardens, Stevenage at 2pm by The Pantaloons Theatre Company


13th-16th Sullivan and Gilbert Show, Henderson Hall, Abbots Langley. 01923 676120


21st The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Hertford Theatre


22nd-24th In Good King Charless Golden Days, outdoor theatre, Shaws Corner, Ayot St Lawrence


23rd Open-air garden theatre: Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Cranford, the Hopleys, Much Hadham


24th Ernies Incredible Illucinations, Hertford youth Theatre, Hertford Theatre



WALKS AND NATURE


2nd Walk in the Woods, guided walk on the wooded commons of Ashridge


2nd Downland Wildlife Walk, learn to identify local butterflies and wildflowers, Ashridge Estate. 01442 851227


6th, 13th, 20th and 27th Free Meet the Gardener Tours, Knebworth House


8th Night Time Wildlife Walk looking for bats and other nocturnal creatures, Ashridge Estate


9th Discover Ashridge guided six-mile walk


From 10th Barnet and Monken Hadley historical and ghost walks. 020 8440 6805


10th Wildlife Watch, Rye Meads Nature Reserve, Stanstead Abbotts, 10am to noon


14th Gentle Stroll with Brian and Sin Barton, Ashridge Estate


17th Hidden Hertford Walk: Central Hertford, book at Hertford Museum


24th Walk this Way, annual stroll using Shaws last published book, A Rhyming Guide to Ayot St Lawrence, from Shaws Corner


30th Wildlife Watch, Rye Meads nature reserve, Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts



CHILDREN AND FAMILY


2nd Families Day, Meadow Park, Borehamwood from noon to 5pm. 020 8207 1382


2nd Not So Grimm Fairy Tales! For children aged four-plus, Hertford Theatre


6th Book It! Plotting stories for children aged seven to 11, Hertford Theatre


7th Teddy Bears Picnic, King George Recreation Ground, Bushey, noon to 3pm. 020 8207 7568


8th Little Howards Big Show, Letchworth Arts Centre


9th Fallen Millie, teen music with the all-girl band thats been described as this generations new Spice Girls, Letchworth Arts Centre


From 25th Cuffley Camp Outdoor Centre Summer Activity Days for children in school Years 1 to 9


10th Lets GO Play, free fun for three to 12-year-olds, Cedars Park , Waltham Cross. 01992 785574


10th Lets GO Play, free fun for three to 12 year-olds, Holmesdale Tunnel Open Space. 01992 785574


16th Finn McCool Storytelling Evening, 6pm to 8pm, Celtic Harmony, Brickendon


From 25th Barracudas Activity Camp for children aged four to 16, Bishops Stortford College, Abbots Hill School, Haileybury College and Sherrardswood School


From 25th Blag Youth Theatre Summer Project, Chorleywood Memorial Halls www.dramaclasses.biz


27th Treasure Hunt with free magic, face painting and play rangers, Oakmere Park, Potters Bar. 020 8207 7568


31st Wind in the Willows, outdoor theatre, Hatfield House



GARDENS


1st-3rd Flower Festival celebrating 400 years of the King James Bible, St Marys Church, Apsley, near Hemel Hempstead


1st Open Gardens at Henry Moores former home Hoglands and The Henry Moore Foundation grounds, Perry Green, 6-8pm. 01279 843333


2nd-3rd Teas in Gardens for Isabel Hospice, Kingfishers, 49a High Street, Watton at Stone from 1.30pm to 5pm. 01279 755320


3rd Afternoon Tea Delights, The Priory, Little Wymondley 3pm to 6pm. 01462 743367


10th Open Garden, Fanhams Hall, Ware from 2pm to 5pm. 01920 462992


10th Caribbean Marquee Lunch in aid of Isabel Hospice. 01279 842140


17th Teas in Gardens for Isabel Hospice, Benington Park. 01279 755320



SPECIAL EVENTS


Until 3rd Imagine Watford two weeks of open air performances in Watford Town Centre www.imaginewatford.co.uk


1st-23rd The Tringe 2011, Trings Comedy Festival at various venues throughout Tring www.get-stuffed.biz


2nd Dundale Primary School Summer Fair, Tring. 01442 822421


2nd-3rd Morris Minor Rally, Knebworth House


2nd-3rd Who Do You Think You Are Letchworth? Two-day open-air festival, Letchworth Garden City


3rd Festival of Life, free displays and demonstrations from local groups, noon to 4pm, St Albans City Centre. 01727 829399


3rd Haileybury Military tournament, Haileybury College, Hertford Heath. 07810 573020


3rd Paws at Ashridge, event for dogs, Ashridge Estate, 11am-4pm


8th-10th Sonisphere Festival, Knebworth House


9th Wigginton Festival, Wigginton, near Tring


9th Red Cross event, King George Recreation Ground, Bushey from 11am to 3pm. 0208 2077568


9th Potters Bar Community Fun Day, Oakmere Park, Potters Bar from 1pm to 5pm. 01707 653992


9th-10th Rhythms of the World Festival, Hitchin Priory


9th-10th Staffie Rescue event, Jollyes Pet Store, Stevenage. www.staffierescue.co.uk


10th Companion Dog Show, King George Recreation Ground, Bushey. 020 8207 7568


16th Watford Rural Parish Council Summer Fun-Day, St Andrews Parade, South Oxhey, Watford, from 11am to 3pm


16th Summer Ball with garden games in aid of the Arthur Rank Hospice, Madingley Hall. 01223 746222


16th Codicote Village Day, Codicote Sports and Recreation Ground


17th Hertford Castle Open Day


17th Crohns and Colitis UK Its a Knockout Event, Old Albanians Rugby Ground, Harpenden Road, St Albans


17th Tesco and Cancer Research UK Race for Life, Verulamium Park, St Albans www.raceforlife.org


17th Bury Fun Day held in the grounds of the Bowes Lyon family home, St Pauls Waldenbury, Whitwell from noon to 5pm


24th Muscle Warrior 10k and 5k, Haileybury College, Hertford Heath www.musclehelp.com


29th Primitive Skills Festival, Celtic Harmony, Brickendon


30th-31st Dacorum Steam Rally and Country Fayre, Greencroft Farm, Potten End, Hemel Hempstead, 10am-5pm www.dacorummachi eryandsteam.co.uk


31st Pre 1950s American Auto Club Rally, Knebworth House



ART AND EXHIBITIONS


Until 20 August The McNeill Gallery Annual Summer Exhibition, The Not Not The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition


Until 31 August Free exhibition of contemporary sculpture in the grounds of The Grove, Chandlers Cross


From 4th Paintings by Michael Brace, Letchworth Arts Centre


5th-14th Thicker Than Water: exhibition of paintings by Emmeline Webb, Letchworth Arts Centre


5th-28th Paintings by Samantha Ellis, Letchworth Arts Centre


18th-29th Life Drawing, work by students at Letchworth Arts Centre


From 26th Barnet Guild of Artists annual exhibition of members work, Pennefather Hall, Christ Church, Barnet www.barnetguildofartists.org.uk



GENERAL INTEREST


2nd Longbow Archery Discovery Course, Celtic Harmony, Brickendon


2nd Veg Growing for Beginners with experienced grower Ashley Walker, Ransoms Pavilion, Alexandra Road, Hitchin www.trianglegarden.org


3rd Antiques and Vintage Fair, Barkway Village Hall


7th Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers Charity Golf Day, Saffron Walden Golf Club. 01279 842140


7th Charity Gala Dinner with guest speaker Andrew Flintoff, Bishops Stortford Cricket Club. 01707 382547


8th and 25th Free Laughter Therapy, Bushey Rose Garden from 12pm to 2pm. 07736 341717


10th Open Day in aid of British Red Cross, Henry Moore Foundation, 10am to 5pm. 01279 843333


12th Coffee Morning for Isabel Hospice, Markwell Pavilion, Bishops Stortford. 01279 755320


15th Play4All Charity Auction, Tring Cricket Club. 07983 455751


17th Tandem Skydive for Isabel Hospice. 01707 382542


21st Isabel Hospice Networking Lunch, Lussmanns, Bishops Stortford. 01707 382547


23rd Isabel Hospice Jumble Sale, Thundridge Village Hall 2.30pm to 4.30pm. 01920 462992


30th Festival of Archaeology dig led by Dr Martin Dearne, Cedars Park, Waltham Cross



FARMERS MARKETS


1st Barnet: Spires Shopping Centre, 8.30am to 3pm


2nd Hatfield, White Lion Square, 9am to 2.30pm


9th Hertford, Market Place, 8.30am to 1pm


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


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


15th Barnet: Spires Shopping Centre, 8.30am to 3pm


15th Hexton, St Faiths Church, 1pm to 4pm


17th Wheathampstead: East Lane Car Park, 10am to 1pm


23rd Hatfield Heath, Village Hall, 9.30am to 12.30pm


23rd Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am to noon



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, Bishops 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

0 comments

More from Out & About

Fri, 12:26

Christmas isn’t complete without a trip to a festive fair. From German-style food stalls to vintage fetes, Hertfordshire’s Christmas markets have it all

Read more
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

We quiz author Kevin Exley about his new book that takes the reader on the trail of fascinating stories, new and old, around Berkhamsted

Read more
October 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018

Hertfordshire is a county with a vast, fascinating and sometimes dark and bloody history that has reportedly lead to more than a few angry ghosts sticking around to wreak havoc and take revenge on the living. We have gathered 10 of the most haunted places in the county

Read more
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Make the most out of autumn with these eight walking routes that take in a variety of Hertfordshire’s terrains and - most importantly – have a cosy pub along the way

Read more
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

We've selected a variety of spooky activities in the county that are sure to delight the kids

Read more
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust’s Charlotte Hussey explores the fascinating world of bats and new projects in the county to help conserve these remarkable creatures

Read more
October 2018
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The People’s Trust for Endangered Species is asking the public to look out for mammals on Hertfordshire’s roads as part of a citizen science project

Read more
September 2018
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

From stately homes to skateparks, we have selected some of the best ideas for things to do in Hertfordshire

Read more
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The diverse parkland of Pishiobury Park in Sawbridgeworth is undergoing a five-year plan to promote its heritage and enhance its habitats. It makes for a royal day out

Read more
September 2018
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

From Aldbury to Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire has a plethora of pretty villages. We have picked just 10 that you should visit

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy



Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Local Business Directory

Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search