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Your complete Hertfordshire November 2012 diary

PUBLISHED: 14:56 02 November 2012 | UPDATED: 22:15 20 February 2013

Barb Jungr

Barb Jungr

Find something to do for all ages with our complete Hertfordshire diary for November 2012

MUSIC & DANCE


30th Oct-3rd Nov, Kiss Me Kate, Alban Arena


1st Tango!Tango! Sultry dance and evocative music, Radlett Centre


1st-3rd Back to the Future: The Musical, Hertford Theatre


2nd Fitzwilliam String Quartet, Grainger, Delius and Schubert, Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Music, Hitchin


2nd Showaddywaddy, 70s Glam Rock nRoll, Wyllyotts Theatre


2nd Andy Abrahams: History of the Big Bands, Gordon Craig Theatre


2nd David Essex, Watford Colosseum


3rd Lenny Henry: Pop Life! Wyllyotts Theatre


3rd Cabaret Royale Night, Gordon Craig Theatre


3rd Jools Holland, with his 18-piece rhythm and blues orchestra, Watford Colosseum


3rd La Traviata by Garden Opera, Hawthorne Theatre, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City


4th Joan Armatrading, Gordon Craig Theatre


4th Welwyn Garden City Orchestra: Beethovens Symphony no.6, Tythe Barn, Tewin Bury Farm


4th The Purcell School of Music Symphony Orchestra, Watford Colosseum


4th The Bay City Rollers Story, Gordon Craig Theatre


6th Tango Motion, a journey into the heart of Tango Argentino, Gordon Craig Theatre


8th Bellowhead, popular folk band, Alban Arena


9th The Beat, post-punk Birmingham boys, Broxbourne Civic Halls


9th The Two Keys, explosive boogie-woogie, The Old Town Hall


10th Hertford Choral Society: Faure Requiem, Mirror of Perfection with Richard Blackford and Chameleon Arts Orchestra, All Saints Church, Hertford, 01992 584426


10th St Albans International Organ Festival, narrated by Timothy West, St Albans Cathedral


10th St Albans Symphony Orchestra, St Saviours Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans 01727 834326


10th The Enid, symphonic rock masters, Watford Colosseum


10th Totally Mozart performed by North Herts Guild of Singers and Musica Donum Dei, St Marys Church, Hitchin, 01462 433393


11th Vienna Festival Ballet: The Nutcracker, Hawthorne Theatre, Welwyn Garden City


11th Spirit of the Dance, from Irish dance to Flamenco, Alban Arena

13th-17th A Chorus Line, Watford Palace Theatre


15th Voice in a Million Choir: The Orphans Christmas Wish, Alban Arena


15th-17th Disneys High School Musical on stage, Radlett Centre


16th The Stylistics, 1970s Philadelphia sound, Alban Arena


16th Les Miserables, The Old Town Hall


17th Barb Jungr: Soul, blues and jazz, Old Town Hall


17th A Christmas Carol: Ballet Theatre UK, Watersmeet Theatre


17th Watford Philharmonic Societys Autumn Concert, Watford Colosseum


17th St Albans Bach Choir, Petite Messe Solennelle: Rossini, St Albans Cathedral


20th-24th What a Song and Dance presented by RLOS, Radlett Centre


20th-24th The Sound of Music: Rickmansworth Players, Watersmeet Theatre


23rd Royal Gala in the presence of HRH Princess Michael of Kent, in aid of the Peace Hospice, Watford Colosseum


23rd High School Rocks! Broxbourne Civic Hall


24th Todd Miller and the Joe Loss Orchestra, Broxbourne Civic Hall


24th The 60s Platinum Tour with Marmalade, The Troggs and Paper Lace, Gordon Craig Theatre


24th Hitchin Symphony Orchestra concert, St Marys Church, Hitchin SG5 1HP


25th Jazz Night, Letchworth Arts Centre


25th The Nutcracker: Vienna Festival Ballet, Wyllyotts Theatre


27th Adam Ant and The Good, The Mad and The Lovely Posse, Alban Arena


28th Radlett Music Club with Natalie Clein on cello and Katya Apekisheva on piano, The Radlett Centre


29th June Tabor and Oysterband, Alban Arena


29th Worbey & Farrell: musical entertainment, Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Music, Hitchin

THEATRE & COMEDY


30th Oct-4th Nov Sondheims Into the Woods: Bodens Youth Theatre, The Tony Boden Theatre, Barnet, 020 8447 0909


31st Oct-3rd Nov Godspell, The Icknield Centre, Letchworth. 01462 682461


1st Andy Hamilton, Broxbourne Civic Hall


2nd-3rd Watership Down, Watford Palace Theatre


2nd-10th Stoppard Week, four surreal, short comedies, Barn Theatre


5th Paper Tom: two soldiers almost 100 years apart return from war, Harpenden Public Halls


5th-7th Soap Opera: hilarious spoof on a failing soap, Alban Arena


6th-10th Our Countrys Good, Australia 1789 and the first convicts have arrived, Watford Palace Theatre


7th-10th Round & Round the Garden by Alan Ayckbourn, Radlett Centre


7th Robertsons Crusoe: No Man is an Island, The Old Town Hall


7th Canterbury Tales, rogues, wenches and travelers tell tales, Gordon Craig Theatre


8th Shakespeare for Schools, Broxbourne Civic Halls


8th Jenny Eclair: Eclarious, Harpenden Public Halls


8th & 9th Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde, Hawthorne Theatre, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City


9th The Good Old Days of Music Hall & Variety, Gordon Craig Theatre


9th Lee Nelson, Alban Arena


9th Dara O Briain, Watford Colosseum


10th Thea Gilmore, Alban Arena

10th Comedy Club, Letchworth Arts Centre


11th Kevin Bloody Wilson: Warts and all Aussie humour, Gordon Craig Theatre


12th Mother Courage and her Children by Bertolt Brecht, Gordon Craig Theatre


14th Misery, stage adaptation of the Stephen King thriller, Hawthorne Theatre, Welwyn Garden City


15th-17th Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie, Broxbourne Civic Hall


16th Lord Arthur Saviles Crime by Oscar Wilde, Letchworth Arts Centre


16th Hard Times by Charles Dickens, Harpenden Public Halls


16th-24th Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, Abbey Theatre


16th-1st December, The Interview: a scary drama, The Market Theatre


19th Hairy Bikers, Watford Colosseum


20th-24th Duet For One: the life and tragedy of a celebrated concert violinist, Watford Palace Theatre


22nd Laughing Boy Comedy, Broxbourne Civic Hall


23rd The Diaries of Adam and Eve, Old Town Hall


23rd-Dec 1st Funny Money by Ray Cooney, Barn Theatre


24th Mark Watson Live 2012, Alban Arena


25th Diwali at the Palace, Watford Palace Theatre


26th Screaming Blue Murder, Old Town Hall


27th Oh Whistle.two ghost stories by M R James, Abbey Theatre


28th-Dec 1st Road by Jim Cartwright, Queen Mother Theatre


30th The Fall of the House of Usher, Old Town Hall


30th An Evening with Joanna Lumley in aid of Hands Together Tiplyang Project, Abbey Theatre


30th Annie Sullivan, Helen Kellers teacher. A recreation with Louise Reed, Letchworth Arts Centre



ART & EXHIBITIONS


Until 2nd Barbara Heyworth-Dunn, watercolour, pastel and mixed media, The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead


Until 12th Earth and Fire: a vibrant and varied pottery exhibition, Letchworth Arts Centre


Until 17th Life Cycles from Dawn to Dusk, Kasia and Mariusz Kaldowski, Hertford Theatre


Until 18th Daring Explorers Exhibition, Tring Natural History Museum


3rd-23rd Catherine Durden Exhibition, The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead


17th A History of Christmas: past, present and future, Hertford Museum


20th-Dec 21st Shifting Persepectives: an exhibition from the Downs Syndrome Association, Letchworth Arts Centre


24th-Dec 31st Matisse: Drawing with Scissors, Old Town Hall



WALKS & NATURE


4th Battle of Barnet Walk: a tour in the footsteps of the famous battle of 1471. 020 8440 6805


4th Hidden Hertford Walk: North Road, 11am, to book and location start info: 01992 582686


10th Badger Talk, Ashridge Visitor Centre


15th Ashridge Christmas Trail, 10am-4pm, Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre

CHILDREN & FAMILY


1st Family Hands On Fun, Wood Green, the Animals Charity, Heydon SG8 8PN. 0844 2488181


1st The Big Draw, get creative at St Albans Cathedral, 10.30am-3pm


1st Sticky Skeletons: make your own bat skeleton with sticks, Tring Natural History Museum


1st Art Attack at Ashridge, 10.15-11.45am, Ashridge Visitor Centre


2nd Cassowary Craft: make a Cassowary bird finger puppets,Tring Natural History Museum


4th How Lion Became King of Tinga Tinga Land, Broxbourne Civic Hall


10th The Selfish Crocodile, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead


11th The Snail & the Whale, Radlett Centre


15th Autumn Leaf Crowns: messy play workshop for under 5s, 10.15am & 2pm, Tring Natural History Museum


17th Incredible Story by the boy who didnt like books, Harpenden Public Halls


24th The Royal Storyteller with her Majesty Queen of Everywhere, The Market Theatre


24th Babar the Little Elephant, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead


Until 2nd Halloween paper crafting Activities, Frogmore Paper Mill


Until 4th Pumpkin Festival at Willows Farm Village



GENERAL INTEREST


1st Apple Pressing and Juice Tasting, 10.15am-3.30pm, Tring Natural History Museum


1st Community Evening at Grove House Day Hospice: learn more about services provided, Grove House, St Albans


3rd & 17th Callis Crafts, Craft and Gift Fair, 10am to 4pm, Barnet Library


3rd Craft Fair, 10am-2pm, Kings Langley Community Centre


3rd & 4th Albury Art and Craft Show, 11am-4pm, Albury


4th Barkway Antiques and Vintage Fair, Barkway Village Hall


4th Dolls Houses & Miniatures Fair, 10.30am-4pm, Mercure Letchworth Hall Hotel


5th Wedding Open Evening at Hanbury Manor, 6-9pm


8th Salley Vickers talks about her new book The Cleaner of Chartres, Davids Bookshop, Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City


9th & 10th The Reed Book Sale, 9am-5pm, St Marys Church, Reed


10th Working with Shostakovich with speaker Alan George, Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Music, Hitchin


10th Watford NCT Nearly New sale, 11am-1pm, Rudolf Steiner School, Kings Langley


11th Watford Football Club Wedding Show, 11am-3.30pm, Vicarage Road Stadium


11th Bob Wasler: A Voyage round the Horn, songs and stories with accompanying slideshow, Abbots Langley Community Centre. 01923 264536


11th Antiques & Collectors Fairs, Wyllyotts Theatre


11th A short introduction and workshop on Letterpress, Frogmore Paper Mill


11th The Handcrafted and Vintage Flea Market, 10am-4pm, Town Hall Market Place, St Albans


11th Mill Green Golf Club Craft and Gift Fair, 11am-3pm, Welwyn Garden City


14th Romania Bear Mountains & the Pelican Delta, a talk by Chris Ward, 8pm, Stanborough Centre, Watford


15th Dancersend and the Rothchilds: Putting Nature Conservation on the Map, Tring Natural History Museum


17th Mother, Baby & Toddler Show, 11am-2pm, Wolsey Hall, Cheshunt


18th Gateway2Wellbeing Exhibition, Holiday Inn, Elstree


23rd Quiz Night in aid of Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, The Fairway Inn, Rickmansworth Golf Club. 01923 844290


24th Edible Dormouse Talk: learn all about the elusive glis glis, Ashridge Visitor Centre


24th Craft and Gift Fair, 10am-2pm, Potten End Village Hall HP4 2QG


29th Abbey by Night Tour, tour the cathedral by candlelight, 8pm & 8.30pm

FIREWORKS


2nd Dinner with Dazzle at Hanbury Manor, spectacular fireworks display while you dine. 01920 487722


3rd Bishops Stortford Grand Fireworks Display, gates open at 5pm, BSRFC, Silver Leys, Hadham Road


3rd St Albans Fireworks Spectacular, 7.30pm, Verulamium Park


3rd Firework Display, gates open at 5.50pm, Hatfield House


3rd Firework display, Redbourn Common, 7pm with funfair and stalls from 6pm


4th Festival of Firework, gates open 4.30pm, Cheshunt Park


5th Elstree and Borehamwood firework display, Meadow Park, 7pm, with Penny for the Guy competition



CHRISTMAS


1st Tring Together Christmas Festival, 6.30-9.30pm, High Street, Tring


2nd Charity Christmas Card Sale, The Radlett Centre


8th Hatfield Heath Primary School Christmas Fair, 6.30-9pm


16th-18th Christmas Fair, 11am-5pm, Knebworth House, Park and Gardens


21st-December 24th Santas Spectacular Grotto & festive Farm Fun, Willows Farm Village, St Albans


23rd A Christmas Celebration at Hertford Museum and Christmas Lights Switch on, 5-8pm


24th Letchworth Christmas Light Switch On, Town Centre


24th Christmas Gift Fair, 10am-4.30pm, Memorial Hall, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9BD


24th Davids Christmas Market, Davids Bookshop, Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City


24th Christmas Craft Fair, Letchworth Arts Centre


24th Christmas Bazaar, St Elizabeths Centre, Perry Green, 12 -4pm, Much Hadham


25th Annual Christmas Fayre, 3.30pm, Broxbourne Civic Hall


25th Harpenden Christmas Carnival and Lights Switch-on, noon-6pm



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; Benslow Music, 01462 459446; British Schools Museum, Hitchin 01462 420144; Broxbourne Civic Hall 01992 441946; Court Theatre, Pendley, Tring 01442 823130; First Garden City Heritage Museum 01462 482710; Frogmore Paper Mill, 01442 234600; Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage 01438 363200; Harpenden Public Halls 01582 767525; Hatfield House 01707 287010; Hertford Theatre 01992 531500; Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery 01462 434476; Hopleys, Much Hadham 01279 842509; 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; St Albans Cathedral 01727 860780; Trestle Arts Base, St Albans 01727 850950; Watford Colosseum 0845 075 3993; Watford Palace Theatre 01923 225671; Watersmeet Theatre 01923 711063; Wyllyotts Theatre 01707 645005


EMAIL YOUR DIARY EVENTS TO PETRA HORNSBY AT events@hertfordshirelife.co.uk

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