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Your complete June 2012 Hertfordshire diary

PUBLISHED: 13:09 30 May 2012 | UPDATED: 21:26 20 February 2013

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Find out what's going on around the county in June 2012...

MUSIC & DANCE


1st The Jerry Lee Lewis Story, The Radlett Centre


1st Swan Lake, by Vienna Festival Ballet, Hertford Theatre


1st & 2nd Annie, The Alban Arena


3rd This is a That, performed by Peut-etre Theatre, Trestle Arts Base


2nd Cool Britannia! Part of the Spirit of Tring 2012, Tring Athletic Football Club, 01442 829320


3rd Diamond Jubilee Tribute to Big Band Era, Wyllyotts Theatre


7th Hits from the Blitz with Five Star Swing, The Radlett Centre


8th Thatll Be the Day, Watford Colosseum


8th The New Honeycombs, Harpenden Public Halls


9th An Evening with Buddy Greco & Leslie Anders, The Radlett Centre


9th Lights, Camera, Dance - Pink Academy dancers, Watersmeet Theatre


9th Let The Good Times Roll, Hertford Theatre


9th My Spirit Sang All Day, Welwyn Garden City Orchestra and Chorus, St John's Church, Digswell, Welwyn Garden City www.wgcms.org.uk


10th Spirit of Afrika, Journey to Joy, Alban Arena


11th Time Gentlemen Please! Clog, Sword and Morris dancing, Watford Palace Theatre


12th-16th Kiss Me Kate, by PHEOS, Watersmeet Theatre


13th Alan Price, Harpenden Public Halls


13th Lunchtime organ recital, with Richard Pilner, 12.30pm, St Albans Cathedral


13th-16th Ruddigore, a Gilbert and Sullivan parody of Victorian Melodrama, Court Theatre, Pendley


14th Well Meet Again, Wyllyotts Theatre


16th The Dambusters Ball, Harpenden Public Halls


16th Songs of Heaven, Harpenden Choral Society, Harpenden High Street Methodist Church


19th-23rd Sweet Charity, Court Theatre, Pendley


21st Otello, Verdis opera, Wyllyotts Theatre


22nd Midsummer Jazz with Jo Wallfish and her band, Beechwood Park School, Markyate AL3 8AW


22nd Dorian Leljak on piano, featuring works by Bach, Gluck, Chopin, Scriabin and Rachmaninov, Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Music, Hitchin


22nd & 23rd Harp Concert with International Harpist Robin Ward, 7.30pm, St Stephens Church, St Albans


23rd T-Rextasy, Gordon Craig Theatre


23rd Tring Chamber Music: Mozart and Beethoven Poles Apart, 7.30pm, The Church of St Peter and St Paul. 01442 822732


23rd St Albans Festival Concert, Bjorn Bantock conducts works by Honegger, Shostakovich and Brahms. St Saviour's Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans. 01727 857422


23rd Dancing Queen, Alban Arena


23rd Jubilation, Coronation anthems and other works, Hertford Choral Society, All Saints, Hertford


25th Essence of Ireland, Gordon Craig Theatre


29th The Sound of The Supremes, Alban Arena


29th Madrigal Concert performed by the Haileybury Madrigal Society, 9pm, Amwell Pool, Great Amwell


29th-July 1st Aida, performed by Sharpe Academy, Watersmeet


30th Jubilee Concert from Christian choir and orchestra Adoramus, Alban Arena


30th Welwyn Garden City Orchestra and Chorus: Mozart, Khachaturian, Sibelius and Stanford, St John's Church, Digswell, Welwyn Garden City 7:30pm. http://www.wgcms.org.uk/


30th The Doo-Wap Girls, part of the Jewish Performing Arts Festival, The Radlett Centre



THEATRE & COMEDY


2nd Big Bag of Boom, stand-up dance, tricks and comedy, The New Art Club, Trestle Arts Base


6th Operation Greenfield, created by Little Bulb Theatre, Watford Palace Theatre


6th Rhod Gilbert, Watford Colosseum


6th An Evening with Gervaise Phinn, The Radlett Centre


7th & 8th Hitlers Canary, a theatrical interpretation of the novel by Sandi Toksvig, Watford Palace Theatre


9th Stewart Lee, Alban Arena


9th Comedy Night, Letchworth Arts Centre


12th-14th Cirque du Ciel: ShangHi, Gordon Craig Theatre


13th-16th After Miss Julie, Queen Mother Theatre


17th Jo Caulfield Cruel to be Kind, Harpenden Public Halls


18th So Comedy Live! Harpenden Public Halls


20th Jess Fostekew & Andrew Bird, Harpenden Comedy festival, Harpenden Public Halls


21st June-1st July, Real Thing by Tom Stoppard, Watford Palace Theatre


21st An Evening with Gervaise Phinn, Hertford Theatre


22nd Barry and Stuart Show and Tell, stars of BBC1s The Magicians, Harpenden Public Halls


22nd Nicholas Nickelby, Gerald Dickens, great, great grandson of Charles plays every character, Hertford Theatre


23rd Little Howards Big Show, Harpenden Public Halls


23rd Grainne McGuire and Matt Forde, comedy, Harpenden Public Halls


24th Catie Wilkins and Richard Herring, comedy, Harpenden Public Halls


24th Dave Gorman, Alban Arena


27th Jigsaw and Carl Donnelly, Harpenden Comedy Festival, Harpenden Public Halls


27th-30th Teechers, Court Theatre, Pendley


28th Tom Stade, Alban Arena


28th Rob Deering, Harpenden Public Halls



ART & EXHIBITIONS


From 1st, gallery opens in red telephone cabin on Perry Green, Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green


2nd & 3rd The Mixed Media Group exhibit at The Ware Art Centre, 10am - 5pm


6th - 28th Artworks Exhibition, Letchworth Arts Centre


16th & 17th Willow Watercolours Summer Show, Scout Hut, Lockleys Lane, Welwyn Village, AL6 9NT


Until June 5th St Augustines Art Club display, Broxbourne Civic Hall


Until June 26th Landscapes: Paintings by Tabitha Wilson, Letchworth Arts Centre


Until June 29th Hilary Archer, acrylics and watercolours, Letchworth Arts Centre


Until 30th September, Cox Mezzotints, Bushey Museum



WALKS & NATURE


2nd-5th Jubilee Trail, 10am-4pm, Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre


4th RSPB Hemel Hempstead, Micki Aston: photos of landscapes, birds and animals from Botswana and Namibia, 8pm, The Cavendish School, Hemel Hempstead. 07929 997761


4th Jubilee Discover Ashridge Walk, 6.30-9.15pm, Ivinghoe Beacon Car Park


9th Badger Talk and Walk, 2-4pm, Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre


10th Mary Gethins Walk around Furneux Pelham in aid of Isabel Hospice, 10.30am The Brewery Tap. 01279 777610


13th Nene Washes: Wildlife and Management, illustrated talk by Charlie Kitchen, Watford RSPB Group, 8pm, Stanborough Centre, Watford


13th Totally Batty, a night time walk for bat enthusiasts, Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre


16th Discover Ashridge Walk, 6-mile walk, 10am-1pm, Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre


20th Historic Parkland Walk, 7-9pm, Ashridge Management College


30th Downland Wildlife Walk, 2-4pm, Steps Hill Car Park



OPEN GARDENS


2nd The Manor House, Ayot St Lawrence, AL6 9BP


3rd Mackerye End House, Manor House (not open), 4-5pm, Harpenden AL5 5DR


3rd 47 Bournehall Avenue, 2 -5pm, Bushey WD23 3AU


3rd Preston Gardens Open Day, noon-3pm, Preston SG4 7RT


3rd Queenswood School, 11am 6pm, Hatfield AL9 6NS


9th Standon, 12 gardens open to visitors, 11am-6pm


10th Docwras manor, 2-5pm, Shrepreth, Royston SG6 3DD


10th Ashridge House, 2-6pm


10th Danesbury Park Gardens: 1, Nathans Close nd 17 Danesbury Park Mews, 2 -5.30pm


10th Shaws Corner, noon-5pm, nr Welwyn AL6 9BX


13th & 15th Rustling End Cottage, 2-5.30pm (13th) and 6-9pm (15th) nr Codicote SG4 8TD


16th 2 Ruins Cottage, 2-6pm, Ayot St Lawrence AL6 9BU


16th & 17th Letchworth Garden City Open Gardens. Five gardens on Saturday, 24 gardens on Sunday


17th Much Hadham Open Gardens & Historical Walk, in aid of St Elizabeths Hospice, noon-5pm


17th St Pauls Walden Bury, 2-7pm, St Pauls Walden Bury, Hitchin SG4 8BP


17th Croft Cottage, 2-5pm, Benington SG2 7LH


17th The Warren House, SG13 8PU


17th St Michaels Croft, Woodcock Hill, Berkhamsted HP4 3TR


17th New Pond House, SG13 8PX


17th Bayford Musical gardens Day, 12 cottage gardens, music and refreshments, SG13 8PX


17th Woodhall Park, noon-5pm, Watton-at Stone SG14 3NF


17 The Deerings, Harpenden AL5 2PF


217 The Ridgeway, Harpenden AL5 2PF


17th 38 The Deerings, 2-5.30pm AL5 2AN


17th 2 Barlings Road, 2-5.30pm, AL5 2AN


22nd The Royal National Rose Society, 6-9pm, St Albans AL1 2PT


24th & 25th The Rookery, Sunday 2-5pm, Monday 6-9pm, Stevenage SG2 7BU


24th Benington Lordship, noon-5pm nr. Stevenage SG2 7BS


24th Serge Hill Gardens, WD5 0RY


25th Hitchin Lavender, 3-9pm SG5 3UA


27th 8 Gosselin Road, Bengeo, 2-5pm, SG14 3LG


29th Swan Hill Barn, 6-9pm, Burnham Green, AL6 0NH



CHILDREN & FAMILY


2nd-10th Spring Special at Willows Farm Village, London Colney


2nd Andy and Mikes Big Box of Bananas, Hertford Theatre


4th-10th Summer Celebrations Celtic style! Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon


5th & 7th Fun with Fossils, Natural History Museum, Tring


6th The Honey Honey Show, the worlds first Abba concert for children, Wyllyotts Place, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar. 01707 645005


6th The Selfish Crocodile, The Radlett Centre


6th Bugs Count, Open Air Laboratories programme, 2-3.30pm, Natural History Museum, Tring


8th Pond Dipping at Ashridge, age 5+ 10.15-11.15am, booking essential. www.nhm.ac.uk/tring


10th Bob the Builder, Gordon Craig Theatre


10th Alternative Olympiks, 9.30am-5pm, Seth Ward Community Centre, Buntingford


15th-17th Horrible Histories The Terrible Tudors, Watford Colosseum


17th Teddy Bears Picnic and open air band, Hertford castle, noon-4pm


19th & 20th The Gruffalo, Alban Arena


30th Mike and Andys Big Box of Bananas, Harpenden Public Halls


Until 8th July, Animal Record Breakers, Natural History Museum, Tring



SPECIAL EVENTS


4th Jubilee Beacon Day at Hatfield House, free party. 01707 264868


8th Charity Golf Day in aid of Isabel Hospice, Herts Young Carers and Royal Anglian Regiment Benevolent Fund. 01992 511212


8th-24th Letchworth Festival, letchworthfestival.org for details


16th Harpenden Common Discovery Day 2012, 10am -5pm


16th Midnight Walk for Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care, 10pm, 10 or five miles. 01727 731002


17th Watford Race for Life 2012, 11am, Cassiobury Park


21st Naturally Home shopping event in aid of Teens Unite Fighting Cancer, Meadow Barn, Tewin Bury Farm Hotel. 020 8349 5760


23rd The Alban Pilgramage, procession starts at 11am


23rd Starlight Walk 2012, 10pm, Watford Colosseum. starlightwalk.org.uk


23rd Midnight Walk, in aid of Isabel Hospice. 01707 382500


24th Munden House 10k & 5k walk or run, register kellystore.org/stalbans2012/event


24th St Elizabeths Summer Fayre, noon-4pm, Perry Green, nr Much Hadham


30th Midnight Walk, St Francis Hospice. stfrancis.org.uk or 01442 869555


30th Tring Summer Carnival Day 2012, 2-5pm Pound Meadow



GENERAL INTEREST


2nd & 3rd Hertfordshire County Show, The Showground, Redbourn


2nd-5th Knebworth House Craft and Design Show


3rd Royal Connections, tour, 3pm, St Albans Cathedral


4th Hanbury Manor Garden Party, afternoon tea and live music. 01920 487 722


4th Craft Workshop in the Aisled Barn noon-4pm, Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green


9th Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design open day and classic car rally, North Barn, Fairclough Hall Farm, Halls Green


9th Summer Fair, Waltham Cross


9th Datchworth Fete, 2- 5pm Datchworth Green


9th & 23rd Beekeeping, day course, Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, Hitchin


9th & 10th St Albans Steam and Country Show, Oaklands College AL4 0XR


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


14th HertsLAF public meeting, 7.30pm, University of Hertfordshire, Room B154


16th Letchworth Festival Family Open Day, 10am-3pm. letchworthfestival.org


16th An Illustrated Music Talk: A Kick Out of You The Life and Times of Cole Porter, Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, Hitchin


17th Knebworth Festival of Transport, over 500 cars and motorcycles, Knebworth House


17th How to Survive as a Successful Writer, with Vitali Vitaliev,7.30pm, Davids Bookshop, Letchworth


18th Sir Ranulph Fiennes tells his inspirational story, Alban Arena


20th Chris West signs new book, First Class - A History of Britain in 36 Postage Stamps, 7.30pm, Davids Bookshop, Letchworth


20th Jimmy Greaves at 70, The Radlett Centre


21st Lear in Liverpool, celebrating the bicentenary of the artist and poets birth, 7pm, Natural History Museum, Tring


23rd Harefield Gymnastics Academy presents: Fusion 2012, Watersmeet Theatre


23rd Green Lanes Summer Fair, noon-3pm, Green Lanes School, Hatfield


24th Hertford Carnival on the theme iA Festival of Nations


24th Poetry and Cake plus premiere of two films by Luisetta Mudi, 5pm,Davids Bookshop, Letchworth


30th Anton Edelmann Cookery Demonstrations, Hanbury Manor, 01920 487 722


30th Therfield Village Fete, 1- 5pm, St Marys Church



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

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