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Your February 2011 Hertfordshire diary

PUBLISHED: 18:41 04 February 2011 | UPDATED: 20:36 20 February 2013

Moscow Ballet

Moscow Ballet

Find out what's on in Hertfordshire in February 2011

MUSIC AND DANCE


4th Shakin Stevens 30th Anniversary Tour, Alban Arena


4th The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Wyllyotts Theatre


5th Thea Gilmore in Concert, Alban Arena


5th Great American Soulbook, Wyllyotts Theatre


5th World Music Evening, with Randolph Matthews and Byron Johnston, plus Acer Maple, Letchworth Arts Centre


5th Big Band Dance Night in aid of Isabel Hospice, Chancellors School, Brookmans Park. 01707 658531


6th One Night in Vegas, Radlett Centre


9th-12th The Yeomen of the Guard, Southgate Opera, Wyllyotts Theatre


11th G*Mania: 10 stars from The X Factor, Britains Got Talent, Pop Idol, Pop Stars The Rivals, Grease Is The Word and Last Choir Standing, Alban Arena


11th Jackson Live in Concert, tribute show performed by Amir Sharma, Radlett Centre


12th QC Chamber Choir Concert: Voices and Viols, United Reform Church, Hertford. 01279 842783


12th Back to the 80s with chart toppers Tight Fit, Hertford Theatre


18th Singer Katie Buckhaven, Old Town Hall


20th Fine Girl Ye Are! featuring Irish folk and ballad group The Kilkennys, Alban Arena


22nd Radlett Music Club presents Lucie Skeaping and the Burning Bush, Radlett Centre


24th Fairport Convention in Concert, Alban Arena


25th Paul Carrack In Concert, Alban Arena


26th-27th Stand-up comedian Stephen K Amos, Alban Arena


27th Jazz Night with the Nick Page Trio, Letchworth Arts Centre


27th Hey Boy! Hey Girl! Featuring Ray Gelato, Kai Hoffman and the Ray Gelato Giants, Radlett Centre


27th Moscow Ballet present Swan Lake, Broxbourne Civic Hall


THEATRE


5th An Audience with James Whale, Radlett Centre


9th Austens Women, thirteen of Jane Austens most celebrated female characters are brought to life, Old Town Hall


10th Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Pride and Prejudice, Radlett Centre


10th Gyles Brandreth One to One Show, Alban Arena


10th Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Pride and Prejudice, Radlett Centre


11th Miles Jupp: Fibber in the Heat, the stand up and actor performs at the Old Town Hall


11th Animal Farm by George Orwell, solo performance by Gary Shelford, Hertford Theatre


11th-19th The Company of Ten present Flat Spin by Alan Ayckbourn, Abbey Theatre. 01727 857861


12th Best of the West, songs and staged excerpts from the West End musicals presented by invitation with a full orchestra, Queen Mother Theatre


12th Comedy Night, with Bob Mills, Sally-Anne Hayward and MC Paul B Edwards, Letchworth Arts Centre


19th Gyles Brandreth: The One to One Show, Hertford Theatre


16th The Trial, adapted by Steven Berkoff, Trestle Arts Base


16th-19th The St Albans Gang Show 2011, Alban Arena


19th An Evening of Burlesque The Ultimate Tease, Wyllyotts Theatre


19th Recreating the spirit of 1940s radio plays, The Fitzrovia Radio Hour, Old Town Hall


21st-26th The Bancroft Players present Hi-de-Hi! at The Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin. 01462 455166


24th-26th Beauty and the Beast, Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth


28th Hemels Hilarious Comedy Club, Old Town Hall


EXHIBITIONS


Until 15th Magic in the Nursery, Victorian childrens illustrations, Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery


Until 26th Artistic Licence 3, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery


2nd-5th Art from Fearnhill and Highfield, artistic talent on display from local sixth-formers, Letchworth Arts Centre


3rd-10th Mellow Yellow Charity Art Exhibition in aid of Isabel Hospice, Artshed, Ware. 01920 466446


22nd A Very British Safari, evening with photographer Andy Sands, Howlands Baptist Church, Welwyn Garden City. 01438 717428


CHILDREN AND FAMILY


4th The Tale of Beatrix Potter, Hertford Theatre


4th-18th Play Rangers free outdoor activities, The Manor House Grounds, Abbots Langley. 01923 711063


4th-18th Play Rangers free outdoor activities, Leavesden Country Park, Leavesden.
01923 711063


4th-18th Play Rangers free outdoor activities, Mill End, Field Place. 01923 711063


4th-18th Play Rangers free outdoor activities, Beechen Wood, Maple Cross. 01923 711063


4th-18th Play Rangers free outdoor activities, South Oxhey Playing Fields. 01923 711063


5th Scarecrow, childrens theatre performance, Watford Palace Theatre


5th Fireman Sam Live Pontypandy Rocks! Broxbourne Civic Hall


5th Blunderbus Theatre Company, The Very Noisy Night, Radlett Centre


6th Circo Ridiculoso and Pleasance present Lighter than Air, balloon antics and make believe, Hertford Theatre


6th Mazaika in Concert, Peter and the Wolf, Trestle Arts Base


12th The Way Back Home, suitable for children aged three-plus, Old Town Hall


19th-27th Newborn Lambs Arrive at Willows Farm Village during February Frolics, activities for children throughout


21st-22nd The Gruffalos Child, Broxbourne Civic Hall


21st Elmer the Elephant, for children aged four to seven, Radlett Centre


24th-26th Beauty and the Beast, Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth


25th Alice in Wonderland by Neil Duffield, Hertford Theatre


26th Theatre of Widdershins presents Three Billy Goats Gruff and Other Furry Tails, for children aged three-plus, Old Town Hall


26th Elmer the Elephant, for children aged three to seven, Hertford Theatre


GENERAL INTEREST


5th-27th Snowdrops at Benington Lordship Gardens, near Stevenage. 01438 869668


6th Art Workshop, life drawing for all abilities, Letchworth Arts Centre


8th Coffee morning for Isabel Hospice, Markwell Pavilion, Bishops Stortford. 01279 755320


10th An Evening of Clairvoyance with TV Psychic Tony Stockwell, Hertford Theatre


11th Ladies Pamper Day in aid of Isabel Hospice. Mini treatments provided by first year students of Oaklands College all day at The Howard Centre, Welwyn Garden City


12th British Iris Society Early Spring Show, Myddelton House


15th Radlett Art Society lecture: Tristan De Vere Cole on Augustus John, Radlett Centre


18th Strictly Come Hospice, Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth.
01923 335365


19th Longbow Archery Discovery Courses, Celtic Harmony camp, Brickendon, Hertford


23rd In The Steps of Shackleton: an evening with internationally acclaimed mountaineer Stephen Venables, Radlett Centre


27th Cambridge Glass Fair, Chilford Hall Vineyard, near Linton. 07787 762872


27th Knebworth Park Jog. www.bhf.org.uk/knebworthparkjog


WALKS AND NATURE


3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th Take a free healthy walk weekly at 9.45am in Hatfield Forest. 01279 870678


5th Winter Tree ID, guided walk in Hatfield Forest, suitable for
ages 12-plus.
01279 870678


From 6th Barnet and Monken Hadley historical and ghost walks. 0208 4406805


6th Sandridge hedge restoration, join the Countryside Management Service team for a day of coppicing and re-planting. 01727 848168


10th Ware Ghost Walk. 01920 421466


10th More Moatfield Magic, help with the management of this historic Bushey site. 01727 848168


10th Countryside walk in and around Borehamwood.
01727 848168


13th Join a volunteer hedge laying team at Greenwood Park, Chiswell Green. 01727 848168


14th Dont panic Mr Mainwaring; three-mile guided walk following routes prepared by the Home Guard to prevent the enemy reaching London through Cheshunt, starts at Cheshunt Park.
01462 459395


17th One to One with Raptors at Aldenham Country Park, come face to face with birds of prey. 0208 9539602


23rd Local Access Forum Public Meeting www.hertslaf.org.uk


21st-25th Conservation in Action Walks, guided walks to take a closer look at the conservation work taking place in Hatfield Forest.
01279 870678


24th Join the Countryside Management Service team for a volunteer task day hazel coppicing at Chorleywood House. 01727 848168


25th Wintry Wood Walk, moderate two-mile walk through Broxbourne Woods with the Countryside Management Service. 01462 459395


27th Tree Planting in St. Julians Wood, Chiswell Green. 01727 848168


28th Hartham Common a park through time, gentle stroll to discover the quieter parts of Hartham Common. 01462 459395


FARMERS' MARKETS


5th Hatfield, White Lion Square, 9am to 2.30pm


5th Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am to noon


12th Hertford: Market Place, 8.30am to 1pm


13th St Albans: Market Place, 10am to 4pm


18th Hexton: St Faiths Church, 1pm to 4pm


19th Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am to noon


20th Wheathampstead: East Lane Car Park, 10am to 1pm


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


VENUE 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, 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, 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


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

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