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Your Hertfordshire July Diary

PUBLISHED: 12:21 29 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:27 20 February 2013

Your Hertfordshire July Diary

Your Hertfordshire July Diary

Find out what's on in Hertfordshire county this month

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


MUSIC AND DANCE


2nd Madrigals, performed by Haileybury Madrigal Society, Amwell Pool, Ware. 01707 382500


3rd 1940s Dinner and Dance with OPUS 17, the Spirella Ballroom, Letchworth Garden City. 01462 672003


3rd Battle of Britain, concert commemorating the Battle of Britain with Adoramus, Alban Arena, St Albans


3rd Bushey Symphony Orchestra 35th Anniversary Concert, Bushey Academy.01923 774229


4th National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage


9th Chas and His Band, the Rock Rabbit and Roll Tour, Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishops Stortford


9th Summer Concert by cappella choir Serenata, British Schools Museum, Hitchin


11th Phoenix Concert Band, Shenley Park. 01923 852629


11th Joe Brown, Broxbourne Civic Hall


14th Dolly The Show, celebrating the music of Dolly Parton, Broxbourne Civic Hall


13th Gerard McChrystal Music for Saxophone, Benslow Music Trust. 01462 459446


16th U3 Unsigned Bands Night, Broxbourne Civic Hall


17th iDance, Sandpit Theatre, St Albans


18th In the Mood, with Five Star Swing, Letchworth Arts Centre


22nd The Drifters in Concert, Broxbourne Civic Hall


24th Music of the Night, featuring four West End principals backed by an orchestra of leading West End musicians, Alban Arena, St Albans


29th A Night of Jazz with Paul Eshelby and friends, Benslow Music Trust. 01462 459446


THEATRE


Until 3rd Henry V, Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin


1st-3rd FAME by Rare Productions, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage


1st-3rd Summer Revue, variety show with music and sketches, Boxmooor Playhouse, Hemel Hempstead. 01442 234004


2nd The Importance of Being Oscar, Alban Arena, St Albans


2nd-10th The Company of Ten present the comedy All in Vein, written by Brian Stewart, Abbey Theatre, St Albans. 01727 857861


5th-10th The Tringe Festival Trings Comedy Week featuring some of the best comedy shows from the Edinburgh Fringe, Pendley Theatre, Tring


7th Jewish Chronicles, Radlett Centre


Until 17th The Girls, comedy theatre, Market Theatre, Hitchin


8th A Midsummer Nights Dream outdoor picnic theatre performed by Oddsocks, Gaddesden Estate, Hemel Hempstead. 01442 252421


9th Outdoor theatre, The Secret Garden by Heartbreak Productions, Shenley Park. 01923 852629


9th Three Plays, presented by the Settlement Players: David Henry Wilsons comedy How to Make Your Theatre Pay, Gillian Plowmans Close to Croydon and Lynn Brittanys comedy Failed Investments, Letchworth Arts Centre


9th GCT Youth Theatre Show Shaking up Shakespeare,
Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage


9th-17th The History Boys, Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City. 01707 357117


10th GCT Youth Theatre Show A Moment in Rhyme, Gordon Craig
Theatre, Stevenage


10th Comedy Night, Letchworth Arts Centre


12th-17th A week of scratch theatre, dance and music from three hot young companies from the Eastern region, preparing to take their shows up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Trestle Arts Base, St Albans


15th-17th Twelfth Night, Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin


16th Beauty and the Beast, Chapterhouse Theatre Company open air theatre, Capel Manor Gardens, Enfield


21st-24th Billy Elliot the Musical, Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth


21st-31st The Somme Sagas: Changing Times, Market Theatre, Hitchin


23rd Outdoor theatre, Widowers Houses by GB Shaw, performed
in the gardens of Shaws Corner, Ayot St Lawrence. 0844 2491895


24th-25th Trestle Community Company production tracing the impact of the Magna Carta from 1215 to the present day, Trestle Arts Base, St Albans


30th Outdoor theatre, Much Ado About Nothing by The Pantaloons, Shenley Park,01923 852629


SPECIAL EVENTS


3rd Ware Carnival Day, town centre. 01920 460316


3rd-4th VE Celebration weekend, Broadway Gardens, Letchworth Garden City. 01462 670788


4th Hertford Castle Open Air Band Concert and Teddy Bears Picnic, Hertford Castle, 2.30 to 5.30pm


4th Summer Fete, Homerswood Primary and Nursery School, Welwyn Garden City, 1pm to 4pm. 01707 320610


4th Goatfest, live music festival in aid of Isabel Hospice, the Goat
Pub, Codicote. 07921 060344


4th National Mustang Car Rally, Capel Manor Gardens, Enfield


4th Bushey Marathon, King George Recreation Ground, Bushey


10th The Wigginton Festival, with live music, entertainment, real ale festival, classic cars and farmers market, Wick Road, Wigginton, noon to 10pm


10th Vintage and Classic Vehicle Display, High Street, Hoddesdon,
10am to 4pm


10th Potters Bar Community Fun Day, Oakmere Park, Potters Bar, 1pm to 5pm


10th-11th Caldecote Fuchsia festival, Church of St Mary Magdalene, Caldecote, noon to 5pm


10th-11th Rocket and Space Event, Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey


11th Fanhams Hall Open Garden in aid of Isabel Hospice, Ware. 01920 462992


11th Harpenden Lions Highland Gathering, Rothamsted Park, Harpenden,
10am to 5pm


12th and 16th Laughter Therapy, King George Recreation Ground, Bushey, noon to 2pm. 020 8207 7568


15th BBCs Antiques Roadshow visits Hatfield House


16th Flower Festival, St Peters Church, Bushey Heath, 10am to 5.30pm


16th-18th Bushey and Oxhey Round Table Beer Festival, Three Crowns Pub, Bushey Heath


17th Bushey Festival Dog Show, King George Recreation Ground, Bushey, 11am to 4pm. 020 8207 7568


17th Summer Fete and Fun day, Riverside Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead


18th Pre 50s American Auto Rally Club, more than 500 cars on show, Knebworth House and Gardens


24th Barbecue and Band Night in aid of Isabel Hospice, Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne. 01707 382500


24th-25th Fuchsia festival, Capel Manor Gardens, Enfield


24th-25th Georgian Military Festival, Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey


24th-25th Dacorum Steam and Country Fayre, Potten End, Hemel Hempstead, 10am to 5pm. 01923 266491


24th-25th Rhythms of the World Festival, Hitchin


From 25th Celtic Games, daily events and activities at Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon 01438 718543


29th-31st Bishops Stortford Beer Festival


31st Company of St Josephs Living History Village, re-enactment of medieval life in Hatfield Forest. 01279 870678


From 31st First World War Event, Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey


ARTS AND EXHIBITIONS


From 1st Letchworth Garden City and the Second World War,
First Garden City Heritage Museum


From 1st Kubrick: A Film Makers Odyssey, Museum of St Albans


1st-31st A Global Walk Under Water: exhibition of underwater photographs plus talks by Stevenage Underwater Photographic Society, Letchworth Arts Centre


3rd-25th Zimbabwean Sculpture Exhibition, Knebworth House and Gardens


From 17th Enfield Arts Circle Exhibition, Capel Manor Gardens, Enfield


From 8th Not The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, McNeill Gallery, Radlett


16th Printmaker Anna Greedharee exhibits in the Gallery Caf, Trestle Arts Base, St Albans


WALKS AND NATURE


1st Chorleywood Common wildflower walk. 01727 848168


2nd Butterflies of Bencroft and Wormley Wood, four-mile walk around the southern part of Hertfordshires only National Nature reserve looking for woodland butterflies. 01462 459395


3rd Butterfly Walk at Aldbury Nowers, near Tring. 01923 253793


4th Ancient and Modern at Burleigh Farm, join the CMS and a local farmer to find out about conservation, history and archaeology surrounding Burleigh Farm. 01462 459395


4th Healthy History Walk, two-mile walking tour of the old Leavesden Asylum and St Pancras Industrial School sites. 01923 776611


4th Common to Kings, three-mile guided wildlife walk from Hartham Common to Kings Meads Nature Reserve. 01462 459395


4th Family Walk, exploring the amazing world of nature around Rye Meads Nature Reserve, Stanstead Abbotts. 01992 708383


5th Glo-rious Glow worms, night-time walk during glowing season. 01462 459395


7th Dairy Farming on your doorstep, guided walk around one of the county councils small family run dairy farms, Wayside Farm, Kings Langley. 01992 556238


7th Astronomy before the Telescope, find out about the remarkable discoveries made by naked eye astronomers from the time of the Ancient Greeks to Newtons discovery of universal scientific laws, includes a talk by Dr Chris Woolston. 01727 848168


7th Mini-bus Tour of the Ashridge Estate. 01442 851227


9th Night Time Wildlife Walk looking for bats and nocturnal creatures, Ashridge Estate. 01442 851227


10th and 25th Barnet and Monken Hadley Ghost Walks. 020 8440 6805


10th The Wildflowers of Croxley Common Moor, gentle two-mile guided stroll from Grand Union Canal. 01727 848168


10th No Short Circuit, 20-mile family cycle ride from Verulamium Park, St Albans. 01582 762120


10th A Walk in the Park, guided stroll around Aldenham Country Park.
020 8953 9602


11th Hidden Hertford Walks: Hertford West to St Andrews Church to Hertford North Station. 01992 582686


11th Hidden Hertford Walk. 01992 582686


11th The Beautiful Butterflies of Bricket Wood, three-mile stroll with experts from Butterfly Conservation. 01727 857893


15th Gentle Stroll with Brian and Sin Barton observing wildlife in the Ashridge Estate. 01442 823727


25th Walk this Way, guided walk using Shaws last published book A rhyming guide to Ayot St Lawrence, with staff from Shaws Corner


25th Hidden Hertford Walks: Rivers of Hartham. 01992 582686


27th Secrets of Northchurch Common, guided walk with a regional archaeologist. 01442 851227


CHILDREN AND FAMILY


3rd A Little Princess, Image Musical Theatre, Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishops Stortford


3rd Families Day, Meadow Park, Borehamwood, 11am to 5pm. 020 8207 1382


3rd-4th Postman Pat live show A Very Royal Mission, Radlett Centre.


Every Sunday from 4th Team Tennis for young people, King George Recreation Ground, Bushey. 07940 428310


7th Active Stories, Brook Meadow, Borehamwood, 2pm to 2.30pm. 020 8207 7568


8th Teddy Bears Picnic, King George Recreation Ground, Bushey, noon to 3pm


11th Teddy Bears Picnic, British Schools Museum, Hitchin


11th Lets GO Play, free fun for three to 12 year olds in Cedars Park, Cheshunt, 10am to 4pm. 01992 785574


11th St Albans Symphony Orchestra presents Around the World in 80 Minutes, childrens concert conducted by James Ross. Performances at 2pm and 4pm, Marlborough School, St Albans. 01727 857422


18th Archaeology Day with hands-on activities for all ages, 11am to 3pm, Ashridge Estate. 01442 851227


26th Treasure Hunt with Potters Bar Under Fives, Oakmere Park, Potters Bar, 1pm to 3pm


26th-30th Pop School 10, become a pop sensation in this summer holiday workshop, Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishops Stortford


27th-29th Drop in activities for children to celebrate the Festival of British Archaeology, Hertford Museum


28th-29th Postman Pat live show A Very Royal Mission, Broxbourne Civic Hall


31st Fireman Sam Pontypandy Rocks! Alban Arena, St Albans


31st Hawaiian Flag Day activities for children, Hertford Museum


GENERAL INTEREST


2nd Midsummer Champagne Gourmet Dinner, West Lodge Park Hotel, Hadley Wood. 020 8216 3900


4th Midsummer five kilometre charity Evening Walk for the Willow Foundation, Knebworth Park. 01707 258777


10th Red Cross training for adults and children, King George Recreation Ground, Bushey, 11am to 3pm


11th From 1st Virtual Vintage Wine Treasure Hunt, Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green. Open Auditions: Jack and the Beanstalk, open to anyone aged seven-plus, Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishops Stortford


11th Hitchin Vintage Fashion and Accessories Fair, Hitchin Town Hall, 10am to 4pm


12th-16th Sandringham Arts Festival 2010, Sandpit Theatre, St Albans


13th Lunch Time Talk: At School in Wartime, British Schools Museum, Hitchin


19th DENS 2010 Golf Tournament, Whipsnade Park Golf Club. 01442 262274


20th-21st Hertford Museum Gallery Tours with assistant curator Sara Taylor, Hertford Museum


24th Isabel Hospice Jumble Sale, Thundridge Village Hall, 2.30pm to 4.30pm. 01920 462992


FARMERS' MARKETS


3rd Great Hormead: Village Hall, 10am to 12.30pm


3rd Hatfield: White Lion Square, 9am to 2.30pm


11th St Albans: Market Place, 10am to 4pm


16th Hexton: St Faiths Church, 1pm to 4pm


17th Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am to noon


18th Wheathampstead: East Lane Car Park, 10am to 1pm


24th New Hatfield Heath: Village Hall, 10am to 12.30pm. 07956 563710


24th Little Hadham: Village Hall, 9am to noon


25th Harpenden: Lower High Street, 10am to 2pm


31st Hitchin: Market Square, 10am to 2pm


31st Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am-noon


VENUES: Abbey Theatre, St Alban: 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 36320. 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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