What’s on in Hertfordshire in March
PUBLISHED: 08:59 28 February 2019 | UPDATED: 11:34 04 March 2019
The Natural History Museum Tring is the unlikely venue for a yoga
If you’re looking for things to do in Hertfordshire this month, we have gathered lots of events for February 2019
• CLUE D’OH!
March 2, St Albans
A beloved board game is the basis for an immersive murder mystery event at St Albans Museum + Gallery. Don your best detective guise and explore the former town hall after hours in an attempt to unmask the killer before the evening ends.
Run by After Dark, experts in ‘killer corporates, multi room murders and cabaret dinner theatre’ events, Clue D’oh will take over the historic building for the adult-only evening, until the mystery is solved. Search for suspects in cells, explore the evidence in the courtroom, and seek out clues to solve the crime. Will you be able to crack the case?
• FUN RUN FOR ALL
March 3, Berkhamsted
Whether you’re an avid runner or prefer jogging to the fridge, Berkhamsted Half Marathon and Five Mile Fun Run is open to all abilities and ages to raise money for the Hospice of St Francis, The Pepper Foundation and other local charities. The route from Berkhamsted Cricket Club winds through the beautiful Chiltern countryside and there are prizes for winners and a £250 prize for the top boys’ and girls’ school teams. But don’t worry if you’re not keen on competition, all who complete the courses will be awarded a medal.
Entry fees are £29 for the half marathon and £10 for the fun run. Visit stfrancis.org.uk to sign up
• NIGHT OF CRIME
March 5, Rickmansworth
If your literary tastes include tales of crime, deception and murder then you’ll enjoy Chorleywood Bookshop and Transworld’s Chilling Night of Crime. Join bestselling crime novelist Fiona Barton at Chenies Manor as she discusses her latest book, The Suspect, a tale of two missing girls on their gap year in Thailand. Joining her will be Lesley Kara, whose chilling debut The Rumour will change your attitude to the school run and Renée Knight, whose new book Disclaimer has won critical praise. There will be a Q&A session at the end.
• MY FAIR LADY
March 5-9, Hertford
It’s the beloved musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion that tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a quirky cockney flower girl who learns to become a ‘lady’ to be presented to London society. The award-winning Ware Operatic is performing the show at Hertford Theatre, but with an operatic twist on classics such as I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live and I’ve Grown Accustomed to her Face.
From £13 hertfordtheatre.com
• TRIO OF LEGENDS
March 10, St Albans
Since his cancer recovery in 2013, guitarist Wilko Johnson has made quite the musical comeback including a number one album with The Who’s Roger Daltrey and a sold out show at The Royal Albert Hall to mark his 70th birthday. And now he’s coming to Herts. The original Dr Feelgood guitarist is bringing his distinctive sound to Alban Arena, performing alongside ex-Blockhead bass player Norman Watt-Roy and drummer Dylan Howe, as the Wilko Johnson Band. The trio will also be joined by special guest, guitarist and lead singer of Squeeze, Glenn Tilbrook.
• CLASSICAL STAR
March 12, Radlett
Following performances in Paris and at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, international prize-winning pianist Cristian Sandrin is coming to The Radlett Centre.
The accomplished Romanian pianist, who debuted at the age of 13 and is the current holder of the Royal Academy of Music’s Sainsbury Award, will perform works by some of history’s most famous composers. If you enjoy Haydn, Mozart, Chopin and Ravel, then you’re in for a treat.
£15, free under 26, radlettcentre.co.uk
• DEAR ZOO
March 13-14, Stevenage
After a successful debut tour, the stage version of Dear Zoo, based on the timeless children’s book, is coming to Stevenage’s Gordon Craig Theatre for four performances. A letter to the zoo asking for a pet results in a succession of animals being dispatched – all of the deliveries containing highly unsuitable pets.
Since it was first published in 1982, Rod Campbell’s lift-the-flap book has delighted young readers and sold more than eight million copies worldwide. This live production will enchant with its puppets, music and lots of audience interaction.
From £14.50, gordon-craig.co.uk
• 3 HAIL MARY’S
March 16, Watford
Irish comedy The 3 Hail Mary’s, wrtten by Tommy Marren (It’s the Real McCoy, Nobody’s Talking to Me), follows three women named Mary as they bid farewell to one another after 10 years in the same nursing home. They decide to celebrate their last day in style. Expect raucous comedy, notes of nostalgia and even a few sing-songs.
• YOGA AT THE MUSEUM
March 17, Tring
Surround yourself with serenity at The Natural History Museum at Tring’s unique yoga workshop.
Inspired by the museum’s connections with the natural world, tune in to your breathing, re-energise your body and move through a series of ancient yoga poses. The class by Woodland Yoga will be followed by healthy drinks and snacks and an exclusive view of the Walter Rothschild collection before doors open to the public. All you need is a yoga mat and an open mind and heart.
• GIN ON THE RIVER
March 23, Ware
If you’ve ever been a Bombay, Gordon’s or Hendrick’s advocate, then a gin-tasting cruise down the River Lea might be your idea of an afternoon well spent.
Gin on the River is offering the chance for lovers of the drink to enjoy a relaxing three hour cruise from Ware towards Hertford, while discovering the taste and history of a variety of samples.
A specialist bartender will serve up the signature G&T in custom gin glasses that cruisers can take home.
£55 including booking fee ginontheriver.co.uk
• EVENING WITH DISNEY
March 24, Watford
Transport yourself into the world of Disney with The London Film Music Orchestra. After an impressive run of shows in 2018, including a performance with BRIT award winner Stormzy at Wireless Festival and drawing their largest audiences to date, LFMO, who have performed scores for films such as Still Alice, Stardust and Victoria, will be at St John’s Church in Watford to perform a selection of Disney songs old and new, such as Feed the Birds from Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid’s Part of your World and Hercules’ Zero to Hero.
• PAWFECT DAY
March 24, Hatfield
Put your best paw forward for a good cause (and lots of laughs) at one of the biggest dog events in the county. Owners and their pooches will gather at Hatfield House for the annual Dogs and Daffs family event featuring a fun dog show, agility courses, games, specialist stalls and much more. The estate’s grounds will be open to enjoy dog walks en masse, including a wheelchair and buggy friendly route. The Stable Yard shops and restaurant will also be open. Supported by Hertfordshire Life (we’ll be there to help with the judging), the event raises funds for Digswell Place Group Riding for the Disabled Association.
£5, children and dogs free. 9.30am-4pm hatfield-house.co.uk
• MODERN FOLK
March 28, Tring
Leading folk duo, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman will perform an evening of acoustic songs and storytelling at The Court Theatre in Tring. Having twice won the Best Duo title at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and with a fifth studio album released last year, the husband and wife will take the audience on an eclectic journey across folk, rock, country and blues. Expect traditional ballads combined with captivating original songs recounting wicked mermaids, Norwegian legends and even a lonely whale.