Hertfordshire Diary June 2011

PUBLISHED: 18:33 27 May 2011 | UPDATED: 16:00 21 March 2016

Rory Bremner

Rory Bremner

Find out what's on in Hertfordshire in June 2011

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3rd Spirit of Tring: The Great British Proms, Grass Roots Stadium, Cow Lane www.spirit-of-tring.com

4th The Harlem Gospel Choir, Alban Arena

4th Spirit of Tring: Mamma Mia – The Music of ABBA, Grass Roots Stadium, Cow Lane

4th Chris Dean’s Syd Lawrence Orchestra – On The Beat, Rhodes, Bishop’s Stortford

4th Roy Orbison and Friends, Radlett Centre

5th Music in the Garden with the Ionian Singers, Shaw’s Corner.
01438 820307

5th Spirit of the Dance, Alban Arena

8th Nils Lofgren, Alban Arena

9th Brand new show, Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise, Alban Arena

12th De Havilland Philharmonic with John Lill CBE, Weston Auditorium, Hatfield. 01707 281127

14th Summertime Swing, live music, Furneux Pelham Hall.
01438 717406

15th The Bon Jovi Experience, Radlett Centre

16th Rock Around the 60’s, Hertford Theatre

16th The Humphrey Lyttelton Band, Radlett Centre

17th Youth Band Night, marquee event on Pound Meadow, Tring

19th Jazz Afternoon, noon to 6pm on Pound Meadow, Tring

19th A Musical Evening  songs and music George Bernard Shaw might have enjoyed, Shaw’s Corner. 01438 820307

21st The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Alban Arena

23rd Jonathan Ansell and Friends sing the music of G4, Alban Arena

24th Sandi Thom in concert, Alban Arena

25th St Albans Festival Concert with St Albans Symphony Orchestra,
St Albans Abbey. 01727 857422

25th Welwyn Garden City Orchestra and Chorus, St Francis Church, Welwyn Garden City

25th Kosher Gospel, Radlett Centre

25th Ballet Cymru Beauty and the Beast, Hertford Theatre

25th Hertford Choral Society concert with the National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain, All Saint’s, Hertford

26th Jazz Night, Letchworth Arts Centre

26th The Great British Barbershop Quartet, Alban Arena

30th Seth Lakeman in Concert, Alban Arena


4th-5th Keech Hospice Care Stevenage Midnight Walk, North Hertfordshire College, Stevenage

5th Mary Gethin Walk; walk around Furneux Pelham in aid of Isabel Hospice. 01279 777610

From 5th Barnet and Monken Hadley historical and ghost walks. 020 8440 6805

11th Discover Ashridge walk around the Ashridge Estate. 01442 823727

11th Badger Talk and Walk, Ashridge Estate

12th Hidden Hertford Walk: Victorian Bengeo. Book: Hertford Museum

15th Gentle Stroll, informal walk observing the flora and fauna on the Ashridge Estate. 01442 823727

18th-19th Walk of Life, Oaklands College. 01727 737767

22nd Historic Parkland Walk, Ashridge Estate

25th Grove House Hospice Midnight Walk, Westminster Lodge, St Albans

26th Hidden Hertford Walk: Entertainment in Hertford, book at Hertford Museum


1st Rory Bremner and Friends, Radlett Centre

1st-3rd Billy Youth 2011, Dacorum Youth Productions, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

3rd The Hot Dots, touching story of two vaudeville performers, Hertford Theatre

5th Barnstormers Comedy Club, Hertford Theatre

7th Psychic Sally on the Road, Alban Arena

8th Frankie Titters On! Written by and featuring Paul Harris, Broxbourne Civic Hall

10th-11th Dylan Moran – Yeah, Yeah, Alban Arena

10th Shappi Khorsandi, star of Live At The Apollo, Hertford Theatre

11th Sherlock Holmes, Hertford Theatre

11th The Return of Boothby Graffoe, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

13th Verdi: Macbeth, streamed live from the Royal Opera House, Hertford Theatre

17th Edinburgh Fringe favourite Rich Hall, Hertford Theatre

17th-25th Private Fears in Public Places by Alan Ayckbourn, Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City

18th The Fair in the Square, Hitchin Market Square from 9am

21st Fiddler on the Roof, Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth

21st-25th Our House by Tim Firth featuring the Music of Madness, Court Theatre, Tring

22nd The Lord Chamberlain’s Men present A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the gardens of Broxbourne Civic Hall. 01992 441946

24th Austen’s Women, Hertford Theatre

25th Jenny Eclair – Old Dog New Tricks, Rhodes, Bishop’s Stortford

25th Wind in the Willows, open-air theatre in Rothampsted Park at 1.30pm and 6pm. 01727 819558

30th An Evening with Rabbi Lionel Blue, Hertford Theatre

From 30th Knebworth Players, No Sex Please We’re British! Gordon Craig Theatre


Until 3rd Potty about Plants craft event, Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre

4th The Hardy Plant Society Hertfordshire Group Annual Plant Sale, 10am to noon, United Reformed Church, Homewood Road, St Albans

4th Markyate Annual Plant Sale to raise money for St Francis Hospice

5th Isabel Hospice Teas in Gardens, White House, Dane End from 2pm to 5pm. 01279 755320

5th Isabel Hospice Teas in Gardens, Bride Hall, Ayot St Lawrence from 2pm to 5.30pm. 01279 755320

11th Standon Open Gardens, ten private gardens open from 11am to 6pm, teas and jazz band at The Old Windmill, Standon Village, Ware

12th Much Hadham Open Gardens, tickets available at The Forge Museum, Much Hadham, noon to 5pm

19th Braughing Village Open Gardens, ten private gardens open to view from noon to 5pm

25th-26th Aldbury Open Gardens Weekend, live music, art and flower festival

25th-26th Benington Floral Festival

25th-26th Flower and Garden Festival, St John’s Church, Markyate.
01582 841572

26th Isabel Hospice Teas in Gardens, Dasselsbury, Dassels, Nr Braughing from 2pm to 5.30pm. 01279 755320


Until 5th Spring Special, Willows Farm Village

Until 6th Family storytelling, picnic and activities to celebrate National Family Week, Celtic Harmony Camp, near Hertford. 01438 718543

1st-6th Henry Moore Foundation half-term holiday workshops, Make a Plaster Maquette at Perry Green. 01279 843333

1st Lighter Than Air, family show of balloon antics and make believe, Hertford Theatre

2nd Fossil Fabrication, create your own fossil from plaster, Natural History Museum, Tring

3rd The Way Back Home, Big Wooden Horse Theatre, Radlett Centre

3rd Acrobalance Workshop for children aged 10-15, Hertford Theatre

3rd Roary the Racing Car Live! Alban Arena

4th Fireman Sam, Hertford Theatre

4th-5th Hands on History, time-travelling family fun days, Knebworth House

9th Family Activity Day, Shaw’s Corner, Ayot St Lawrence noon to 5pm

10th Scarecrow, music, movement, puppetry and fun for over-fives, Letchworth Arts Centre

11th Let’s Go Play, free fun for children aged three to 12 years, High Trees Children’s Centre, Herts Regional College. 01992 785574

12th Magic Dave, family magic show, Hertford Theatre

29th Katy Ashworth presents her Meet, Greet, Sing and Play Roadshow, Alban Arena


Until December, Painting of the Fortnight, a changing display of works chosen by members of the local community, Watford Museum

Until September 3rd Mud, Sweat and Beer – Exhibition of Everyday Life in Tudor Times, Hertford Museum

Until July 10th Public Opening – Aviva Leeman, UH Galleries at the Museum of St Albans

Until 26th Little and Large, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

Until 26th Chance Glass: exhibition of Chance Glass collected by Bryen Wood, Bushey Museum and Art gallery

Until 26th Bushey Then and Now 2, a new selection from the Greville Collection of historic Bushey photographs, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

1st-24th The Weekend Quilter, an exhibition of small quilts by Marion McCrindle, Apthorp Gallery, Radlett Centre

1st-30th Freya Purdue exhibition, Letchworth Arts Centre

3rd-27th Above and Beyond – Artists Consortium, contemporary art exhibition by artists living, working or studying in Hertfordshire, Hertford Theatre

11th-13th 37th Annual Ayot St Lawrence Art Show, the Palladian Church, Ayot St Lawrence 

17th-19th Willow Watercolours Summer Exhibition, Scouts HQ, Lockleys Drive, Welwyn Village. 07956 537140

18th-25th Radlett Art Society 45th Annual Art Exhibition of members’ work, Radlett Centre

From 29th Exhibition by McAlpine Miller, Hertford Theatre


4th Waltham Cross Summer Fair, High Street

4th-5th Hands on History event, Knebworth House

5th Hertford Fun Day, Hertford Castle noon to 5pm

11th-27th St Albans Festival with events taking place throughout St Albans www.stalbansfestival.com 01727 844488

11th-12th Military Vehicle Display, Royal Gunpowder Mills

11th-12th Whitwell Steam and Country Fair, Codicote, near Stevenage.
01438 871431

11th Dragon Boat Regatta, River Lea, Sacred Heart School, Ware, 10am to 4pm

11th Datchworth Fete 2011

11th Harpenden Common Discovery Day. 01582 768278

12th Hanbury Manor Garden Party. To book call 01920 487 722

12th Letchworth Centre Open Day, free one-to-one treatments, activities and entertainment 11am to 4pm. 01462 678804

16th Out of the Theatre – four-hour theatre and music revue, marquee event on Pound Meadow, Tring

17th-19th Art @ Gravelly Barn, charity summer exhibition by artists from Hertfordshire, Essex and Sri Lanka and live music at Gravelly Barn, Braughing. 01920 822229

18th Free one day festival, part of the St Albans Festival, Verulamium Park, St Albans from 1pm. 01727 844488

18th The Alban Pilgrimage starts 10.30am in Roman Verulamium and finishes at St Albans Cathedral with a Roman Quest

18th Bishop’s Stortford Town Carnival from noon. 01279 652274

18th Hertingfordbury Fete

18th Tring Carnival Day, events, activities and beer festival and live music in the evening on Pound Meadow, Tring

18th Riverside Festival, entertainment, stalls, live music, duck and raft racing on The Green, Stanstead Abbotts from 1pm
to 5pm

From 18th Stevenage Festival 2011, fine art, photography, poetry, theatre and music at the Gordon Craig Theatre and around Stevenage  www.stevenage-festival.co.uk

19th Therfield Village Fete, St Mary the Virgin Church, Therfield. 07825 116119

19th Ten-mile Junior Bike Ride in aid of Norwood, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, Elstree www.norwood-challenges.co.uk

19th Fathers’ Day Cars and Motorcycles in the Park, Knebworth House

22nd In the Footsteps of the Pilgrims – finding the St Albans Cathedral’s hidden treasures. Supper and guided tour to celebrate St Albans Day

24th-26th Ayot Literary Festival, Ayot Green

25th St Elizabeth’s Hospice Summer Fayre with classic cars, brass band, displays and over 60 stalls, St Elizabeth’s Centre from noon
to 4pm

25th-26th Waltham Abbey Town Show www.townshow.co.uk

25th-26th Salvo Fair, Knebworth House

26th Shenley Fete, Harris Lane playing field, Shenley

26th Stevenage Carnival


From 1st Care 4 a Cuppa – hold a tea party at home or at work this summer in aid of Isabel Hospice. 01707 382500

4th Jumble Sale, Thundridge Village Hall 2.30pm to 4.30pm. 01920 462992

4th An Introduction to Beekeeping with Ashley Walker, Robin Dartington and Susan Dye, Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin

4th Charity Ball in aid of Isabel Hospice to be held in a marquee in the grounds of Ware Park Manor. 07979 857890

5th Cream Teas and Bric-a-Brac Sale, Hastoe Village Hall, Hastoe, near Tring

6th Meet the ancestors: family history for beginners, Hertfordshire Archives 10am to 4pm. 0300 1234049

10th-12th French Market, St Albans

10th-12th MacCamping Weekend; Wild West themed camping weekend for Macmillan Cancer Support, Hertford Camping Caravan Club site. Register at mac_camping@yahoo.co.uk

12th St Albans Half Marathon www.stalbanshalfmarathon.co.uk

14th Coffee Morning for Isabel Hospice, Markwell Pavilion, Bishop’s Stortford. 01279 755320

14th Reading and discussion group, Hertfordshire Archives. 0300 1234049

15th Herts Local Access Forum public meeting, College Campus Lane, Hatfield at 7.30pm www.hertslaf.org.uk/Next%20meeting.htm

18th Tomas Luis de Victoria and El Siglo d’Oro, music appreciation talk given by Julian Williamson, Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin

19th Penny’s Vintage Fashion Fair, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar

19th The New You Beauty Show, Hertford Theatre. 01992 551843

21st UK premiere of the documentary Countdown to Zero, Hertford Theatre

25th Isabel Hospice Karting Endurance Event at Rye House Kart Raceway.
01707 382500


3rd Barnet: Spires Shopping Centre, 8.30am to 3pm

4th Hatfield: White Lion Square, 9am to 2.30pm

11th Hertford: Market Place from 8.30am to 1pm

11th Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am to noon

12th St Albans: Market Place, 10am to 4pm

15th Wheathampstead: East Lane Car Park, 10am to 1pm

17th Hexton: St Faith’s Church, 1pm to 4pm

17th Barnet: Spires Shopping Centre, 8.30am to 3pm

25th Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am to noon

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


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; Harpenden Public Halls 01582 767525; 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 01727 844222; 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, Bishop’s 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; Watersmeet Theatre 01923 711063

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

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