Hertfordshire Diary November 2010

PUBLISHED: 14:54 29 October 2010 | UPDATED: 15:56 21 March 2016

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Find out what's on in Hertfordshire this month

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5th Firework display, Hatfield House Park

5th Abbots Langley fireworks display, Manor House Playing Fields

6th Watford Lions Annual Fireworks Display, Cassiobury Park from 5.30pm

6th St Albans Firework Display, Verulamium Park from 7.30pm

6th Bonfire Night Dinner and Dance, West Lodge Park Hotel. 020 8216 3900

6th Bishop’s Stortford Grand Firework Display, Bishop’s Stortford RFC

6th and 7th Guy Fawkes Event and Fireworks, Royal Gunpowder Mills

7th London Colney Fireworks, Morris Playing Fields, Whitehorse Lane
from 6.30pm. 01727 821314

7th Festival of Fireworks, Cheshunt Park from 4.30pm. 01992 441946


20th Van Hage Garden Centre, Great Amwell, Ware, at 4pm, for Isabel Hospice

20th The Campus, Welwyn Garden City at Isabel Hospice

20th Iain Rennie Light up a Life Ceremony, Hemel Hempstead

21st Iain Rennie Light up a Life Ceremony, Tring

27th Hatfield Galleria from 4pm, for Isabel Hospice


4th High School Rocks! Alban Arena

4th The Ultimate No.1 Hits Show, Radlett Centre

5th Tom Paxton 2010 Tour, Alban Arena

5th Allegri Quartet in Concert, Benslow Music Trust

6th Sixties Gold, Alban Arena

6th International Organ Festival, St Albans Cathedral from 5.30pm

7th London Community Gospel Choir, Wyllyotts Theatre

7th Singers at the Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City

7th Welwyn Garden City Orchestra, Tythe Barn, Tewin Bury Farm. 01438 821510

8th-13th Cassio Operatic Society present Our House, Watford Palace Theatre

9th Katy Setterfield, Gordon Craig Theatre

10th Lunchtime Organ Recital, St Albans Cathedral

12th Town Mayor’s Charity Jazz Evening, Harpenden House Hotel. 01582 463662

12th Tramp Etiquette, Old Country Union and more, Court Theatre

12th The Fortunes and Ivy League, Wyllyotts Theatre

12th-13th Moscow Ballet, Swan Lake, Gordon Craig Theatre

13th St Albans Bach Choir with Sinfonia Verdi, St Albans Cathedral

13th Steven Finn, Maltings Arts Theatre

13th New Squadronaires, Wyllyotts Theatre

13th Barb Jungr, Old Town Hall, Hemel

13th Hertford Choral Society concert, All Saints, Hertford. 01992 584426

13th Berkhamsted Music: Alexander Ardakov on piano, Civic Centre, Berkhamsted

14th Nimmo Brothers, Wyllyotts Theatre

14th Southern Man, Neil Young tribute, Letchworth Arts Centre

14th Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Gordon Craig Theatre

17th Ernest Woolford: Piano, Maltings Arts Theatre

19th Concert Dinner with Alison Farr, piano recital, West Lodge Park Hotel. 020 8216 3900

20th Bridgewater Sinfonia, St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted

20th Barnet Choral Society 70th Anniversary Concert, Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet

20th Mosaic including Michael Oliva: Requiem World Premiere, St Albans Cathedral 01923 260363

21st Aled Jones, Alban Arena

23rd Lecture Concert of 12th-Century Chant, St Albans Cathedral. 01727 890231

23rd Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Show, Alban Arena

23rd-27th Let’s All Go To the Music Hall, Wyllyotts Theatre

25th Rockapella, Alban Arena

26th Peter Green and Friends, Alban Arena

27th Chris Stout and Catriona McKay, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

28th The Big Chris Barber Band, Wyllyotts Theatre

28th Jazz Night, Letchworth Arts Centre

29th Essence of Ireland: A Winter’s Tale, Radlett Centre

30th Radlett Music Club: The Finzi String Quartet, Radlett Centre


1st-6th The Merry Widow, Letchworth Arcadians, Gordon Craig Theatre

2nd-6th La Cage aux Folles, Wyllyotts Theatre

3rd It Wasn’t Me, it Was Bennett Arron, Radlett Centre

3rd-6th Macbeth, Queen Mother Theatre

3rd-6th The Graduate, Court Theatre

3rd-27th The White Monk, Market Theatre, Hitchin

5th The Storeroom, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

5th The Dead Hand by Wilkie Collins, Radlett Centre

6th John Shuttleworth in A Man With No More Rolls, Old Town Hall

8th The Rape of Lucrece, Court Theatre

8th Defending the Caveman with Mark Little, Gordon Craig Theatre,

8th and 22nd Comedy Club, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

9th-13th SAOS presents: Jesus Christ Superstar, Alban Arena

10th Arthur Smith, Court Theatre

10th-13th Radlett Players present Habeas Corpus by Alan Bennett, Radlett Centre

11th An Evening with Peter Alliss – The Voice of Golf, Wyllyotts Theatre

11th Shaun Dennis, Gordon Craig Theatre

11th-13th The Importance of Being Earnest, Broxbourne Civic Hall

12th Comedian Hal Cruttenden, Maltings Arts Theatre

12th-20th Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Abbey Theatre

13th Comedy Night, Letchworth Arts Centre

17th Don’t Shoot the Clowns, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

17th Breakfast with Emma, Maltings Arts Theatre

17th-20th A Trip Down Drury Lane, Queen Mother Theatre

17th-20th The Winslow Boy, Court Theatre

18th Those Variety Days, Wyllyotts Theatre

18th-20th Footloose, Radlett Centre

18th-20th Beyond Reasonable Doubt from the Settlement Players, Letchworth Settlement. 01462 682828

19th Rich Hall, Wyllyotts Theatre

19th-27th The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City

20th West End Meets Ballroom, Wyllyotts Theatre

20th The Man Who Left the Titanic, Maltings Arts Theatre

20th The Best of Brian Conley, Gordon Craig Theatre

20th The Armstrong and Miller Show, Alban Arena

23rd Mark Thomas: Work in Progress, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

23rd-24th The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes, Radlett Centre

23rd-27th Follies, Court Theatre

24th Christmas Music Hall, Alban Arena

From 25th Aladdin, Watford Palace Theatre

26th Actors of Dionysus presents: Lysistrata, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

27th Scarecrow by Mike Kenny, Maltings Arts Theatre

29th-30th Rhod Gilbert, Alban Arena


Until 22 January, Being In Time: Marty St James, Art and Design Gallery.
01707 284290

Until 31 December From Pinky and Perky to Postman Pat: Children’s TV Characters from 1950 - 1990s toy exhibition, Hertford Museum

Until 28th Guiding in Bushey: 100 years of the Girl Guide Movement, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

Until 21st Big Bugs, Natural History Museum, Tring

Until 28th Bushey Rose Garden Exhibition, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

From 1st to 26 February, Artistic Licence 3, Watford and Bushey Art Society exhibition, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

From 1st Duncan Macgregor Exhibition, artist in attendance on Friday, 26 November, Lemongrove Gallery, Harpenden

1st-12th Paintings, photographs and print inspired by Hertfordshire, Letchworth Arts Centre

1st-29th Winter Journey, images by Sally Miles, Letchworth Arts Centre

1st-30th Seasons, paintings by Chris Odell and Carolyn Tyler, from sketches in the Herts countryside, Letchworth Arts Centre

8th Not the Golden Mean, art lecture with Martin Smith, Letchworth
Arts Centre

16th Radlett Art Society Lecture: Anthony Gormley – Sculptor, Radlett Centre

20th-21st Willow Watercolours 2010 Winter Exhibition, Scouts HQ, Welwyn Village. 07956 537140

22nd Portraits, Landscape and Figures, illustrated lecture with Martin Smith, Letchworth Arts Centre


6th Fungus Walk. 0208 3862502

6th November Stroll at Rye Meads Nature Reserve. 01992 708383

6th A Shenley Stroll. 01727 848168

From 7th Barnet and Monken Hadley Historical and Ghost Walks. 020 8440 6805

13th Badger Tea and Talk, Ashridge Estate

13th Oxhey Woods Interpretation and Access, guided one-mile stroll. 01727 848168

13th Afternoon tea with Badger, talk, Ashridge Estate

14th Friends of Croxley Common Moor event. 01923 727105

14th Hatfield Park Walk. 01438 798213

21st Heartwood Forest Community Tree Planting Event. 01476 581111

23rd Talk: Wildlife of West Wales, wildlife expert and author Brian Sawford, Howlands Baptist Church, Welwyn Garden City at 8pm

27th The Edible Dormouse Talk and Walk, Ashridge Estate

28th Hidden Hertford Walk from Hertford Museum. 01992 582686

28th Head for the Hormeads, six-mile walk from Buntingford. 01462 459395


Until 26th Twilight Dance Classes, 6-14-year-olds, Fridays, Bushey Grove Leisure Centre. 020 8207 7801

6th Burglar Bill, Radlett Centre

9th Toddler Tuesday, Tiger Antics at Hertford Museum from 1.30pm

14th The Little Big Club, Gordon Craig Theatre

14th Young Families Hertfordshire Baby and Toddler Show, North Herts College

16-17th Shakespeare 4 Kidz – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gordon Craig Theatre

21st The Bug and The Butterfly, performing arts, Weston Auditorium. 01707 281127

27th Elmer the Elephant, Old Town Hall, Hemel

28th Night Before Christmas, Wyllyotts Theatre


1st Autumn Classic Race Night for Isabel Hospice, Stag Hall, Great Munden. 01438 717406

6th Social Dance Evening for Isabel Hospice, Newgate Street Village Hall. 01707 873894

6th Archery Discovery Course, Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon.
01438 718543

7th Autumn Wedding Exhibition, Hertford Castle from 11.30am

9th Lunch Time Talk, British Schools Museum

11th Peace Hospice Fire and Glass walk, Watermill Hotel, Hemel Hempstead. 01923 335348

12th-14th French Market, St Albans

13th-14th Standalone Craft Fair, Standalone Farm, Letchworth Garden City. 01462 686775

14th Afternoon Tea Dance, Hanbury Manor Hotel, Ware. 01920 885011

From 15th Craft Fair, Letchworth Arts Centre

20th One Night & One Night Only Ball for Isabel Hospice, Radisson Hotel, Stansted Airport. 01279 655477

20th Eastwood’s Foodie Extravaganza, Centenary Theatre, Kings Campus, Berkhamsted

24th-25th The Travelling Souk Shopping Village, Hexton Manor, near Hitchin

27th Race Night for Isabel Hospice, High Wych Village Hall. 01279 724490


13th Christmas Market at Hatfield House 10.30am to 4pm. 01707 262632

13th and 27th Charity Christmas Card Sales, Court House, Berkhamsted,

19th-21st Frost Fair, Palace Green, Hatfield House

20th Christmas launch event Riverside Shopping Centre, Hemel

20th Victorian Evening, Hemel Hempstead Old Town. 01442 253935

20th-21st Christmas Craft Fair, Wimpole Hall and Home Farm,

21st A Very Merry Christmas, Plinston Hall, Letchworth. 01462 672003

21st Isabel Hospice Christmas Fair, Hanbury Manor, near Ware. 01279 755320

21st St Albans Christmas Market and Lights Switch-on from 2.30pm – lights on at 5.30pm

26th Tring Together Christmas Festival, Tring High Street from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

26th Christmas Lights switch on, Chester Gibbons Green, London Colney from 5.30pm

26th Hertford Christmas lights switch-on, festive market and late opening at Hertford Museum

26th-27th Harpenden Charity Gift Fair, Harpenden Public Halls. 01582 713688

27th Christmas Bazaar, St Elizabeth’s Centre, Perry Green

27th Christmas Bazaar, St Elizabeth’s Centre. 01279 844347

28th Santa Dash for Peace Hospice, Cassiobury Park, Watford. 01923 335365

28th Harpenden Christmas Carnival, shopping, farmers’ market and lights


6th Great Hormead: Village Hall, 10am to 12.30pm

6th Hatfield: White Lion Square, 9am to 2.30pm

6th Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am to noon

14th St Albans: Market Place, 10am to 4pm

19th Hexton: St Faith’s Church, 1pm to 4pm

21st Wheathampstead: East Lane Car Park, 10am to 1pm

27th Hitchin: Market Square, 10am to 2pm

27th Hatfield Heath: Village Hall, 10am to 12.30pm

20th Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am to noon

28th Harpenden: Lower High Street, 10am to 2pm


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 Trust 01462 459446; Berkhamsted Music 01442 862798; 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 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; Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar 01707 645005

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