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What's on in Hertfordshire: December 2009

PUBLISHED: 12:02 08 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:22 20 February 2013

Film Noir: Shots in the Dark - Scarlet Fever

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Don't miss out on any December events with our guide to walks, talks, exhibitions, music, theatre and Christmas events across Hertfordshire

GENERAL INTEREST


4th Annual sponsored Sleepout, St Albans Abbey


4th Jingle Bell Rock dinner and dance in aid of Isabel Hospice, Tewin Bury Farm, near Welwyn. 01438 717406


5th The Sri Lankan Cultural Festival, Jackmans Community Centre, Letchworth Garden City, 7.30-11.30pm. Tickets, 01462 686075


10th Interarts Dacorums integrated arts project for young people, Old Town Hall


17th Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe: learn about the ancient and present-day folklore and customs associated with these Christmas plants with Roy Vickery from the South London Botanical Institute, Natural History Museum, Tring from 8pm


WALKS & NATURE


From 6th Join the Father Christmas Trail through Hatfield Forest


6th Hidden Hertford Walk: Old Cross and Cowbridge. 01992 582686


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


16th Ware Ghost Walk, 8.15pm from Ware Library. 01920 421466


27th Christmas Walk followed by mulled wine and mince pies, Ashridge Estate


27th Birding walk at Tring Reservoirs, 5 miles. Meet 10am at Startops End car park, off B489 by Grand Union canal, opposite White Lion pub. 2 per person to Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust. 01707 324313


29th Cock-a-HOOP! Four-mile walk exploring the new Hitchin Outer Orbital Path (HOOP), from Cambridge Road, Hitchin. 01462 459395


CHRISTMAS SERVICES & CAROLS


1st Willow Foundation 10th anniversary Christmas Carol Concert at St Albans Cathedral, 7.30pm. Tickets 7 adults, 3 under 16s. 01707 259777 or www.willowfoundation.org.uk


4th Isabel Hospice Lights of Love Ceremony, Jackson Square, Bishops Stortford from 5pm


4th Isabel Hospice Lights of Love Ceremony, Manor House, Buntingford from 6pm


5th Salvation Army Festive Carol Concert, Victoria Hall, Akeman Street, Tring. 01442 826137


5th Isabel Hospice Lights of Love Ceremony, Bakers Walk, Sawbridgeworth from 4pm


6th Reflections at Christmas; celebrate a loved one and dedicate a candle, followed by a special service with hymns and readings, St Elizabeths Centre Chapel, Much Hadham. 01279 844347


12th Isabel Hospice Lights of Love Ceremony, Halsey Masonic Centre, Cheshunt from 4pm


12th Isabel Hospice Lights of Love Ceremony, Hertford Castle, Hertford from 4pm


12th Chipperfield Choral Society Christmas Carol Concert, St Pauls Church, Chipperfield. 01442 834762


19th Carol Singing at the Shell House, Hatfield Forest from 2.30pm to 3.30pm


19th Christmas Carols at Hertford Castle


CHRISTMAS EVENTS


Until 21st Christmas Craft Fair, Letchworth Arts Centre


5th Annual Christmas Fair, British Schools Museum, Hitchin from 10am to 3pm


5th Royston Christmas Craft and Gift Fair, Royston Town Hall from 10.30am to 4.30pm


5th-6th Festival of the Trees, Town Hall, St Albans. Over 50 spectacularly decorated trees. Proceeds to Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust. 01727 858901 or www.hertswildlife trust.org.uk.


5th-6th Knebworth Crafts and Country Gifts Show, Knebworth House


6th Ashridge Christmas Fair 10am to 4pm


6th Christmas Carousel, Capel Manor Gardens, Enfield from 10am to 4pm


6th Jingle Bells and Bows Fun Run for Isabel Hospice, Stanborough Lakes, Welwyn Garden City


8th-9th Seasonal Family Workshops, cards and decorations, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead


9th Bumps Babes and Beyond Christmas Shopping event, showcasing local businesses, Berkhamsted Town Hall from 7.30pm to 10pm


10th Toddler Session: Christmas Lanterns, Hitchin museum


12th Ware Brass Christmas Evening, Fletchers Lea at Ware Priory. 01279 658204


13th Christmas Wreath Making workshop, Ashridge Estate


16th Turkey and Tinsel Christmas Lunch on a trip along the River Lee, Lee Valley Boat Centre


18th-22nd Christmas Tree Festival, St Johns Church, Boxmoor


19th British Schools Museum annual Christmas Party, Town Hall, Hitchin


21st-23rd Daily Santa Cruise along the River Lee from Lee Valley Boat Centre


22nd Make Christmas pomanders, Hitchin Museum


22nd Christmas Arts and Crafts, John Warner Sports Centre, Hoddesdon. 01992 445375


24th-27th Benslow Music Trust Christmas House Party, Little Benslow Hills


MUSIC & THEATRE


1st Hertfordshire Chorus perform at St Albans Abbey, Christmas concert organised by the Willow Foundation


4th Award-winning comedian John Bishop, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead


4th Christmas Party Night, live music rock and pop classics, Broxbourne Civic Hall


5th Masters of the House Sing Christmas, Radlett Centre


5th Hertfordshire Chorus perform Handels Messiah by Candlelight, Thaxted Church. 0870 4580445


5th Ware Choral Society perform Handels Messiah, Ware Drill Hall, Amwell End. 01920 462346


6th In concert with Showstoppers for Isabel Hospice, Castle Hall, Hertford. 01992 586010


6th An Audience with James Whale, Radlett Centre


11th Big Joe and his Blues Kings, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead


12th Festive shin-dig with Screaming Blue Murder, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead


12th Christmas Magic concert with Hertford Choral Society, All Saints Church, Hertford. 01920 870632


13th Hertfordshire Chorus Christmas Music by Candlelight, Hatfield House. 01707 287010


13th De Havilland Philharmonic, Weston Auditorium, Hatfield. 01727 281127


14th Benslow Music Trust presents students from the Purcell School for Young Musicians, Little Benslow Hills


19th Comedy Night, Letchworth Arts Centre


19th Potters Bar Choral Society Christmas Concert, St Johns Church, Potters Bar. 01707 642393


19th-23rd Giraffes Cant Dance, Trestle Arts Base, St Albans


20th Hertfordshire Chorus Christmas Concert, Haileybury College Chapel. 0870 4580445


22nd Hertfordshire County Youth Orchestra, Weston Auditorium, Hatfield. 01727 281127


EXHIBITIONS


Until 12th Tilly Campbell A Tribute, Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery


From 5th Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, Natural History Museum, Tring


From 19th Exhibition: Land of the Lost 2009, featuring work from Anna Fairchild, Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery


19th Exhibition: The Joy of Doodling, Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery


Until Jan 31 Film Noir: Shots in the Dark. Robin Parkers solo exhibition of paintings inspired by the golden age of the Hollywood crime movie, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery


FARMERS MARKETS


3rd Ware, Great Amwell: Van Hage Garden Company 9am to 1pm


5th Great Hormead: Village Hall 10am to 12.30pm


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


8th St Albans: Market Place from 10am to 4pm


12th Hertford: Market Place 9.30am to 1pm


12th Tring: The Market, Brook Street 9am to 12pm


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


17th Hertford: Market Place 9.30am to 1pm


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


19th Letchworth: Leys Square 9am to 1pm


19th Stevenage. Call for date. 07889 780833


19th Tring: The Market, Brook Street 9am to 12pm


20th Hertford Heath: Village Hall 9.30am to 1pm


20th Sawbridgeworth: Bell Street Centre Car Park 9.30am to 1.30pm


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


22nd Hitchin: Market Place 8am to 2pm



Venues: Ashridge Estate, Berkhamsted. 01441 851227; Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills. 01462 459446; British Schools Museum, Hitchin. 01462 420144; Broxbourne Civic Hall. 01992 445375; Bushey Museum and Art Gallery. 020 8420 4057; Hatfield Forest. 01279 870678; Hatfield House. 01707 287010; Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery. 01462 434476; Isabel Hospice. 01707 382500; Knebworth House and Gardens. 01438 812661; Lee Valley Boat Centre. 01992 462085; Letchworth Arts Centre. 01462 670788; Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead. 01442 228091; Radlett Centre. 01923 859291; Trestle Arts Base, St Albans. 01727 850950

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