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Your August Hertfordshire diary

PUBLISHED: 19:39 30 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:39 20 February 2013

Your August Hertfordshire diary

Your August Hertfordshire diary

Find out what's on in Hertfordshire this month


1st Childrens Outdoor Theatre: Robin Hood, Hatfield House

1st-29th Weekenders - Live Soap Opera, Market Theatre, Hitchin

3rd-7th The Taming of the Shrew, Pendley Shakespeare Festival, Tring. 01442 820060

14th Comedy Night with MC Paul B Edwards, Letchworth Arts Centre

15th Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest, Hatfield House

15th-17th Guys n Dolls, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar

16th-21st Guys and Dolls, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

19th Outdoor Theatre: James and the Giant Peach, Knebworth House

19th-21st Aylesbury Vale Youth Theatre presents Little Women, Court Theatre, Tring

19th-21st Tick Tick Boom, featuring the music and story of Jonathan Larson, Trestle Arts Base, St Albans

20th Comedy Night, Ramada Cromwell, Stevenage

20th-21st Billy Elliot, Top Hat Youth Theatre, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar

27th Open Air Theatre: An Ideal Husband, Wimpole Hall and
Home Farm, Arrington

From 27th House of Ghosts Inspector Morse, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

29th Childrens Theatre in the Park: The Secret Garden, Hatfield House


Until 1st Sonisphere Music Festival, Knebworth House

1st Family picnic concert: Music to Watch the Flowers By, Shenley Park.
01923 852629

1st Summer of Sound Welwyn Garden City Brass Band, 2pm to 5pm in Cedars Park, Cheshunt

6th Concert, Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills. 01462 459446

6th and 7th Gala Recital for Isabel Hospice by the Galini Piano Trio, Brookmans Park. 01707 658531

8th Music in the Parks: Hot! Hot! Hot!, The Bandstand, Clarence Park, St Albans, from 1.30pm to 5pm

10th-14th Richard III, Pendley Shakespeare Festival, Tring. 01442 820060

13th-14th Unified Dance Showcase, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar

14th Enfield Fake Music Festival, Enfield Town Park

15th Music in the Parks: Nu-Alternatives! Rothamsted Park, Harpenden from 1.30pm to 6pm

22nd Music in the Parks: The Little Chill! Verulamium Park, St Michaels, St Albans from 1.30pm to 5pm

22nd Summer of Sound Pop Luck & Music Mix Finalists 2010, Cedars Park, Cheshunt from
2pm to 5pm

27th Hertfordshire County Youth Orchestra, Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban. 01727 890256


Until 31st Summer Story Times, Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery

2nd-6th Top Hat Stage and Screen Summer School put on a play in just one week. For children aged four to 17, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar.
01727 812666

2nd-8th Camping Week, Spring Meadow Farm, Berkhamsted. 01442 834783

2nd and 20th Fossil Fabrication, craft activities for children aged five-plus, Natural History Museum, Tring

3rd Design an Album Cover at Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery from 10am

4th-5th The Little Big Club Live in Concert, Radlett Centre
4th Playday 2010 Our Place free family activities, noon to 4pm, Garston Park, Watford. 01923 278333

4th Lets GO Play: free fun afternoon for three to 12-year-olds, Cheshunt Park, from noon to 4pm. 01992 785574

5th Paint a Bug with Cathy Smale, art workshops for children aged eight-plus, Hertford Museum

5th Childrens Pet Show, in the grounds of Bollescroft House, Broxbourne from 1pm. 01992 441946

5th Pipe-cleaner big bugs, craft activities for children aged five-plus, Natural History Museum, Tring

From 5th Arts and Craft Workshops for eight to 12-year-olds, Watford Museum

7th Puppet Story Telling sessions with Pauline Collins, children aged up to six, Hertford Museum

8th Show Me Chris and Pui for children aged three-plus, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar

9th-13th Arts Award Week, daily activities for 11 to 16-year-olds, Letchworth Arts Centre

10th Big bugs camouflage challenge, craft activities for children aged five-plus, Natural History Museum, Tring

11th, 18th and 25th Water Play Days, Spring Meadow Farm, Berkhamsted

11th-12th Fireman Sam Live Pontypandy Rocks! Broxbourne Civic Hall

12th Dr Dinosaur Presents Discovering Dinosaurs, Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery

12th Beetle Mania, craft activities for children aged five-plus, Natural History Museum, Tring

14th Honey Day, family event with local beekeepers and wildlife organisations, Natural History Museum, Tring

15th How the Koala Learnt to Hug, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar

17th-19th Letchworth Fashion Week for 11 to 14-year-olds, Letchworth Arts Centre

18th Fish and ships, craft activities for children aged five-plus, Natural History Museum, Tring

19th Lets GO Play: free fun afternoon for three to 12-year-olds, Pitfield, 100 Acre Estate, Hoddesdon from noon to 4pm. 01992 785574

21st Lydekker Teddy Bears Picnic, Lydekker Park 11am to 2pm. 01582 768278

23rd-26th Wizard of Oz Drama Week for five to ten-year-olds, Letchworth Arts Centre

24th Lets go crabbing craft activity, Natural History Museum, Tring

24th Danger Mouse Saves the World, Broxbourne Civic Hall

27th Giant Games Day, free event in Old Highway Park, Hoddesdon, from
11am to 3pm

27th A cast of favourite characters in The Little Big Club, for ages three to six years, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar

31st Teddy Bears Picnic, Broxbourne Civic Hall


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

Until November 21 Big Bugs Exhibition, Natural History Museum, Tring

Until October 24 Water: Calm and Tempest, Bushey Museum
and Art Gallery

Until September 4 Hitchins Horrid History, Hitchin Museum and
Art Gallery

Until September 4 Margies Rock & Roll Retrospective 1969-1975, Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery

Until September 11 The Age of Dinosaurs Exhibition, Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery

Until September 5 Kubrick: A Film Makers Odyssey, Museum of St Albans

Until 14th Travels with a Paintbrush, Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery

Until 20th Not Not the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, McNeill Gallery, Radlett

Until 30th Myths and legends, touring exhibition from Stevenage Museum, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery
From 1st Danielle Akiyama Focus, Lemongrove Gallery, Harpenden

3rd-27th Its All in the Mind, paintings by Erna Covell-Mumford, Letchworth Arts Centre

3rd-27th Catching the Light: Photography by David Wear, Letchworth Arts Centre

3rd-27th Lost Landscapes: Works by Chantelle Stephenson, Letchworth Arts Centre

4th-31st Queen Rock Magic, exhibition of memorabilia in the banqueting hall, Knebworth House

21st Meet the Photographer, Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery

From 21st Stevenage Locomotive Society Exhibition, Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery


From 1st Woodland Walks and Teas, every Sunday from 2pm to 5pm, Spring Meadow Farm, Berkhamsted

1st Healthy History Walk, two-mile circular walking tour of the old Leavsden Asylum and St Pancras Industrial School sites, from Abbots Langley. 01923 776611

7th The Edible Dormouse Talk and Walk, Ashridge Estate

8th Discovery Day, Maple Lodge Nature Reserve, Maple Cross from 11am

8th Hidden Hertford Walk: Central Hertford. 01992 582686

From 8th Barnet and Monken Hadley historical and ghost walks, and Battle of Barnet. 020 8440 6805

8th Chapelfoot stroll, moderate five-mile history and wildlife walk. 01462 459395

11th Totally Batty, childrens discovery walk, Ashridge Estate

14th Summer Tree Identification Course for Absolute Beginners, Pishiobury Park. 01727 858901

14th Branch Line to Hemel Hempstead, 15-mile cycle ride with the Friends of the Nickey Line. 01582 762120

15th Rich pickings for raptors, four-mile farmland walk from Sandon Bury Farm. 01462 459395

15th Wing it to Water, 11-mile cycle ride led by St Albans Cycle Campaign from Sandridge to Stanborough Lakes. 01582 762120

19th Rickmansworth Aquadrome Wildlife Wander, two-mile guided walk with the Countryside Management Service. 01727 848168

22nd Hidden Hertford Walk: Criminal Hertford. 01992 582686

24th Black Poplar Walk, four-mile ramble around Wilstone, Long Marston and Gubblecote. 01727 848168

29th Hidden Hertford Walk: St Andrews Street, Hertford. 01992 582686


Until 24th Busy Below Stairs, Wimpole Hall and Home Farm, Arrington

Until 26th Beat the butter at Home Farm, Wimpole Hall, Arrington

Until 28th Celtic Games, Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon

1st Rock at the Castle, local bands provide a showcase of music for Hertford Castles Charity Rock Festival from 12.30pm to 7.30pm with free entry

1st Royston Kite Festival

4th Tiger Day, Shepreth Wildlife Park, Royston

6th-8th Art in Clay, Pottery and Ceramics Festival, Hatfield House
7th Visit a Micro Farm at the Riverside Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead

7th-8th Classic Car Show, Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey

10th Archaeology Fun Day, Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery

14th Falconry Day, Hertford Museum

14th Classic Car Day, High Street, Waltham Cross

14th Birds of Prey and flight demonstrations, Riverside Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead

14th Country Fair in aid of Isabel Hospice, Coopers department store, Bishops Stortford

14th-15th Hands-on-History Weekend, Knebworth House

14th-15th English Civil War Event, Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey

17th Second World War event, Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery

18th-19th Model Railway Days, Hertford Museum

20th-22nd Hatfield House Country Show

20th-22nd Flamstead Scarecrow Festival

21st-22nd Fire Engine Extravaganza, Frogmore Mill, Hemel Hempstead.
01442 234600

21st-22nd Medieval Event with Jousting, Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey

21st-22nd Tomato Festival, Wimpole Hall and Home Farm, Arrington

24th Victorian Day, Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery

25th-27th Celtic Games, Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon. 01438 71853

28th-30th Robin Hood event, Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey

28th-30th Harvest Festival, Wimpole Hall and Home Farm, Arrington

29th-30th Classic Motor Show, Knebworth House

29th-30th Chilli Festival, Benington Lordship

29th-30th Primitive Skills Festival, Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon

30th Much Hadham Fete and Dog Show, Recreation Ground, Much Hadham

30th Family Fun Day, Butterfly World, Chiswell Green, St Albans

30th Ashwell Show, Hertfordshires largest one-day horse event, Elbrook Meadow, Ashwell

31st The Doctor Returns Doctor Who Day, Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery


10th Lunchtime Talk: British Schools Museum, Hitchin

10th-13th Creative Workshops for all ages, Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green. 01279 843333

11th Art Deco Art for the People, talk and slide show with Graham Slimming, Hertford Museum

12th Radlett Art Society Lecture: Jane Kelsall on Frederick Lord Leighton, Radlett Centre

14th Friends of Bushey Museum Annual Garden party, Reveley Lodge, 88 Elstree Road, Bushey Heath, 1 to 5pm

19th Dame Miriam Rothschild FRS Evening Talk, Natural History Museum, Tring

24th RHS Talk with Chris Beardshaw: Growing for Success, Hatfield House.
0845 6121253

25th A Sensuous Introduction to art Noveau, talk and slide show with
Graham Slimming, Hertford Museum

26th Isabel Hospice Charity Ladies Golf Day, Mill Green Golf Club, Welwyn Garden City. 01438 716079

28th-29th Drop-in craft activities, Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green.
01279 843333

Until 30th Vintage Wine Treasure Hunt, Henry Moore Foundation,
Perry Green


7th Great Hormead: Village Hall, 10am to 12.30pm

7th Hatfield: White Lion Square, 9am to 2.30pm

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

14th Stevenage: Town centre

14th Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am to noon

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

20th Hexton: St Faiths Church, 1pm to 4pm

21st Little Hadham: Village Hall, 9am to noon

22nd Harpenden: Lower High Street, 10am to 2pm

28th Hitchin: Market Square, 10am to 2pm

28th Hatfield Heath: Village Hall, 10am to 12.30pm

28th Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am to noon


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. 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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