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Your complete April Hertfordshire diary

PUBLISHED: 18:03 29 March 2011 | UPDATED: 19:06 20 February 2013

Your complete April Hertfordshire diary

Your complete April Hertfordshire diary

Find out what's on in Hertfordshire in April 2011...


MUSIC AND DANCE


1st Square Dance with Pete Skiffins, Presdales School, Ware. 01992 558004


1st The Magic of Motown, Broxbourne Civic Hall


1st Four Poofs and a Piano; Smoke and Mirror Balls, Rhodes Arts Centre, Bishops Stortford


2nd St Albans Choral Society sings Haydns Maria Theresa Mass, St Pauls Church, St Albans http://www.choralsociety.com/


2nd Hertford Choral Society Spring Concert, All Saints Church, Hertford. 01992 584426


2nd Three Counties Youth Ballet,Hertford Theatre


2nd St Albans Choral Society sings Haydns Maria Theresa Mass, St Pauls Church, Hatfield Road, St Albans at 7.30pm


2nd The Hertfordshire Concert Band 30th birthday charity concert, Countess Anne C of E Primary School, Hatfield http://www.hertsconcertband.org/


3rd Singers at the Barn, Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City. 01707 872125


8th Buddy Holly'sRock `N` Roll Jukebox, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage


8th Fire, Passion and Romance, classical guitar recital by B J Penny, Letchworth Arts Centre


8th Janet Claxton Dance presents Humaninalia, Trestle Arts Base


9th Concert featuring Andrew Jarvis, St Andrew's Parish Church, Chinnor. 01844 351669


10th Dusty Springfield and Friends, Radlett Centre


10th Bill Haleys New Comets, Alban Arena


15th See the results of seven weeks of dance training as local couples compete in Strictly Come Hospice: Grand Finale, in aid of Peace Hospice. Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth. 01923 335365


15th Lute concert performed by Jakob Lindberg with music by Bach and Weiss, Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin. 01462 459446


16th Skas Greatest Hits featuring from The Specials - Neville Staple and his band and The Beat, Alban Arena


16th-17th Performing arts company Living the Dream, Radlett Centre


17th Joe Brown In Concert with Pete Brown, Phil Capaldi, Roland Jones and Mike Nichols, Alban Arena


20th Ballet Central,Hertford Theatre


20th Radlett Music Club presents: Andrew Booth, guitarand Stephanie Oade, cello, Karl Konig Hall, Patchetts Green, Aldenham. 01923 859291


21st Paul Jones stars in Rockin in Rhythm with Digby Fairweathers Half Dozen, Broxbourne Civic Hall


22nd-24th Millionair, featuring songs from international artists,Hertford Theatre


23rd Gerry and the Pacemakers, Gerry Cross the Mersey, Rhodes Arts Centre, Bishops Stortford


30th Handel: Theodora, performed by the Benslow Baroque Oratorio course, St Marys Church, Hitchin. 01462 459446


30th Tony Christie 50th Anniversary Tour, Alban Arena


30th St Albans Chamber Choir with St Albans Symphony Orchestra, St Albans Abbey. 0845 6588982


30th MProductions Heart and Music, Trestle Arts Base


30th Real Diamond, the Jazz Singer Tour, Radlett Centre


THEATRE


Until 2nd The Company of Ten presents The Father by August Strindberg, Abbey Theatre, St Albans


2nd Shmoozeworthy with comedian Mark Maier, Radlett Centre


1st-23rd Time of my Life by Alan Ayckbourn, Watford Palace Theatre


1st Michael Morpurgo's Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn, The Weston Auditorium, Hatfield. 01707 281127


1st Bound & Gagged Comedy Present: An Audience With Imran Yusuf, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead


3rd Barnstormers Comedy Club,Hertford Theatre


5th Keepers; based on a true story Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead


6th-9th The Radlett Players present: The Small Hours, Radlett Centre


7th Arthur Smith Exposed! Broxbourne Civic Hall


9th Mike Gunn & Sean Collins Still on the Road Show, Alban Arena


9th Comedy Night, with MC Paul B Edwards, Letchworth Arts Centre


14th Magners Funhouse Comedy Club, Rhodes Arts Centre, Bishops Stortford


11th-16th Theatre Week, Hertford Dramatic and Operatic Society celebrate their 50th year of Hertford Theatre Week in 2011. For six nights, six different companies will perform six different productions in competition with one another,Hertford Theatre


13th-16th Flying Feathers, a farce by Derek Benfield, Lytton Theatre, Stevenage


13th-16th Big Spirit Youth Theatre presents Our House, Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin


14th Andy Parsons Gruntled, Alban Arena


14th-16th Godspell, Abbey Theatre, St Albans


15th Lenny Henry in Cradle to Rave, brand new one-man show, Alban Arena


18th Maudsley, A Devious Mind, comedy magic supported by TJ Shoesmith, Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin


18th Comedian Dan Clark Live, Alban Arena


21st Cowardy Custard, featuring the words and music of Noel Coward, Radlett Centre


21st Ed Byrne Crowd Pleaser, Alban Arena


23rd Comedian Shappi Khorsandi, Harpenden Public Halls


26th Letchworth Arcadians present Little Shop of Horrors, Gordon Craig Theatre


27th An Evening of Clairvoyance with Tony Stockwell, Alban Arena


27thComedian Robin Inces Bad Book Club, Harpenden Public Halls


28th Psychic Evening with TJ Higgs, Harpenden Public Halls


28th charity gala performance of Twelfth Night, Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City. 01707 324300


29th Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, Harpenden Public Halls


29th Shaolin Warriors, Alban Arena


29th Stand-up comic Jeremy Hardy,Hertford Theatre


30th Lady Chatterleys Lover,Hertford Theatre


ART & EXHIBITIONS


Until May 7th Bishops Stortford Art Society Exhibition, Rhodes Arts Complex. 01279 659179


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


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


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


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


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


Until 3rd Botanical Photography: Flowers in close-up by John McCormack, Bushey Museum and Art gallery


Until 16thWestHerts College Art Installation, Watford Museum


Until 30thVisual Arts: Beyond Pattern, Museum of St Albans Art and Design Gallery. 01707 281127


Until 30th Diverse Landscapes, Huw Hopkins first solo exhibition of landscape photographs, Apthorp Gallery, Radlett Centre


1st-29th Photographic studies by local artist Liz Allen Pytalelia, Letchworth Arts Centre


2nd TheArt of Oak2: Lecture by Martin Smith, Watford Museum


5th-15th Sticky Tape People; sculptures of local celebrities past and present, all made of sticky tape, Letchworth Arts Centre


5th-28th The Places I Have Been, landscape painting by young artist Lisa Harrold, Letchworth Arts Centre


From 9th Exhibition of work from members of Cheryl Goulds Printing Class, Bushey Museum and Art gallery


16thThe Glasgow Boys and Scottish Colourists: Lecture by Martin Smith, Watford Museum


16th-17th Mimram Quilters 10th Patchwork and Quilting Exhibition, Welwyn Civic Centre. 01462 790577


19th Radlett Art Society Lecture: Dr Michael OBrien on The Khmer Empire, its Art and Architecture, Radlett Centre


19th-28th Big - an exhibition of works by Paul Ambler, Letchworth Arts Centre


From 23rd Moore at Hatfield, exhibition of Henry Moores work in the West Garden, Hatfield House


CHILDREN & FAMILY


2nd How the Koala Learnt to Hug, Radlett Centre


7th-8th The Tiger Who Came To Tea, based on the picture book written and illustrated by Judith Kerr, Alban Arena


7th-9th Camp Rock, new musical based on the Disney movies,Hertford Theatre


9th Luminous Tales, animated shadow play for children aged three-plus Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead


9th Tudor Fun Day, Hertford Museum


10th Family magic show with Magic Dave,Hertford Theatre


10th The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Other Furry Tales, puppetry for children aged three-plus, Letchworth Arts Centre


11th Easter Egg Hunt, Oakmere Park, Potters Bar. 0208 2077568


11th-14th Puppetry-themed workshops for the Easter holiday for five to ten year-olds, Letchworth Arts Centre


From 12th Drop-in Tudor Easter Holiday Activities for children, Hertford Museum


12th-14th Easter Holiday Fun for Kids, Rye Meads nature reserve, Stanstead Abbotts


15th Easter Egg Hunt, Aberford Park, Borehamwood. 0208 2077568


19th Easter Egg Hunt, Moatfield, Bushey. 0208 2077568


19th-20th Roary the Racing Car, Broxbourne Civic Hall


20th Easter Animal Farm, Busy Bees, St Albans 2pm to 4pm


20th Stig of the Dump, Radlett Centre


21st Teddy Bears Picnic for under fives, Radlett Centre


22nd and 23rd Ashridge Easter Egg Trail. 01442 851227


23rd Easter Egg Hunt, King George Recreation Ground, Bushey. 0208 2077568


23rd Easter Egg Hunt, supporting Noahs Ark Childrens Hospice, Capel Manor Gardens, Enfield


23rd Easter Egg Hunt and family fun day, Watford Museum


23rd The Secret Lives of Cows and Sheep, get up close with farm animals, Church Farm, Ardeley, Stevenage


25th Family and Pets Walk, Hertford. 01707 332241


WALKS & NATURE


From 2nd Barnet and Monken Hadley historical and ghost walks. 0208 4406805


2nd Broxbourne Biking Part Two, moderate seven-mile cycle ride including Broxbourne Woods. 01462 459395


4th Berkhamsted Waterways Walk, two-mile easy walk around Berkhamsted. 01727 848168


6th Wild places on your doorstep - explore the Greenspaces around Bishops Stortford with the Countryside Management Service. 01462 459395


9th Discover Ashridge walk, meet at the Visitor Centre at 10am at the Visitor Centre on Monument Green. 01442 823727


10th Hidden Hertford Walk, Old Cross and Cowbridge. 01992 582686


10th Walking the Common at Bricket Wood, three-mile guided trail. 01727 848168


10th Bumps and Blooms, three-mile walk exploring the chalk hills at Therfield Heath. 01462 459395


13th Tring Bird Events, National History Museum, Tring


14th Wonderful Worms, join the Friends of Pishiobury Park to survey Earthworms in the park. 01462 459395


15th and 16th Reptiles Revealed, Hertford reptile-themed walk suitable for all the family. 01462 459395


17th Hidden Hertford Walk, Rivers of Hartham. 01992 582686


18th Gentle Stroll, two-hourinformal walkin the National Trust Ashridge Estate, led by Brian and Sian Barton. 01442 823727


21st Ashridge Commons Archaeology Walk, Ashridge Estate, Berkhamsted. 01442 823727


23rd Three-mile Spring Wildflower Walk around Oxhey Woods. 01727 848168


30th Trail and Ale, join a National Trust Ranger on the 16 mile boundary walk around the Ashridge Estate. Get a real taste of the variety of the Estate and learn more about it on this guided walk, concluding at a local pub. 01442 823727


SPECIAL EVENTS


3rd Cream Teas for Mothers Day, Place House Hall, Ware. 01992 504331


From 19th Baldock festival http://www.baldockfestival.org/


From 29th Kimpton Art Show, Parish Church, Kimpton http://www.kimptonartshow.co.uk/


From 30th VE Day Celebrations, Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey


From 30th Herts Garden Show, Knebworth House. 01795 474660


GENERAL INTEREST


Until May 2nd The Thames Whale Story, Natural History, Tring


2nd Quiz Evening in aid of Isabel Hospice, Memorial Hall, Welham Green. 01707 265333


3rd Open Garden for NGS, St Pauls Walden Bury, Hitchin


3rd Open Garden for NGS, Shenley park Walled Garden


10th Spring Wedding Exhibition, Hertford Castle


12th Coffee Morning for Isabel Hospice, Markwell Pavilion, Bishop's Stortford. 01279 755320


13th Best-selling author Jodi Picoult will be talking about her new book Sing You Home and signing copies, Rhodes Arts Centre, Bishops Stortford


15thClocks of Windsor Castle Part Two:Friends of Watford Museum talk by Steven Davidson, Watford Museum


16th Jumble Sale, Thundridge Village Hall. 01920 462992


17th Open Garden for NGS, Amwell Cottage, Wheathampstead


27th Open Garden for NGS, Rustling End Cottage, near Codicote


28th Mayors Pride Awards Ceremony www.stalbans.gov.uk/mayorsprideawards


FARMERS MARKETS


2nd Hatfield, White Lion Square, 9am to 2.30pm


9th Hertford, Market Place, 8.30am to 1pm


9th Stevenage, White Lion Yard, 10am to 2pm


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


16th Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am to noon


17th Wheathampstead: East Lane Car Park, 10am to 1pm


23rd Hatfield Heath, Village Hall, 9.30am to 12.30pm


30th Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am to noon


USEFUL CONTACTS


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, Bishops 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

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