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Your complete August 2012 Hertfordshire diary

PUBLISHED: 15:08 01 August 2012 | UPDATED: 21:41 20 February 2013

Your complete August 2012 Hertfordshire diary

Your complete August 2012 Hertfordshire diary

Find plenty of activities and events for all the family in our complete August 2012 Hertfordshire diary

MUSIC & DANCE


4th & 10th Opera Australia: La Traviata, Hertford Theatre


5th Singers at the Barn, Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City


7th The Virtuoso Flute, Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Music


10th Navarra String Quartet, Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Music


16th-25th The Sound of Music, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage


16th-18th The Wedding Singer, Court Theatre, Tring


17th A Jubilee Garland 60 years of British Song, Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Music


19th Lenfant et les Sortileges and Lheure Espagnole, Watford Palace


19th Sunday Afternoon Organ Concert, 3pm, St Albans Cathedral


23rd The Soldiers, Alban Arena, St Albans


28th Opera Australia: Turandot, Hertford Theatre


30th The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage


31st Cmon Everybody Rock n Roll Show, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage


THEATRE & COMEDY


2nd, 3rd, 4th The Door, Market Theatre, Hitchin


4th Jimmy Carr Gagging Order, Alban Arena, St Albans


9th Hellfire Comedy Club, Watford Colosseum


12th Shakespeare in the Park, 4pm, Hatfield House


16th Fairy Tales of the Unexpected, Hawthorne Theatre, Welwyn Garden City


16th The Twits, outdoor theatre production, Knebworth House Park


25th Veronicas Room, performed by Baroque Theatre Company, Sandpit Theatre, St Albans


26th Tales of Beatrix Potter, Watford Palace


ART & EXHIBITIONS


Until 1st August, Keepsakes, Key rings and Kiss Me Quick a history of souvenirs, Hertford Museum


Until 11th Hertford Art Societys 60th Anniversary The Olympics, Hertford Theatre


1st- 30th Artists Network Bedfordshire Exhibition, Letchworth Arts Centre


1st- 31st The Magic of Colour pen and ink drawings by Gillian Romeo, Letchworth Arts Centre


1st- 2nd September, Knebworth Carvings, Knebworth House, Park and Gardens


Throughout August, Every Picture Tells a Story, Bushey Museum


Until September 1st Ronald Eldrett exhibits works ranging from sport to still life, Hitchin Museum


Until 30th September, Cox Mezzotints, an exhibition of colour printing in Bushey from the firm of H.T. Cox & Sons, Bushey Museum


27th July-August 4th St Albans Art Society Summer Exhibition 2012, Old Town Hall, Market Place, St Albans, AL3 5DJ. www.stalbans-artsociety.org.uk


WALKS & NATURE


Until 2nd September, seasonal Family Trail, 10am-4pm Visitor Centre, Ashridge Estate


4th Edible Dormouse Talk and Walk, 8 -10pm, Visitor Centre, Ashridge Estate


13th-17th Wild Wood Week, The Box Moor Trust Old Barn, 10am-12.30pm, Hemel Hempstead, book: 01442 253300


15th Totally Batty Night time walk, 9 -11pm, Visitor Centre, Ashridge Estate


23rd Aldbury Common Archaeology Walk, 6.30am-3.30pm, Northchurch Common


29th Battle of Barnet guided walk www.barnetwalks 020 8440 6805


OPEN GARDENS


12th Radlett Allotments, 2-5.30pm, Radlett WD7 8DA


19th Hopleys Open Garden in aid of the Red Cross, High Street, Much Hadham


19th Patchwork, 22 Hall Park Gate, 2-5pm, Berkhamsted HP4 2NJ


27th Rustling End Cottage, 2-5.30pm, Nr. Codicote SG4 8TD


29th 8 Gosselin Road, 2-5pm, Bengeo, Hertford SG14 3LG


CHILDREN & FAMILY


3rd Minibeast Hunt, 2-3pm Natural History Museum, Tring


2nd & 16th Summer Hands on Fun, Wood Green, The Animals Charity, Heydon


2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Christopher Family Discovery Mornings, 3-11 years, 11am-12.30pm, St Albans Cathedral


6th-10th Top Hats Summer Course: Bugsy Malone, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


6th, 7th, 8th Light Animation Workshop, 11-14 years, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead


7th The Wizard of Castle Magic, Radlett Centre


7th, 8th, 9th Fossil Frenzy family activities, 10.30am-3.30pm Hertford Museum


8th Hairy Maclary, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


9th Hairy Maclary, Broxbourne Civic Hall


9th & 10th The 2012 Plasticine Olympics, 7-10 years, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead


9th-25th Blast! Summer Theatre School, Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin


11th Fireman Sam visits the Maltings Shopping Centre, St Albans, 11am-4pm


12th Closing Ceremony Celtic Games, 10am-5pm Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon, Nr Hertford


13th Summer Paper Crafts Workshop, 10.30am-1.30pm, Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin


13th & 21st Wizard Workshop, ages 5+, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


13th-17th Harpenden RFC Summer Rugby Camp, 6-16 years, book: 07975 981721


13th-17th Five Day Musical Theatre Workshop 2, Radlett Centre


14th Childrens Pet Show, 1pm small pets, 2pm dogs, Bollescroft Gardens opposite Broxbourne Civic Hall


14th, 15th, 16th Explore the World in a Day, family activities, 10.30am-3.30pm, Hertford Museum


15th Be a Victorian Child, 10.30am-2.30am, British Schools Museum, Hitchin


15th & 22nd Terrible Tudor Workshop, ages 6+, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


16th Bake it & Take it workshop, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


17th Fairy Tales of the Unexpected, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


20th Milkshake! Come Out to Play! Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage


20th-24th Garden City Explorers, workshops, 10-14 years, Letchworth Arts Centre


21st & 22nd Milkshake! Come Out to Play! Radlett Centre


21st Super Sleuths family activities, 10.30am-3.30pm, Hertford Museum


23rd Dancing for Fun, 10am-noon, British Schools Museum, Hitchin


23rd Albury Common Archaeology Walk, 6.30-8.30pm, Northchurch Common


23rd Teddy Bears Picnic, featuring the Tiny Mites Show, noon-3pm, Broxbourne Civic Hall Gardens


23rd until November, Daring Explorers, interactive exhibition of Victorian species seekers and their finds, Natural History Museum, Tring


24th-26th Angelina Ballerina The Mousical, Alban Arena, St Albans


27th-31st Sharpe Academy Theatre Summer School, Watersmeet, Rickmansworth


28th-31st Roald Dahl Wizard Mania workshop, 6-9 years, Letchworth Arts Centre


28th, 29th, 30th Summer Souvenirs, in conjunction with Courtyard Arts, 10.30am-3.30pm, Hertford Museum


Until 2nd September, Summer Spectacular Family Fun, Willows Farm Village, London Colney, 0870 129 9718


Until 2nd Animal Crackers family activities, 10.30am-3.30pm Hertford Museum


Until 9th I am an Artist: Summer Fun for the School Holidays 10am-noon Letchworth Arts Centre


Until 12th Celtic Games Experience, 10am-5pm, Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon, Nr Hertford


SPECIAL EVENTS


7th The Hospice of St Francis Jubilee Open Day, 10am-4pm, Berkhamsted


12th Bark in the Park, a three mile dog walk for Isabel Hospice, 10am-2pm, Barclay Park EN11 8NH


14th Coffee Morning for Isabel Hospice, 10.30am-noon, Markwell Pavilion, Bishops Stortford


23rd Ladies Golf Day celebrating Isabel Hospices 30th Anniversary, Brocket Hall Golf Club, Welwyn, 01438 716079


25th Peartree Fun Day in aid of Isabel Hospice, 11am-4pm, Woodhall Community Centre, Welwyn Garden Centre AL7 3XD


GENERAL INTEREST


3rd Craft, Food and Collectables Market, 10.30-4pm, Green House Market, Letchworth Garden City


4th Motor Cycle Show, 10.30am-4pm, Green House Market, Letchworth Garden City


4th Tiger Day, 12-4pm, Shepreth Wildlife Park


5th More to Explore Tours: The Cathedral Precincts, 3pm, St Albans Cathedral


5th Barkway Antiques and Vintage Fair, Barkway Village Hall


11th Classic Vehicle Day, 10am-3pm High Street, Waltham Cross


11th 70s and 80s Nostalgia Quiz, Letchworth Arts Centre


11th All Things Healthy, 10am-4pm Hitchin Market Place


11th & 12th The Knebworth Country Show 10am-5pm Knebworth House


15th, 12th, 26th Tower Tours, St Albans Cathedral, 01727 8901213


17th, 18th, 19th Hatfield Country Show, Hatfield House


18th Coopers Country Show, noon-4pm, Coppers of Stortford, Bishops Stortford


21st Big Technical Tour, ages 8+, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


25th Goatfest Music Festival, 3pm-11.55pm, Goat Inn, Codicote


26th Summer Fayre, Market Theatre, Hitchin


26th & 27th Knebworth Vintage, Knebworth House


27th Ashwell Show, Elbrook Meadow, Mill Street, Ashwell SG7 5NE


31st-2nd September, Craft and Design Show, 11am-5pm, Knebworth House, Park and Gardens


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; Benslow Music, 01462 459446; British Schools Museum, Hitchin 01462 420144; Broxbourne Civic Hall 01992 441946; Court Theatre, Pendley, Tring 01442 823130; First Garden City Heritage Museum 01462 482710; Frogmore Paper Mill, 01442 234600; Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage 01438 363200; Harpenden Public Halls 01582 767525; Hatfield House 01707 287010; Hertford Theatre 01992 531500; Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery 01462 434476; Hopleys, Much Hadham 01279 842509; 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; St Albans Cathedral 01727 860780; Trestle Arts Base, St Albans 01727 850950; Watford Colosseum 0845 075 3993; Watford Palace Theatre 01923 225671; Watersmeet Theatre 01923 711063; Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar 01707 645005

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