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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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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