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Your complete Hertfordshire August diary

PUBLISHED: 12:06 29 July 2011 | UPDATED: 19:47 20 February 2013

RAT PACK VEGAS

RAT PACK VEGAS

Find out what's on in Hertfordshire in August 2011

ART & EXHIBITIONS


Until 1 January, 2012 My Dear Students Artists of The Herkomer School, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery


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


Until 31st Free exhibition of contemporary sculpture in the grounds of The Grove, Chandlers Cross


Until 31st Paintings by Michael Brace, Foyer Gallery, Letchworth Arts Centre


Until 20 August the McNeill Gallery Annual Summer Exhibition, The Not Not The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition


Until 14th Bushey Festival Photographic Art Competition Exhibition, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery


Until 6th Barnet Guild of Artists annual exhibition of members work, Pennefather Hall, Christ Church, Barnet from 10am to 7pm


1st-31st Knebworth Carvings, exhibition of chainsaw carvings by resident wood carvers, Knebworth House


2nd-29th Paintings in oils by Jude Giles, Caf Gallery, Letchworth Arts Centre


From 8th until 23 October, Take One Childrens Art, work by pupils of Little Reddings Primary School, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery


9th Join the Frobisher Art Group for Water Colour Art, Bushey Rose Garden from 10.30am to 2.30pm. 07930 536418


21st Cream Teas and Art Exhibition, Hastoe Village Hall, near Tring


From 22nd until 1 January 2012, Bushey Then and Now, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery



MUSIC & DANCE


5th Gareth Hulse (oboe), Martin Outram (viola), Lucy Wakeford (harp) and Julian Rolton (piano) in concert, Benslow Music Trust. 01462 459446


11th The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular, Harpenden Public Halls


12th Phillippa Davies (flute) and Jan Willem Nellecke (piano) in concert, Benslow Music Trust. 01462 459446


14th Harp in the Park, with harpist Lucy Haslar from 2pm to 4pm, Bushey Rose Garden


19th Entente Cordiale in Concert, Benslow Music Trust. 01462 459446


19th Barbara and All That Jazz, jazz festival, The Falcon Hotel, Bromyard


19th-21st Hertfordshire Jazz Festival, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City http://www.hertsjazz.co.uk/


24th Marty Wilde, Alban Arena



THEATRE


2nd-6th Pendley Shakespeare Festival, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Pendley manor, near Tring. 01442 820060


9th-13th Pendley Shakespeare Festival, The Winters Tale, Pendley manor, near Tring. 01442 820060


17th Evening Outdoor Theatre; the Roald Dahl classic Fantastic Mr Fox performed by Illyria theatre company on the sunken lawn at Knebworth House


31st Dusk rings a Bell by Stephen Belber, Watford Palace Theatre



CHILDREN & FAMILY


Until 4th September, Summer Spectacular, Willows Farm Village


From 1st Five-day Pop-School workshop for children aged seven to 16 with Bedazzle Performing Arts, Rhodes Bishops Stortford


From 1st Summer Activity Days for children from school years one to nine 9.30am to 3pm, Cuffley Camp Outdoor Centre, Northaw, Potters Bar. 01707 872632


1st-5th Five-day Musical Theatre Workshop for children aged eight to 16 years old, Radlett Centre


1st-5th International Soccer Schools, football camp for five to ten year-olds, Haberdashers Askes School, Elstree. 0845 6435278


1st-12th On with the Show Summer Project 2011, two-week drama project for children aged four to 16, St Thomas Centre, Watford www.owts.co.uk


3rd National Play Day event, Oakmere Park, Potters Bar from 12pm to 3pm. 0208 2077568


4th Teddy Bears Picnic in the gardens of Broxbourne Civic Hall from 12noon to 3pm. 01992 441946


4th Minibeast Safari, Natural History Museum, Tring


From 8th Lets Get Animated: Lets Dance! Week long programme of activities for children aged eight to 12, Rhodes Bishops Stortford


8th-19th Michael Vaughan Cricket Camp for children aged five to ten years, Haberdashers Askes School


10th Tiny Mites at the Seaside, stage show for children aged six years and under, Radlett Centre


12th Family Fun Day, Oakmere Park, Potters Bar from 12pm to 3pm. 0208 2077568


14th-15th Mr Benn, Broxbourne Civic Hall


15th Chronicle Your Past, family activity day from 10am to 4pm, Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, Hertford. 0300 123049


15th-19th and 22nd-26th Hertford Youth Theatre Summer Show-in-a-Week, two five day workshops for children aged seven to 18, Hertford Theatre. 01992 581677


15th-19th Mad Science Summer Camp for children aged four to 11 years-old, Windhill Primary School, Bishops Stortford


18th-21st Fun Size Funfair, King George Recreation Ground, Bushey


From 21st Blast! Week-long summer theatre school, Rhodes Bishops Stortford


22nd-23rd Bob the Builder Show, Broxbourne Civic Hall


22nd-26th Out in the Wild, events at Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon. 01438 718543


24th Childrens Pet Show in the grounds of Bollescroft House, opposite Broxbourne Civic Hall 01992 441946


24th Family Fun Day, Oakmere Park, Potters Bar from 12pm to 3pm. 0208 2077568 from 12pm to 3pm



GARDENS


7th Open Garden for NGS, Beesonend Gardens, Harpenden AL5 2AN


7th Open Garden for NGS, Great Stones, near Buntingford SG9. 0AD


7th Open Garden for NGS, 9 Tannsfield Drive, Hemel Hempstead HP2 5LG


12th Open Garden for NGS, 44 Broadwater Avenue, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3HJ


14th Open Garden for NGS, 8 Gosselin Road, Bengeo, SG14 3LG


14th Open Garden for NGS, 44 Broadwater Avenue, Letchworth Garden City


21st Open Garden for NGS, Patchwork, Berkhamsted, HP4 2NJ


21st Hopleys Much Hadham Open Gardens in aid of the Red Cross


21st and 24th Open Garden for NGS, Southend Farm, Stevenage, SG1 3HS



WALKS & NATURE


6th The Edible Dormouse Talk and Walk, Ashridge Estate from 8pm to 10pm. 01442 851227


From 7th Barnet and Monken Hadley historical and ghost walks. 0208 4406805


7th Join the Ver Valley Society to explore the beautiful rolling countryside of the River Ver Valley on a circular walk. 0871 2002233


7th Discovery Day, Maple Lodge Nature Reserve, Maple Cross from 11am to 3.30pm. 01923 230277


7th Hidden Hertford Walk - Rivers of Hartham, organised by Hertford Museum. 01992 582686


10th Totally Batty, night-time walk Ashridge Estate from 9pm to 10.30pm. 01442 851227


17th Gentle Stroll, an up-to-2-hour informal walk in the National Trust Ashridge Estate led by Brian and Sian Barton. 01442 823 727


20th Walk this Way, guided walk using Shaws last published book A Rhyming Guide to Ayot St Lawrence, from Shaws Corner, Ayot St Lawrence


21st Hidden Hertford Walk - In the footsteps of the Romans, book with Hertford Museum. 01992 582686



GENERAL INTEREST


6th Some Enchanted Evening Masked Ball, Harpenden Public Halls. 01442 872611


7th Antiques & Vintage Fair, Barkway Village Hall


9th Coffee Morning for Isabel Hospice, Markwell Pavilion, Bishop's Stortford from 10.30am to 12noon. 01279 755320


13th Activity Open Day, Lee Valley White Water Centre. 08456 770600


18th Isabel Hospice Networking Lunch, Lussmanns, Bishops Stortford. 01707 382547


22nd Laughter Therapy, Bushey Rose Garden from 12pm to 1pm. 07736 341717


28th Mind Body & Soul Fayre, William Morris Labour Club, South Oxhey. 07739023463


28th Oliver Mills 6-a-side tournament in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust, Hatfield Hyde Cricket Club, Welwyn Garden City



SPECIAL EVENTS


4th Tiger Day, Shepreth Wildlife Park, Near Royston from 12pm to 4pm


5th-7th Art in Clay, work from more than 170 of the best ceramicists from all over the UK and Europe, Hatfield House


5th-7th Murder on the Standon Express Music Festival www.standon-calling.com


7th Royston Kite Festival, Therfield Heath, Royston 10.30am to 4.30pm http://www.roystonkitefestival.com/


7th Rock at the Castle, charity rock festival in the grounds of Hertford Castle


12th-14th Standon Calling music festival http://www.standon-calling.com/


13th Waltham Cross Classic Car Day, live music from local bands and 80-plus vehicles from 1940s to up to date classics, High Street, Waltham Cross


13th-14th Knebworth Country Show, Knebworth House


14th Folly @ The Folly, street party, Hertford. 07811 613279


19th-21st Hatfield House Country Show


19th-21st Flamstead Scarecrow Festival http://www.flamstead-herts.co.uk/


21st Tewin Classic Cars, Upper Green, Tewin from 11am to 4pm. 01438 717538


21st Classic and Custom Motorcycle Show, Knebworth House


21st Hertford Castle Open Day


28th Goatfest, 12 hours of live bands in aid of Isabel Hospice, Goat Inn, Codicote from 12pm to midnight


28th-29th Classic Motor Show, Knebworth House


28th-29th Chilli Festival, Benington Lordship Gardens. 08701 261709


29th Much Hadham Fete and Companion Dog Show, Recreation Ground, Much Hadham


29th Berkhamsted Lions Summer Fete, Berkhamsted Cricket Club from 1pm to 5pm


29th Ashwell Show, Elbrook Meadow, Ashwell


29th Primitive Skills Festival, Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon. 01438 718543


31st Music to Watch the Flowers By, all-day family picnic concert, Shenley Park. 01923 852629



FARMERS MARKETS


5th Barnet: Spires Shopping Centre 8.30am to 3pm


6th Hatfield, White Lion Square 9am to 2.30pm


6th Tring: The Market, Brook Street - 9am to 12pm


13th Hertford, Market Place 8.30am to 1pm


13th Fowlmere: Village Hall 9am to 12pm


14th St Albans: Market Place 10am to 4pm


17th Hexton, St Faiths Church 1pm to 4pm


19th Barnet: Spires Shopping Centre 8.30am to 3pm


20th Tring: The Market, Brook Street - 9am to 12pm


21st Wheathampstead: East Lane Car Park 10am to 1pm


27th Hatfield Heath, Village Hall 9.30am to 12.30pm



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


Compiled by Kate Everett. Email details of your event to events@hertfordshirelife.co.uk

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