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PUBLISHED: 16:10 29 November 2010 | UPDATED: 18:14 20 February 2013

Katzenjammer Piano duet

Katzenjammer Piano duet

Find out what's on in Hertfordshire in December 2010

MUSIC AND DANCE


1st Hertfordshire Chorus Christmas Concert, in aid of the Willow Foundation, St Albans Abbey


3rd Comedy musical duo the Katzenjammer Piano Duet, Benslow Music Trust. 01462 459446


4th In the Mood with Five Star Swing, Radlett Centre


4th Berkhamsted and Chorleywood Choral Societies performing as English Philharmonia Chorus, St Albans Cathedral. 07500 431643


4th Danny Bryants Red Eye Band, Maltings Arts Theatre


5th Organ Meditation, St Albans Cathedral 5.15pm


8th Isabel Beyer and Harvey Dagul: Piano, Maltings Arts Theatre


11th Welwyn Garden City Orchestra and Chorus with Luton Choral Society, St Francis Church, Welwyn Garden City. 01438 821510


11th Spikedrivers, Trestle Arts Base


11th Hertford Choral Society Christmas Magic, All Saints Church, Hertford


11th Berkhamsted Music: Raphael Wallfisch (cello) and John York (piano), St Peters Church, Berkhamsted. 01442 862798


12th Christmas Music in the Old Palace with Hertfordshire Chorus, Hatfield House


12th Concert Dinner with Instant Sunshine, West Lodge Park Hotel, Hadley Wood. 0208 2163900


12th De Havilland Philharmonic, University of Hertfordshire. 01707 281127


15th Community Carol Concert presented by the Rotary Club of Radlett, Radlett Centre


18th Carols at Hertford Castle from 5pm to 6pm. 01992 584322


18th Carols on the Hour from11am to 4pm, St Albans Cathedral


19th Hertfordshire Chorus Christmas Concert in aid of Hertfordshire Autistic Resource Centre, Haileybury College, Hertford Heath


23rd Hertfordshire County Youth Orchestra, University of Hertfordshire. 01707 281127


28th Jazz Night, Letchworth Arts Centre


THEATRE


3rd The Origin of Species, musical comedy, Trestle Arts Base


3rd Flanders and Swann Drop Another Hat, Letchworth Arts Centre


4th In the Mood with Five Star Swing, Radlett Centre


5th An Audience with Arthur Smith, Radlett Centre


10th A Christmas Trifle, classic cabaret, Maltings Arts Theatre


11th Kevin Precious: Not Appropriate, Maltings Arts Theatre


15th A Christmas Carol, presented by Pip Utton, Trestle Arts Base


16th-19th The Wind in the Willows, Letchworth Arts Centre


18th Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club Christmas Party, Trestle Arts Base


18th Comedy Night, Letchworth Arts Centre


ART AND EXHIBITIONS


Until 4 January Bruce Robinson Exhibition, Letchworth Arts Centre


Until 4 January Catching the Light Exhibition, Letchworth Arts Centre


Until 22 January Being In Time: Marty St James, Art and Design Gallery. 01707 284290


Until 31st From Pinky and Perky to Postman Pat: Childrens TV Characters from 1950-1990s toy exhibition, Hertford Museum


Until 7th Best of Dacorum Art Exhibition, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead


6th Society, Seascapes and Saints, illustrated art lecture with Martin Smith, Artist in Residence at Watford Museum, Letchworth Arts Centre


CHILDREN AND FAMILY


2nd and 14th Christmas Robins activity, Natural History Museum, Tring


4th The Night Before Christmas, for children aged three-plus, Trestle Arts Base


5th Christingle Service, St Albans Cathedral


11th Family Carol Concert with St Albans Bach Choir, St Albans Cathedral 3pm


11th Festive Sweet Workshops, Hertford Museum


21st Make some Creepy Crawly Christmas Decorations, Natural History Museum, Tring


22nd Homemade Christmas Crafts workshops, Hertford Museum


From 29th The Snow Dragon, Trestle Arts Base


LIGHTS OF LOVE CEREMONIES


1st Peace Hospice grounds, Watford from 8pm. 01923 335370


3rd Market Square, Bishops Stortford, 5-6pm


3rd Manor House, Buntingford, 6-7pm


4th Bakers Walk, Sawbridgeworth, 4-5pm


5th Borehamwood Football Club. 01923 335370


5th Hospice of St Francis, Berkhamsted. from 4.30pm


11th Hertford Castle, Hertford, 4-5pm


11th Halsey Masonic Centre, Cheshunt, 4-5pm


CHRISTMAS EVENTS


1st Christmas at the Manor, Christmas fair and lunch for Isabel Hospice, The Manor of Groves, Sawbridgeworth. 01438 717406


3rd Christmas Bazaar, Place House Hall, Ware, from 6pm to 9pm


4th Christmas Model Railway Day, Hertford Museum


4th Christmas Craft Fair, Riverside Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead


4th British Schools Museum Annual Christmas Fair, Hitchin. 01462 429244


4th-5th Christmas Craft, Food and Gift Fair, Knebworth House


5th Ashridge at Christmas Fair, Ashridge Estate, Berkhamsted


5th Christmas Shopping Event, High Street, Waltham Cross from
10am to 4pm


5th Isabel Hospice Jingle Bells & Bows Fun Run and Walk, Welwyn Garden City


5th Royston Christmas Gift Fair, The Old Bull Inn, Royston


5th Santa Dash for Peace Hospice, Rickmansworth Aquadrome.
01923 335365


10th Christmas Tree Festival Preview and Concert, Holy Saviour Church, Hitchin. 01462 435606


10th and 15th Turkey and Tinsel Cruise, Lady of Lee Valley Moorings, Broxbourne Riverside. 01992 462085


11th Peace Hospice Christmas Coffee Morning. 01923 335370


11th-12th Hitchin Christmas Tree Festival, Holy Saviour Church, Hitchin. 01462 435606


11th and 12th Victorian Christmas and Pantomime, Royal Gunpowder Mills


11th St Elizabeths Santa Dash. 01279 844355


11th Carnival of Light and late Night Shopping, Hoddesdon


12th Much Hadham Christmas Market


12th Victorian Christmas Shopping in Hertford Walk, Hertford. 01992 582686


12th Grove House Hospice five-kilometre Jingle Bell Jog and Reindeer Run, St Albans www.jinglebelljog.co.uk


24th The Blessing of the Crib, St Albans Cathedral 3pm


WALKS AND NATURE


4th Plant a Tree for 2012, River Lee Country Park. 01992 709871


5th December Stroll at Rye Meads Nature Reserve. 01992 708383


5th Have a go at deer basket making, Bencroft Wood. 01462 459395


11th Heartwood Forest Community Tree Planting Event. 01476 581111


12th Explore the River by Foot and Rail, moderate circular walk exploring the Ver Valley from St Albans Town Centre. 01727 848168


12th Special High Barnet Christmas walk. 0208 4406805


12th Hidden Hertford Walk: Victorian Christmas Shopping in Hertford led by Edgar Lake. 01992 582686


15th Astronomy Since Newton, walk and talk with Dr Chris Woolston, Sandridge. 01727 848168


27th Friends of Ashridge Christmas Walk, Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre. 01442 851 227


29th Pedal off the Pud: meet at 10am, Pindar Car Park, Windmill Lane, Cheshunt


30th The antidote to Christmas, four-mile moderate walk from Hitchin
to Pirton. 01462 459395


GENERAL INTEREST


Until 9 January, Van Hage Real Ice Rink, Van Hage Garden Centre, Great Amwell


Until 22nd Craft Fair, Letchworth Arts Centre


4th Archery Discovery Course, Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon


5th Reflections at Christmas ceremony, St Elizabeths Chapel from 4pm. 01279 844355


10th Flashback Friday, share your memories of Hertfords shops at Hertford Museum


10th-12th French Market, St Albans


14th Coffee Morning for Isabel Hospice, Markwell Pavilion, Bishops Stortford. 01279 755320


FARMERS' MARKETS


4th Great Hormead: Village Hall, 10am-12.30pm


4th Hatfield: White Lion Square, 9am-2.30pm


4th Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am-noon


12th St Albans: Market Place, 10am-4pm


17th Hexton: St Faiths Church, 1-4pm


18th Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am to noon


18th Stevenage, White Lion Yard, 10am to 2pm


18th Hitchin: Churchgate Street, 8am to 4.30pm


19th Wheathampstead: East Lane Car Park, 10am to 1pm


19th Hatfield Heath: Village Hall, 10am-3pm


19th Sawbridgeworth: Bell Street car park, 9.30am to 12.30pm


VENUES


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. 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. Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar 01707 645005

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