Your complete Hertfordshire July diary

PUBLISHED: 16:31 30 June 2011 | UPDATED: 21:35 20 February 2013

The WInd in the Willows

The WInd in the Willows

Find out what's on in Hertfordshire in July 2011


1st Haileybury Madrigal Society Concert for Isabel Hospice, Amwell Pool, Near Ware

2nd Water, water everywhere..... Festival Choral Concert with St Albans Chamber Choir, St Saviours Church. 07570 454744

2nd St Albans Choral Society sings Verdi Requiem with Bushey Symphony Orchestra, Bushey Academy.

2nd The Stan Tracey Quintet, Maltings Arts Theatre

2nd Tring Choral Society Concert, The Church of St Peter and St Paul

3rd Girl Talk I Am Woman! Featuring Barb Jungr, Mari Wilson and Gwyneth Herbert, Alban Arena

7th-16th International Organ Festival, St Albans

8th An Evening with Lesley Garrett, Hertford Theatre

8th Coull Quartet in Concert, Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin

9th Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir concert, Newnham Village Hall. 01462 742440

10th Buddy Holly A Legend Reborn with special guest The Everly Brothers, Broxbourne Civic Hall. 01992 441946

12th Ligeti String Quartet Concert, Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin

15th Tring Chamber Music, The Young Romantics, The Grass Roots, Court Theatre, Tring

15th A Diva Dismantled, Christine Bunning Soprano, Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin

15th-23rd Pepper LIVE 2011, The Pepper Foundation Pepper Rock Show, Centenary Theatre, Berkhamsted School

17th Hertfordshire Chorus sing Monteverdi Vespers at Thaxted. 0870 4580445

17th Cantate Senior and Youth Choirs Concert performance, Henry Moore Foundation. 01279 843333

17th Jazz in the Rose Garden, outdoor music event, Bushey Rose Garden, from 2pm to 4pm. 020 8207 7568

19th The Rose Consort of Viols, Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin

20th The Johnny Cash Roadshow, Radlett Centre

20th Nine, the Tony Award musical, Trestle Theatre, St Albans

21st Swingin the Blues Basie Style, Radlett Centre

25th Tedesca String Quartet, Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin

25th The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Compose, Create, Celebrate, Alban Arena

27th Live music event featuring Kate Doubleday, Rye Meads nature reserve, Stanstead Abbotts

28th A Night of Jazz with Paul Eshelby and friends, Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin

31st Jazz Night with the Nick Page Trio, Letchworth Arts Centre


1st-2nd The Day after The Fair by Thomas Hardy, presented by Company of Ten, Abbey Theatre

2nd Allnutt & Simpson comedy sketch duo, OVO @ Pudding Lane, St Albans. 07807 521436

2nd Comedy Night, with Adam Bloom and David Whitney, Letchworth Arts Centre

2nd Poetry Reading by Martyn Crucefix and Open Competition Adjudication, Abbey Theatre

2nd An evening with the humour of Bob Newhart and Tom Lehrer, Radlett Centre

3rd Great Expectations, open-air theatre, Hertford Castle

7th Macbeth, open-air theatre, Gaddesden Estate, Hemel Hempstead

14th A Midsummer Nights Dream, Hertford Theatre

10th Free outdoor Theatre, The Canterbury Tales will be performed at the Town Centre Gardens, Stevenage at 2pm by The Pantaloons Theatre Company

13th-16th Sullivan and Gilbert Show, Henderson Hall, Abbots Langley. 01923 676120

21st The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Hertford Theatre

22nd-24th In Good King Charless Golden Days, outdoor theatre, Shaws Corner, Ayot St Lawrence

23rd Open-air garden theatre: Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Cranford, the Hopleys, Much Hadham

24th Ernies Incredible Illucinations, Hertford youth Theatre, Hertford Theatre


2nd Walk in the Woods, guided walk on the wooded commons of Ashridge

2nd Downland Wildlife Walk, learn to identify local butterflies and wildflowers, Ashridge Estate. 01442 851227

6th, 13th, 20th and 27th Free Meet the Gardener Tours, Knebworth House

8th Night Time Wildlife Walk looking for bats and other nocturnal creatures, Ashridge Estate

9th Discover Ashridge guided six-mile walk

From 10th Barnet and Monken Hadley historical and ghost walks. 020 8440 6805

10th Wildlife Watch, Rye Meads Nature Reserve, Stanstead Abbotts, 10am to noon

14th Gentle Stroll with Brian and Sin Barton, Ashridge Estate

17th Hidden Hertford Walk: Central Hertford, book at Hertford Museum

24th Walk this Way, annual stroll using Shaws last published book, A Rhyming Guide to Ayot St Lawrence, from Shaws Corner

30th Wildlife Watch, Rye Meads nature reserve, Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts


2nd Families Day, Meadow Park, Borehamwood from noon to 5pm. 020 8207 1382

2nd Not So Grimm Fairy Tales! For children aged four-plus, Hertford Theatre

6th Book It! Plotting stories for children aged seven to 11, Hertford Theatre

7th Teddy Bears Picnic, King George Recreation Ground, Bushey, noon to 3pm. 020 8207 7568

8th Little Howards Big Show, Letchworth Arts Centre

9th Fallen Millie, teen music with the all-girl band thats been described as this generations new Spice Girls, Letchworth Arts Centre

From 25th Cuffley Camp Outdoor Centre Summer Activity Days for children in school Years 1 to 9

10th Lets GO Play, free fun for three to 12-year-olds, Cedars Park , Waltham Cross. 01992 785574

10th Lets GO Play, free fun for three to 12 year-olds, Holmesdale Tunnel Open Space. 01992 785574

16th Finn McCool Storytelling Evening, 6pm to 8pm, Celtic Harmony, Brickendon

From 25th Barracudas Activity Camp for children aged four to 16, Bishops Stortford College, Abbots Hill School, Haileybury College and Sherrardswood School

From 25th Blag Youth Theatre Summer Project, Chorleywood Memorial Halls

27th Treasure Hunt with free magic, face painting and play rangers, Oakmere Park, Potters Bar. 020 8207 7568

31st Wind in the Willows, outdoor theatre, Hatfield House


1st-3rd Flower Festival celebrating 400 years of the King James Bible, St Marys Church, Apsley, near Hemel Hempstead

1st Open Gardens at Henry Moores former home Hoglands and The Henry Moore Foundation grounds, Perry Green, 6-8pm. 01279 843333

2nd-3rd Teas in Gardens for Isabel Hospice, Kingfishers, 49a High Street, Watton at Stone from 1.30pm to 5pm. 01279 755320

3rd Afternoon Tea Delights, The Priory, Little Wymondley 3pm to 6pm. 01462 743367

10th Open Garden, Fanhams Hall, Ware from 2pm to 5pm. 01920 462992

10th Caribbean Marquee Lunch in aid of Isabel Hospice. 01279 842140

17th Teas in Gardens for Isabel Hospice, Benington Park. 01279 755320


Until 3rd Imagine Watford two weeks of open air performances in Watford Town Centre

1st-23rd The Tringe 2011, Trings Comedy Festival at various venues throughout Tring

2nd Dundale Primary School Summer Fair, Tring. 01442 822421

2nd-3rd Morris Minor Rally, Knebworth House

2nd-3rd Who Do You Think You Are Letchworth? Two-day open-air festival, Letchworth Garden City

3rd Festival of Life, free displays and demonstrations from local groups, noon to 4pm, St Albans City Centre. 01727 829399

3rd Haileybury Military tournament, Haileybury College, Hertford Heath. 07810 573020

3rd Paws at Ashridge, event for dogs, Ashridge Estate, 11am-4pm

8th-10th Sonisphere Festival, Knebworth House

9th Wigginton Festival, Wigginton, near Tring

9th Red Cross event, King George Recreation Ground, Bushey from 11am to 3pm. 0208 2077568

9th Potters Bar Community Fun Day, Oakmere Park, Potters Bar from 1pm to 5pm. 01707 653992

9th-10th Rhythms of the World Festival, Hitchin Priory

9th-10th Staffie Rescue event, Jollyes Pet Store, Stevenage.

10th Companion Dog Show, King George Recreation Ground, Bushey. 020 8207 7568

16th Watford Rural Parish Council Summer Fun-Day, St Andrews Parade, South Oxhey, Watford, from 11am to 3pm

16th Summer Ball with garden games in aid of the Arthur Rank Hospice, Madingley Hall. 01223 746222

16th Codicote Village Day, Codicote Sports and Recreation Ground

17th Hertford Castle Open Day

17th Crohns and Colitis UK Its a Knockout Event, Old Albanians Rugby Ground, Harpenden Road, St Albans

17th Tesco and Cancer Research UK Race for Life, Verulamium Park, St Albans

17th Bury Fun Day held in the grounds of the Bowes Lyon family home, St Pauls Waldenbury, Whitwell from noon to 5pm

24th Muscle Warrior 10k and 5k, Haileybury College, Hertford Heath

29th Primitive Skills Festival, Celtic Harmony, Brickendon

30th-31st Dacorum Steam Rally and Country Fayre, Greencroft Farm, Potten End, Hemel Hempstead, 10am-5pm www.dacorummachi

31st Pre 1950s American Auto Club Rally, Knebworth House


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

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

From 4th Paintings by Michael Brace, Letchworth Arts Centre

5th-14th Thicker Than Water: exhibition of paintings by Emmeline Webb, Letchworth Arts Centre

5th-28th Paintings by Samantha Ellis, Letchworth Arts Centre

18th-29th Life Drawing, work by students at Letchworth Arts Centre

From 26th Barnet Guild of Artists annual exhibition of members work, Pennefather Hall, Christ Church, Barnet


2nd Longbow Archery Discovery Course, Celtic Harmony, Brickendon

2nd Veg Growing for Beginners with experienced grower Ashley Walker, Ransoms Pavilion, Alexandra Road, Hitchin

3rd Antiques and Vintage Fair, Barkway Village Hall

7th Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers Charity Golf Day, Saffron Walden Golf Club. 01279 842140

7th Charity Gala Dinner with guest speaker Andrew Flintoff, Bishops Stortford Cricket Club. 01707 382547

8th and 25th Free Laughter Therapy, Bushey Rose Garden from 12pm to 2pm. 07736 341717

10th Open Day in aid of British Red Cross, Henry Moore Foundation, 10am to 5pm. 01279 843333

12th Coffee Morning for Isabel Hospice, Markwell Pavilion, Bishops Stortford. 01279 755320

15th Play4All Charity Auction, Tring Cricket Club. 07983 455751

17th Tandem Skydive for Isabel Hospice. 01707 382542

21st Isabel Hospice Networking Lunch, Lussmanns, Bishops Stortford. 01707 382547

23rd Isabel Hospice Jumble Sale, Thundridge Village Hall 2.30pm to 4.30pm. 01920 462992

30th Festival of Archaeology dig led by Dr Martin Dearne, Cedars Park, Waltham Cross


1st Barnet: Spires Shopping Centre, 8.30am to 3pm

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

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

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

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

15th Barnet: Spires Shopping Centre, 8.30am to 3pm

15th Hexton, St Faiths Church, 1pm to 4pm

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

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

23rd Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am to noon


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

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