Your complete Hertfordshire November 2012 diary

PUBLISHED: 14:56 02 November 2012 | UPDATED: 22:15 20 February 2013

Barb Jungr

Barb Jungr

Find something to do for all ages with our complete Hertfordshire diary for November 2012


30th Oct-3rd Nov, Kiss Me Kate, Alban Arena

1st Tango!Tango! Sultry dance and evocative music, Radlett Centre

1st-3rd Back to the Future: The Musical, Hertford Theatre

2nd Fitzwilliam String Quartet, Grainger, Delius and Schubert, Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Music, Hitchin

2nd Showaddywaddy, 70s Glam Rock nRoll, Wyllyotts Theatre

2nd Andy Abrahams: History of the Big Bands, Gordon Craig Theatre

2nd David Essex, Watford Colosseum

3rd Lenny Henry: Pop Life! Wyllyotts Theatre

3rd Cabaret Royale Night, Gordon Craig Theatre

3rd Jools Holland, with his 18-piece rhythm and blues orchestra, Watford Colosseum

3rd La Traviata by Garden Opera, Hawthorne Theatre, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City

4th Joan Armatrading, Gordon Craig Theatre

4th Welwyn Garden City Orchestra: Beethovens Symphony no.6, Tythe Barn, Tewin Bury Farm

4th The Purcell School of Music Symphony Orchestra, Watford Colosseum

4th The Bay City Rollers Story, Gordon Craig Theatre

6th Tango Motion, a journey into the heart of Tango Argentino, Gordon Craig Theatre

8th Bellowhead, popular folk band, Alban Arena

9th The Beat, post-punk Birmingham boys, Broxbourne Civic Halls

9th The Two Keys, explosive boogie-woogie, The Old Town Hall

10th Hertford Choral Society: Faure Requiem, Mirror of Perfection with Richard Blackford and Chameleon Arts Orchestra, All Saints Church, Hertford, 01992 584426

10th St Albans International Organ Festival, narrated by Timothy West, St Albans Cathedral

10th St Albans Symphony Orchestra, St Saviours Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans 01727 834326

10th The Enid, symphonic rock masters, Watford Colosseum

10th Totally Mozart performed by North Herts Guild of Singers and Musica Donum Dei, St Marys Church, Hitchin, 01462 433393

11th Vienna Festival Ballet: The Nutcracker, Hawthorne Theatre, Welwyn Garden City

11th Spirit of the Dance, from Irish dance to Flamenco, Alban Arena

13th-17th A Chorus Line, Watford Palace Theatre

15th Voice in a Million Choir: The Orphans Christmas Wish, Alban Arena

15th-17th Disneys High School Musical on stage, Radlett Centre

16th The Stylistics, 1970s Philadelphia sound, Alban Arena

16th Les Miserables, The Old Town Hall

17th Barb Jungr: Soul, blues and jazz, Old Town Hall

17th A Christmas Carol: Ballet Theatre UK, Watersmeet Theatre

17th Watford Philharmonic Societys Autumn Concert, Watford Colosseum

17th St Albans Bach Choir, Petite Messe Solennelle: Rossini, St Albans Cathedral

20th-24th What a Song and Dance presented by RLOS, Radlett Centre

20th-24th The Sound of Music: Rickmansworth Players, Watersmeet Theatre

23rd Royal Gala in the presence of HRH Princess Michael of Kent, in aid of the Peace Hospice, Watford Colosseum

23rd High School Rocks! Broxbourne Civic Hall

24th Todd Miller and the Joe Loss Orchestra, Broxbourne Civic Hall

24th The 60s Platinum Tour with Marmalade, The Troggs and Paper Lace, Gordon Craig Theatre

24th Hitchin Symphony Orchestra concert, St Marys Church, Hitchin SG5 1HP

25th Jazz Night, Letchworth Arts Centre

25th The Nutcracker: Vienna Festival Ballet, Wyllyotts Theatre

27th Adam Ant and The Good, The Mad and The Lovely Posse, Alban Arena

28th Radlett Music Club with Natalie Clein on cello and Katya Apekisheva on piano, The Radlett Centre

29th June Tabor and Oysterband, Alban Arena

29th Worbey & Farrell: musical entertainment, Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Music, Hitchin


30th Oct-4th Nov Sondheims Into the Woods: Bodens Youth Theatre, The Tony Boden Theatre, Barnet, 020 8447 0909

31st Oct-3rd Nov Godspell, The Icknield Centre, Letchworth. 01462 682461

1st Andy Hamilton, Broxbourne Civic Hall

2nd-3rd Watership Down, Watford Palace Theatre

2nd-10th Stoppard Week, four surreal, short comedies, Barn Theatre

5th Paper Tom: two soldiers almost 100 years apart return from war, Harpenden Public Halls

5th-7th Soap Opera: hilarious spoof on a failing soap, Alban Arena

6th-10th Our Countrys Good, Australia 1789 and the first convicts have arrived, Watford Palace Theatre

7th-10th Round & Round the Garden by Alan Ayckbourn, Radlett Centre

7th Robertsons Crusoe: No Man is an Island, The Old Town Hall

7th Canterbury Tales, rogues, wenches and travelers tell tales, Gordon Craig Theatre

8th Shakespeare for Schools, Broxbourne Civic Halls

8th Jenny Eclair: Eclarious, Harpenden Public Halls

8th & 9th Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde, Hawthorne Theatre, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City

9th The Good Old Days of Music Hall & Variety, Gordon Craig Theatre

9th Lee Nelson, Alban Arena

9th Dara O Briain, Watford Colosseum

10th Thea Gilmore, Alban Arena

10th Comedy Club, Letchworth Arts Centre

11th Kevin Bloody Wilson: Warts and all Aussie humour, Gordon Craig Theatre

12th Mother Courage and her Children by Bertolt Brecht, Gordon Craig Theatre

14th Misery, stage adaptation of the Stephen King thriller, Hawthorne Theatre, Welwyn Garden City

15th-17th Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie, Broxbourne Civic Hall

16th Lord Arthur Saviles Crime by Oscar Wilde, Letchworth Arts Centre

16th Hard Times by Charles Dickens, Harpenden Public Halls

16th-24th Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, Abbey Theatre

16th-1st December, The Interview: a scary drama, The Market Theatre

19th Hairy Bikers, Watford Colosseum

20th-24th Duet For One: the life and tragedy of a celebrated concert violinist, Watford Palace Theatre

22nd Laughing Boy Comedy, Broxbourne Civic Hall

23rd The Diaries of Adam and Eve, Old Town Hall

23rd-Dec 1st Funny Money by Ray Cooney, Barn Theatre

24th Mark Watson Live 2012, Alban Arena

25th Diwali at the Palace, Watford Palace Theatre

26th Screaming Blue Murder, Old Town Hall

27th Oh Whistle.two ghost stories by M R James, Abbey Theatre

28th-Dec 1st Road by Jim Cartwright, Queen Mother Theatre

30th The Fall of the House of Usher, Old Town Hall

30th An Evening with Joanna Lumley in aid of Hands Together Tiplyang Project, Abbey Theatre

30th Annie Sullivan, Helen Kellers teacher. A recreation with Louise Reed, Letchworth Arts Centre


Until 2nd Barbara Heyworth-Dunn, watercolour, pastel and mixed media, The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

Until 12th Earth and Fire: a vibrant and varied pottery exhibition, Letchworth Arts Centre

Until 17th Life Cycles from Dawn to Dusk, Kasia and Mariusz Kaldowski, Hertford Theatre

Until 18th Daring Explorers Exhibition, Tring Natural History Museum

3rd-23rd Catherine Durden Exhibition, The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

17th A History of Christmas: past, present and future, Hertford Museum

20th-Dec 21st Shifting Persepectives: an exhibition from the Downs Syndrome Association, Letchworth Arts Centre

24th-Dec 31st Matisse: Drawing with Scissors, Old Town Hall


4th Battle of Barnet Walk: a tour in the footsteps of the famous battle of 1471. 020 8440 6805

4th Hidden Hertford Walk: North Road, 11am, to book and location start info: 01992 582686

10th Badger Talk, Ashridge Visitor Centre

15th Ashridge Christmas Trail, 10am-4pm, Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre


1st Family Hands On Fun, Wood Green, the Animals Charity, Heydon SG8 8PN. 0844 2488181

1st The Big Draw, get creative at St Albans Cathedral, 10.30am-3pm

1st Sticky Skeletons: make your own bat skeleton with sticks, Tring Natural History Museum

1st Art Attack at Ashridge, 10.15-11.45am, Ashridge Visitor Centre

2nd Cassowary Craft: make a Cassowary bird finger puppets,Tring Natural History Museum

4th How Lion Became King of Tinga Tinga Land, Broxbourne Civic Hall

10th The Selfish Crocodile, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

11th The Snail & the Whale, Radlett Centre

15th Autumn Leaf Crowns: messy play workshop for under 5s, 10.15am & 2pm, Tring Natural History Museum

17th Incredible Story by the boy who didnt like books, Harpenden Public Halls

24th The Royal Storyteller with her Majesty Queen of Everywhere, The Market Theatre

24th Babar the Little Elephant, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

Until 2nd Halloween paper crafting Activities, Frogmore Paper Mill

Until 4th Pumpkin Festival at Willows Farm Village


1st Apple Pressing and Juice Tasting, 10.15am-3.30pm, Tring Natural History Museum

1st Community Evening at Grove House Day Hospice: learn more about services provided, Grove House, St Albans

3rd & 17th Callis Crafts, Craft and Gift Fair, 10am to 4pm, Barnet Library

3rd Craft Fair, 10am-2pm, Kings Langley Community Centre

3rd & 4th Albury Art and Craft Show, 11am-4pm, Albury

4th Barkway Antiques and Vintage Fair, Barkway Village Hall

4th Dolls Houses & Miniatures Fair, 10.30am-4pm, Mercure Letchworth Hall Hotel

5th Wedding Open Evening at Hanbury Manor, 6-9pm

8th Salley Vickers talks about her new book The Cleaner of Chartres, Davids Bookshop, Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City

9th & 10th The Reed Book Sale, 9am-5pm, St Marys Church, Reed

10th Working with Shostakovich with speaker Alan George, Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Music, Hitchin

10th Watford NCT Nearly New sale, 11am-1pm, Rudolf Steiner School, Kings Langley

11th Watford Football Club Wedding Show, 11am-3.30pm, Vicarage Road Stadium

11th Bob Wasler: A Voyage round the Horn, songs and stories with accompanying slideshow, Abbots Langley Community Centre. 01923 264536

11th Antiques & Collectors Fairs, Wyllyotts Theatre

11th A short introduction and workshop on Letterpress, Frogmore Paper Mill

11th The Handcrafted and Vintage Flea Market, 10am-4pm, Town Hall Market Place, St Albans

11th Mill Green Golf Club Craft and Gift Fair, 11am-3pm, Welwyn Garden City

14th Romania Bear Mountains & the Pelican Delta, a talk by Chris Ward, 8pm, Stanborough Centre, Watford

15th Dancersend and the Rothchilds: Putting Nature Conservation on the Map, Tring Natural History Museum

17th Mother, Baby & Toddler Show, 11am-2pm, Wolsey Hall, Cheshunt

18th Gateway2Wellbeing Exhibition, Holiday Inn, Elstree

23rd Quiz Night in aid of Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, The Fairway Inn, Rickmansworth Golf Club. 01923 844290

24th Edible Dormouse Talk: learn all about the elusive glis glis, Ashridge Visitor Centre

24th Craft and Gift Fair, 10am-2pm, Potten End Village Hall HP4 2QG

29th Abbey by Night Tour, tour the cathedral by candlelight, 8pm & 8.30pm


2nd Dinner with Dazzle at Hanbury Manor, spectacular fireworks display while you dine. 01920 487722

3rd Bishops Stortford Grand Fireworks Display, gates open at 5pm, BSRFC, Silver Leys, Hadham Road

3rd St Albans Fireworks Spectacular, 7.30pm, Verulamium Park

3rd Firework Display, gates open at 5.50pm, Hatfield House

3rd Firework display, Redbourn Common, 7pm with funfair and stalls from 6pm

4th Festival of Firework, gates open 4.30pm, Cheshunt Park

5th Elstree and Borehamwood firework display, Meadow Park, 7pm, with Penny for the Guy competition


1st Tring Together Christmas Festival, 6.30-9.30pm, High Street, Tring

2nd Charity Christmas Card Sale, The Radlett Centre

8th Hatfield Heath Primary School Christmas Fair, 6.30-9pm

16th-18th Christmas Fair, 11am-5pm, Knebworth House, Park and Gardens

21st-December 24th Santas Spectacular Grotto & festive Farm Fun, Willows Farm Village, St Albans

23rd A Christmas Celebration at Hertford Museum and Christmas Lights Switch on, 5-8pm

24th Letchworth Christmas Light Switch On, Town Centre

24th Christmas Gift Fair, 10am-4.30pm, Memorial Hall, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9BD

24th Davids Christmas Market, Davids Bookshop, Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City

24th Christmas Craft Fair, Letchworth Arts Centre

24th Christmas Bazaar, St Elizabeths Centre, Perry Green, 12 -4pm, Much Hadham

25th Annual Christmas Fayre, 3.30pm, Broxbourne Civic Hall

25th Harpenden Christmas Carnival and Lights Switch-on, noon-6pm


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 01707 645005


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