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Your complete January Hertfordshire diary

PUBLISHED: 11:06 28 December 2011 | UPDATED: 20:29 20 February 2013

El Moreno

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Find out what's on in Hertfordshire in January...

JANUARY 2012
Compiled by: Petra Hornsby



MUSIC & DANCE


2nd Festival of Britain New Year Family Concert with Bjorn Bantock conducting the St Albans Symphony Orchestra, 7pm, St Albans Abbey


5th STAJE, local band playing Jazz, Soul, Funk and Latin, Abbey Theatre, St Albans


8th Life & Times and Friends at Hitchin Folk Club, The Sun Hotel, Hitchin. 01462 456811


8th Letchworth Sinfonia New Year Concert, traditional festive waltzes and polkas, Plinston Hall, The Broadway, Letchworth Garden City. 01462 672003


10th-14th The 63rd Harpenden Gang Show, Harpenden Public Halls


13th East London Clarinet Choir, Benslow Music. 01462 459446


13th El Moreno, classical Spanish guitarist, Rhodes Arts Complex


14th The Talent, modern dance from Balletboyz, Watford Palace Theatre


14th The Hamsters Play Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top on their farewell tour. Rhodes Arts Complex


14th The Sounds of Glen Miller, Watford Colosseum


14th Jackson Live! Amir Sharmas portrayal of Michael Jackson in his prime, Radlett Centre


20th The Jerry Lee Lewis Story, Hertford Theatre


20th Paul Carrack in concert, Mike & The Mechanics former front-man, The Alban Arena


20th Haileybury Jazz Evening, in aid of Isabel Hospice. 01707 382500


21st Whole Lotta Led, Led Zeppelin tribute band, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


21st The Elvis Years, with Mario Kombou, Radlett Centre


21st Sing-A-Long a Grease, Watford Colosseum


21st Tring Chamber Music, A Midwinter Recital in the Ballroom, The Mansion, Tring Park HP23 5LX. 01442 822732


21st Brooklyn Voices present Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand, sung by Sophie Bloom and Stuart Warren, Watersmeet Theatre


21st Chinese New Year Roadshow, interactive family fun, dance and colour, Watford Palace Theatre


22nd Alpana Sengupta School of Kathak, spectacular Indian dance, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


24th Brendan Cole Live & Unjudged, The Alban Arena


27th Craig Ogden Guitar Recital, 7pm, Beechwood Park School, Pickford Road, Markyate AL3 8AW. 01582 840333


27th All Star 60s, perform the hits of their day, Gordon Craig Theatre


27th-29th Fiddle Hell, weekend of music and workshops. All string instruments welcome, 79 High Street, Sparrows Herne, Bushey WD23 1BL, 020 8421 9907


28th A Little Bit of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Hertford Theatre


28th An Evening with Blake, Gordon Craig Theatre


28th The Soldiers, Gordon Craig Theatre


29th ELO Experience, Gordon Craig Theatre


29th Glenn Miller Orchestra Live at 5, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


29th Hey Boy! Hey Girl! Celebrating the magic of boy girl duets, Radlett Centre



THEATRE


Until 1st, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, The Alban Arena


Until 1st, Sleeping Beauty, Radlett Centre


Until 2nd Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood, Rhodes Arts Complex


Until 7th Jack and the Beanstalk, The Market Theatre, Hitchin


Until 8th Cinderella, The Court Theatre, Tring


8th Hellfire Comedy Club, Watford Colosseum


6th- 8th & 12th-14th Jack and the Beanstalk, Broxbourne Civic Theatre. 01992 441946


18th-21st Medea by Euripides, raw Greek tragedy, Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin


19th-21st The Plays the Thing, Abbey Theatre, St Albans


20th Comedian Jeremy Hardy, Watford Palace Theatre


20th-28th The Killing of Sister George, Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City


21st Pulling Faces, acerbic comedy, Hertford Theatre


23rd-28th Iolanthe by Gilbert and Sullivan, Watford Palace Theatre


24th-27th Romeo and Juliet, The Court Theatre, Pendley Tring


25th-February 4th Widows, Abbey Theatre, St Albans


26th Sincerely Noel with Alistair McGowan and Charlotte Page, Hertford Theatre


26th & 27th Chinese State Circus, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


27th The Trial by Stephen Berkoff, Radlett Centre


28th Withering Looks, Bront spoof, Radlett Centre


28th Sense and Sensibility performed by Chapterhouse Theatre Company, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


28th What is Love Anyway? Comedy with Richard Herring, Hertford Theatre


28th A Little Bit of Dickens. Follow naughty schoolboy Charlie as he travels back in time, Hertford Theatre


29th Circus of Horrors, Watford Colosseum


30th Circus of Horrors, Gordon Craig Theatre



ART & EXHIBITIONS


Until 1st Bushey Then and Now, from the Greville Collection, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery


Until 2nd Beautiful, Inaccessible and Vulnerable a photographic exhibition of the museums hidden treasures, Rhodes Arts Complex


Until 3rd Heather Holmes exhibition on flowers, Letchworth Arts Centre


Until 3rd All is Bright, prints and paintings by Kim Raymont and Kate Burgess, Letchworth Arts Centre


Until 7th Christmas Customs, Letchworth Museum & Art Gallery


Until 11th My Dear Students Artists of the Herkomer School, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery


Until 22nd Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Natural History Museum at Tring


Throughout January Art Expo Radlett, exhibiting a wide variety of Artists and Sculptors, Radlett Centre Gallery



WALKS & NATURE


8th Orchard Work Party, join us in Tewin, bring flask and snacks. Tools provided. Mid Herts Local Group 01438 798213


15th The Great Sunday Roost: Herts Bittern Day, 2.30-4.30pm, Amwell Nature Reserve, Stanstead Abbotts. Booking essential: 01727 858901


15th Battle of Barnet walk, a guided tour of the famous Wars of the Roses battlefield of 1471. 11am, 020 8440 6805


24th The winter sky at night, a talk by Dr Chris Woolston, followed by a stargazing session, 8pm, Howlands Baptist Church, The Commons, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4RS. 01438 798213



CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING


5th 11am-2pm, Kemp Place car park, Bushey


6th 11am-2pm, The Venue Leisure Centre car park, Borehamwood


7th 11am-2pm, Oakmere car park, High Street, Potters Bar


8th 11am-2pm, Newberries car park, Radlett


Until 13th Bickerdikes Garden Centre, Norton Road, Letchworth


Until 13th Tapps Garden Centre, Wallington Road, Baldock


Until 13th Wyevale Garden Centre, Cambridge Road, Hitchin


Until 13th Wyevale Garden Centre, High Street, Codicote



GENERAL INTEREST


Until 2nd Pick up a Finger Puppet, 10am-5pm. Natural History Museum, Tring. 020 7942 6171


3rd,10th,17th,24th,31st Latino Dance Light with Marcia Maliari for 50+, 2-3pm, Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living. 01462 678804


5th & 12th Boutique Market, The Green House, @The Gallery, Station Road, Letchworth SG6 3BL


8th Strictly Come Hospice Valentines Special Dancing Lessons, seven weeks of training in preparation for the showcase final at the Watford Colosseum. www.peacehospice.org.uk, 01923 335371


8th Wedding Fayre at Hanbury Manor, 11am-4pm, Hanbury Manor, SG12 0SD


9th,16th,23rd,30th Tai Chi for Life with Ian Deavin for 50+, 11.30am-12.30pm, Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, 01462 678804


9th,16th,23rd,30th Rosehill Community Singing with Helen King for 50+, 2pm-3pm, Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, 01462 678804


10th Coffee Morning for Isabel Hospice, 10.30am-noon, Markwell Pavilion, Bishops Stortford


12th Jimmy Greaves at 70 tour, with a special question and answer session, Rhodes Arts Complex


14th Jumble Sale for Isabel Hospice, 2.30-4.30pm, Thundridge Village Hall


15th Art and Antiques Fair, signed limited editions and prints by the late humorous artist, Beryl Cook, The Radlett Centre


15th De Vere Ponsbourne Park Wedding Show, free admission, 11am 3pm, Newgate Street Village, Nr Hertford SG13 8RA


15th Meet Gold Medalist 60m Indoor Champion and Acclaimed British Sculptor Donald Brown, The Radlett Centre


18th & 25th 'Romans to Utopians: Hertfordshire gardens though the Ages' with Kate Harwood, Lecturer in Garden History for Birkbeck College, 2-4pm, Hertford Museum


29th Marcel Fairs, Antiques and Collectables, 10am-4pm, Berkhamsted Sports Centre, HP4 3QQ 07887 648 255



FARMERS MARKETS


6th Barnet, Spires Shopping Centre 8.30am to 3pm


8th St Albans, Market Place 10am to 4pm


14th Hertford, Market Place 8.30am to 1pm


14th Baldock, High Street 10am to 2pm


15th Wheathampstead, East Lane Car Park 10am to 1pm


20th Hexton, St Faiths Church 1pm to 4pm


21st Stevenage, White Lion Yard 10am to 2pm


20th Barnet, Spires Shopping Centre, 8.30am-3pm


21st Letchworth, Leys Square, 9am-1pm


22nd Sheering, Village Hall 9.30am-12.30pm


22nd Harpenden, Lower High Street, 10am-2pm


28th Little Hadham, Village Hall, 8.30-11.30am



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


Frogmore Paper Mill, 01442 234600


Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage 01438 363200


Harpenden Public Halls 01582 767525


Hatfield House 01707 287010


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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