Your complete January Hertfordshire diary

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

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

Compiled by: Petra Hornsby


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


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


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


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


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


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., 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


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


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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