Your complete June 2012 Hertfordshire diary

PUBLISHED: 13:09 30 May 2012 | UPDATED: 21:26 20 February 2013

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Find out what's going on around the county in June 2012...


1st The Jerry Lee Lewis Story, The Radlett Centre

1st Swan Lake, by Vienna Festival Ballet, Hertford Theatre

1st & 2nd Annie, The Alban Arena

3rd This is a That, performed by Peut-etre Theatre, Trestle Arts Base

2nd Cool Britannia! Part of the Spirit of Tring 2012, Tring Athletic Football Club, 01442 829320

3rd Diamond Jubilee Tribute to Big Band Era, Wyllyotts Theatre

7th Hits from the Blitz with Five Star Swing, The Radlett Centre

8th Thatll Be the Day, Watford Colosseum

8th The New Honeycombs, Harpenden Public Halls

9th An Evening with Buddy Greco & Leslie Anders, The Radlett Centre

9th Lights, Camera, Dance - Pink Academy dancers, Watersmeet Theatre

9th Let The Good Times Roll, Hertford Theatre

9th My Spirit Sang All Day, Welwyn Garden City Orchestra and Chorus, St John's Church, Digswell, Welwyn Garden City

10th Spirit of Afrika, Journey to Joy, Alban Arena

11th Time Gentlemen Please! Clog, Sword and Morris dancing, Watford Palace Theatre

12th-16th Kiss Me Kate, by PHEOS, Watersmeet Theatre

13th Alan Price, Harpenden Public Halls

13th Lunchtime organ recital, with Richard Pilner, 12.30pm, St Albans Cathedral

13th-16th Ruddigore, a Gilbert and Sullivan parody of Victorian Melodrama, Court Theatre, Pendley

14th Well Meet Again, Wyllyotts Theatre

16th The Dambusters Ball, Harpenden Public Halls

16th Songs of Heaven, Harpenden Choral Society, Harpenden High Street Methodist Church

19th-23rd Sweet Charity, Court Theatre, Pendley

21st Otello, Verdis opera, Wyllyotts Theatre

22nd Midsummer Jazz with Jo Wallfish and her band, Beechwood Park School, Markyate AL3 8AW

22nd Dorian Leljak on piano, featuring works by Bach, Gluck, Chopin, Scriabin and Rachmaninov, Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Music, Hitchin

22nd & 23rd Harp Concert with International Harpist Robin Ward, 7.30pm, St Stephens Church, St Albans

23rd T-Rextasy, Gordon Craig Theatre

23rd Tring Chamber Music: Mozart and Beethoven Poles Apart, 7.30pm, The Church of St Peter and St Paul. 01442 822732

23rd St Albans Festival Concert, Bjorn Bantock conducts works by Honegger, Shostakovich and Brahms. St Saviour's Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans. 01727 857422

23rd Dancing Queen, Alban Arena

23rd Jubilation, Coronation anthems and other works, Hertford Choral Society, All Saints, Hertford

25th Essence of Ireland, Gordon Craig Theatre

29th The Sound of The Supremes, Alban Arena

29th Madrigal Concert performed by the Haileybury Madrigal Society, 9pm, Amwell Pool, Great Amwell

29th-July 1st Aida, performed by Sharpe Academy, Watersmeet

30th Jubilee Concert from Christian choir and orchestra Adoramus, Alban Arena

30th Welwyn Garden City Orchestra and Chorus: Mozart, Khachaturian, Sibelius and Stanford, St John's Church, Digswell, Welwyn Garden City 7:30pm.

30th The Doo-Wap Girls, part of the Jewish Performing Arts Festival, The Radlett Centre


2nd Big Bag of Boom, stand-up dance, tricks and comedy, The New Art Club, Trestle Arts Base

6th Operation Greenfield, created by Little Bulb Theatre, Watford Palace Theatre

6th Rhod Gilbert, Watford Colosseum

6th An Evening with Gervaise Phinn, The Radlett Centre

7th & 8th Hitlers Canary, a theatrical interpretation of the novel by Sandi Toksvig, Watford Palace Theatre

9th Stewart Lee, Alban Arena

9th Comedy Night, Letchworth Arts Centre

12th-14th Cirque du Ciel: ShangHi, Gordon Craig Theatre

13th-16th After Miss Julie, Queen Mother Theatre

17th Jo Caulfield Cruel to be Kind, Harpenden Public Halls

18th So Comedy Live! Harpenden Public Halls

20th Jess Fostekew & Andrew Bird, Harpenden Comedy festival, Harpenden Public Halls

21st June-1st July, Real Thing by Tom Stoppard, Watford Palace Theatre

21st An Evening with Gervaise Phinn, Hertford Theatre

22nd Barry and Stuart Show and Tell, stars of BBC1s The Magicians, Harpenden Public Halls

22nd Nicholas Nickelby, Gerald Dickens, great, great grandson of Charles plays every character, Hertford Theatre

23rd Little Howards Big Show, Harpenden Public Halls

23rd Grainne McGuire and Matt Forde, comedy, Harpenden Public Halls

24th Catie Wilkins and Richard Herring, comedy, Harpenden Public Halls

24th Dave Gorman, Alban Arena

27th Jigsaw and Carl Donnelly, Harpenden Comedy Festival, Harpenden Public Halls

27th-30th Teechers, Court Theatre, Pendley

28th Tom Stade, Alban Arena

28th Rob Deering, Harpenden Public Halls


From 1st, gallery opens in red telephone cabin on Perry Green, Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green

2nd & 3rd The Mixed Media Group exhibit at The Ware Art Centre, 10am - 5pm

6th - 28th Artworks Exhibition, Letchworth Arts Centre

16th & 17th Willow Watercolours Summer Show, Scout Hut, Lockleys Lane, Welwyn Village, AL6 9NT

Until June 5th St Augustines Art Club display, Broxbourne Civic Hall

Until June 26th Landscapes: Paintings by Tabitha Wilson, Letchworth Arts Centre

Until June 29th Hilary Archer, acrylics and watercolours, Letchworth Arts Centre

Until 30th September, Cox Mezzotints, Bushey Museum


2nd-5th Jubilee Trail, 10am-4pm, Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre

4th RSPB Hemel Hempstead, Micki Aston: photos of landscapes, birds and animals from Botswana and Namibia, 8pm, The Cavendish School, Hemel Hempstead. 07929 997761

4th Jubilee Discover Ashridge Walk, 6.30-9.15pm, Ivinghoe Beacon Car Park

9th Badger Talk and Walk, 2-4pm, Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre

10th Mary Gethins Walk around Furneux Pelham in aid of Isabel Hospice, 10.30am The Brewery Tap. 01279 777610

13th Nene Washes: Wildlife and Management, illustrated talk by Charlie Kitchen, Watford RSPB Group, 8pm, Stanborough Centre, Watford

13th Totally Batty, a night time walk for bat enthusiasts, Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre

16th Discover Ashridge Walk, 6-mile walk, 10am-1pm, Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre

20th Historic Parkland Walk, 7-9pm, Ashridge Management College

30th Downland Wildlife Walk, 2-4pm, Steps Hill Car Park


2nd The Manor House, Ayot St Lawrence, AL6 9BP

3rd Mackerye End House, Manor House (not open), 4-5pm, Harpenden AL5 5DR

3rd 47 Bournehall Avenue, 2 -5pm, Bushey WD23 3AU

3rd Preston Gardens Open Day, noon-3pm, Preston SG4 7RT

3rd Queenswood School, 11am 6pm, Hatfield AL9 6NS

9th Standon, 12 gardens open to visitors, 11am-6pm

10th Docwras manor, 2-5pm, Shrepreth, Royston SG6 3DD

10th Ashridge House, 2-6pm

10th Danesbury Park Gardens: 1, Nathans Close nd 17 Danesbury Park Mews, 2 -5.30pm

10th Shaws Corner, noon-5pm, nr Welwyn AL6 9BX

13th & 15th Rustling End Cottage, 2-5.30pm (13th) and 6-9pm (15th) nr Codicote SG4 8TD

16th 2 Ruins Cottage, 2-6pm, Ayot St Lawrence AL6 9BU

16th & 17th Letchworth Garden City Open Gardens. Five gardens on Saturday, 24 gardens on Sunday

17th Much Hadham Open Gardens & Historical Walk, in aid of St Elizabeths Hospice, noon-5pm

17th St Pauls Walden Bury, 2-7pm, St Pauls Walden Bury, Hitchin SG4 8BP

17th Croft Cottage, 2-5pm, Benington SG2 7LH

17th The Warren House, SG13 8PU

17th St Michaels Croft, Woodcock Hill, Berkhamsted HP4 3TR

17th New Pond House, SG13 8PX

17th Bayford Musical gardens Day, 12 cottage gardens, music and refreshments, SG13 8PX

17th Woodhall Park, noon-5pm, Watton-at Stone SG14 3NF

17 The Deerings, Harpenden AL5 2PF

217 The Ridgeway, Harpenden AL5 2PF

17th 38 The Deerings, 2-5.30pm AL5 2AN

17th 2 Barlings Road, 2-5.30pm, AL5 2AN

22nd The Royal National Rose Society, 6-9pm, St Albans AL1 2PT

24th & 25th The Rookery, Sunday 2-5pm, Monday 6-9pm, Stevenage SG2 7BU

24th Benington Lordship, noon-5pm nr. Stevenage SG2 7BS

24th Serge Hill Gardens, WD5 0RY

25th Hitchin Lavender, 3-9pm SG5 3UA

27th 8 Gosselin Road, Bengeo, 2-5pm, SG14 3LG

29th Swan Hill Barn, 6-9pm, Burnham Green, AL6 0NH


2nd-10th Spring Special at Willows Farm Village, London Colney

2nd Andy and Mikes Big Box of Bananas, Hertford Theatre

4th-10th Summer Celebrations Celtic style! Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon

5th & 7th Fun with Fossils, Natural History Museum, Tring

6th The Honey Honey Show, the worlds first Abba concert for children, Wyllyotts Place, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar. 01707 645005

6th The Selfish Crocodile, The Radlett Centre

6th Bugs Count, Open Air Laboratories programme, 2-3.30pm, Natural History Museum, Tring

8th Pond Dipping at Ashridge, age 5+ 10.15-11.15am, booking essential.

10th Bob the Builder, Gordon Craig Theatre

10th Alternative Olympiks, 9.30am-5pm, Seth Ward Community Centre, Buntingford

15th-17th Horrible Histories The Terrible Tudors, Watford Colosseum

17th Teddy Bears Picnic and open air band, Hertford castle, noon-4pm

19th & 20th The Gruffalo, Alban Arena

30th Mike and Andys Big Box of Bananas, Harpenden Public Halls

Until 8th July, Animal Record Breakers, Natural History Museum, Tring


4th Jubilee Beacon Day at Hatfield House, free party. 01707 264868

8th Charity Golf Day in aid of Isabel Hospice, Herts Young Carers and Royal Anglian Regiment Benevolent Fund. 01992 511212

8th-24th Letchworth Festival, for details

16th Harpenden Common Discovery Day 2012, 10am -5pm

16th Midnight Walk for Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care, 10pm, 10 or five miles. 01727 731002

17th Watford Race for Life 2012, 11am, Cassiobury Park

21st Naturally Home shopping event in aid of Teens Unite Fighting Cancer, Meadow Barn, Tewin Bury Farm Hotel. 020 8349 5760

23rd The Alban Pilgramage, procession starts at 11am

23rd Starlight Walk 2012, 10pm, Watford Colosseum.

23rd Midnight Walk, in aid of Isabel Hospice. 01707 382500

24th Munden House 10k & 5k walk or run, register

24th St Elizabeths Summer Fayre, noon-4pm, Perry Green, nr Much Hadham

30th Midnight Walk, St Francis Hospice. or 01442 869555

30th Tring Summer Carnival Day 2012, 2-5pm Pound Meadow


2nd & 3rd Hertfordshire County Show, The Showground, Redbourn

2nd-5th Knebworth House Craft and Design Show

3rd Royal Connections, tour, 3pm, St Albans Cathedral

4th Hanbury Manor Garden Party, afternoon tea and live music. 01920 487 722

4th Craft Workshop in the Aisled Barn noon-4pm, Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green

9th Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design open day and classic car rally, North Barn, Fairclough Hall Farm, Halls Green

9th Summer Fair, Waltham Cross

9th Datchworth Fete, 2- 5pm Datchworth Green

9th & 23rd Beekeeping, day course, Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, Hitchin

9th & 10th St Albans Steam and Country Show, Oaklands College AL4 0XR

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

14th HertsLAF public meeting, 7.30pm, University of Hertfordshire, Room B154

16th Letchworth Festival Family Open Day, 10am-3pm.

16th An Illustrated Music Talk: A Kick Out of You The Life and Times of Cole Porter, Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, Hitchin

17th Knebworth Festival of Transport, over 500 cars and motorcycles, Knebworth House

17th How to Survive as a Successful Writer, with Vitali Vitaliev,7.30pm, Davids Bookshop, Letchworth

18th Sir Ranulph Fiennes tells his inspirational story, Alban Arena

20th Chris West signs new book, First Class - A History of Britain in 36 Postage Stamps, 7.30pm, Davids Bookshop, Letchworth

20th Jimmy Greaves at 70, The Radlett Centre

21st Lear in Liverpool, celebrating the bicentenary of the artist and poets birth, 7pm, Natural History Museum, Tring

23rd Harefield Gymnastics Academy presents: Fusion 2012, Watersmeet Theatre

23rd Green Lanes Summer Fair, noon-3pm, Green Lanes School, Hatfield

24th Hertford Carnival on the theme iA Festival of Nations

24th Poetry and Cake plus premiere of two films by Luisetta Mudi, 5pm,Davids Bookshop, Letchworth

30th Anton Edelmann Cookery Demonstrations, Hanbury Manor, 01920 487 722

30th Therfield Village Fete, 1- 5pm, St Marys Church


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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