Your complete March Hertfordshire diary

PUBLISHED: 14:09 27 February 2012 | UPDATED: 21:07 20 February 2013

Falling Man

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


2nd Magners Funhouse Comedy night, Rhodes Arts Complex

2nd What is Love Anyway? Comedy with Richard Herring, Harpenden Public Halls

2nd Macbeth, presented by Icarus Theatre Company, Hertford Theatre

2nd Sally Morgan, celebrity psychic, The Alban Arena

2nd-3rd The Good Soul of Szechuan by Bertolt Brecht, Watford Palace Theatre

3rd Way Out West, Laurel and Hardy reincarnated, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

3rd My Darling Clemmie, the story of Clementine Churchill with Martin Jarvis and Joanna David, Hertford Theatre

4th Comedy Night, Gordon Craig Theatre

4th Falling Man, dance inspired by Richard Drews 9/11 falling man photos, Trestle Arts Base

6th & 7th Macbeth, presented by Icarus Theatre Collective, Gordon Craig Theatre

9th-18th A Breakaway Double Bill, Sofa by Peter Hawes and Bed by Jim Cartwright, Abbey Theatre, St Albans

10th Pulling Faces, topical comedy, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

11th Comedy Night, Letchworth Arts Centre

15th A Bed Full of Foreigners, Gordon Craig Theatre

16th Sally Morgan, celebrity psychic, Watford Colosseum

17th-25th King Lear, Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City

17th-March 3rd, Our Father, Watford Palace Theatre

18th Barry Cryer: Butterfly Brain, Rhodes Arts Complex

18th Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, Alban Arena

19th Benidorm Live!, Gordon Craig Theatre

20th & 21st Moscow State Circus, Gordon Craig Theatre

21st Lord of the Flies, William Goldings classic, Rhodes Arts Complex

22nd Andrew ONeill: Alternative comedy, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

22nd Watford Palace Theatre present The Good Soul of Szechuan, Trestle Arts Base, St Albans

23rd Doug Segal I Know What Youre Thinking, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar

23rd Big Pants and Botox, Hertford Theatre

23rd Tony Stockwell, popular medium. Gordon Craig Theatre

23rd Omid Djalili, Watford Colosseum

23rd Hair Today Gone Tomorrow Paul Daniels, Harpenden Public Halls

24th Chris Addison The Time is now, Again, Alban Arena

24th-March 3rd, Much Ado About Nothing, Abbey Theatre, St Albans

25th Beloved Clara, the story of the relationship between Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Hertford Theatre

26th Private Peaceful, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar

27th Screaming Blue Murder Comedy, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

27th An Evening with Jimmy Greaves, Harpenden Public Halls

28th Sense & Sensibility presented by Chapterhouse Theatre Company, Radlett Centre

29th Sean Collins and Mike Gunn Still OnThe Road, Gordon Craig Theatre

Music & dance

2nd Big Girls Dont Cry, the iconic sound of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Radlett Centre

2nd Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Gordon Craig Theatre

3rd Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, Alban Arena

3rd Kathy Setterfield as Dusty Springfield, Gordon Craig Theatre

3rd The Most Romantic Songs in the World, Soprano Bella and Singers in Disguise, Rhodes Arts Complex

3rd Coull String Quartet, works by Haydn, Shostakovich and Beethoven. Benslow Music, Benslow SG4 9RB. 01462 459446

3rd Flanders and Swann Drop Another Hat, two-man musical show recreating Michael Flanders and Donald Swann, Letchworth Arts Centre

4th Big Band Night, Phoenix Big Band, in aid of Isabel Hospice, Chancellors School Pine Grove, Hatfield AL9 7BN

4th Hertfordshire Chorus, St Albans Abbey

4th One Night of Queen, Gordon Craig Theatre

4th Magic A Tribute to Queen, Hertford Theatre

4th Beyond the Barricade, West End and Broadway musical hits, Gordon Craig Theatre

4th The Magic of Motown, Rhodes Arts Complex

4th Sounds of Simon, tribute to the music of Simon and Garfunkel, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar

4th Ian Siegal, blues performer, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

8th-11th La Vie Parisienne, Offenbachs comic operetta, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar

7th LOL (lots of love) Proteins six dancers portray the language of life online, Watford Palace Theatre

9th All Star 60s Show, pop classics, Harpenden Public Halls

10th The Baron Nights, the legendary comics of rock, Rhodes Arts Complex

10th Magic of Motown, Watford Colosseum

11th Quattro Correnti Chamber Choir, 20th Anniversary Season, All Saints Church, Hertford

11th & 12th Fusion Dance Centres: 2 Decades of Dance, Gordon Craig Theatre

12th Magical Musical Moments, The Harlow branch of Theatretrain present their 20th anniversary showcase, Rhodes Arts Complex

12th A spectacular Night of Queen, Alban Arena

13th The Billy Fury Show, Gordon Craig Theatre

15th-18th Shushan, musical theatre, Court Theatre, Pendley

16th Sincerely Noel, Noel Cowards songs and verse, Harpenden Public Halls

16th 4 Poofs and Piano Back in Business, Hertford Theatre

17th Mary Coughlan, legendary Irish singer, Harpenden Public Halls

17th Straight No Chaser, Gordon Craig Theatre

18th 19th Fame the Musical, Watersmeet Theatre

18th The Merry Widow presented by Opera della Luna, Hertford Theatre

18th Rhythms of the World with Moishes Bagel & Stuart OConner, Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin

19th Kathy Setterfield as Dusty Springfield, Alban Arena

19th La Traviata, by Ukrainian National Opera of Kharkiv, Watford Colosseum

19th The Hot Fingers Trio, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar

19th Streisand: The Main Event, Radlett Centre

22nd An Evening with Lesley Garrett, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar

22nd The Good Old Days, Gordon Craig Theatre

22nd-25th A Masked Ball, Aylesbury Opera Group, Court Theatre, Pendley

22nd Port Isaacs Fishermans Friends, Alban Arena

23rd Syd Littles Rock n Roll Laughter Show, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar

23rd Fujita Piano Trio, Radlett Music Club. 01923 859291

23rd-25th Oliver! The Musical, Sandpit Theatre, St Albans

24th Rockin On Heavens Door, Gordon Craig Theatre

24th Buddy Holly A Legend Reborn, Watford Colosseum

24th Back to Broadway The Musical, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar

24th The Merry Widow, presented by Opera della Luna, Rhodes Arts Complex

25th Hertford Voices Square Dance, Presdales School, Hoe Lane. Entry with ticket only 01992 558004

25th The Bohemians: A Night of Queen, Rhodes Arts Complex

25th All Star 60s Show, pop classics. Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar

25th Grenadier Guards Band, Watford Colosseum

25th 100 years of Jazz, Radlett Centre

25th Gerry Cross the Mersey, Gordon Craig Theatre

26th Jazz Night, Letchworth Arts Centre

26th Joe Brown in Concert, Alban Arena

28th Celtic Dream, Gordon Craig Theatre 01438 894548

Children & family

4th Show Me CBeebies Chris and Pui, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar

4th The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, Blunderbus Theatre Company, Watford Palace Theatre

4th & 5th The Little Big Club Live in Concert, Radlett Centre

5th The Velveteen Rabbit, Trestle Arts Base

6th The Snow Play, interactive, Harpenden Public Halls

7th Creepy Crawly Caterpillars, make and paint a colourful caterpillar from everyday items, Natural History Museum, Tring

11th Lee Valley Park Farms, meet the animals, Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey

11th Charlie and Lolas Bestest Play, Hertford Theatre

11th & 19th Newborn lambs arrive at Willows Farm Village during February Frolics, Willows Farm Village

12th Family Cycle Ride, three-mile guided cycle ride, 10am, Meet Pindar Car Park, EN8 9AJ

13th & 14th Archer fish accurately squirt their prey with water. Make your own squirting crafty card fish, Natural History Museum, Tring

14th Half Term Play in a Day, Phoenix Theatre School one-day workshop for primary school children to put on a play in just one day. Rhodes Arts Complex

15th Penguins Birds Fastest Swimmers and Deepest Divers, make your own deep-sea diving bird, Natural History Museum, Tring

16th & 17th The Komodo dragon is one of the most feared lizards. Keep out of danger and make your own friendly dragon. Natural History Museum, Tring

16th & 17th Little Princess, I Want to Celebrate! The Kingdom is brimming with excitement as it seems everyone has something to celebrate on a very special day, Alban Arena

17th CBeebie Chris and Pui Live on Stage, Rhodes Arts Complex

17th Alan in Wonderland and the Three Goats Plus, Letchworth Arts Centre

25th Alvin and the Chipmunks Chip-Wrecked, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar

25th Snail Tails: A Bird in Your Ear, genies in teapots and hat-munching squirrels, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

26th The Little Big Club Live in Concert, Gordon Craig Theatre

General interest

1st Gardeners Coffee Morning, a tour and tips with Head Gardener Andrew Turvey, Myddelton House Gardens, 10am. 08456 770600

5th Best Western Homestead Court Hotel Wedding Show, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4LX

6th Time for a Cuppa, Dementia UKs national fundraising day, New Fellowship Hall, Whitwell SG4 8HT

10th Joanna Trollope talks about and signs her new novel, The Soldiers Wife, 7.30pm, Davids Bookshop, Letchworth. Reserve a place: 01462 684631

11th Some Enchanted Evening Ballroom Valentine Dance, Harpenden Public Halls

11th Murder Mystery Dinner, Watford Colosseum

12th Valentines Disco Skate, Lee Valley Ice Centre

12th Antiques and Collectors Fair, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar

13th Victorian Valentines Card Making Workshop, 11am, Rhodes Arts Complex

16th Saving Species: the Role of Zoos in Species Conservation with Nick Lindsay, 7pm, Natural History Museum, Tring

16th & 23rd Get to Know Your Digital Camera Course, Rhodes Arts Complex

17th Strictly Come Hospice Valentine Special Grand Finale, Watford Colosseum

18th Barn Dance, Harpenden Public Halls

18th Operatic Orpheuses: An illustrated talk by Stephen Pettitt, Benslow Music, Hitchin, SG4 9RB. 01462 459446

22nd Lunchtime Lecture: The Ethnography Collection, from Zulu beadwork to Masai weapons, Rhodes Arts Complex

26th The Stevenage Wedding Fair, Holiday Inn, 11am-4pm

27th Recycled Fashion Show, by pupils of St Christopher School, Letchworth Arts Centre SG5 3EW

Farmers' markets

4th Hatfield, Town Centre, 9am to 1pm

4th Great Amwell, Van Hage Garden Company, 9am to 1pm

5th Royston, Town Hall, 9.30 to 1pm

6th Tring, Brook Street, 9am to 12pm

6th Great Hormead, Village Hall, 10am to 12.30pm

11th Fowlmere, Village Hall, 9am to noon

11th Hertford, Market Place, 8.30am to 1pm

11th Baldock, High Street, 10am to 2pm

12th St Albans, Market Place, 10am to 4pm

13th Dane End, Memorial Hall, 10.30 to 12.30pm

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

17th Hexton, St Faiths Church Car Park, 1pm to 4pm

18th Ugley, Village Hall, 10am to noon

19th Wheathampstead, East Lane Car Park, 10am to 1pm

19th Hoddesdon, The Clock Tower, 9am to 2pm

20th Letchworth, Leys Square, 9.30am to 1.30pm

20th Sandon Growers Market, Village Hall, 9.30am to noon

20th Tring, Brook Street, 9am to noon

21st Berkhamsted, Town Hall, 10am to 2pm

21st Hertford Heath, Village Hall, 9am to 1pm

23rd Hitchin, Market Square, 8am to 3.30pm

26th Sheering, Village Hall, 9.30am to 12.30pm

27th Little Hadham, Village Hall 9am to noon

27th Aldenham, Aldenham Country Park, 10am to 2pm

28th Woolmer Green, 9am to noon

28th Harpenden, Lower High Street, 10am to 2pm

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Art & exhibitions

2nd-24th Schools Exhibition, annual exhibition of work by the talented Letchworth youngsters, Letchworth Arts Centre

10th Photography4All, Finalists Exhibition, Rhodes Arts Complex

Until 26th After Dark, evening dress from the Roaring 20s to the Psychedelic 70s, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

Walks & nature

5th A Walk in the Park, a free leisurely paced walk in scenic River Lee Country Park. 10.30am, meet Pindar Car Park EN8 9AJ

8th Nick Baker Weird Creatures, spend an evening with the naturalist and TV presenter, Rhodes Arts Complex

14th An Evening with Chris Packham, an evening with the wildlife TV presenter, Gordon Craig Theatre

14th Wildlife Photography Workshop, bring your camera to Tring Reservoirs to pick up some useful tips with wildlife photographer Jill Pakenham, Natural History Museum, Tring

18th Early Spring Walk, with Head Gardener Andrew Turvey, 11am and 2pm, Myddelton House Gardens EN2 9HG

18th British Iris Society Early Spring Show, noon, Myddelton House Gardens EN2 9HG

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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