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Your complete November Hertfordshire diary

PUBLISHED: 19:04 27 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:12 20 February 2013

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Find out what's on in Hertfordshire in November 2011

THEATRE


1st & 2nd Wake Up, Don Quixote. Dance, puppets, music and animation, Trestle Arts Base, St Albans. 01727 850950


1st-5th Tartuffe by Molire adapted by Roger McGough, Watford Palace Theatre


3rd Magners Funhouse Comedy Night, Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishops Stortford


4th My Grandfathers Great War, a powerful drama interweaving the First World War diaries of Captain Alexander Stewart with the contemporary perspective of his grandson, the actor Cameron Stewart, Letchworth Arts Centre


4th The Missy Malone and Friends Burlesque Review, Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishops Stortford


4th Patrick Monahan, finalist from Show Me the Funny, Old Town Hall Theatre, Hemel Hempstead


4th Al Murray The Pub Landlord Barrel of Fun Extra, Watford Colosseum


5th Comedy Club with Michael Smiley, Quincey and Tiffany Stevenson, Gordon Craig Theatre


7th Hair Today Gone Tomorrow with TV magician Paul Daniels, Gordon Craig Theatre


7th Friend or Foe, a thrilling tale of extraordinary friendship during WWII, Harpenden Public Halls


7th Micky Flanagan, a razor-sharp, cockney comic, Watford Colosseum


8th Some Like It Hotter, fantasy comedy with a little bit of Monroe, Curtis and Lemmon! Old Town Hall Arts Centre, Hemel Hempstead


9th Rivers to Cross, Presented by Gazebo Theatre Company, Suitable for ages 11 +, Bishops Stortford Museum, Rhodes


9th-12th When We Are Married by JB Priestley, in 1900 three couples meet to celebrate their 25th Wedding Anniversaries, Radlett Centre


10th-12th Steel Magnolias, Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon.
01992 465665/441946


10th15th Noises Off, hit comedy seen by over one million people worldwide, Milton Keynes Theatre. 0870 0606652


11th Comedy with Jon Richardson, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


12th Comedy Night with Tony Law and Matthew Hardy, Letchworth Arts Centre


13th Jimmy Carr Laughter Therapy, Watford Colosseum


14th Barry Cryer Butterfly Brain, Gordon Craig Theatre


17th Dave Gorman PowerPoint Presentation, Watford Colosseum


17th-19th KATS present In Praise of Love, Knebworth Village Hall, 01438 235375


20th Lee Hurst, Man v Woman Tour, comic with his own game show, Harpenden Public Halls


22nd-26th Rickmansworth Players presents: Meet Me in St Louis, Watersmeet Theatre


24th Hellfire Comedy Club, Watford Colosseum


25th RNA Club Pantomime Cinderella with a naval twist! RNA Club, Black Fan Road, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1HA www.maclub-wgc.webs.com


25th Nun the Wiser, the true story of Triona Adams, Letchworth Arts Centre


25th-December 31st Jack & the Beanstalk, Watford Palace Theatre


26th-January 22nd Beauty and the Beast, Gordon Craig Theatre


27th Christmas at Cranford, adapted from the popular novel by Elizabeth Gaskell, Radlett Centre


27th The House of Bernarda Alba, Federico Garcia Lorcas final masterpiece, Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishops Stortford


28th Ed Byrne Crowd Pleaser, master of observational comedy, Watford Colosseum


30thDecember 3rd The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Queen Mother Theatre. 01462 455166


MUSIC AND DANCE


3rd Elio Pace and his unique blend of Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz and Rock & Roll, Gordon Craig Theatre


4th Abba Forever, a two-hour sing-a-long tribute, Gordon Craig Theatre


5th Carlton Main Colliery Band, Alban Arena


6th Sunday, Christmas Woodland Recital, music and poetry in aid of The Woodland Trust, Letchworth Arts Centre


6th Grimethorpe Colliery Band, 15th Anniversary Tour Brassed Off, Watford Colosseum


7th-11th Cassio OS presents Hello, Dolly! Watford Palace Theatre


8th Brendan Shine, Gordon Craig Theatre


8th-12th OPSOC presents Thoroughly Modern Millie, Alban Arena


9th The National Youth Jazz Orchestra Christmas Show, Gordon Craig Theatre


10th & 11th Thatll Be The Day Brand New 2012 show, Gordon Craig Theatre


11th Stylistics, harmony and style combined, Gordon Craig Theatre


11th Vampires Rock, join Baron Von Rockula in his search for a bride and some rockin tunes, Watford Colosseum


12th Watford Philharmonic Societys choir and Orchestra, Watford Colosseum


12th Classic Rock n Roll Evening, Eternit Sports & Social Club, Meldreth. 01763 222655


12th Joe Brown, Wyllyotts Theatre


12th Brodowski Quartet, Civic Centre, Berkhamsted, 01442 862798


13th Organ Concert with Janet Dowsett, 12noon, Gordon Craig Theatre


13th Diwali, celebrating the Festival of Lights with Music and Dance, Watford Palace Theatre


13th Ade Edmondson and The Bad Shepherds, Harpenden Public Halls


13th The Brubeck Brothers, Gordon Craig Theatre


13th Sunday Lunchtime Jazz with Kate Garner, Gordon Craig Theatre


13th On the Road to Mandalay, A journey through the life of a Victorian soldier with music and poems, Abbots Langley Community Centre, Gallows Hill Lane, Abbots Langley, ALConcerts@gmail.com, 01923 264536


13th Jackson, Amir Sharmas portrayal of Michael Jackson in his prime, Alban Arena


14th-19th Guys and Dolls, Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishops Stortford


15th Glen Millar Tribute Orchestra, Gordon Craig Theatre


15th -19th The Bancroft Players present Musical Connections, musical hits, Queen Mother Theatre. 01462 455166


16th Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Watford Colosseum


16th A Timeless Collection of music hall classics, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


17th-19th Bugsy Malone, New York 1929, Radlett Centre


17th A Grand Night for Singing, an evening of Rogers and Hammerstein, Plinston, Broadway, Letchworth SG6 3NX


17th Rock n Roll Paradise, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


18th Queen The Bohemians, a tribute, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


18th John Mayall in Concert, successful blues artist, Watford Colosseum


18th Royal Air Force Regimental Band charity concert, tickets from alan.warman1@btinternet.com Chauncy School, Ware SG12 ODP


19th The Nutcracker, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


19th Harp Concert International Harpist Robin Ward, 01923 661862 All Saints Church, Horseshoe Lane, Leavesden, WD25 0LU


21st Organ Recital with Richard Hills, Watford Colosseum


22nd-26th Guys and Dolls, 1950s New York, Radlett Centre


22nd-26th Fiddler on the Roof, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


23rd Thatll Be the Day Christmas Show, Alban Arena


24th The Beat, musical masters of Ska, Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishops Stortford


25th Buddy Holly and the Cricketers Holly at Christmas, Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishops Stortford


27th Jazz Night, Letchworth Arts Centre


27th Big Chris Barber Band, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


30th Radlett Music Club, Ashley Wass, Radlett Centre. 01923 859291



CHILDREN AND FAMILY


2nd & 3rd Peppa Pigs Treasure Hunt, Alban Arena


3rd Fireworks Display at Butterfly World, 5-7pm, St Albans. 01727 869203


5th Firework Display, Tring Park Cricket Club


5th Bishops Stortford Grand Fireworks Display, BSRFC, Silver Leys, Hadham Road, Bishops Stortford, 5pm CM23 3AQ


5th The Stick Man, from the book by Julia Donaldson, Harpenden Public Halls


5th Fireworks and bonfire night, Cassiobury Park, Watford, from 6pm, childrens fireworks 6.15pm, main 7.30pm


5th Hansel and Gretel, Radlett Centre


15th Play With Clay: create a clay animal to take home, under 5s, 10.15am & 2pm, Natural History Museum, Tring. 020 7942 6171


19th The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, The Old Town Hall Arts Centre, Hemel Hempstead


23rdJanuary 24 Santas Spectacular Grotto and Magical Ice Rink, Willows Farm Village www.willowsfarmvillage.com


24th Animals After School: Feather and Fur, discover some great facts and make something to take home, Natural History Museum, Tring.
020 7942 6171


26th-27th Peppa Pigs Treasure Hunt, Watford Colosseum


27th Pinocchio, puppetry and illusion, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar



SPECIAL EVENTS


5th The Beautiful Blonde Ball in aid of Isabel Hospice, Manor of Groves Hotel, High Wych. 01707 873823


6th Stevenage Half Marathon, run and raise vital money for research into diabetes. 17+ years, www.half.fvspartans.org.uk, louise.rout@diabetes.org.uk. 01376 501390


8th Coffee Morning in aid of Isabel Hospice, 10.30am to noon, Markwell Pavilion, Bishops Stortford. 01279 755320


16th Doing it for Charity Christmas Fair. Gifts, refreshments and entertainment in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, 9am-3pm, Noke Thistle Hotel, Watford Road, St Albans AL2 3DS


Until 25th Register for The Biggest Loser challenge in aid of the Hospice of St Francis, fundraising@stfrancis.org.uk or call 01442 869555


25th-27th Hatfield House Christmas Frost Fair


26th Helen Rollason Cancer Charity, Silk Ball, www.helenrollason.org.uk


27th Harpenden Christmas Carnival and Lights Switch-On, noon-6pm


Until 30th Strictly Learn Dancing, in aid of the Hospice of St Francis, email fran.martin@stfrancis.org.uk or call 01442 8694555 or visit www.stfrancis.org.uk



GENERAL INTEREST


1st & 2nd Shakespeare for Schools, challenging the myths that studying Shakespeare is difficult and dull, Gordon Craig Theatre


2nd Tony Stockwell, Psychic Medium, Radlett Centre


3rd John Sutherland talks about and signs his new book, Lives of the Novelists, A History of Fiction in 287 Lives. Entry 4 but is redeemable against the cost of the book. Davids Bookshop, 7.30pm. 01462 768234, Letchworth


4th Bullseye, former World Champions Bob Anderson, John Lowe and of course Eric Bristow playing darts against each other and featuring the game Bullseye, Radlett Centre


4th Henry Blofeld, entertaining and dry cricket commentator, Harpenden Public Halls


5th Guy Fawkes & Christmas Food Fair 10.30am-3.30pm, The Green House, @The Gallery, Station Road, Letchworth SG6 3BL


5th Art & Craft Show, 11am-4pm, Albury Village Hall SG11 2JL


5th & 6th Art & Craft Show, 11am-4pm, Albury Village Hall SG11 2JL


6th Mill Green Golf Club Craft Fair, 10am-3pm, Gypsy Lane, Welwyn Garden City AL7 4TY


6th Hertford Castles Autumn Wedding Exhibition, 11.30am-3.30pm


6th Hanbury Manor Christmas Fair in aid of Isabel Hospice, 10.30am-4.30pm, nr. Ware SG12 0SD


6th Dolls House & Miniatures Fair, 10.30am -4pm, Plinston Hall, Broadway, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3NX www.dollysdaydreams.com


8th An evening with Tony Benn, Harpenden Public Halls


10th Naturally Christmas, for eco-aware shoppers, 10am-7pm, Tythe Barn, Tewin Bury Farm, Hertford Road AL6 0JB


12th Craft Fair 10am-2pm, Potten End Village Hall HP4 2QG


12th Craft Fair 11am-3pm, Place House Hall, Bluecoat Yard, East Street, Ware SG12 9HL


13th The Knebworth Barns Wedding Fayre, 11am-4pm, Knebworth Park SG3 6PY


11th Charity Christmas Card Sale, Radlett Centre


11th Antique Antics with Eric Knowles, Harpenden Public Halls


12th An evening with Gazza and Greavsie, football anecdotes galore, Gordon Craig Theatre


15th-21st December Craft Fair 2011, Letchworth Arts Centre


15th Radlett Art Society Lecture Sculptor Oscar Nemm, Radlett Centre


16th Steven Fuller Talks about 1st Bedfordshires: Mons to the Somme a history of the 1st Battalion Bedfordshires in the First World War. Entry 3, but refundable against the book. Davids Bookshop, Letchworth, 7.30pm. 01462 684631


16th Peter Alliss the great golf commentator, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


18th Murder Mystery Evening, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage


19th & 20th Knebworth Christmas Fair, Knebworth House, 10am-4pm. 01438 810931


19th A Sense of Place: English Songwriters in a Landscape Music appreciation talk by Hilary Finch, Benslow Music Trust www.benslow.org


25th Murder Mystery Dinner, Watford Colosseum


25th Hertford Town Christmas Gala, market and switching on of lights! 4-7pm, Town Centre


25th Tring Togethers Traditional Christmas Festival, 6.30pm-9.30pm, High Street


26th Davids Christmas Market, Davids Book and Music shop kick-starts the Christmas season with its annual Christmas Market, 3pm to 7pm, admission is free. 01462 768234


26th Christmas Bazaar noon-4pm, meet Santa, play games and buy some gifts in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice, St Elizabeths Centre, Much Hadham. 01279 843451


26th & 27th Christmas at Stotfold Watermill at Stotfold Watermill & Nature Reserve, visit Santas Grotto.
01462 734541


27th Winter Craft Fair for Stepping Stone Pre-School, 11am-4pm, Knebworth Village Hall



ART AND EXHIBITIONS


Until 11 January, 2012 My Dear Students Artists of the Herkomer School, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery


Until 1 January, 2012 Bushey Then and Now, 20th-century gems from the Greville Collection, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery


1st-30th Boundaries, Sanaa Mufti specialises in making decorative tiles inspired by Islamic patterns, Letchworth Arts Centre


Until 11th Storm on the Island, and related works, Letchworth Arts Centre


18th-20th Harpenden Arts Club Annual Exhibition, Harpenden Public Halls


27th Digswell Arts Trust pre-Christmas show, 11am-5pm, Forge Studios, Digswell


Throughout November Costume Evening Wear, a display of evening clothes and accessories, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery


Until 28th Dave McKean: A Retrospective, Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishops Stortford



WALKS AND NATURE


From 6th Barnet and Monken Hadley historical and ghost walks.
020 8440 6805 www.barnetwalks.talktalk.net


12th Badger Tea and Talk, National Trust event, booking essential, Ashridge Estate


20th Get Digging for Nature, plant trees for the Woodland Trust in Heartwood Forest 10am-3pm www.heartwoodforest.wordpress.com


25th The Edible Dormouse Tea and Talk, A National Trust event, booking essential, Ashridge Estate



FARMERS MARKETS


4th Barnet, Spires Shopping Centre, 8.30am to 3pm


5th Hatfield, White Lion Square, 9am to 2.30pm


12th Tring, The Marketplace, Brook Street, 9am to noon


12th Hertford, Market Place, 8.30am to 1pm


12th Baldock, High Street, 10am to 2pm


13th St Albans, Market Place, 10am to 4pm


18th Hexton, St Faiths Church, 1pm to 4pm


18th Barnet, Spires Shopping Centre, 8.30am to 3pm


20th Wheathampstead, East Lane Car Park, 10am to 1pm


26th Hatfield Heath, Village Hall, 9.30am to 12.30pm


27th Woolmer Green, Village Hall, 9.00am to noon



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; 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 Palace Theatre 01923 225671; Watersmeet Theatre 01923 711063



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