Your complete September 2012 Hertfordshire diary

PUBLISHED: 13:52 31 August 2012 | UPDATED: 21:48 20 February 2013

Your complete September 2012 Hertfordshire diary

Your complete September 2012 Hertfordshire diary

Find plenty of activities and events for all the family in our complete September 2012 Hertfordshire diary


1st Stay and Play Saturday at Hertford Museum, 10.30am

2nd Milkshake Live, Gordon Craig Theatre

September weekends: Potato Shindig, potato harvesting for children, Willows Farm Village 0870 129 9718

8th Chris & Pui from Show Me Show Me on Cbeebies, Alban Arena

8th-11th Primitive Bow making course, Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon

8th The Twits by Roald Dahl, Berkhamsted Castle 01442 878300

15th Suitcase Circus with Wobulous Discombobulous, Old Town Hall

15th Tiny Mites at the Seaside, Hertford Theatre

15th Dr Seuss The Lorax, Wyllyotts Theatre

22nd Tiny Mites at the Seaside, ages 6 and under, Radlett Centre

22nd Andy and Mikes Tick Tock Time Machine, Rhodes Arts Complex

29th Penguin, The Old Town Hall

29th Royal Storyteller, the Market Theatre, Hitchin

30th Teddys Sports Day, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


1st Garden Design Workshop with Jan Adams, Hopleys

2nd Barkway Antiques and Vintage Fair, Barkway Village Hall

5th Hoddesdon Toy and Train Collectors Evening Toyfair, 7pm, Sheredes School, Cock Lane, Hoddesdon EN11 8JY

6th Sociable Bike Ride for the over 40s, 11am, meet Green Man, Sandridge

7th Ben Fogle, talks about his new book The Accidental Naturalist, Davids Bookshop, Letchworth

8th Sibeliuss Symphonic Ideal The Current of a Life, speaker Stephen Johnson, Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Lane, Hitchin SG4 9RB

8th Callis Crafts and Gift Fair, 10am-4pm, Barnet Library

9th Antiques and Collectors Fair, 10am, Wyllyotts Theatre

12th A Jewel Set in Natures Crown, floral demonstration, Queen Mother Theatre

13th & 20th Our Local Kitchen: Cookery and wine workshop, Wyllyotts Theatre

14th An Evening With Frank Bruno, Harpenden Public Halls

15th Jumble Sale, 2.30pm, Thundridge Village Hall

15th Anton Edelmann Cookery Demonstration, Hanbury Manor, Ware 01920 487 722

16th An Evening with Frank Bruno, Gordon Craig Theatre

20th Peter Alliss An evening with the Voice of Golf, Rhodes Arts Complex

22nd Plant Names Unravelled with Aubrey Barker, Hopleys

22nd & 23rd Mind, Body & Soul Event, 10am-4.30pm, Spirella Ballroom, Letchworth Garden City. 23rd Stortford Crafters, craft event & workshops, 10am-4pm, Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall CM21 9BD

24th Jerry Brotton talks about his new book A History of the World in Twelve Maps, Davids Bookshop, Letchworth

25th Lavinia Greenlaw introduces her new book of poetry, Davids Bookshop, Letchworth

26th Return to the Titanic, unique presentation, Gordon Craig Theatre

28th Behind Harem Walls with Louise Reed, including Turkish Buffet Supper, Letchworth Arts Centre

29th Craft Fair, Community Centre, Melbourn Village College SG8 6EF

30th Moore Vintage, 11am-4pm, The Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth

30th Marcel Fairs, Antiques and Collectors Fair, 10am-4pm, Berkhamsted Sports Centre

31st August-2nd September, Craft and Design Show, 11am-5pm, Knebworth House, Park and Gardens


1st Masters of the House Sing the Musicals! Hawthorne Theatre, the Campus, Welwyn GC

1st Big Girls Dont Cry, sounds of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Gordon Craig Theatre

1st HMS Pinafore, Berkhamsted Castle, 01442 878300

1st Chantel McGregor, live blues rock, The Times Club, Varden Road, Pin Green, Stevenage

2nd Hertfordshire County Youth Orchestra, Watford Colosseum

4th-8th Children of Eden, Finchley & Friern Barnet Operatic Society, Wyllyotts

4th-8th West Side Story, Court Theatre, Pendley

6th Elkie Brooks, Radlett Centre

6th Vinyl Lounge, Letchworth Arts Centre

7th Gerry Cross the Mersey, Harpenden Public Halls

7th Benslow Music, clarinet & piano, Peter Morrison Hall, Hitchin 01462 459446

8th All Star Goodmen Orchestra, Radlett Centre

9th Organ Concerts with Martin Atterbury, Gordon Craig Theatre

9th Rock Around the 60s with the New Honeycombs, Gordon Craig Theatre

11th Maggini String Quartet, Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Lane, Hitchin 01462 459446

12th Shakatak, Gordon Craig Theatre

14th The Jackie Generation, music from the 70s, Rhodes Arts

14th Motowns Greatest Hits, Wyllyotts Theatre

14th On Tour with Elvis Show, Gordon Craig

14th D-Day Darlings, 50th Anniversary of the Royal British Legion, Hertford Theatre

15th Rat Attack and the Longtails, a Vegas night out, Court Theatre, Pendley, Tring

15th Folk at the Pump House with Phil Drane, Pump House, Watford

15th & 16th Tring Chamber Music presents Music by Candlelight, All Saints Church, Long Marston 01442 822732

16th Cirque Du Ciel ShangHi, Alban Arena

16th Richard Street, lead singer of The Temptations 71-93, Gordon Craig

18th-22nd Sound of Music, Court Theatre, Pendley, Tring

19th Strictly Stevie, a night of Wonder! Radlett Centre

20th Kate Rusby, top folk artist, Alban Arena

20th-23rd Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival

21st Rollermania, The Bay City Rollers Story with Les Mckeown, Harpenden Public Halls

21st Spirit of Tring 2012, British Pop and Jubilee Proms, Pendley Activity Meadow, Cow Lane, Tring

21st Reflections of a Rock n Roll Tour, Wyllyotts

21st Sarratt Festival of Music, pianist Paul Lewis, Sarratt Village Hall

22nd Sarratt Festival of Music, The Haffner Ensemble, Sarratt Hall

22nd Thank You for the Music, Abba tribute, Hertford Theatre

22nd Giles Robson and the Dirty Aces, Old Town Hall

22nd Elkie Brooks, Wyllyotts Theatre

22nd Mozart and Beethoven, Bridgewater Sinfonia, St Peters Church, Berkhamsted.

23rd Celtic Dream, Traditional Irish music and dance, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City

23rd Rolling Back the Years, Broxbourne Civic Hall

23rd Marty Wilde and the Wildcats, Gordon Craig

26th-30th Oliver! The musical, Rhodes Arts Centre

27th The Good Old Days of Music hall and Variety, Wyllyotts Theatre

28th Coppelia by Vienna Festival Ballet, Hertford Theatre

28th Magic of Motown, Broxbourne Civic Hall

28th Sarratt Festival of Music 100 Years of jazz in 99 Minutes, Sarratt Hall

28th Jackson Live in Concert, Amir Sharmas tribute, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

29th Sarratt Festival of Music 2012, guitarist Craig Ogden, Sarratt Village Hall

29th Thatll be the Day Brand New 2012 Show, Wyllyotts Theatre

29th & 30th The Twist, musical Rock n Roll fantasy, Gordon Craig Theatre

30th Jazz Night, Letchworth Arts Centre

30th Clare Teal, performs across the musical spectrum, Radlett Centre


1st Angelas Art, exhibition and sale, St Nicholas Church Hall, 10am-3pm, Harpenden AL5 2TP

1st-2nd September, Knebworth Carvings, Knebworth House, Park and Gardens

1st & 2nd Art Fair, Harpenden Public Halls

3rd-28th Letchworth Society, annual exhibition, Letchworth Arts Centre

4th-27th Echoes for Company: The Dark Optics Project, photography by Darren Nisbett, Letchworth Arts Centre

8th-30th Herts Open Studios 2012,

Until 22nd September, Ponds by Marisa Culatto, Hertford Theatre

Until 30th September, Cox Mezzotints, an exhibition of colour printing, Bushey Museum

Until November, Daring Explorers Exhibition, Tring Natural History Museum


4th The Best Years of Your Life, anthology of Birthday drama, Watford Palace Theatre

4th-8th Dead Ringer, witty thriller, Gordon Craig Theatre

7th-22nd The Riddle, a Whodunit, The Market Theatre, Hitchin

8th Comedy Club, Letchworth Arts Centre

9th Blackout Tim Burton Showcase, Sandpit Theatre

10th-12th The Importance of Being Earnest, Hawthorne Theatre, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City

13th Stewart Francis, outstanding comedian, Alban Arena

13th-October 6th Lost in Yonkers, play by Neil Simon, Watford Palace Theatre

14th-22nd Lady Windermeres Fan by Oscar Wilde, Abbey Theatre

14th-22nd The Farndale Macbeth, comedy theatre, Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City

15th The Treason Show, comedy satire, The Old Town Hall

15th Dr Phils Rude Health Show, Watford Theatre

17th-22nd The Importance of Being Earnest, Gordon Craig Theatre

18th Sandi Toksvig in My Valentine, Alban Arena

20th So Comedy Live, Harpenden Public Halls

20th-22nd Calendar Girls presented by EHOS Amateur Dramatic Society, Broxbourne Civic Hall, 07958 672546

21st Oliver Reed: Wild Thing a life story, The Old Town Hall

21st Seann Walsh and Josh Widdicombe, comedy double bill, Hertford Theatre

22nd Julius Caesar presented by Oddsocks, Berkhamsted Castle 01442 878300

24th Noel James & Nick Doody, Old Town Hall

24th-29th Calendar Girls, Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin

27th Conscience, an emotional roller coaster by Johnny Tait, Gordon Craig Theatre

27th Lewis Schaffer, comedian, Broxbourne Civic Hall

28th Miss Havishams Expectations, The Old Town Hall

28th An Audience with Sherlock Holmes, Radlett Centre

28th-October 13th A Quiet Day, a comedy, the Market Theatre, Hitchin

29th The Vagina Monologues, Radlett Centre

29th Giles Rowland presents Canterbury Tales, Hertford Theatre

30th Cracking Cryptics: A unique show and workshop for crossword lovers, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


1st Midnight Walk for Keech Hospice Care, ten mile walk for the ladies, 01582 707940

6th Open Day, Howard Garden Social and Day Care Centre, 10am 3pm, Letchworth Garden City

8th Hertford Community Pitch, 10am-3.30pm. Free entry, Friends Meeting House Hall, Hertford

11th Coffee Morning for Isabel Hospice, 10.30am-noon, Markwell Pavilion, Bishops Stortford

16th Chilterns Countryside Festival, 10am-4pm, Ashridge Estate

16th Chain Walk, seventeen simultaneous Sunday walks in aid of Isabel Hospice, 01707 382500

21st Celebrating International Peace Day, Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, 2 -8pm, Rosehill, Hitchin Road, 01462 678804

23rd Push it for the Peace, charity fundraising assault course, 10am registration, Cassiobury Park, Watford

29th Apple Day at St Elizabeths Centre, 11am-4pm, Perry Green, Much Hadham

29th & 30th Sandridge Jubilee Jubilation Flower Festival, 10am-6pm, St Leonards Church, Sandridge, St Albans


Until 2nd September, Seasonal Family Trail, 10am-4pm, Visitor Centre, Ashridge Estate

2nd Barnet Guided Ghost Walk, 020 8440 6805

2nd The Cuffley Show, horticultural show

8th Discover Ashridge Walk, 10am-1pm, Visitor Centre, Ashridge Estate

9th Open Garden Rustling End Cottage, 7am-noon, Nr. Codicote SG4 8TD

12th Spain Birds not Beaches, talk by Neil Renwick, Watford RSPB Group, Stanborough Centre, Watford

16th Battle of Barnet Guided Walk, 020 8440 6805

16th Hidden Hertford Walk, Pubs & Breweries of Hertford in 1900, 11am. Book 01992 582686

27th Biodiversity in a Bottle, 8pm, talk by David Curry of Hertfordshire Orchards Steering Group

30th Open Garden 8 Gosselin Road, noon-5pm, Bengeo, Hertford, SG14 3LG


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, Potters Bar 01707 645005

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