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Your Hertfordshire Diary: June 2010

PUBLISHED: 19:46 28 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:17 20 February 2013

Your Hertfordshire Diary: June 2010

Your Hertfordshire Diary: June 2010

Find plenty of events to keep all the family entertained across Hertfordshire this month

GENERAL INTEREST


3rd-5th Italian Market, St Peters Street, St Albans


5th The Dark Blues Annual Picnic, Herts Showground, Redbourn, 01582 842226


8th Lunchtime Talk: From Blacksmith to Goldsmith, the story of a teacher, British Schools Museum


11th Magna Carta Lecture with the Rt. Hon. Lord Bingham,
St Albans Cathedral


11th Tales from the Gaols, Magna Carta Writing and Poetry, Old Town Hall, St Albans


12th Watford Peace Hospice Italian Coffee Morning
01923 335365


12th-13th Magna Carta Showcase,
St Albans Cathedral


13th The Adventures of Monsieur Robinet with John Hegley, Verulamium Museum


15th-16th Kubrick Film Festival, Alban Arena


17th Beyond Recognition: The Use of Anthropology in Forensic Investigation, adults only event, Natural History Museum, Tring


19th DENS Summer Quiz and Barbecue, Broadfield School, Hemel Hempstead 01442 262274


19th Benslow Music Trust Saturday Study Afternoon Series; Shostakovichs Symphonic Strategies, Benslow Music Trust 01462 459446


20th An Evening with Willard White Robeson Re-explored, Alban Arena


23rd The Origin of Magna Carta, talk at St Albans Cathedral


25th Colin Fry Free Spirit Tour, Alban Arena


26th Open Poetry Competition, Maltings Arts Theatre


26th-27th Artisans Hand-made Craft Market, Old Town Hall, St Albans


27th Cliff Richard and the Shadows Convention, Broxbourne Civic Hall


29th Miss Lewis Memorial Lecture, Hitchin Museum


CHILDREN & FAMILY


1st Zoolab Recycling Roadshow with natures own recyclers, Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery


1st-4th Potty about Plants; turn an ordinary pot into a work of art, Ashridge Estate


1st Make bird hats from paper and card, Natural History Museum, Tring


2nd Be a bug hunter, Natural History Museum, Tring


2nd Boogie Pete Live, Broxbourne Civic Hall


3rd Minibeast Safari, Natural History Museum, Tring


3rd Be a Victorian Child for a day, British Schools Museum, Hitchin


4th Pond Dipping, Ashridge Estate


5th Scarecrow, Unicorn childrens theatre, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead


11th-20th Fun Fair, Meadow Park, Borehamwood


12th Old Toys & Games, First Garden City Heritage Museum, Letchworth


18th-19th Sonics Amazing Magic Shows, Old Town Hall, St Albans


19th Summer Storytelling Evening, Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon


19th Textiles for children with local artist Vanessa Stone, First Garden City Heritage Museum, Letchworth


20th The Mad Hatters Tea Party, Alice in Wonderland themed
fun at Trestle Arts Base, St Albans


20th Fathers Day at the British Schools Museum, Hitchin


20th Larks in the Parks Mad Hatters Tea Party, taking place at Morris Playing Field, Roestock Park, Fleetville Recreation Ground, Trestle Arts Base and Victoria Playing Field, St Albans


22nd and 24th Join a bug hunt after school as part of National Insect Week, Natural History Museum, Tring


23rd and 30th Active Stories, Brook Meadow, Borehamwood from 2pm to 2.30pm. 020 8207 7568


24th The Lamplighters Lament, childrens puppet theatre, Trestle Arts Base, St Albans


26th Armed Forces Day, military games for the family, First Garden City Heritage Museum, Letchworth


27th Twinkle Twonkle, tall stories for children Maltings Arts Theatre,
St Albans


EXHIBITIONS


Until March 2011 Letchworth Garden City in World War II, major new exhibition exploring wartime life in Letchworth, First Garden City Heritage Museum, Letchworth


Until 30 September Sculpture Exhibition, Abstract and nature, West Gardens of Hatfield House


Until July 3rd What the Postman Saw, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery


Until July 17th Threads x 4 Textile artists, Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery


Until 5th Henry Moore Sheep, Hertford Museum


From 1st Csilla Orban, City Spaces Exhibition, artist in residence on Saturday 12th from 2pm to 4pm, Lemongrove Gallery, Harpenden


1st-29th Eyeline Daydreams, photography and digital artworking
by Scott Tierney, Letchworth Arts Centre


2nd-29th Paintings by Sheila Camamile, Jane Gibbs and Joyce Webb, Letchworth Arts Centre


3rd-29th VE Day Celebration, showing work created in local schools, Letchworth Arts Centre


5th-12th Radlett Art Society 44th Summer Exhibition, Radlett Centre


10th Art in the Park, Aberford Park, Borehamwood from noon to 3pm
020 8207 7568


From 12th Myths and Legends Exhibition, Council Chambers
and Art Gallery, Bushey Museum


12th-13th Magna Carta Art Exhibition, Old Town Hall, St Albans


12th-14th Ayot St Lawrence Art Show, held in the Palladian Church
from 10am to 5pm


12th-19th Herts Visual Arts Forum Art, Sculpture and Craft Exhibition, Kingsbury Barn, St Albans


19th-20th Art on the Common, local artists exhibiting on Harpenden Common 01582 620961


25th-27th Cambridge Art Fair, Chilford Hall Vineyard, Linton. www.artincambs.com or 01875 819595


MUSIC & DANCE


2nd Joe Longthorne in Concert, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


2nd-12th Great Shows, Great Songs cabaret, Market Theatre, Hitchin


4th Pop Luck Finals, Hertfordshires version of the X-Factor Broxbourne Civic Hall


4th The Animals and Friends and The Move UK Tour 2010, Alban Arena, St Albans


6th Joe Longthorne, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage


6th Singers at the Barn, Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City


8th Heath Quartet in concert, Benslow Music Trust 01462 459446


10th Talon, Best of Eagles, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage


10th BBC award-winning Show of Hands, Court Theatre, Pendley


11th Rockin on Heavens Door, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


11th The Blockheads and the Boomtown Rats Live, Alban Arena,


11th Summer Jazz Evening with saxophonist Clark Doidge, Beales Hotel 020 8216 3099


12th Julie Fowlis in Concert, Alban Arena,


12th Magna Carta Celebration with the St Albans Symphony Orchestra, Market Place, St Albans


13th The Searchers, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


15th-19th Britains Got Bhangra, Watford Palace Theatre


16th The London Concertante Orchestra, Broxbourne Civic Hall


17th In the Flesh: The Pink Floyd Show, Alban Arena, St Albans


17th Na Mara in Concert, The Hollybush, Redbourn


18th The Platters, Alban Arena, St Albans


19th Westcoast Music of the Beach Boys, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


20th Joe Brown in Concert, Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar


20th Music in the Parks presents Redbourn Folk, Blues and Steam, The Cricket Club Common, Redbourn


21st-26th Buskers Week, St Albans city centre


22nd Reginald D Hunter Live, Alban Arena, St Albans


23rd-26th The Colours of Kenny Roach, Abbey Theatre, St Albans


24th Experimental musicians night, Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans


24th My Shadows and me, dance theatre, Harpenden Public Halls


24th Gordon Giltrap in Concert, Alban Arena, St Albans


25th Opera Pops, with St Albans Chamber orchestra, Butterfly World, Chiswell Green


25th London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra, Redbourn Village Hall


26th Festival Celidh with Florida, Alban Arena, St Albans


27th Lee Mead, Alban Arena, St Albans


27th Jazz Night, Letchworth Arts Centre


GARDENS


5th Plant Sale, stalls, music, gardens and entertainment for the little ones, Markyate village 01582 841341


5th The Hardy Plant Society Annual Plant Sale, United Reformed Church, St Albans 10am to 2pm


6th Care 4 a Cuppa launch, afternoon tea and a garden tour at Fanhams Hall, Ware for Isabel Hospice


13th Bromley Hall Open Gardens, Bromley Hall, Standon from 2pm to 5.30pm


13th Teas in Gardens for Isabel Hospice Nathans Close, Welwyn from 2pm to 5pm


19th-20th Rose Weekend and Summer Garden Show, Hatfield House


20th Teas in Gardens for Isabel Hospice, The Hall and Old Vicarage, Furneaux Pelham from 2pm to 5pm


27th Open Gardens, First Garden City Heritage Museum, Letchworth, 11am to 4pm


WALKS & NATURE


2nd Butterfly Walk at Pishiobury Park 01462 459395


3rd Butterfly Walk at Southern Country Park, Bishops Stortford 01462 459395


5th Old Wood, New Glades, two-mile walk through new glades at Broxbourne Wood 01462 459395


6th Healthy History Walk, two-mile circular walking tour of the old Leavesden Asylum and St. Pancras Industrial School sites 01923 776611


From 6th Barnet and Monken Hadley historical and ghost walks 0208 4406805


12th-27th St Albans Guided Tours 01727 844488


12th Badger Talk and Walk, Ashridge Estate


13th Open Farm Sunday, demonstrations, activities and family fun at Offley Hoo Farm, Great Offley from noon to 4pm


15th Ware Pub Walk 01920 421466


16th Historic Parkland Walk, Ashridge Estate, Berkhamsted 01442 851227


19th Rare Breed Farm Animals, guided walk, Aldenham Country Park 0208 9539602


19th The Wildflowers of Nomansland Common, two-mile stroll from Wheathampstead 01727 848168


20th Town and country birds, three-mile guided walk with ecologist Graham Goodall from Millstream PH, Hitchin 01462 459395


26th Guided walk around Ashridge Woods, meet at the Visitor Centre 01442 851227


26th Downland Wildlife Walk, a walk to see wildlife, butterflies and wildflowers from the Ashridge Estate, Berkhamsted 01442 851227


27th Shenleys Open Secret, 12-mile cycle ride in Shenley Park 01582 762120


27th Gentle Stroll exploring bugs and butterflies at Chorleywood House Estate 01727 848168


THEATRE


1st High School Rocks, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage


2nd Katy Brands Big Ass Tour, Gordon Craig Theatre


3rd Theatre meets opera in Caruso and the Quake, Trestle Arts Base


5th The Sleeping Beauty, Queen Mother Theatre


6th Thatll Be The Day Brand New Spring 2010 Show, Alban Arena


10th-12th Three Tall Women, Queen Mother Theatre


10th-12th What the Butler saw by The Settlement Players, Little Theatre, Letchworth Garden City 01462 623959


10th Girls Night, Wyllyotts Theatre


11th-19th The Bacchae by Company of Ten, Abbey Theatre


11th Inherit The Wind, Barn Theatre, Welwyn


11th-19th Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas, Barn Theatre


12th Comedy Night, Letchworth Arts Centre


13th An Evening with Dan Snow, Maltings Arts Theatre


13th The Liberty Tree, Trestle Arts Base


15th Open Air Theatre The Tempest, Broxbourne Civic Hall Gardens


17th An Audience with Sally Morgan, Broxbourne Civic Hall


17th-18th Remember My Name, Talent Time Theatre School and TT Dance Studio, Wyllyotts Theatre


18th-19th High School Musical 2 On Stage, Sandpit Theatre


20th Sullivan Singalong The Sorcerer, Maltings Arts Theatre


23rd Strictly Tap Dance Fever, Alban Arena


24th The Lamplighters Lament, Trestle Arts Base, St Albans


25th The Just-William Lady; the Story of Richmal Crompton, one-woman show starring Alison Neil, Letchworth Arts Centre


25th Comedian Bradley Walsh, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage


From 28th Shakespeares Henry V, Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin


FARMERS' MARKETS


5th Great Hormead: Village Hall 10am to 12.30pm


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


5th Tring: The Market, Brook Street 9am to noon


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


12th Stevenage: White Lion Yard 10am to 2pm


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


22nd Hitchin: Market Square 10am to 2pm


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


19th Tring: The Market, Brook Street 9am to noon


27th Harpenden: Lower High Street from 10am to 2pm


26th Hitchin: Market Place 8am to 2pm


26th Little Hadham: Village Hall 9am to noon


CARNIVALS, FETES & FESTIVALS


5th-6th A Celebration of Cultural Diversity, Watling Park from 11am each day


6th Stevenage Carnival Day, Old Town High Street from 1pm to 7pm


12th Datchworth Village fete, held on Datchworth Green from 2pm to 5pm


12th-13th Whitewell Steam and Country Fair, Codicote 01438 871431


13th Summer Fair, Oaklands College


11th-27th St Albans Festival, featuring many of the events listed on our events pages. For more information call 01727 827667 or log on to www.stalbansfestival.co.uk


18th-26th Welwyn Festival in and around Welwyn


19th Bishops Stortford Carnival and Fun Day 01279 652274


19th Buntingford Carnival from 3pm


19th Borehamwood Parade Day, Meadow Park from 10am to 2pm 020 8207 1382


19th Oaklands College World Food Festival


19th Kings Langley Carnival, The Common from 1pm to 5.30pm 01442 834275


26th Fair in The Square, Hitchin Market Square from 9am


26th Redbourn 900 Carnival, re-enactments, pageant procession, fete, games and arena events

26th Hertford Choral Society Concert, 7.30pm at All Saints Church, Hertford


26th Summer Fayre, St Elizabeths Centre, Perry Green 01279 844347


SPECIAL EVENTS


2nd Family Fun Day, Oakmere Park, Potters Bar from noon to 3pm


5th Sunset and Stars Walk and Run for Isabel Hospice 01707 382500


Until 6th Summer Celebrations, Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon


6th Sunflower Sponsored Horse Ride for Isabel Hospice, starting at the Polo Club and riding around Bishops Stortford 07747 563129


6th Classic Motorcycle Show, Knebworth House


6th Hertford Castle Fun Day and Classic Bus Rally noon to 5.30pm


10th-12th Harpenden Beer Festival, www.hertsale.org.uk/hbf/


12th The Age of Magna Carta history day, Museum of St Albans


13th Magna Carta Procession and Service, St Albans Cathedral


13th Touch the Past, living history event, St Albans City Centre


13th Magna Carta Mix family fun day, Market Place, St Albans


19th Harpenden Discovery Day, free family activities all day on Harpenden Common 01582 768278


19th St Albans Race For Life, Oaklands College


19th St Albans Festival Pilgrimage from Verulamium Park


20th Fathers Day Cars in the Park, Knebworth House


26th Grove House Hospice Midnight Walk


26th Festival Parade and Day of Dance, St Albans City Centre


26th-27th Salvo Fair, Knebworth House


27th St Albans Alive! Traffic free streets and entertainment
from noon to 7pm



VENUES: 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 , Letchworth 01462 482710; Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage 01438 363200; Harpenden Public Halls 01582 762880; Hatfield House 01707 287010; Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery 01462 434476; Knebworth House and Gardens 01438 812661; Letchworth Arts Centre 01462 670788; Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans 01727 844 222; 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; Trestle Arts Base, St Albans 01727 850950; Watford Palace Theatre 01923 225671; Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar 01707 645005

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