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


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


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


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. or 01875 819595


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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,

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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