Your Hertfordshire July Diary

PUBLISHED: 12:21 29 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:27 20 February 2013

Your Hertfordshire July Diary

Your Hertfordshire July Diary

Find out what's on in Hertfordshire county this month

Compiled by Kate Everett. Email details of your event to


2nd Madrigals, performed by Haileybury Madrigal Society, Amwell Pool, Ware. 01707 382500

3rd 1940s Dinner and Dance with OPUS 17, the Spirella Ballroom, Letchworth Garden City. 01462 672003

3rd Battle of Britain, concert commemorating the Battle of Britain with Adoramus, Alban Arena, St Albans

3rd Bushey Symphony Orchestra 35th Anniversary Concert, Bushey Academy.01923 774229

4th National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

9th Chas and His Band, the Rock Rabbit and Roll Tour, Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishops Stortford

9th Summer Concert by cappella choir Serenata, British Schools Museum, Hitchin

11th Phoenix Concert Band, Shenley Park. 01923 852629

11th Joe Brown, Broxbourne Civic Hall

14th Dolly The Show, celebrating the music of Dolly Parton, Broxbourne Civic Hall

13th Gerard McChrystal Music for Saxophone, Benslow Music Trust. 01462 459446

16th U3 Unsigned Bands Night, Broxbourne Civic Hall

17th iDance, Sandpit Theatre, St Albans

18th In the Mood, with Five Star Swing, Letchworth Arts Centre

22nd The Drifters in Concert, Broxbourne Civic Hall

24th Music of the Night, featuring four West End principals backed by an orchestra of leading West End musicians, Alban Arena, St Albans

29th A Night of Jazz with Paul Eshelby and friends, Benslow Music Trust. 01462 459446


Until 3rd Henry V, Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin

1st-3rd FAME by Rare Productions, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

1st-3rd Summer Revue, variety show with music and sketches, Boxmooor Playhouse, Hemel Hempstead. 01442 234004

2nd The Importance of Being Oscar, Alban Arena, St Albans

2nd-10th The Company of Ten present the comedy All in Vein, written by Brian Stewart, Abbey Theatre, St Albans. 01727 857861

5th-10th The Tringe Festival Trings Comedy Week featuring some of the best comedy shows from the Edinburgh Fringe, Pendley Theatre, Tring

7th Jewish Chronicles, Radlett Centre

Until 17th The Girls, comedy theatre, Market Theatre, Hitchin

8th A Midsummer Nights Dream outdoor picnic theatre performed by Oddsocks, Gaddesden Estate, Hemel Hempstead. 01442 252421

9th Outdoor theatre, The Secret Garden by Heartbreak Productions, Shenley Park. 01923 852629

9th Three Plays, presented by the Settlement Players: David Henry Wilsons comedy How to Make Your Theatre Pay, Gillian Plowmans Close to Croydon and Lynn Brittanys comedy Failed Investments, Letchworth Arts Centre

9th GCT Youth Theatre Show Shaking up Shakespeare,
Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

9th-17th The History Boys, Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City. 01707 357117

10th GCT Youth Theatre Show A Moment in Rhyme, Gordon Craig
Theatre, Stevenage

10th Comedy Night, Letchworth Arts Centre

12th-17th A week of scratch theatre, dance and music from three hot young companies from the Eastern region, preparing to take their shows up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Trestle Arts Base, St Albans

15th-17th Twelfth Night, Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin

16th Beauty and the Beast, Chapterhouse Theatre Company open air theatre, Capel Manor Gardens, Enfield

21st-24th Billy Elliot the Musical, Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth

21st-31st The Somme Sagas: Changing Times, Market Theatre, Hitchin

23rd Outdoor theatre, Widowers Houses by GB Shaw, performed
in the gardens of Shaws Corner, Ayot St Lawrence. 0844 2491895

24th-25th Trestle Community Company production tracing the impact of the Magna Carta from 1215 to the present day, Trestle Arts Base, St Albans

30th Outdoor theatre, Much Ado About Nothing by The Pantaloons, Shenley Park,01923 852629


3rd Ware Carnival Day, town centre. 01920 460316

3rd-4th VE Celebration weekend, Broadway Gardens, Letchworth Garden City. 01462 670788

4th Hertford Castle Open Air Band Concert and Teddy Bears Picnic, Hertford Castle, 2.30 to 5.30pm

4th Summer Fete, Homerswood Primary and Nursery School, Welwyn Garden City, 1pm to 4pm. 01707 320610

4th Goatfest, live music festival in aid of Isabel Hospice, the Goat
Pub, Codicote. 07921 060344

4th National Mustang Car Rally, Capel Manor Gardens, Enfield

4th Bushey Marathon, King George Recreation Ground, Bushey

10th The Wigginton Festival, with live music, entertainment, real ale festival, classic cars and farmers market, Wick Road, Wigginton, noon to 10pm

10th Vintage and Classic Vehicle Display, High Street, Hoddesdon,
10am to 4pm

10th Potters Bar Community Fun Day, Oakmere Park, Potters Bar, 1pm to 5pm

10th-11th Caldecote Fuchsia festival, Church of St Mary Magdalene, Caldecote, noon to 5pm

10th-11th Rocket and Space Event, Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey

11th Fanhams Hall Open Garden in aid of Isabel Hospice, Ware. 01920 462992

11th Harpenden Lions Highland Gathering, Rothamsted Park, Harpenden,
10am to 5pm

12th and 16th Laughter Therapy, King George Recreation Ground, Bushey, noon to 2pm. 020 8207 7568

15th BBCs Antiques Roadshow visits Hatfield House

16th Flower Festival, St Peters Church, Bushey Heath, 10am to 5.30pm

16th-18th Bushey and Oxhey Round Table Beer Festival, Three Crowns Pub, Bushey Heath

17th Bushey Festival Dog Show, King George Recreation Ground, Bushey, 11am to 4pm. 020 8207 7568

17th Summer Fete and Fun day, Riverside Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead

18th Pre 50s American Auto Rally Club, more than 500 cars on show, Knebworth House and Gardens

24th Barbecue and Band Night in aid of Isabel Hospice, Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne. 01707 382500

24th-25th Fuchsia festival, Capel Manor Gardens, Enfield

24th-25th Georgian Military Festival, Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey

24th-25th Dacorum Steam and Country Fayre, Potten End, Hemel Hempstead, 10am to 5pm. 01923 266491

24th-25th Rhythms of the World Festival, Hitchin

From 25th Celtic Games, daily events and activities at Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon 01438 718543

29th-31st Bishops Stortford Beer Festival

31st Company of St Josephs Living History Village, re-enactment of medieval life in Hatfield Forest. 01279 870678

From 31st First World War Event, Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey


From 1st Letchworth Garden City and the Second World War,
First Garden City Heritage Museum

From 1st Kubrick: A Film Makers Odyssey, Museum of St Albans

1st-31st A Global Walk Under Water: exhibition of underwater photographs plus talks by Stevenage Underwater Photographic Society, Letchworth Arts Centre

3rd-25th Zimbabwean Sculpture Exhibition, Knebworth House and Gardens

From 17th Enfield Arts Circle Exhibition, Capel Manor Gardens, Enfield

From 8th Not The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, McNeill Gallery, Radlett

16th Printmaker Anna Greedharee exhibits in the Gallery Caf, Trestle Arts Base, St Albans


1st Chorleywood Common wildflower walk. 01727 848168

2nd Butterflies of Bencroft and Wormley Wood, four-mile walk around the southern part of Hertfordshires only National Nature reserve looking for woodland butterflies. 01462 459395

3rd Butterfly Walk at Aldbury Nowers, near Tring. 01923 253793

4th Ancient and Modern at Burleigh Farm, join the CMS and a local farmer to find out about conservation, history and archaeology surrounding Burleigh Farm. 01462 459395

4th Healthy History Walk, two-mile walking tour of the old Leavesden Asylum and St Pancras Industrial School sites. 01923 776611

4th Common to Kings, three-mile guided wildlife walk from Hartham Common to Kings Meads Nature Reserve. 01462 459395

4th Family Walk, exploring the amazing world of nature around Rye Meads Nature Reserve, Stanstead Abbotts. 01992 708383

5th Glo-rious Glow worms, night-time walk during glowing season. 01462 459395

7th Dairy Farming on your doorstep, guided walk around one of the county councils small family run dairy farms, Wayside Farm, Kings Langley. 01992 556238

7th Astronomy before the Telescope, find out about the remarkable discoveries made by naked eye astronomers from the time of the Ancient Greeks to Newtons discovery of universal scientific laws, includes a talk by Dr Chris Woolston. 01727 848168

7th Mini-bus Tour of the Ashridge Estate. 01442 851227

9th Night Time Wildlife Walk looking for bats and nocturnal creatures, Ashridge Estate. 01442 851227

10th and 25th Barnet and Monken Hadley Ghost Walks. 020 8440 6805

10th The Wildflowers of Croxley Common Moor, gentle two-mile guided stroll from Grand Union Canal. 01727 848168

10th No Short Circuit, 20-mile family cycle ride from Verulamium Park, St Albans. 01582 762120

10th A Walk in the Park, guided stroll around Aldenham Country Park.
020 8953 9602

11th Hidden Hertford Walks: Hertford West to St Andrews Church to Hertford North Station. 01992 582686

11th Hidden Hertford Walk. 01992 582686

11th The Beautiful Butterflies of Bricket Wood, three-mile stroll with experts from Butterfly Conservation. 01727 857893

15th Gentle Stroll with Brian and Sin Barton observing wildlife in the Ashridge Estate. 01442 823727

25th Walk this Way, guided walk using Shaws last published book A rhyming guide to Ayot St Lawrence, with staff from Shaws Corner

25th Hidden Hertford Walks: Rivers of Hartham. 01992 582686

27th Secrets of Northchurch Common, guided walk with a regional archaeologist. 01442 851227


3rd A Little Princess, Image Musical Theatre, Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishops Stortford

3rd Families Day, Meadow Park, Borehamwood, 11am to 5pm. 020 8207 1382

3rd-4th Postman Pat live show A Very Royal Mission, Radlett Centre.

Every Sunday from 4th Team Tennis for young people, King George Recreation Ground, Bushey. 07940 428310

7th Active Stories, Brook Meadow, Borehamwood, 2pm to 2.30pm. 020 8207 7568

8th Teddy Bears Picnic, King George Recreation Ground, Bushey, noon to 3pm

11th Teddy Bears Picnic, British Schools Museum, Hitchin

11th Lets GO Play, free fun for three to 12 year olds in Cedars Park, Cheshunt, 10am to 4pm. 01992 785574

11th St Albans Symphony Orchestra presents Around the World in 80 Minutes, childrens concert conducted by James Ross. Performances at 2pm and 4pm, Marlborough School, St Albans. 01727 857422

18th Archaeology Day with hands-on activities for all ages, 11am to 3pm, Ashridge Estate. 01442 851227

26th Treasure Hunt with Potters Bar Under Fives, Oakmere Park, Potters Bar, 1pm to 3pm

26th-30th Pop School 10, become a pop sensation in this summer holiday workshop, Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishops Stortford

27th-29th Drop in activities for children to celebrate the Festival of British Archaeology, Hertford Museum

28th-29th Postman Pat live show A Very Royal Mission, Broxbourne Civic Hall

31st Fireman Sam Pontypandy Rocks! Alban Arena, St Albans

31st Hawaiian Flag Day activities for children, Hertford Museum


2nd Midsummer Champagne Gourmet Dinner, West Lodge Park Hotel, Hadley Wood. 020 8216 3900

4th Midsummer five kilometre charity Evening Walk for the Willow Foundation, Knebworth Park. 01707 258777

10th Red Cross training for adults and children, King George Recreation Ground, Bushey, 11am to 3pm

11th From 1st Virtual Vintage Wine Treasure Hunt, Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green. Open Auditions: Jack and the Beanstalk, open to anyone aged seven-plus, Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishops Stortford

11th Hitchin Vintage Fashion and Accessories Fair, Hitchin Town Hall, 10am to 4pm

12th-16th Sandringham Arts Festival 2010, Sandpit Theatre, St Albans

13th Lunch Time Talk: At School in Wartime, British Schools Museum, Hitchin

19th DENS 2010 Golf Tournament, Whipsnade Park Golf Club. 01442 262274

20th-21st Hertford Museum Gallery Tours with assistant curator Sara Taylor, Hertford Museum

24th Isabel Hospice Jumble Sale, Thundridge Village Hall, 2.30pm to 4.30pm. 01920 462992


3rd Great Hormead: Village Hall, 10am to 12.30pm

3rd Hatfield: White Lion Square, 9am to 2.30pm

11th St Albans: Market Place, 10am to 4pm

16th Hexton: St Faiths Church, 1pm to 4pm

17th Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am to noon

18th Wheathampstead: East Lane Car Park, 10am to 1pm

24th New Hatfield Heath: Village Hall, 10am to 12.30pm. 07956 563710

24th Little Hadham: Village Hall, 9am to noon

25th Harpenden: Lower High Street, 10am to 2pm

31st Hitchin: Market Square, 10am to 2pm

31st Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am-noon

VENUES: Abbey Theatre, St Alban: 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 36320. Hatfield House: 01707 287010. Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery: 01462 434476. 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. Trestle Arts Base, St Albans: 01727 850950. Watford Palace Theatre: 01923 225671. Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar: 01707 645005

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