Your October 2010 Hertfordshire Diary

PUBLISHED: 19:49 29 September 2010 | UPDATED: 17:55 20 February 2013

Martin Kasik

Martin Kasik

Find out what's on in Hertfordshire this month


1st Midge Ure, Rhodes Arts Complex

1st Benslow Coull Quartet, Benslow Music Trust. 01462 459446

1st Bee Gees Magic, Wyllyotts Centre, Potters Bar

1st U3 Unsigned Bands Night, Broxbourne Civic Hall

2nd The Lydian Palm Court Trio, British Schools Museum

2nd Joe Avati UK Tour, Broxbourne Civic Hall

2nd Sarah Jane Morris Where it Hurts, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

3rd The Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Gordon Craig Theatre

3rd Singers at the Barn, Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City

3rd Rolling Back the Years 2, Broxbourne Civic Hall

6th Matt Monroe tribute, Gordon Craig Theatre

6th Mercury, tribute to Queen, Broxbourne Civic Hall

7th Buddy Holly Winter Dance Party, Gordon Craig Theatre

8th Rob Tognoni, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

9th Barron Knights 50th Anniversary Tour, Radlett Centre

9th Berkhamsted Music: Partners in Time, Centenary Hall, Berkhamsted.
01442 862798

11th Geoffrey Pratley and Anne Aplin piano duet, Benslow Music Trust. 01462 459446

14th Radlett Music Club presents a concert by pianist Martin Kasik,
Radlett Centre

14th-16th Harrow Light Opera Company compilation extravaganza, Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth

15th Hit Me! The Life and Rhymes of Ian Dury, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

15th Tango Passion, Alban Arena

15th Concert Dinner with Classico Latino, West Lodge Park, Hadley Wood. 020 8216 3900

16th Music of the Spheres Composition and Cosmology with Timothy Blinko, Benslow Music Trust. 01462 459446

16th Tony Jacobs: Swing Jazz Cabaret, Radlett Centre

16th St Albans Symphony Orchestra concert; From the Old World to the New, St Saviours Church, St Albans. 01727 857422

19th One Dog Spare, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

22nd Henwen, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

22nd Cher Tribute Show, Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin

22nd The Stylistics, Alban Arena

22nd T-Rextasy, Gordon Craig Theatre

23rd Specials vocalist Neville Staple, Rhodes Arts Complex,

23rd Hertfordshire Chorus sing Beethoven and Poulenc, St Albans Abbey. 0870 4580445

24th One Night of Queen, Alban Arena, St Albans

24th Hey Girl! Hey Boy! Starring Ray Gelato, Rhodes Arts Complex

26th The Hollies, Alban Arena

29th Get of My Chord featuring The Counterfeit Stones, Broxbourne Civic Hall

30th The Anderson Wakeman Project 360, Alban Arena

31st Jazz Night, with the Martin James Trio, Letchworth Arts Centre

31st The Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Alban Arena


1st Truly Yours, CB The Story of Charlotte Bronte, performed by Alison Neil, Letchworth Arts Centre

1st An Audience with Sarah Kennedy,Radlett Centre

1st London Classic Theatre presents The Caretaker, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

2nd Four Jewish Comedians Walk into a Theatre,Radlett Centre

3rd A Celebration of Song, starring West End star Anthony Stuart Lloyd, in aid of Noahs Ark Childrens Hospice, Wyllyotts Theatre

4th and 18th Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

5th An Evening with Peter Allis, Gordon Craig Theatre

7th Joe Pasquale, Alban Arena

8th Gotta Sing Gotta Dance, Alban Arena

8th-16th The Hound of the Baskervilles, Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City

9th Born to Rock n Roll, Alban Arena

9th Comedy Night, with Adam Crow and MC Paul B Edwards, Letchworth Arts Centre

12th-16th Hitchin Thespians: The King and I, Gordon Craig Theatre

13th The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Radlett Centre

14th-16th 84 Charing Cross Road, Boxmoor Playhouse, Hemel Hempstead

15th-23rd Company of Ten present Three Tall Women by Edward Albee, Abbey Theatre, St Albans

22nd How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse, Letchworth Arts Centre

23rd Celebrate 2010: Aid for Haiti Stevenage World Forum, Gordon Craig Theatre

23rd-30th The Magic Flute, Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City

24th That'll be the Day, Broxbourne Civic Hall

26th Vertigo, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

28th Jim Jeffries Alcoholocaust, Broxbourne Civic Hall

28th-30th Bugsy Malone, Gordon Craig Theatre

29th Sherlock Holmes ....the Death and Life, starring Roger Llewellyn, Letchworth Arts Centre

29th The Sensational 60s Experience, Gordon Craig Theatre


1st Bat and Moth evening, Pishiobury Park. 01727 858901

1st Night Walk around Pishiobury Park. 01727 858901

3rd Beane Valley views, moderate walk from Great Ashby. 01462 459395

7th The Gade Valley Discovery Walk, from Great Gaddesden Garden Centre. 01727 848168

9th A Shenley stroll with the Countryside Management Service from Shenley Park. 01727 848168

10th Fungi Walk with expert Kerry Robinson, Balls Wood Nature Reserve. 07983 881182

16th and 17th Family Deer Walks, Ashridge Estate. 01442 851227

21st Whats in the Sky A Grand Day Gromit! Evening talk and sky watch, Aldenham Country Park. 01727 848168

23rd Ashridge and its Deer Tea and Talk, Ashridge Estate. 01442 851227

26th Talk: animal tracks and signs with Carol Lodge from Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, Howlands Baptist Church, Welwyn Garden City at 8pm

28th Spooky Night Walks, Cedars Park, Cheshunt from 6pm
for children, and 7pm adults. Free of charge, meet at the main gates

29th-31st Hallowe'en Ghost Walk in Barnet and Monken Hadley. 020 8440 6805

30th Make a Difference Day: help with conservation and maintenance, Cedars Park, Cheshunt, from 10am to 2pm. 01992 785555


Until 31 Dec, From Pinky and Perky to Postman Pat: Childrens TV Characters from 1950-1990s toys, Hertford Museum

Until 28 Nov, Bushey Rose Garden exhibition, Bushey Museum

Until 21 November Big Bugs Exhibition, Natural History Museum, Tring

Until 10th Matisse: Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954, Rhodes Arts Complex

Until 16th Kiss Kiss Kill Kill: The Graphic Art and Forgotten Spy Films of Cold War Europe, University of Hertfordshire

Until 20 Nov, Taking Time: Craft and the Slow Revolution, University of Hertfordshire

4th-29th Of My Head and Of My Heart, new graphic paper poems by Vanessa Stone, Letchworth Arts Centre

5th-29th Open Exhibition, Letchworth Arts Centre

6th-31st Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Memories of Hill End Hospital, Museum of St Albans.

7th Radlett Art Society Lecture, Dr Colin Bailey on Canalettos Venice, Radlett Centre

17th Artist Doug Hyde at Lemongrove Gallery, Harpenden

23rd-28th Exhibition celebrating 100 years of Guiding,
Hertford Museum

25th Paintings of America, illustrated lecture with Martin Smith, Letchworth
Arts Centre

29th-31st Hertford Art Society Members' Show, Millbridge Rooms, The Wash, Hertford. 07951 621532


2nd CBeebies Andy and Mikes Big Box of Bananas, Radlett Centre

4th Shakespeare 4 Kidz, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Radlett Centre

12th Craft activities, Hertford Museum

12th Useful Donkey Theatre Company presents Rupert Brooke, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

16th Toms Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce, Radlett Centre

16th-31st Pumpkin-mania Pumpkin Festival, daily activities /events, Willows Farm Village. 0870 1299718

17th-31st Halloween activities, The Paper Trail, Hemel Hempstead. 01442 234600

23rd How the Koala Learnt to Hug, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

24th Spooky themed childrens art workshop, Cedars Park Arts Space, Cheshunt. 01992 785555

24th-30th Winter Celebrations with archers, storytellers and warriors, Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon

25th Half-term activities Museum of St Albans 10.30am- 12.30pm

27th Andy and Mikes Big Box of Bananas! Broxbourne Civic Hall

27th-29th Pumpkin Trail and Treats from noon to 4.30pm, Knebworth House

28th Skeletons and Skulls, spooky hands-on sessions, Natural History Museum, Tring

30th Halloween Hunt, 11am to 12.30pm, King George Recreation Ground, Bushey. 020 8207 7568

31st Samhain Winter Festival, Celtic Harmony Camp,

31st Winter Storytelling Evening, Celtic Harmony Camp


3rd Codicote Apple and Produce Day, Codicote Community Orchard from
11am to 4pm

17th Apple Day events, Walled Garden, Shenley Park from noon to 5pm

17th Apple day celebrations, Jaecocks Orchard, Tring from 10am to 4pm.
01992 556158

23rd Apple Orchard Tour, guided tour of Tewin Orchard Nature Reserve followed by arts and crafts and tastings in Tewin Village Hall. 01438 798324

30th Apple Day celebrations, Old Market Place, Hitchin


From 1st The Big Draw, free events taking place at venues and times throughout St Albans District. 01727 827667

16th Louis Wain Big Draw Event, Museum of St Albans from 1pm to 4.30pm

17th Big Draw event, 11am to 4pm The Paper Trail, Frogmore Mill, Hemel Hempstead

30th Create a self-portrait for inclusion in the Hertford Big Draw Jigsaw, 10.30am to 3.30pm, Hertford Museum


1st-10th St Albans District Food and Drink Festival, events taking place throughout St Albans. 01727 864511

2nd Willow Foundation Charity Run, Hatfield House. 01707 259777

2nd 5k Big Fun Run for Mercy Ships, Cassiobury Park

2nd-3rd Mind, Body and Soul Event, Plinston Hall, Letchworth Garden City

2nd-3rd Rock, Gem and Bead Show, Hatfield House

2nd-3rd Hertfordshire County Fair, Hertfordshire Showground, Redbourn

3rd Roman Food and Drink Demonstration, Verulamium Museum, St Albans

3rd Open Gardens, Bromley Hall, Standon from 2pm to 5.30pm. 01279 755320

3rd Annual craft fair, Cuffley Hall. 01707874895

3rd Castle Open Day: celebrate the civic life and history of Hertford Castle with Morris Dancers, bouncy castles and children's activities

9th Longbow Archery Discovery Course, Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon

9th Cancer Research Charity Run, Hatfield House. 0871 6412401

9th-10th Stotfold Mill Working Steam Weekend. 01462 734541

10th The Baby and Toddler Fayre, Broxbourne Civic Hall

10th Macmillan Countryside Walk 2010, five, 10 or 15-mile walk through Hertfordshire from Bishops Stortford

10th Herts 10k Challenge in aid of Grove House Hospice, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden

10th Paws in the Park charity dog walk, Hatfield House. 01707 66300

10th The East of England Show

12th Coffee Morning for Isabel Hospice, Markwell Pavilion, Bishop's Stortford. 01279 755320

15th Christmas Gift Fayre in aid of Multiple Sclerosis, Bishops Stortford Rugby Club from 10am to 4pm

16th DENS Sponsored Walk. 01442 262274

16th Envisage, an evening of visual art, dance, drama, music and fashion, created and presented by young volunteers living in Hertfordshire, Letchworth Arts Centre

17th Isabel Hospice Annual Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance, Great St Mary's Church, Sawbridgeworth from 3pm to 4pm

17th Wedding Fair, 11am to 4pm, Hatfield House

18th Black History Month Event, Museum of St Albans from 7.30pm

23rd Jewellery-making demonstrations, using polymer clay, Letchworth Arts Centre

24th Garden Open Day for charity in the Beale Arboretum, West Lodge Park Hotel, Hadley Wood. 0208 2163900

27th Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni Tribe, Verulamium Museum, St Albans

28th Brocket Hall Charity Golf Day. 01707 382547

29th-30th HEBFest Beer Festival, Sawbridgeworth town centre

30th Berkhamsted Combined Charity Christmas Card Sales 2010, Court House, Berkhamsted from 9.15am to 3pm


2nd Great Hormead: Village Hall, 10am to 12.30pm

2nd Hatfield: White Lion Square, 9am to 2.30pm

9th Stevenage: High Street, 10am to 2pm

9th Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am-noon

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

15th Hexton: St Faiths Church, 1pm to 4pm

17th Wheathampstead: East Lane Car Park, 10am to 1pm

24th Harpenden: Lower High Street, 10am to 2pm

30th Hitchin: Market Square, 10am to 2pm

30th Hatfield Heath: Village Hall, 10am to 12.30pm

23rd Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am to noon

30th Little Hadham: Village Hall, 9am to noon


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 20144;Broxbourne Civic Hall 01992 441946;Court Theatre, Pendley, Tring 01442 823130;First Garden City Heritage Museum 01462 482710;Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage 01438 363200;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 844222; 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, Bishop's Stortford 01279 651746; Sandpit Theatre, St Albans 01727 370067; Shenley Park 01923 852629; St Albans ; Trestle Arts Base, St Albans 01727 850950; Watford Palace Theatre 01923 225671; Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar 01707 645005;

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