Your September 2010 Hertfordshire Diary

PUBLISHED: 22:10 31 August 2010 | UPDATED: 17:46 20 February 2013

Jason Cook

Jason Cook

Find out what's on in Hertfordshire this month


3rd Viva Santana, Court Theatre, Tring

3rd Benslow Music Trust International Concert Series Performance, Little Benslow Hills. 01462 459446

4th Joe Avati UK Tour, Broxbourne Civic Hall

4th The Voice of Roy Orbison, Alban Arena, St Albans

4th Sounds of the Glenn Miller Era, Radlett Centre

5th Organ Concert with Donald McKenzie, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

5th Sinatra Live at the Sands, Broxbourne Civic Hall

5th Singers at the Barn, Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City

5th Strings in the Garden, an evening of music with the Bloomsbury String Quartet, Myddelton House Gardens

8th Free Lunchtime Organ Recital with Roger Judd, St Albans Cathedral

8th Fun Lovin' Criminals, Alban Arena

9th John Cooper Clarke, Alban Arena

10th The Best of Brian Conley, Alban Arena

10th Jazz with the Richard Busiakiewicz Trio, Mary Beale Restaurant,
West Lodge Park Hotel, Hadley Wood. 020 8216 3900

11th Music on the Farm, celebrating 50 years at Battlers Green Farm. 0844 8889991

11th The History of the Big Bands starring Darius Campbell, Alban Arena

11th Chas and his Band, Radlett Centre

11th IOFS Free Organ Recital, St Albans Cathedral

11th Zumba Party, Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishops Stortford

12th Street New Orleans Jazz Band, Gordon Craig Theatre

12th The Texas Tenors, Alban Arena

12th Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters, acoustic country and folk, Letchworth Arts Centre

13th The Cambridge Chamber Ensemble, Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills. 01462 459446

15th Elkie Brooks, Radlett Centre

18th Rockin' Blues with Larry Miller, Letchworth Arts Centre

19th Cmon Everybody, Radlett Centre

20th Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

21st Diana Braithwaite, Chris Whiteley and Blues Move, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

21st Shana Morrison in Concert, Alban Arena

23rd In the Mood with Five Star Swing, Rhodes Arts Complex

24th Ceilidh, Adeyfield School, Hemel Hempstead. 01442 262274

24th Magic of Motown, Wyllyotts Centre, Potters Bar

24th The Drifters, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

25th Call Mr Robeson A Life with Songs, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

25th Kate Rusby in Concert, Alban Arena

26th Jazz Night, with the Nick Page Trio, Letchworth Arts Centre

26th Sinatra Fly Me to the Moon, Gordon Craig Theatre

27th Peter Donegan, Gordon Craig Theatre

28th Marty Wilde and the Wildcats, Gordon Craig Theatre

29th Buddy Holly and the Cricketers, Radlett Centre

30th The Upbeat Beatles, Broxbourne Civic Hall

30th The Celtic Tenors, Rhodes Arts Complex


Until 25th The Adult Comedy Revue 2010, Market Theatre, Hitchin

From 21st Burn my Heart, Trestle Arts Base, St Albans

3rd-4th Hello, Mister Capello, Watford Palace Theatre

6th-7th Bunny, Watford Palace

7th-11th Footloose the Musical, Court Theatre, Tring

7th-11th Loves a Luxury, Gordon Craig Theatre

10th Bursting Out! Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishops Stortford

10th-11th Spring Awakening, Sandpit Theatre, St Albans

11th Jason Cook The End (Part 1), Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

11th Comedy Night, with MC Paul B Edwards, Letchworth Arts Centre

12th Just the Two of Us, Noahs Ark Children's Hospice annual Tribute Night, Radlett Centre

12th Dystopia by Phoenix Youth Theatre Company, Sandpit Theatre, St Albans

14th Who Killed Agatha Christie? Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

14th-18th Company, Court Theatre, Tring

15th Tell Me on a Sunday, starring Claire Sweeney, Rhodes Arts Complex

16th Comedy Night, Broxbourne Civic Hall

17th Comedy Club, Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishops Stortford

17th-25th What the Butler Saw, by Joe Orton, Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City

18th Classic Clapton: 25th Anniversary Tour, Rhodes Arts Complex,
Bishops Stortford

20th-25th The Bancroft Players present California Suite, a comedy by Neil Simon, Queen Mother Theatre

21st The Vagina Monologues, Radlett Centre

21st-25th Von Ribbentrops Watch, Watford Palace Theatre

21st-25th Charleys Aunt, Gordon Craig Theatre

22nd Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden, Court Theatre, Tring

22nd The Confetti Maker, Clown Theatre, Rhodes Arts Complex

22nd Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular, Radlett Centre

23rd Jethro Too Late to Grow Up, Alban Arena

24th An Evening with Peter Alliss, Alban Arena

From 28th The Game, Watford Palace Theatre

28th Baby Boomers, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

From 29th Thatll Be the Day 25th Anniversary Show, Gordon Craig Theatre

30th Truly Yours, CB The Story of Charlotte Bronte, by Alison Neil, Letchworth Arts Centre

30th The Caretaker, Radlett Centre


8th Elephantastic; make your own elephant friend, Natural History Museum, Tring

18th Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! For children aged three-plus, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

18th Peppa Pig's Party Live on Stage, Alban Arena

19th Arabian Nights, childrens puppet adventure, Court Theatre, Tring

19th Room on the Broom, Broxbourne Civic Hall

25th-26th Fireman Sam, Radlett Centre

26th Arabian Nights, suitable for over-fives, Trestle Arts Base,
St Albans


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

Until 28 November Bushey Rose Garden Exhibition, Bushey Museum and
Art Gallery

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

Until 24 October Water: Calm and Tempest, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

Until 4th Hitchins Horrid History, Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery

Until 4th Margie's Rock & Roll Retrospective 1969-1975, Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery

Until 5th Kubrick: A Film Makers Odyssey, Museum of St Albans

Until 11th The Age of Dinosaurs Exhibition, Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery

1st-30th Greenwich Open Studios Group exhibition, Letchworth Arts Centre

1st-30th Animal studies by Bruce Robinson, Letchworth Arts Centre

1st-30th Nikki Lane, Letchworth Arts Centre

From 4th Guiding in Bushey: Centenary Year for the Girl Guides, Guiding memorabilia Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

From 12th Bow House Exhibition of Sculpture, The Bow House, Barnet

23rd-26th Royston Arts Festival

27th Paintings in Hertfordshire, illustrated lecture with Martin Smith, Artist in Residence at Watford Museum, Letchworth Arts Centre


Until 30th Learn to cha cha cha like Matthew Cutler in Strictly Learn Dancing all in aid of the Hospice of St Francis. 01442 869555

2nd-5th Residential Bowmaking Course, Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon

3rd-5th Drive in Movies, Hatfield House

4th Hemel Hempstead Fire Station Open day, noon to 4pm

5th Stevenage Dog Watch Carnival, King George V Playing
Field, Stevenage

5th Beating Retreat and Scottish Dancing, Hertford castle from
2 to 5pm

5th The Norman Abbey a free specialist tour with St Albans Cathedral Guides, St Albans Cathedral

5th Jousting, Knebworth House

11th Archery Discovery Course, Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon

11th Riverside Shopping Centre Family Pamper Day

11th Two2go Marathon through the Lee Valley Regional Park from St Margaretsbury Ground, Stanstead Abbotts, Ware

12th Classic Motorcycle Show, Knebworth House

12th Summer Entertainment, Ware Town Centre from 3pm to 5pm

11th-12th Home Front Event, Royal Gunpowder Mills

12th The Chiltern Equine Clinic CT Rider Championships, Hertfordshire
County Showground. 01582 748981

14th Coffee Morning for Isabel Hospice, Markwell Pavilion, Bishops Stortford. 01279 755320

14th Lunchtime Talk: Bathing Belles by Ann Wise, British Schools Museum

17th Galapagos: illustrated talk on photographer Jill Pakenhams travels around the Galapagos Islands, Natural History Museum, Tring

17th Psychic Sally on the Road, Broxbourne Civic Hall

18th-19th Open House Weekend, part of Open House London 2010, Myddelton House Gardens, Enfield

18th Jumble Sale for Isabel Hospice, Thundridge Village Hall from 2.30pm to 4.30pm

18th The Weapons of Rhetoric with Judy Tarling, Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills. 01462 459446

18th-19th Isabel Hospice Fundraising Trek to the jungles of Borneo. 01707 382500

18th-19th Lilliput Lane Collectables Annual Fair, Knebworth House

19th Robin Hood Charity Bike Ride, 13.5 miles from the Robin Hood Pub, Tring. 01442 824912

19th Clanger Run car rally for the Road Victims Trust. 01234 843345

19th Take part in the 10th Anniversary Chain Walk through eastern Hertfordshire for Isabel Hospice. 01707 382500

23rd-25th Letchworth Beer and Cider Festival

25th My Garden in Autumn, guided tour with the gardener, Myddelton House Gardens, Enfield

25th-26th Multi Period Re-Enactment Event, Royal Gunpowder Mills

26th French Market returns to The Parade, Watford from
9.30am to 5pm

26th Abseil event in Hemel Hempstead in aid of the Hospice of St Francis. 01442 869555

26th Chilterns Countryside Festival, Ashridge Visitor Centre 11am to 4pm

From 29th St Albans Beer Festival 2010, Alban Arena


5th Hidden Hertford Walks: Castle Street and West Street.
01992 582686

From 5th Barnet and Monken Hadley historical and ghost walks. 020 8440 6805

5th Healthy History Walk, two-mile circular walking tour of the
old Leavesden Asylum and St Pancras Industrial School
sites. 01923 776611

9th The River Vers Confluence, circular walk to the confluence of the Ver in Bricket Wood. 01727 848168

12th Man and River the story of the Ver; three-mile walk through historic St Albans. 01727 848168

12th Croxley Common Moor Volunteer Day. 01923 727105

12th Full Steam Ahead: Join St Albans Cycle Campaign for an eight-mile cycle to Colney Heath Model Locomotive Club. 01582 762120

16th Potter through Patchetts Green, two-mile guided walk. 01462 459395

21st Ware Pub Walk. 01920 421466

25th Trees at Aldenham: join Estate Officer Paul Hoy for a gentle stroll amongst the trees at Aldenham Country Park. 020 8953 9602

25th The Oxfam Herts Hike: join a sponsored circular walk in the Hertfordshire countryside. 01727 869775

26th Butterfly Walk on Nomansland Common. 01727 857893

28th Conservation on the Common, easy two-mile walk from Chorleywood. 01727 848168


4th Great Hormead: Village Hall, 10am to 12.30pm

4th Hatfield: White Lion Square, 9am to 2.30pm

12th St Albans: Market Place, 10am to 4pm

17th Hexton: St Faith's Church, 1pm to 4pm

19th Wheathampstead: East Lane Car Park, 10am to 1pm

25th Hitchin: Market Square, 10am to 2pm

25th Hatfield Heath: Village Hall, 10am to 12.30pm

25th Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am to noon

25th Little Hadham: Village Hall, 9am to noon

26th Harpenden: Lower High Street, 10am to 2pm


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, 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 Cathedral, 01727 860780; Trestle Arts Base, St Albans, 01727 850950; Watford Palace Theatre, 01923 225671; Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar, 01707 645005

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