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Events and Things to Do and Enjoy in St Albans & Harpenden

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Saturday 31st May 2014


Annual ST ALBANS STEAM & COUNTRY SHOW, today and Sunday 1st June Oaklands College Smallford Campus, Hatfield Road, from 10 am.  Parade 2 pm. Featuring steam engines, vintage vehicles, classic cars/bikes/lorries, craft tent, Fairground and air organs, working models, refreshments, bar etc.  Further Information www.hertssteam.org

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Sunday 1st June 2014


Cathedral “More to Explore” Series – “THREE OF THE BEST” – the legaciesof Richard of Wallingford, John of Whethamstede (sic) and Thomas de la Mare.  Meet 3 pm, Cathedral West End.

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Sunday 1st June 2014


MILES JUPP . . . IS THE CHAP YOU’RE THINKING OF – Stand-up comedy at the Alban Arena, 8 pm.   01727 844488

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Sunday 1st June 2014


Join the Mayor for an ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN AFTERNOON TEA 3 – 5 pm, St Michael’s Manor, Fishpool Street.  £20 adult/£10 child, or £50 Family Ticket.  Fun and entertainment included.  Please bring camping chairs And picnic blankets.  To book tickets call 01727 819544 or email mayoralty@stalbans.gov.uk

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Sunday 1st June 2014


Vienna Festival Ballet presents CINDERELLA, Radlett Centre, Aldenham Road, Radlett, 2 pm and 5 pm.  Tickets 01823 859291 www.radlettcentre.co.uk

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Monday 2nd June 2014


THE ABBEY LINE (St Albans-Watford Jnc) Annual General Meeting and a Chance to meet Patrick Verwer, Director, London Midland Region.  7 pm St Stephen’s Parish Centre, Station Road, BRICKET WOOD AL2 3PJ. If You use the Abbey Flyer, you are welcome to have your say at this event. Further information email crp@hertfordshire.gov.uk

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Tuesday 3rd June 2014


Harpenden Film Society presents the Oscar-winning film “BLUE JASMINE”– running time 98 mins.  8 pm, Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road. 01582 767525  www.harpendenfilmsociety.co.uk

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Wednesday 4th June 2014


Lunchtime Music at St Peter’s Church, 1 pm.  SIMON WATTERTON (Piano) with ANNA CASHELL (Violin).  FREE (retiring charity collection)

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Wednesday 4th June 2014


GAZEBOS IN THE GAREEN – charity event in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support, 32 Homewood Road, St Albans AL1 4BQ, 10 am – 3 pm.  Food Stalls, gifts and treats, jewellery, ladies clothing, cards, tombola and much More.  Email – doingitforcharity@gmail.com

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Wednesday 4th June 2014


Film at the Alban Arena, 1.30/7.30 pm – THE DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (15) Starring Oscar Winner Matthew McConaughey.    01727 844488

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Wednesday 4th June 2014


St Albans Adventure Group EVENING WALK led by an expert on the Benchmarks of St Albans Town Centre (used before GPS to tell building surveyors how high they were above sea-level).  Meet 7.45 outside Cotswold Store, Victoria Street.  Further information call Maggy on 01727 840779. For other Adventure Group events check www.stalbansadventuregroup.org.uk

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Thursday 5th June 2014


Singer/Songwriter THEA GILMORE IN Concert, Harpenden Public Halls 7.30 pm.   01582 767525 or www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

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Thursday 5th June 2014


Last in the current series of Thursday Lectures at Verulamium Museum – “HADRIAN’S WALL IN ROMAN BRITAIN” with Dr Brian Posner. 7.30 pm.  £8 on the door.  Further information 01727 751810.

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Thursday 5th June 2014


100 YEARS OF JAZZ IN 99 MINUTES – from Ragtime to the present day From Louis Armstrong to Zawinul.  8 pm, Radlett Centre, Aldenham Road, Radlett.  01923 859291 www.radlettcentre.co.uk

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Friday 6th June 2014


FOLK AT THE MALTINGS 8 pm, with Songs collected in Chiswell Green  From the Page Family and Emily Joiner.  Tickets £10 from the Tourist Information Centre or on the Door.  www.stalbansfolkmusic.org.uk

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Friday 6th June 2014


JASON MANFORD – First World Problems – stand-up comedy at the Alban Arena, 8 pm.  01727 844488

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Saturday 7th June 2014


HARPENDEN CARNIVAL – details www.harpendenroundtable.co.uk

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Saturday 7th June 2014


Guided Walk – “CRIME AND PUNISHMENT” – Hear about some of the Incorrigible rogues and vagabonds and the crimes they committed in and Around the City.  Meet outside the Old Town Hall, 2.30 pm.  £4/£2 children.

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Saturday 7th June 2014


GARDEN & FLOWERS MARKET, Oaklands College Smallford Campus Hatfield Road, 9 am – 3 pm.

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Saturday 7th June 2014


Wheathampstead Archery Club invite you to have a go at ARCHERY – Beginners welcome – all safety equipment provided.  Bring outdoor clothing and strong, flat footwear – and refreshments as none available on site. The club is at Folly Lane Fields, off Lower Luton Road.  Suggested donation £2.  Minimum age 10 years.

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Saturday 7th June 2014


ST ALBANS CATHEDRAL TOWER TOURS at 10 am, 11.30 am, 1 pm and 2.30 pm.  Tickets £8 - minimum age 11 years.  Not for the claustrophobic! (193 steps up a steep and narrow Medieval staircase) Book tickets at the Cathedral Bookshop, (Next date for Tower Tours – Sat. 19 July).

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Saturday 7th June 2014


FLAMSTEAD BOOK FESTIVAL “Books in the Belfry” 2014 – featuring  best-selling authors (including local Jonathan Stroud),children’s events etc. in a traditional village setting.  Proceeds in aid of St Leonard’s Church, Flamstead.  Further information and tickets www.flamsteadbookfestival.com

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Saturday 7th June 2014


Monthly Concert at St Albans Organ Theatre, Camp Road, with “50 years in the business” KEITH BECKINGHAM, 7.30 pm.

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Saturday 7th June 2014


DANCEMANIA – An evening of Street Dance styles performed by local talent & Guests Artists from London, featuring hip-hop, jazz dance etc.  Abbey Theatre, 7.30 pm.  Tickets £10 from www.abbeytheatre.org.uk or 01727 857861

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Saturday 7th June 2014


THE TONY WIGRAM FESTIVAL OF MUSIC, 7.30 pm, St Saviour’s Church, Sandpit Lane – AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND WINE WITH THE PIATTI QUARTET.  Programme includes works by Beethoven, Dvorak and Schumann.  Tickets 07789 008 160 or on the Door.

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Saturday 7th June 2014


LDN WRESTLING TV TAPING at the Alban Arena, 7.30 pm.  See all the big names including British Heavyweight Champion ALAN LEE TRAVIS

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Sunday 8th June 2014


Monthly FARMERS’ MARKET, 9 am – 2 pm, St Peter’s Street.

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Sunday 8th June 2014


FESTIVAL OF GOLF, Verulam Golf Club (Home of The Ryder Cup), daily until Saturday 14th.  Free Golf Lessons, Putting/Chipping Greens, Driving Range, etc. Further information www.vberulamgolf.co.uk or call 01727 861401

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Sunday 8th June 2014


ST ALBANS HALF-MARATHON – details www.stalbanshalfmarathon.co.uk (some local roads may be closed and diversions in operation.  Check local Press for details or call the TIC on 01727 864511).

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Sunday 8th June 2014


Restoration-award winning ST ALBANS SOUTH SIGNAL BOX  - OPEN 2 – 5 pm.  Ridgmont Road (opp. St Albans City station).

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Sunday 8th June 2014


SHAW’S CORNER GARDENS – OPEN as part of the National Open Gardens Charity Scheme, 12 noon – 5.30 pm.  Ayot St Lawrence AL6 9BX. Over 3 acres to explore.  See the revolving garden hut used by G B Shaw During the time he lived at the property until his death in 1950.

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Sunday 8th June 2014


THE BILLY FURY YEARS – tribute act at the Alban Arena.  Halfway to Paradise at 7.30 pm.  01727 844488

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Sunday 8th June 2014


THE TONY WIGRAM FESTIVAL OF MUSIC, 6 pm, St Saviour’s Church, Sandpit Lane – The Tony Wigram Foundation Concert with Guest Soloists and players, featuring works by Vivaldi, Haydn and Tchaikovsky. Tickets 07789 008 160 or on the Door.

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Wednesday 11th June 2014


Lunchtime Music at St Albans Cathedral – with ELLIE LOVEGROVE (Trumpet) accompanied by RICHARD MOORE (Organ – Richard is Organ Scholar at St Paul’s Cathedral_.  12.30 – 1.05 pm.  FREE (retiring collection in aid of St Albans Cathedral Music Funds).

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Wednesday 11th June 2014


Film at the Alban Arena, 1.30/7.30 pm – THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (15)  starring Ralph Fiennes.  Also showing Thursday 12th, 7.30 pm only. 01727 844488

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Wednesday 11th June 2014


TOTS TALES at the Museum of St Albans, Hatfield Road, 11 am – 12 noon & 1.30 – 2.30 pm.  Suitable children aged 2 – 4 years. 

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Wednesday 11th June 2014


Lunchtime Music at St Peter’s Church, 1 pm   ALICIA FIRSOVA (Piano) with DANIEL PALMIZIO (Viola).  FREE (retiring charity collection)

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Thursday 12th June 2014


New Company of Ten Production at the Abbey Theatre (Studio) – Shaw’s play ARMS AND THE MAN, playing 12t-14th and 18th – 21st June, 8 pm.  Sunday Matinee 15th at 2.30 pm.  www.abbeytheatre.org.uk or call  01727 857861.

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Thursday 12th June 2014


THAT’LL BE THE DAY – The Nation’s Favourite Rock ‘n’ Roll Variety Show, Alban Arena, 7.30 pm.    01727 844488

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Friday 13th June 2014


JOHN BRAMWELL, frontman of rock band I AM KLOOT in Concert, Harpenden Public Halls, 7.30 pm.   01582 767525 or book online at www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

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Friday 13th June 2014


X-FACTOR WINNER JOE McELDERRY at the Alban Arena with his “Set Your Soul Alive” Tour.  Details 01727 844488

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Saturday 14th June 2014


ART ON THE COMMON – annual exhibition by local artists and craftsmen, Harpenden Common, today and tomorrow.   www.harpenden.gov.uk

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Saturday 14th June 2014


ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET, Oaklands College Smallford Campus, Hatfield Road, 9 am – 3 pm.

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Saturday 14th June 2014


Family Film at the Alban Arena, 11 am – RIO (U) starring Anne Hathaway. 01727 844488.   www.alban-arena.co.uk

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Saturday 14th June 2014


GROVE HOUSE WORLD RECORD SKY DIVE – in association with SkylineGrove House is arranging the biggest number of tandem jumps taking place in England in 24 hours.  Download an information pack on www.renniegrove.org/skydive or call 01442 820720

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Saturday 14th June 2014


OPEN GARDEN (NGS scheme) –The Lodge, Luton Road, Markyate AL3 8QA.  Informal 3 acre garden with small wooded area and wildflower meadow 11 am – 5 pm and Sunday 15th 11 am – 4.30 pm.  Also OPEN today is 122 Hazelwood  Drive, St Albans AL4 0UZ – an informal town garden. Home-made teas available.

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Saturday 14th June 2014


Legion XIIII on Guard at Verulamium Museum, 2.30 pm.  Living history on Life in the Legions. 

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Saturday 14th June 2014


Guided Walk – “VERULAMIUM IN A NUTSHELL” – meet outside the Verulamium Museum, 2.30 pm.  Walk lasts around one and a half hours. £4/£2 children.  No need to pre-book.

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Saturday 14th June 2014


Hertfordshire Philharmonia FESTIVAL CONCERT, St Saviour’s Church, Sandpit Lane, 7.30 pm.  Works by Rossini, Dvorak and Mahler.  Tickets on the Door.

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Saturday 14th June 2014


THE D-DAY DARLINGS perform “Songs that Won the War”, to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings.  Harpenden Public Halls, 7.30 pm 01582 767525.

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Sunday 15th June 2014


OPEN FOOD GARDEN, 13 Abbey View Road, AL3 4QL (behind Fishpool St) 3 – 5 pm.  Come and see what fruit, vegetables and herbs can be grown in St Albans gardens.  No need to pre-book.  Donations invited.  Other gardens Open throughout the summer.  Details www.transitionstalbans.org

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Sunday 15th June 2014


Guided Walks today – 11 am – “A CITY REVEALED” – general Historical Walk.  Meet outside the Old Town Hall (opp. pillared front)


2.30 pm – “ALL CHANGE AT ST ALBANS” – from Market Town to City A look at Victorian St Albans.  Meet outside St Albans City railway station.


Walks last around one and a half hours.  £4/£2 children.  No need to pre-book.

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Sunday 15th June 2014


Another OPEN GARDEN (NGS scheme) at 3 Highfield Avenue, Harpenden AL5 5UB – Romantic, peaceful north-facing garden including herb patch and festooned arches.  2 – 6 pm.  Home-made teas available.

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Sunday 15th June 2014


FOLK ON THE COMMON, outside the cricket pavilion, Redbourn Common Featuring Isla St.Clair and Berkhamsted Ukulele Random Players (BURP!) And other guest artistes.  2 – 6 pm.  Bring a picnic & chair, or sit on the grass. Bar and facilities at the Cricket Club.  Barbecue available. 

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Sunday 15th June 2014


Legion XIIII on Guard at Verulamium Museum, 2.30 pm.  Living history on Life in the Legions.

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Tuesday 17th June 2014


Film at the Alban Arena CALVARY (15) 7.30 pm 

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Wednesday 18th June 2014


Lunchtime Music at St Peter’s Church, 1 pm.  ARWEN NEWBAND (Violin) With NICHOLAS TURNER (Viola).  FREE (retiring charity collection).

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Wednesday 18th June 2014


Film at the Alban Arena – THE LOVE PUNCH (tbc), 1.30/7.30 pm.

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Wednesday 18th June 2014


Harpenden Film Society presents the Oscar-winning film “12 YEARS A SLAVE” (15) – running time 133 mins.  8 pm (long film, prompt start please!).  Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road.  01582 767525

www.harpendenfilmsociety.co.uk

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Wednesday 18th June 2014


European Arts Company presents THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE – using Original transcripts and Wilde’s own sparkling words.8 pm, The Radlett Centre, Aldenham Road, 8 pm.   01923 859291   www.radlettcentre.co.uk

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Thursday 19th June 2014


OVO Productions present Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST, Maltings Theatre, 19th, 20th, 21st, 25th, 26th and 27th June, 8 pm.  Tickets £10/£7.50 conc. From the Tourist Information Centre.  (There will also be open-air performances of this production at St Paul’s Walden Bury, (birthplace of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother) Thursday-Saturday 24th-26th July at 7.30 pm with a matinee at 3 pm Saturday 26th).

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Thursday 19th June 2014


Film at the Alban Arena – TRANSCENDENCE (12A) starring Johnny Depp 7.30 pm.   01727 844488

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Friday 20th June 2014


JETHRO LIVE 2014 – The Cornish comedy legend in an evening of adult comedy, 7.30 pm, Radlett Centre, Aldenham Road, Radlett.  01923 859291.

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Friday 20th June 2014


THE ENERGY SHOW – “Explosive Family Theatre for Curious Minds” Stand back and cover your ears.  Produced by London Science Museum. Suit Ages 7+.  Alban Arena, Friday 7 pm, Saturday 21st at 2 pm/7 pm and Sunday 22nd at 2 pm.    01727 844488

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Saturday 21st June 2014


Saturday 21st – THE ALBAN PILGRIMAGE – Procession leaves St Peter’s Church at 11 am, followed by a special service in the Cathedral at 12 noon, & Evensong at 6.30 pm.

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Saturday 21st June 2014


FOLK FESTIVAL – Free events throughout the day in Town Hall Old  Court Room and Cells - and The White Swan, Dagnall Street.  Also DAY OF DANCE In the City Centre and FOLK FESTIVAL EVENING CONCERT, Old  Town Hall.  Tickets from the Tourist Information Centre.

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Saturday 21st June 2014


SANDRIDGE 900 MIDSUMMER GALA – Jersey Farm Woodland Park – Live music, Celebration Beacon and firework display.  Gala from 2.30 pm.  Further information www.sandridge900.com.  Booklet on sale (£1) in the TIC giving full details of Sandridge 900 Celebrations

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Saturday 21st June 2014


Guided Walk – 2.30 pm – RAGS AND RICHES – The Changing Fortunes of Fishpool Street.  Meet outside the Verulamium Museum.  Walk lasts around one and a half hours.  £4/£2 children.  No need to pre-book.

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Saturday 21st June 2014


St Albans Chamber Opera present SHAKESPEARE – a TRIBUTE IN WORDS AND MUSIC – songs, arias and readings, a glass of wine and interval dessert. Verulamium Museum, 8 pm.  Tickets £25.  01727 858307.

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Saturday 21st June 2014


ST ALBANS FOLK FESTIVAL – FOLK DAY at the Old Town Hall, 10 am - 6 pm  Showcases in the Old Court Room, Singarounds in the Cells, Workshop in the Assembly Room. 

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Saturday 21st June 2014


FOLK FESTIVAL DAY OF DANCE outside the Alban Arena/Café Nes, 10.15 am – 11 am.  Also dancing in Christopher Place, by the Clock Tower and by the Abbey West Door. 

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Saturday 21st June 2014


FOLK FESTIVAL CONCERT, Old Town Hall, 7.30 pm, with Jim Moray Haddo, Emma Scarr, and New Roots finalists Speldosa.   


www.stalbansfolkfestival.co.uk

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Saturday 21st June 2014


ANTIQUES & FLEA MARKETS, Oaklands College Smallford Campus, Hatfield Road, 9 am – 3 pm.

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Saturday 21st June 2014


Carillon Chamber Choir present SHAKESPEARE AND THE SEA, St Peter’s Church, 7.30 pm.  Music and readings with a nautical theme.  Tickets on the door.


SOUNDS OF THE 50s AND 60s – Musical Spectacular featuring JUKEBOX & BOBBYSOX.  7.30 pm, Radlett Centre, Aldenham Road.  01923 859291

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Sunday 22nd June 2014


ALBAN STREET FESTIVAL, St Peter’s Street.  Street entertainment, music, Arts and Crafts, face painting, balloon modelling, Street Theatre, food etc.  Bring a picnic, sample some of the artisan street food on offer, or eat at one of the many restaurants in Town.  Full details www.enjoystalbans.com

(St Peter’s Street will be closed to traffic today).

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Sunday 22nd June 2014


Restoration-award winning ST ALBANS SOUTH SIGNAL BOX  - OPEN 2 – 5 pm.  Ridgmont Road (opp. St Albans City station).

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Sunday 22nd June 2014


Guided Walks today – 11 am - “EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY” - discover some of the many inns and hostelries in the City Centre. 


2.30 pm - “THERE’S MORE TO THE TUDORS THAN HENRY VIII”  The Walk brings Tudor St Albans and its people into vivid focus.


Walks last around one and a half hours.  £4/£2 children.  No need to pre-book.

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Tuesday 24th June 2014


SCOOBY-DOO – The Mystery of the Pyramid – entertainment for children At the Alban Arena, 6.30 pm Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday.  01727 844488

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Wednesday 25th June 2014


Lunchtime Music at St Peter’s Church, 1 pm.   KATHERINE BOYCE (Soprano) with NICHOLAS KING (Piano). FREE (retiring charity collection).

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Thursday 26th June 2014


Outdoor Theatre at Shaw’s Corner, Ayot St Lawrence – G B Shaw’s 1893 play THE PHILANDERER.  Gates 6.30 pm.  Tickets £23.50 from 0844 248 1895

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Friday 27th June 2014


THE PEATBOG FAERIES – Celtic Dance Music from the Isle of Skye – Bringing traditional Scottish music into the 21st Century.  Alban Arena, 8 pm

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Saturday 28th June 2014


FARMERS’ MARKET, Oaklands College Smallford Campus, Hatfield Road 9 am – 3 pm.

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Saturday 28th June 2014


Fleetville Diaries Event – Guided Walk “BAKER’S DOZEN”.  Meet 2 pm Hatfield Road Cemetery.  Walk lasts around an hour and a half.  To book a place call Liz Bloom on 07507 684531.

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Saturday 28th June 2014


Guided Walk – 2.30 pm – “STREET WAR MEMORIALS” Meet outside The Old Town Hall (pillared front entrance).  £4/£2 children.

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Saturday 28th June 2014


CALL ME MERMAN – Tribute to the late great Ethel Merman with West End star Rosemary Ashe, featuring excerpts from many legendary stage Musicals.  2.30 pm, Radlett Centre, Aldenham Road.   01923 859291.

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Saturday 28th June 2014


D-DAY 70TH  ANNIVERSARY concert, Alban Arena, 7.30 pm.  Christian Choir Adoramus, with St Columba’s College Prep. School Choir, in association with The Royal British Legion present an inspiring concert to commemorate the D-Day Landings.    01727 844488

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Sunday 29th June 2014


St Stephens Avenue AL3 4AD two OPEN GARDENS (nos. 20 and 30) as part of the NGS Scheme, 2 – 6 pm.   Teas available at no. 20.   Also OPEN today is Mackerye End House, Harpenden, 2 – 5 pm.15 acres of formal gardens inc. Victorian walled garden and box maze.

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Sunday 29th June 2014


Guided Walks today – 11 am – “ARISTOCRATS, PAUPERS AND PHILANTHROPISTS”  Walk based in the St Peter’s area of the City.


2.30 pm – “A CITY REVEALED” – general Historical Walk. 


Meet outside the Old Town Hall (opp. pillared front) 11 am.  Walks last around one and a half hours.  £4/£2 children.  No need to pre-book.

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Sunday 29th June 2014


STORY TIME FOR THE UNDER 7s, Museum of St Albans, Hatfield Road In association with St Albans Childrens Book Group.  “The Man from the Land of Fandango” and other Margaret Mahy stories.

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Monday 30th June 2014


New production at the Alban Arena –FAME – THE MUSICAL nightly until Saturday 5th July with matinees on Wednesday 2nd (1.30 pm) and Saturday 5th (2.30 pm).  01727 844488   www.alban-arena.co.uk

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Every Saturday

Ryder Dance Academy - Saturday classes

Event Times: Various

Address: Samuel Ryder Academy, Drakes Drive, St. Albans AL1 5AR

Telephone: 07590 963820

Email: RDA@samuelryderacademy.co.uk

9:30 - 10:00: First Steps: Parent and Tot (1-2 years)

10:05 - 10:35: Pre Ballet (2-3 years)

10: 40 -11:10: Mini Movers (3-5 years)

11:15 - 12:00: Junior Ballet 1 (6-8 years)

12:00 - 12:45: Junior Movers (6-9 years)

12:45 - 1:45: Junior Ballet 2 (9-13 years)

First Steps:

This class helps to develop coordination, motor and social skills at a very young age through games with parents and their tots. This is a great introduction to dance, while giving your child an advantage in their development!

Mini Movers:

Touching on ballet, jazz, and modern; this class explores a range of dance styles to allow your child to develop a love for dance and a broad base of skills.

For more information please contact Cristina Paige:

E: RDA@samuelryderacademy.co.uk

T: 07590 963820

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Last Tuesday of every month

Reminiscence at the Museum of St Albans

Event Times: 2pm-3pm

Address: Museum of St Albans, Hatfield Road, AL1 3RR

Telephone: 01727 819340

Website: stalbansmuseums.org.uk/What-s-on/Reminiscence

Email: catherine.newley@stalbans.gov.uk

Take some time out to come along to the museum's fun and nostalgic reminiscence sessions. We meet once a month for a friendly chat about the past over a cup of tea. Each month there's a different theme, with objects from the museum's collections. The sessions are free and open to anyone of any age.

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2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the Month

St Albans Circle

Website: www.stalbanscircle.org.uk

Email: enquiries@stalbanscircle.org.uk

Events: www.stalbanscircle.org.uk/events

Want to meet new people and do new things?  Want to get more involved in your local community? 
St Albans based social group for women aged 18 – 45 years old.  For more information and to find out what we do please visit our website.

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2nd Thursday of the month

St Albans Gay Parents Group

Event Times: 3-6pm  Address: Alban Way Children's Centre @ Marshalswick, Sherwood Avenue, St Albans, AL4 9RW

Telephone: 01727 260041

Website: www.hertschildrenscentres.org.uk/albanway

Email: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stalbansgayparents/ 

We’re a friendly group open to lesbian, gay, bisexual  trans parents (and parents-to-be) and children.  Cost for refreshments is 50p per family and it is drop in.   

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Throughout the year

St Albans Tour Guides

Website: www.stalbanstourguides.co.uk

Click here to see full Walks calendar for 2011

Join our fully trained guides and explore the fascinating history on one of our  many walking
tours. Discover  the most picturesque and interesting areas of  the city, such as the medieval
Clock Tower built between 1403 and 1412 surviving over 600 years of use. Take an amble through the ancient marketplace where people have been walking for hundreds of years. 

Take the route to the Abbey that Kings and Queens have trod in times gone by. This magnificent building, containing the shrine of St Alban, the first British Christian martyr, stands proudly dominating the city’s skyline. Explore one of the finest  examples  of a Roman theatre in Britain.
All this and much more can be seen on the guided walking tours. 

The calendar lists all the walks and topics for the year and an outline of each walk can be found
on the following page.

The City of St Albans Tour Guides was founded in 1964. A training programme is undertaken
by guides covering both historical knowledge and practical guiding techniques. Meet the guide
at the Tourist Information Centre in St Albans.

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Garden of the Rose

Website: www.rnrs.org

Founded in 1876, the Royal National Rose Society is a leading gardening charity (Registered Charity No. 1035848) dedicated to encouraging, improving and extending the science, art and practice of the cultivation and conservation of roses.

The Society still adheres to these principles and promotes growing roses, provides information
and helps rose growers and enthusiasts across the world.

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Old Gorhambury House

The remains of a once immense mansion built in 1563-8 by Sir Nicholas Bacon, Queen
Elizabeth's Lord Keeper, and twice visited by the Queen. Its extravagantly showy two-storey
porch survives, with parts of the hall, chapel and clock-tower.

www.english-heritage.org.uk

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St Albans South Signal Box Open Days

Address: Next to Platform 4, St Albans City Station, Ridgmont Road, St Albans AL1 3AJ

Telephone: 01727 836131

Price: Free

Open days are on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. We will be giving signalling demonstrations where you can change the signals, ring box bells and ‘send a train to Napsbury’ The downstairs museum has a fascinating variety of old signalling equipment and artefacts on display, with tea & coffee - or you can stroll around the garden.

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Watercress Wildlife Association

Address: Riverside Road, St Albans

Telephone: 01442 228385

Time: 2pm - 5pm

Price: Free

Wesbite: www.watercress-net.org.uk

WWA is a small wildlife conservation area (4acres) created and maintained by a local committee,
aided by other interested people. It was granted Local Nature Reserve Status in 2003. Site access
is adjacent to 236 Riverside Road, St Albans. Working parties meet at 11.00am, on the last Sunday
of every month, but the site is open to visitors at all times (sorry, no dogs or cycles allowed).

It is of interest to all ages and there is a bird hide on the site.

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Redbournbury Watermill

Address: Redbournbury Lane, Redbourn Road, St Albans. AL3 6RS

Opening hours: Every Sunday afternoon throughout the year from 1430–1700hrs

(Winter 1430–1630hrs)

Bakery open Friday and Saturday mornings. Other special open days (contact for details)

Tel: 01582 792874

E.mail: redbrymill@aol.com

Web: www.redbournmill.co.uk

Redbournbury Mill is a fully restored 18th century working watermill on the River Ver just north of
St Albans. The mill produces and sells stoneground organic flour. The recently opened bakery produces a variety of bread from the mill’s organic flours. The river and surrounding countryside are a haven for wildlife and the mill is an ideal stop for walkers and cyclists. Attractions include milling demonstrations, an Oil Engine and other exhibits. Open for private groups and tours by arrangement (contact for details)

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Beginners photography courses

Event Times: weekends

Address: Museum of St Albans, Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3 RR

Telephone: 01727 220021

Website: http://www.unshaken-photography.co.uk/about/stalbans-photography-training-courses-2/

Email: nick@unshaken.co.uk

Unshaken Photography run digital photography courses for beginners and those looking to become professionals from St Albans museum.  Our courses which are run regularly are the perfect introduction to digital photography whether you are a complete beginner or simply looking to improve your photography.

Our courses are run with small class sizes and will help you move your photography forward. 

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Name: St Albans Cathedral - Special offer to loyalty card holders

Address: Sumpter Yard, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 1BY

Telephone: 01727 860780

Website: www.stalbanscathedral.org

Email: mail@stalbanscathedral.org

Map: View here

Download a loyalty card: Click here


The Cathedral stands over the place where Alban, Britain's first martyr, was buried, and is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in the country.

It is a building of contrasting architectural styles from the Saxon period through to the great Victorian restoration and a 20th century Chapter house.

At the heart of the building is the candlelit shrine of Saint Alban, a Roman Citizen who was put to death because of his faith in Christ.  You can also see stunning and unique wall paintings, a very rare 15th century watching loft and walk the length of England's longest nave.

There are daily FREE guided tours, a book shop, gift shop and the Cafe at the Abbey.  For younger visitors there are Children's Explorer Bags and regular family trails - see www.stalbanscathedral.org or visit the Information Desk for more information.

ADMISSION IS FREE

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St Albans Jewellery School - Traditional & Contemporary jewellery making techniques.

Address: Hopton & Furlong Studio The Old Dairy, Beaumont Hall Farm, St Albans. Hertfordshire. AL3 6RN

Telephone: 01582 799040

Website: www.hoptonandfurlong.com

Email: info@hoptonandfurlong.com

Create something unique & beautiful by trying your hand at jewellery making....

The jewellery school welcomes students od all levels. Those that are new to jewellery making and more experienced students are encouraged to develop their own design and making skills through a number of challenging projects.

Why not try a Sunday class or sign up for a course? Once you have started designing and making your own jewellery who knows where it will lead?!

Our classes have a maximum of seven students per class to maintain an optimum student to tutor ratio.

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Every 4th Monday in the Month

Event Name: CommonSENse

Event Times: 7.45pm

Address: The Salvation Army, Leyton Green, Harpenden, AL5 2TG

Telephone: 01582 469399

Email: officers@harpendensa.co.uk

Are you a parent who has just found out that your child has special needs or perhaps you have known for some time and are really struggling, then CommonSENse is for you. We are a group of parents who have special needs children. We have been through what you are going through and we want to offer as much support, help and advice as we can. There is no cost and you can just turn up. Even if it is just a shoulder to cry on, we will be there for you.

If you would like to add an event for free, please fill out the form: