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More details - Family Arts Studio - Model Village
Local artist leads a hands-on craft activity inspired by the artworks on display in the Broadway Gallery. This month’s fun theme is Model Village! Family Arts Studio is a free drop-in activity from 10am-1pm on the second Sunday of each month.
Broadway Studio & Gallery 2 The Arcade Letchworth Garden City
Sun 13 May

More details - Shakespeare Brought To Life with James Mayhew and Realm of Music
Be transported back to the sights and sounds of Shakespeare’s world through an enchanting afternoon of art and music.
Broadway Cinema & Theatre Eastcheap Letchworth Garden City
Sun 20 May

More details - May Market
A warm welcome awaits everyone at our ’first Saturday in the month’ event. Popular stalls selling homemade cakes and marmalade, bric-a-brac, toys and books, and cards. Also clothes and shoes for adults and children. There will also be a childrens’ activity table, and tasty refreshments.
Letchworth Free Church Hall, bottom of Leys Avenue, on Norton Way South, Letchworth.
Sat 5 May

More details - 'Open Door' Coffee Morning
Open Door is our coffee morning held on the second Thursday in every month, in Letchworth Free Church. All refreshments are FREE, and you will find a very warm welcome and friendly conversation. There will be a childrens activity table to occupy the little ones.
Letchworth Free Church, at bottom of Leys Avenue, Letchworth Garden CIty
Thu 10 May

More details - Grand Opening Of Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel Letchworth
PLEASE BE OUR GUESTS AT THE GRAND OPENING OF LONGCROFT LUXURY CAT HOTEL LETCHWORTH! Join Vicky and The Longcroft Team for Prosecco, cupcakes and a tour of the new luxury cat hotel on Sunday 29th April from 2-4pm.
13 Field Lane, Letchworth
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Lunchtime talks with Tricia Thompson
We’ll Meet Again: The Life and Music of Dame Vera Lynn Thurs 17 May 2018, 1pm A Lunchtime Talk with Tricia Thompson Tickets £15 Born on 20 March 1917 Vera Lynn began her performing career at the age of 7.
Benslow Music Trust Benslow Lane
Thu 17 May

More details - Bingham String Quartet concert
Programme includes:- Wolf: Italian Serenade Respighi: String Quartet “Dorico" Bartók: String Quartet No 1 in A minor Admission price includes programme Free parking on site Licensed bar
Benslow Music Trust Ibberson Way
Fri 18 May

More details - Massive Second-hand Book Sale for Charity
RSPCA Hertfordshire East Branch are holding another of its popular second-hand book events at its charity shop in Hitchin. Thousands of quality books will be on offer representing all genres, fiction, non-fiction and lots of children’ s to suit all ages. We will also have plenty of DVDs and CDs.
19 Churchyard, Hitchin
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Baldock Horticultural Society
Anne Swithinbank, well known gardener and broadcaster, is speaking on “My Devon Garden” at The Knights Templar School.
The Knights Templar School, Baldock
Wed 16 May

More details - Ashwell at Home 2018
Ashwell at Home offers entertainment for all the family with open gardens, free children’s workshops, live music and a wide range of street and indoor entertainment, cow milking, music, walks and talks, funfair, lunches and teas and much, much more.
Ashwell, Herts
Sun 13 May

More details - Plant Sale, Hardy Plant Society
As part of the Stratton School Farm Open Day, there will be a large plant stall run by the HPS. The plants are grown by our members and include many unusual or hard-to-obtain varieties, Shrubs, perennial plants, herbs and grasses will all be on sale at bargain prices.
Stratton Upper School, Biggleswade
Sun 13 May

More details - Mad Hatters Tea Party
Watch Morris and Maypole dancing displays at our Mad Hatter’s Tea Party event, with opportunities to join in during timed afternoon sessions. Enjoy crafts, storytelling and, new for 2018, a magic show!
The Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Bedfordshire
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Pembroke Farm - Open Garden for NGS
A country house garden with a wildlife walk and formal surprises. You are invited to meander through changing spaces creating a palimpsest of nature and structure.
Pembroke Farm, Baldock
Sun 29 Apr

More details - The Swiss Garden - Open Garden for NGS
This enchanting garden was created in the ’Swiss Picturesque’ style for the 3rd Lord Ongley in the early C19 and reopened in July 2014 after a major HLF-funded restoration. Serpentine paths lead to cleverly contrived vistas, many of which focus on the thatched Swiss Cottage.
The Swiss Garden, Biggleswade
Sun 20 May

More details - Season Premiere and RAF Centenary
Shuttleworth’s Season Premiere this year is proud to be part of the RAF 100 celebrations marking the Centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) throughout 2018.
Shuttleworth
Sun 6 May

More details - May Evening Airshow
The first of the 2018 Shuttleworth classic flying evenings! This evening airshow will have a relaxed atmosphere and the chance to see the Edwardian aircraft if the weather is calm and favourable enough for these incredible aircraft to take to the skies.
The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade
Sat 19 May

More details - NGS Open Day
Since its foundation, the National Gardens Scheme has donated £50 million to charities across the UK. Around 3,700 gardens open each year for the National Garden Scheme. The Swiss Garden is pleased to support this worthwhile cause, and donates a proportion of its NGS open day’s admission fees to the charity.
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth
Sun 20 May

More details - Sunday Afternoon Cafe & Tower Tours
On the last Sunday of every month, and special occasions such as Valentine’s or Father’s Day, we open our Nest as a Cafe and serve hot & cold drinks as well as delicious homemade cakes. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate & Soft Drinks are all available and our cakes change weekly.
Clophill Eco Lodges, Old Church Path, Clophill
Sun 29 Apr

More details - A Traditional Village Fete at Clophill MK45 4BE
On Saturday 12th May 2018, St Mary’s Church Clophill is once again holding a traditional Fete in the Church Grounds. Lots of stalls, exhibitions, music and many sideshows for the children to enjoy with refreshments served (lunches, tea and coffee) and a barbeque.
St Mary’s Church grounds, High Street, Clophill
Sat 12 May

More details - Charity Concert - Buccinate Brass and "Let's Sing"
A charity concert in aid of Dr Ruth Hulser and the Familia Moja Project in Tanzania, featuring the Buccinate Brass Ensemble and guests "Let’s Sing" from the Stevenage Music Centre.
Bunyan Baptist Church Basils Road, Stevenage
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Birds for Beginners
Want to know your chiffchaff from your chaffinch? Join our popular walk to discover how to identify the birds that you see on your walks and in your gardens, and how to get the best out of your optics.
The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy
Sat 28 Apr

More details - National Dawn Chorus Day
Hear the sounds of spring at The Lodge On this early morning walk we will listen and enjoy the chorus of birds as they welcome the start of a new day, and we’ll experience the magic of an English woodland as it comes alive with the sound of birdsong.
The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy
Sun 6 May

More details - Three Billy Goats Gruff and other Furry Tails
Performed by Theatre of Widdershins. Suitable for ages 4 upwards- and for all the family! Booking in advance essential, tickets limited. Tickets from Eventbrite; rspb3billygoats.eventbrite.co.uk Amazing puppets, singing and storytelling by Theatre of Widdershins.
The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy
Sat 12 May

More details - Barn Dance
The Friends of Nobel School are holding a Barn Dance on Saturday 19th May to raise funds for the school. The evening will include a band and professional caller, licensed bar and fish and chip supper. Vegetarian options are available and there will also be a raffle on the evening. Adults only.
The Nobel School, Mobbsbury Way, Stevenage
Sat 19 May

More details - The Old Rectory, Wrestlingworth - Open Garden for NGS
4 acre garden full of colour and interest. The owner has a free style of gardening sensitive to wildlife. Beds overflowing with tulips, alliums, bearded iris, peonies, poppies, geraniums and much more. Beautiful mature trees and many more planted in the last 30 years. Incl a large selection of betulas.
The Old Rectory, Wrestlingworth, Sandy
Mon 7 May, Sun 27 May

More details - Open Afternoon
Aly would love you to join her for afternoon tea and a tour of Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel Luton in aid of Cats Protection. DROP IN FOR AFTERNOON TEA, TOUR OUR HOTEL & ENTER OUR RAFFLE TO BE IN WITH A CHANCE TO WIN A LUXURY STAY FOR YOUR CAT.
12 Corncrake Close, Luton
Sat 12 May

More details - St Paul's Walden Bury - Open Garden for NGS
Spectacular formal woodland garden, Grade 1 listed, laid out 1720. Long rides lined with clipped beech hedges lead to temples, statues, lake and a terraced theatre. Seasonal displays of snowdrops, daffodils, cowslips, irises, magnolias, rhododendrons, lilies. Wild flowers are encouraged.
St Paul’s Walden Bury, Hitchin
Sun 13 May, Sun 10 Jun

More details - Ampthill Antique and Vintage Fair
Ampthill Antique and Vintage Fair is held on the last Sunday of each month (except August and November). There is ample off road parking. 32 stalls selling china, books, furniture, coins, cigarette cards, silver, model trains, vintage clothing, dress jewellery, gold etc. Refreshments by "Crumbs"
Parkside Hall, Woburn Street, Ampthill, Beds
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Pawsome Afternoon Tea
Our Paw-some Afternoon Tea is a great excuse to get together with your friends, family, colleagues and school mates, to indulge in some tasty treats all to raise money for the thousands of unwanted cats and kittens ...
Lakeview Village Hall, Wixams
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Spring into Summer with a joint concert by Caritas Harmony and Imerys Singers
Spring into Summer with an evening of wonderful songs and music. Highly acclaimed Ladies choir Caritas Harmony is delighted to welcome Imerys Singers from Cornwall for a joint concert. Come along and enjoy an evening with something for everyone.
St Augustine’s Church, Icknield Way/Catsbrook Road, Luton
Sat 19 May

More details - Open Afternoon with a Guided Riverside Walk
The buildings, remains of a Tudor manorial complex built by John Gostwick, who served under Cardinal Wolsey and King Henry VIII, will be open to view. At 2pm there will be a guided riverside walk from the venue around part of Bedford River Valley Park, in the ownership of the Forest of Marston Vale Trust.
National Trust Tudor Dovecote & Stables, Church End, Willington, near Bedford
Sun 29 Apr

More details - A May Day Concert with The Opus 17 Swing Band and Kimberley Devonshire
The Opus 17 Swing Band with resident vocalist, Kimberley Devonshire, invite you to a free lunch time concert on May Day, Monday 7th May at 2.15pm Visiting The Royston May Fayre, why not check us out? Relax with a drink and listen to the eclectic mix of music on offer at this event.
The Old Bull Hotel, High Street, Royston, Herts.
Mon 7 May

Kimpton Art Show More details - Kimpton Art Show
As part of Kimpton May Festival Bank Holiday Weekend Discover affordable and original paintings, ceramics, glass and other media - celebrating the work of established and emerging talent from around Hertfordshire and beyond.
St Peter & St Paul, Church Lane, Kimpton.
Fri 4 May to Mon 7 May
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More details - Jazz Jam Luton
Focus on Jazz Jam Sunday 6th May 2018! Our monthly Jazz Jam is getting busier and buzzier by the month so come join us! Jam with our wonderful House Band or relax over a bevvy or 3 and enjoy an afternoon of great music with a bunch of lovely people. All Musicians, Singers and Music Lovers welcome!
The Bear Club, Mill Yard, 24a Guildford Street, Luton
Sun 6 May

More details - What The Floyd- The Music of Pink Floyd
Combining superb musicianship, the latest technology and a blazing light show, What the Floyd recreate the sounds of the legendary Pink Floyd. The band prides itself on meticulous attention to sonic detail and breathtaking, energetic performances. See more info at whatthefloyd.com
Luton Library Theatre, St George’s Square, Luton
Fri 4 May

More details - Yarnies
A social group for anyone who likes to knit, crochet or stitch. We meet at the Balcony Bar, Venue 360, Gypsy Lane, Luton, LU1 3JH. www.venue360.co.uk. There is plenty of free parking and Luton Parkway station is 5 mins walk away. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm.
We meet at the Balcony Bar, Venue 360, Gypsy Lane, Luton, . www.venue360.co.uk.
Wed 9 May

More details - Tempsford Museum and Archive
This month’s exhibition will be "R.A.F Tempsford" an exhibition of photographs of the former RAF site at Tempsford and what went on there throughout WW2, with many photographs and items of ephemera on display. Many permanent displays associated with Tempsford Village will also be on display.
Stuart Memorial Hall, Church Street, Tempsford
Sun 6 May

More details - Clairvoyant Evening
Come and join us for an evening with Phillip Kinsella. Phillip has appeared on TV and Radio. He has published books and has featured regularly in the newspaper.
The Beds and Northants MS Therapy Centre
Wed 23 May

More details - The Manor House, Ayot St Lawrence - Open Garden for NGS
A 6-acre garden set in mature landscape around Elizabethan Manor House (not open). 1-acre walled garden incl glasshouses, fruit and vegetables, double herbaceous borders, rose and herb beds. Herbaceous perennial island beds, topiary specimens. Parterre and temple pond garden surround the house.
The Manor House, Ayot St Lawrence, Welwyn
Sun 20 May

More details - Try sailing in May with RYA Push the Boat Out
Are you looking for a new way to get outdoors and active or find something you can enjoy together with the family? If the answer is yes, Stewartby Water Sports Club in is inviting you and your family to come and try sailing for free on 12th May.
Stewartby Water Sports Club, Green Lane, Stewartby
Sat 12 May

More details - Antiques and Collectors Fair- Dunstable leisure centre
Looking for something to do Bank Holiday Monday? Dunstable Rotary Club are holding their Charity Fundraising ’Antiques and collectors Fair, at the Houghton Regis Leisure Centre. Lots of stalls to come and browse and maybe pick up a bargain. Many genres covered by a wide range of stall holders.
Houghton Regis leisure centre, Parkside drive, Houghton Regis
Mon 7 May

More details - That 80s Rock Show
’That 80s Rock Show’ is a theatre show, performed by a 100% live 6 piece band playing all the biggest anthems and power ballads from the 1980s. Relive the decade that taste forgot with this high energy, fun, tongue in cheek family friendly show.
Bedford Corn Exchange 13 St Paul’s Square
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Bedford: Passion & Poetry
Christoph Altstaedt conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in a programme featuring Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, arias and excerpts from Massenet’s Cendrillon and Verdi’s La traviata, As well as Liszt’s Les Préludes.
Bedford Corn Exchange 13 St Paul’s Square
Wed 9 May

More details - The Amazing Bubble Man
Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out there for the last ten years.
The Quarry Theatre 26 St Peter’s Street Bedford
Thu 24 May

More details - Beginners Birdsong
Wildlife Trust BCN South Beds local group walk. Join us for an early morning spring walk on Blows Downs nature reserve with CBC Senior Countryside Officer Steve Halton. The focus of this walk will be to learn the art of identifying birds by their calls and song.
Blows Downs Reserve, Skimpot Roundabout entrance
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Pamper Evening
TREAT YOURSELF Enjoy a glass of Prosecco on arrival and treat yourself to an evening of pampering and relaxation. With stalls offering a variety of treatments from massages, to manicures; tarot readings to eyebrow threading.
Forest Centre
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More details - Ed Sheeran Tribute
Dan East is the closest thing you’re going to get to Ed Sheeran himself - from the loop pedals, to the perfect vocals, Dan will knock your socks off (at a fraction of the price of seeing the real Ed Sheeran!) Doors 7pm Show start 8pm approx (with a 30 minute interval) Food served from 7pm - 8pm
Forest Centre
Fri 4 May

More details - Dawn Chorus Bird Walk
We’ll be looking and listening out for black caps, nightingales, song thrushes, terns, warblers and (hopefully) turtle doves on this guided walk around the Millennium Country Park. Afterwards, we’ll stop in the Lakeside Cafe for a cooked breakfast, included in the price.
Forest Centre, Station Road, Marston Moretaine
Sat 5 May

More details - Sunday Stroll
A guided walk led by our Volunteers around the Millennium Country Park. We’ll be using surfaced paths so the walk is suitable for buggies and wheelchairs but make sure you dress appropriately for the weather and wear sensible footwear, just in case!
Forest Centre, Station Road, Marston Moretaine
Sun 6 May

More details - Dawn Chorus Bird Walk for Late Risers
A slightly later alternative to our Dawn Chorus Walk. We’ll be looking and listening out for black caps, nightingales, song thrushes, terns, warblers and (hopefully) turtle doves on this guided walk around the Millennium Country Park.
Forest Centre, Station Road, Marston Moretaine
Sat 12 May