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
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.
We’ll Meet Again: The Life and Music of Dame Vera Lynn
Thurs 17 May 2018, 1pm
A Lunchtime Talk with Tricia Thompson
Born on 20 March 1917 Vera Lynn began her performing career at the age of 7.
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.
The fuchsia society has a talk on Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy given by Steve Dimmer. This should be an enjoyable, jolly evening. We are now sorry to inform you that this talk has had to be CANCELLED due to Steve Dimmer’s hospital appointment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Join us for a walk through time around the parkland of the Shuttleworth Estate. Learn about its historical features and uses as well as its modern day management and preservation.
Please note, this is a two hour walk for competent walkers.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Come to the Stapleford Flower Festival on the spring bank holiday Sunday 6th and 7th May from 12.00 noon until 4.30 p.m! This year we are celebrating as our flower festival has been running for 50 years!
ST MARYS CHURCH, CHURCH LANE, STAPLEFORD, NR HERTFORD HERTS
Three renowned global adventurers will be coming to Welwyn Garden City to share their stories of extraordinary exploration on Tuesday 1st May.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to row across the Atlantic? Do you want to hear from a seasoned mountaineer and extreme triathlete?
Made in Dagenham is a modern musical show depicting the events that happened at Ford motor company in later 1960 that started the movement towards equal pay for women. This is a very fun show, comic in places and deadly serious in others. It’s a show that will leave you with great sense of well being.
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"
Made in Dagenham - the true story that earned women equal pay is being performed by the Welwyn Thalians at the Campus West (Hawthorne Theatre) in Welwyn Garden City from Wednesday 9th May to Saturday 12th May.
Campus West (Hawthorne Theatre) Welwyn Garden City
Our 5th Music Medley fundraising concert brings a mix of music and dance with something for everyone:
St George’s School Jazz Band
Harpenden Musical Theatre Company perform Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo
Abafando - classical music with a twist
Elizabeth Bottone and David Crew - a musical
The 2018 Lemsford Fete will be held at St John’s School and Church on Monday 7th May. As is traditional, this splendid event will provide a true English country fete experience with maypole dancing, coconut shy, tea-cup ride, live music and a Pimms and Hertfordshire Real Ale tent.
St. Johns C of E Primary School, Lemsford Village, Lemsford, Welwyn Garden City
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 ...
"This act is fun from start to finish!" The Stage
The Bootleg Bee Gees celebrate the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever with a show featuring all the seventies disco classics, along with other famous Bee Gees hits from the sixties, like "Massachusetts" and "Words", plus eighties favourites made famous by...
Before we know it Spring will be upon us, and by popular demand, so will this festival......
Showcasing the quality of live music in the UK; with The Pretty Things headlining and five other very different, but striking bands, this will undoubtedly be another a great festival and an occasion not to miss!
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
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
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.
Fabulous fair nestled in the picturesque South Cambridgeshire village a short drive from Duxford and Saffron Walden with easy access to the M11. Over 20 stalls packed full of antiques, collectables and vintage items, we aim to have something for everyone.
Great Chishill Village Hall, Hall Lane, Great Chishill, Cambridgeshire.