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More details - Adventure Travel Tales
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?
Oaklands College, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City
Tue 1 May

More details - Made in Dagenham - The musical
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.
Hawthorne Theatre, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City.
Wed 9 May to Sat 12 May

More details - Made in Dagenham- The Musical
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
Wed 9 May to Sat 12 May

More details - Singers at the Barn
‘Songs for a Royal Wedding’ Come along to ’Singers at the Barn’ on Sunday 6th May to join in the celebrations for the forthcoming Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Barn Theatre Club Room, Handside Lane, Welwyn Garden City
Sun 6 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 - Lemsford Fete
Our traditional village fete truly has something for everyone. From Maypole & country dancing, choirs, a huge variety of live music: classical, pop and folk.
St John’s C of E Primary School & St John’s Church, Lemsford, Welwyn Garden City
Mon 7 May

More details - Lemsford Village Fete
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
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 - Art exhibition by the Herts Artists' Network
As part of Earth Day 2018 this exhibition tackles the theme of ’Ending Plastic Pollution’. Aiming to raise awareness and celebrate our natural environment through art.
Mill Green Mill & Museum
Today, Tue 24 Apr to Thu 26 Apr, Sun 29 Apr, Tue 1 May to Thu 3 May, Sun 6 May, Tue 8 May to Thu 10 May, Sun 13 May, Tue 15 May to Thu 17 May, Sun 20 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 - Amwell Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
Informal garden of approx 2½ acres around C17 cottage. Large orchard of mature apples, plums and pear laid out with paths. Extensive lawns with borders, framed by tall yew hedges and old brick walls.
Amwell Cottage, Wheathampstead
Today

More details - Stapleford Flower Festival
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
Sun 6 May and Mon 7 May

More details - Double Bill: The Suit and A Dream within a Midsummer Night’s Dream
Audiences can’t resist the ‘joyously unpredictable’ (Guardian) programmes danced by Ballet Black. Led by Artistic Director Cassa Pancho, this company celebrates dancers of black and Asian descent, showcasing technique, precision and grace in specially commissioned pieces.
Weston Auditorium, Hatfield
Thu 26 Apr

More details - dHPO - English Seascapes
The sea has long been a rich inspiration for composers living in the British Isles. The de Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra present an evening of works inspired by our coastal waters during the last century.
Weston Auditorium, Hatfield
Sun 13 May

More details - Sarah and Duck
Join Sarah and Duck and a host of your favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo & John and Umbrella, as they plan a birthday party for Scarf Lady in their garden.
Weston Auditorium, Hatfield
Sat 19 May

More details - Guesthouse
A grandmother, mother and a daughter have to set aside differences as they decide the fate of their family-run Guesthouse. Battling family demons and the crashing waves of a troubled past, tensions are high in Clacton-on-Sea.
Roe Hill Hall Community Centre Briars Ln, Hatfield
Tue 8 May

More details - Oliver Dawsons Saxon + TBC
Oliver Dawsons Saxon + TBC: Tickets avaiable.
The Rock Den, Hatfield
Sat 19 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 - Beyond the Battlefields
A comprehensive exhibition of photographs never before seen in the UK, providing a window into life on the homefront and showing Germans struggling with the everyday privations of war.
Art and Design Gallery, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
Today to Sat 5 May

More details - Mapdance Spring Tour
‘…leaping and turning in zesty spurts with an insouciance that leaves nothing to chance’ Donald Hutera Mapdance, University of Chichester’s MA touring company performs diverse repertoire by renowned and upcoming contemporary choreographers.
The Sandpit Theatre, The Ridgeway, St Albans
Wed 9 May

More details - Victoria & Abdul (12) Screening
As part of our new ’Sandpit Curated’ film programme, we are pleased to present an afternoon screening of the fabulous period drama ’Victoria & Adbul’. Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee.
The Sandpit Theatre, The Ridgeway, St Albans
Sun 13 May

More details - Hertford Arts Festival
The annual Hertford Arts Festival will run from 6th April – Sunday 6th May to showcase and promote the local arts. This event will coinside with the Hertford Arts Society Exhibition, Hertford Theatre week, and Courtyard Arts Society Exhibition.
Hertford
Today to Sun 6 May

More details - Hertford Art Trail
Visit 25 pop-up art exhibition venues around Hertford. Artwork ranges from sculptures to textile, oil to watercolour. Trail maps available at the Town & Tourist Information Centre and most art is available for purchase.
Hertford
Today to Sun 6 May

More details - Hertford Castle Craft Market
To mark the end of the Hertford Arts Festival, Hertford Castle will open its doors to the public for the first time this year. Visitors are welcome to explore the Castle Gatehouse and grounds free of charge.
Hertford Castle
Sun 6 May

Fame More details - Fame
Fame is ‘gonna live forever’! Following the lives of a diverse group of students at the New York School of Performing Arts, the show charts successes and struggles, enthusiasm and talents of pupils from their initial audition through years of hard work to graduation.
Hertford Theatre The Wash Hertford
Wed 16 May to Sat 19 May
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More details - Hidden Hertford Walks - Central Hertford
Sunday 22nd April 11am Why not take a leisurely stroll to work up an appetite on a Sunday morning? All walks begin at 11am prompt at the museum. Booking is essential. £2 per person payable in advance. Join local historian Philip Sheail to discover the hidden history of Hertford’s historic town centre.
Hertford Museum 18 Bull Plain Hertford
Today

More details - Hides, Homes and The Harts Horns
28th April – 30th June 2018. Free Entry. Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm Come and find out about the history of Hornsmill and the characters who lived there in this new exhibition at Hertford Museum.
Hertford Museum, 18 Bull Plain, Hertford
Sat 28 Apr to Thu 31 May

More details - Local History in Focus: Archives - How to organise your collection
Do you have an interest in local history or are you part of a local history group looking to further your research? Join our County Archivist to explore how to organise a historical collection.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies Register Office Block County Hall Hertford Hertfordshire
Thu 26 Apr

More details - At Mrs Ridgley's Corner: The Case the Whitechapel Sherlock Holmes Couldn't Crack
Join HAlS for this talk from retired detective and crime historian Paul Stickler on an astounding murder case from Hitchin in 1919. Get a glimpse of how serious cases were handled by the local police and why Scotland Yard had to be brought to Hitchin to continue the investigation. Was the culprit ever caught?
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies Register Office Block County Hall Hertford Hertfordshire
Thu 10 May

More details - Discover Historic Maps
Discover more about the wealth of information in historic maps with our Senior Librarian. Find out about some of the beautiful maps held in the Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies collection.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies Register Office Block County Hall Hertford Hertfordshire
Tue 15 May

More details - Macmillan Fun Quiz
A quiz aiming to raise money for the charity and giving team members an enjoyable experience. A mixture of verbal and picture rounds, marathon round. "Heads or Tails" to finish.
Lord Haig, 5 South Street, Hertford
Thu 17 May

More details - Harpenden Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival
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!
Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden
Sun 13 May

More details - Bootleg Bee Gees Live
"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...
Harpenden Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Harpenden Mencap Music Medley Fundraising Concert
Our 5th Music Medley fundraising concert brings a mix of music and dance with something for everyone: St George’s School Jazz Band Apex Dance Harpenden Musical Theatre Company perform Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo Abafando - classical music with a twist Elizabeth Bottone and David Crew - a musical
High Street Methodist Church, Harpenden
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Billie Richardson exhibition
At Trestle, we are passionate about supporting newly emerging local artists and giving them a platform for their creativity, so this Spring time we welcome Billie Richardson, a local artist into the Gallery Café for her first exhibition as a solo artist!
Trestle Arts Base Russet Drive
Today to Thu 3 May

More details - Pursued By A Bear | Foundry Festival 2018
Research and development of two new plays by exciting women writers, in celebration of the Suffragette Centenary, honouring Heroines, historical and contemporary, local and global.
Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans, Herts
Fri 18 May and Sat 19 May

More details - The Nose that Nobody Picked – The Mucusical
Adapted for stage from his book ‘The Nose That Nobody Picked’ The Mucusical by David Parkin Shortlisted for the James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award 2017 A rip snorting yarn for all the family … with songs … and snot One day Christopher (Kirsty Mealing, Scuffle Box Theatre Company), a keen, but unorthodox
Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans, Herts
Sun 20 May

More details - Theatre Organ Concert
Michael Woolridge - The popular organist from the South Coast returns to St Albans
St Albans Organ Theatre, 320 Camp Road, St Albans Herts
Sat 12 May

More details - Musical Sunday Afternoon
Enjoy a musical Sunday Afternoon listening to this fascinating collection of unique self-playing musical instruments. Includes tea and coffee in the interval. (Every 2nd Sunday of the month March to November)
St Albans Organ Theatre, 320 Camp Road, St Albans Herts
Sun 13 May, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 8 Jul

More details - WARE mum2mum market
The award winning pop-up market where parents can buy and sell quality second hand baby and children’s goods.
Age Concern hall, Priory Street, Ware
Sat 12 May

More details - FREE Philosophy & Mindfulness Open Evening and Taster Session
Let your daily life become a journey of self-discovery. The Practical Philosophy course brings together people from all walks of life to discuss ideas and principles from some of the world’s great philosophical teachings, eastern as well as western. But this is just the start.
Friends’ Meeting House, Upper Lattimore Road, St Albans
Tue 1 May

More details - The Argument
Darkly funny, The Argument shows how a small disagreement over an unimportant subject can lead to big arguments. A young couple have different opinions on a film and, as the discussion becomes more heated, life-changing differences come to the fore. Before long, family and friends are also engulfed.
Abbey Theatre, Westminster Lodge, Holywell Hill, St Albans
Today to Sat 28 Apr

More details - On Golden Pond
Norman, an irascible eighty-year-old, and his wife Ethel have spent summers at their lake house for nearly fifty years. But when Ethel offers to look after the teenage son of their daughter’s fiancé, the elderly couple find their idyll both challenged and enriched.
Abbey Theatre, Westminster Lodge, Holywell Hill, St Albans
Fri 11 May to Sat 19 May

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 - 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 - 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 - Zumba Class
6.15pm. A Fun Zumba Class for all ages and abilities, burn 1200 calories if you want to. Lots of Laughing and Smiling. Easy to follow routines, great for beginners, any age or ability welcome, lights are turned down, Music on, Disco lights on, great fun workout. Exercise without realising you are exercising.
Hitchin Baptist Church hall, Upper Tilehouse St. Hitchin
Mon 23 Apr

More details - RSPB  Evening meeting - Chile Wildlife; Tierra del Fuego to the Atacama speaker Jeff Blincow
Potters Bar and Barnet RSPB Group evening meeting - non members welcome With more than 2500 miles north to south, the cold Pacific to the west and the High Andes dominating the east, Chile offers such a wide variety of climatic and floristic zones that there is so much to see.
Tilbury Hall, United Reformed Church, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar
Fri 18 May

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