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Covering Harpenden, St Albans, Wheathampstead, Redbourn & surrounding villages.

News, Reviews and Local Events October to December 2017

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Autumn 2017 Contents A warm welcome to the Autumn edition of What’s On Herts! In this issue you can find out about what has been happening in our local area over the past few months and what we have to look forward to as autumn turns to winter. The nights are drawing in and the summer holidays seem a distant memory. Soon the trees will be adorned with amazing autumnal colours. Autumn is a busy time of the year and there are lots going on locally; among other things there are spectacular firework displays, a host of pantomimes, magical ‘Lights Up’ events and other festive activities, so be sure not to miss a thing! Many of these events are listed in our ‘Diary of events ‘ section which you will find on pages 67 – 92, so thumb through those pages to find out what’s On locally! Have fun over the next few months and remember...

Walks History in Herts Firework Displays Diary of Events Health and Beauty Recipes Homes Gardens Motors

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I started life as a radio presenter working for hospital radio at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital. It was purely voluntary and I started there as the fundraiser, raising monies to keep the Hospital radio on air It needed funds of approx. £10K per year. “When I first saw all the studio equipment, my thoughts were ‘I can’t do that’ it is far too technical’. I am pleased to say, they trained me well and I passed a 40-minute test and was ready to present my own show,” “I learnt how to operate the studios. A small example is, you need to load some music, slide in the news on the mixing desk, FADE IN a jingle, slide in a fader for the weather and then present the music and that’s how you do it. Easy! From the L&D, I’ve now been at Nickey radio for almost 2 years. “My passion is rock and blues music and my show is the Classic Rock Show which goes out 3 times a week. (repeated). I have interviewed almost 100 musicians since I started including some iconic artists such as Tony McPhee, Steve Hackett of Genesis, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Jon Anderson of Yes, Adam Wakeman, son of Rick, Martin Turner of Wishbone Ash. Martin Barre, Ric sanders of Fairport Convention, Geoff Downes of YES, Fish, Bernie Shaw of Uriah Heep to name but a few. It’s always a pleasure to to be able to talk to them.. 4

I also present the community show on Nickey radio,‘About Harpenden’ , this goes to air six times a week (repeated) This has become the platform for local news and events in Harpenden.

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CHILDWICKBURY CHRISTMAS MARKET ‘Completely different Christmas shopping’ On the 25th and 26th November the Childwickbury Estate will open its gates for the ninth annual Childwickbury Christmas Market. The beautifully restored 19th century horse-stalls and tack rooms provide a unique setting for a wide variety of Christmas gifts including fine art, stained glass, jewellery, quilts, clothing, tableware, pottery, art materials, food gifts and much more.

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“every day’s a celebration” The Lounge is Harpenden’s new & exciting private members club. Bernardine Francesca and Nick Collins, who run The Skew Bridge Harpenden and The Chequers in Caddington, opened the members club in June, after undergoing a full refurbishment.

The Lounge, which is situated in the old Conservative Club building at the top of Vaughan Road in Harpenden, offers a beautiful lounge bar with lots of comfortable sofas and seating, it’s the perfect place to catch up with friends or to watch sport, on one of our large screen TV’s, showing Sky and BT Sports. If you’re looking for a quieter place to have a chat or a business meeting, then pull up a chair in our small meeting room, which is just off our main bar, where you can have a little bit of privacy and enjoy a cold beer or a hot coffee. We have two full sized snooker tables and a pool table available to members, so if you fancy practicing your trick shots over a few pints, this is the place to be!

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HARPENDEN POPPY APPEAL 2017

The time of year is fast approaching for the annual Poppy Appeal collections. Our collecting period this year is Saturday 28 October to Saturday 11 November. If you are able to spare an hour or two to help with collections at local supermarkets, the railway station or other areas in the town. PLEASE give our Poppy Appeal Organiser Rosemary a call on Tel: 07983 429771 or our Deputy Poppy Appeal Organiser Beverley on Tel: 07752 718412 On Saturday 28 October we will be opening the Field of Remembrance and launching the Harpenden Poppy Appeal with a short ceremony at the Garden of Remembrance next to the War Memorial on the High Street at 11.00am.All are welcome to attend. The Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service will take place on Sunday 12 November. The parade will form up in Rothamsted Park from 10.15am and parade to the War Memorial for the service at 10.50am. All are welcome to either join the parade or meet at the War Memorial. Thank you to everybody for their help and support during previous collections. Our total for 2016 reached over ÂŁ26,511.

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HERE GO THE HAWKS!! All Harpenden Colts teams are gearing up for a challenging year this season, with many eyes on the Hawks u16 as they definitely had the best season last year, after they won the division 4 league title, only losing 1 game in the whole season!!!

Manager Ross Hampson, is really looking forward to the new season as Hawks will be starting in division 2. Ross said “This year will be really tough”, but he just wants his boys to enjoy their football and carry on being a great asset to Harpenden Colts. “These boys have gone through some turbulent times but, by pulling together as a team and showing maturity, they won the league and have formed a very special bond as a team, which will help this season.” Before Ross took over, the Hawks had a fantastic Manager in Chris Gerrard, who did an amazing job in setting up the foundations for the squad. Sadly, just before Christmas 2015, Chris died suddenly. 22

The whole team was devastated to hear that their much loved manager had passed away, as Chris was a role model to the boys who they looked up to, a wonderful guy and above all their friend. With Hawks looking to fold, Ross who used to help Chris at Wednesday evening training, took over the reins. Ross said, “The boys are a wonderful bunch of guys, who have supported me one hundred per cent last season as their manager and I am looking forward to seeing what we can achieve this season”. He thanked them for accepting him as their team manager, along with a big thank you to all their supportive parents too. Ross also added “If you are free, come along and support us in our challenging season, see our website for match fixtures www.harpendencolts.com”


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Defibrillator Available In Harpenden

HarpendenVillage Rotary Club announced in June the installation of a Community Access Defibrillator at The Harpenden Trust Hall on Southdown Road.This was presented to the Town Mayor of Harpenden, who accepted it on behalf of the Community. President Brian Grant said “We are delighted that an important emergency lifesaving facility is now available to the people of Harpenden 24 hours a day. We thank The Harpenden Trust for allowing it to be installed at their premises, and Rotary Foundation, the International Charitable organisation of Rotary, for funding it in recognition of their 100th anniversary of operation”. The Town Mayor thanked Rotary for the presentation and congratulated Rotary Foundation on its 100th anniversary. Cedric Kennedy, Chairman of The Harpenden Trust, said “The Trust was very pleased to enable the installation as it was further support for the Community, this being the Trust’s principal objective”. Training will be arranged for local businesses and other organisations.When dates are available they will be published on the HVRC website www.hvrc.net In addition to this defibrillator, a community access defibrillator is available on the outside wall of Park Hall Community Hall on Leyton Road.

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At Carpenter’s we know that fruit & vegetables are tastiest and most nutritious when they’re fresh. We grow a wide range of crops at our site in St. Albans and source the remainder as locally as possible minimising the impact on the environment. We have been operating under this philosophy now for 94 years serving generations of happy healthy customers! On top of our lovely range of fresh fruit and vegetables we also offer a great range of jams, honey, juices, chutneys, oils, breads, milk, eggs, cheese and more. If there’s a food producer in Hertfordshire we aim to stock their products.

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WEBCAMS AT WASTE RECYCLING CENTRES HELP YOU AVOID THE QUEUE

New webcams and CCTV have been installed at the majority of Household Waste Recycling Centres in Hertfordshire to help you beat the queue. Residents can now see a live feed from their local Household Waste Recycling Centre by checking the internet to see how busy it is before making a trip to their local site. Terry Hone, Executive Member for Community Safety and Waste, said: “Our Household Waste Recycling Centres are visited almost 2.5 million times every year and we know that queues can sometimes be a problem. The cameras will help residents decide when or when not to visit.”

Visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/hwrc to see if your local site is busy before you leave the house. You can also find out about opening hours at all the Household Waste Recycling Centres across the county and get information about what items can be recycled on the kerbside, saving you the trip.

Recent analysis has shown that one in five visitors use the sites several times a month – we are asking regular visitors to take the following steps to help us:

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The Open Door Homelessness Service is a night shelter and daytime drop-in for vulnerable people in St Albans. The service provides accommodation to up to 12 people each night, and provides them with a hot meal. The night shelter is supported by the work of the Open Door Charity, a local charity, run by volunteers. Their vision is to make sure people do not have to turn to sleeping rough in St Albans. For more information about the shelter please visit www.opendoorstalbans.org If you are worried about someone you’ve seen sleeping rough in the District, you can call Open Door on 01727 859113 or complete our rough sleeper referral form. Just go online at www.stalbans.gov.uk and search for ‘Community Safety’

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HARPENDEN CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL SUNDAY 26th NOVEMBER

CHRISTMAS IS COMING! This year’s event will once again be held in conjunction with the monthly Farmers Market. With the event running from 12 noon to 5.00pm, the Farmers Market running from 12 noon to 6.00pm, stage acts on the stage area at Church Green from 1.00pm and the main event of the switching on of the Christmas Lights from the stage at 5.00pm. In all the fun don’t forget to witness at 3.00pm, the arrival of the Town Mayor in the walking procession along the High Street, which is always a spectacle not to miss. WHY NOT JOIN THE PROCESSION! Are you part of a group that is active in Harpenden? Would you like to take part in the Christmas Carnival walking procession? No special equipment is needed, just enthusiasm and a little imagination. We particularly welcome groups who are musically talented to help bring the procession alive with sound and colour. It is your opportunity show off your organisation to the Town. Please contact Harriet Tamke at the Town Council on Tel: 01582 768278 or Email: harriet.tamke@harpenden.gov.uk THE HARPENDEN CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES DON’T JUST STOP THERE! Don’t forget Southdown’s Christmas lights are to be switched on at 6.00pm on Friday 1 December with live music, children’s fairground rides and a Christmas Fair and Batford’s Christmas lights are to be switched on at 5.30pm on Sunday 3 December.

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After 1,000 years of a regular market, St Albans now has a Christmas one with over 50 stalls. The event takes place in and around the beautiful Vintry Garden - a walled garden adjacent to the magnificent 11th-century St Albans Cathedral. This year’s Christmas Market runs from 25th November to 23rd December 2017. Visitors will enjoy browsing the high quality produce on offer over 50 traditional wooden chalets outside the Cathedral and in the Vintry Garden. The pretty Cathedral quarter sits right at the centre of a triangle of St Albans ‘oldest’ treasures: the only working Medieval Clock Tower; the oldest Public School in the country; and, for visitors to the market who fancy a pint of real ale, the oldest pub in the UK, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, just at the foot of the Abbey Orchard, a stone’s throw from the Cathedral.

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For a ÂŁ250 donation, have your name, or that of a loved one, engraved on limited edition oak panels at the new Museum and Art Gallery, opening next Spring.

The magnificent panels are part of the ÂŁ7.75 million Town Hall conversion project led by local charity* St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust. Many of the donations are being made as gifts to children and grandchildren, others in memory of loved ones. Make your donation before Friday 15 December and the Trust will send you confirmation to present as a gift.

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St Hilda’s – the best start in life

“At the end of each year we have looked back and commented on our daughter’s year - always describing it as filled with challenges, hard work, motivating activities, fun, warmth and ending up with a happy girl making lots of progress. We can leave St Hilda’s confident in the knowledge that she is full prepared for the new experiences and challenges ahead. A huge thank you to all of you.”

This has been borne out in the fantastic results achieved by our leavers this year, who have amassed an outstanding 16 scholarships and awards between them in sport, drama, art and music, including 5 academic scholarships to Haberdashers’ Aske’s, St Albans High School for Girls, Abbot’s Hill and Haileybury.

It is always satisfying to know that a child has moved on to Senior School prepared for the next stage of their education and life beyond.

Our girls have a plethora of activities on offer and our extra-curricular programme seeks to challenge traditional stereotypes with Football, Judo and Fencing all thriving activities. This year we are also developing our outdoor curriculum further in a desire to embrace our surroundings and facilities to the full. We certainly believe that our all-round, nurturing and fulfilling learning experience equips our pupils with the passport to their next destination. Whether pursuing academic excellence that enables your child to gain their first choice of secondary school, encouraging blossoming creativity inside and outside through the creative arts, aiming for your zenith in sporting endeavour or increasing your confidence amongst a caring, family atmosphere, St Hilda’s has something for everyone. The words above came from a parent whose daughter has just left the much-respected Harpenden School and started her senior educational journey recently. She wrote to express her thanks for all that St Hilda’s has meant, an oft repeated story down the years. The School’s banner heading is ‘nurturing the individual’, which can be defined as encouraging each girl to fulfil their potential to the full. 48

Following consultation with parents, we have extended our out of hours care and now offer free breakfast and after school sessions between 7.30am and 6.00pm. In 2018, we are excited to announce that we will be welcoming back boys into our Nursery. St Hilda’s has had a long tradition of including boys in the past, most recently in the 1980s. Some of our families have commented over the years how they would have liked to keep their children together until full-time school commences, and we hope that this renewed feature will be a popular addition to what we have on offer.

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Brickhill Park is a privately owned and managed development especially designed for the over 50’s. Located in Pepperstock, surrounded by beautiful countryside, the park provides a safe, friendly and peaceful location with the convenience of being close to local amenities, leisure facilities and towns.

The traditional village of Slip End offers a warm welcome with a general store, pubs and community clubs whilst the ever popular Harpers, a foodie haven and the perfect place to stock up on some edible delights or to perhaps simply relax and enjoy a lazy lunch, is just a short stroll away from the park. Great care is taken to ensure a pleasant and peaceful environment. All new homes benefit from a private, landscaped garden with a driveway for at least one car. Each home is connected directly to mains services and with high insulation levels combined with energy efficient central heating systems you can enjoy lower utility bills and also the benefit of Band A rates.

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Love Hertfordshire Parks? Then you need this website! With over a hundred flagship parks across Hertfordshire, why not put your walking boots on and get exploring this autumn! There’s a new website to help you find your perfect park at www.parksherts.co.uk You can select filters based on what’s important to you, e.g. walking, cycling and running routes; historical and wildlife guides; activity trails; local events; playgrounds; maps and more.

The ParksHerts Project provides a single web based point of access for information about Hertfordshire’s parks and open spaces.

The project aims to encourage residents to make more of their valuable local space and visit parks they may not have previously explored, whilst also supporting people to make getting outdoors part of their daily lives by finding places to enjoy and share with others. Funding for the Project has been secured from Hertfordshire County Council Public Health and nine Hertfordshire District and Borough Councils who have recognised the valuable impact that parks and open spaces can have on both physical and mental health. Visit Health in Herts for further information and advice on how to live a healthy lifestyle. ParksHerts is the collective name for the Hertfordshire Association of Cultural Officers Greenspace Management Group. Members of this group are mainly public sector managers representing the different organisations managing parks and greenspaces in Hertfordshire, UK.

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Explore the town’s fascinating past with Harpenden & District Local History Society Town Trail No. 1 Starting from The George and returning to the Harpenden Arms, a fascinating walk back in time along Harpenden High Street.

Ever wondered about Harpenden in days of yore? Harpenden is a thriving town, but to older residents it remains ‘the village’. Many of the buildings and other landmarks from that earlier era are still with us, though their history is sometimes not readily apparent. Other important features from the past are now only memories, but the Society seeks to keep these alive, by bringing Harpenden’s heritage to a wider audience. In the Society’s archive collection are many thousands of historical pictures, books, maps and other fascinating documents and artefacts. The History Centre at Park Hall is open on Tuesday afternoons, and otherwise by arrangement, for academic study as well as for anyone wanting to browse and know more about the gradual evolution of the area and it’s community through past decades, and indeed centuries, to the present day. Supported by Harpenden Town Council, St Albans District Council and Hertfordshire County Council, and with the co-operation of the Harpenden Society, the Local History Society plays a vital role in giving Harpenden its unique identity within Hertfordshire.

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1. The George is first mentioned in 1507, but maybe not on this site. It was rebuilt in C19 and is seen here in the 1930s. The site of the garage to the south (now Pizza Express) was a tea garden in Victorian times, when parties drove in by wagonette for ‘Beanfeasts’ and dancing on the lawn. 2. Kingston House, No. 6 High Street was built in 1912 as Edgar Salisbury’s hardware shop on the site of Dr Kingston’s house. Later occupants were Halford’s, C&A stores and M&Co. Note the shields above the windows marking Industry, Strength, Goodwill and Service; also the Harpenden and Hertfordshire coats of arms. 3. TheWhite Lion at No. 28 High Street was a small Victorian pub, with decorative moulded bricks. The Perfect Pizza sign hangs from a bracket which once supported a model of a white lion, see left. 4. The Old Cock Inn has traces of a C17 timber-framed building and is more than likely the site of still earlier hostelries.

2. 72 High St - Another much altered C17 timber-frame structure lies behind the brick façade. It is believed to have formed part of an even earlier & larger group of hostelry buildings. It was the Old Red Lion in the early 1900s, and Rolts cycle & pram shop in the 1960s, until it was refurbished as shops in 1976. 54 54


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6. 73-75 High Street, at the corner of Sun Lane. A late C17 timber-framed structure, the end of which was demolished to widen Sun Lane in 1931. The remaining section was converted into shops in July 1955. The Sun pub was here from about 1637 until 1800 (or maybe 1877). It was owned by the Hawkins family in the 1780s. 7. 65-69 High Street. The C17 timber-framed cottages at 67 (The Limes) and 65, had early C18 wallpaintings imitating panelling, which were destroyed when the building was refurbished in the 1970s. In the 1850s No. 65 was Harpenden’s first post office. No. 69 (Tollgate Cottage/Hotel) was added in the 1870s.‘Tollgate’ refers to the barrier controlling traffic from Luton, just south of Sun Lane, when the Turnpike Trust was formed in 1743. 8. The Foresters Arms, a pub which has given its name to the 2012 housing development behind, became an off-licence, before conversion into an estate agency. The Foresters were a self-help charity founded in the early C19. 9. Bowers Parade was built in 1936 in the gardens of Bowers House, which still stands behind. Though a handsome parade, the fact that it concealed Bowers House was highly controversial at the time, which helped give birth to the Harpenden Society. 10. Cross Keys pub - formerly the White Hart.A much altered early C18 building. The innkeeper in 1830 was Henry Oldaker who moved to The Bull (The Old House, Leyton Road) and helped start regular horse racing on the Common in 1848. 56 56


11. Brewery House - built in 1871 as his home by James Mardall, who owned the Peacock Brewery (on the site of the Methodist Church), one of two breweries then in the High Street. In 1951 the house was sold and converted to shops (currently Harpenden Interiors and WH Smiths). 12. Vaughan Road was cut through in the 1890s, following the demolition of cottages in Lower High Street, with Pellants (clock makers/repairers) at the corner. Willmott’s grocery was replaced by the County & Westminster Bank (now NatWest).

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History in Hertfordshire - YOUR LOCAL MUSEUMS -

Ashwell Village Museum

You will find all manner of wondrous curiosities relating to the village of Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Here the untold history of the village, from goddesses to genealogy, from birds to breweries the whole of human life is here. www.ashwellmuseum.org.uk

Bishop Stortford Museum

The museum houses two main collections: the unique Cecil Rhodes collection - a large collection of artefacts, documents and archives relating to the life and times of Cecil Rhodes - and the local history collections which provide a fascinating insight into the history of Bishop’s Stortford. www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk

British Schools Museum, Hitchin

There is literally no other museum like the British Schools Museum in Hitchin. The 1837 Monitorial Schoolroom is the only one of its kind left in the world! Then there are our 3 other historic classrooms, the Headmaster’s House and our wonderful displays and exhibitions based upon the extraordinary collection of 47,000 objects! www.britishschoolsmuseum.co.uk/

Bushey Museum

The Museum tells the story of Bushey and its unique artistic history. It has a large collection of works and articles relating to Sir Hubert von Herkomer RA and his world-renowned Art School. Also on show is the Lucy Kemp-Welch Memorial Trust Collection, including many of Lucy’s superb paintings of horses. www.busheymuseum.org

Cromer Windmill

Hertfordshire’s sole surviving windmill and a grade II* listed building dates from 1681. It stands on an artificial mound just outside Cromer, near Ardeley, in which parish a windmill has stood for nearly 800 years. www.hertfordshirebpt.org

De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre Located at Salisbury Hall, where the Mosquito prototype was originally designed,the museum boasts a huge collection of de Havilland aircraft and sections ranging from DH Moths to modern Military Jets . www.dehavillandmuseum.co.uk

Elstree and Borehamwood Museum The Museum has a collection of 1500 objects and 10,000 photographs. The collection began in 1999 with a few items and photographs preserved for the local community by a handful of volunteers. www.elstree-museum.org.uk

The Forge Museum Much Hadham The Forge Museum is set in an attractive Grade II* listed building situated in the picturesque village of Much Hadham. Once a farmhouse of the Moor Place Estate, the earlier parts of the building date from the 15th century. The forge and bellows room are part of a 17th century barn conversion, and in 1811 the shoeing room and blacksmith’s shop were added. www.hadhammuseum.org.uk

Hatfield House The house is the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury and their family. The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years. Superb examples of Jacobean craftsmanship can be seen throughout the House such as the Grand Staircase with its fine carving and the rare stained glass window in the private chapel. Displayed throughout the House are many historic mementos collected over the centuries by the Cecils, one of England’s foremost political families. www.hatfield-house.co.uk

Dacorum Heritage Trust

The Museum houses in excess of 110,000 artefacts relating to the history of the Borough.The collection is varied and includes paintings, photographs, documents, archaeology and textiles as well as many local and social history artefacts. It covers a period from Neolithic times (around 6,000 years ago), to the present day and gives a wonderful insight into the long history and culture of the Dacorum area.

Datchworth Museum

Comprising one ground floor room with the original forge, the museum on Datchworth Green boasts more than 900 artefacts, the majority of which have been donated by residents of the village and can be viewed in glass cabinets. www.hertfordshire.com

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The Perfect Halloween Pumpkin!

Things You’ll Need.

Newspaper, Pumpkin, Felt-tip Pen or pencil, Sharp Knife, Tea Light. 1.

Select a fresh pumpkin in a shape that pleases you. Some people prefer their pumpkins low and round, while others like them tall and oval-shaped but it’s up to you.

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Remember, Remember the 5th of November!! Firework Code

Top ten safety tips for adults Young people should watch and enjoy fireworks at a safe distance and follow the safety rules. Only adults should deal with firework displays and the lighting of fireworks. They should also take care of the safe disposal of fireworks once they have been used. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable. Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time. Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary. Light the firework at arm’s length with a taper and stand well back. Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks. Never return to a firework once it has been lit. Don’t put fireworks in pockets and never throw them. Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators. Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire.

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Local Firework Displays Harpenden -------------------------Sunday 5th November - Harpenden Rugby Club Come along and join in the fun at this spectacular firework display. Gates open at 4pm, display starts at 6pm. Redbourn Lane, Harpenden AL5 2BA. See website for details www.hrfc.com Saturday 4th November - Crabtree Firework Display Celebrating our 42nd Fireworks Display in Harpenden. We’re proud to offer an unrivalled evening for families with an incredible fireworks display, traditional bonfire, delicious BBQ & refreshments, & a quiet room for those who need a break from the bangs. To find out about tickets, please like the Crabtree Fireworks Spectacular Facebook page or see www.crabtreeinfants.herts. sch.uk/fireworks Crabtree School, Crabtree Lane Harpenden Herts AL5 5PU. 62 62

St Albans ---------------------------Saturday 4th November - St Albans Firework Display St Albans Cathedral presents the annual Firework Spectacular in Verulamium Park.The largest public fireworks display in the south of England, this veritable panoply of pyrotechnic craft is organised by the Cathedral in aid of local charities. Enjoy refreshments & entertainment in what has become one of St Albans’ great family events. Gates open at 1800 hrs.The display takes place at 1930 hrs. You can buy advance tickets from the Alban Arena box office or pay on the gate Verulamium Park, St Albans, Herts AL3 4HE .Tel: Alban Arena Box Office: 01727 844488 Email: aaboxoffice@leisureconnection.co.uk Redbourn -------------------------Saturday 4th November - Redbourn Firework Display Arrive at 6.30pm - fireworks start at 7pm. This year’s firework display is being held on 4th November from 7pm – 9pm. The fair is going to be there along with Scouts selling hotdogs and burgers. Event address: Redbourn Common, Redbourn, Herts Wheathampstead -------------------Sunday 5th November - Wheathampstead Fireworks Display Event address is Beech Hyde Primary & Nursery School 11 Nurseries Road, Wheathampstead, AL4 8TP. Tickets will go on sale very soon and will be available from Beech Hyde Primary school office and from Manor Pharmacy on Wheathampstead High Street. There will be a BBQ, hot and cold drinks, popcorn and candy floss all available on the night. For more information visit facebook and search “Wheathampstead Fireworks”


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The Harpenden Floral Decoration Club Floral demonstration by Doug Howard “A Man and a Box of Flowers” at 2pm Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. Visitors very welcome. For more information call 01582 621757

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HLOS presents Sister Act Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Event time 7.30pm with a matinée on Sat at 2.30pm. Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information and tickets call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

Rip It Up Dancing through the 50’s Live on stage with BBC Radio Two’s Leo Green with musicians, dancers and singers Jay McGuiness, Natalie Lowe and Louis Smith will swing, bop, jitterbug, lindy hop, jive and ballroom through the greatest songs from the greatest decade of music! The music in the show spans various styles from romantic ballads and crooner songs through to classic pop hits and the shattering world of rock ’n’ roll. Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Joel Dommett Live 2017 One of the UK’s most energetic and exciting comedians returns to the road with his solo show, Joel Dommett: LIVE. Catch the star of 2016’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Sky1’s Bring The Noise as he delivers his high octane comedy to venues up and down the country. Event Time 8pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Justin Hayward – The Wind of Heaven tour Live Nation / Kennedy Street are delighted to announce that legendary singer-songwriter Justin Hayward will tour the UK in support of his latest album release All The Way. The possessor of one of the most recognisable voices in rock, Justin will be performing new songs from the album as well as Moody Blues favourites. Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

60’s Gold 2017 Following last years’ successful tour, Sixties Gold returns with an even stronger line-up of artists that, between them, scored over 50 UK Top 30 hits. This will be Gerry and The Pacemakers’ farewell tour, so don’t miss this chance to experience this record breaking Merseybeat band. They were the second Liverpool group to chart, after The Beatles, but the first to reach No. 1 and the first act ever to top the chart with their first three singles. Various show time available. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.


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The Herts 10k The Herts 10k is a charity run, raising funds for Grove House Hospice. The route starts in Rothamsted Park and heads out towards Redbourn, along the Nickey Line and coming back into Rothamsted Park allowing runners to enjoy some glorious sights of the district’s countryside. Event d=starts from 10am at Rothamsted Park, Amenbury Lane, Harpenden, AL5 2EF. For more information or to enter the event, see the website www.herts10k.com

Rare Productions Auditions RARE Productions will be holding open auditions for its forthcoming production, which will take place at The Alban Arena next March. The audition takes between 20-30 minutes and you will be taught a short excerpt from a song, a short movement routine and maybe asked to read from the script. You do not need to book a time slot just arrive anytime during the audition. You do not need to prepare anything. You do need to wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for dancing. 10.30am registration, 11am – 12.30pm (ages 8 – 12) 12.30pm – 2pm (ages 13 – 21). You only need to attend one audition and a show fee is payable by all successful applicants. Performances will take place 8th – 10th March 2018 at The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD. www.alban-arena.co.uk

Mucky Pup Fun Run at Hatfield House How do you fancy doing a unique obstacle course with/without your dog? The RVC Animal Care Trust is letting you do just that with the Mucky Pup Fun Run on 8th October. Set in the grounds of Hatfield House, for one day only you can jog a 2 mile course and hop over a few obstacles at your own pace. Never before has there been an event like it! There will be giveaways for all participants as well as prizes for the winners. Event times: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Hatfield Park. RVC are asking for a small entry fee of £5 per adult and request that you also raise £20 in sponsorship per person. All proceeds go to ACT. For more information and to enter at the reduced rate please go to: www.rvc.ac.uk/MuckyPup

10cc’s Graham Gouldman Graham Gouldman formed what became Heart Full of Songs six years ago, purely for the pleasure of playing songs in their simplest form, acoustically. Backed by fellow 10cc band members and opening the show at 10cc concerts, Graham performed a selection of hits he wrote for other artistes. Event time 7.30pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more info & tickets call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

Harpenden Gardening Society Talk: ‘Drama & Structure and what NOT to do in a small garden’. Patricia Fox, Aralia Landscape Design. Roundwood Park School.8.00pm Non members £3 entry. Free refreshments. www.harpendengardeningsociety.org

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‘Lulu All About The Music’ Tour 2017 Following on from her smash hit 2016 tour Lulu returns with her biggest tour yet! There is one overriding influence in the life of this acclaimed singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, Grammy and Novello Award nominee, and that is, it has always been ‘All About the Music’. Lulu delivers a show packed full of her hits, new songs and songs that have influenced and guided her throughout her incredible career. Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

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Harpenden Seniors Forum – Seniors Fair Over 30 local organisations have taken stands to promote their work at this popular event. Visitors will find a mix of charities, voluntary & commercial organisations. Come along and find out what’s available locally, either for yourself, a family member, friend or neighbour. This event starts from 10.30am – 2pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD.

Italian Food Market ON Harpenden Common Italia in Piazza are bringing The Real Italian Food Market back to Harpenden Common for the second time. They source their food from producers in Italy and bring it to Harpenden for this two day market. For more information about their market and products see their website www.italiainpiazza.com

Danny Bryant

Europe’s leading Blues & Rock publication, Classic Rock’s The Blues Magazine, called Danny a “National Blues Treasure”, a title that he has worked tirelessly and passionately to earn. Event time 7.30pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information and tickets call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

Chas & Dave Chas & Dave began writing and performing songs together in 1972, having been friends since the early sixties. Now celebrating their 50th Anniversary by recording their first original album in 27 years which is a mixture of vintage rock & roll songs and new renditions of their own rockney classics. The album also features special guest stars such as Jools Holland, Buddy Holly’s drummer Jerry Allison & Hugh Laurie. Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.albanarena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.


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The concern also includes, The Burley Ensemble and a line-up of exciting young soloists. Come and enjoy an evening of magnificent choral music in the form of Mozart’s immortal legacy, Requiem Mass in D Minor, a work of profound drama, intensity and depth. Undoubtedly, the most famous of all unfinished musical works. Event from 7.30 pm at the High Street Methodist Church, Harpenden. Tickets £17 on the door, £15 in advance - available from Lucia on 07887 968 063 or Zoe at harpendenmusicmakers@gmail.com, £6 Child/Student. Refreshments afterwards.

Simon Day, In Character Known for his roles in the Fast Show, the sitcom Grass and Powergen adverts Simon Day brings his oneman show to Harpenden featuring a string of his best-known characters to the stage. Event time 8pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information and tickets call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

Stewart Lee - CONTENT PROVIDER After four years writing and performing his TV show Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Content Provider is Stewart’s first brand new full-length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World. Event Time 8pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

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Alexander O’Neal Securing his name in the R&B history books, Alexander O’Neal is one of the genres most iconic names. With chart smash ‘Criticize’ still lighting up dance floors across the world thirty years after its release, his sound has transcended generations. Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

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St Albans, Harpenden & District Philatelic Society - Display and talk on Penguins. Event time: 8pm. We are the local club serving this area for those interested in stamps and postal history and offer monthly meetings between September and May normally featuring displays and talks on philatelic subjects. Our meetings are held at the School Room, St Mary’s Church, Childwick Green, Childwickbury AL3 6JJ (off the A1081 between St Albans and Harpenden). For more details please call Peter Mellor Tel: 01582 762284 or email p.mellor@btinternet.com www.stalbharpstampclub.org.uk

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Matt Forde - A show hastily rewritten in light of recent events- again! The UK’s leading political comedian and host of Unspun presents a show completely changed by events which haven’t yet happened. Ultra-topical comedy as seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Mock the Week, The One Show and Question Time. Now with added Trump. Event Time 8pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Walter Trout Walter Trout plays earth shattering blues rock music, he was voted the 6th best guitarist ever in a BBC Radio listeners poll and gets rave reviews whenever playing live as well as on record, with quotes like ‘When it comes to blazing guitar players, Walter Trout is the prophet’ (Pasadena Weekly, USA). Event time 8pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information and tickets call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

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The Icicle Works were named after the 1960 short story “The Day the Icicle Works Closed” by science fiction author Frederik Pohl. They had a top 20 UK hit with “Love Is a Wonderful Colour” (1983). In the US and Canada, they had only one top 40 hit, the 1984 single “Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly)”. Event time 7.30pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information and tickets call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

Caritas Harmony Ladies’ Choir

The ladies will again be combining a love of music with support for good causes when they return to Harpenden to give a concert at Rothamsted Conference Centre, West Common, Harpenden AL5 2JQ - this time in support of the Harpenden based charity – The A-T Society. The choir and charity hope for a sell-out night to help raise vital funds for this little known but very worthy cause. The concert starts at 7pm on 21st October and tickets can be obtained via the Caritas Harmony website www.caritasharmony.co.uk (click GET TICKETS) or by calling the Caritas Harmony Box Office (Jackie Howe) 01582 599520. Tickets can also be obtained via the A-T Society at www.atsociety.org.uk/caritas

Vintage, Antiques & Collectors’ Market

You will find a range of stalls selling furniture, silverware, china, glass, books, prints, postcards and the unusual. For those that want to decorate their homes with individual panache, whilst respecting the environment and engaging in the thrill of bartering for a bargain then this antique market is for you. Starts from 10am – 5pm at the Stable Yard, Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 5NQ. Visit www.hatfield-house.co.uk for more information or contact Dawn Frary on 07751 296625.

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hotels to deliver a unique showcase of wedding exhibitors and provide a relaxed atmosphere for brides-to-be and their wedding party to experience a truly unique day out, while being introduced to suppliers in every area required for their special day. Show Opens from 11:00 – 15:00 at Sopwell House, Cottonmill Lane, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 2HQ. Individual ticket price £5.00 on the day, Free if you pre-register at www.luxuryweddingshow.co.uk

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Times 10:00am - 4:00pm. Local traders visit Stable Yard at Hatfield House every third Sunday of the month to sell their produce in the courtyard. Cakes, crafts, beers, breads, baskets and honey are often part of the market. Entry and parking is FREE!! For more information visit either www.hatfield-house.co.uk/events

Miami Pro Universe Championships

Come and be part of the biggest fitness model championships in the UK and Europe! If fitness and hard bodies is your thing then this show is for you. Categories include Fitness Model, Muscle Model, Ms Bikini, Figure, Junior and Over 35s categories and much more. Event starts at 2.30pm until 9pm (doors open at 1.30pm to the public). Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Milkshake! Live ‘The Magic Story Book

Starring Milkshake! favourites Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake’s very own Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters, this all singing, all dancing, musical masterpiece, will take audiences on a journey through the world’s favourite fairy tales. Event Time 12pm & 3.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Private Lives by Noel Coward London Classic Theatre presents a major new touring production of Noël Coward’s sparkling comedy. In Private Lives, strong passions and stronger personalities set the stage for a classic battle of the sexes. Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

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Get in the spirit for the pumpkin activities and trail around the gardens with lots of spooky fun and games for children by coming in Halloween fancy dress (yes, adults too!). The Pumpkin Trail & Treats, runs from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm each day with last admission at 2pm to allow time to do the Trail. Children can bring along a pumpkin that they have pre-decorated – there is a daily prize for the best. [Note- we’ve had some amazing pumpkins over the years, but the judges will be looking for pumpkins that are mostly the child’s own work, rather than those decorated by adults. Venue: Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG1 2AX. For more info visit: www.knebworthhouse.com

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Film - Hacksaw Ridge (15) - 2hr 19mins The true story of Desmond T. Doss, the conscientious objector who, at the Battle of Okinawa, won the Medal of Honor for his incredible bravery and regard for his fellow soldiers. Film Starts at 8pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information and tickets call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

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Ray Mears Born To Go Wild Ray Mears, survivalist, Bushcraft expert, author, photographer and the star of countless television series will embark on a 31 date UK this autumn; BORN TO GO WILD. With a theme of the enjoyment of wild places Mears will give audiences a unique insight into his wilderness travels and survival techniques. Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Nina Conti: In Your Face Bursting with fresh and astonishing spontaneity, the voice-throwing queen is back. British Comedy Award Winner Nina Conti improvises unforgettable puppetry using live audience members in cartoonish masks, with the help if her simian sidekick Monkey. She’s stormed Live at the Apollo, Sunday Night at the Palladium and made a BAFTA nominated film all without moving her lips, but this smash hit sell-out show is something to shout about. Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

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Danny Bhoy Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy embarks on his maiden tour of his brand-new show this autumn in selected theatres throughout the UK. Don’t miss this internationally renowned and critically acclaimed comedian who regularly sells out tours all over the world with his unique brand of observational story telling. Event time 8pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information and tickets call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

Think Floyd Think Floyd are renowned for their stunning celebration of one of the world’s greatest musical icons and with over 20 years’ experience faithfully recreating the legendary sound of Pink Floyd live on stage, it’s no wonder they are regarded as the Definitive Pink Floyd Experience. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s first release, Think Floyd’s brand new production for 2017 features music from all 15 Pink Floyd albums. Event time 7.30pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information and tickets call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

Paul Chowdhry Following his 2015 100 date sell-out tour, comedy powerhouse and star of Taskmaster, Live at The Apollo and Stand Up for the Week, Paul Chowdhry brings his highly anticipated new stand-up show to venues nationwide. Event Time 8pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Motown’s How Sweet It is This stunning 100% live show combine’s first class music together with slick choreography, and an amazing band. Truly outstanding, the best MOTOWN experience you will ever have! You’ll be ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, with songs from legendary artistes such as Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers, Edwin Starr and many more. Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

FILM - The Limehouse Golem (15) The Limehouse Golem (15) is a British horror-thriller film directed by Juan Carlos Medina with screenplay by Jane Goldman. The film, an adaptation of Peter Ackroyd’s 1994 murder mystery novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem, stars Olivia Cooke, Bill Nighy, and Douglas Booth. Film Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Tea Dance Mr Wonderful returns to the Colosseum with a series of glittering dance events suited to beginners and seasoned dancers alike. Come with a partner or on your own, come for a dance or just a chat - we’d love to see you. Get your dancing shoes on and take to the floor for a graceful, elegant and nostalgic afternoon of dancing. The Colosseum’s Tea Dance will evoke memories of a forgotten era and create memories of a new one. Tea, coffee and a selection of cakes will be available to purchase. Event time 1pm. Visit www. watfordcolosseum. co.uk for more details. Event address: Watford Colosseum Rickmansworth Rd, Watford WD17 3JN.


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A Night Of Dirty Dancing Be part of the magic as A Night of Dirty Dancing, heads out on its BIGGEST Tour yet – This Autumn 2017. No film has captured the hearts of a generation like Dirty Dancing. Relive the Passion, the Romance & Joy of the Cult Classic and celebrate the music of one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time. Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Live On Mars A bold new stage production celebrating iconic pop hero David Bowie; his music, artistry, style and showmanship…Influenced by Bowie’s legendary concert performances, LIVE ON MARS fuses sound and vision to portray the essence of Bowie, his alter egos and creative muses, with stunning big screen visuals and animation. Event Time 8pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Laurence Jones

Introduced into the “Hall of fame” in the “British Blues Awards” for winning “Young Artist Of The Year 2014,2015 & 2016”.Voted “Best European Guitarist” in the “European Music Awards”. Event time 7.30pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information and tickets call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

Mayor’s Magical Wine Tour

Town Mayor Cllr Rosemary Farmer is hosting a Wine Tasting evening highlighting delicious tipples from our Twin Towns Alzey and Cosne. Event Start time : 7pm Tickets are £17.50 each and include the Wine Tasting and a light supper. Money raised will go to the Mayor’s Charities - Harpenden Connect (Harpenden Hopper) and Rennie Grove Hospice Care. For tickets visit the Town Hall Info Point, call 01582 463662 or email jane.juby@harpenden.gov.uk

Angelos & Barry

Are you lost? Is your soul knackered? Are you disillusioned with the current state of things? If you answered yes to one of these then why not come along to see Angelos and Barry in The New Power Generation? They will identify your weaknesses, expose them in front of everyone and then cure you 100% from whatever rubbish you might have. Event time 8pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information and tickets call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

Shalamar Featuring HOWARD HEWETT, CAROLYN GRIFFEY, JEFFREY DANIEL and their amazing band that WILL make you feel good. Shalamar are one of the most successful Soul groups of all time selling 25 million albums worldwide. They’ve had many world-wide hits such as ‘Night to Remember, There It Is, I Can Make You Feel Good,’ and many others. Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

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Display and talk on The Steam railways of New Zealand. Event time: 8pm. We are the local club serving this area for those interested in stamps and postal history and offer monthly meetings between September and May normally featuring displays and talks on philatelic subjects. Our meetings are held at the School Room, St Mary’s Church, Childwick Green, Childwickbury AL3 6JJ (off the A1081 between St Albans and Harpenden). For more details please call Peter Mellor Tel: 01582 762284 or email p.mellor@btinternet.com www.stalbharpstampclub.org.uk

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Come and enjoy a spectacular event full of fantastic fireworks, food and fun for the whole family! Taking place in Verulamium Park at 7.30pm PROMPT (Gates open 6pm) This amazing public display was started over 25 years ago in order to reduce firework accidents at home. There will be plenty of food and drink for you to enjoy too – with street food stalls, burgers and hot dogs, and licensed bars run by Outside Inns. For more information see www.stalbanscathedral.org/St-Albans-Fireworks-Spectacular

The Harpenden Arts Club warmly invites you to their 59th Annual Art Exhibition of original artworks, ranging from vibrant paintings and drawings to exquisite hand-made ceramics and glasswork. The exhibition is being held in the Southdown Hall at the Harpenden Public Halls, open 10am – 5pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. Admission is free. All welcome! For more information see www.harpendenartsclub.org.uk

Knebworth Christmas Fair If you are looking to enjoy sourcing all your Christmas presents at one venue this year, then look no further than the region’s largest Christmas Food and Craft Fair. With a massive 200 + stalls in the barns and heated marquees, this event makes your Christmas buying an easy pleasure with a huge range of arts, crafts, gifts, lifestyle and home ware as well as fabulous food, drink and related goodies spread over three days. The Knebworth Christmas Fair opens from 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm). Venue: Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG1 2AX. For more info visit: www.knebworthhouse.com

Eddi Reader Eddi Reader was brought into the limelight with Fairground Attraction and their single ‘Perfect’ and parent album First of a Million Kisses which both topped the British charts. However, it has been her subsequent solo albums which signalled her increasing ability to assimilate different musical styles and make them all very much her own. Event time 7.30pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information and tickets call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk


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Tea Dance Mr Wonderful returns to the Colosseum with a series of glittering dance events suited to beginners and seasoned dancers alike. Come with a partner or on your own, come for a dance or just a chat - we’d love to see you. Get your dancing shoes on and take to the floor for a graceful, elegant and nostalgic afternoon of dancing. The Colosseum’s Tea Dance will evoke memories of a forgotten era and create memories of a new one. Tea, coffee and a selection of cakes will be available to purchase. Event time 1pm. Visit www. watfordcolosseum.co.uk for more details. Event address: Watford Colosseum Rickmansworth Rd, Watford WD17 3JN.

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For hundreds of thousands of years our ancestors existed in a world where they depended on wild plants and animals. They were hunter-gatherers – consummate survival experts, but taking the world as they found it. Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

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Andrew Sankey, Garden Designer & Nurseryman. 8.00pm Roundwood Park School. Preceded by AGM @ 7.45pm. Non members £3 entry. Free refreshments. www.harpendengardeningsociety.org

Afro Celt Sound System Formed by Grammy-nominated musician and record producer Simon Emmerson, Afro Celt Sound System are a European and African based collective who’ve been a ground-breaking force in music ever since they started. With sales now topping one and a half million albums and two Grammy nominations to date, Afro Celt Sound System celebrated their 20th Anniversary with a stunning new album, ‘The Source’ released in April 2016 on ECC Records described as a “colossus of an album” by fRoots. ‘The Source’ is undoubtedly their most ambitious album yet and one that takes their cross-cultural collaboration and acclaimed live performances to another level. Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Kathy Lette “Women are each other’s human wonder bras – uplifting, supportive and making each other look bigger and better.” So says Kathy Lette, funny, feminist author, who invites you to her new show, Girls’ Night Out. Event time 7.30pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information and tickets call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

That’ll be the Day Topped with lashings of Christmas spirit get ready to party as That’ll Be The Day returns with its Brand New 2017 Christmas Show! The UK’s most popular Rock ‘N’ Roll variety show celebrates the festive season with all your favourite Christmas classics from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s, plus plenty of hilarious comedy! Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.


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Caravan Caravan are considered by many to be the undisputed, unsung heroes of the British Prog movement. Often quoted as being one of the most formidable acts to emerge from the ’60s progressive rock scene, over the years they have managed to achieve cult status and have maintained a passionate and diehard following. Event time 7.30pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information and tickets call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

Katherine Ryan Katherine is only the second British-based comedian to have a Netflix Original Comedy Special released globally. KATHERINE RYAN: IN TROUBLE was filmed at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo and was released to 190 countries in February this year. Event Time 8pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

The Frost Fair Held in The Old Palace, the Riding School, Stable Yard and heated marquees on Palace Green, the Christmas Frost Fair will feature: Up to 200 stands of exciting, unusual and original gift ideas for all, Craft men & women showing off their skills, Fine Food Fair – come and taste the mouth-watering array of foods and drink, Entertainment from Choirs, dancers and street entertainers throughout the fair, Father Christmas is here on all four days, courtesy of Hatfield Rotary Club, Dine in The Coach House Restaurant, Relaxing teas & coffees in The Coach House Marquee, Creative Fast Foods, Mulled WineHatfield House Gift Shop and Stable Yard shopping. Drop in Workshops including creative Christmas Decorating with flowers and greenery. For more information please visit: www.hatfield-house.co.uk

Thank ABBA For The Music

Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves. New for 2016 and featuring all of ABBA’s greatest and most memorable hits, Thank ABBA For The Music is the ultimate feel good, party style tribute concert. Event time 7.30pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information and tickets call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

Midge Ure, The Christians & Altered Images Midge Ure with his Band Electronica, The Christians and Altered Image featuring Clare Grogan, three critically acclaimed legends of the 80s join forces in this major new UK tour. With millions of albums sales and iconic hits, plus over 30 years perfecting their craft, performing to audiences at sold out stadiums, intimate unplugged sets and everything in between, this authentic 80’s triple-header is not to be missed. Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

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The Rezillos The Rezillos ripped into the rock scene through a shared love of Sixties Garage Rock, the Spectoresque Girl Group voice of The Shangri Las injected with their inimitable molten attitude and created their unique left-field brand of punk rock and roll. The speed at which they gathered a following took the band by surprise. The Rezillos off-kilter three minute sparkling pop gems and a unique visual style was steeped in a culture of bad boys, bad girls, bad movies and great rock and roll. Event time 7.30pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information and tickets call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

Frankie Dettori One of the greatest and most charismatic jockeys of all-time, Frankie Dettori is set to reach a milestone achieved by only five other Flat jockeys in British history. The Italian is now closing in on his 3,000th British winner and will join an elite club consisting of some of the greatest ever Flat jockeys – Sir Gordon Richards, Pat Eddery, Lester Piggott, Willie Carson and Doug Smith – who have also reached the illustrious figure. Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Hertfordshire Half Marathon

Join us for the first half marathon to be held at Knebworth House on Sunday 19th November 2017 – gates open 9:00am, the run lasts from 9:30am to 1:00pm. The event begins with a 3 mile run through Knebworth Park, followed by 10 miles along the surrounding rural lanes (which will be fully closed for the event) and finishes back in Knebworth Park. All entrants will be given a race t-shirt and other goodies, but most importantly a big and chunky themed medal as a congratulations for finishing the marathon! Venue: Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG1 2AX. For more info visit: www.knebworthhouse.com

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The Stylistics - Direct from the USA with their GREATEST HITS IN CONCERT The Stylistics remain the real deal, fabulously entertaining and musically breathtaking, plying everyone with the hits that made them a household name. It’s a show not to be missed! Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

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Brand new stand up show from the unrivaled master of observational comedy! As seen on Mock The Week (BBC) and Dara & Ed’s Big Adventure (BBC). Event Time 8pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.


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John Mayall In Concert For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, “The Godfather of British Blues”. Regarded by many as blues’ most influential artist, John’s band The Bluesbreakers, launched the careers of many true legends including Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Peter Green and Mick Taylor. Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Join us in celebrating Marty Wilde’s 60th anniversary in the business as he, together with Eden Kane, Mike Berry, and The Wildcats, as well as very special guest Mark Wynter, join forces in The Solid Gold Rock n Roll Show. Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

CHILDWICKBURY CHRISTMAS MARKET Childwickbury Estate will open its gates for the ninth annual Childwickbury Christmas Market. The beautifully restored 19th century horse-stalls and tack rooms provide a unique setting for a wide variety of Christmas gifts including fine art, stained glass, jewellery, quilts, clothing, tableware, pottery, art materials, food gifts and much more. Open 10am - 5pm with Free Entry, Free Parking and Dogs welcome on leads. For more information please visit www.childwickburyarts.com Email: info@childwickburyarts. com Or telephone: 01727 859495. Childwickbury Estate, Harpenden Road, St Albans, Herts, AL3 6JX.

The Nutcracker Be swept away on a magical adventure in one of the most famous classical ballets of all time – The Nutcracker presented by The Vienna Festival Ballet. With its combination of enchanting choreography and unforgettable music, this fabulous ballet is a Christmas treat like no other. Event Time 2.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

The Ultimate Civic Disco

This sees the eagerly anticipated return of the “Ultimate Civic Disco” which is the second event in a series celebrating 50 years of the Civic Disco! After our truly amazing sell out March event we jump forward in our “TARDIS” and visit the “Civic Disco” as it was in its heyday! The event will be hosted by original Civic DJ Graham Kentsley. Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

St Albans Christmas Market St Albans knows a thing or two about markets, having one of the oldest regular markets in the UK, dating back to the 9th century. So what better City to hold a European-style Christmas Market? High quality entertainment, twinkly lights and plenty of Christmas cheer will add to the festive atmosphere. Don’t miss Carols on the Hour, every hour, on the hour from 11am to 4pm on 16th December 2017 at St Albans Cathedral. For more information please visit: www.enjoystalbans.com

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Harpenden Christmas Carnival A spectacular event in Harpenden High Street, encompassing a carnival procession, charity stalls, a Farmers Market, turning on of the Town’s Christmas lights, fairground rides, Santa’s Grotto, festive shopping, Christmas Light switch on at 5pm. Event times 12pm – 6pm in Harpenden High Street. For more information visit www.harpenden.gov.uk

Elaine Paige in Concert 2017 The First Lady of Musical Theatre Elaine Paige has performed live in concert all over the world. As a recording artist Elaine has released 22 solo albums, including 4 multi-Platinum and 9 Gold, has featured on 7 cast recordings and has had major worldwide hits with songs such as Memory (Cats) and I Know Him So Well (Chess). Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

St Albans Christmas Lights Switch On Entertainment throughout the city to mark the official start of the Christmas shopping season. Event Times: 12pm – 6pm. For more information please visit: www.enjoystalbans.com

Jason Manford - Work in Progress - Event Time 7.30pm Jason Manford, is back with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018, which promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD. FILM - Star Wars: Rogue One (12A) - 2hr 13mins

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the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. Film Starts at 8pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information and tickets call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

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Milton Jones Is Out There - Event Time 7.30pm Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there & this time he hasn’t just forgotten his keys. He’s holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means it’s probably just a window. In his brand new show he’ll be putting his foot down & lifting the lid on the pedal bin of lies of the media (which doesn’t include this press release obviously). Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Herts AL1 3LD. Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band released ‘Big Machine’ (Topic Records) to critical acclaim in February 2017. The album is undoubtedly one of Eliza’s most adventurous and accomplished works to date and their live show, which features a who’s who of names in the folk world, is equally as impressive, ambitious and exhilarating. Event Time 8pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.


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Soulfish are a 10-piece band who for the past 15 years have bossed the North London soul scene. They’ve opened Proms in the Park and The Queen’s Silver Jubilee party, been the house band on Channel 5s’ Night Fever backing Suggs and Kim Mazell, twice played the Everyman Testicular Cancer balls and even funked Greg Dyke at the BBC Radio Awards. Event time 7.30pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information and tickets call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

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Our five star family pantomime is back! Aladdin dreams of fame. Will he fall into the clutches of the evil Norwegian pop mogul Sven Gali? Or will he find true love? And will Widow Twankey ever get those socks washed? Your festive family treat, featuring talented talented actors, live music and dazzling sets and costumes made right here in Watford, and a Panda! Starring Palace pantomime favourites Dame Terence Frisch and Jill McAusland and welcoming Rifco regular Vedi Roy. Various show times, visit website for more details at www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk Watford Palace Theatre 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Herts WD17 1JZ. Box Office: 01923 225671

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Jack and the Beanstalk – PANTO A traditional fun-filled family pantome. FEE - FI - FO - FUN! Join intrepid Jack on the Adventure of a lifetime as he bounds up the beanstalk to do battle with Giant Blunderbore. Does Dame Trott finally get her man? Can Simple Simon work out which end of the cow needs milking?? Will Clarabelle the cow remember all her dance mooooo-ves? Find out in a pantomime that scales new heights, with a spectacular stomping giant and all the magic and mayhem of a truly traditional Christmas extravaganza. Various show times, see website for further details at www.gordon-craig.co.uk Venue address: The Gordon Craig Theatre, Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 1LZ Box Office: 01438 363 200.

Redbourn Christmas Market and light switch on Experience the best of Redbourn at their annual winter festival. Visit the pretty historic village of Redbourn to celebrate authentic and quality local crafts, food and music. 70+ stalls overflowing with delicious food, beautiful crafts and gift ideas; seasonal music showcasing the best local talent; Yule raffle with lots of amazing prizes from local businesses, plus Santa Claus! The big lights switch on will be at 4.15pm in the Cumberland Gardens. For more information please visit: www.redbournchristmasmarket.com

Sunday Lunch with Santa Give your family an early Christmas treat with a fantastic lunch at Knebworth Barns, complete with a visit from Santa and a gift for every child. Arrival is from 12.00 midday and the Bar will be open for cash purchase drinks. Your two-course lunch will be served at 12.30 pm. Santa will arrive following dessert with a gift for every child. Adults: £25.00 per person. Children aged up to 13 years of age £12.00. Pre-booking essential. Venue: Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG1 2AX. For more info visit: www.knebworthhouse.com

Batford Christmas Lights Up Start Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm.This annual event which is held on Batford Green, in the heart of Batford with the lights being switched on at 5.30pm. For more information please visit: www.harpenden.gov.uk

Harpenden Gardening Society Talk: ‘A blaze of glory-making your garden colourful in autumn’ Timothy Walker Lecturer Somerville College Oxford. 8.00pm Roundwood Park School. Non members £3 entry. Free refreshments. www.harpendengardeningsociety.org

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Whatever you do, don’t miss our fun-packed family pantomime, Aladdin. There’ll be comedy, singing, dancing, stunning sets, dazzling costumes, and a top-quality West End cast! Once again the show will JAN be written by PAUL HENDY and brought to you by EVOLUTION, the producers of this year’s hilarious production of SNOW WHITE. Next year’s pantomime promises to be our BIGGEST, BEST and FUNNIEST PANTO EVER! Variety of event times available. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Herts AL1 3LD.

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Beauty and the Beast – PANTO Join us for a journey of enchantment and magic in one of the most loved fairy tales of all time. Who is the mysterious creature in the woods? Will Beauty overcome her fears? And will love conquer all? Filled with music, mayhem, love and laughter this year’s pantomime is sure to warm your hearts and make your spirits soar. Various show times available. Our Box Office is open from 10am - 7.30pm every day. Visit www.cwentertainment.co.uk for more information. Venue address: CW Entertainment, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 6BX.

Tropicana Nights Looking for a fun filled evening of fantastic 80s music and dancing? Then look no further… Join us at Tropicana Nights and indulge yourselves in pure 80s heaven. Whether you go all out in your favourite 80’s outfit or not, you are guaranteed to get in the party mood as soon as you walk into Watford Colosseum. So what are you waiting for? Get you tickets now and we’ll see you in 80s paradise! Visit www. watfordcolosseum.co.uk for more details. Event address: Watford Colosseum Rickmansworth Rd, Watford WD17 3JN.

Sunday Lunch with Santa Give your family an early Christmas treat with a fantastic lunch at Knebworth Barns, complete with a visit from Santa and a gift for every child. Arrival is from 12.00 midday and the Bar will be open for cash purchase drinks. Your two-course lunch will be served at 12.30 pm. Santa will arrive following dessert with a gift for every child. Adults: £25.00 per person. Children aged up to 13 years of age £12.00. Pre-booking essential. Venue: Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG1 2AX. For more info visit: www.knebworthhouse.com

Ladies’ Night Calling all ladies! Join us for an evening full of gorgeous male entertainment, a cheeky drag queen, a devilish cocktail on arrival and a scrumptious three-course meal - the night is set to tantalise all your senses! Over 18s only. Contains nudity. Visit www. watfordcolosseum.co.uk for more details. Event address: Watford Colosseum Rickmansworth Rd, Watford WD17 3JN.

Vintage, Antiques & Collectors’ Market You will find a range of stalls selling furniture, silverware, china, glass, books, prints, postcards and the unusual. For those that want to decorate their homes with individual panache, whilst respecting the environment and engaging in the thrill of bartering for a bargain then this antique market is for you. Starts from 10am – 5pm at the Stable Yard, Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 5NQ. Visit www. hatfield-house.co.uk for more information or contact Dawn Frary on 07751 296625

Farmers’ Market at Stable Yard at Hatfield House Times 10:00am - 4:00pm. Local traders visit Stable Yard at Hatfield House every third Sunday of the month to sell their produce in the courtyard. Cakes, crafts, beers, breads, baskets and honey are often part of the market. Entry and parking is FREE!! For more information visit either www.hatfield-house.co.uk/events

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Give your family an early Christmas treat with a fantastic lunch at Knebworth Barns, complete with a visit from Santa and a gift for every child. Arrival is from 12.00 midday and the Bar will be open for cash purchase drinks. Your two-course lunch will be served at 12.30 pm. Santa will arrive following dessert with a gift for every child. Adults: £25.00 per person. Children aged up to 13 years of age £12.00. Pre-booking essential. Venue: Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG1 2AX. For more info visit: www.knebworthhouse.com

Tea Dance Mr Wonderful returns to the Colosseum with a series of glittering dance events suited to beginners and seasoned dancers alike. Come with a partner or on your own, come for a dance or just a chat - we’d love to see you. Get your dancing shoes on and take to the floor for a graceful, elegant and nostalgic afternoon of dancing. The Colosseum’s Tea Dance will evoke memories of a forgotten era and create memories of a new one. Tea, coffee and a selection of cakes will be available to purchase. Event time 1pm. Visit www. watfordcolosseum. co.uk for more details. Event address: Watford Colosseum Rickmansworth Rd, Watford WD17 3JN.

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One of Tchaikovsky’s most famous compositions and a popular Christmas ballet presentation, The Nutcracker, will be brought to life by Ballet Theatre UK, Christmas 2017. This well-loved traditional Christmas ballet will be performed in a unique setting with 24 international dancers, from companies around the world. The Nutcracker ballet recounts the adventures of a young girl Clara the night before Christmas. When Clara falls asleep with her Nutcracker, an army of mice attack her toys and the Nutcracker. Visit www. watfordcolosseum. co.uk for more details. Event address: Watford Colosseum Rickmansworth Rd, Watford WD17 3JN.

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Start 2018 with a lucky hand at Watford Colosseum’s New Year’s Eve Ball - featuring the Colosseum Casino. Gather your family and friends, let us show you the ultimate New year’s eve party night experience. Over 16s only. The doors open to this fantastic evening at 7.30pm. Please bring your ticket with you to swap for your welcome drink of Fizz (soft option available) and then it will be time to make your grand entrance into the main auditorium at 8pm ready to enjoy a wonderful meal and some great entertainment. Be a winner of a bottle of champagne at our Fun Casino with Blackjack and Roulette tables to try your luck at! Once dinner has finished you will be eager to hit the dance floor accompanied by our live band Soul Enforcement Bureau and then DJ. The evening will come to an end at 2am. Visit www. watfordcolosseum.co.uk for more details. Event address: Watford Colosseum Rickmansworth Rd, Watford WD17 3JN.

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Weekly Harpenden Health Walks Every Tuesday they meet for free led walks for adults and children, around Harpenden. Before joining your first walk, please register online and bring your reference number with you, or just turn up 10 minutes early and fill in a registration form on the day. For more information about the walks and others in the area please visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk and search “health walks” alternatively please call: 01992 588433 The Daylight Club We are a friendly social club for adults of working age with physical disabilities. Meet every Wednesday from 10am to 4pm at St Johns Church Hall, Harpenden and Friday from 11am to 3pm at Christchurch, High Oaks, St Albans. We are a member led club that provides a safe and supportive environment where members meet to participate in a variety of interactive workshops, guest speakers, day trips and community events. We welcome new members. www.stalbans.gov.uk/leisure-andculture/sports_physical_activity/ everyone/disability/daylight/ f: www.facebook.com/DaylightClub-223114177715673/

Redbourn Watermill and Bakery St Albans, Harpenden & District Philatelic Redbournbury Watermill is a working mill producing a range of stoneground organic flours principally from locally grown grains. It is run by a team of dedicated volunteers & was extensively restored following a fire in 1987. 1000 years of milling history at the last working mill on the river Ver. Redbournbury Lane, Redbourn Road, St Albans AL3 6RS. Tel: 01582 792874 Visit website for more information & opening times: www.redbournburymill.co.uk

We are the local club serving this area for those interested in stamps and postal history and offer monthly meetings between September and May normally featuring displays and talks on philatelic subjects. The meetings start at 8pm and are held at the School Room, St Mary’s Church, Childwick Green, Childwickbury AL3 6JJ (off the A1081 between St Albans and Harpenden). For more details please call Knebworth House Peter Mellor Tel: 01582 762284 or One of England’s most beloved stately email: p.mellor@btinternet.com homes, Knebworth House is famous worldwide for its rock concerts. Knebworth Verulamium Museum House, Knebworth, Herts SG3 6PY Tel: The Museum of everyday life in 01438 812661. Visit website for more Roman Britain. Verulamium Museum is information & opening times: on the site of one of the major cities in www.knebworthhouse.com Roman Britain, now an attractive park. Inside you will find: recreated Roman Glaze Time rooms, hands-on Discovery Areas, Pop-up pottery painting for everyone. video presentations, touch screen Drop in and spend an hour creating databases, some of the finest Roman something special for a loved one or mosaics and wall plasters outside the just for fun... Capture your child’s hand/ Mediterranean. Opening Hours: Monday foot print for their grandparents to - Saturday 10.00am - 5.30pm, Sunday 2.00pm - 5.30pm Last admission 5.00pm treasure. Catch up with friends whilst personalising ‘your’ mug. Let your little Visit the website for admission charges & ones express themselves avoiding the further info: www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk

mess at home! The options are endless with a paint brush, sponge, glaze and a piece of unglazed pottery. Find us weekly at the following venues Phone: 01727 819214 or 07762 (term time only) Search for us on 595936. Email salpi@1life.co.uk facebook “Glaze Time”.

Sopwell Nunnery De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre This romantic ruin is all that remains of Open from the first Sunday in March until the last Sunday in October Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 10.30am until 5pm Tel: 01727 826400 www.dehavillandmuseum.co.uk

the Tudor mansion built around 1560 by Sir Richard Lee, a soldier & royal engineer, granted the land by Henry VIII in 1540. Lee’s first house was built on top of the medieval nunnery, which itself dated back to 1140. Open: During daylight hours/at any reasonable time. PARK STREET CAMERA CLUB Admission: Free DISABLED ACCESS: Every Thursday 7.45 for 8.00 pm, Sopwell Nunnery is situated in a mainly St. Stephen Parish Centre, Station Road, level grassed area, but there is no Bricket Wood, AL2 3PJ. path. For further details, visit: www. Visit www.parkstreetcameraclub.com stalbansmuseums.org.uk or Tel: 01923 673323 for details.

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St Albans Clock Tower Built between 1403 & 1412, the Clock Tower is the only medieval town belfry in England. It was first & foremost a political statement; the townspeople used it to assert their freedom, power and wealth in the face of St Albans’ Abbey. The Tower’s bell, which has survived over 600 years of use, allowed the town to sound its own hours and, until 1863, the Curfew. It also gave the alarm in case of “fire or fray”. Its bell rang out the first Battle of St. Albans during the Wars of the Roses in 1455. Today you can climb to the top of the Tower & enjoy magnificent views of St Albans & the surrounding countryside. Disabled access is difficult as there is a restricted entrance and 93 narrow steps to the top. Open Saturday and Sunday only (and selected Bank Holidays), Easter to end of September 10:30am - 5pm.

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A social club for adults with physical disabilities that meet at St Johns Church, St Johns Rd, Southdown, Harpenden AL1 5DJ. We meet from 10am to 4pm every Wednesday and the members Hertfordshire Chorus get involved in a range of workshops, Rehearses Wednesday 7.30pm-10.00pm listen to guest speakers and go on trips. www.hertfordshirechorus.org.uk or email: If you are interested please call Salpi on membership@hertfordshirechorus.org.uk 01727 819214 or 07762 595936 or pop in and say hello. Dance Summer School Monday Nights The Royal British Legion Harpenden Barbershop Harmony Tel: 07710 033363 Club (The Kings of Herts Chorus) Rehearse at Wood End School, Yeoman’s Avenue, St Albans Branch of the Locomotive Harpenden,AL5 3EF each Thursday evening from Club of Great Britain (LCGB) 7:30pm. Web: www.kingsofherts.co.uk A voluntary railway study group, interested in Chairman : Paul Nash 07931 548201 all aspects of the subject. We meet on the 2nd Membership Secretary : Peter Phillips 01582 622582 Thurs of each month from Sept to May each year. We meet at the United Reformed Church Hardynge Choir (Harpenden/ Watford Rd, St Albans, Herts AL2 3HG, located Wheathampstead based choral society) about 2 miles from the centre of St Albans. Tel: 01582 760 854 Starting at 7pm & last for around 2.5 hrs. Cost is Web: www.hardynegchoir.org a £3.00 donation. The St Albans LCGB is one of 8 similar branches dotted around England, which Harpenden Light Operatic Society serve as the ‘grass roots’ of the central LCGB, Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, which has a head office in London. Further St John’s Hall. 8.00pm details of the LCGB can be found at www.lcgb. Tel: 01582 622 420 or 768 574 org.uk or contact Murray on 01442 251540 or Web: www.harpenden-operatic.co.uk email: murray@mustang100.plus.com

Harpenden Country Market Friday mornings 9.00 - 11.30 Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Harpenden. Great range of fresh home baked, handcrafted foods inc: vegetarian Indian cuisine, breads, cakes, biscuits, savouries & preserves. Also, free range eggs, plants, hand-made cards, knitwear, quilts & crafts.

Monkey Music Harpenden Award winning classes for babies & young Children (from 3 months to 4 years). Email: harpenden.hitchin@monkeymusic.co.uk or Tel: 01582 620446 or visit our website: www.monkeymusic.co.uk

St Albans, Harpenden & District Philatelic Society The Philatelic Society offer monthly meetings between September and May. The meetings start at 8pm and are held at the School Room, St Mary’s Church, Childwick Green, Childwickbury AL3 6JJ (off the A19081 between St Albans and Harpenden). Please call Peter Mellor Tel: 01582 7762284.

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The Lea Singers Harpenden (Rehearse at St George’s School, Weds 19.45 – 22.00) Tel: 01582 620 993 Email: leasingerspress@fsmail.net Web: www.leasingers.co.uk

Hiel’ and Toe Club Lourdes Hall, Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1PF. Tel: 01582 769 607 Web: www.hielandtoeclub.uk

Arts Club Harpenden Public Hall, Southdown Rd. (7.30 – 9.30 most Thursday evenings) Web:www.harpendenartsclub.org.uk

Doodley Bugs Art & Craft Classes for under 5’s. Mon: 10-11 Harpenden Trust Hall. Booking essential. Tel: 07710 889092 www.doodleybugs.co.uk or email monica@ doodleybugs.co.uk

Harpenden Scottish Country Dancing Club Tuesdays at Lourdes Hall, SouthdownRd, Harpenden, AL5 1PF Web: www.hscdc.org.uk

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East Hyde Village Hall, Lower Harpenden Road, LU2 9QB. Email: publicity@englishmiscellany.com Web: www. englishmiscellany.com

Inspiring, informative monthly presentations & social networkingCertified complementary health practitioners & public members meet monthly, every 2nd Tuesday from 7.30 pm to 9.30pm at The Plough & Harrow, 88 Southdown Road, Harpenden AL5 1PR. Tel: 01582 461762.Email HCHealthorg@gmail.com or visit www.hchealth.org.uk All Practitioner Members of the Group have agreed to a strict Code of Ethics see hchealth.org.uk/member-practitioners

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Children’s Card Making Workshop

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Make yourself warmer • Wear several thin layers, rather than one thick layer. This is because they trap warm air close to the body. • Go for clothes made from wool, cotton or fleecy fabrics • Draw your curtains, as soon as it gets dark to stop the heat escaping and the draughts coming in. • Keep any windows and internal doors closed when it’s cold - this will keep heat inside, where you most need it. • A lot of heat is lost through the head and neck, so if you’re chilly indoors, try wearing a hat and scarf. • Your body keeps warm by burning food you’ve eaten, so make sure you have regular hot meals that contain carbs, such as potatoes, pasta, bread and rice. • If you’re sitting down, a shawl or blanket will provide extra warmth.You should also try to keep your feet up, because air is cooler at ground level. • Wear warm clothes in bed.When it’s really cold, wear thermal underwear, bed socks and even a hat.

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The size and strength of your drink will determine the number of units it contains. Unfortunately it’s not as simple as one drink, one unit. A glass of wine can range between just over one unit and more than three units, depending on the size of the glass and type of wine. And when you’re drinking at home, you tend to pour measures that are larger than you get in your local, so you could be regularly drinking far more than you think. A great way to avoid losing track of how much alcohol you’re pouring out at home is to use one of drinkaware Unit and Measure Cups, available on their website for 90p. Many people don’t have a realistic idea of how much they’re drinking. A good place to start is by finding out just how many units there are in your favourite drink. Visit: www.drinkaware.co.uk/understand-your-drinking/unit-calculator Also take a self-assessment test online at www.drinkaware. co.uk/selfassessment to understand more about the impact of your drinking or visit www.drinkaware.co.uk for helpful tips and advice. Drinkaware is an independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK. We’re here to help people make better choices about drinking. If you’re worried you, or someone you know is drinking too much, visit their page on alcohol dependence www.drinkaware.co.uk/alcohol-facts/drinking-habitsand-behaviours/am-i-alcohol-dependent


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CHECK RESTAURANTS’ HYGIENE RATINGS Under the Food Standards Agency’s Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, St Albans City and District Council inspects local food businesses for compliance with food safety and hygiene regulations and gives them a score. The food hygiene ratings run from 0-5, with five representing a very good level of hygiene and a zero indicating that urgent improvement is required. The Council puts all its ratings on the Food Standards Agency’s website at: www.food.gov.uk/ratings. Local restaurants and food businesses are also given a Food Standards Agency green and black sticker to display on their windows; the sticker shows their food hygiene rating. You can’t tell a restaurant’s hygiene standards by how clean and tidy the staff look or by how romantic the décor and ambience is. It’s the things you can’t see, like germs spread by bad hygiene practices, that you need to consider when booking a restaurant. There’s one easy way to set your mind at rest - check the food hygiene rating. If there is no green and black sticker in the window or you spot a low rating online, you can make an informed choice about where to book.

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How Do LED lights Work?

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LEDs have revolutionized energy-efficient lighting by transforming the way light is produced. A LED is a “solid-state lighting” technology. This means that instead of emitting light from a vacuum (as in an incandescent bulb) or a gas (as in a CFL bulb), an LED emits light from a piece of solid matter – a semiconductor. A LED produces light when electrons move around within its semiconductor structure. As the electrons stream across the semiconductor, they create electromagnetic radiation, which in part takes the form of visible light that we see. The light that is created by a LED bulb can be of any colour and can even be ultraviolet or infrared.

One of the popular bulbs out of the three above is the LED Bulb, which are available in many shapes and sizes, with a wide range of colours and neutrals that will meet a variety of lighting needs. If you are into DIY projects and interior design, there are a number of creative and fun ways you can light up your home with LEDs. Continued on page 118

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The handbook will show you how to change bulbs, though some headlight bulbs may require a visit to the garage. Available from Milehams A1 Motor Store 133 Southdown Rd, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 1PU Tel: 01582 766333 4. Tyres Check all tyres for condition, pressure and tread depth. The AA recommend at least 3mm of tread for winter motoring, so if the treads are getting low think about buying new tyres now. Call Big D’s tyres and get them fitted at your door at competitive prices. Big D’s Tyres Tel: 01582 467800 – see page 5 for advert. 5. Windscreen wipers and washer fluid Blades will last for two years at the most. New blades clear the screen more effectively and so help reduce dazzle from the sun. Top up your washer fluid and treat with a good quality, purpose-made additive to reduce the chance of freezing.Available from Milehams A1 Motor Store 133 Southdown Rd, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 1PU. Tel: 01582 766333.

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