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NOW at the Local Theatres Abbey Theatre

National Trust 7th Aug 7.30pm & 8th Aug 2pm A brilliant and chillingly prophetic play. Former lovers Peter Fraser and Eleanor Perry set course for power in politics and journalism. But ambition unshackled from morality leads to personal and professional disaster. And Fraser’s weakness in the face of a hard-line group in Cabinet pitches Britain into chaos. Disturbing and alarmingly familiar, but with wonderful touches of humour and compassion. £9 Westminster Lodge AL1 2DL

Shenley Park Walled Garden

Open Air Theatre Shows Pride and Prejudice 8th Aug 7pm Join The Pantaloons for this hilarious new adaptation of Jane Austen’s witty and romantic masterpiece. Will Mrs Bennett manage to offload her numerous daughters in record time? Will Lizzy and Darcy actually get together? Will creepy Mr Collins just go away please? £13.50, child £8 The Tempest 20th Aug 7pm Take a voyage to an enchanted island full of adventure, romance, magic and monsters! Expect music and mayhem, poetry and puppetry in the Bard’s brilliant tale of shipwrecks, sorcerers and a silly servant. £14, child £8.50 Shenley Park, Radlett WD7 9JP

Luton Hoo Walled Garden

Open Air Theatre Shows A Midsummer Night’s Dream 17th Aug 7.30pm Enjoy an evening of Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy with beautiful Elizabethan costumes and a splendid musical score. £18, child £11 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 19th Aug 6pm Enjoy a trip down the rabbit hole with a new 6

production of Alice’s Adventures, as she stumbles into the magical world of wonderland and meets a host of colourful characters. Her journey will be filled with mystery and adventure in a show alive with song, dance and original music. Come in Wonderland costumes and join in a parade during the show. £18, child £11 Luton Hoo Estate, Luton, Bedfordshire LU1 4LF

Grove Theatre

The Little Mermaid 18th Aug 11.30am & 3.30pm This underwater adventure is a laugh-a-minute musical, suitable for all the family, with glittering scenery, sparkling costumes and a memorable score to sing along to. Grove Theatre, Dunstable LU4 5GP

The Radlett Centre

Pop Divas Live! 27th Aug 6pm The UK’s number 1 Pop Tribute, experience all your favourite pop divas as the greatest female stars of today appear on the same stage for the first time ever. With Little Mix, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Beyoncé and Rihanna join in the fun for 2 hours of non-stop hits. £16 Clinton Baptiste goes Stratospheric! Warm Up 31st Aug 7.30pm From Bolton via Vegas… the stars! Following the success of his last UK tour, clairvoyant medium and psychic Clinton Baptiste has gone exploring, stateside. Let him take you on a journey from his humble roots via the dazzling heights of Sin City and on to an amazing finale that will heal the world. Clinton Baptiste is the hapless, unsubtle psychic from Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights. £16, age 14+

Milton Keynes Theatre

The Addams Family 31st Aug - 4th Sept Everyone's favourite kooky family are now on stage in this spectacular musical comedy, starring Samantha Womack as Morticia and Cameron Blakely as Gomez. Milton Keynes Theatre MK9 3NZ

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Teddy Bear Trails 24th July - 5th Sept 9.30am - 5pm Find the codebreaking teddy bears hidden in secret locations. Included in admission price Concert Series All concerts are at 12 noon - 3pm and are included in the admission price Johnny Victory 1st Aug One of the leading established vintage entertainers with period music, song and dance. Miss Jones 7th Aug Romantic jazz from the 30s - 50s with songs from the old American song book era including Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra. The Bluebird Belles 8th Aug This fabulous retro girl group will dazzle you with charm from a bygone age. The Bailey Dolls 14th Aug London-based vintage vocal trio with intricate harmonies, swinging rhythms, old-fashioned humour and rip-roaring entertainment. Alison Carter 15th Aug Alison's sophisticated vocal style is influenced by musical genres ranging from jazz and blues to soul, pop and musical theatre. James Allen 22nd Aug With songs by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Michael Buble and many more. Natasha Seale 28th Aug Whether performing vintage tunes with a contemporary twist, soul classics or Latin rhythms,


Family Air Show 1st Aug gates 10am Expect thrilling air displays from historic aircraft and explore the beautiful Swiss Garden. Park in your own box with enough room to set up your picnic and listen to commentary on your FM radio. 10

Summer Bug Hunt 11th Aug 10am Join the Bedfordshire Invertebrate Group on a walk around the Swiss Garden looking for interesting bugs, and maybe try pond-dipping. £15, child free Swiss Garden at Night With Live Music Enjoy relaxing on a summers evening with live music. bring a picnic. Gates 6pm, £20 13th Aug: Acoustic Pop and Indie - Nick Moyster 28th Aug: Acoustic Soul and Country - Lawrence Hill Shuttleworth Flying Circus 14th Aug gates 3pm Circus performers on the ground and in the air will produce a spectacle, with air displays, roving circus performers, the famous twilight aerobatic pyrotechnic display and a bonanza fireworks display. Open Air Theatre gates 6pm, £18, child £11 Midsummer Night’s Dream 20th Aug Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 21st Aug Beers, Burgers & Live Music 20th Aug gates 5pm See the Shuttleworth Collection at night and enjoy a burger plus a pint or two from local breweries. Enjoy live music from local musicians. £10, child free Shuttleride - Pleasure Ride 30th Aug Take a horse ride alongside the famous Shuttleworth runway, riding over the grade 2 listed historic parkland, across local bridleways and around one of the majestic woodlands. Choose between 5, 8 or 12 mile routes. £18 a

RAF Museum

ActiveFest 24th July - 15th Aug Join in this outdoor festival of fitness and fun, tackle the outdoor obstacle course, race against your friends or compete for the top spot on the leader board. You will face the ninja wall, crawl under cargo nets and swing over water to get to the finish line. Sign your little ones up for a parent and baby yoga session or get them moving in the activity classes. Visit the website for more information. Spitfire 10K 28th Aug The race starts in the centre of the Museum, the historic RAF Hendon Airfield will form the route, taking you down streets, which were once Spitfire landing strips, through the Hangar and underneath the Sunderland Flying boat. Once you cross the finish line you will receive a Spitfire 10K race medal. Virtual Spitfire 10K 28th Aug - 15th Sept A race for everyone which allows you to tailor the experience to fit your schedule and ability. You can choose to start on race day at 10am or run the entire distance at some point over the weekend. If running 10K is not for you, split it into a few runs; or take a long walk, row or a cycle. You have until 15th September, the Battle of Britain Day to complete the challenge. Your support for these events enables the Museum to tell the inspiring stories of RAF personnel, just like The Few – the courageous Battle of Britain Pilots and Crew who fought in the skies above Britain in 1940. £22.50

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Comedy, Cinema, Concerts & More St Albans Comedy Garden

28th July - 1st Aug £25 This all-new Comedy Garden promises the ultimate remedy this summer with stand-up comedy starring Dara O’Briain, Sara Pascoe, Alan Davies, Tom Allen, Aisling Bea, Rob Becket, Josh Widdicombe and many more in the glorious surroundings of Verulamium Park.

Bedford Park Concerts

29th July: Olly Murs plus special guests Scouting for Girls 30th July: Cafe Mambo Ibiza in the Park 31st July: Ocean Colour Scene 1st Aug: Bedford Park Proms

Sundown Cinema Hitchin Lavender

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The Mansion House LU1 3TQ Gates 7pm, £15 25th Aug: Moulin Rouge 26th Aug: Romeo & Juliet 27th Aug: Rocketman 28th Aug: Bridesmaids 29th Aug: Bohemian Rhapsody 30th Aug: The Notebook 31st Aug: The Greatest Showman

Stockwood Festival

7th Aug 4pm - 2am This annual music festival which promotes live bands welcomes everyone from the local community for a good old shindig! There will be a licensed bar, BBQ, large camp fire, face-painting and makeup artist. Camping is available, and must be booked in advance. Ages 16+, under 18's must be accompanied by an adult. £15 in advance, £20 on the gate Woodstock Site, St Albans AL4 9HE

Festival of Culture

14th & 15th Aug This new event, featuring author panels, demonstrations from illustrators, discussions with translators, creative writing classes, archaeology talks, musical performances and a selection of engaging children’s events, will be a wonderful celebration of literature and the arts, for people of all ages. Books on the Hill, Holywell Hill, St Albans

Herts Fest

15th Aug 12 noon - 8pm Open air concert with live acts; UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro, Soul II Soul, Aswad and Ray Lewis from The Drifters and more Herts County Showground AL3 7PT

Hardynge Choir Choral Workshop

28th Aug 9.30am - 1.30pm Featuring the Fauré Requiem, and other works including Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine and Sing - by David Willcox set to the music of Widor’s Toccata. Non-members welcome, please book by emailing St George’s School, Harpenden AL5 4TD

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Crisis DIY Race to End Homelessness

6th - 19th Sept Come together with people across the UK, all setting their own challenge to help end homelessness. Create your own race and do it your own way over two weeks. Choose your distance, location and pace, and walk, run or wheel. Ending homelessness is a team effort, lets help make sure everyone has a safe and stable place to call home.

Watford Memory Walk 11th Sept

Since re-opening the Hospice’s charity shops are in need of more donations. Please donate any preloved clothes, electronics, homewares, puzzles and games to sell on their eBay store and in their shops. A bag of donations sold for just £25 could provide an hour of specialist nursing care. To find your nearest shop please visit

Put on your walking gear, lace up your boots and unite against dementia. This walk will bring together people affected by dementia, those who want to remember a loved one and those looking for a funfilled activity to raise money for charity. You can also walk on your own or with loved ones, on paths, pavements, parks or pebbles in a location of your choice anytime in September. By taking part you will raise funds to help the charity reach more people through its vital services, like the Dementia Connect support line, used over five million times since March 2020. Sign up for free today. Cassiobury Park, Watford

The Big Trunk Trail

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10th Oct Around Luton until 8th Oct Over 30 vibrant, beautifully decorated elephants will Why not sign up and start your training today. trumpet along a free, fun, family-friendly art trail around the town's key landmarks. This event has been organised by Keech Hospice Care to celebrate its 30th anniversary and say a big thank you to those who have supported the charity over the years.

St Francis Hospice Car Boot Sale

14th Aug 8.30am - 1pm Have you recently had a clear out? Have you got lots of pre-loved items to sell? If so, this is event for you, why not go along and make some money or grab yourself a bargain! Dudswell Field, Berkhamsted HP4 3TA www. stfrancis.

Race for Life 22nd Aug

10k 10am / 5k 11.15am The route is an amazing journey through a piece of history, hilly in places and fairly challenging, setting off from Westminster Lodge before crossing the open fields, enjoying splendid views of the Abbey and then journeying around the lake. £14.99, child £10, under 6 free Verulamium Park, St. Albans AL1 2DL

Hertfordshire 100 29th Aug

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free activities and entertainment for children. Lydekker Park, Harpenden AL5 2JE

The Magical Elves

5th Aug 10am - 4pm Street theatre, family games and interactive activities with a medieval theme. Look out for the scavenger hunt and win some great prizes. Free Outside St Albans Museum + Gallery

TOTFest 7th Aug Summer Reading Challenge

Get ready for Wild World Heroes, online and in your local library, with amazing books, awesome rewards, and ideas for taking care of the environment

Celtic Harmony Camp

Thursdays - Mondays Hunter Gatherers 22nd July - 2nd Aug Friction Fire Lighting Display, Stone Age Talks, Hunter Gatherer Quest, Cave Art, Explore the Palaeolithic Cave, Practise your aim on the Mammoth and more. £10 Stonehenge Builders 5th - 16th Aug Bronze Age Talks, Stonehenge Quest, Beaker Pottery and more. £10 Celtic Warriors 19th - 30th Aug Iron Age Talks, Boudicca Quest, Warrior and Weapons Training and more. £10

Summertime Celebrations

23rd July - 31st Aug Sunny fun with your Willows favourites; Peter Rabbit’s Adventure Playground, The Big Dig sand and water play, Squirrel Nutkin’s Treehouse, JCB Young Driver’s Zone, the new Bouncy Bounce inflatable pillows and Peter Rabbit and Friends have shows for you to enjoy on the Outdoor Show Stage. Willows Activity Farm

Dinosaurs Are Coming!

24th July - 5th Sept Visit this immersive exhibition of life-size animatronic dinosaurs sure to thrill any dino-mad kids and grownups. Time travel back 66 million years and come face -to-face with your favourite dinosaurs. Learn why they became extinct and how to save their modern-day equivalents from a similar fate. There will also be a fossil dig pit and safari car track. Join a Snorassic Sleepover pitch your tent opposite the new dinosaur exhibit and experience the zoo after dark. Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable LU6 2LF

Teddy Bears Picnic

4th Aug 11am - 2pm See the park come alive with teddy bears and their small owners. This fun-filled day offers a variety of 24

A day of preschool fun, based around 5 core zones Create, Imagine, Move, Explore and Play. The fun never stops with giant painting canvasses, a baby rave, bubbleologists, crazy golf, drama workshops, story time sessions, a tots race track, miniature fairground, bounceland and live shows. Ages 6 months - 5 years Herts County Showground AL3 7PT

The Time Traveller 10th - 18th Aug

Journey back through time, meet suffragettes, Luton Town footballers and board Luton Airport’s first plane. £8, age 6+ Wardown House, Museum & Gallery, Luton LU2 7HA

Neville The Squirrel 12th - 20th Aug

Neville loves to explore and spend his days delving into the Stockwood collections, and discovering and learning new exciting facts about them. With the help of the curator, Neville writes down his adventures and would love to share them with you. Ages 3 -7 Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton LU1 4LX

Trestle Mask Workshops 14th Aug

Playful workshops exploring marvellous masks. Create your own characters and learn techniques through games and exercises. £10 11am - 12.30pm ages 8-11 1pm - 2.30pm ages 11-14 3pm - 4.30pm ages 14-18 St Albans Museum + Gallery AL1 3DH

Booster Cushion Theatre

19th Aug 10am - 4pm free Enjoy family fun with this innovative travelling theatre. Outside St Albans Museum + Gallery

Summer Funfair 27th - 30th Aug

The annual fun fair returns to Harpenden Common with lots of exciting rides for all the family.

Hitchin Children's Book Festival

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Inside Out Market 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th Aug 11am - 5pm Enjoy delicious street food and artisan goods from a collection of local businesses. Market Place St Albans Caravanserai 12th Aug 4pm - 8pm This fabulous new market brings the spirit and historical concept of caravanserai to St Albans. Caravanserais supported the flow of commerce, information and people across the network of trade routes covering Asia, North Africa and Southeast Europe. With handmade Pakistani dupattas, traditional Indian desserts, Bangladeshi plants and more. Soak up the flavours and colours from across Hertfordshire Health Walks the globe. Market Place, St Albans The Health Walks volunteers are back bringing St Albans Vintage Market 15th Aug 9am - 3pm you a selection of much-loved free walks. Bringing you Antiques, Vintage, Brocante Highfield Park and Architectural Salvage. An amazing atmosphere Mondays 9.30am, Tuesdays 1.30pm & 2pm with inspirational dealers and fascinating finds. YMCA Highfield Park Centre, St Albans AL4 0DB St Albans City Centre Wheathampstead Harpenden Farmers Market 22nd Aug 10am - 2pm Tuesdays 3rd, 17th, 31st Aug 10.30am Real Street Food Nights 26th Aug 4pm - 8pm Public car park behind The Bull Pub AL4 8BL Taking place on the last Thursday of each month, Harpenden throughout the summer, bringing together traders Tuesdays 10th, 24th Aug 10.30am from around the world. Market Place, St Albans Rothamsted Conference Centre car park AL5 2JQ World Market 29th Aug 11-5pm Greenwood Park Fridays 2pm Discover produce and delights from around the globe. Greenwood Park Community Centre, Tippendell Lane, High Street, Market Place and George Street St Albans AL2 3HW Rothamsted Manor Bricket Wood Sunday 15th Aug 10.30am Summer Crafting Week - Build a Bee Hotel Moor Mill Pub car park, Bricket Wood AL2 3PN 2nd - 4th Aug £6 Make sure you register as a walker and then book 9am, 10.30am, 12 noon, 1,30pm & 3pm your walk by calling 01992 555888. Bees are in crisis, having lost most of their natural habitat, and struggling with pesticides, intensive farming and climate change. By creating bee-friendly Treasure Trails Follow a self-guided treasure trail through the winding spaces we can help. Using a variety of materials, backstreets and hidden corners of villages, towns and kids can make a fabulous Bee Hotel to hang in the cities. Crack the clues to unlock incredible stories from garden. There will also be outdoor games and a wildflower hunt in the café garden. the past and solve the mystery. With a text message Afternoon Tea 15th Aug 12 noon - 4.45pm service with clues if you get stuck. £9.99. Rarely open to the public, visit the Great Drawing Local trails: Room and Library for a delicious afternoon tea in this The Secrets of St Albans: Spy Mission Treasure Grade I listed Jacobean Manor House. Trail - 2.5 miles £23.95, child £10.25 Old St Albans: Treasure Hunt Trail - 2 miles Film: Women in Gold 20th Aug 7.30pm Sixty years after fleeing Vienna an elderly Jewish Local Markets woman attempts to reclaim family possessions that Eco Pop Up Market 1st Aug 11am - 4pm were seized by the Nazis. Not an easy task as Austria Ethical and sustainable products and food. considers them national treasures. Market Place, St Albans Rothamsted Manor, Harpenden AL5 2JQ Young Traders Market 5th Aug 4pm - 8pm Calling all Writers This new night market takes place on the first Thursday of each month across the summer. Created Harpenden Writers celebrate their 25th Anniversary in to support and nurture young talent, the market hosts 2022 and are looking for new members. They meet on a collection of young entrepreneurs offering the first Friday of each month (except August) at The everything from baked goods to jewellery, cocktails, Friends Meeting House, Southdown Road, AL5 1PD and 3D printing. to enjoy workshops, read arounds and talks by Market Place, St Albans established writers and editors. If you would like to join please email: or visit 26

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exhibition of Victorian tools and the Shop with ever changing seasonal produce. www. Hatfield House Open Wednesdays 10.30am - 4pm Beekeeping Experiences The garden is looking lovely as the gardeners 1st & 22nd Aug 9.30am and conversation team have all been very busy. Discover the secrets of one of the most important Produce and plants from the garden will be and fascinating creatures on the planet. available to buy. Please book, £5, 01582 721443 Tudor Legacies: Meet Henry VIII, Luton Hoo Walled Garden LU1 4LF His Wives & Children 1st Aug 11am - 4pm Meet a living history group of Tudor enthusiasts, Knebworth House and interact with Henry VIII, his six wives and his Garden Theatre - Macbeth children. 8th Aug garden opens 6.30pm, show 7.30pm The Lord Chamberlain’s Men are back, bring a The Jungle Book chair and a picnic, and watch Shakespeare as he 2nd & 3rd Aug 2pm first saw it performed in the open air, by an allA new musical adaptation of the family favourite male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and from Immersion Theatre. Bring low back chairs dance. £16, child £10, family £50 and a picnic. Age 4+ Luna Open Air Cinema Exclusive House Tour Classic cinema under the stars, bring blankets, 4th Aug 6pm - 8pm cushions, chairs and a picnic. £16.50, child £11 Take a personal guided champagne tour of Hatfield House, with over 400 years of Jacobean 19th Aug Moulin Rouge! 20th Aug Pretty Woman splendour all to yourself. £70 21st Aug The Greatest Showman Sing A Long The Three Musketeers 22nd Aug Rocketman 9th & 10th Aug 2pm Immersion Theatre invite you on an adventure as Garden Theatre - The Jungle Book they present an action-packed adaptation of this 25th & 26th Aug gates 5.30pm, show 6pm A new musical adaptation of this old favourite, epic tale. Bring low back chairs and a picnic. funny, exciting and wildly entertaining, this Age 8+ musical will have you howling with laughter, a Blooming Bubbles treat for all the family. Bring chairs and a picnic. 18th Aug 6pm Classic Motor Show Join the Head Gardener for an enlightening 29th & 30th Aug evening tour of the historic gardens. With a show arena hosting parades, static Classic Ibiza displays and vehicles including sports, American, 21st Aug 5.30pm commercial, military and classic motorcycles. A A magical rollercoaster ride of dance music’s brilliant day out for all ages with access to most iconic tracks reinvented by the urban soul orchestra who have worked with the very best in Knebworth Park and Gardens included in the price. £11.50, family £42 the industry.

Luton Hoo Walled Garden

NGS Open Garden 6th Aug 11am - 4pm This 5 acre Walled Garden Estate designed by Capability Brown in the late 1760s offers a unique opportunity to see conservation and restoration in action. Volunteer garden and local history experts will be on hand to explain and expand on what you see. See an amazing cactus 32 collection and original restored prop houses, an

Wrest Park

Wrest at War 14th & 15th Aug 10am - 5pm Take cover as you’re propelled into wartime Britain. Experience WW1 through the grounds of Wrest Park as you navigate your way to the front line. Fall into step as they train budding troops and hear stories of the battlefield as you wander through the living history encampments. Wrest Park, Silsoe, Beds MK45 4HR


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No fix, no fee for all repairs - you have nothing to lose! Low hourly rate Most repairs carried out in your home, if not the computer will be picked up and delivered back to you. Problems with Windows / Applications / Games / Internet / Networks fixed Friendly training and instruction available in plain English Advice given on upgrades - many older computers can be upgraded at a fraction of the cost of a new machine Upgrades of hardware and software

07974 156743 / 01582 794723


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Bathroom, Cloakroom, Shower Room and Kitchen Installations ●

Local Family Run Business, Over 35 Years Experience

Honest and Reliable Service

Free Consultation/ Quotation for all Enquiries

Tiling Plastering Electrical

Discounts on all Bathrooms & Kitchens Supplied

Electric and Power Showers Ball Valves and Overflows Blocked WC’s, Sinks, Baths and Basins Repair/Renew Stopcocks and Taps Plumb in Washing Machines and Dishwashers Repair Leaking Pipes Outside Taps

Dean Herrington 07830 159010 01727 764217 07983 588313


Call us today on 07917 716146


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