Music News

Fri, 10:55

A star of fantasy drama Game of Thrones will be appearing in Hatfield tonight (Friday).

Folk by the Oak's spectacular firework encore [Picture: Elly Lucas]

Folk by the Oak returns to Hatfield next summer and the Welwyn Hatfield Times has a family ticket to win for the music festival in a special Christmas competition.

St Albans Abbey

Six carol services in just one day, plus the unique sight of a metre-high, hand-knitted Nativity scene await festive visitors at St Albans Cathedral on Saturday, December 20.

AC/DC will play Wembley Stadium in London

Tickets for AC/DC’s huge Wembley Stadium concert next year have gone on sale.

Basement Jaxx [Photo by Dave Burke]

Grammy-nominated Basement Jaxx will headline music festival Standon Calling 2015.

Theatre News

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Following last year’s successful Christmas show Beauty and the Beast, the Hawthorne Theatre pantomime returns next week with Sleeping Beauty.

A Christmas Carol will be performed at the BarnTheatre in Welwyn Garden City

Charles Dickens’ classic story A Christmas Carol is brought to life at the Barn Theatre in Welwyn Garden City in an exciting new musical adaptation.

A fantastic new family show dedicated to all things Christmas is coming to Hatfield.

The giant in St Albans pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk

Tickets for St Albans’ 2015 pantomime Peter Pan have already gone on sale – with still three weeks left to run on this winter’s Alban Arena show.

EastEnders star Steve McFadden as the evil Fleshcreep in St Albans pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk at the Alban Arena

St Albans pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk is packing them in at the Alban Arena and here are some pictures from the production.

Arts News

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A comedian who travelled to Hereford by mistake instead of Hertford has rearranged his show in the county town.

Comedian Bill Bailey

Comedian Bill Bailey brings his latest live show, Limboland, to Hertfordshire next year, with tickets going on sale this week.

Frank Skinner - Man in a Suit

A seven year hiatus has not dulled Frank Skinner’s prowess as a top class stand-up, certainly not on the evidence of his Hertfordshire show on Saturday.

University of Hertfordshire Galleries is looking for artists to enter this year's Eastern Approaches exhibition

Artists from across East Anglia are being invited to submit work for an annual open exhibition organised by University of Hertfordshire Galleries.

Paul Merton and his Impro Chums will be appearing at the Hawthorne Theatre in Welwyn Garden City

Have I Got News For You star Paul Merton is coming to Welwyn Garden City next week for a special charity comedy show.

Days Out

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas trees will be the centre of attention at a church’s annual festival in Welwyn Garden City.

Kathryn Tickell and The Side performing at Folk by the Oak 2014 in the grounds of Hatfield House [Picture: Helen Meissner]

Tickets are due to go on sale in December for an annual music festival taking place in Hatfield.

the Forum Hertfordshire

Fri, 10:55

A star of fantasy drama Game of Thrones will be appearing in Hatfield tonight (Friday).

Gordon Hill AKA the Wealdstone Raider

Internet viral sensation the ‘Wealdstone Raider’ could be heading to Hatfield.

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The Slam Dunk Festival will return to Hatfield in 2015

A limited number of Slam Dunk Festival 2015 tickets have gone on sale.

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Baby Godzilla will be playing live at The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield [Picture: Andrea Tajti]

A group described as “the most mental band ever” will be rocking Hatfield tonight.

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The Forum Hertfordshire will once again host the Slam Dunk Festival in 2015

The Slam Dunk Festival will return to Hatfield in 2015 after organisers confirmed next year’s dates and venues.

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Reviews

Emma Smyth from Potters Bar receives an Interflora bouquet from Mark Wright during the ITV Surprise Surprise advertising break [Picture: John Garon]

Strictly Come Dancing finalist and radio presenter Mark Wright surprised a Potters Bar woman with an Interflora bouquet for her outstanding work within the community.

The bottom two couples - Janette Manrara and Jake Wood, and Karen Hauer and Mark Wright [Picture: BBC / Guy Levy]

EastEnders actor Jake Wood was voted off Strictly Come Dancing tonight (Sunday) after finding himself in the dreaded dance-off for the first time.

Jake Wood and Janette Manrara [Picture: BBC / Guy Levy]

EastEnders favourite Jake Wood is at risk of missing the Strictly Come Dancing 2014 final after finishing bottom of the judges’ leaderboard in Saturday’s live semi-final.

Janette Manrara and Jake Wood's Charleston [Picture: BBC / Guy Levy]

EastEnders favourite Jake Wood battles for a place in the final of Strictly Come Dancing tonight (Saturday), with the five remaining couples all taking to the dance floor twice.

Sonisphere festival

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Organisers of international touring rock festival Sonisphere have announced the first headliner for the 2015 European shows.

Comedian Bill Bailey

Comedian Bill Bailey brings his latest live show, Limboland, to Hertfordshire next year, with tickets going on sale this week.

The Prodigy take to stage at Knebworth. They will headline next year's Isle of Wight Festival

The Prodigy, Happy singer Pharrell Williams and The Black Keys have all been added to the Isle of Wight Festival 2015 line-up.

Community Events

The Galleria in Hatfield

The Galleria outlet shopping centre’s clearance event begins this week.

The Howard Centre

Here are the Christmas 2014 and New Year shopping opening times for The Howard Centre in Welwyn Garden City.

The Debenhams store in Welwyn Garden City

Here are the Christmas 2014 shopping opening times for Debenhams in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.

Marks and Spencer Welwyn Garden City

Here are the Christmas and New Year shopping opening times for Marks and Spencer in Welwyn Garden City, and the stores branches in London Colney and St Albans, Hertfordshire, over the 2014 holiday period

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