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Kelly Oliver is planning the release of her second album

Soaring Stevenage songbird Kelly Oliver has an exciting few weeks ahead.

James Bay at Thetford Forest

Singer-songwriter James Bay doesn’t get much time to reconnect with his North Herts roots since taking the music world by storm.

Standon Calling 2015

Organisers of Hertfordshire music festival Standon Calling will make the first 2016 line-up announcement later this month – with early bird weekend tickets almost sold out.

The line-up for EDC UK 2016 has been announced

The Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) UK 2016 line-up has been announced.

X Factor runners-up Reggie 'N' Bollie will appear at Mash It Up! at The Alban Arena in St Albans

Last year’s X Factor runners-up will be appearing on stage in St Albans in April.

Theatre News

Sunday, January 31, 2016
Lilies on the Land is the next play at the Barn Theatre in Welwyn Garden City

Following the Barn’s sell-out run of Brassed Off, Lilies on the Land will be the next production at the Welwyn Garden City theatre.

Jeffrey Holland appears in Secondary Cause Of Death at the Gordon Craig Theatre, February 2016

With the curtain about to come down on Sleeping Beauty as the Gordon Craig’s annual pantomime is put to bed, it’s time for more traditional drama to take its place on stage at the Stevenage venue.

Tara Fitzgerald with Brassed Off cast members at the Barn Theatre, including director Coral Walton and Tammy Wall, who plays Gloria, the role made famous by Tara Fitzgerald

Cast members of a Welwyn Garden City theatre’s production of Brassed Off got a surprise when one of the stars of the hit film attended the first night.

Magician Jamie Raven is coming to The Alban Arena in St Albans

A star of last year’s series of Britain’s Got Talent brings his magic tour to St Albans later this year.

Arts News

Sunday, January 31, 2016
Ross Noble

Comedian Ross Noble will be bringing his new stand-up tour to St Albans later this year.

Irish comedian Tommy Tiernan will appear in St Albans

Irish comedian Tommy Tiernan returns to St Albans next month for a comedy date at The Alban Arena.

Comedian Robyn Perkins is on the bill at The Forum in Stevenage in February

Time to get your comedy calendars out – there are plenty of dates to put in your diary as rising stars of the circuit and seasoned veterans hit the boards in Stevenage and North Herts.

Comedian Stephen K Amos brings his The Laughter Master tour to Hertford Theatre

Comedian Stephen K Amos returns to Hertford later this month – and in a YouTube video encourages fans to skydive to the venue to avoid the county town’s traffic and parking problems.

Days Out

Thu, 14:38
Tickets have gone on sale for The American Air Show and Flying Legends at IWM Duxford

Tickets have gone on sale for two major air shows at IWM Duxford.

Tickets for the 2016 Hatfield House Battle Proms have gone on sale. This picture was taken at last year's concert by photo competition winner Christine Deakin-White Harrison

Classical music fans have until the end of the month to buy Battle Proms tickets for this summer’s Hatfield concert before prices go up.

Cara Dillon will play an exclusive set at Folk by the Oak 2016

More acts have been confirmed for a Hatfield music festival, including an exclusive performance by an all-star line-up of musicians.

Will Young will appear at Newmarket Nights at Newmarket Racecourses

Chart-topping singer Will Young has been announced for this summer’s Newmarket Nights at Newmarket Racecourses.

the Forum Hertfordshire

Wed, 16:05
The line-up for EDC UK 2016 has been announced

The Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) UK 2016 line-up has been announced.

Slam Dunk Festival South at The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield

The third Slam Dunk Festival 2016 line-up announcement will be made next week.

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Vine personality Arron Crascall

An online prankster will be entertaining clubbers in Hatfield this weekend.

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All aboard the Venga bus as the Vengaboys will be appearing at The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield

The Vengabus will be stopping by Hatfield next week when The Vengaboys come to town.

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DJ SASH! at Hatfield nightspot

Friday, January 22, 2016
DJ SASH! will be appearing at The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield

A superstar European DJ and producer will be spinning the tunes at a Hatfield nightclub this weekend.

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Reviews

Thu, 14:38
Tickets have gone on sale for The American Air Show and Flying Legends at IWM Duxford

Tickets have gone on sale for two major air shows at IWM Duxford.

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Hertfordshire County Council is encouraging residents to visit their local library this weekend

Families are being invited to celebrate National Libraries Day this Saturday at Hatfield Library in Queensway.

Maddy Hill, David James, Jason Manford and Samantha Cameron appear in The Great Sport Relief Bake Off 2016 [Picture: BBC/Love Productions/Lucille Flood]

Former England goalkeeper David James from Welwyn Garden City faces the Prime Minister’s wife, Samantha Cameron, in tonight’s episode of The Great Sport Relief Bake Off 2016.

Tickets for the 2016 Hatfield House Battle Proms have gone on sale. This picture was taken at last year's concert by photo competition winner Christine Deakin-White Harrison

Classical music fans have until the end of the month to buy Battle Proms tickets for this summer’s Hatfield concert before prices go up.

La Traviata can be seen at an Event Cinema screening at the Garden City Cinema in Welwyn Garden City

A classic Giuseppe Verdi opera is coming to the cinema screen in Welwyn Garden City.

Sonisphere festival

Friday, June 12, 2015
Slam Dunk has won Kerrang's best festival again

Hatfield’s Slam Dunk Festival has won a national rock music magazine’s best festival award for the second year running.

Metallica on the main stage at Sonisphere 2014 in Knebworth Park on the Sunday [Picture: Sonisphere]

The first Sonisphere Festival show of 2015 has started in Italy.

Knebworth House

The Rolling Stones are rumoured to be lining up a massive summer concert at Knebworth House, according to a national newspaper report.

The Prodigy [Picture: Bartleberry Logan]

The Prodigy have scored their sixth UK number one album with The Day Is My Enemy.

Bruce Dickinson, of Saturday headliners Iron Maiden, on the main Apollo Stage at Sonisphere 2014 in Knebworth Park [Picture: PG Brunelli]

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson is recovering from cancer treatment.

Community Events

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Get bikes security marked in Welwyn Garden City

Hertfordshire police are offering a service to make bikes more difficult to steal

A candlelit lantern parade will take place in Potters Bar to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 on Wednesday, January 27

A candlelit parade and ceremony will take place today (Wednesday) in Potters Bar to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD).

RSPCA logo

A fundraising event in aid of an animal centre near Potters Bar has been put back a week.

Tickets for the 2016 Hatfield House Battle Proms have gone on sale. This picture was taken at last year's concert by photo competition winner Christine Deakin-White Harrison

Classical music fans have until the end of the month to buy Battle Proms tickets for this summer’s Hatfield concert before prices go up.

La Traviata can be seen at an Event Cinema screening at the Garden City Cinema in Welwyn Garden City

A classic Giuseppe Verdi opera is coming to the cinema screen in Welwyn Garden City.

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