Music News

Fri, 15:53

A Fleetwood Mac tribute will be appearing in St Albans next week.

The Illegal Eagles will be performing at the Wyllyotts Centre in Potters Bar

A top tribute to American rock group The Eagles will be entertaining fans in Potters Bar.

The Prodigy headlined the main Apollo Stage on the opening night of Sonisphere 2014 at Knebworth Park [Picture: PG Brunelli]

Organisers of international touring festival Sonisphere are gearing up for the first European line-up announcements.

Download Festival 2015 Sunday line-up

The third and final main stage headliner for Download Festival 2015 has been confirmed.

Muse

Muse will headline the main stage at Download Festival for the first time next year.

Theatre News

Fri, 14:53

Strictly Come Dancing star Anton Du Beke and professional dance partner Erin Boag will be appearing on stage in Hertfordshire next year.

Josie Matthews as Miss Julie and Harry Harding as John in the Barn Theatre's production of After Miss Julie

After Miss Julie opens at the Barn Theatre in Welwyn Garden City this week.

Vienna Festival Ballet presents The Nutcracker at Hertford Theatre

There is another opportunity to see the acclaimed Vienna Festival Ballet in the county later this month.

The Falcon's Malteser

Family show The Falcon’s Malteser can be seen on stage in Hatfield on Friday.

The cast of KATS' production of Noises Off. Back row (left to right): Graham Dormer, Chris Simson, Ieuan Willoughby, Stephen Magona, Frances Farrugia and Lynsey Gammage. Seated: Margaret Webb and Helene Jewitt

Knebworth Amateur Theatrical Society presents hilarious farce Noises Off by Michael Frayn at the Village Hall until Saturday.

Arts News

Monday, November 10, 2014

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.

Comedian and actor Tim Brooke-Taylor will be appearing at Hawthorne Theatre in Welwyn Garden City [Picture: Hattie Miles for Clive Conway]

Best known as one third of TV comedy trio The Goodies, Tim Brooke-Taylor will be appearing in Welwyn Garden City this weekend.

Seann Walsh

Comedian Seann Walsh had to cancel his stand-up show in Hertford tonight (Saturday) after taking the train to Hereford by mistake.

Days Out

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The annual Hatfield House Frost Fair returns next week.

Messages left on the Lights of Love tree

Ceremonies to remember loved ones who will not be here this Christmas are being held in Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City.

Last year's Welwyn Garden City Christmas tree in the town centre

A star of The Voice UK will appear at the 2014 Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch-on.

Royal Gunpowder Mills Guy Fawkes event

Fireworks fans are in for a treat tonight and tomorrow night at Waltham Abbey’s Royal Gunpowder Mills.

The bonfire at this year's Hatfield House's fireworks display

It is Bonfire Night tonight (Wednesday). Everyone remembers the fifth of November for Gunpowder Treason and Plot, but one part of the history that may have been ‘forgot’ is Hatfield’s role in the Guy Fawkes story.

the Forum Hertfordshire

Friday, November 7, 2014

Tickets have gone on sale for The Forum Hertfordshire’s 2014 New Year’s Eve party.

Ed Sheeran at The O2

“Hi, I’m Ed,” said Sheeran as he walked on stage, and as fans at the O2 went wild.

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The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield

A Strictly Come Dancing contestant will no longer be ‘Flirting’ in Hatfield this weekend.

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Enter Shikari will release their new album The Mindsweep in January [Picture: Tom Martin]

Enter Shikari have confirmed release details of their eagerly-awaited fourth studio album The Mindsweep.

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You could win tickets to every show atThe Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield until the end of the year

The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield is celebrating its fifth birthday and you could win tickets to every show at the venue until the end of the year in the Welwyn Hatfield Times’ latest competition.

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Reviews

Yesterday, 20:51

EastEnders favourite Jake Wood scored two tens after shaking his hips to an entertaining samba on Strictly Come Dancing tonight (Saturday).

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

EastEnders actor Jake Wood will be shaking his hips again on the dance floor tonight (Saturday) when he performs a “fun samba” to the Macarena on Strictly Come Dancing.

The bottom two couples at Blackpool - Judy Murray and Anton Du Beke, and Sunetra Sarker and Brendan Cole [Picture: BBC/Guy Levy]

EastEnders actor Jake Wood is through to Strictly Come Dancing’s final eight, but tennis coach Judy Murray has been knocked out of the BBC One competition after losing the dance-off.

A previous Hatfield House Frost Fair

The annual Hatfield House Frost Fair returns next week.

Messages left on the Lights of Love tree

Ceremonies to remember loved ones who will not be here this Christmas are being held in Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City.

Sonisphere festival

Download Festival 2015 line-up announcement tweets

The first Download Festival 2015 line-up announcement is due this week.

Keith Flint on stage at Sonisphere 2014 during The Prodigy's Friday night headline show at Knebworth Park [Picture: PG Brunelli]

Knebworth music festival Sonisphere is still in the running for two major industry awards.

The Prodigy headlining Sonisphere Festival 2014 at Knebworth House [Picture: PG Brunelli]

While metal fans wait for Sonisphere 2015 dates and line-up news, there is still time to vote for this summer’s Knebworth festival in the 2014 UK Festival Awards.

Community Events

Hatfield House Christmas Frost Fair in The Old Palace

The annual Christmas Frost Fair opened at Hatfield House today (Friday).

Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag will bring their That's Entertainment show to Watford Colosseum in Hertfordshire

Strictly Come Dancing star Anton Du Beke and professional dance partner Erin Boag will be appearing on stage in Hertfordshire next year.

Last year's Welwyn Garden City Christmas tree in the town centre

The Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights will be switched on tonight.

The bottom two couples at Blackpool - Judy Murray and Anton Du Beke, and Sunetra Sarker and Brendan Cole [Picture: BBC/Guy Levy]

EastEnders actor Jake Wood is through to Strictly Come Dancing’s final eight, but tennis coach Judy Murray has been knocked out of the BBC One competition after losing the dance-off.

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