Music News

Yesterday, 21:49
The Rubettes are coming to the Gordon Craig Theatre in May. Picture by Stephane De Coster

White suits, trademark caps, falsetto harmonies – that’s got to be the Rubettes.

Folk by the Oak

A chart-topping singer signed to Ed Sheeran’s record label has been confirmed as a special guest for a Hatfield music festival this summer.

Barry Norman

Veteran cinema commentator Barry Norman will be on location next week, popping over from his Datchworth home to Stevenage’s Nobel School.

Purple Zeppelin

Some of the most recognisable riffs in the history of rock will be ringing out at the Gordon Craig Theatre on Saturday.

Wild Willy Barrett and John Devine

One of the musicians playing at a Kimpton Folk Festival curtain-raiser in the village on Saturday night will probably be keeping a very protective eye on his precious instrument.

Theatre News

Tue, 07:30
Jemma Puri (centre) together with Diane Carr, Caroline Cody, Holly Macer and Esther Blenman, who play striking sewing machinists in Made in Dagenham

The regional premiere of Made in Dagenham the Musical opens at the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar this week.

Jemma Puri (centre) together with Diane Carr, Caroline Cody, Holly Macer and Esther Blenman, who play striking sewing machinists in Made in Dagenham

Stand up for equality in Potters Bar this week as Green Room Productions brings Made in Dagenham the Musical to the Wyllyotts Theatre stage.

Nicholas Briggs provides the voices for the Daleks and other Doctor Who baddies

Nicholas Briggs may not be a household name, but his voice was the stuff of nightmares for many a nervous young Doctor Who fan.

Digswell Players will be Up Pompeii in May

A stage version of classic Frankie Howerd comedy Up Pompeii is coming to Digswell in May.

Josie Matthews and Suzie Major in The God of Carnage at the Barn Theatre in Welwyn Garden City

A “funny, if somewhat uncomfortable, play” has opened in Welwyn Garden City.

Arts News

Yesterday, 11:06
Living Crafts at Hatfield House

Hundreds of British designer-makers will be at Hatfield House for Living Crafts 2016 this week.

Hertford Arts Festival launch

More than 100 visitors attended the launch of the 2016 Hertford Arts Festival at Hertford Castle.

Romesh Ranganathan brings his Irrational show to The Alban Arena in St Albans

Tickets to see comedian Romesh Ranganathan’s second date in St Albans later this year are on sale.

Hertford Castle

Details of the third Hertford Arts Festival launch night at Hertford Castle have been announced.

Days Out

Yesterday, 11:06
Living Crafts at Hatfield House

Hundreds of British designer-makers will be at Hatfield House for Living Crafts 2016 this week.

Wall of Death daredevil Ken Fox is one of the attractions at the Stotfold Mill Steam Fair & Country Show 2016

Motorcyclist and Wall Of Death supremo Ken Fox is the man who put TV daredevil Guy Martin through his paces for his successful world record bid.

Hertfordshire Garden Show at Knebworth House

Now that the lighter evenings are here and we are all spending more time outdoors, you may have decided to give your garden a good going over.

Jean-Christophe Novelli at the East of England Food Festival at Knebworth House

Thousands of food lovers converged on a Hertfordshire stately home over the weekend for the East of England Food Festival.

Jean-Christophe Novelli

Fine fare is to the fore at Knebworth House this weekend as the East of England Food Festival returns to the county.

the Forum Hertfordshire

Thursday, April 14, 2016
The Forum Hertfordshire hosts Fekky's Birthday Extravagaza

An all-star line-up will be appearing at The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield for Fekky’s Birthday Extravaganza.

The Monster Stage at Slam Dunk Festival South 2015 in Hatfield

Tickets for Hatfield’s leg of Slam Dunk Festival 2016 have sold out.

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The main outdoor stage at Slam Dunk Festival South in Hatfield

Organisers have confirmed the full stage line-ups for this year’s Slam Dunk Festival in Hatfield, Leeds and Birmingham.

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Slam Dunk Festival South 2015 at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield

The full stage splits for Slam Dunk Festival 2016 will be announced this week.

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Pendulum in concert at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield

Drum and bass giants Pendulum will return to The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield next month.

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Reviews

Yesterday, 11:06
Living Crafts at Hatfield House

Hundreds of British designer-makers will be at Hatfield House for Living Crafts 2016 this week.

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Wall of Death daredevil Ken Fox is one of the attractions at the Stotfold Mill Steam Fair & Country Show 2016

Motorcyclist and Wall Of Death supremo Ken Fox is the man who put TV daredevil Guy Martin through his paces for his successful world record bid.

Barry Norman

Veteran cinema commentator Barry Norman will be on location next week, popping over from his Datchworth home to Stevenage’s Nobel School.

Hertfordshire Garden Show at Knebworth House

Now that the lighter evenings are here and we are all spending more time outdoors, you may have decided to give your garden a good going over.

Jean-Christophe Novelli at the East of England Food Festival at Knebworth House

Thousands of food lovers converged on a Hertfordshire stately home over the weekend for the East of England Food Festival.

Sonisphere festival

Sunday, March 27, 2016
Pendulum in concert at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield

Drum and bass giants Pendulum will return to The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield next month.

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.

Community Events

Yesterday, 11:06
Living Crafts at Hatfield House

Hundreds of British designer-makers will be at Hatfield House for Living Crafts 2016 this week.

The nose section of de Havilland Comet 1a G-ANAV. To the left can be seen the fuselage of Comet F-BGNX [Picture: Garry Lakin]

A piece of Hatfield aviation history has returned to the county.

Jemma Puri (centre) together with Diane Carr, Caroline Cody, Holly Macer and Esther Blenman, who play striking sewing machinists in Made in Dagenham

The regional premiere of Made in Dagenham the Musical opens at the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar this week.

Jemma Puri (centre) together with Diane Carr, Caroline Cody, Holly Macer and Esther Blenman, who play striking sewing machinists in Made in Dagenham

Stand up for equality in Potters Bar this week as Green Room Productions brings Made in Dagenham the Musical to the Wyllyotts Theatre stage.

Battle Proms 2015 at Hatfield House

Ticket prices for Battle Proms 2016 in Hatfield will go up at the end of the month.

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