Music News

Yesterday, 09:38
The Rollin' Clones are due to play Goatfest 2016 in Codicote over the August Bank Holiday weekend

An annual music festival will take place in a new venue in Codicote this weekend due to its increasing popularity.

Kelly Oliver in the BBC Green Room

Hertfordshire singer-songwriter Kelly Oliver made her first live national television appearance yesterday on BBC One’s Sunday Morning Live.

Opera singer Jessica Bergman performs at the Hatfield Free Music Festival.

Hatfield Free Music Festival was held at Birchwood Leisure Centre over the weekend.

V Festival 2016

The 2016 V Festival takes place this weekend and organisers of the music extravaganza have confirmed the latest stage line-ups.

Fans of Monty Python and The Beatles can see The Rutles at The Horn in St Albans

Rutle-mania comes to St Albans later this year when The Rutles play a city pub.

Theatre News

Mon, 14:48
Musical Sister Act is coming to The Alban Arena stage courtesy of St Albans Musical Theatre Company

A production of divine musical comedy Sister Act is coming to the St Albans stage later this year.

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs is this year's St Albans pantomime at The Alban Arena

It’s panto time again! Organisers of St Albans’ festive show are looking for youngsters to appear in Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs this Christmas.

Mike Denman as Don Lockwood recreating the famous Gene Kelly scene in Singin' in the Rain at Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage

There was drama both on and off stage at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage at last night’s gala performance of hit musical Singin’ in the Rain.

Potters Bar Theatre Company is putting on musical Evita at the Wyllyotts Theatre in November

An Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical is coming to the Potters Bar stage.

Mayor of Hertford Linda Radford and adjudicator for the week Jan Palmer Sayer with the festival’s prize winners and the heads of HD&OS and NDFA. Back row, left to right: Kate Harding (Purple All Stars), Jennifer Scott Reid (Clavering Players), Neil Bird (Clavering Players), Nik Mayes (President HD&OS), Paul Adam Levy, Marc Borchert (University Players), Svenja Baumann (University Players), David Waters, Derek Palmer (Chairman NDFA). Front row, left to right:Teresa Hennessy (Clavering Players), Pam Shufflebotham (MADS), Philip Welsh (White Cobra Productions), Councillor Dr. Linda Radford (Mayor of Hertford), Jan Palmer Sayer (Adjudicator), Susie Beswick (Legion Players), Clara Kasten (University Players), Peter McGrath (Back to Front Theatre), Shirley Cumming (Back to Front Theatre), Michelle Blake (Back to Front Theatre). [Picture: Steve Beeston]

A seven-day showcase brought the best local theatre in the country to Hertford.

Arts News

Friday, August 19, 2016
Comedian Patrick Monahan will be appearing in Welwyn Garden City with his That 80s Show [Picture: Steve Ullathorne]

Tickets have gone on sale for comedian Patrick Monahan’s latest show in Welwyn Garden City.

Art in Clay returns to Hatfield House from August 19-21

A hugely popular pottery and ceramics shows takes over Hatfield House for three days this weekend.

Hertford Castle

There is still time to enter the Hertford photography calendar competition.

New Maynard Gallery trustee Roy Ward, Maggie Barton, Sarah Merry, Welwyn Hatfield mayor Pat Mabbott and Robin Kersey [Picture: George Stodulski]

A new exhibition has opened in a Welwyn Garden City gallery featuring the work of three award-winning artists.

Rich Hall can be seen at the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar and Hertford Theatre in September [Picture: Roddy Hand]

Grouchy American comic Rich Hall is coming to Potters Bar and Hertford in September.

Days Out

Yesterday, 17:30
Knebworth House Classic Motor Show [Picture courtesy of Knebworthhouse.com/RobRyder]

Looking for something to do over the August Bank Holiday weekend? Here’s a quick guide to some events taking place in Hertfordshire over the coming days.

Benington Lordship Chilli Festival

A tasty, red-hot food festival will be tickling taste buds in Hertfordshire this August Bank Holiday weekend.

Tank outside Hatfield House

A major two-day event to mark the 100th anniversary of the World War One tank trials at Hatfield House has been cancelled.

Hertford Castle basement [Picture: Robert Mills]

Visitors are being given the chance to discover the delights of Hertford Castle at an open day this weekend.

Steam engines will be on display at the Knebworth Steam & Country Crafts Fair.

Thousands of enthusiasts are expected to flock to a steam and crafts fair this weekend in the grand surroundings of Knebworth House.

the Forum Hertfordshire

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Eastern Electrics 2016 at Hatfield House [Picture: Khristopher Morgan for Here & Now]

Thousands of party-loving music fans attended the 2016 Eastern Electrics Festival at Hatfield House.

Eastern Electrics Festival 2015 at Hatfield House [Picture: Khris Cowley for Here & Now]

Dance music fans can expect a few surprises when the gates to Eastern Electrics 2016 open at Hatfield House this weekend.

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Eastern Electrics Festival 2015 at Hatfield House [Picture: Gemma Parker]

Police have issued safety tips ahead of Saturday’s Eastern Electrics festival at Hatfield House and warned revellers that ‘legal highs’ are now illegal.

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Eastern Electrics Festival 2015 at Hatfield House [Picture: Khris Cowley for Here & Now]

Organisers of an electronic dance music festival have issued a ticket warning ahead of this summer’s event in Hatfield.

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Reviews

Yesterday, 17:30
Knebworth House Classic Motor Show [Picture courtesy of Knebworthhouse.com/RobRyder]

Looking for something to do over the August Bank Holiday weekend? Here’s a quick guide to some events taking place in Hertfordshire over the coming days.

Read more
Benington Lordship Chilli Festival

A tasty, red-hot food festival will be tickling taste buds in Hertfordshire this August Bank Holiday weekend.

The Luna Cinema at Hatfield House

The Force will be strong at Hatfield House as The Luna Cinema screens four Star Wars movies at the Hertfordshire stately home over the coming weeks.

Tank outside Hatfield House

A major two-day event to mark the 100th anniversary of the World War One tank trials at Hatfield House has been cancelled.

Open-air cinema at Hertford Castle [Picture: Steve Beeston]

Tickets are still available to the two Hertford Castle open-air cinema screenings over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Sonisphere festival

Thursday, June 9, 2016
The Sonisphere 2014 festival's main stage at Knebworth from the air [Picture: National Police Air Service – Boreham]

A married Royal Navy sailor and father of three has been found not guilty of raping a 21-year-old woman at a Knebworth music festival.

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

Sonisphere 2016 has just taken place in Switzerland, but will the touring rock and metal festival return to England in 2017?

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.

Community Events

Yesterday, 17:30
Knebworth House Classic Motor Show [Picture courtesy of Knebworthhouse.com/RobRyder]

Looking for something to do over the August Bank Holiday weekend? Here’s a quick guide to some events taking place in Hertfordshire over the coming days.

The Luna Cinema at Hatfield House

The Force will be strong at Hatfield House as The Luna Cinema screens four Star Wars movies at the Hertfordshire stately home over the coming weeks.

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs is this year's St Albans pantomime at The Alban Arena

It’s panto time again! Organisers of St Albans’ festive show are looking for youngsters to appear in Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs this Christmas.

Art in Clay returns to Hatfield House from August 19-21

A hugely popular pottery and ceramics shows takes over Hatfield House for three days this weekend.

Hertford Castle

There is still time to enter the Hertford photography calendar competition.

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