Alan Davies

Alan has worked on the Welwyn Hatfield Times and Herts Advertiser since leaving school in 1988. During his 28 years with the Welwyn Hatfield Times he has been sports editor and deputy editor. He is currently the paper’s associate editor, and is also editor of the monthly Welwyn Hatfield Times Magazine.

Fri, 10:40

A new adaptation of The Secret Garden comes to Sky Cinema today – October 23 – starring Colin Firth. Alan Davies goes behind the scenes of the movie partly filmed on location at Knebworth House.

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Thu, 10:12

Following Hertsmere Council’s green light for two new soundstages to be built at Elstree Studios, the first steps have been made for a film and TV heritage centre in the borough.

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Wed, 18:54

A talented local artist is calling on youngsters across Hertfordshire to enter an exciting competition with a chance to attend an exclusive workshop.

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Wed, 14:39

Prolific mirth-maker Alan Ayckbourn’s smash-hit play Relatively Speaking is coming to the Abbey Theatre in St Albans, care of the Company of Ten.

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Abbey Theatre Company of Ten St Albans
Wed, 11:45

Rebecca starring Armie Hammer, Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas is available on streaming service Netflix from today – October 21. Here we take a look at Lily James’ character, the second Mrs de Winter.

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Hatfield House Hatfield
Tue, 10:53

Ambitious plans to expand Elstree Studios have been given the go-ahead, providing a major jobs boost for Hertsmere.

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Elstree
Mon, 20:18

As theatres plot a way to welcome back live audiences safely with social distancing measures in place, the Herts Advertiser takes a look behind the scenes of how creatives at one St Albans venue have adapted its productions to today’s coronavirus world.

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Abbey Theatre Company of Ten St Albans
Mon, 15:41

An innovative cultural hub in St Albans has been awarded nearly £65,000 to help it bounce back from the impact of COVID-19.

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St Albans
Sunday, October 18, 2020

A new adaptation of The Secret Garden finally arrives at cinemas and on Sky Cinema this week after its much-delayed UK release. So where was The Secert Garden 2020 filmed?

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Dame Kristin Scott Thomas plays Mrs Danvers in the latest film adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel Rebecca.

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Hatfield
Thursday, October 15, 2020

“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” The first line of Daphne du Maurier’s novel Rebecca is one of the most memorable and evocative in literature. So where is Manderley in the new movie starring Armie Hammer, Lily James, and Kristin Scott Thomas?

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Hatfield House Hatfield
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Hertfordshire-based singers Kim Wilde and Paul Young will star in a new online music series featuring live studio performances and exclusive interviews.

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Hertfordshire
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

It will be another rock ‘n’ roll Christmas thanks to Gordon Craig Theatre regulars That’ll Be The Day.

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Gordon Craig Theatre Stevenage
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The Smiths famously sang Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now. It will be ‘Heaven Knows We’re Distancing Now’ when tribute band The Smyths return to St Albans for four concerts in December.

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The Horn St Albans
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

A solo Nick Cave concert filmed in the cavernous Alexandra Palace is coming to a Welwyn Garden City cinema screen.

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Campus West WGC Welwyn Garden City
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

A filmed concert featuring Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks can be seen on screen in Welwyn Garden City.

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Campus West WGC Welwyn Garden City
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

While multiplex chain Cineworld has temporarily closed its UK venues, the cinema at Campus West in Welwyn Garden City is still open for business.

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Campus West WGC Welwyn Garden City
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The National Theatre Live broadcast of War Horse will return to cinemas this November for Remembrance Day.

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Campus West Wyllyotts Theatre Hertford Theatre Welwyn Garden City Potters Bar Hertford
Monday, October 12, 2020

You can watch Michael Ball and Alfie Boe’s Back Together concert on screen at Welwyn Garden City’s Campus West Cinema and other venues across the county.

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Following the hugely successful run of The 39 Steps, the Maltings Theatre’s autumn season continues this week with Henry V.

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St Albans
Monday, October 12, 2020

More live music shows have been announced for The Horn in St Albans.

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St Albans
Friday, October 9, 2020

A multi-talented St Albans performer is celebrating the success of her first children’s book promoting positivity and encouragement.

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St Albans
Thursday, October 8, 2020

We can now reveal the finalists in the Archant-backed Hertfordshire Community Awards 2020.

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Christmas is cancelled? Oh no, it isn’t! Car Park Panto is coming to Knebworth House this December as the Hertfordshire estate welcomes the world’s first and best-selling drive-in Christmas show.

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Knebworth House Knebworth
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

It was ‘happy anniversary’ when the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire joined the celebrations marking the centenary of the founding of the county’s premier aircraft company.

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de Havilland Aircraft Museum Hatfield London Colney
Monday, October 5, 2020

What is forthcoming Netflix movie Rebecca about? Here’s a plot guide to the latest adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel.

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Hatfield
Monday, October 5, 2020

Adorable sun bears will feature in Paradise Wildlife Park’s next ground-breaking habitat at their World of Animals.

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Broxbourne
Monday, October 5, 2020

Friday night music returns to The Horn in St Albans this week.

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The Horn St Albans
Monday, October 5, 2020

Live theatre performances in front of an audience return to the Maltings Theatre this week.

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St Albans
Sunday, October 4, 2020

With the American presidential campaign entering its closing stages, an extraordinarily relevant play for now, Building the Wall, is coming to the Abbey Theatre stage in St Albans courtesy of the Company of Ten.

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Abbey Theatre Company of Ten St Albans

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