Music News

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

In 1966, Spencer Davis was described by NME as the “man about Potters Bar” with a blue Mini Cooper S.

Hatfield House will feature in a new series of online programmes exploring sumptuous choral music and beautiful architecture.

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

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

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.

Theatre News

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A highly original show celebrating playwright George Bernard Shaw will be available to view free online on the 70th anniversary of his death on Monday, November 2.

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.

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.

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

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

Arts News

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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

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.

A star of sitcom Peep Show will help Hitchin’s Mostly Comedy celebrate its 12th anniversary.

A charity photo exhibition of Hertfordshire’s stunning wildlife has gone live online.

Artists will be exhibiting their work across the county town at the rearranged Hertford Arts Trail.

Days Out

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You will be able to meet Santa in his new grotto at Hertfordshire’s Paradise Wildlife Park this winter.

Zookeepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo prepared a Halloween feast for the sea lion colony this week - as they prepare to say farewell to the much-loved family, who will soon leave for their new home at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

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.

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

Big Cats About the House star Giles Clark officially opened Land of the Tigers at Hertfordshire’s Paradise Wildlife Park.

Reviews

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A special edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack version of V For Venedetta is being released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment for fans of the movie in time for Bonfire Night.

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You will be able to meet Santa in his new grotto at Hertfordshire’s Paradise Wildlife Park this winter.

Zookeepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo prepared a Halloween feast for the sea lion colony this week - as they prepare to say farewell to the much-loved family, who will soon leave for their new home at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Hertfordshire’s world famous Elstree Studios has become the first studio to join Creative England’s new Filming in England Partnership.

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.

Sonisphere festival

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Organisers of Hatfield’s Slam Dunk Festival have confirmed the third wave of bands joining the 2020 line-up.

Community Events

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You will be able to meet Santa in his new grotto at Hertfordshire’s Paradise Wildlife Park this winter.

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.

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.

The animals went in two by two... A Noah’s Ark trail is coming to Hertford for the school half-term.

Netflix hit Enola Holmes starring Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill and Helena Bonham Carter isn’t the first movie featuring Sherlock Holmes to be filmed in Hatfield.