A selection of PAST events in and around Watford, Hertfordshire

SINCE THE START OF 2017

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For the record, a selection of PAST events in the Watford area, listed in date order
2017  

14 Jan – 25 Jun 2017

Bushey

Portraits
Exhibition of portrait paintings including recent acquisitions
Bushey Museum & Art Gallery
Bushey Museum, Rudolph Road, Bushey
Museum's usual opening times. Link.

18 January 2017
Wednesday
7-9pm

Bushey

Senior School Concert
Purcell School
Purcell School, Aldenham Road, Bushey
Admission free. Link.

18 January 2017
Wednesday
7:30pm

Watford

"The repair and conservation of Georgian houses, 1710-1820, on London's southbank"
Talk by Stephen Bull
South West Herts Archaelogical and Historical Society
West Herts College, Hempstead Road, Watford
Member: free. Visitor: £3
Doors open from 7pm. Visitors are welcome but need to telephone to book.
Tel: 07784 807108.

19 January 2017
Thursday
8:00pm

Bushey

"When boats flew"
Talk by Adrian Constable on the history of British Airways
Watford & District Industrial History Society
North Hall, Queen's School, Aldenham Road, Bushey
Free for members. For a visitor a donation of £4 is suggested. Link.

26–28 January 2017
7:45pm

Abbots Langley

"Awkward"
A new play by Steve Barker
The Centralian Players
Henderson Hall, High Street, Abbots Langley
£8 (concession £6)
The play contains adult humour.
Tel: 01923 227392. Link.

28 January 2017
Saturday
2-5pm

Watford

A performing opportunity for musicians and singers of classical-style music
Eternal Chord
Friends' Meeting House, 150 Church Road, Watford
Performers: £4 (under-18s: free). Listeners: free (donation optional)
Contact the organiser, David Silver, to ensure a 5-minute performance slot. Piano available.

31 January 2017
Tuesday
1-2pm

Watford

Lunchtime concert
Leo Appel (violin and piano)

St Mary's Church, Church Street / High Street, Watford
Free (donations welcome). Link.

1 February 2017
Wednesday
7-8:30pm

Bushey

Lower School Concert
Purcell School
Purcell School, Aldenham Road, Bushey
Admission free. Link.

5 February 2017
Sunday
4:00pm

Watford

Concert
Anna Huntley (mezzo-soprano), James Baillieu (piano)
Octagon Music Society
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
£15. Free for all under 26 years of age
£60 for season of 5 concerts. See the website for programme details.
Tel: 01923 231917. Link.

7 February 2017
Tuesday
1-2pm

Watford

Lunchtime concert
Musicians from the Purcell School

St Mary's Church, Church Street / High Street, Watford
Free (donations welcome). Link.

11–12 February 2017
11-12pm

Bushey

Picture a Portrait
Create your own portrait: fun for children
Bushey Museum Trust
Bushey Museum, Rudolph Road, Bushey
Coffee and cake will be on sale. Link.

14 February 2017
Tuesday
1-2pm

Watford

Lunchtime concert
St Mary's Valentine concert

St Mary's Church, Church Street / High Street, Watford
Free (donations welcome). Link.

16–18 February 2017
7pm; also Fri & Sat matinee 2pm

Watford

"Oliver!"
A musical by Lionel Bart
Rickmansworth Players Youth
Pump House Theatre and Arts Centre, Lower Board Road, Watford
£12.
Tel: 0333 666 3366. Link.

16 February 2017
Thursday
8:00pm

Bushey

"Joseph Locke: Victorian contractor extraordinaire"
Talk by Fred Hughes
Watford & District Industrial History Society
North Hall, Queen's School, Aldenham Road, Bushey
Free for members. For a visitor a donation of £4 is suggested. Link.

21 February 2017
Tuesday
1-2pm

Watford

Lunchtime concert
Soundproof Jazz play the standards

St Mary's Church, Church Street / High Street, Watford
Free (donations welcome). Link.

22 February 2017
Wednesday
7-9pm

Bushey

Middle School Concert
Purcell School
Purcell School, Aldenham Road, Bushey
Admission free. Link.

22–25 February 2017
7:45pm; also Saturday matinee 2:45pm

Watford

"Ladies who Lunch"
A play by Tudor Gates
Belmont Theatre Company
Pump House Theatre and Arts Centre, Lower Board Road, Watford.
Tel: 07917 324179. Link.

22 February 2017
Wednesday
7:30pm

Watford

"Shops, slums and sanitation - Watford 1849 and beyond"
Talk by Ann Rattue
South West Herts Archaelogical and Historical Society
West Herts College, Hempstead Road, Watford
Member: free. Visitor: £3
Doors open from 7pm. Visitors are welcome but need to telephone to book.
Tel: 07784 807108.

24–25 February 2017

Abbots Langley

Book sale
Book Trade Benevolent Society
BTBS, The Retreat, corner of Gallows Hill & Abbots Road, Abbots Langley
Admission free
Thousands of new & nearly new books at bargain prices, mostly £2 or £4.
Tel: 01923 263128. Link.

4 Mar – 28 Oct 2017
1:00pm

Bushey

Saturday Recital Series
One-hour recitals
St James' Church, Bushey
St James's Church, High Street, Bushey
Free. Link.

4 March 2017
Saturday
6:30pm

Watford

Concert
Works by Bach, Mozart, Liszt, Chopin, Creston: a variety of styles (baroque, classical, romantic and jazz)
Nikita Lukinov (piano), Ivan Varchenko (saxophone)

St Michael & All Angels' Church, Mildred Avenue, Watford
£5 at the door
Home-made refreshments will be available in the interval.
Tel: 01923 247090.

4 March 2017
Saturday
7:30pm

Watford

Puccini's Tosca (concert performance)
OperaHerts
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
£20 (under-16s £10).
Tel: 07415 655164. Link.

10 & 12 March 2017
Friday
7-8:30pm

Bushey

"Venus and Adonis"
Staged performance of the opera by John Blow
Purcell School
Purcell School, Aldenham Road, Bushey. Link.

11 March & 9 April 2017
Saturday
2:00pm

Bushey

Bushey village trail
A walk featuring interesting people and places (including pubs) in Bushey
Bushey Museum Trust
Starting at Bushey Museum, Rudolph Road, Bushey
£5 (tickets available on the day). Link.

12 March 2017
Sunday
4:00pm

Watford

Concert
Aurora Trio (flute, viola, harp)
Octagon Music Society
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
£15. Free for all under 26 years of age
£60 for season of 5 concerts. See the website for programme details.
Tel: 01923 231917. Link.

15 March 2017
Wednesday
7:30pm

Watford

"Roman London's first voices: writing tablets from the Bloomberg excavations"
Talk by Sadie Watson
South West Herts Archaelogical and Historical Society
West Herts College, Hempstead Road, Watford
Member: free. Visitor: £3
Doors open from 7pm. Visitors are welcome but need to telephone to book.
Tel: 07784 807108.

16 March 2017
Thursday
8:00pm

Bushey

"Gustav Eiffel"
Talk by David Smith about the famous engineer
Watford & District Industrial History Society
North Hall, Queen's School, Aldenham Road, Bushey
Free for members. For a visitor a donation of £4 is suggested. Link.

21 March 2017
Tuesday
7:00pm

Kings Langley

Concert and film
A special performance of popular film themes with projection, followed (after an interval for refreshments) by "Cinema Paradiso"
Dacorum Youth Orchestra
Kings Langley Concerts
Rudolf Steiner School, Langley Hill, Kings Langley
Donation at the door
Clips from Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars. Acclaimed Italian film "Cinema Paradiso".
Tel: 01923 262505.

25 Mar – 30 Jul 2017

Bushey

"Fit for the job" - clothing for work
Exhibition of clothes showing how local people dressed to do their job
Bushey Museum & Art Gallery
Bushey Museum, Rudolph Road, Bushey
Museum's usual opening times. Link.

25 March 2017
Saturday
2-5pm

Watford

Musical afternoon
A performing opportunity for musicians and singers of classical-style music
Eternal Chord
Friends' Meeting House, 150 Church Road, Watford
Performers: £4 (under-18s: free). Listeners: free
Solo, duo, trio or quartet. Contact the organiser, David Silver, to ensure a 5-minute performance slot. Piano available.

25 March 2017
Saturday
5:30pm

Watford

Concert
Family favourites: music from Bernstein, Holst, Rossini, Jenkins, Grieg, Saint-Saens, Handel, Coates & Ravel
Watford Symphony Orchestra
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
£13. Link.

29 March – 1 April 2017
Wed-Fri 7:45pm; Sat 2:15 & 7:30pm

Kings Langley

9 to 5: The Musical
Based on the 1980 film; music & lyrics by Dolly Parton & book by Patricia Resnick
Kings Langley Light Opera Company
Kings Langley Community Centre, The Nap, KL.
Tel: 01442 268839. Link.

30 March 2017
Thursday
7:30pm

Chipperfield

Concert
Works by Palestrina, Mozart, Arcadelt, followed by Gabriel Fauré's Requiem
Lumina Choir, Sophie Henderson (solo), Donald Maclean (violin), Juliet Maclean (cello), Noa Davies (harp), John Wyatt (organ)
Kings Langley Concerts
St Paul's Church, The Common, Chipperfield
Donation at the door.

30 March 2017
Thursday
7:30pm

Watford

Concert
Mozart (The Magic Flute Overture), Saint-Saens (Violin Concerto no. 3), Beethoven (Symphony no. 6: 'Pastoral')
Watford Youth Sinfonia
St Michael & All Angels' Church, Mildred Avenue, Watford
Tickets available at the door. Link.

19 April 2017
Wednesday
7:30pm

Watford

"A watery history of Bushey"
Talk by Katharine Whitaker
South West Herts Archaelogical and Historical Society
West Herts College, Hempstead Road, Watford
Member: free. Visitor: £3
Doors open from 7pm. Visitors are welcome but need to telephone to book.
Tel: 07784 807108.

23 April 2017
Sunday
1-4:30pm

Bushey

St George's Day at Reveley
Morris dancing, dragon egg hunt etc
Bushey Museum Trust
Reveley Lodge, 88 Elstree Road, Bushey Heath
Adult £3; child free
Tea, coffee and cakes available. Link.

23 April 2017
Sunday
4:00pm

Watford

Concert
Mishka Rushdie Momen (piano)
Octagon Music Society
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
£15. Free for all under 26 years of age
£60 for season of 5 concerts. See the website for programme details.
Tel: 01923 231917. Link.

29 April 2017
Saturday
7:30pm

Watford

Concert: "War and Peace"
Sibelius (Finlandia), Vaughan Williams (Five Mystical Songs), John Williams (Music from "Schindler's List"), Sir Arthur Bliss (Morning Heroes)
With Andrew Shore (bass-baritone)
Watford Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra
Colosseum, Town Hall, Watford
£16, £18, £19. Under-19s: £5. If bought from the Colosseum add £1.50
Featured is the Western Front Violin, on loan from the Imperial War Museum.
Tel: 07546 112321 (Society); 0845 075 3993 (Colosseum). Link.

6 May 2017
Saturday
11am

Abbots Langley

Concert
Tom Winpenny (organ)
Spring Concert Series
St Lawrence Church, High Street, Abbots Langley
£5
Refreshments available half an hour earlier.
Tel: 01923 261795. Link.

6 May 2017
Saturday
7:30pm

Watford

Concert "In Flanders Fields"
Elgar (The Music Makers; The Spirit of England; Polonia), Brian R Knowles (In Flanders Fields)
Berkhamsted Choral Society and Chorleywood Choral Society (performing as English Philharmonia Chorus)
English Philharmonia Chorus
Colosseum, Town Hall, Watford
£10, £15, £20, £25; accompanied under-19s £10
Remembering World War I.
Tel: 0845 075 3993. Link.

13 May 2017
Saturday
11am

Abbots Langley

Concert
A wide repertoire of songs
The Southorn and Stratton families
Spring Concert Series
St Lawrence Church, High Street, Abbots Langley
£5
Refreshments available half an hour earlier.
Tel: 01923 261795. Link.

14 May 2017
Sunday
3:00pm

Bushey

Concert: "Serenade for Spring"
Gioachino Rossini (Overture: L'Italiana in Algeri), Gabriel Fauré (Pavane, op. 50), Ralph Vaughan Williams (Violin concerto in D minor, 'Concerto Accademico'), Ludwig van Beethoven (Symphony no. 7 in A, op. 92)
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
Bushey Academy, London Road, Bushey
£14 (rear), £17 (front); child £1.
Tel: 07467 248 258. Link.

20–21 May 2017

Rickmansworth

Rickmansworth Festival 2017
Narrow Boats, stalls, music, choirs, environment fair, fun fair, children's farm, food
Rickmansworth Waterways Trust
Rickmansworth Aquadrome, Rickmansworth
See website for programme of events. Link.

20 May 2017
Saturday
7:30pm

Abbots Langley

Concert
London Fellowship Band of the Salvation Army
Spring Concert Series
St Lawrence Church, High Street, Abbots Langley
£5
Refreshments available half an hour earlier.
Tel: 01923 261795. Link.

21 May 2017
Sunday
6:30pm

Bushey

Bach (St. John Passion}
Slightly abridged performance
Julie Bale & Diane Rees (sopranos), Lucy Balderson (mezzo-soprano), Geoff Ward (tenor), John Bernays (bass), with the Classic Chorale & an orchestral ensemble

St James's Church, High Street, Bushey
Entrance free; retiring collection
Collection in aid of the Red Trust (a charity in Bushey).

26–27 May 2017

Abbots Langley

Book sale
Book Trade Benevolent Society
BTBS, The Retreat, corner of Gallows Hill & Abbots Road, Abbots Langley
Admission free
Thousands of new & nearly new books at bargain prices, mostly £2 or £4.
Tel: 01923 263128. Link.

27 May 2017
Saturday

Abbots Langley

Concert
Local Vocals, and pupils from two schools
Spring Concert Series
St Lawrence Church, High Street, Abbots Langley
£5
Refreshments available half an hour earlier.
Tel: 01923 261795. Link.

6–10 June 2017
7:45pm; & 8 June, 1pm

Pinner

A series of concerts
Choral music, chamber music & song
Pinner Music Festival 2017
Pinner Parish Church, Church Lane, Pinner. Link.

10 June 2017
Saturday

Abbots Langley

Abbots Langley Carnival 2017

Procession of floats and bands, stalls, dancing displays, motorbike stunt act, dog show, fun fair. Link.

10 June 2017
Saturday
7:30pm

Watford

Concert
Opera music by Beethoven, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Mascagni & Puccini
Watford Symphony Orchestra
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
£13. Link.

10 June 2017
Saturday
From 1pm

Oxhey

Oxhey Village Fayre 2017
A variety of entertainments and stalls
Oxhey Village Environment Group
Oxhey Village Green. Link.

11 June 2017
Sunday
2-5pm

Oxhey

Summer of Open Gardens
About eleven gardens open in Hampermill Lane, Hillcroft Crescent, Oaklands Avenue & Raglan Gardens
Oxhey Hall Horticultural Society
134 Oaklands Avenue & other addresses in Oxhey Hall
£5 per adult; free for children
Pay at the first garden visited. All proceeds to be donated to the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Service. Link.

17–18 June 2017

London

Open Garden Squares Weekend
More than 200 gardens across London
London Parks & Gardens Trust
Adult weekend advance ticket £13; free for children under 12
One ticket allows entry to all the gardens on both days, and a colour guidebook to be posted in May. Link.

18 June 2017
Sunday
7:00pm

Watford

Concert: Sunday Night at the Muse
"A box of orchestral delights"
Watford Philharmonic Society
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
£10.
Tel: 07380 285788. Link.

24 June – 2 July 2017
12-6pm

Watford

Imagine Watford Festival 2017
A variety of open-air events

The Parade, High Street, Watford
Free. Link.

24 June 2017
Saturday
1:30-5pm

Croxley Green

Revels on the Green 2017
Various activities and entertainments starting with a procession of floats. Many stalls
Croxley Green Society
The Green, Croxley Green
Entrance free
An annual event established in 1920. Link.

25 June 2017
Sunday
2:30-6:30pm

Oxhey

Oxhey Open Gardens 2017
Many gardens open to visit with a single ticket

Start at 55 Oxhey Avenue or 48 Villiers Road
£5; accompanied children free
A booklet is provided, showing a map and garden details. Guide dogs only. Teas, cakes, plants. Link.

1 July 2017
Saturday
7:00pm

Rickmansworth

Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year: Final Concert
Competition for classical musicians aged under 19
Eight finalists: 4 pianists, 2 singers, 1 violinist, 1 marimba player

The Baptist Church, High Street, Rickmansworth. Link.

2 July 2017
Sunday
2-6pm

Bushey

Canada Day garden party
Live music with Canadian band The East Coast Fiddlers & renowned Canadian violinist Lauren Forder. Bushey Jazz Band. Barbara Whittle and her Bushey All-Stars. Craft stalls. Working forge. Bouncy castle. Children's entertainer. 14-foot tepee
Friends of Bushey Museum
Reveley Lodge, 88 Elstree Road, Bushey Heath
Adults £5; children 14 years and under free
Celebrating 150th year of Canada's independence. Homemade teas available. Link.

2 July 2017
Sunday
3:00pm

Bushey

Concert
Alison Boyd (soprano)
St Paul's Proms
St Paul's Church, Bushey Hall Road, Bushey. Link.

5–8 July 2017
7:30pm; also Saturday matinee 2:30pm

Watford

"The Gondoliers"
By W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Abbots Langley Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Watford Palace Theatre, Clarendon Road, Watford
£16.50-£21; £8 for under-16s.
Tel: 01923 225671. Link.

7 July 2017
Friday
7:45-9:30pm

Watford

Youth Orchestra Concert
Watford School of Music
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road).

9 July 2017
Sunday
10am-5pm

Harpenden

Highland Gathering 2017
Five pipe and drum bands, highland dancing, highland games, amusements for children, sideshows, crafts, food, beer & cider
Harpenden Lions Club
Rothamsted Park, Harpenden
Entry programme £4.
Tel: 0845 833 7426. Link.

9 July 2017
Sunday
6-9pm

Bushey

Some open-air opera
"The Glyndebourne Experience"
St. James's Summer Celebrations
Old Rectory Garden, by St. James's Church, High Street, Bushey
Take a rug, drinks and a picnic. All proceeds to benefit the Epilepsy Society. Link.

13 July 2017
Thursday
7:30pm

Bushey

Concert
An evening of Choral and Orchestral Music
St. James's Choir and friends, music ensemble and guest soloists
St. James's Summer Celebrations
St James's Church, High Street, Bushey
All proceeds to the Alzheimers Society. Link.

14–15 July 2017

Abbots Langley

Book sale
Book Trade Benevolent Society
BTBS, The Retreat, corner of Gallows Hill & Abbots Road, Abbots Langley
Admission free
Thousands of new & nearly new books at bargain prices, mostly £2 or £4.
Tel: 01923 263128. Link.

21 July 2017
Friday
7:30pm

Bushey

Concert
Evening recital
Lindsay Wagstaff (soprano), Anna Markland (piano)
St. James's Summer Celebrations
St James's Church, High Street, Bushey
All proceeds to benefit Dementia UK. Link.

22 July 2017
Saturday
2-5pm

Watford

Musical afternoon
A performing opportunity for musicians and singers of classical-style music
Eternal Chord
Friends' Meeting House, 150 Church Road, Watford
Performers: £3 (under-18s: free). Audience: donation
Solo, duo, trio or quartet. Contact the organiser, David Silver, to ensure a 5-minute performance slot. Piano available.

22 July 2017
Saturday
3:00pm

Watford

Summer Concert for piano, trumpet, clarinet and harp
Favourite classics by Bach, Hatdn, Dvorak, Chopin, Saint-Saens, O'Carolan & Concone; also Anatoly Lyadov & Alexander Griboyedov
Russian School of Piano Playing in Watford: Young Musicians Group

St Luke's Church, Langley Way, Watford
Admission free (donations welcome).

18 August 2017
Friday
7:30pm

Watford

Concert
Strauss (Four last songs), Mahler (Symphony no. 9)
With Lottie Bowden (soprano)
Watford Youth Sinfonia
St Michael & All Angels' Church, Mildred Avenue, Watford
Adults £12; concessions £8. Link.

16 September 2017
Saturday
2-5pm

Watford

Musical afternoon
A performing opportunity for musicians and singers of classical-style music
Eternal Chord
Friends' Meeting House, 150 Church Road, Watford
Performers: £3 (under-18s: free). Audience: donation
Solo, duo, trio or quartet. Contact the organiser, David Silver, to ensure a 5-minute performance slot. Piano available.

19 September 2017
Tuesday
7:30-10pm

Chorleywood

Open Rehearsal
Working on: Bernstein (Chichester Psalms), Fauré (Requiem)
The Chiltern Choir
The Free Church, Chorleywood
New members welcome. Link.

20 September 2017
Wednesday
7:30pm

Watford

"Roman pottery site in Highgate Woods"
Talk by Harvey Sheldon
South West Herts Archaelogical and Historical Society
West Herts College, Hempstead Road, Watford
Member: free. Visitor: £3
Doors open from 7pm. Visitors are welcome but need to telephone to book.
Tel: 07784 807108.

21 September 2017
Thursday
8:00pm

Bushey

"35 years in sewage and still smiling!"
Talk by Brian Keegan
Watford & District Industrial History Society
North Hall, Queens' School, Aldenham Road, Bushey
Free for members. For a visitor a donation of £4 is suggested. Link.

22–23 September 2017

Abbots Langley

Book sale
Book Trade Benevolent Society
BTBS, The Retreat, corner of Gallows Hill & Abbots Road, Abbots Langley
Admission free
Thousands of new & nearly new books at bargain prices, mostly £2 or £4.
Tel: 01923 263128. Link.

1 October 2017
Sunday
4:00pm

Watford

Concert
Dante Quartet
Octagon Music Society
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
£15. Free for all under 26 years of age
£60 for season of 5 concerts. See the website for programme details.
Tel: 01923 231917. Link.

3 October 2017
Tuesday
1-2pm

Watford

Lunchtime concert
Nina Cook and Simon Haynes
St Mary's Church
St Mary's Church, Church Street / High Street, Watford
Free (donations welcome). Link.

4 October 2017
Wednesday
8:00pm

Radlett

Concert
Ensemble Mirage
Radlett Music Club
Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett
Non-member: £15; age 8-25: free
See website for programme.
Tel: 01923 859291. Link.

7 October 2017
Saturday
7:30pm

Watford

Piano Recital
Ludwig van Beethoven (Seven variations on the theme "God Save the King"), Frederick Chopin (Sonata no. 3 in B minor), Felix Mendelssohn (Rondo Capriccioso), Robert Schumann (Carnaval)
Alexander Ardakov

St Luke's Church, Langley Way, Watford
£12; concessions £10.
Tel: 01923 246161.

10 October 2017
Tuesday
1-2pm

Watford

Lunchtime concert
Purcell School musicians
St Mary's Church
St Mary's Church, Church Street / High Street, Watford
Free (donations welcome). Link.

14 October 2017
Saturday
3:00pm

Watford

Organ recital
John Wearmouth plays the 1883 Brindley & Foster organ in a varied programme
St Andrew's Church
St Andrew's Church, Church Road / Park Road, Watford
£10
The price includes a cream tea. It is preferable to book.
Tel: 07868 120253. Link.

15 October 2017
Sunday
3:30pm

Kings Langley

Concert
Mozart (The Magic Flute overture), Bottesini (Gran Duo Concertante for violin & double-bass), Dvorák (Symphony no. 6)
With Paul Barritt (violin), Roberto Carillo-Garcia (double-bass)
Dacorum Symphony Orchestra
Rudolf Steiner School, Langley Hill, Kings Langley
£12; concessions (students, over-60s) £10; 18 years & under: free. Link.

17 October 2017
Tuesday
1-2pm

Watford

Lunchtime concert
Christina Birchall-Sampson (violin), Simon Haynes (piano)
St Mary's Church
St Mary's Church, Church Street / High Street, Watford
Free (donations welcome). Link.

18 October 2017
Wednesday
7:30pm

Watford

"Julius Caesar in Britain: latest research"
Talk by Dr Andrew Fitzpatrick
South West Herts Archaelogical and Historical Society
West Herts College, Hempstead Road, Watford
Member: free. Visitor: £3
Doors open from 7pm. Visitors are welcome but need to telephone to book.
Tel: 07784 807108.

19 October 2017
Thursday
8:00pm

Bushey

"Brunel's fan"
Talk by Michael Bailey
Watford & District Industrial History Society
North Hall, Queens' School, Aldenham Road, Bushey
Free for members. For a visitor a donation of £4 is suggested
The talk will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting at 7:30 pm. Link.

24 October 2017
Tuesday
1-2pm

Watford

Lunchtime concert
Dixieland Seven
St Mary's Church
St Mary's Church, Church Street / High Street, Watford
Free (donations welcome). Link.

31 October 2017
Tuesday
1-2pm

Watford

Lunchtime concert
Soundproof play the standards
St Mary's Church
St Mary's Church, Church Street / High Street, Watford
Free (donations welcome). Link.

3 November 2017
Friday
7:45pm

Kings Langley

Concert: Jazz at All Saints
Infinite Jazz Ensemble
All Saints' Church (KL)
All Saints' Church, Church Lane, Kings Langley
£15 (adult), £5 (child)
Interval refreshments included.
Tel: 01923 261607 / 266667. Link.

11 November 2017
Saturday
3:00pm

Bushey

'A Nightingale Sang' - remembrance concert
Alison Boyd accompanied by Gary Eyre with David Griffin, Tom Boyd & John May
Friends of Bushey Museum
Reveley Lodge, 88 Elstree Road, Bushey Heath
£15
Price includes tea afterwards at Mabel's Vintage Tearooms.
Tel: 020 8386 5411. Link.

12 November 2017
Sunday
7:00pm

Watford

Concert
Bach (Mass in B minor)
Watford Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra
Colosseum, Town Hall, Watford
Front stalls & circle £18; rear stalls £20. Under-19s: £5. To buy from the Colosseum add £2.
Tel: 07380 285788 (Society); 0845 075 3993 (Colosseum). Link.

15 November 2017
Wednesday
7:30pm

Watford

"Moses Cook: head gardener, Cassiobury Estate in 17th century"
Talk by Brian O'Riordan
South West Herts Archaelogical and Historical Society
West Herts College, Hempstead Road, Watford
Member: free. Visitor: £3
Doors open from 7pm. Visitors are welcome but need to telephone to book.
Tel: 07784 807108.

16 November 2017
Thursday
8:00pm

Bushey

Old films
Another selection of old films from Frank Banfield's collection
Watford & District Industrial History Society
North Hall, Queens' School, Aldenham Road, Bushey
Free for members. For a visitor a donation of £4 is suggested. Link.

18 November 2017
Saturday
7:45pm

Kings Langley

Concert: Autumn Colours
Kings Langley Community Choir & Chesham Germains Male Voice Choir
All Saints' Church (KL)
All Saints' Church, Church Lane, Kings Langley
£10 (adult), £3 (child).
Tel: 01923 261607 / 266667. Link.

18 November 2017
Saturday
7:30pm

Watford

Concert
Hamish McCunn (Overture: Land of the Mountain and Flood), Max Bruch (Violin Concerto no. 1), Edward Elgar (Symphony no. 1)
Watford Symphony Orchestra
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
£13.
Tel: 07925 749928. Link.

19 November 2017
Sunday
4:00pm

Watford

Concert
Richard Watkins (horn), Ian Brown (piano)
Octagon Music Society
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
£15. Free for all under 26 years of age
£60 for season of 5 concerts. See the website for programme details.
Tel: 01923 231917. Link.

19 November 2017
Sunday
6:30pm

Harpenden

Monteverdi's Vespers
Claudio Monteverdi (Vespro della Beata Vergine)
Lacock Scholars, Amici Voices, English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
Amici Voices
St John's Church, St John's Road, Harpenden
Entry free; retiring collection. Link.

22 November 2017
Wednesday
8:00pm

Radlett

Concert
Oliver Wass and Luba Tunnicliffe
Radlett Music Club
Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett
Non-member: £15; age 8-25: free
See website for programme.
Tel: 01923 859291. Link.

24–25 November 2017

Abbots Langley

Book sale
Book Trade Benevolent Society
BTBS, The Retreat, corner of Gallows Hill & Abbots Road, Abbots Langley
Admission free
Thousands of new & nearly new books at bargain prices, mostly £2 or £4.
Tel: 01923 263128. Link.

25 November 2017
Saturday
2-5pm

Watford

Musical afternoon
A performing opportunity for musicians and singers of classical-style music
Eternal Chord
Friends' Meeting House, 150 Church Road, Watford
Performers: £4 (under-18s: free). Audience: donation
Solo, duo, trio or quartet. Just come, or contact the organiser, David Silver, to ensure a 5-minute performance slot. Piano available.

25 November 2017
Saturday
7:30pm

Rickmansworth

Concert
Gabriel Fauré (Requiem), Leonard Bernstein (Chichester Psalms), Michael Cayton (Missa Beati Virginis Mariae)
With Ian Shaw (organ), harpist, percussionist & solo singers
The Chiltern Choir
St Mary's Church, Church Street, Rickmansworth
£13 (£6 for under-18s)
Includes the premiere of a work by the choir's Musical Director, Michael Cayton. Link.

27 November 2017
Monday

Abbots Langley

"A journey by stagecoach"
Talk by Hugh Granger on a journey from London to York, Christmas 1820
Abbots Langley Local History Society
Manor House Sports and Social Centre, Gallows Hill Lane, Abbots Langley
Non-member: £2 suggested. Link.

29 November 2017
Wednesday
1-2pm

Rickmansworth

Lunchtime concert
Soloists from the Purcell School
Three Rivers Music Society
Baptist Church, High Street, Rickmansworth
£6 (members £5)l under-25s free. Link.

30 November 2017
Thursday

Abbots Langley

Abbots Langley Carol Concert & Christmas Lights 2017

High Street, Abbots Langley. Link.

2 December 2017
Saturday
7:45pm

Kings Langley

Concert: A Christmas Fanfare
Chiltern Hills Brass Band

All Saints' Church, Church Lane, Kings Langley
£10; children free.
Tel: 01923 261607/266667. Link.

4 December 2017
Monday
7:30pm

Kings Langley

Concert: Songs of Nature
An evening of music and art with Strauss, Bizet and other composers
Olivia Robinson (soprano), Nicholas Korth (horn), Claudio Di Meo (piano)
Kings Langley Concerts
Rudolf Steiner School, Langley Hill, Kings Langley
Free entrance; donations welcome
Refreshments afterwards.

8 December 2017
Friday
7:30pm

Watford

Concert
Watford School of Music Youth Orchestra
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road).
Tel: 01923 225531.

9 December 2017
Saturday
6:45 for 7:30pm

Radlett

Carols by Candlelight
Includes Vaughan Williams (Fantasia on Christmas Carols)
With Jonathan Saunders (baritone), Nicholas Robinson (organ)
Radlett Choral Society
Christ Church, Radlett
£12; accompanied children under 16 free
With mulled wine and mince pies.
Tel: 01923 226836 / 243545. Link.

10 December 2017
Sunday
7:30pm

Abbots Langley

Concert
Beethoven (Overture Leonora no. 3), Tchaikovsky (Swan Lake Suite), Beethoven (Symphony no. 4)
Abbots Langley Orchestra
St Saviour's Church, Abbots Langley
£10; under-18s free. Link.

11 December 2017
Monday

Abbots Langley

"Friends of Little Cassiobury"
Talk by Doreen Meek
Abbots Langley Local History Society
Manor House Sports and Social Centre, Gallows Hill Lane, Abbots Langley
Non-member: £2 suggested
A short talk about the Cassiobury Estate 17th-century Dower House. Followed by Christmas party with mince pies. Link.

12 December 2017
Tuesday
7:30pm

Kings Langley

Christmas Concert CANCELLED
Tchaikovsky (Swan Lake); Elgar; carols
Dacorum Youth Orchestra
Kings Langley Concerts
Rudolf Steiner School, Langley Hill, Kings Langley
Free entrance; donations welcome
POSTPONED DUE TO THE ICY WEATHER. Refreshments after the concert.

13 December 2017
Wednesday
7:30pm

Chipperfield

Concert
Vivaldi (Gloria); & other seasonal music
Lumina Choir, and orchestra

St Paul's Church, Chipperfield
£10 in advance; £12 on the door; under-18s free
Refreshments afterwards.
Tel: 07922 483933. Link.

13 December 2017
Wednesday
7:00pm

Watford

Christmas Concert
A concert of Christmas music and carols
Watford Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra
Colosseum, Town Hall, Watford
Front stalls & circle £18; rear stalls £20. Under-19s: £5. To buy from the Colosseum add £2.
Tel: 07380 285788 (Society); 0845 075 3993 (Colosseum). Link.

14 December 2017
Thursday
7:30pm

Watford

"Belarus: its fascinating history"
Presentation by Matthew Cawthorne
Watford-Novgorod Friendship Society
St Luke's Church, Langley Way, Watford
Visitor £3
Visitors are welcome.

17 December 2017
Sunday
3:30pm

Kings Langley

Christmas Concert
Humperdinck (Overture 'Hansel and Gretel'), Johann Strauss (The Blue Danube; Tritsch-Tratsch Polka), Haydn (Toy Symphony), carols etc
With the Hemel Hempstead School Choir
Dacorum Symphony Orchestra
Rudolf Steiner School, Langley Hill, Kings Langley
£12; concessions £10; under-18s free
Doors open at 2:45pm for Christmas music, juice and mince pies.
Tel: 07766 441923 or 07899 847707. Link.

21 December 2017
Thursday
8:00pm

Bushey

"History of Handley Page and Radlett aerodrome"
Talk by Chris Sivyer
Watford & District Industrial History Society
North Hall, Queens' School, Aldenham Road, Bushey
Free for members. For a visitor a donation of £4 is suggested. Link.

30 December 2017
Saturday

Watford

Concert
Matthew Taylor (Symphony no. 4), Korngold {Violin Concerto}, Shostakovich (Symphony no. 10)
Watford Youth Sinfonia
St Michael & All Angels' Church, Mildred Avenue, Watford. Link.
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17 January 2018
Wednesday
7:30pm

Watford

"The King, the Empress & the Mandeville in the middle: excavations at South Mimms"
Talk by Adam Corsini
South West Herts Archaelogical and Historical Society
West Herts College, Hempstead Road, Watford
Member: free. Visitor: £3
Doors open from 7pm. Visitors are welcome but need to telephone to book.
Tel: 07784 807108.

18 January 2018
Thursday
8:00pm

Bushey

"Rebuilding the Welsh Highland Railway"
Talk by Stephen Jupp
Watford & District Industrial History Society
North Hall, Queens' School, Aldenham Road, Bushey
Free for members. For a visitor a donation of £4 is suggested. Link.

21 January 2018
Sunday
3:00pm

Radlett

Concert
Guitarrisima (5 girls with guitars, from Vienna)
Radlett Music Club
Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett
Non-member: £15; age 8-25: free
See website for programme.
Tel: 01923 859291. Link.

27 January 2018
Saturday
2-5pm

Watford

A performing opportunity for musicians and singers of classical-style and light music of any era
Eternal Chord
Friends' Meeting House, 150 Church Road, Watford
Performers: £4 (under-18s: £2). Listeners: optional donation
Contact the organiser, David Silver, for a 5-minute performance slot. Piano available.

29 January 2018
Monday

Abbots Langley

"Saving Frogmore House and Walled Garden"
Talk by Suzannah Fleming
Abbots Langley Local History Society
Manor House Sports and Social Centre, Gallows Hill Lane, Abbots Langley
Non-member: £2 suggested. Link.

31 Jan – 3 Feb 2018
7:30pm; also Saturday matinee 2:30pm

Watford

"The Sorcerer"
By WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Abbots Langley Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford
£16.50-£21; under-16s £8.
Tel: 01923 225671. Link.

2 February 2018
Friday
7:30pm

Kings Langley

Concert: "An Italian at the Court of Queen Victoria"
Songs by Francesco Paolo Tosti, Ruggero Leoncavallo and Giacomo Puccini, introduced by Ivan Hewitt
Barbara Gentili (soprano), Maurizio Carnelli (piano)
Kings Langley Concerts
Rudolf Steiner School, Langley Hill, Kings Langley
Free entrance; donation appreciated
Refreshments after the concert.

3 February 2018
Saturday
7:30pm

Watford

Concert
Gioachino Rossini (Overture: The Barber of Seville), Ralph Vaughan-Wlliams (Tuba concerto), Hector Berlioz (Symphonie Fantastique)
Watford Symphony Orchestra
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
£13.
Tel: 07925 749928. Link.

4 February 2018
Sunday
3:00pm

Bushey

Folk Meet
Led by Christine Bennett
St Paul's Proms
St Paul's Church, Bushey Hall Road, Bushey
Admission free
Retiring collection in aid of Herts Musical Memories. Link.

4 February 2018
Sunday
4:00pm

Watford

Concert
Da Camera
Octagon Music Society
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
£15. Free for all under 26 years of age
£60 for season of 5 concerts. See the website for programme details.
Tel: 01923 231917. Link.

15 February 2018
Thursday
8:00pm

Bushey

"The history and restauration of the paddle steamer Medway Queen, heroine of Dunkirk"
Talk by Pam and Mark Bathurst
Watford & District Industrial History Society
North Hall, Queens' School, Aldenham Road, Bushey
Free for members. For a visitor a donation of £4 is suggested. Link.

20 February 2018
Tuesday
8:00pm

Radlett

Concert
Gildas Quartet
Radlett Music Club
Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett
Non-member: £15; age 8-25: free
See website for programme.
Tel: 01923 859291. Link.

21 February 2018
Wednesday
7:30pm

Watford

"The economic impact of the Grand Junction Canal in Hertfordshire, 1791 to 1841"
Talk by Fabian Hiscock
South West Herts Archaelogical and Historical Society
West Herts College, Hempstead Road, Watford
Member: free. Visitor: £3
Doors open from 7pm. Visitors are welcome but need to telephone to book.
Tel: 07784 807108.

26 February 2018
Monday

Abbots Langley

"Cassiobury and the Earls of Essex"
Talk by Sarah Priestley
Abbots Langley Local History Society
Manor House Sports and Social Centre, Gallows Hill Lane, Abbots Langley
Non-member: £2 suggested. Link.

3–25 Mar & 29 Apr 2018

Watford

Watford Festival 2018
Competitive event with classes for children and adults in these sections: choral, vocal, pianoforte, strings, carnatic, woodwind & brass, speech & drama

See website for venues and dates
One of the largest festivals of its kind in Europe. Link.

From 3 March 2018
Saturday
1:00pm

Bushey

Saturday Recital Series 2018
45-minute recitals
St James' Church, Bushey
St James's Church, High Street, Bushey
Free. Link.

3 Mar – 6 Oct 2018
1:00pm

Bushey

Saturday Recital Series 2018
45-minute recitals
St James' Church, Bushey
St James's Church, High Street, Bushey
Free
Coffee available beforehand at 11 am, and light lunches afterwards. Link.

4 March 2018
Sunday
4:00pm

Watford

Concert
Bartosz Glowacki (accordion)
Octagon Music Society
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
£15. Free for all under 26 years of age
£60 for season of 5 concerts. See the website for programme details.
Tel: 01923 231917. Link.

11 March 2018
Sunday
3:00pm

Bushey

Concert
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
Purcell School, Aldenham Road, Bushey
£14-£18; children £1.
Tel: 07467 248 258. Link.

13 March 2018
Tuesday
8:00pm

Radlett

Concert
Pomegranate Trio
Radlett Music Club
Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett
Non-member: £15; age 8-25: free
See website for programme.
Tel: 01923 859291. Link.

15 March 2018
Thursday
8:00pm

Bushey

"The story of Choo-z-Suzy and her crew"
Talk by Chris Sivyer
Watford & District Industrial History Society
North Hall, Queens' School, Aldenham Road, Bushey
Free for members. For a visitor a donation of £4 is suggested. Link.

17–18 & 24 March 2018
7:30pm

Watford

Stargazing in the Park
With equipment and experts on hand
South West Herts Astronomical Society
Cassiobury Park Hub, Watford
Free
Family events, open to all. Link.

21 March 2018
Wednesday
7:30pm

Watford

"St. Albans and Rochester cathedrals compared"
Talk by Graham Everett
South West Herts Archaelogical and Historical Society
West Herts College, Hempstead Road, Watford
Member: free. Visitor: £3
Doors open from 7pm. Visitors are welcome but need to telephone to book.
Tel: 07784 807108.

21 March 2018
Wednesday
8 for 8:15pm

Croxley Green

Concert
Vivaldi (Gloria), & works by Mozart, JS Bach, Fauré, Pitoni, Bruckner & Elgar
Little Green Community Choir, soloists Kathryn Jenkin & Christina Birchall-Sampson, organist Richard Hobson
St Oswald's Church
St Oswald's Church, 17 Malvern Way, Croxley Green
£12
Cheese and wine to follow.
Tel: 07570 082025. Link.

22–24 March 2018
Thu-Fri 7:30pm, Sat 6pm

Bushey

Bushey and South West Herts Youth Drama Festival 2018
One-act plays, mimes and improvisations. Entries range from drama clubs to local schools including GCSE and A-level drama students

Queens' School, Aldenham Road, Bushey
Tickets available on the door.
Tel: 07970 273705. Link.

24 March 2018
Saturday
2-5pm

Watford

A performing opportunity for musicians and singers of classical-style and light music of any era
Solo, duo, trio or quartet
Eternal Chord
Friends' Meeting House, 150 Church Road, Watford
Performers: £4 (under-18s: £2). Listeners: optional donation
Contact the organiser, David Silver, for a 5-minute performance slot. Piano available.

24 March 2018
Saturday
7:30pm

Watford

Concert
Monteverdi (Vespers of 1610)
The Chiltern Choir
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
£15 for adults; £8 for those under 18. Link.

25 March 2018
Sunday
4:00pm

Chorleywood

Spring Concert
Copland (Fanfare for the Common Man), Mendelssohn (Hebrides Overture), Delius (On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring; The Walk to the Paradise Garden), Vaughan Williams (The Lark Ascending), Schubert (Symphony no. 8), Adrian Warren (Melting into Spring)
Chorleywood Orchestra, with Yume Fujise (violin)
Chorleywood Music
Chorleywood Memorial Hall
£10 in advance; £12 on the door; under-16s free. Link.

26 March 2018
Monday

Abbots Langley

"My wife and I are ine, and I am he"
Talk by Margaret Rogers
Abbots Langley Local History Society
Manor House Sports and Social Centre, Gallows Hill Lane, Abbots Langley
Non-member: £2 suggested
The legal situation of married women from late 18th century onwards. Link.

18 April 2018
Wednesday
7:15-8:15pm

Watford

"The Women who flew for Hitler"
Talk by Clare Mulley about Nazi Germany's only two female test-pilots, Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg
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]Watford Central Library, Hempstead Road, Watford
£7; concessions £5
Glass of wine included.
Tel: 01707 281533 (booking), 0300 123 4049 (enquiries). Link.

18 April 2018
Wednesday
7:30pm

Watford

"A haven from hell: Talbot House, Poperinge. Everyman's sanctuary from the trenches"
Talk by Katharine Whitaker
South West Herts Archaelogical and Historical Society
West Herts College, Hempstead Road, Watford
Member: free. Visitor: £3
Talk followed by AGM. Doors open from 7pm. Visitors are welcome but need to telephone to book.
Tel: 07784 807108.

18 April 2018
Wednesday
8:00pm

Radlett

Concert
Martin Kasik (piano)
Radlett Music Club
Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett
Non-member: £15; age 8-25: free
See website for programme.
Tel: 01923 859291. Link.

21–22 & 28-29 Apr, 5-6 May 2018

Watford

Watford Dance Festival 2018
Competitions by age group for various types of dance

James Theatre, Watford Grammar School for Boys, Rickmansworth Road, Watford. Link.

22 April 2018
Sunday
4:00pm

Watford

Concert
Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)
Octagon Music Society
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
£15. Free for all under 26 years of age
£60 for season of 5 concerts. See the website for programme details.
Tel: 01923 231917. Link.

25–28 April 2018
Wed-Fri 7:45pm; Sat 2:15 & 7:30pm

Kings Langley

"Calamity Jane"
Kings Langley Musical Theatre Company
Kings Langley Community Centre, The Nap, KL.
Tel: 01442 268839. Link.

28 April 2018
Saturday
7:30pm

Watford

Concert
Dvorák (Mass in D major), Beethoven (Symphony no. 9 in D minor),
Watford Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra
Colosseum, Town Hall, Watford
Front stalls & circle £18; rear stalls £20. Under-19s: £5. To buy from the Colosseum add £2.
Tel: 07380 285788 (Society); 0845 075 3993 (Colosseum). Link.

29 April 2018
Sunday

Watford

Watford International Piano Competition 2018
Six pianists compete
Watford Festival
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
In memory of Christopher Duke.
Tel: 020 8952 8245. Link.

30 April 2018
Monday

Abbots Langley

"The Hunton Bridge Stained Glass Studio"
Talk by Alf Fisher
Abbots Langley Local History Society
Manor House Sports and Social Centre, Gallows Hill Lane, Abbots Langley
Non-member: £2 suggested. Link.

1 May – 31 Aug 2018

Watford

Open garden
More than 50 different herbs with medicinal qualities
National Garden Scheme
Kearns & Meiring Physic Garden, 89 Mildred Avenue, Watford
Admission by donation
Visits by arrangement. Home-made teas; selection of herbal teas. Restricted parking.
Tel: 07864 945 086. Link.

1 May – 31 Aug 2018

Rickmansworth

Open garden
Compact plantsman's garden, pond, large conservatory with sub-tropicals
National Garden Scheme
Morning Light, 7 Armitage Close, Loudwater, Rickmansworth
£4. Children free
Visits by arrangement April-September or evenings May-August. Light refreshments.
Tel: 07864 945 086. Link.

8 May 2018
Tuesday
7:30pm

Kings Langley

Concert
Sergei Rachmaninoff (Piano Concerto no. 2)
Manuel Cini (piano)
Dacorum Youth Orchestra
Rudolf Steiner School, Langley Hill, Kings Langley
Free entrance; donation on the door.

12 May 2018
Saturday
7:30pm

Berkhamsted

Concert
Sergei Rachmaninoff (Piano Concerto no. 2)
Manuel Cini (piano)
Dacorum Youth Orchestra
St Peter's Church, Church Lane, Berkhmasted
Free entrance; donation on the door.

12 May 2018
Saturday
7:30pm

Watford

Concert
An evening of film music
Watford Symphony Orchestra
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
£13 (adult), £7 (child).
Tel: 07925 749928. Link.

13 May 2018
Sunday
2-5pm

Bedmond

Open garden
Formal areas near the house, views down the valley, lawns and a formal pool; meadow planting; vegetable garden
National Garden Scheme
Pie Corner, Millhouse Lane, Bedmond, Abbots Langley
£4.50. Children free
Home-made teas. Link.

13 May 2018
Sunday
3:00pm

Bushey

Concert: "Spring Serenade"
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
Bushey Academy, London Road, Bushey
£14-£18; children £1.
Tel: 07467 248 258. Link.

16 May 2018
Wednesday
8:00pm

Watford

"Russian political posters before and after perestoika"
Talk by Mary Thornton
Watford-Novgorod Friendship Society
St Luke's Church, Langley Way, Watford
Visitor £3
Visitors are welcome.

19–20 May 2018

Rickmansworth

Rickmansworth Festival 2018
Narrow Boats, stalls, music, choirs, environment fair, fun fair, children's farm, food
Rickmansworth Waterways Trust
Rickmansworth Aquadrome, Rickmansworth
See website for programme of events. Link.

21 May 2018
Monday
7:30pm

Abbots Langley

"Notable occupants of the Grand Houses of Abbots Langley"
Talk by Lesley Brooks
Abbots Langley Local History Society
Manor House Sports and Social Centre, Gallows Hill Lane, Abbots Langley
Non-member: £2 suggested
Annual General Meeting before the talk. Link.

26 May 2018
Saturday
2-5pm

Watford

A performing opportunity for musicians and singers of classical-style and light music of any era
Eternal Chord
Friends' Meeting House, 150 Church Road, Watford
Performers: £4 (under-18s: £2). Listeners: optional donation
Contact the organiser, David Silver, for a 5-minute performance slot. Piano available.

2–3 June 2018
2-5:30pm

Rickmansworth

Open garden
Plethora of plants & trees, woodland area, bog garden, greenhouse, enormous pond with many fish
National Garden Scheme. 124 Highfield Way, Rickmansworth
£4.50. Children free
Home-made teas. Link.

3 June 2018
Sunday
2-5pm

Watford

Oxhey Hall Open Gardens 2018
Ten gardens

103, 134 & 154 Oaklands Avenue; 5, 14 & 39 Raglan Gardens; 79 & 81 Hampermill Lane; 140 Hillcroft Crescent
£5; children free
Pay at any first garden visited.

4–9 June 2018

Pinner

Pinner Music Festival
A variety of concerts

Pinner Parish Church, Church Lane, Pinner, Middlesex
See the website for details of concerts and tickets. Link.

9 June 2018
Saturday

Abbots Langley

Abbots Langley Carnival 2018

Procession of floats and bands, stalls, dancing displays, motorbike stunt act, dog show, fun fair. Link.

9 June 2018
Saturday

Oxhey

Oxhey Village Fayre 2018
A variety of entertainments and stalls
Oxhey Village Environment Group
Oxhey Village Green. Link.

9 June 2018
Saturday
7:30pm

Abbots Langley

Classical concert
A mixture of solos and ensemble pieces, operatic and instrumental
Abbots Langley Gilbert & Sullivan Society
St Lawrence Church, High Street, Abbots Langley
£10 (on the door). Link.

10 June 2018
Sunday
2-5pm

Bedmond

Open gardens
Two very different gardens. Views over a 5-acre wild flower meadow
National Garden Scheme
Serge Hill Gardens, Serge Hill Lane, Bedmond, Watford
£8 (combined). Children free
Home-made teas. Link.

12 June 2018
Tuesday
7-c.8pm

Watford

Concert: From the Deserts to the Sea
Jules Mouquet (La Flûte de Pan), Stephen Hough (Paradise: for piccolo and piano), Claude Debussy (Syrinx), Carl Reinecke (Undine Sonata)
Emma Halnan (flute), Manon Fischer-Dieskau (piano)
Hertfordshire Festival of Music
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
£15; £2 (under 18 or in full-time study). Link.

14 June 2018
Thursday
3:45-c.4:45pm

Watford

Concert: Sing your Imagination!
Adam Saunders (animateur, director), Liam Dunachie (piano), Conor Chaplin (bass), Jack Lineham (drums) & primary school children
Hertfordshire Festival of Music
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
free event - please apply for tickets.
Tel: 07976 307 423. Link.

16 June – 29 July 2018

Abbots Langley

Abbots Langley Festival
A variety of events
. Link.

23 June 2018
Saturday
1:30-5pm

Croxley Green

Revels on the Green 2018
Various activities and entertainments starting with a procession. Many stalls
Croxley Green Society
The Green, Croxley Green
Entrance free
An annual event established in 1920. Link.

24 June 2018
Sunday
2:30-6:30pm

Oxhey

Oxhey Open Gardens 2018
Many gardens open to visit with a single ticket

Start at 55 Oxhey Avenue or 48 Villiers Road
£5; accompanied children free
A booklet is provided, showing a map and garden details. Guide dogs only. Teas, cakes, plants. Link.

27 June 2018
Wednesday
7:30pm

Watford

Summer Concert
Britten (Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings), Lauridsen (O Magnum Mysterium), Orff (Carmina Burana)
Watford Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra
Colosseum, Town Hall, Watford
Front stalls & circle £18; rear stalls £20. Under-19s: £5. To buy from the Colosseum add £2.
Tel: 07380 285788 (Society); 0845 075 3993 (Colosseum). Link.

30 June – 8 July 2018

 

Bushey Festival 2018
Arts, music, drama, entertainment, sports, tours and talks

Founded in 1983, and usually held annually. See the website for the programme. Link.

30 June 2018
Saturday
7:30pm

Watford

Concert
Carl Maria von Weber (Overture: Der Freischutz), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Clarinet Concerto), Ludwig van Beethoven (Symphony no. 5)
Watford Symphony Orchestra
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road)
£13.
Tel: 07925 749928. Link.

5–8 July 2018
7:30pm (Thu-Sat) & 3pm (Sat-Sun)

Abbots Langley

Music and Laughter 2
A 2nd programme of songs from musicals old and new
Abbots Langley Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Henderson Hall, High Street, Abbots Langley
£12; 16 and under £5.
Tel: 07502 426721. Link.

6 July 2018
Friday
7:30pm

Watford

Concert
Mahler (5th Symphony)
Watford School of Music Youth Orchestra
Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music, Rickmansworth Road, Watford (entrance in Shepherds Road).
Tel: 01923 225531.

8 July 2018
Sunday

Harpenden

Highland Gathering 2018
Five pipe and drum bands, highland dancing, highland games, amusements for children, sideshows, crafts, food, beer & cider
Harpenden Lions Club
Rothamsted Park, Harpenden
Funds raised for several charities.
Tel: 0845 833 7426. Link.

14 July 2018
Saturday
11am-4:15pm

Rickmansworth

Rickmansworth Folk Festival 2018
A variety of events at different locations in the town

Free.

19 July 2018
Thursday
7-9pm

Bushey

Family Concert
John Williams (Star Wars), Hans Zimmer (Pirates of the Caribbean), Saint-Saëns (Danse Macabre), Marquez (Danzon no. 2), Bernstein (Symphonic Dances from West Side Story)
Watford Youth Sinfonia
Bushey Meads School, Bushey. Link.

23–29 July 2018
10am-4:30pm but 10am-12:30pm Wed & Sat

Abbots Langley

The Hendersons - Exhibition
Abbots Langley Local History Society
Henderson Hub Gallery, High Street, Abbots Langley. Link.

28–29 July, 4-5 Aug 2018
12-6pm

Bushey

Open garden
Small, enchanting unusual Victorian-style space
National Garden Scheme. 42 Falconer Road, Bushey
£3. Children free
Also evening opening, 10 Nov (5-8pm). Link.

28 July 2018
Saturday
2-5pm

Watford

A performing opportunity for musicians and singers of classical-style and light music of any era, including your own compositions
Solo, duo, trio or quartet
Eternal Chord
Friends' Meeting House, 150 Church Road, Watford
Performers: £4 (under-18s: £2). Listeners: optional donation
Contact the organiser, David Silver. Piano available.



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