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April

Wednesday 11th April:
 
Gentle Stroll - Signs of Spring
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted, HP4 1LX.
2.30 - 4.30pm
 
There is a large variety of plants and trees at Ashridge. join this group to explore the area around the visitor centre for signs of spring amongst the different species that grow here.  Booking not needed
 
PRICE: £3
CONTACT: 01442 851227 | www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge-estate/whats-on 
Saturday 14th April:
 
Tring Farmers Market
Brook Street, Tring.
9-12.15pm.
Saturday 14th April:
 
Little Chalfont Farmers Market
Village Hall Car Park, Cokes Lane.
9-1pm
Saturday 14th April:
 
Orchestral Concert
St Peter & St Paul, Berkhamsted
7.30pm.
 
Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Paul Barritt presents its annual concert in aid of Rennie Grove. Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, Vaughan Williams and Bottesini are on the bill.
 
PRICE: £15. 
CONTACT: 01442 820720 |  www.renniegrove.org 
Saturday 14th April:
 
Bovingdon and District Horticultural Society - Spring Show
Memorial Hall, High Street, Bovingdon
2.30pm - 4pm
 
A show of daffodils and other spring flowers, floral art, handicraft and paintings. Parking available, disabled access available. Everyone welcome.
 
PRICE: Free entry
CONTACT: email@micleon.co.uk  | 01442 833665
Sunday 15th April:
 
St Albans Farmers Market
St Peters Street, St Albans
8am to 2pm
 
CONTACT: www.stalbansfarmersmarket.co.uk 
Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th April:
 
Berkhamsted Film Society presents ARRIVAL
Berkhamsted Civic Centre, High Street, HP4 3HD.
8pm.
 
An emotionally arresting, visually inventive sci-fi masterpiece. When spacecraft land across the globe, how do we communicate? Cert 12A. 116 mins
 
PRICE: Non-members £5 on the door.
CONTCT: 01442 863155 | www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk
Thursday 19th April:
 
Street Food Heroes - Hemel
St Marys Close Car Park, Old Hemel High Street
4-9pm
 
Street Food, DJ/Live Music, Vintage Stalls, Mobile Bar. A great evening for all the family.
 
PRICE: Free
CONTCT:  www.facebook.com/streetfoodheroes 

Friday 20th April:

Race Night

The Collett School, Lockers Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, HP11TQ. 
6.45pm for 7.30pm start

Fish and Chip Supper & BYO Drinks. 

PRICE: £10 to inc food
CONTACT: 07580 136074 / 07711066696 | www.collett.herts.sch.uk
Saturday 21st April:
 
Nettleden Church Jumble Sale
Potten End Village Hall HP4 2QG
11am
 
Lots goodies, designer, bric a brac, etc. Teas and coffee. Bottle stall

PRICE: 50p
CONTACT 07967031141

Saturday 21st April:
 
HEMEL HEMPSTEAD SINGERS' SPRING  CONCERT
St Francis of Assisi Church, Hammerfield
at  7.30pm

Faure's Requiem, Cantique de Jean Racine and Pavane plus 4 Motets by Durufle. 
 
PRICE: Tickets:  £12 in advance (01442 386657) or on the door
CONTACT:  www.hemelhempsteadsingers.org.uk

Saturday 21st April:
 
St Mary’s Garage Trail Sale
Eaton Bray Village Hall Bedfordshire LU6 2DJ
Village Hall and Garage Sales start at 11am.

Come to the Village Hall and collect a map identifying addresses where Garage Sales are taking place around the village.  Refreshments will be served in the Hall where plants, cakes, bric-a-brac, books etc will also be on sale.

PRICE:  Roving map with details of Garage Sales in the village, price £1
CONTACT: 01525 852368 | www.stmaryseatonbray.org.uk

Saturday 21st April:
 
Race Night
Great Gaddesden Parish Hall, Leighton Buzzard Road, HP1 3BW.
Doors open 7pm

Come and enjoy all the fun of the races and maybe your horse wins! In aid of Friends of Great Gaddesden Church.    

PRICE: Tickets £10.
CONTACT: 01442 246513

Saturday 21st April:
 
Handel’s Messiah in St Albans Cathedral
St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, Holywell Hill, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 1BY
7pm
 
St Albans Choral Society and Orchestra Nova perform Handel's Messiah in St Albans Cathedral. Soloists are Helen-Jane Howells, soprano, William Purefoy, countertenor, Christopher Bowen, tenor, and Alexander Ashworth, baritone. Conductor George Vass.
 
PRICE: £10-£25 / Children £5
CONTACT:  www.choralsociety.com 
Sunday 22nd April:
 
Berkhamsted Farmers Market
High Street,
10am-2pm
Monday 23rd April:
 
BERKHAMSTED and district ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY LECTURE
The Music room, Berkhamsted School, Mill Street,
at 7.45pm.
 
The Prittlewell Anglo-Saxon Burial.  Lyn Blackmore, FSA, Senior Finds Specialist, Museum of London.
 
CONTACT: www.berkhamstedarchaeology.co.uk
Tuesday 24th April:

Berkhamsted Speakers Meeting
Quaker Meeting Hall, 289 High Street, Berkhamsted
8pm (Doors 7.30)
 
Glossophobia is the fear of standing and speaking in front of an audience. Sometimes it can’t be avoided, especially at work. Help is at hand with Berkhamsted Speakers. Part of Toastmasters International, we help people to speak with confidence and pride. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and above all, have fun and make friends.  Free to guests – come along, enjoy a wide range of speeches and see how lives have been transformed through the power of speech.
 
CONTACT: Vice President Membership (Paul) – 07970 643084 or Vice President Education (Andy) – 07800 904140
Wednesday 25th April:
 
Hemel Hempstead History and Museum Society Meeting
Carey Baptist Church Hall, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead.
8pm (Doors 7.30pm).
 
Masterpieces in Miniature - Coins and their history by Peter Clayton
 
Non-Members £2. 01442 398285
CONTACT: www.historysochemel.bravesites.com 
Saturday 28th April:
 
Tring Farmers Market
Brook Street, Tring.
9-12.15pm.
Friday 27th & Saturday 28th April:
 
Berko Beer Fest
Berkhamsted Cricket Club,  Castle Hill, Berkhamsted, HP4 1HE
Fri 6-11pm & Sat noon-11pm
 
A range of 36 beers from breweries in the Chilterns and surrounding areas. Plus 12 ciders, wine and soft drinks available.  A range of street food including burgers,curry and vegetarian options.  Four comedy acts from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week. Live music from local bands.
 
PRICE: Comedy Night £12 advance/£15 on night (if available) Free entry Saturday.
CONTACT: 07774 161708 | beer@berkobeerfest.co.uk   | www.berkobeerfest.co.uk 
Saturday 28th April:
Watercolour Workshops
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre
1.30 - 4.30pm
 
Join local artist Liz Rogers and create your own watercolour painting of the Ashridge bluebells.  The workshops led by Liz will provide participants with the chance to photograph or sketch the Ashridge bluebells, then create a watercolour masterpiece back at the visitor centre. All materials and refreshments will be provided. Don't miss this special opportunity to take a little piece of the Ashridge bluebells home with you.  Booking Essential
 
PRICE: £30
CONTACT: 01442 851227 | https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge-estate/whats-on 
Saturday 28th April:
Tring Spring Fayre
Church Square, Tring,
10am-2pm
 
A two-week festival opens with a petting zoo, ukelele music from Burp, local stalls and the launch of a photography competition - plus a special spring Farmers' Market.
 
Saturday 28th April:
 
Choral Concert: Duruflé Requiem
St Peter's Church, Berkhamsted
7.30pm
 
The Berkhamsted Choral Society presents the complete work with full orchestra, and Schubert ‘Mass in G’.
 
PRICE: Tickets: £15 [under 18s free]
CONTACT: www.berkhamstedchoral.co.uk  | 07500 431643
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April:
 
Ashridge Estate - Dockey Wood Bluebells
Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 1LX
10 - 4pm
 
Charges will apply to Dockey Wood over two peak weekends. A chance to learn more about this special forestry plantation and the wonderful bluebells that bloom here. Entry to the wood outside the times given here remains free. Booking Not Needed. Children are welcome with accompanying adults. Dogs on leads welcome.
 
PRICE:  £3 / £1 Children
CONTACT: 01442 851227 | www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge-estate 
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April:
 
BerkoBeerFest
Berkhamsted Cricket Club Hertfordshire HP4 1HE
12 noon til 10.30pm
 
A range of 36 beers from breweries in and around the Chilterns. Plus 12 ciders, wine and soft drinks available and a range of street food including burgers, curry and vegetarian options. All accompanied by live music from the best of our local bands.
Entry is free, but it helps us if you register for a free ticket in advance. Also we have limited early packages on beer tokens via our ticket link. Dogs on leads welcome.
 
CONTACT: www.berkobeerfest.co.uk  | 07774 161708
Sunday 29th April:
 
Harpenden Farmers Market
Lower High Street, Harpenden
10am to 2pm
CONTACT: www.harpendenfarmersmarket.co.uk 
Sunday 29th April:
 
Bubble Rush Herts
Gadebridge Park, Leighton Buzzard Rd, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1DN
11-3pm
 
For the third year running and by popular demand – the bubbles are back! This year we will be combining our two fantastic Bubble Rush events into one gigantic frothy fiesta, and we hope as many of you as possible will join us.  Grab the family and sign up for our incredi-bubble event as we turn Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead into a mass of frothy bubbles.
 
Everybody from tots to teens and grown-ups to grandparents can enjoy running, walking or dancing through safe, frothy, foam at our different coloured bubble stations in aid of Hospice care! Visit www.stfrancis.org.uk/bubblerush to book your place now!
 
Sunday 29th April:
 
Chenies Manor Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Chenies Manor Gardens, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 6ER
2-5pm
 
Home-made teas in the garden.  Open for charity.

PRICE: £6 / children £3.50
CONTACT:  www.cheniesmanorhouse.co.uk   | 07798 558150

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