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August

 

Wednesday 1st - Sunday 5th August:

Much Ado About Nothing
Pendley Manor, Cow Lane, Tring, Herts. HP23 5QY
Weds - Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm

Part of the 69th Pendley Shakespeare Festival. One of the nation's favourite comedies, Much Ado redraws the lines between love and hate in chaotic, comic fashion.
 
PRICE: From £18 adults/ from £16 concs
CONTACT: www.pendleyshakespearefestival.co.uk  | 01442 820060

Thursday 2nd August: 

West Herts Floral Society Meeting 
St John's Church Hall, Station Road, Boxmoor
7.30pm
 
50th Anniversary Celebration (venue tbc)

PRICE: Annual subscription £25 plus £1 per meeting. Visitors £4 per meeting. 
CONTACT:  Geraldine 01442 248740 or Catherine 01442 246289

Thursday 2nd August:

Ashridge Adventurers
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre,
10.30am to 12 noon or 1.30-3pm.

Join for either a morning or afternoon session of led family activities and crafts. Learn more about Ashridge’s animals and plants. Suitable for children aged 4 and up. Booking essential.

PRICE: £4 per child per session.
CONTACT: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge 

Friday 3rd August:

Wild Trax: Wild Bees and Butterflies
Aldbury Nowers Nature Reserve, Aldbury, Tring HP23 5QW
11-1pm

Are you aged 14 - 18? Do you live in Buckinghamshire or Hertfordshire?
Join the Reserves team at Aldbury Nowers and get a taste for how to identify and survey for wild bees and butterflies. You’ll learn where to look and what to look for, as well as some basics of identification for these two vast, important, and declining insect groups.
As recognition and thanks for your time volunteering, you’ll receive an award. It’s a helpful way to show your skills and interests to universities and future employers, especially if you’re interested in working with the natural world. Booking essential

PRICE: Free
CONTACT: www.nhm.ac.uk/events/wild-trax-tring-bees-butterflies.html | 020 7942 6171

Friday 3rd August:

Outdoor Cinema Night: Notting Hill
Ashridge House, Hertfordshire.
9.30pm.

The life of a simple bookshop owner (Hugh Grant) changes when he meets the most famous film star (Julia Roberts) in the world.

PRICE: from £14
CONTACT: www.sundowncinema.co.uk  

Saturday 4th August:

Little Gaddesden Community Market
Village Hall, Church Road, Little Gaddesden HP4 1NX
9.30am to 12.30pm

CONTACT: www.facebook.com/LittleGaddesdenLocalProduceMarket 


Saturday 4th August:

Berkhamsted Artisans, Arts & Crafts Market
Above Carluccio's in the Town Hall, High Street
10-4pm

CONTACT: berkhamstedartscraftsmarket.com


Sunday 5th August:

Wild Trax: What lives beneath the Surface
College Lake, Tring HP23 5QG
10.30-12.30pm

Are you aged 14 - 18? Do you live in Buckinghamshire or Hertfordshire?
Join us at College Lake to investigate and identify what animals are living beneath the surface of the pond and in the undergrowth around the nature reserve. Using pond dipping and invertebrate survey techniques, you'll use microscopes to key out species.
As recognition and thanks for your time volunteering, you’ll receive an award. It’s a helpful way to show your skills and interests to universities and future employers, especially if you’re interested in working with the natural world. Booking essential

PRICE: Free
CONTACT: www.nhm.ac.uk/events/wild-trax-tring-beneath-surface  | 020 7942 6171


Sunday 5th August:

Hemel Hempstead Old Town Market
Old Town High Street
11am-3pm.

CONTACT: www.saundersmarkets.co.uk


Sunday 5th August:

9 Tannsfield Drive - Open Garden for NGS
9 Tannsfield Drive, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5LG
1.30 - 5pm

This small, town garden is decorated with over 450 plants which, together with the ever-present sound of water, create a welcoming oasis of calm for visitors to savour. Narrow paths divide, leading visitors on a voyage of discovery of the garden’s many features. Home Made Teas. Open for Charity

PRICE: Admission £3.50, Children free
CONTACT: 01442 393508 | www.ngs.org.uk 


Thursday 7th August:

Ashridge Adventurers
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted, HP4 1LT
10.30am to 12 noon or 1.30-3pm.

Join for either a morning or afternoon session of led family activities and crafts. Learn more about Ashridge’s animals and plants. Suitable for children aged 4 and up. Booking essential.

PRICE: £4 per child per session. 
CONTACT: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge


Tuesday 7th August:

Gentle Stroll: Hanging Coombe and Butterflies
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre,
12.30pm.

Join our volunteers for a gentle stroll and look out for butterflies (some steep slopes). Meet at Steps Hill car park.

PRICE: £3 per person. No need to book.
CONTACT: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge 


Wednesday 8th - Sunday 12th August:

Richard III
Pendley Manor, Cow Lane, Tring, Herts. HP23 5QY
Weds - Sat 8pm & Sun 3pm

Part of the 69th Pendley Shakespeare Festival. The funniest and darkest of Shakespeare's histories: the tale of Richard's villainy is never one to miss.

PRICE: From £18 adults/ from £16 concs
CONTACT: www.pendleyshakespearefestival.co.uk  | 01442 820060


Thursday 9th August:

Ashridge Adventurers
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted, HP4 1LT
10.30am to 12 noon or 1.30-3pm.

Join for either a morning or afternoon session of led family activities and crafts. Learn more about Ashridge’s animals and plants. Suitable for children aged 4 and up. Booking essential.

PRICE: £4 per child per session.
CONTACT: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge


Friday 10th - Sunday 12th August:

Meraki Festival
Herts County Showground, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 7PT
From 10am daily.

A three-day interactive music festival with a lineup of top live music acts including All Saints, 10cc, Nik Kershaw, Pixie Lott, Judge Jules, Tall Paul, plus many more, across three stages. We’re family-friendly, with lots to keep the little ones entertained, and we have a range of special features and creative spaces around the festival for everyone to enjoy.

The activities at Meraki are all-inclusive – once you’re through the gates, you can enjoy all of our festival features for no extra cost. Activities include Europe's largest inflatable water slide, roller disco, cinema, laser tag, caving and much more!

(*All-inclusive activities do not include food and drink).

PRICE: Ticket prices start from £5 for a childs day ticket. There are a range of tickets available for adults and families including weekend camping, day and evening tickets.
CONTACT: 01462 612388 | merakifestival.com


Friday 10th August:

Outdoor Cinema Night: La La Land
Ashridge House, Hertfordshire.
9.15pm.

La La Land (12A)- a musical comedy about the relationship between a jazz musician and an aspiring playwright.

PRICE: from £14
CONTACT: www.sundowncinema.co.uk 


Saturday 11th August:

Wild Trax: Youth Work Party
College Lake, Tring HP23 5QG
10.30-2.30pm

Are you aged 14 - 18? Do you live in Buckinghamshire or Hertfordshire?
Try your hand at a range of practical conservation work. Join a College Lake reserves officer and carry out some important conservation work around the nature reserve. You could be involved in habitat management, path maintenance or painting bird hides – whatever is essential at the time. All training and tools will be provided.
As recognition and thanks for your time volunteering, you’ll receive an award. It’s a helpful way to show your skills and interests to universities and future employers, especially if you’re interested in working with the natural world. Booking essential

PRICE: Free
CONTACT: www.nhm.ac.uk/events/wild-trax-tring-youth  | 020 7942 6171


Saturday 11th August:

Tring Farmers Market
Brook Street, Tring.
9-12.15pm.


Saturday 11th August:

Little Chalfont Farmers Market
Village Hall Car Park, Cokes Lane.
9-1pm


Saturday 11th August:

Little Chalfont Farmers Market
Village Hall Car Park, Cokes Lane.
9-1pm


Sunday 12th August:
 
St Albans Farmers Market
St Peters Street, St Albans
8am to 2pm

www.stalbansfarmersmarket.co.uk

Sunday 12th August:

Sunnyside Allotments Open Day
Ivy House Lane, Berkhamsted HP4 2PP
11am-4pm.

As well as refreshments and allotment-grown produce on sale, there will be tours of the allotments, a plant stall and a garden tools stall.

CONTACT: www.sunnysideallotments.org.uk 

Sunday 12th August:

Open Garden: Church Barn
Church Rd, Puttenham, Tring, HP23 4PR
2-5.30pm,

The garden was started from scratch in 2014 on land used as a paddock for goats and poultry. Specialities include bee-friendly plants and cuttings. Crafts and home-made teas.

PRICE: £4. Children free
CONTACT: www.ngs.org.uk 

Tuesday 14th August:

Ashridge Adventurers
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, 
10.30am to 12 noon or 1.30-3pm.

Join for either a morning or afternoon session of led family activities and crafts. Learn more about Ashridge’s animals and plants. Suitable for children aged 4 and up. Booking essential.

PRICE: £4 per child per session. 
CONTACT: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge 


Tuesday 14th August:
 
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

Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th August:

Explore Hidden Secrets
Natural History Museum Tring, Akeman Street, Tring,
10.30-11am, 11.15-11.45am, 2.30-3pm

Get hands-on and explore the wonders of the animal world. Explore animals like you've never seen them before and have a go at our challenge.
Suitable for ages 5+. Drop in, there is no need to book.

PRICE: £2
CONTACT: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/events/explore-hidden-secrets-.html  | 020 7942 6171

Thursday 16th August:

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 


Thursday 16th  August:

Ashridge Adventurers
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, 
10.30am to 12 noon or 1.30-3pm.

Join for either a morning or afternoon session of led family activities and crafts. Learn more about Ashridge’s animals and plants. Suitable for children aged 4 and up. Booking essential.

PRICE: £4 per child per session. 
CONTACT: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge 


Friday 17th August:
Wild Trax: Birds and Dragonflies
Wilstone Reservoir, Tring HP23 4PA
11-1pm

Are you aged 14 - 18? Do you live in Buckinghamshire or Hertfordshire?
Join the Resevoir Reserves team and get a taste for how to identify and survey dragonflies and birds living at the Wilstone Reservoir. You’ll learn where to look and what to look for, as well as some basics of identification for these two charismatic groups.
As recognition and thanks for your time volunteering, you’ll receive an award. It’s a helpful way to show your skills and interests to universities and future employers, especially if you’re interested in working with the natural world. Booking essential

PRICE: Free
CONTACT: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/events/wild-trax-tring-birds-dragonflies.html  | 020 7942 6171


Friday 17th August:

A Midsummer night’s Dream open-air 2018
Fishery Wharf Cafe, Fishery Wharf, Fishery Rd, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP1 1NA
The doors open at 6pm and the pre show event begins at 7pm with the performance running from 7.30pm.

An exciting magical production of Shakespeare's comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in elizabethan costume performed in the superb canal side Fishery cafe near Hemel.

The performance is preceded by a directors talk and interactive workshop with audience members trying on costumes, sword fighting and having some midsummer's fun with the actors. There are no age restrictions and the show is suitable for all the family.
This is a 90 minute show with an interval. Ticket numbers are limited.

PRICE: £15 adults/£10 under 16s
CONTACT: Contact telephone: 07834451788 | dramaimpact.com/events/open-air-shakespeare/ 


Sunday 19th August:
 
Berkhamsted Farmers Market
High Street,
10am-2pm
 
www.berkofm.co.uk

Sunday 19th August:

Patchwork - Open Garden for NGS
Patchwork, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 2NJ
2-5pm

¼-acre garden with lots of year-round colour, interest and perfume, particularly on opening days. Sloping site containing rockeries, 2 small ponds, herbaceous border, island beds with bulbs in Spring and dahlias in Summer, roses, fuchsias, patio pots and tubs galore - all set against a background of trees and shrubs of varying colours. Seating and cover from the elements.
Light refreshments. Open for charity.

PRICE: £4, Children free.
CONTACT: 01442 864731 | www.ngs.org.uk 

Sunday 19th August:

Chilterns Dog Rescue Society Cream Tea
Cholesbury Village Hall, Cholesbury Common, Bucks HP23 6ND.
2-5pm.

Treat yourself to delicious home made scones and cakes! Stalls include cards and gifts, bric-a-brac, tombola, books and jewellery.

CONTACT: www.chilternsdogrescue.org.uk 

Tuesday 21st August:

Ashridge Adventurers
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, 
10.30am to 12 noon or 1.30-3pm.

Join for either a morning or afternoon session of led family activities and crafts. Learn more about Ashridge’s animals and plants. Suitable for children aged 4 and up. Booking essential.

PRICE: £4 per child per session. 
CONTACT: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge 


Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd August: 

Explore Hidden Secrets
Natural History Museum Tring, Akeman Street, Tring, 
10.30-11am, 11.15-11.45am, 2.30-3pm

Get hands-on and explore the wonders of the animal world. Explore animals like you've never seen them before and have a go at our challenge.
Suitable for ages 5+. Drop in, there is no need to book.

PRICE: £2
CONTACT: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/events/explore-hidden-secrets-.html  | 020 7942 6171

Thursday 23rd August:

Ashridge Adventurers
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, 
10.30am to 12 noon or 1.30-3pm.

Join for either a morning or afternoon session of led family activities and crafts. Learn more about Ashridge’s animals and plants. Suitable for children aged 4 and up. Booking essential.

PRICE: £4 per child per session. 
CONTACT: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge 

Tuesday 24th August:
 
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

Saturday 25th August:

Tring Farmers Market
Brook Street, Tring.
9-12.15pm.


Sunday 26th August:

Harpenden Farmers Market
Lower High Street, Harpenden
10am to 2pm
CONTACT: www.harpendenfarmersmarket.co.uk 

Monday 27th August:

8 Kingcroft Road - Open Garden for NGS
8 Kingcroft Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 1EJ
2-6pm

Beautiful mature town garden designed by garden writer and designer in a contemporary informal style, with small pond and pebbled beach area, gravel garden, a wide range of summer bulbs, herbaceous perennials and shrubs, mature trees, shady borders, greenhouse, and inspirational container displays. A small courtyard features flower-filled window boxes and vegetables in raised beds.  Home-made teas. Open for charity.

PRICE: £3.50, Children free
CONTACT: 07770 780 231 | https://www.ngs.org.uk/ 


Tuesday 28th August:

Ashridge Adventurers
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, 
10.30am to 12 noon or 1.30-3pm.

Join for either a morning or afternoon session of led family activities and crafts. Learn more about Ashridge’s animals and plants. Suitable for children aged 4 and up. Booking essential.

PRICE: £4 per child per session. 
CONTACT: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge 


Tuesday 28th - Thursday 30th August: 

Explore Hidden Secrets
Natural History Museum Tring, Akeman Street, Tring, 
10.30-11am, 11.15-11.45am, 2.30-3pm

Get hands-on and explore the wonders of the animal world. Explore animals like you've never seen them before and have a go at our challenge.
Suitable for ages 5+. Drop in, there is no need to book.

PRICE: £2
CONTACT: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/events/explore-hidden-secrets-.html  | 020 7942 6171


Thursday 30th August:

Ashridge Adventurers
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, 
10.30am to 12 noon or 1.30-3pm.

Join for either a morning or afternoon session of led family activities and crafts. Learn more about Ashridge’s animals and plants. Suitable for children aged 4 and up. Booking essential.

PRICE: £4 per child per session. 
CONTACT: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge 


Friday 31st August:

8 Kingcroft Road - Open Garden for NGS (Evening opening)
8 Kingcroft Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 1EJ
5-8pm

Beautiful mature town garden designed by garden writer and designer in a contemporary informal style, with small pond and pebbled beach area, gravel garden, a wide range of summer bulbs, herbaceous perennials and shrubs, mature trees, shady borders, greenhouse, and inspirational container displays. A small courtyard features flower-filled window boxes and vegetables in raised beds.  Wine. Open for charity.

PRICE: £3.50, Children free
CONTACT: 07770 780 231 | https://www.ngs.org.uk 

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