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July

Sunday 1st July:

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


Monday 2nd July:

Gentle Stroll: Chalkland Flowers
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted, HP4 1LX.
2.30-4.30pm.

Join our knowledgeable volunteers for a gentle stroll through Ashridge’s chalklands (some steep slopes). Meet at Beacon car park. . No need to book.

PRICE: £3 per person
CONTACT: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge  | 01442 851227


Thursday 5th - Sunday 8th July:

Bovingdon Music Festival
St Lawrence Church, Bovingdon, Hertfordshire HP3 0LU

A four day festival of classical, folk and jazz music, based around the pretty Victorian church, St Lawrence.
Thursday - 12.30pm - Giocoso Piano Trio
Thursday - 6.30pm - Bovingdon Primary Acadamy Choir
Friday - 12.30pm - Adrienne Walters and Gergely Kaposi song and piano recital
Friday - 7.30pm - Jazz concert with Bolling Quartet and Semafour
Saturday - 11am - Kids performers platform
Saturday - 12noon - Ballads, burgers and beer - a mixed afternoon of alfresco music and food.
Saturday - 7.30pm - Concert double bill. Got Rhythm and Strictly A Capella
Sunday -6pm - From Mozart to 'Les Mis'. A Gala evening of opera and musical theatre music, with prosecco and canapes

PRICE: Lunch time recitals £5, Evening concerts £10 Opera, musical theatre gala £20 & Festival pass ticket £35 for all events
CONTACT: Available from Lily’s, 31 Bovingdon High St or admin@stlawrencebovingdon.com 


Friday 6 July:

Totally Batty Walk
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted, HP4 1LX.
8.30-10pm.

See if you can catch a glimpse of these amazing creatures with one of our rangers. Booking essential.

PRICE: Adult £8, child £5.
CONTACT: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge  | 01442 851227


Friday 6th July:

Music at St John’s Lunchtime concert
St Johns Church, Boxmoor.
12.30pm.

Check website for details. Light lunch available (£2 p/p) after concert.

PRICE: Admission by donation.
CONTACT: www.masj.org.uk 


Friday 6th - Saturday 7th July:

Chilfest
Cow Lane, Tring.

Friday night has a laid-back vibe with Tony Hadley accompanied by an impressive 35-piece orchestra and special guests. Saturday’s music extravaganza is headlined by 80s icon Marc Almond, and also includes Kim Wilde, Go West, The Beat, From The Jam, Nick Heyward, Carroll Thompson - Victor - Janet Kay, Hazel O’Connor.

PRICE: From £39 adults, £20 children, family ticket £100.
CONTACT: www.chilfest.co.uk 


Saturday 7th July:

National Meadows Day
Dunstable Downs and the Whipsnade Estate, Dunstable Road, Whipsnade, Bedfordshire LU6 2GY
11am - 3pm

Playing our part in celebrating National Meadow Day. With increasing pressure on land use in the UK, meadows are unfortunately a declining habitat. We are hosting a family friendly event to help raise awareness of the importance of meadow preservation. There will be plenty to see, learn and do! The event is free and there will be lots of fun!

PRICE: Free
CONTACT: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunstable-downs-and-whipsnade-estate  | 01582 500920


Saturday 7th July:

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

CONTACT: berkhamstedartscraftsmarket.com


Saturday 7th July:

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

CONTACT: www.facebook.com/LittleGaddesdenLocalProduceMarket 


Saturday 7th July:

Potten End Village Show
Potten End Village Hall, Common Road,
2.30pm.

Teas served, raffle 3.45pm, Prizes awarded 4.00pm. Show entry forms by 7.00pm Thursday 5th July. Adults and children welcome to exhibit or come for tea. Show schedule from Rumblers Farm Shop, Water End Road or by email.

PRICE: Free admission.
CONTACT: pottenendgardeningclub@gmail.com 


Saturday 7th July:

Tring Choral Society Concert
Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Tring,
7.30pm.

Vivaldi: Gloria; Haydn, JM: Requiem in C; Pergolesi: Magnificat.

PRICE: £12.
CONTACT: www.tringchoral.org.uk 


Saturday 7 July

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD SINGERS' SUMMER CONCERT
St John's Church, Boxmoor
7.30pm

Love Divine: a concert of favourite wedding music

PRICE: Tickets: £12 in advance (01442 386657) or on the door.
CONTACT: www.hemelhempsteadsingers.org.uk 


Sunday 8th July:

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

CONTACT: www.saundersmarkets.co.uk 


Sunday 8th July:

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 


Sunday 8th July:

Harpenden Highland Gathering
Rothamsted Park, Amenbury Lane, Harpenden

Harpenden Lions Highland Gathering is a great day out with a 'Scottish flavour' offering four pipe and drum bands, highland dancing competitions and displays as well as solo piping. Plus the traditional highland games heavy events including 'weight over the bar', 'tossing the caber' and 'putting the stone'. The event is rumoured to be one of the largest Gatherings outside of Scotland. There's a funfair, crafters village, food and licenced bars, charity and trading stalls and much more.

PRICE: tbc
CONTACT: 0845 833 7426 | info@harplions.com  | www.harpenden-lions.co.uk/highland-gathering 


Sunday 8th July:

Hospice of St Francis KAPOW Superhero Challenge
Ashlyns School, Berkhamsted 10.30am.

5k fun-filled obstacle course. See website for more information and to sign up.

PRICE: £25 adult, £15 child.
CONTACT: www.stfrancis.org.uk/kapow 


Sunday 8 July:

Tring Chamber Music
Hastoe Village Hall
7.30pm

Tring Chamber Music presents: Mozart 'String Quintet D major K593', George Benjamin 'Viola, Viola', Bruckner 'Adagio from the string quintet' and Mendelssohn 'String Quintet No 1 in A major op 18'.

PRICE: £16.
CONTACT: www.tringchambermusic.co.uk 


Tuesday 10th July:

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 11 July:

Berkhamsted and District Welsh Society Afternoon Tea
Tring Wyevale Garden Centre, Bulbourne Road, HP23 5HF.
2.30pm.

If you fancy joining us come along at 2:30pm for a stroll around the garden centre. We are having afternoon tea at 3.30 pm. Please let us know if you are
joining us.

CONTACT: welshsociety@btinternet.com


Friday 13th July:

Music at St John’s Lunchtime concert
St Johns Church, Boxmoor. 
12.30pm.

Anna Le Hair piano.  Light lunch available (£2 p/p) after concert.

PRICE: Admission by donation.
CONTACT: www.masj.org.uk 


Saturday 14th July:

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


Saturday 14th July:

St Johns Church Summer Fayre
Station Road, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
11-4pm 

A great family day out - Minature railway, clog dancers, stalls, barbecue, cream teas, plants, produce, tombola, raffle, traditional games.  

CONTACT:  www.masj.org.uk 


Saturday 14th July:

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


Saturday 14th July:

Sharpenhoe Orchid Walk
Dunstable Downs and the Whipsnade Estate, Dunstable Road, Whipsnade, Bedfordshire LU6 2GY
Gates open 09:30. Start 11:00. End 17:00

The whole Dunstable Downs area is a haven for orchid spotters so come along and see how many you can find.
Join one of our knowledgeable rangers to look for a variety of orchids at Sharpenhoe Clappers. Meet at Sharpenhoe car park. Booking essential.

PRICE: Adults £4/Children £2.50
CONTACT: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunstable-downs-and-whipsnade-estate  | 01582 500920


Saturday 14th July:

BeaconLit Literary Festival
Brookmead School, Ivinghoe.

The festival committee has assembled a stunning lineup, which includes authors, writers and broadcasters.

PRICE: Half Day Pass £14.50 / Full Day Pass £25.
CONTACT: 01296 387890 | www.beaconlit.co.uk 


Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July:

Herts Visual Arts Big Art Fair
Hitchin Town Hall,
10-5pm on Saturday & 10-4pm on Sunday,

A number of exhibitors will be at the fair during the weekend, offering unique opportunities to meet the artists themselves.

CONTACT: www.hvaf.org.uk 


Sunday 15th July:

St Albans Farmers Market
St Peters Street, St Albans
8am to 2pm

CONTACT: www.stalbansfarmersmarket.co.uk 


Tuesday 17th - Saturday 21st July:

The Pepper Show is 30
The Court Theatre at Pendley Tring, Station Road, Tring, Hertfordshire HP23 5QY
Doors open 6.30pm each evening, Show starts at 7.30pm Sat matinee doors open 2pm show starts at 2.30pm

The Pepper Show brings together an incredible group of singers and musicians- some who are in the music business full time and others who perform outside of their normal day jobs. It’s like watching a gig on a grand scale- multiple guitars, a 20 strong team of backing singers and just the best music from across the decades and now.

So, whether you want to dance through one of our gig nights, take a seat at one of the concert style shows or bring the whole family along to our matinee, PLEASE book your tickets now to avoid disappointment. We will sell out again this year!

PRICE: Tues 18th all tickets £12.50 /Wed 19th - tickets £15 & £10 (for 16 years and under)/Thurs 20th & Fri 21st: all tickets £20/ Sat 23rd July matinee tickets £15 & £10 (for 16years and under) Sat 23rd evening all tickets £20.
CONTACT: Box Office Mon - Fri 10 to 4pm 01442 507324 | www.pepper.org.uk 


Thursday 19th July:

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/streetfoodheroes1/


Friday 20th July:

Music at St John’s Lunchtime concert
St Johns Church, Boxmoor. 
12.30pm.

David Gaster violin and Anna Le Hair piano .  Light lunch available (£2 p/p) after concert.

PRICE: Admission by donation.
CONTACT: www.masj.org.uk 


Friday 20th July:

Outdoor Cinema Night: Scream
Ashridge House, Hertfordshire.
10pm.

Scream (18) Funny, scary and wonderfully timed this is a brilliant opportunity to see Scream in the open air. Full bar and barbecue on site.

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


Saturday 21st July:

Orchid Extravaganza at Pitstone Fen
College Lake Visitor Centre, Upper Icknield Way, nr Tring, HP23 5QG
1.30-3.30pm

July is a great time to see butterflies. Join us for a walk around site as we look for some of these beautiful inhabitants of College Lake. This guided walk involves a slow stroll around the site. This is around 2 miles on easy terrain and will take approximately 2 hours. Booking essential. Age 11+

PRICE: £4 donation
CONTACT: www.bbowt.org.uk  | 01442 826774


Sunday 22nd July:

Berkhamsted Farmers Market
High Street,
10am-2pm

www.berkofm.co.uk 


Sunday 22nd July:

15 Gade Valley Cottages - Open Garden for NGS
15 Gade Valley Cottages, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3BW

165ft x 30ft sloping rural garden. Patio, lawn, borders and pond. Paths lead through a woodland area emerging by wildlife pond and sunny border. A choice of seating offers views across the beautiful Gade valley or quiet shady contemplation with sounds of rustling bamboos and bubbling water.
Home made teas. Open for charity.

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


Sunday 22nd July:
Pitch Perfect

Berkhamsted Cricket Club, Castle Hill, HP4 1HE
4pm - 7.30pm.

A wonderful summer's evening listening to fabulous music from local professionals who willingly give their time to entertain. From rock to opera and light comedy, we have it all. Bring a picnic, sit on the grass and enjoy a glass or two whilst marvelling at the beautiful surroundings.

PRICE: £16
CONTACT: www.facebook.com/events/137659677093710/?active_tab=about 


Tuesday 24th June:

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 July:

Classics on the Common
Harpenden Common, St Albans Rd, Harpenden

Once a year, Harpenden Common comes alive for half a day with 1200 classic cars and other four-wheelers, plus 250 cycles and scooters. You'll find a Chevy Bel Air rubbing shoulders with a 1927 Trojan, and a rare 1978 Mantra Bagheera with a '59 Berliet plus 10,000 admiring spectators.

PRICE: Free for spectators
CONTACT: info@classicsonthecommon.com  | www.classicsonthecommon.com 


Wednesday 25th July:

Hemel Hempstead History and Museum Society Meeting
Carey Baptist Church Hall, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead.
8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Michael Stanyon presents Floral Retrospect - a Potted History

PRICE: Non-members £2
CONTACT: www.historysochemel.bravesites.com 


Saturday 28th July:

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


Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July:

Dacorum Steam and Country Fayre
Green Croft Farm, Potten End, Hertfordshire HP1 2SG
10-5pm

This is a weekend packed full of family fun all in aid of The Hospice of St Francis. Highlights include: Steam Engines, Classic Cars, Military Vehicles, Vintage Tractors, Heavy Horses, Birds of Prey

PRICE: £8 per adult £5 per child or concession £20 for a family of 4
CONTACT: 01442869555 | www.dacorummachineryandsteam.co.uk/ 


Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July:

Dunstable Downs and the Whipsnade Estate - Kite Festival
Dunstable Downs and the Whipsnade Estate, Dunstable Road, Whipsnade, Bedfordshire LU6 2GY
Gates open 09:30. Start 11:00. End 17:00

Enjoy the fantastic atmosphere as you are bedazzled by the professional kite team's show-stopping displays. Enthusiasts from around the world gather for our annual Kite Festival featuring fantastic flying displays, giant kite displays, synchronised team routines and power kites. Children's activities, craft stalls and much more. Enjoy the BBQ and ice cream whil. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.

PRICE: Free
CONTACT: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunstable-downs-and-whipsnade-estate  | 01582 500920


Sunday 29th July:

Harpenden Farmers Market
Lower High Street, Harpenden
10am to 2pm


CONTACT: www.harpendenfarmersmarket.co.uk 


Tuesday 31st July:

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 

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