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Sunday 1st October 2017

ALBERT JAZZ: JAZZFACE

Location:
The Albert, Walsworth Road
Starts:
3pm
Ends:
5pm
The boys are back in town playing great jazz ! Chill - enjoy great beer and great atmosphere
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Monday 2nd October 2017

HITCHIN PRIORY COMMMUNITY GARDEN and WILDFLOWER MEADOW

Location:
Hitchin Priory Community Garden
Starts:
Ends:
Come and get your hands dirty! Volunteers needed for our combined permaculture (self-sustaining) vegetable garden and wildflower meadow. No experience needed, just enthusiasm and an interest in growing vegetables and wildflowers. We are starting from scratch so you can learn and/or contyribute as we go along and watch it grow. Interested? Contact steve@het.co.uk.
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Monday 2nd October 2017

MAISIE'S WALKS .... a little on the wildside

Location:
Meet opposite The Windmill that was in Charlton
Starts:
10.30am
Ends:
Join Steve and John on these very enjoyable and popular walks around the local countryside looking at wildlife, trees and wildflowers. Always lots to see. Bring your binoculars! Photo: Andrew Hyde Photography
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Wednesday 4th October 2017

LIFEGETA EMOTIONAL SUPPORT GROUP

Location:
The Canary Club, Fishponds Road
Starts:
7pm
Ends:
9pm
October's meeting looks at nutrition and how it can help with lifestyle illnesses, create a happier mind and simply your life and be on a budget! Come and find out what it's all about and share your ideas! £2 to cover outgoings. Contact Sue: sueross@lifegeta.co.uk 07715 707488
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Wednesday 4th October 2017

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM

Location:
Queen Mother Theatre
Starts:
Matinee 2.30pm, eve 7.45pm
Ends:
PUTTERIDGEBURY G&S SOCIETY Sondheim's uproarious tribute to ancient Roman theatre and classic vaudeville follows crafty slave Pseudolus he seeks to win his freedom by helping his hapless master woo the virgin courtesan next door who has ,unfortunately, been promised to another suitor ...... Tickets: Wed and matinee £12 Thur-Sat £14 available on the website.
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Wednesday 4th October 2017

THE SWISS GARDEN

Location:
Christchurch, Bedford Road
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
At the North Hertfordshire Association of the National Trust meeting, Phillipa Pearson will give a talk on The Swiss Garden. Tea and coffee is served during the evening and second hand books are available for purchase plus homemade preserves are on sale at each monthly meeting. Visitors welcome, £2 admission.
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Thursday 5th October 2017

STREET FOOD MONTHLY

Location:
Market Place
Starts:
4pm
Ends:
8pm
This popular food and music night on the Market Place - enjoy great food, atmosphere and music al fresco! It's the last one for this year !!
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Thursday 5th October 2017

HITCHIN CAMERA CLUB

Location:
Christchurch, Bedford Road
Starts:
7.45pm
Ends:
Visitors are welcome to join the Club to see a presentation on images by other photographers that have inspired them and influenced their own photography.
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Friday 6th October 2017

LASTMINUTECOMEDY CLUB

Location:
Woodside Hall
Starts:
8.30pm
Ends:
The Autumn season begins with a great line-up and MC Paul B Edwards! Tickets in advance 9 from Hitchin Initiative, 1A Churchyard, 01462 453335 or on the door 10, members 8.
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Friday 6th October 2017

TEA & TABLETS

Location:
Hitchin Library, Paynes Park
Starts:
10.30am
Ends:
12 noon
Informal help and advice with your device - FREE but places must be booked with the library.
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Saturday 7th October 2017

NHDC COUNCILLORS SURGERY

Location:
Market Place
Starts:
10.30am
Ends:
12 noon
A chance to express your views, comments and suggestions this Saturday at the Councillors Surgery on the Market Place. Take place on the first Saturday every month.
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Saturday 7th October 2017

MICHAELMAS FAIR

Location:
Our Lady's Catholic Church
Starts:
10.30am
Ends:
3pm
A chance to begin Christmas shopping if you haven't started already - enjoy music, food plus games and entertainer for the children and lots of stalls.
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Monday 9th October 2017

WANT TO LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE?

Location:
Church Hall of Our Lady's & St Andrew, Nightingale Road
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
A chance to learn to play bridge at this new beginners course on Monday nights. If you already play bridge why not join one of our weekly sessions - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7.30pm and Monday and Wednesday afternoons at 1.30pm. Contact Margaret on 01462 623447.
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Thursday 12th October 2017

Thursday Talks: THE LAST BOLSHEVIK: Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin

Location:
British Schools Museum, Queen Street
Starts:
Doors 7pm, Talk begins 7.30pm
Ends:
100 years on from Russia's October Revolution, Andy Gibbs examines the life and legacy of Comrade Bukharin, the 'human face' of the Bolshevik Party. Tickets: £6 Emal: Jacky.Birth@britishschoolsmuseum.org.uk or call 01462 420144
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Friday 13th October 2017

NAT KING COLE TRIBUTE SHOW

Location:
The Market Theatre, Sun Street
Starts:
8pm
Ends:
This tribute show explores the music of a true genius and a unique entertainer with a career spanning from 1939 to 1962. Tickets £14 available from Hitchin Initiative, 1A Churchyard or via the website.
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Friday 13th October 2017

CLUB 85 - GUNSLINGER & ACE OF SPADES

Location:
Club 85, Whinbush Road
Starts:
Doors 7.45pm
Ends:
Another great night of music at Club 85 with support Guns of Anarchy Tickets in advance £12, on the door £14.
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Friday 13th October 2017

QUIZ NIGHT

Location:
Hitchin Library, Paynes Park
Starts:
Doors 7pm, Quiz 7.15pm
Ends:
Teams of 6 people - 5 per person - bring your own nibbles and drinks! Booking essential. Call into Hitchin Library or book online.
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Saturday 14th October 2017

CHARITY CONCERT

Location:
St Mary's Church, Churchyard
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
Performed by Hitchin Rock Choir in aid of Samaritans. Tickets £10 available at Hitchin Initiative, 1A Churchyard 01462 453335 or www.wegottickets.com/NorthHertsSamaritans
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Saturday 14th October 2017

APPLE DAY !

Location:
Market Place
Starts:
10am
Ends:
2pm
Join the Triangle Community Garden at this annual event and come and celebrate the great British apple!
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Sunday 15th October 2017

MRS SHAW HERSELF

Location:
Hitchin Library, Paynes Park
Starts:
3pm
Ends:
A glimpse into the life of Charlotte Payne Townshend, wife of George Bernard Shaw. Admission free with volunary retiring collection. Tickets can be booked at Hitchin library or online.
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Sunday 15th October 2017

ICKLE DUB

Location:
The Old George, Ickleford
Starts:
2pm
Ends:
Ickleford's first VW and Classic Car Meet - all VDubbers, classic cars, bikes and trikes welcome! For more details ring 01462 413092 or email: theoldgeorgeickleford@gmail.com
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Friday 20th October 2017

STALKED - A SCARY !

Location:
The Market Theatre, Sun Street
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
OPEN FRI 20 OCT CLOSES SAT 18 NOV Thurs - Sat each week Are you actually being stalked, if you sense someone is following you but cannot prove it, cannot see them or can give no rational reason why anyone should want to stalk you? Is the feeling prompted by someone who is cunningly clever and can remain unseen or simply a figment of one's imagination and the sign of impending madness? Don't miss this year's scary but don't come along! Tickets £11, concessions £10 from the Box Office.
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Saturday 21st October 2017

FUND RAISING EVENT featuring FYNNIUS FOGG

Location:
Westmill Community Centre, John Barker Place
Starts:
Doors open 7.15pm, starts 7.30pm
Ends:
11pm
In aid of Hitchin Helping Hands and Westmill Community Centre. Fynnius Fogg are four guys from Bedford who started their band in the late 60s' playing Pop and Rock Numbers and finished playing in 1978. Now reformed with the original band members they help raise funds for charity - free of charge! Earlybird ticket before 1st October: £8.50 on the door £10 Cheese and wine - Licensed bar - Raffle Contact: Vicky 01462 646554 or email: hitchinhelpinghands@gmail.com
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Saturday 21st October 2017

THE MASQUERADE BALL

Location:
Hitchin Town Hall, Brand Street
Starts:
Doors 7pm
Ends:
Carriages at 2pm
A Hitchin Initiative fundraiser for The Dell and other projects. Live entertainment, Winchester Collective disco plus more surprises. Three course meal, dress black tie and gowns with masques. £70 per person, can book tables of 10. Contact 07552 898160 or Hitchin Initiative, 1A Churchyard, email: info@hitchinherts.com or 01462 453335.
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Wednesday 25th October 2017

Hitchin Films: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (12A)

Location:
Richard Whitmore Studio, QMT Walsworth Road
Starts:
Doors 7.30pm, Film 8pm
Ends:
Documentary: Raoul Peck, 2017 USA This year we celebrate Black History Month with the screening of this outstanding documentary about American writer James Baldwin. Based on a letter he wrote to his publisher, read in voice-over by Samuel L. Jackson, the film links the struggle and fates of Martin Luther King, Malxolm X and Medgar Evers to the USA today, the fraught race relations during the Civil Rights movement and the violence and injustice that still plague America today. Unmissable. Tickets: £5 In advance online or on the door.
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Thursday 26th October 2017

SHADES OF SWING BIG BAND

Location:
Sun Hotel, Sun Street
Starts:
8.30pm
Ends:
Shades of Swing Big Band invites you to come along to our Club Nights and enjoy a wide range of jazz/light music. Entrance is free !
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Saturday 28th October 2017

INDOOR DUCK RACING

Location:
The Priory School, Bedford Road
Starts:
7pm
Ends:
7.30pm
Organised by Hitchin Priory Rotary CLub in support of Rotary Charities an evening of Indoor Duck Racing ! Tickets £12.50 from Hitchin Initiative, 1A Churchyard. Also 01462 768266 or 01462 677047
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Saturday 28th October 2017

HITCHIN CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL

Location:
British Schools Museum, Queen Street
Starts:
10am
Ends:
12.30pm
This is the first ever Hitchin Children's Book Festival. Stories will come to life across the morning, as some of your best-loved children's authors and illustrators read from, and talk about, their fabulous books. Join Author and Illustrator James Mayhew and Harriet Muncaster, for a morning celebrating their children's books. There will be an introduction at 10am and followed by an opportunity to talk with each author/illustrator. Plus book signings. £2 ticket charge includes free access to the whole museum plus the current Past the final pages exhibition! A bargain! All tickets are available through the British Schools Museum website.
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