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Sunday 19th November 2017

ALBERT JAZZ: HOUSE OF FIVE

Location:
The Albert, Walsworth Road
Starts:
3pm
Ends:
5pm
Albert Jazz features House of Five, a nine piece band led by and playing the music of Hitchin pianist / composer Jayne Mason. An eclectic mix of classical, jazz and rock styles with an unusual instrumentation (2 pianos, guitar, bass, drums, 2 trumpets, viola and vocals guarantee a packed pub! Great music, beers, whiskies and company from 3pm, admission free!
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Sunday 19th November 2017

RSPB COACH TRIP TO RAINHAM MARSHES

Location:
Leaves from St Mary's Car Park
Starts:
Ends:
Near the Dartford Tunnel and by the River Thames, this reserve has a wide selection of waders and wildfowl in autumn and winter, attracting raptors such as peregrine, water voles and wintering water pipits. Contact Malcolm Ingram 01462 451320 to book coach Adults £15 or £7.50 Juniors
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Monday 20th November 2017

THE HISTORY OF THAMES BARGES

Location:
British Schools Museum, Queen Street
Starts:
8pm
Ends:
Join The Hitchin Society for an illustrated talk by Tony Earle on The History of Thames Barges. A discussion of current Hitchin issues including planning will precede the talk.
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Monday 20th November 2017

ACTIVE PARKS

Location:
Local Hitchin Parks
Starts:
Various
Ends:
Active Parks is back for another fun filled exciting summer! All your favourite classes have returned as well as some new ones! There is no need to book on to any of the sessions, simply turn up and join in the fun. A North Hertfordshire District Council event. For more information email: active@north-herts.gov.uk or contact Sam Halbert at active@north-herts.gov.uk or call 01462 474838.
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Monday 20th November 2017

HERTFORDSHIRE HEALTH WALKS

Location:
The Three Moorhens, Hitchin Hill
Starts:
10.30am
Ends:
Part of the North Herts Health Walks programme, a countywide programme of free, led walks, helping everyone get outdoors, get more active and reap the benefits. Visit the website for more details or pick up a leaflet from Hitchin Initiative, 1A Churchyard.
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Monday 20th November 2017

COUNTRY DANCING

Location:
St John's Road Community Hall
Starts:
8pm
Ends:
We are a very lively and friendly club who welcome beginners. No need to bring a partner. The dances are fun and easy to learn. Come along and try! 2 per week - first week is free!
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Monday 20th November 2017

MULTI CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARD SHOP

Location:
St Mary's Church, Churchyard
Starts:
10am
Ends:
4pm
Help support cards for good causes. With a wonderful range of Christmas cards, gifts, wrapping paper available in St Mary's Church, Churchyard. Monday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm Tuesday: 11am - 4pm
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Monday 20th November 2017

STRICTLY TAP DANCE

Location:
Walsworth Community Centre, Woolgrove Road
Starts:
11.45am
Ends:
12.45am
A chance to try tap at these two classes for adults on Mondays with Yvonne. 11.45 to 12.45 - Beginners & Improvers 1pm - 2pm - General / Advanced Tap shoes provided first class - come along and give it a try the first lesson is free. Enquiries 01462 451665 or visit the website.
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Tuesday 21st November 2017

TAI CHI

Location:
Hitchn Town Hall, Brand Street
Starts:
12.30pm
Ends:
1.30pm
TUESDAYS - 10am - 11am THURSDAY - 12.30pm - 1.30pm Tai Chi is a low impact and gentle exercise. Concentrating on correct postures and breathing, the movements are fluid, graceful and well balanced, promoting the harmony of mind and body. Tai Chi provides the relaxation so essential in the modern stress-filled life.
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Tuesday 21st November 2017

SOMEWHERE 2 SING

Location:
The Market Theatre, Sun Street
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
Informal, fun and energising ! New members welcome - no experience needed - try the half price taster and pay as you go or book in advance.
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Tuesday 21st November 2017

VOTE FOR HITCHIN HACKSPACE !

Location:
Voting closes 21st November 2017 !
Starts:
Ends:
Hitchin Hackspace are refurbishing the disused toilets in Bancroft as a "hackspace". To achieve our goal we need funding and have made it to the voting stage of Aviva Communities Fund Competition. Please vote for us !
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Tuesday 21st November 2017

CITIZENS ADVICE SERVICES HITCHIN

Location:
Thomas Bellamy House, Bedford Road
Starts:
9.30am
Ends:
12 noon
Drop-in advice - no appointment necessary plus energy best deal appointments at Hitchin Library.
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Tuesday 21st November 2017

SINGING ALOUD

Location:
Christchurch, Bedford Road
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
9.30pm
Come for a taster session, join this fun choir, no auditions or need to read music ! Contact Ruth White for more information - 07916 798655.
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Tuesday 21st November 2017

WANT TO PLAY MORE TENNIS?

Location:
Hitchin Lawn Tennis Club, Bancroft Park
Starts:
Ends:
Join the Box League - non-members very welcome £10 / round court fee. Contact the league co-ordinator at HLTCBoxLeague@gmail.com
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Wednesday 22nd November 2017

LIFEGETA FEEL GOOD EVENING

Location:
The Canary Club, Fishponds Road
Starts:
6.30pm
Ends:
9.30pm
What makes you happy? Come and talk with others and enjoy a variety of taster sessions of massage plus gifts and products and much, much more. Soups and juices on sale too. All money raised on the night will go to Lifegeta.
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Wednesday 22nd November 2017

LITTLE LINGUISTS

Location:
St John's Community Centre
Starts:
Various
Ends:
Fun in languages for little ones - Thursdays term-time only ! First session free of charge - early bird payment discount.
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Wednesday 22nd November 2017

LOVE TO DANCE

Location:
Hitchin Football Club, Fishponds Road
Starts:
10am
Ends:
12 noon
Fun and friendly dance sessions for anyone aged over 50 plus. For more details contact Clare Bellchambers: 0203 6747215
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Wednesday 22nd November 2017

DO YOU LIKE WINE AND WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Location:
Hitchin Priory, Tilehouse Street
Starts:
Ends:
Do You Like Wine? Join this course tasting wines from France v New World Wines. Compare and contrast tasting classic reds and whites from France against the same grape varieties from the New World. Eight wines on the evening or a great gift idea. Details and booking via the website.
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Wednesday 22nd November 2017

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENING

Location:
Hitchin Christian Centre, Bedford Road
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
9.30pm
Join Playbox at their Christmas Shopping evening with unique gifts for sale, stalls, raffle and Christmas cafe.
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Wednesday 22nd November 2017

A CHARITY EVENING OF SPIRITURAL READINGS, REIKI AND REFLEXOLOGY

Location:
Holwell Village Hall
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
9.30pm
Join circle members at an evening of treatments in aid of Chums. Booking suggested: email dawn@spiritual-butterfly.co.uk
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Thursday 23rd November 2017

ZUMBA FITNESS IS HERE !

Location:
Walsworth Community Centre, Woolgrove Road
Starts:
7pm
Ends:
8pm
Get fit today - all levels welcome at this Zumba Fitness class. More more information call Patricia on 07773527033
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Thursday 23rd November 2017

HITCHIN CAMERA CLUB

Location:
Christchurch, Bedford Road
Starts:
7.46pm
Ends:
Hitchin Camera Club host a lecture by Colin Southgate on infrared photography. Visitors are welcome to join them in the Silver Birch Room, Christchurch Methodist Churc. Find out more via the website.
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Thursday 23rd November 2017

PILATES CLASSES

Location:
The Priory School, Bedford Road
Starts:
8pm
Ends:
8.55pm
Classical matwork enjoy Pilates in a friendly class for all abilities in the Dance Studio at The Priory School. Bring your own mat, towel and water.
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Thursday 23rd November 2017

MOSTLY COMEDY hosted by Doggett & Ephgrave

Location:
The Sun Hotel, Sun Street
Starts:
8pm
Ends:
A grab-bag of stand-up, sketches and sometimes music - tonight's line-up includes LUCY PORTER, PHIL KAY AND DAVID EPHGRAVE. Tickets online.
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Thursday 23rd November 2017

PSYCHIC TEA PARTY

Location:
Mollys Tearoom, Bancroft
Starts:
7pm
Ends:
9.30pm
An evening of fun up close and intimate demonstration of mediumship and clairvoyance with Psychic Tarot card readings and opportunity for questions and answers. For more details and to book tickets available from Mollys Tearoom or info@psychicteaparty.co.uk
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Thursday 23rd November 2017

LITTLE LINGUISTS

Location:
St Johns Community Centre
Starts:
3.45pm/4.25pm
Ends:
4.15pm/4.55pm
Fun in Spanish for little ones - term time only ! To book visit the website or contact Suzanne@littlelinguists.org.uk or Sandra on 07969163563.
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Thursday 23rd November 2017

IMPROVEMENTS TO YOUR LIBRARY !

Location:
Hitchin Library, Paynes Park
Starts:
Ends:
Hitchin Library will be closed from THURSDAY 23 - THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER for improvements. Apologies for any inconvenience.
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Thursday 23rd November 2017

THE 3D'S POP-UP ART SHOW

Location:
Kinetic Cycles and Wakelin & Son, Market Place
Starts:
9am
Ends:
RUNS UNTIL SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER With affordable original and limited edition artwork £50 and under from local artists.
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Friday 24th November 2017

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS SWITCH-ON

Location:
Market Place
Starts:
4pm
Ends:
8pm
This wonderful celebration of Hitchin's community spirit builds year on year. Street food from 4pm and live music from Choir on Fire, The Singing Elves plus the Living Nativity heralds the launch of the town's Christmas season. 6.15pm the Christmas Tree lights will be switched on followed by The New Town Centres !
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Friday 24th November 2017

Hitchin Films: THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (12A)

Location:
Richard Whitmore Studio, QMT Walsworth Road
Starts:
Doors 7.30pm, Film 8pm
Ends:
Comedy: Aki Kaurismaki, 2016 Finnland Part two of Kaurismaki's migrant trilogy, this film portrays the relationship between a Syrian asylum seeker arriving in Helsinki and a local restaurant owner. The director's deadpan humour and absurdist sensibility hits the perfect tone in this exploration of intolerance and solidarity. (with English subtitles) Tickets: £5 In advance online or on the door.
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Friday 24th November 2017

DOWN OLD MEMORY LANE

Location:
Westmill Community Centre, John Barker Place
Starts:
Doors open 7pm
Ends:
A brilliant new comedy musical revue featuring Oliver, My Fair Lady, Les Miserables plus classic comedians Tommy Cooper, Laurel and Hardy and Benny Hill. Magc and illusion plus old favourite songs to sing along with! Advance tickets from Westmill Community Centre between 10am - 1pm Adults £7, Children £5 On door £8 Adult - £6 children
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Saturday 25th November 2017

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS JUMPER FAYRE

Location:
St Faith's Church
Starts:
10.30am
Ends:
3pm
Wear your Christmas jumper and get a free cuppa ! With stalls galore - raffle, tombolas, cakes, sideshows plus lunches and musical Christmas medleys.
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Saturday 25th November 2017

CHRISTMAS FAIR

Location:
St Ippolyts Parish Hall, Waterdell Lane
Starts:
2pm
Ends:
4.30pm
An opportunity to start your Christmas shopping plus a performance by Choir on Fire and a chance for little ones to visit Santa in his Grotto.
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Saturday 25th November 2017

JAZZUP! presents THE SIMIANS OF SWING

Location:
Club 85, Whinbush Road
Starts:
Doors 7.45pm
Ends:
The Simians of Swing are no ordinary jazz group; they are story tellers in the great comic book tradition. each number on their album is a soundtrack to a hero or villain; some of the characters are good, most are bad . . . bu all are legends with tales of revenge, tragedy and romance. Set in a post-apocalyptic world the Simians narrate their stories through the medium of jazz. Line up: Sara Dowling - vocals; Andy Davies - trumpet; Lorenzo Bassignani - bass; Sam Leak - piano;Carl Orr - guitar; Saleem Raman - drums DJS after band's last set Bar open until 1am Advance £10 - £12 on door. Advance tickets available from Farleys, Gatefod REcord Loung, Jolly Brown and Bar 85.
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Saturday 25th November 2017

LOCAL CRAFT & FARMERS MARKET

Location:
Hitchin Riverside
Starts:
From 8.30am
Ends:
3.30pm
Hitchin Craft & Farmers Market is on the last Saturday of the month (except December) and it runs alongside the main market in front of St Marys Church and down the Cloisters. A great way to spend a Saturday by the River Hizz with over 30 stalls every month selling high quality locally produced products. The nearest parking is St Mary's Car Park or Portmill Lane. A chance to browse and buy at the wonderful choice of stalls along the Riverside.
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Saturday 25th November 2017

HITCHIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA'S AUTUMN CONCERT

Location:
St Mary's Church, Churchyard
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
Enjoy an evening in St Mary's Church with a programme of music by Mozart, Paul Ibbotson and Beethoven. Tickets in advance from Hitchin Initiative.
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Sunday 26th November 2017

Club 85 - BAD MANNERS

Location:
Club 85, Whinbush Road
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
Bad Manners are playing a very intimate show at Club 85 for a pre Xmas treat! The band quickly became the novelty favourites of the Ska movement through their bald, enormous-bodied frontman's on-stage antics, earning early exposure through their Top of The Pops TV exploits and an appearance in the live film documentary, Dance Craze. Special guest support from the one and only Max Splodge. Entry £20 in advance more on the door Advance Tickets will be available from: Farleys, Jolly Brown Gatefold Record Lounge Bar 85
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Tuesday 28th November 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ETCETERA

Location:
Churchgate
Starts:
9.30am
Ends:
6pm
Join Etcetera to help celebrate their 35th birthday - with a chance to enter the prize draw to win £100 voucher!
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Tuesday 28th November 2017

CHRISTMAS AT HART KITCHENS

Location:
North Hertfordshire College, St Michaels Road
Starts:
Ends:
Hart Kitchens is the student-run contemporary restaurant serving high quality food at North Herts College. Under the direction of their expert tutors, students design, prepare and serve all of the menus to staff, students and the general public. Open Tuesday - Thursday during term time and they offer a two or three course lunchtime menu plus a daily special dish and also host regular theme evenings where you can try a whole host of cuisines. Every time you dine at Hart Kitchens, you are contributing towards the future of their catering and hospitality students who gain valuable work experience by working in the restaurant as trainee chefs and waiting staff. Come and enjoy Christmas Lunch and Dinner ! Book via the website or call 01462 471076
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Tuesday 28th November 2017

HITCHIN ODDFELLOWS FRIENDSHIP GROUP

Location:
Tilehouse Baptist Church
Starts:
10am
Ends:
12 noon
Come and join them for a coffee and chat and meet new people. Contact Marilyn for more details on 07933 985058 - Refreshments provided with donations to Garden House Hospice.
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Wednesday 29th November 2017

'CHRISTMAS SPECIAL'

Location:
Church House, Churchyard
Starts:
Doors 7pm, 7.30pm start
Ends:
A ' Christmas Sparkle' introducing NAFAS Demonstrator Gill McGregor at the Annual Hitchin Flower Arranging Club's christmas special. Tickets £12 includes refreshments available from 01438 356364.
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Thursday 30th November 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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Thursday 30th November 2017

A WINTER'S TALE & BRITAIN IN A NUTSHELL

Location:
The British Schools Museum, Queen Street
Starts:
Doors 7pm
Ends:
An evening of films at The British Schools Museum. Tickets available via the website.
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Thursday 30th November 2017

COMEDIANS AND CAROLS

Location:
St Mary's Church, Churchyard
Starts:
Doors 7pm, Show 7.30pm
Ends:
Something funny is happening in St Mary's Church with top-class 'stand up' comedy from Paul Kerensa, Paul Tonkinson, Howard REad and James Sherwood combined with festive family fun. Comedy, carols and Christmas, what's not to like! Mulled wine and mince pie from 7pm £10 adults, children (11+ preferred) £5. Family ticket £20 available from Hitchin Initiative, 1A Churchyard 01462 453335 Or via the website.
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