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Monday 2nd July 2018

SCHOOLS IN CONCERT 2018

Location:
St Mary's Church, Churchyard
Starts:
7pm
Ends:
Participating primary schools are Ickleford Primary, Whitehill Junior, Wilshere Dacre Junior Academy. £5, concessions £3 available from Festival Box Office, 1A Churchyard, 01462 453335.
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Tuesday 3rd July 2018

INTO THE LIGHT ~ HITCHIN LIGHT ORCHESTRA ~ SUMMER PARTY

Location:
Hitchin Town Hall, Brand Street
Starts:
Doors 7.30pm
Ends:
With a hundred performers, Hitchin's biggest orchestra will be presenting a fabulous concert with the theme 'Into the Light'. Expect an eclectic mix of music from stage, screen and the exciting and fast-moving world of video games. £10 from Chris Pyne 01462 431206 or Hitchin Festival Box Office 01462 453335.
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Wednesday 4th July 2018

SUMMER SAXES

Location:
Market Place, Hitchin
Starts:
12 noon
Ends:
Alastair Penman and Dominic Childs bring their residential saxophone course from Benslow Music into Hitchin's town centre - come and join the fun - free family entertainment!
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Thursday 5th July 2018

LUTYENS IN INDIA

Location:
Hitchin Priory, Tilehouse Street
Starts:
8pm
Ends:
Join Brent Smith for a talk on Edwin Lutyens, covering the locations Lutyens visited, their history and his masterpiece. &pouns8 available from Festival Box Office, 1A Churchyard. Opens Thursday 14 June 10am-4pm
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Friday 6th July 2018

POP UP OPERA

Location:
St Mary's Church, Churchyard
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
A Mozart Double-Bill Extravaganza Bastien & Bastienne is a one act comedy in which two lovers tease and test their feelings for each other with The Impresario finding two ambitious actresses battling it out to be the prima donna. Both will have an additional comic and local twist and will appeal to all without reservations. A guaranteed standing ovation ! Book through Hitchin Initiative, 1A Churchyard 01462 453335
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Saturday 7th July 2018

RUM AND REGGAE

Location:
Gatefold Record Lounge, Hermitage Road
Starts:
12 noon
Ends:
8pm
Reggae DJ set by Sie Vulture - Originals, classics and rare records. Music, rum and cocktails. Free entry.
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Thursday 12th July 2018

ULSTER'S ENGLISH PROBLEM: Peace in Northern Ireland?

Location:
Tilehouse Street Baptist Church
Starts:
8pm
Ends:
A talk from Martin Stears-Handscomb from the Corrymeela Community. £5 from Festival Box Office, 1A Churchyard.
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Friday 13th July 2018

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA with live music from MINIMA

Location:
Richard Whitmore Studio, QMT Walsworth Road
Starts:
7.15pm
Ends:
The silent classic Phantom Of The Opera was a huge success in its day. MINIMA provide a contemporary spine-chilling sound track to create a memorable immersive evening which is not to be missed. Limited tickets so book early. £12.50 plus £1.25 booking fee book on-line.
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Saturday 14th July 2018

HTFC CIDER & CHEESE FESTIVAL

Location:
Canary Club, Fishponds Road
Starts:
12 noon
Ends:
11pm
SATURDAY 14TH & SUNDAY 15TH JULY More information nearer the time ! Volunteers needed so please contact alan clark - alansuec@gmail.com. Fundraising for the ground improvement fund !
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Monday 16th July 2018

BLUE YELLOW GREEN: Plant Dye Workshop

Location:
Ransom's Pavilion, Alexandra Road, Hitchin SG5 1RQ
Starts:
10am
Ends:
3pm
Local plant dyers Susan Dye and Ashley Walker will e running a workshop for those interested in growing and using natural dyes. Dye small samples of fabric and yarn yellow and blue to make green. All materials supplied. Includes tour of dye plant garden. Tickets on sale from Festival Box Office open 7th June. Cost: £45, please bring packed lunch.
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Thursday 19th July 2018

LUNCHTIME TALK with TRICIA THOMPSON

Location:
Benslow Music, Benslow Lane
Starts:
1pm
Ends:
WITH A SONG IN MY HEART: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF ELLA FITZGERALD Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. In her lifetime, she won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums and was often referred to as the First Lady of Song. Over 100 years after her birth, her voice still has the capacity to move the listener. £15 includes lunch.
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Saturday 21st July 2018

DIVINE CONNECTION

Location:
Holwell Village Hall
Starts:
10am
Ends:
4pm
Connect with the beautiful Spiritual and Angelic realms to receive diving inspiration and healing in your life.. Book on line or call Dawn 07973384406.
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Sunday 22nd July 2018

IT'S TIME TO PLAY starring Sid and Rebecca from Cbeebies 'Let's Play'

Location:
Hitchin Town Hall, Brand Street
Starts:
Two shows - 11am & 1pm
Ends:
Children's television favourites Rebecca Keatley and Sid Sloane from CBeebies' hit show Let's Play bring their live stage show to the Hitchin Festival. It's Time to Play' invites the audience to join in play, laugh, sing and dance and promises to be filled with fun for all the family and children will also have a chance to meet the pair after each show. Shows are at 11am and 1pm and last approx 1 hour which includes a 25 minutes meet and greet. There will be no seats so it will just be a case of finding a space on the floor. Your little ones (and you) will be encouraged to get and join in. The performers will be on a high stage so there will be a good view wherever you are. £10 adults (18 and over) £7 children - babes in arms under 18 months admitted free.
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Sunday 29th July 2018

THE STORY OF ORCHESTRA: Four Seasons in One Day

Location:
Benslow Music, Benslow Lane
Starts:
2pm
Ends:
This fascinating event in the Peter Morrison Hall is aimed at bringing classical music to life and is suitable for children over 4 years old. Discover what it would be like to ravel through the four seasons in one day, following a little girl called Isabelle and her dog, Pickle, as they take on the adventure of a lifetime. This interactive narration by author and illustrator Jessica Courtney-Tickle features live music from the original score of Vivaldi's Four Seasons. There is also the chance to work with Jess on a short craft activity and a musical project. 1 child (plus 1-2 adults) £15 2 children (plus 2 adults) £20 EARLY BOOKING ADVISED !
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Tuesday 31st July 2018

CRIME PREVENTION EVENT

Location:
Hitchin Information, 1A Churchyard
Starts:
10am
Ends:
1pm
A chance to meet your local PCSO who will provide crime prevention advice and information.
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