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Friday 21st July 2017

PRINT & PAINT

Location:
The Sun Hotel, Sun Street
Starts:
All day
Ends:
An Exhibition by local artists TINA CULVERHOUSE and DAISY MATTHEWS runs until 14 September. PRIVATE VIEW - Thursday 20 July, 6pm - 9pm
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Friday 21st July 2017

PAST THE FINAL PAGES

Location:
The British Schools Museum, Queen Street
Starts:
10am
Ends:
4pm
A spotlight on selected children's books that left a lasting impression.
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Friday 21st July 2017

RECIPE BOOK LAUNCH

Location:
Friends Meeting House, Paynes Park
Starts:
7pm
Ends:
7pm
A fundraising event in aid of North Herts Sanctuary - a launch party for a new fundraising book. Hear Barbara Howard, Director of The Haven talk about work with homeless people and future plans for North Herts Sanctuary £5 from Festival Box Office, 1A Churchyard 01462 453335 or on the door.
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Friday 21st July 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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Friday 21st July 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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Saturday 22nd July 2017

BUCKLERSBURY DAY

Location:
Bucklersbury & town centre locations
Starts:
10am
Ends:
6pm
The independent businesses haere celebrate this historic, iconic street with entertainment, food music, sideshows and more until 6pm includes Ready! Steady! Tapas in the Los Reyes Courtyard. 10am-noon for children; noon till 5pm for adults. Watch and take part in live cookery demonstrations with 2 chefs, bags of mystery ingredients and an Ainsley Harriott stand-in. Discover the delights of Bucklersbury. Supporting Humanitas - visit their shop!
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Saturday 22nd July 2017

HITCHIN DOG SHOW

Location:
Market Place
Starts:
1.30pm
Ends:
4.30pm
Enjoy this free event which begins with a 10 minute display from Top Dog Herts Training School followed by a quick intro of Heathland Dog Charity and then classes will begin including Dog that looks most like its owner!
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Saturday 22nd July 2017

THE BRICK ART FEST

Location:
Bricklayers Arms, Queen Street
Starts:
12 noon
Ends:
9pm
Presented by Hitchin Art Hub featuring live painting, sculpting and spray painting and art activities. Face painting, BBQ, music, art work for sale and more. Raising funds for Growing People. Enquiries contact Roz Down 07563 687572 - roz.down@hotmail.co.uk
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Saturday 22nd July 2017

MORNING AND MOON MEDITATION with John Harrigan

Location:
Hitchin Lavender, Ickleford
Starts:
9am
Ends:
10am
Enjoy an empowering meditation class every Saturday morning. Class £10 Moon Meditation classes teach you how to use meditatio to effectively control stress and take place in the beautiful and tranquil setting of Hitchin Lavender. Landscape is an important part of each Moon Mediation session. Evening Full Moon Meditation Workshops on Every Full Moon. Full Moon Workshop £15. To book visit website.
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Saturday 22nd July 2017

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD!

Location:
St Mary's Church, Churchyard
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
Hitchin Band are delighted to present a festival programme in celebration of the music from the silver screen. From epic themes to emotional songs and subtle moods, the best films are brought to life by stunning musical scores that can lift your spirits or bring a tear to your eye. The band's Musical Director Graham Chambers has 20 years experience working with the London Symphony Orchestra, including editing and recording scores for blockbuster films such as Star Wars and many others. Hitchin Band continues to go from strength to strength and are proud to be representing the south of England at the National Finals of the British Brass Band Championships later this year. Advance Tickets: £7 Adults, £4 Children under 16 On the Door: £8 Adults, £5 Children under 16
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Monday 24th July 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 24th July 2017

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

Location:
Meet opposite The Windmill that was in Charlton
Starts:
10.30am
Ends:
Walk around Burleigh Farm, a traditional local farm with owner Rosemary Pateman. 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. Photo: Andrew Hyde Photography Bring your binoculars!
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Monday 24th July 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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Tuesday 25th July 2017

DAVID EPHGRAVE Now Who's a Comedian?

Location:
The Market Theatre, Sun Street
Starts:
Doors 7.15pm, show 7.30pm
Ends:
An Edinburgh Festival Preview ! Tickets £8, Festival Box Office, 1A Churchyard or from the website.
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Tuesday 25th July 2017

ERIC GILL: A talk by Brent Smith

Location:
Hitchin Priory, Tilehouse Street
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
Eric Gill was a charismatic figure, a great draughtsman, artist, sculptor, wood carver, engraver, typeface deisnger and Bohemian. Britain's most celebrated artist/craftsman. But his reputation has been forever tarnished by the revelations from his diaries 50 years after he died. Tickets £8 available from Festival Box Office 01462 453335 or email: info@hitchinherts.com
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Tuesday 25th July 2017

HITCHIN ODDFELLOWS FRIENDSHIP GROUP

Location:
Tilehouse Street Baptist Church
Starts:
10.30am
Ends:
12 noon
Come along and make new friends at Hitchin Oddfellows Friendship Group who meet on a Tuesday . You can just turn up or contact Helen Lindsey 01462 432321 for more details.
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Tuesday 25th July 2017

HITCHIN FRIENDSHIP GROUP

Location:
Tilehouse Street Baptist Church
Starts:
10am
Ends:
12.30pm
A chance to make new friends at this Friendship Group. For more details contact Helen Lindsey 01462 432321.
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Wednesday 26th July 2017

HITCHIN TOWN FOOTBALL FIXTURES

Location:
Fishponds Road
Starts:
7.45pm
Ends:
Fixtures for the next three games on Top Field, Fishponds Road Come and support your local club !
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Wednesday 26th July 2017

THE CUTTING EDGE

Location:
Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
A brief glimpse into 700 years of bespoke tailoring - an illustrated talk by Alan Cannon Jones. Tickets 12.
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Wednesday 26th July 2017

ART WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS

Location:
Hitchin Boys School Sports Centre, Grammar School Walk
Starts:
3pm
Ends:
5pm
For children aged 5 to 12 - all materials supplied. £18 per child each session.
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Wednesday 26th July 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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Thursday 27th July 2017

NIGHT OF JAZZ with Paul Eshelby and Friends

Location:
Benslow Music, Benslow Lane
Starts:
8pm
Ends:
An evening of stunning improvisations and jazz standards, set in an informal jazz-club atmosphere. Tickets sell fast ! £12 from Festival Box Office, 1A Churchyard or call 01462 459446, info@benslowmusic.org or online.
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Thursday 27th July 2017

TODDLER TALES AND MOVE

Location:
Hitchin Lavender, Ickleford
Starts:
10am-11am/11am-12noon
Ends:
Lively stories and dancing for pre-schoolers and parents / carers. Encourage your little ones to explore movement, different music and engage with stories. £5 for 1 child / £7.50 for 2 (sibling discount) includes a drink and snack. Booking in advance recommended. lucyarrigan@gmail.com or via facebook.
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Thursday 27th July 2017

TONY PHILLIPS - ALL MY OWN!

Location:
The Sun Hotel, Sun Street
Starts:
8.30pm
Ends:
Join Tony on a journey of his life through showbiz via self-penned songs and stories featuring the legendary guitarist 'Dave King' with the Mood Swings. Tickets £10 from Festival Box Office, 1A Churchyard, 01462 453335.
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Thursday 27th July 2017

PAPER CUTTING WORKSHOPS

Location:
Hitchin Lavender, Ickleford
Starts:
7pm
Ends:
9.30pm
For adults with paper artist Vanessa Stone ! July 27th - Paper Trees - 3D Paper Trees Sculputre + mini folio Aug 3rd - Paper Poetry - Cut Paper Lettering 20 per person per workshop Material and refreshments provided
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Friday 28th July 2017

A LITERARY SUPPER with EMMA KENNEDY

Location:
Hitchin Priory, Tilehouse Street
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
You are cordially invited to this Literary Supper with television presenter and best-selling author Emma Kennedy, author of The Tent, The Bucket and Me and her new book Shoes for Anthony. Admission by ticket only £25 from Festival Box Office, 1A Churchyard 01462 453335.
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Saturday 29th July 2017

SUMMER EXHIBITION AND SALE

Location:
Great Offley Village Hall
Starts:
2pm
Ends:
5pm
Join the Great Offley Art group at the Summer Exhibition and sale. Free entry!
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Saturday 29th July 2017

FUCHSIA DISPLAY

Location:
Tilehouse Street Baptist Church
Starts:
10am
Ends:
4pm
Join Beds and Herts Fuchsia Society at their 2017 display. Free entry - refreshments - plant sales !
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Saturday 29th July 2017

OPEN BOOKS 2017: Books, Beers & Banter

Location:
The British Schools Museum, Queen Street
Starts:
12pm
Ends:
6pm
A one-day literary extravaganza featuring top names from the world of words including - London Literary Agent Ella Kahn "How to hook an agent" - Best-selling Author Allan Esler SMith "Can you retire early, rich and happy?" - Renowned speaker Terry Gillen "Unlock the more confident you" Plus historical talks from Dr J D Davies, Hugh Bicheno and royals expert Jane Dismore, creative writing workshops, publishing advice, interactive poetry readings, cake icing demonstrations, fascinating family research tips and Murder - how one man made his living from it ! Come and join our writers share their passion on books! On-site beer and wine tent, BBQ, book signings and banter with the authors! All day tickets £4 from The British Schools Museum or Hitchin Festival Box Office, 1A Churchyard, 01462 453335
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Saturday 29th July 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 29th July 2017

HERTS AFFORDABLE ART FAIR

Location:
The Sun Hotel, Sun Street
Starts:
10am
Ends:
5pm
ALSO ON SUNDAY 30 JULY: 10am - 4pm Free entry to this Art Fair and a chance to view a collection of over 40 local artisans.
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Saturday 29th July 2017

JAZZ UP! presents T J Johnson

Location:
Club 85, Whinbush Road
Starts:
Doors 7.45pm
Ends:
TJ Johnson is widely considered to be one of the UKs finest jazz and blues singers. Also a piano player, drummer and bandleader, he is a true ambassador of the soul. TJ sings songs of love lost and gained, of life wholesome and corrupt, songs of hope, songs of the night, all with the true passion and boozy swagger of only a man who has been there and knows. Backed by his group of top British musicians TJ plays an extraordinary blend of music that fuses jazz, blues, soul, and gospel and is influenced by the likes of Ray Charles, Dr John, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, BB King, Nina Simone, Alberta Hunter, Jimmy Witherspoon and many more. Passions will be high as we blow the blues, roll the boogie, and drain the dregs - a JazzUp summer party before we take a well-earned break for the month of August! Tickets £8 in advance or £10 on the door. Advance tickets available from Farleys, Jolly Brown, Gatefold Record Lounge, Club 85, Unikorn.
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Sunday 30th July 2017

THE ROLLING STONES NOW TRIBUTE BAND

Location:
Hitchin Town Hall, Brand Street
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
FESTIVAL FINALE PARTY ! The Rolling Stones Now is a celebration of all that has made the Rolling Stones legendary. In full costumes, recreating the Stones live shows of the late 60's - 90's, Mick's pout, Keith's riffs and Bill's stony face are all on show as the band play some of the greatest songs ever written! Tickets £10 from the Festival Box Office, 1A Churchard 01462 453335
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Sunday 30th July 2017

BOOK SALE

Location:
RSPCA , 19 Churchyard
Starts:
10am
Ends:
2pm
By popular demand - donations ask for - lots of books to browse !
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Sunday 30th July 2017

OPEN DAY 2017: Live Music

Location:
Benslow Music, Benslow Lane
Starts:
10am
Ends:
5pm
As part of Benslow Open Day there will also be live music with The Three Herts and Julia Forster and David Ralph; Story-teller Ean Richardson and a performance by the Putteridge Bury Gilbert & Sullivan Society. Plus craft and food stalls. A chance to to come and explore the four acres of the landscaped gardens and enjoy a day out with the whole family.
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Monday 31st July 2017

CRAFT WORKSHOP: Fabric Corsages

Location:
Hitchin Lavender, Ickleford
Starts:
7pm
Ends:
9pm
Workshops are £20 per person and include all supplies, tuition and refreshments.
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Monday 31st July 2017

2017 SUMMER MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP

Location:
The Market Theatre, Sun Street
Starts:
10am
Ends:
4pm
A chance for 5 - 14 year olds to join in this week long workshop - learn the words, songs and dances from the musical OLIVER ! To book and for details call 01462 433533 or visit the website.
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Monday 31st July 2017

SUMMER ACADEMY Class of 2017

Location:
Ickleford Primary School, Arlesey Road
Starts:
8am
Ends:
6pm
MON 31 JULY - FRI 04 AUGUST Five fantastic fun filled days - learn positive life skills in a safe environment with out friendly, fully trained crew. More more details and to book: visit www.ladder87company.com or visit our Facebook page
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