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Wednesday 14th November 2018

GHOST WALK

Location:
Town Centre
Starts:
7pm
Ends:
9.30pm
Join Derek Wheeler on this fascinating walk around the town centre - the last walk for this year! Walks will restart again in April 2019! £5 booked in advance from Hitchin Information, 1A Churchyard, 01462 453335.
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Wednesday 14th November 2018

LOVE TO DANCE

Location:
Hitchin Football Club, Fishponds Road
Starts:
10am
Ends:
12 noon
Fun and friendly dance session for anyone aged over 50! Sessions focus on getting active and meeting new people. Book a free trial: Clare Bellchambers 0203 6757215 healthandwellbeing@saracens.net
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Wednesday 14th November 2018

AS ONE COMMUNITY CHOIR

Location:
Strathmore School, Old Hale Way
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
Led by Elaine Simpson of The Kingdom Choir (who sang at the Royal Wedding) - all welcome and there are no auditions or sheet music. Enjoy soul, pop, gospel and support local charities and make a difference to people's lives. Come and try the free taster session!
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Wednesday 14th November 2018

NORTH HERTS INTERFAITH FORUM

Location:
St Mark's Church, Lancaster Avenue
Starts:
Doors 7.15pm
Ends:
Open invitation to a Public sharing at 8pm. Guest speaker Rev Dr Canon Andrew Windgate's talk is entitled "Voices in Exile - from Sweden, India and UK". All welcome.
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Wednesday 14th November 2018

LEARN TO PLAY SQUASH OR RACKETBALL

Location:
Ickleford Squash
Starts:
6pm
Ends:
6.45pm
All equipment and tuition will be provided - you just need non-marking trainers and suitable clothing. Junior Squash - Wednesday Ladies Squash - Sundays Men - Give it a go !! Call Keith Hooton 01462 636343 for more details.
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Wednesday 14th November 2018

LEARN TO KNIT AND CROCHET WORKSHOPS

Location:
The Haberdashery, Bucklersbury
Starts:
7pm
Ends:
9pm
Knitting and Crochet Workshops continue in November. To book a place deposit required.
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Thursday 15th November 2018

CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARD SHOP

Location:
St Mary's Parish Church
Starts:
10am
Ends:
4pm
Cards for good causes supporting over 25 local and national charities.
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Thursday 15th November 2018

ART NEST WORKSHOPS - NOVEMBER

Location:
West Alley
Starts:
11am
Ends:
1pm
Workshops throughout November at the Art Nest, West Alley to book visit the website or call in during opening times.
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Friday 16th November 2018

HERTFORDSHIRE HEALTH WALKS

Location:
Hitchin and surrounding locations
Starts:
Various
Ends:
Enjoy the countryside and local green spaces with the free Hertfordshire Health Walks led by qualified volunteer leaders.
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Friday 16th November 2018

DEVOTION TO DUTY: FRANK YOUNG VC

Location:
British Schools Museum, Queen Street
Starts:
10am
Ends:
4pm
Exhibition: The remarkable WW1 story of Hitchin's only VC recipient. Open Saturday and Sunday.
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Friday 16th November 2018

CHRISTMAS AFTERNOON TEA

Location:
Molly's Tearoom, Bancroft
Starts:
9am
Ends:
Book your Christmas afternoon tea whether its for your office or for a festive family treat! Call in to 96 Bancroft or call 01462 337470 or via the website.
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Friday 16th November 2018

MUSIC SHOWCASE EVENTS

Location:
The Coopers Arms, Tilehouse Street
Starts:
8pm
Ends:
The cream of local musical talent performing live at The Coopers Arms. For more info or if you would like to get invoiced contact Chris/Marcus @candrewsmusic - @mawmusic2018. Also on Friday 16th November. Plus live bands during November and December.
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Saturday 17th November 2018

FAURE: REQUIEM

Location:
St Mary's Church, Churchyard
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
Join North Herts Guild of Singers at their concert Upbeat For Fifty Years with conductor Stephen Bullamore and the Chameleon ARts Orchestra. Tickets: £14, FTE £8 from Hitchin Information, 1A Churchyard or online.
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Saturday 17th November 2018

HITCHIN WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

Location:
Market Place & Church House
Starts:
From 10am
Ends:
The Hitchin Wine & Food Festival festival run by Hitchin Tilehouse Rotary Club now in its 10th year and will take over the town centre with connoisseurs offered everything from BBQ and international street food to churros and cheesecake, along with fine wines and gin. This year the event will be even bigger with stalls in Market Place and along the High Street from 10am to 4pm as well as independent wine vendors in Church House (opposite St Mary's Church) from 12pm to 6pm. Entry to the food festival in Market Place is free. Tickets for the wine event, being held in Church Hall opposite St Mary's Church are £5 online at https://bit.ly/2N7ZnWo or £6 on the day. Every ticket includes free entry to a raffle with prizes including 'Tea for Two' in Redcoats Farmhouse and a chocolate hamper from Hotel Chocolat. Check out more information on Twitter: @FoodFestHitchin and on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HitchinWineAndFoodFestival/ The annual food and wine festival organised by the Rotary Club of Hitchin Tilehouse.
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Saturday 17th November 2018

NORTH HERTS UNDAUNTED: The Fight for The Vote

Location:
North Hertfordshire Museum, Brand Street
Starts:
10.30am
Ends:
4.30pm
Suffrage Stories from North Herts. Please use the Town Hall entrance.
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Sunday 18th November 2018

RSPB: COACH TRIP TO RSPB OLD MOOR

Location:
Starts:
Leaves St Mary's Car Park, 7.15am
Ends:
A return visit to this attractive South Yorkshire reserve just off the A1. To book call Malcolm Ingram 01462 451320.
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Sunday 18th November 2018

HITCHIN CAR BOOT

Location:
Hitchin Markets, Biggin Lane
Starts:
Opens 6.30am
Ends:
1pm
Come rain or shine every Sunday - booters and traders welcome - stalls from 5 - 10. Seller arrival time is between 6:30 am and 8:30 am. Call 01462 456202 for more details.
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Monday 19th November 2018

WELLBEING SUPPORT GROUP

Location:
Westmill Community Centre, John Barker Place
Starts:
11am-12.30pm
Ends:
Come to socialise and discuss a variety of topics that focus on your physical and emotional health. For more information call Stephanie 014638 369216.
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Monday 19th November 2018

HITCHIN STROKE GROUP

Location:
Andersons House, Florence Street
Starts:
2pm
Ends:
4pm
Hitchin Stroke Group meetings restart today. New members and volunteers and their carers are very welcome to join this friendly group which is for people affected by stroke, aphasia or both. Volunteers needed so please do get in contact. For information contact Jan Hendry 01462 458933 or email janhendry@hotmail.co.uk.
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Monday 19th November 2018

BRANCH OUT

Location:
Cromwell Bar, The Sun Hotel, Sun Street
Starts:
8.30pm
Ends:
11pm
Branch Out meets every Monday night. This medium-sized Social Club is for single people, aged 40 upwards. The club organises regular events - dinners, discos, walks, theatre visits, day/weekend trips. For more details call Lorna on 01438 233657 or visit the website.
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Monday 19th November 2018

STAPLERS FOLK DANCERS

Location:
St John's Road Community Hall
Starts:
8pm
Ends:
Join this 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! First week free - 2 per week thereafter!
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Monday 19th November 2018

KEEN SCRABBLE PLAYER?

Location:
British Schools Museum, Queen Street
Starts:
2pm
Ends:
4pm
Join the Scrabble Club which meets every third Monday. £2 includes refreshments. More details: Mary 01462 431628 Janet 01438 871851
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Monday 19th November 2018

FUN & FRIENDLY FITNESS SESSIONS FOR 50 +

Location:
Zeo Church formerly Hitchin Christian Centre, Bedford Road
Starts:
10am - 11.30am
Ends:
2.30pm
Please note change of day and time !! Fun and friendly fitness sessions for over 50's combining strength and balance exercises and fun activities improving stability while meeting new people! Term time only. Contact Maggie Layton 07900018561. 5 per session.
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Tuesday 20th November 2018

POP UP PATCHWORTH: Christmas Patchwork Workshops

Location:
St Mark's Church, Lancaster Avenue
Starts:
1pm
Ends:
3.3opm
20 November: Nine patch Christmas Cushion 24 November: Patchworth Christmas Stocking 27 November: Christmas tablemats Places are limited on these workshops so booking essential on line. Follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sewhappystitching
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Wednesday 21st November 2018

BUSINESS BUZZ HITCHIN

Location:
Hitchin Priory, Tilehouse Street
Starts:
10am
Ends:
12 noon
No need to book, no membership fees come at this drop in networking event. All welcome, come and meet some great local entrepreneurs. Only £5 includes refreshments. More more information contact Business Buzz Hitchin Host, Maree Atkinson - info@mareeatkinson.com or call 077364 71568.
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Wednesday 21st November 2018

THE BELLES OF ST CLEMENTS

Location:
Queen Mother Theatre, Walsworth Road
Starts:
7.45pm
Ends:
A Big Spirit Youth Theatre classic ! Crikey - imagine the topsy-turvy adventures when the boys of Grubbs Hall School for the children of gentlemen are forced to share their premises with the wayward girls of St Clements. It can only end in tears - of laughter! Tickets: £10
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Thursday 22nd November 2018

MOSTLY COMEDY hosted by Doggett & Ephgrave

Location:
The Sun Hotel, Sun Street
Starts:
8pm
Ends:
A grab-bag of stand-up, sketches and music. Tickets £11 available online.
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Thursday 22nd November 2018

LUNCHTIME BOOK CLUB

Location:
Benslow Music, Benslow Lane
Starts:
1pm
Ends:
GENIUS: A NOVEL ABOUT MUSIC, ART AND THE BODY by Christopher Gayford Benslow Music Book Club is a book club with a difference. It's designed to give you an opportunity to engage with a book in the company of the author. Spread across four sessions, you will get to discuss Chris Gayford's novel about music, art and perception, sharing your thoughts with him and your fellow members. For more information contact Benslow Music 01462 459446 or visit the website. OTHER DATES: 1 November, 22 November
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Thursday 22nd November 2018

SUNSHINE AND SHADOWS: The Boscobel Quartet

Location:
St Paul's Walden Bury
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
Sun and shadows reflects the exuberent warmth of one of Haydn's celebrated 'sun' quartets moving via the restless turbulence of Mozart's Quartet No 15 in D minor to the dark depths of Schubert's masterpiece Quartet No 14 in D Minor Death and the Maiden, written when he knew he had not long to live. Tickets £10 including wine and canapes - all proceeds to Benslow Music. To book contact 01462 459446 or info@benslowmusic.org.
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Friday 23rd November 2018

MURDER ! MYSTERY ! and SUSPENDERS ?

Location:
Stotfold Memorial Hall, Hallworth Drive
Starts:
Curtain up 7.45pm
Ends:
A who-dunnit by Karen Doling. £10 each includes a light supper - entry by ticket only. Box Office: 01462 624369 or email: pennyann.mitchell@ntlworld.com. Bring your own alchohol.
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Friday 23rd November 2018

TINY TREASURES CHRISTMAS KEEPSAKES FOR BABIES

Location:
10 Sun Street
Starts:
1pm
Ends:
2.30pm
Join The Creation Station for this craft workshop for 0 to pre-crawling babies - places limited - book now ! Call Chantal 07787171546.
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Friday 23rd November 2018

Hitchin Films: PHANTOM THREAD

Location:
Richard Whitmore Studio, QMT Walsworth Road
Starts:
Doors 7.30pm, Film 8pm
Ends:
P T Anderson, US, 2017 (PG): This might be Daniel Day Lewis' last film performance. He plays Reynold Woodcock, tailor to royalty, stars and upper class in 1960s London, helped by his sister, played by Lesley Manville. A driven perfectionist, he meets a young woman (Vicky Krieps) who seems compliant at first but then throws him off track. The many pleasures in this film include the production design, accomplished acting and wicked sense of humour. £5 on the door at 7.30pm. In advance online.
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Friday 23rd November 2018

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON

Location:
Market Place
Starts:
From 4pm
Ends:
8pm
Come and support your local Christmas Lights Switch on - with live music from local choir plus The Skeltons, see the Christmas parade, enjoy local street food. Lights switch-on 6.15pm.
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Saturday 24th November 2018

HEALTH AND WELLBEING EVENT

Location:
Westmill Community Centre, John Barker Place
Starts:
12pm
Ends:
5pm
This free event is open to all offering a wide range of information from local organisations and services to help you to be the best you ! Including informative and useful talks, stands and workshops.
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Saturday 24th November 2018

LOCAL CRAFT & FARMERS MARKET

Location:
Hitchin Riverside
Starts:
From 8.30am
Ends:
3.30pm
A wonderful array of Christmas goodies on sale ! 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 24th November 2018

HITCHIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - A MYSTERY SYMPHONY

Location:
St Mary's Church, Churchyard
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
A MYSTERY SYMPHONY The identity of the composer of this symphony will not be revealed until after the performances with a cash prize to win for the right answer! Also music by young local composer, Tom Croysdill. Richard Strauss's Horn Cocerto with soloist Ben Goldscheider. Tickets: £12, concessions £10 on the door. Available from Hitchin Information, 1A Churchyard.
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Saturday 24th November 2018

THE COSMIC GIRLS

Location:
Ickleford Village Hall
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
A fundraiser to buy a stage for the children at Ickle Drama. Tickets £12 via the website.
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Saturday 24th November 2018

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS JUMPER FAYRE

Location:
St Faith's Church, Woolgrove Road
Starts:
10.30am
Ends:
3pm
Time to shake the mothballs out of your Christmas Jumper ! With stalls galore - raffle, tombolas, cakes, sideshow and more. Listen to Musical Christmas Medleys and enjoy a tasty lunch.
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Saturday 24th November 2018

IN STORE MEGA POP UP MONTHLY EXTRAVANANZA

Location:
Gatefold Record Lounge, Hermitage Road
Starts:
11am - 4pm
Ends:
Join Gatefold and Cantina Carnitas on the last Saturday of each month for a day of music.
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Saturday 24th November 2018

JAZZ UP !presents TOBIE CARPENTER TRIO

Location:
Club 85, Whinbush Road
Starts:
Doors 7.45pm
Ends:
Featuring Alice Zawadzki & Nadim Teimoori plus Les Jazz Rats DJs Tobie Carpenter Trio - London based contemporary trio playing originals, celebrating the music of 1920s New Orleans, 1950s New York and new millennium Europe. Melodic, swinging compositions full of fun and passionate improvisation from three of the UK's most exciting young Jazz musicians.
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Sunday 25th November 2018

VOLUNTEER MORNING

Location:
Meet at Ransom's Pavilion end of Alexandra Road SG5 1RB
Starts:
10am
Ends:
12 noon
If you are looking for a way of helping your community and being outdoors then come along and help at these informal and friendly mornings, run by experienced volunteer leaders. Accompanied children welcome.
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Monday 26th November 2018

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

Location:
Charlton
Starts:
10.30am
Ends:
For like-minded nature lovers who enjoy the countryside and wildlife!
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Tuesday 27th November 2018

HGS BOOK CLUB

Location:
Hitchin Girls School, Highbury
Starts:
7p
Ends:
BOOK TO READ; Not Forgetting the Whale by John Ironmonger. Read all or part of the book and come to discuss it in a friendly information group.
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Wednesday 28th November 2018

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Location:
Pinehill Hospital, Benslow Lane
Starts:
7pm
Ends:
Join this friendly, helpful support group - coffee/tea at 7pm for meeting at 7.30pm. New members from patients of the East & North Herts NHS Trust are always welcome. Programmes available.
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Wednesday 28th November 2018

HOPE IN HITCHIN

Location:
Hitchin Town Hall, Brand Street
Starts:
6.30pm
Ends:
8.30pm
Hope in Hitchin aims to bring together local people to talk about helping others across the globe, learn more about overseas projects and start a conversation in Hitchin about why UK Aid matters. Register at: http://bit.ly?HopeInHitchin
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Wednesday 28th November 2018

WINE TASTING EVENINGS

Location:
Los Reyes, Bucklersbury
Starts:
7pm
Ends:
Posh vs Plonk Can you tell the difference between Posh and Plonk? If so, which one do you prefer? And why? The average price paid for a bottle of wine in the UK. Book online.
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Wednesday 28th November 2018

SONGWRITERS SHARE

Location:
The Angels Share, Arcade Walk
Starts:
9pm
Ends:
11pm
A monthly gathering supporting upcoming songwriters, original song writing and new songs and voices. Hosted by singer / songwriter Chris Rodis
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Wednesday 28th November 2018

HITCHIN FLOWER ARRANGING CLUB 'Christmas Special'

Location:
Church House, Churchyard
Starts:
Doors 7pm, start 7.30pm
Ends:
Introducing 'NAFAS Demonstrator and CHelse Award Winning Designer' Mig Kimpton, and his programme 'Country Christmas'. Raffle and Christmas sales table. Tickets: £12 includes refreshments. Call 01462 637874 to book.
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Thursday 29th November 2018

BUCKLERSBURY LATES

Location:
Bucklersbury off Market Place
Starts:
4pm
Ends:
till late
A chance to do some Christmas shopping plus food live music and more!
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Friday 30th November 2018

MUSIKAL SIN PROMOTIONS presents ....

Location:
Club 85, Whinbush Road
Starts:
Doors 7.45pm
Ends:
Presenting some of the best metal bands the local scene has to offer! £5 entry - 16 + (bring ID)
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