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Thursday 1st December 2022

Lecture: 'Drink Thy Wine with a Merry Heart' - A Pictorial History of Drinking Glasses

Location:
Broadway Cinema, Letchworth
Starts:
11am
Ends:
12.20pm
North Herts Arts Society presents ‘Drink Thy Wine With A Merry Heart’ – A Pictorial History of Drinking Glasses Lecturer: Jane Gardiner A pictorial history of drinking glasses through the ages, studied through images of actual objects and through paintings. The lecture will focus particularly on the development of the wine glass, but will also look at glasses designed for other beverages, such as: beer, cider, ale, cordial etc. It will consider the drinking habits of different countries and the types of glass associated with those countries, e.g. the Venetian wing-stemmed glass, the German roemer, the Dutch flute and the English baluster-stemmed glass; and will discuss the association of fine glass drinking vessels with feasting and conviviality.
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Friday 2nd December 2022

Hitchin Town Hall's Christmas Parties

Location:
Hitchin Town Hall, Brand Street, Hitchin
Starts:
6.30pm
Ends:
1.00am
It’s nearly that time of year again! Looking for a stylish space to celebrate your work do or group get together this Christmas? Join us at Hitchin Town Hall for an enchanting evening filled with festivities and entertainment The package includes: buffet, fully licensed bar, DJ, casino tables, photo booth area Places still available for 2nd December 9th December *NOW SOLD OUT* CONTACT HITCHIN TOWN HALL BEFORE BOOKING: Email us at hitchintownhall@north-herts.gov.uk Tel: 01462 474554 Tickets £38.00pp
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Friday 2nd December 2022

A Christmas Carol - A One-Man Show

Location:
Wakelin & Son, The Carling Building, Market Place, Hitchin SG5 1AR
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
Sink into the classic tale of Victorian Christmas and the redemption of London’s most memorable miser, as we follow Scrooge through his encounters with the spirits of Christmas. Come and cozy up in Hitchin’s friendliest coffee shop for this ever-popular performance of Charles Dickens’ classic. We’ll be serving mulled wine and mince pies, and the bar will be open all through the show for a host of festive treats. Book now for this essential addition to your Christmas! Organiser Website Link : http://www.vintageverse.co.uk Tickets £17.00 (plus a booking fee) available from
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Saturday 3rd December 2022

A Christmas Carol - A One-Man Show

Location:
Wakelin & Son, The Carling Building, Market Place, Hitchin SG5 1AR
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
Sink into the classic tale of Victorian Christmas and the redemption of London’s most memorable miser, as we follow Scrooge through his encounters with the spirits of Christmas. Come and cozy up in Hitchin’s friendliest coffee shop for this ever-popular performance of Charles Dickens’ classic. We’ll be serving mulled wine and mince pies, and the bar will be open all through the show for a host of festive treats. Book now for this essential addition to your Christmas! Organiser Website Link : http://www.vintageverse.co.uk Tickets £17.00 (plus a booking fee) available from www.wegottickets.com/event/557009
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Saturday 3rd December 2022

St Ippolyts Church Nativity Crib Festival

Location:
St Ippolyts Church
Starts:
11am
Ends:
5pm
Get into the spirit of Christmas. Come and see our fabulous display of Nativity Crib Sets. Try and win your own crib, enjoy a cuppa and cake. On Saturday 3 December and Sunday 4 December 11am to 5pm Entry £4; Children free. Raising funs for St Ippolyts Church
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Saturday 3rd December 2022

The Good Ole Hometown Boys

Location:
The Vic, Hitchin
Starts:
8pm
Ends:
10.30pm
Free entry! The Hometown Boys were formed in 2005 just so they could all play some good 'old time' rock and roll in their local pub, The Goat. Bob Nathan, Neil Coolbass and Craig Pop Skuse joined Andy Skelton at the end of one of his solo gigs and played 3 or 4 rock and roll tunes for a laugh. Their repertoire is now nearly 80 songs and counting, ranging from Lonnie Donegan and Elvis to The Travelling Wilburys and Kirsty MacColl! The Hometown Boys strive to play the music in the traditional rock and roll style, curly lipped, beer fuelled and ass kickin' (with a golden tonsilled ballad or two)! The Hometown Boys + Girls feature Holly Skelton(Vocals) and Nikki Clark (Sax and Vocals)
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Saturday 3rd December 2022

Hitchin British Museum Craft Fairs

Location:
41-42 Queen Street, Hitchin SG4 9TS
Starts:
10am
Ends:
2pm
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th December Local handmade gifts perfect for Christmas Entry free
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Saturday 3rd December 2022

Christmas Dog Festival

Location:
Brookers
Starts:
1pm
Ends:
4pm
In aid of Dogs Trust Bring along your fur babies to have a Christmas photo taken and receive a complimentary goody bag of treats! We are also doing a prize draw to win this amazing hamper full to the brim with doggy products to spoil your pooch Prize draw tickets now on sale at Brookers on Buckersbury with the winning ticket drawn on Sat 3rd.
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Saturday 3rd December 2022

Art Hub

Location:
Hitchin Market Square
Starts:
9.30am
Ends:
3.30pm
The Hitchin Art Hub are back in Hitchin Town Square for their Christmas art market. 33 talented local artists will be displaying and selling their artwork.
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Saturday 3rd December 2022

Vivace!

Location:
WI Hall High Street Arlesey SG15 6SN
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
Praise & Glory Antonio Vivaldi - Gloria Felix Mendelssohn - Hymn of Praise Tickets £12 available from 01462 730022 /members of the choir/on the door www.vivacechoir.org.uk
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Sunday 4th December 2022

Jazzface

Location:
Molly Malones, 18 Nightingale Road, HItchin SG5 1RG
Starts:
2pm
Ends:
4pm
Christmas Jazz, Christmas Bash with special guest stars!
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Sunday 4th December 2022

Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair

Location:
Walsworth Community Centre, 88 Woolgrove Road, Hitchin SG4 0AU
Starts:
11am
Ends:
2pm
Come and enjoy the spirit of Christmas with a variety of stalls selling handmade gifts and cards. Refreshments will be available - tea, coffee and cakes.
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Tuesday 6th December 2022

Grand and Jolly Christmas Party

Location:
Hitchin Town Hall, Brand Street, Hitchin
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
Hitchin Light Orchestra Grand & Jolly Christmas Party Tickets £12 from Orchestra members Contact - Chris Pyne email: chris@pink-champagne.co.uk
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Tuesday 6th December 2022

Hitchin Community Choir Christmas Concert

Location:
Westmill Community Centre, SG5 2PG
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
In aid of Garden House Hospice - free entry with a retiring collection Refreshments available Featuring festive favourites and carols
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Wednesday 7th December 2022

The River Lee from Luton to Leyton

Location:
Christchurch, Bedford Road, Hitchin SG5 1HF
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
North Hertfordshire Association presents The River Lee from Luton to Leyton: A talk by Richard Thomas in support of National Trust. Richard will take us on a journey from the source of the river in Luton to Old Ford Lock in London with various digressions en-route. The talk covers the history and development of the Lee Navigation, with modern photographs and contrasting early 20th century postcards. Visitors welcome (£3 admission) and NT membership not required. Tea or coffee and mince pie (cost £1) served during the evening. Second hand bookstall at every meeting. Further details can be found on our Facebook page: facebook.com/nhertsant
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Friday 9th December 2022

Emergency Radio / Lost Without Cause / Steph Scott / Something In Between

Location:
Club 85, 74-77 Whinbush Road, SG5 1PZ
Starts:
Doors open at 19.45
Ends:
11.30pm
EMERGENCY RADIO Brand new original pop-punk band. Huge sound, like a cross between Jimmy Eat World and Blink-182 with a British flavour. Includes members of Boom in The Diamond Industry/Echo Lake/Fog Donkey Album available to stream everywhere now! LOST WITHOUT CAUSE Energetic three-piece rock band STEPH SCOTT Incredible indie/pop/country singer songwriter SOMETHING IN-BETWEEN Rising Herts four-piece pop punk band Tickets: £6 + 10% booking fee or £7.50 on the door For more information visit
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Friday 9th December 2022

Dick Whittington

Location:
The Queen Mother Theatre, Woodside Road, Hitchin SG4 9SP
Starts:
Visit website for performance times
Ends:
Written by: Richard & Dee Lovelock Directed by: Richard & Dee Lovelock Performed by The Bancroft Players Friday 9th December to Saturday 17th December 2022 For more details, performance times and to book tickets visit www.qmt.org.uk
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Friday 9th December 2022

Hitchin Christmas Tree Festival

Location:
Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road, Hitchin SG5 1QG
Starts:
Ends:
The Hitchin Christmas Tree Festival 2022 Open - Friday 9 December 3pm to 8pm Saturday 10 December 12noon to 6pm Sunday 11 December 12noon to 6pm Admission £5 : Accompanied children FREE Refreshments available Email: ctf@holysaviourhitchin.org.uk Facebook: HitchinChristmasFestival
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Friday 9th December 2022

Ceilidh feat. The Hosepipe Band and Mary Panton

Location:
St Mary's Hall, Church Street, Baldock SG7 5AE
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
11pm
A ceilidh is a lively, energetic and upbeat version of English barn dancing, suitable for all ages. Bands play exciting music and a caller helps you through the moves. You can turn up and have fun with no previous experience at all. Come on your own, as a couple or as a group - you'll be very welcome! Have a go! The Hosepipe Band have been playing for over 30 years with various personnel changes and are hugely experienced at playing for dancers. Visit hosepipeband.co.uk. Mary always puts her heart and soul into her calling, with some unusual and some-well known dances. Full bar with real ale. Adults £11, seniors £10, under 18s £6
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Saturday 10th December 2022

JD King is Elvis - Christmas Special

Location:
St Mary's Church Hitchin, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1HR
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
10pm
In beautiful St Mary's Church, transformed for one night only for a spectacular musical experience, top class entertainment from the UK's leading Elvis tribute artist, JD King, with a 'Spiritual Dimension'! JD is not only the best interpreter of Elvis's art currently performing in the UK, he is an expert on the subject and has put together a unique show for your enjoyment. Regularly appearing on TV & Radio as well as on stage, JD King's shows are enthralling experiences. There will be a bar & fundraising raffle on the night during the interval. Profits go to St Mary's Preservation Trust 'HeartofHitchin' appeal to repair the building. Doors open at 6.30pm starting at 7.30pm Tickets £15/Concessions £5 (students and under 15's) - available from Hitchin Information and online https://www.wegottickets.com/event/559569
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Saturday 10th December 2022

Santa's Grotto

Location:
Hitchin Market Square
Starts:
11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
Ends:
£4 per child Santa's Grotto is part of the Hitchin Market Takeover from the 10th-11th December, and the Big Weekend from 17th to the 18th of December. Come and enjoy the festive fun!
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Saturday 10th December 2022

The Market Takeover

Location:
Hitchin Market Square
Starts:
10am
Ends:
4pm
Hitchin Market will be taking over the Market Place for a weekend. There will be various activities and stalls for the family to enjoy this festive period... Santa's Grotto will also be returning!
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Saturday 10th December 2022

Hitchin Town Hall World Cup Pop Up Pub: Quarter Finals

Location:
Hitchin Town Hall, Brand Street, Hitchin
Starts:
12pm
Ends:
5pm
Enjoy the quarter finals at the Town Hall's Pop Up Pub especially for the World Cup With a bar and a large screen, it's the perfect venue to watch the football. Get tickets online at north-herts-museum.arttickets.org.uk or at the museum welcome desk for a £10 refundable deposit
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Saturday 10th December 2022

Wymondley Christmas Fair

Location:
St Mary's Church and Village Hall, Great Wymondley
Starts:
2pm
Ends:
5pm
Gifts, arts and crafts, decorations, activities and refreshments Proceeds to St Mary's Church Fund
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Saturday 10th December 2022

Festive Gala Concert

Location:
Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Music, Hitchin SG4 9RB
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
Join us for a wonderful evening of music and celebration to mark the 90th anniversary of the Benslow Music Instrument Scheme. The Amica Duo, Apollo Premadasa Piano Trio, The Calathea Quartet Mulled wine, mince pies and raffle
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Sunday 11th December 2022

Hitchin Folk Club: St Agnes Fountain

Location:
The Cricket Pavilion, Lucas Lane, SG5 2JA
Starts:
Doors 6.45pm, concert 7.30pm
Ends:
Members £16, Non-members £18 Buy tickets via goodmusic@hitchinfolkclub.co.uk
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Sunday 11th December 2022

The Market Takeover

Location:
Hitchin Market Square
Starts:
10am
Ends:
4pm
Hitchin Market will be taking over the Market Place for a weekend. There will be various activities and stalls for the family to enjoy this festive period... Santa's Grotto will also be returning!
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Tuesday 13th December 2022

Hitchin Town Hall World Cup Pop Up Pub: Semi Finals

Location:
Hitchin Town Hall, Brand Street, Hitchin
Starts:
6pm
Ends:
10pm
Enjoy the semi final at the Town Hall's Pop Up Pub especially for the World Cup With a bar and a large screen, it's the perfect venue to watch the football. Get tickets online at north-herts-museum.arttickets.org.uk or at the museum welcome desk for a £10 refundable deposit
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Wednesday 14th December 2022

The Rotary of Hitchin Christmas Carols

Location:
Market Square
Starts:
8pm
Ends:
Come and sing with St Mary's Choir and Hitchin Town Band organised by the Rotary Club of Hitchin Cash collection to benefit Hitchin children
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Saturday 17th December 2022

Club 85: Dub Pistols

Location:
Club 85, 74-77 Whinbush Road, SG5 1PZ
Starts:
Doors 7.45pm
Ends:
The Pad presents Dub Pistols + Guests Saturday 17th December – Club 85, Hitchin Dub Pistols return to Club 85 in Hitchin for their annual live Christmas show. This year the band are touring their brand new album FRONTLINE so expect a few cuts from this as well some of the bands legendary bangers ! Readying the release of what will be their ninth studio album, DUB PISTOLS are delighted to announce a full UK & Irish tour this Autumn. Tickets: £17 advance Tickets are available now from … https://www.seetickets.com/event/dub-pistols/club-85/2375432 And will be available in person from Bar 85 at the venue from 1st August. Age: 16+ with photo ID – younger patrons can be signed in at the door and accompanied for the duration of the show by a responsible adult. Earplugs are available upon request (50p). Downstairs bar open until 1am.
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Saturday 17th December 2022

'Twas the Week Before Christmas' - Hitchin Chamber Orchestra

Location:
St Mary's Church, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1HR
Starts:
Performances at : 4.30pm and 7pm
Ends:
HCO is once again presenting a glittering Christmas concert for all the family on Saturday 17th December. Start Christmas in style with a programme of festive cheer including a musical version of Clement Clarke Moore’s well-loved poem, A Visit from St Nicholas as well as traditional carols and Christmas schmaltz with returning jazz vocalist Izzy Doncaster. Join us in St Mary’s at 4.30pm or 7.00pm. The programme will be repeated to ensure plenty of space for each audience. There will be no interval. Tickets Adults £10; Children & Students £5; Family £25* Please website for terms & conditions at www.hitchinchamberorchestra.org
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Saturday 17th December 2022

Santa's Grotto

Location:
Hitchin Market Square
Starts:
11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
Ends:
£4 per child. Santa's Grotto is part of the Hitchin Market Takeover from 10th - 11th December and the Big Weekend from 17th - 18th December. Come and join the festive fun!
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Saturday 17th December 2022

The Big Weekend

Location:
Hitchin Market Square
Starts:
10am
Ends:
4pm
Hitchin BID have planned a fun-pached weekend full of Christmas activities for all to enjoy. Mulled wine and cider, Santa's Grotto, snow globe and much more!
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Saturday 17th December 2022

Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten - North Herts Guild of Singers

Location:
Walsworth Road Baptist Church, HItchin
Starts:
Starts 7.30pm - doors open at 7pm
Ends:
Britten’s spellbinding Ceremony of Carols is one of the most distinctive Christmas choral sequences ever written, which captures the mysticism and sheer excitement of the spirit of Christmas. This is made all the more convincing when paired with the hypnotic sounds of the harp. As always there will be traditional favourites and a chance to dust the cobwebs off your own singing voice with a selection of audience carols that will be sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. Refreshments will be served in the interval. Conducted by Harry Bradford and accompanied by Esther Beyer on harp and Colin Spinks on organ. Joined by mezzo soprano Maya Colwell and soprano Emily Beech. Tickets: £15 / £5 Students and children. Available online at https://www.wegottickets.com/nhgsingers and from Hitchin Information,1a Churchyard, Hitchin Contact number Tel 01707 377758
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Sunday 18th December 2022

Hitchin Folk Club: Albion Christmas

Location:
The Cricket Pavilion, Lucas Lane, SG5 2JA
Starts:
Doors 6.45pm, concert 7.30pm
Ends:
Members £16, Non-members £18 Buy tickets via goodmusic@hitchinfolkclub.co.uk
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Sunday 18th December 2022

The Big Weekend

Location:
Hitchin Market Square
Starts:
10am
Ends:
4pm
Hitchin BID have planned a fun-pached weekend full of Christmas activities for all to enjoy. Mulled wine and cider, Santa's Grotto, snow globe and much more!
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Sunday 18th December 2022

Hitchin Town Hall World Cup Pop Up Pub: Final

Location:
Hitchin Town Hall, Brand Street, Hitchin
Starts:
1pm
Ends:
10pm
Enjoy the final at the Town Hall's Pop Up Pub especially for the World Cup With a bar and a large screen, it's the perfect venue to watch the football. Get tickets online at north-herts-museum.arttickets.org.uk or at the museum welcome desk for a £10 refundable deposit
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