b'WELCOMETO THIS SPECIAL H-TOWN NEWS! This year marks the 30th Anniversary of Hitchin Festival hand-in-hand with the 70th Anniversary of the first ever performance at The Dell open air theatre at Woodside so this year we combine them both to have a double celebration. For the first few years, Festival began with a week-longwe were determined that it should resume in some way evenWed also like to dedicate this year to Tony Phillips who was a programme of events in July and this expanded over time soif a little more modest and the enthusiasm of performers andhuge supporter and contributor to the Arts & Music scene in the that it now fills the whole month and apart from last yearsvenues has been heartening! Changes and additions will town. We thank you for all your ongoing support for Festival.necessary cancellation, it has been an increasingly popular partbe updated on the website and at the Information Office at Glyn Doggett, Keith Hoskins, Tim Farr of the towns cultural calendar. With the uncertainty this year,1A Churchyard.Hitchin Festival Directors.H-TOWN BUSINESS AWARDS VOTING NOW OPENTo recognise the outstandingThe awards will highlight the many success achievements made by our businessstories and remind people how fortunate community, we have launched theHitchin is to have such a resilient and vibrant new H-town Business Awardsbusiness community.running until 31st July.As life slowly returns to normal, these awards are part of a coordinated strategy of initiatives Hitchins unique mix of commerce and culturedesigned to ensure the hard work of the last TIME TO HIT THE BEACH has seen it fare better than most towns, but the12 months is not wasted and Hitchin bounces pandemic set unprecedented challenges. Theseback; better than ever. awards are designed to raise the profile of thePlease visit: hitchinherts.com/htownawardsAs the festival finishes at theSponsored by Hertfordshire Timber,Towns businesses by engaging the Hitchinand vote for a deserving Hitchin townpublic in a process of recognising outstanding end of July, we will see theGatwards of Hitchin and N8 Health, thisachievements in the toughest of times.centre business.return of the popular giantevent has been hugely popular at attracting families and young children. Running from beach event in the Market3rd to 26th August, visitors will be ableTom HardyPlace.to enjoy the beach free of charge and get involved in a number of family friendlyVote Nowactivities on the Market Place. APublication'