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April 2013


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Live Music at Trestle

Live Music

The Live Music Project at Trestle Arts Base aims to create a professional platform to support local musicians. Each gig will be a free event, with full bar facilities.

The launch event on Sat 27 April at 7.30pm will be headlined by High Treason - a four piece old school rock band, with an acoustic set from Chameleon Boy's John Beeson and Jon Horlick (finalists in St Albans Music City Unsigned) playing a selection of heartfelt original songs. Details

Join the Style Union

Maltings Style Union

The Maltings Shopping Centre has launched a new loyalty club. Sign up online to receive exclusive offers and discounts from participating stores. Find out more

Bill's opens on 1 April

Bill's Restaurant

Cafe-restaurant-shop Bill's opens its St Albans branch at 2 Chequer St on 1 April. Enjoy big breakfasts, weekend brunches, teatime treats and a relaxed supper at this well-established national chain of casual eateries. Info

For sale on Marketplace

Sell your items on Marketplace for Free

Items for sale on Marketplace this month include:

John Lewis Children's Space Bedside Lamp - £15

Cobham Mesh Operator Chair - £90

Lego Duplo Cargo Plane and Airport Set - £85

Pintoy Tabletop Magnetic Easel - £20

Got unwanted items you'd like to sell? Why not advertise them on Marketplace?  It's free and you can reach a local audience of thousands. Find out more...


Easter Holiday Fun

Easter holiday fun

Have an Easter Eggstravaganza at Willows Farm Village, enjoy a variety of workshops at Butterfly World and book in for Magical Mayhem and Fabulous Pharaohs at St Albans Museums. Younger ones can hunt for Easter eggs, audition for a Best School of Acting scholarship, get Blown Away, meet The Wiz and see The Wind in the Willows. More ideas on our Easter Holiday page.

What's on this April


What's on this April

Meet The Boy With Tape On His Face, Suggs and Joe Brown(Arena 3 -5 Apr), get Blown Away (Trestle 7 Apr), see Quartet (Arena 9-10Apr) and hear STAJE in concert (Abbey Theatre 11 Apr). Then join a Floristry Course (Kendalls 11 & 18 Apr) and celebrate Easter (Abbey), hear the St John Passion (Abbey 20 Apr) and Beethoven's Seventh (St Saviour's Church 27 Apr) Details and booking.


Butterfly World Project


Butterfly World Project

Phase V of the biggest butterfly experience in the world opened on 25 March and entry is just £5 until 30 April. Enjoy the tropical Butterfly House, Bug World, the Insect Study Centre, the Natural Play Area and 27 acres of gardens and wildflower meadows. Details, opening times & prices.


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