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June 2014


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Win tickets to
Club Batchwood

Club Batchwood

Club Batchwood is now open for nightlife lovers following a £1/2 million refurbishment.

To celebrate we're giving away a pair of tickets to St Albans' hottest nightspot.  More information and entry.

Win two places on
Kendalls Summer Courses

Kendalls Summer Courses

Learn how to create fabulous summer arrangements with Louise at Kendalls Florist. Their summer courses are now available to book. See website for more details.

To win a place for you and a friend on one of these courses simply write a review on anything on our website and we'll enter you into the draw.

More details and entry

Harpenden Carnival

Harpenden Carnival

The carnival comes to Rothampsted Park on 7 June. As well as a wide range of entertainment, craft stalls and fun fair, you can enjoy a BMX stunt show, an aerobatics display and a motorcycle stunt show. From 12.30pm. Details.

St Albans Steam and
Country Fair

St Albans Steam and Country Fair

Lovers of all things steam powered are in for a treat this weekend (31 May - 1 Jun, Oaklands College) when the St Albans Steam and Country Show chugs into town. There will be steam engines galore, farm equipment stalls, a funfair, demonstrations and refreshments too. More details.

Sandridge 900
June Events

Sandridge 900 June Events

There are lots of events and activities on offer this month as part of this year's Sandridge 900 celebrations. Enjoy Big Lunches on 1 June, oil your bat for Cricket Week (8 -15 June), Shakespeare Birthday Concert (14 June, St Leonard's Church) and the Midsummer Gala (21 June, Jersey Farm Woodland Park). More details.

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Alban Weekend 2014

Alban Weekend 2014

Celebrate St Alban's Day this year at the Alban Weekend. There will be street entertainment, art and craft activities, food stalls and live music too.

The event takes place over the weekend of 21 - 22 June and features other festivals including the St Albans Folk Festival (buy tickets online), and some of the Sandridge 900 events (see below left).

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What's on in June

Live Music Project (Trestle Arts Base, 31 May, 7.30pm),  Butterfly World Photography Courses (Butterfly World, 1 Jun - 17 Aug), Thea Gilmore (Harpenden Public Halls, 5 Jun, 7.30pm), LDN Wrestling (Alban Arena, 7 Jun, 7.30pm), Vinho Verde & Wines of Portugal (Country Club, 10 June, 7pm), Joe McElderry (Alban Arena, 13 Jun, 7.30pm), Harpenden Common Discovery Day (Harpenden Common, 14 Jun, 10am-5pm), Hertfordshire Philharmonia 20th Anniversary Concert (St Saviour's Church, 14 Jun, 7.30pm), Moshi Monsters at Willows (Willows Activity Farm, 15 Jun), Thadows Loom (Trestle Arts Base, 20 Jun, 8pm), The Philanderer - Outdoor Theatre (Shaw's Corner, 27-29 Jun, 6.30pm), River Ver Day (Verulamium Park, 28 Jun, 10am-4pm), SASO - Beethoven, Rachmaninov & Janacek (28 Jun, St Saviour's Church, 7.30pm). Larks in the Parks (Various, 29 Jun,12-5pm). Details and booking.


St Albans Summer Music 2014


St Albans Summer Music 2014

St Albans Summer Music returns for another series of six high quality St Albans-based music events this June and July.

Coming this month:

The St Albans Folk Festival. Events include Isla St Clair at Folk on the Common (15 Jun, Redbourn Common 2-5pm), the Old Town Hall Folk day (21 Jun, City Centre, 10am-6pm, free admission) and the Festival Concert (21 Jun, Old Town Hall, 7.30pm). More info and tickets.

Tony Wigram Festival of Music (7-8 June, St Saviour's Church, Sandpit Lane).

The Carillon Chamber Choir: Shakespeare and the Sea (St Peter's Church, 21 June, 7.30pm).

Hertfordshire Philharmonia: Festival Concert (St Saviour's Church, 14 June, 7.30pm). More info and tickets.

St Albans Symphony Orchestra: Festival Concert (St Saviour's Church, 28 June, 7.30pm). More info and tickets.


St Albans Chamber Choir: Go Brazilian! (St Peter's Church, 5 July, 7.30pm) More info and tickets.

St Michael's Street Folk Evening (2 July, 8pm)

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