February 2013


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Win tickets to Michaela Strachan's Really Wild Adventures

Michaela Strachan


Enter our competition and you could win two tickets to see Michaela Strachan and her furry friends at the Alban Arena on Tuesday 19 Feb at 2pm. The lucky winners will also get a copy of her new book. Details.

Creative cupcake classes

Cupcake classes


Make cupcakes like the professionals! Local cupcake experts Heaven is a Cupcake are running two courses in February. Learn how to make 6 Valentines Love Bug cupcakes (13 Feb £30pp) or get the kids cooking over half term on the Parent and Child Cupcake Class (21 Feb £30/parent & child). More info.



Spring Half Term

Half Term What's On


Young enquiring minds can see newborn lambs during February Frolics at Willows Farm Village, make cupcakes (see above), choose from a variety of workshops at the Museum of St Albans and drop into crafty events at Stockwood Discovery Centre.

Our handy guide has lots of ideas to keep children of all ages busy - whatever the weather!


Les Miserables

What's on this February

There's plenty to choose from this month. Find out How to Catch a Star (Radlett Centre, 2 Feb), meet The Hobbit (Arena 5-7 Feb), hear Herts Philharmonia (St Saviour's Church 16 Feb), have some Really Wild Adventures (Arena 19 Feb), laugh with Micky Flanagan and Jimmy Carr (Arena 20 & 21 Feb), hear  Paul Carrack (Arena 22 Feb) and Roon Staal (St Peter's Church 23 Feb), sing along with Les Miserables (Arena 26 to 28 Feb). See more highlights.

HATCH has opened


HATCH rolls up in The Maltings

At last there's a great quality, take-away, delivery & catering service in the city centre. HATCH offers hand-made salads, sandwiches and hotpots, along with a tempting selection of cakes and pastries. Customers can enjoy Origin coffee, real hot chocolate and great chilled drinks. As owner Chris Evans explains: "The idea is simple - to sell the kind of food that I would like to eat for lunch". Find out more.


Film Dinners


Film Dinners at Lussmanns (5 to 7 Mar)

Three prominent experts in sustainability: Charles Clover from The Blue Marine Foundation, David Bowles from The RSPCA and Mark Linehan from The Sustainable Restaurant Association will be guest speakers at a series of Film Dinners on 5, 6 and 7 March from 7pm at Lussmanns, St Albans. Details and booking.



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