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July 2012

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Win Tickets!

 Competition

Win tickets to the fabulous Angelina Ballerina - The Mousical. Everyone's favourite little star, Angelina Ballerina, pirouettes onto the stage in her brand new musical - a magical show packed full of singing and dancing.

Enter our competition now for the chance to win a family ticket to see this great show at the Alban Arena.

What's on...

Shadow Boxing Enjoy summer at Gustard Wood & Blackmore End Open Gardens(1 Jul, 10.30am-5pm) and the Festival of Roses (7-8 Jul, 10am-5pm). Dance in the street in St Michaels (4 Jul, 8pm). Have a musical weekend with the St Albans International Organ Festival (13-15 Jul, various events) and Opera Pops at Butterfly World (14 Jul, 7.30pm). Marvel at the internationally-acclaimed Shadow Boxing (7 Jul, 7.30pm) or just have a laugh with James Campbell's comedy 4 Kids  (8 Jul 2.30pm). Join this Year's Race for Life in Verulamium Park (15 Jul, 11am). Try a Cocktail & Cupcake evening at Mokoko (17 Jul, 7.30pm).

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Award Nominations 2012

Food and Drink Nominations

Nominations for the annual St Albans Food & Drink Awards open on 1 July. The shortlist will be announced at the Festival launch in September, along with details of special foodie events and meal deals.  Find out more.

Olympic Torch Relay

Olympic Torch Relay

The Olympics finally come to St Albans! Crowds will line the streets on 8 July as the Olympic flame is carried along the length of the Hatfield Road (starts at junction with Charlotte Close), down Catherine Street to finish at the Batchwood roundabout. Expect the procession to start at around 4pm, so leave plenty of time to get a good position!  Full details...


Childwickbury Arts Fair

 

Childwickbury Arts Fair 6 - 8 July

The three day celebration of the arts held inside the beautiful private grounds of Childwickbury Estate enjoys its 9th year. The line-up for 2012 boasts a vibrant mix of workshops, demonstrations and entertainment for all ages. 

This year's event will also feature live evening music from Soul Fish (Sat, £17, 7.30pm) and Sinead and the Dawnbreakers (Fri, £10, 7.30pm).  Full details...

 

Summer Spectacular

 

Summer Spectacular at Willows

The annual Summer Spectacular event at Willows Farm Village runs from 21 July - 2 September 2012. Capturing the Olympic mood, the Willows Summer Sports Day Races allow wannabe athletes the chance to showcase their sporting skills. Tristan the Runaway Tractor has helped to plant the seeds for the Willows 'A-maize-ing Maze'.  There are also farmyard animals for children to hold and feed, Fun Fair Rides and everything from Inflatable Bouncy Haystacks to Panning for Gold to keep families entertained. Cloudier days are still filled with fun at Summer Spectacular thanks to indoor adventure play barn Woolly Jumpers and the ever 'egg-citing' Captain Chicken's Egg Dodge. Full details...

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