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May 2014


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Herts County Show

Herts County Show

Where can you see aerial motorbike displays, show jumping, the Festival Circus, The Devil's Horsemen, and Professor Crump alongside cattle showing? At the annual Hertfordshire Show on 24 & 25 May. Save 20% when you book in advance.

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Butterfly World Offer

Butterfly World Offer

Now open for you to 'see, touch, learn and explore', Butterfly World is fun for all ages and kids go half price when you use our discount voucher. Download yours now!

Peppa Pig at Willows

Peppa Pig at Willows

Meet your favourite characters this summer at Willows Farm Village. Say hello to Peppa Pig and George (4 & 5 May), Moshi Monsters (15 Jun), Scooby Doo (29 Jun) and Tree Fu Tom (13 Jul). Details.

Alphabet exhibition

Alphabet Exhibition

See a new exhibition by the influential British artist Michael Craig-Martin at the Museum of St Albans (daily 10am-5pm until 15 June) and come to an alphabet-inspired evening adult storytelling session from 7-9pm on Thu 8 May. Details.

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St Albans Film Festival 2014

St Albans Film Festival - 1 to 4 May 2014

Launching its 'birds and flight' theme with a screening of Hitchcock's The Birds at St Albans Abbey on 1 May, the St Albans Film Festival returns for a second year. Once again, film-lovers will have a chance to see some unique films and celebrate the filmmaking history of St Albans. Alongside panel discussions, networking events, film premieres and talks, there will be competition screenings at venues across the district. Highlights include sing-a-long Mamma Mia, workshops on stop-frame animation and the making of Harry Potter, a 'swim-in cinema', over-18s screenings and much more. Details

Hoo's Kids Book Fest - Sun 11 May


Hoo's Kids Book Fest - Sun 11 May

After a successful launch last year, Hoo's Kids Book Fest returns to Luton Hoo Walled Garden on Sunday 11 May from 10.30am to 5pm. Young readers can meet their favourite authors, illustrators and comic artists, hunt for a golden ticket, weave a wigwam, see Professor Pango Mango, hear stories and try their luck at Zoom's 'Muckburger's Burger Bar'. With book signings, face-paintings, tasty treats and (of course) tea and cake, this is a fun family day out. More.


What's on This May


What's on in May

Highlights this month include: John Cooper Clarke (1 May), An Evening with Mark Kermode (2 May), 12 Years A Slave (6, 7 & 29 May), The Rites of Spring & Romeo & Juliet (8 May), John Richardson (8 & 13 May), Salvador Dali & Surrealists Exhibition (10-18 May), Family Fair (10 May), Orchestral Colours (10 May), Mark Grist: Rogue Teacher (10 May), Mad Hatter Tea Party Cupcake Class (13 May), Trestle Craft Bomb (14 May), Rachmaninov's Vespers (17 May), St Albans Charity Cycle Ride (18 May), Dreamboats & Petticoats (19 to 24 May), Fourteen (21-24 May), What The Ladybird Heard (26 & 27 May), St Albans Steam & County Show (31 May & 1 June). More information and booking


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