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November 2013


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This month:

Kendalls Prize Draw

Kendalls Prize Draw

Enter Kendalls Christmas Prize Draw and win a place on the ever popular Kendalls Christmas Floristry Course.

The courses are lots of fun and run by Louise Wilkes who is a Jane Packer trained florist.

Courses run on 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 and 19 Dec.

Details and entry.

Autumn Half Term

Autumn Half Term in St Albans 2013

There's lots to enjoy this autumn including:

Pumpkin Festival at Willows Farm Village

Special activities and half price entry at Butterfly World

Viking sessions at St Albans Museums.

Further afield there's Halloween fun at Stockwood Discovery Centre

Swizzfigglingly spooky bowls at the Roald Dahl Museum.


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Christmas Lights
Switch-On - 17 Nov

Christmas Lights Switch On

This year's Christmas Lights Switch-on afternoon features a host of pantomime stars, street entertainment and fun fair. There will be an early Christmas Market too with the lights scheduled to go on at 5.30pm.

Other Switch-ons include:

Wheathampstead - 28 Nov

London Colney - 29 Nov

Southdown - 29 Nov

Batford - 1 Dec

In Harpenden, expect things to brighten up on Sun 24 Nov from 12 noon when lights go on as part of the Christmas Carnival.

Firework displays

Firework displays

As always, there's plenty of choice for going out with a bang. On Sat 2 Nov, Verulamium Park hosts the St Albans Fireworks Spectacular (gates 6pm, display 7.30pm). There are also displays at Cassiobury Park, OA's Rugby Club, Jersey Farm and Redbourn Common. On Sun 3 Nov, Butterfly World offers free parking, food and drink stalls and more (gates 4.30pm, display 6.15pm, buy tickets). You can also see the sky light up at  Harpenden Rugby Club on 10 Nov.


St Albans Fashion Week


St Albans Fashion Week: 28 Oct - 3 Nov

St Albans Fashion Week (28 Oct to 3 Nov) will feature special offers, style make-overs, pop-up beauty parlours, drop-in style booths and late-night shopping. See the full events list.

Tickets are nearly sold out for the headline 'Cathedral Catwalk' Fashion Show on 1 Nov. There's also still a chance to have dinner with Angela Clarke at Darcys Restaurant on 30 Oct. Tickets.

Voting for the St Albans Fashion Week Awards is now underway and runs until 1 Nov. The winners will be presented with their awards at the Awards Ceremony at St Michael's Manor on 3 Nov. Details and tickets.

What's on November 2013


What's on this November

Climb Jack's Beanstalk (Trestle Arts Base, 2 Nov). Have a laugh at at the Big Comedy Night (Mokoko, 5 Nov), and with Paul Merton (Alban Arena, 12 Nov). Feel the speed with Rush (Alban Arena, 13 Nov). Listen to Little Monsters (St Saviours Church, 17 Nov). Dance with Joss Arnott (Arts Depot, 13 Nov). Get down with The Stylistics (Alban Arena, 17 Nov). Enjoy a Winter Concert (St Saviours Church, 30 Nov) and the Faure Requiem (St Saviours Church, 9 Nov). Listen to Jazz at Cafe Society (Arts Depot, 21 Nov) and Pedrito Martinez (Arts Depot, 15 Nov). Tickets and details.


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