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October 2013


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This month:

Free Pizza!

Pizza Vouchers

Write a review of anything on our site and you could win £40 in vouchers from Pizza Express to mark the re-opening of their lighter, brighter St Albans restaurant at 11 Verulam Road.
Enter now!

The Big Draw

The Big Draw

Join The Big Draw in St Albans at a variety of local venues organising fun, interactive activities for all ages to 'Draw Tomorrow'. Details on our blog.

Butterfly World Fireworks ~ 3 Nov

ButterflyWorld Fireworks

Book your tickets now for this popular annual event in the beautiful surroundings of Butterfly World. Gates open at 4.30pm, display at 6.15pm. Food and drink stalls and plenty of free parking.

A new era for Darcys

Darcys Restaurant

Ruth Hurren, owner and Head Chef at the award-winning, Good Food Guide-listed Darcys Restaurant is returning home to Australia at the end of October.

Phil Thompson, currently Executive Chef at Auberge du Lac, will then take over the helm.

We'd like to say a big thank you to Ruth for supporting allaboutstalbans.

ArtsDepot, N12

ArtsDepot, Finchley

Just 13 miles from St Albans, artsdepot offers a diverse range of high quality visual and performance arts for everyone. See the acclaimed Russell Maliphant (2 Oct), Gina Yashere Live! (4 Oct) and Eric and Little Ern (5 Oct) along with lots more for all ages and interests.

Food and Drink Festival 2013

Food & Drink Festival: 25 Sep - 6 Oct

Enjoy 'meal deal' discounts and special events including the Beer Festival (to 28 Sep), wine tasting (30 Sep), Gourmet Night (30 Sep), a Food Writers' Workshop (1 Oct), a Cheese & Beer Evening (2 Oct), Foodie Cupcake Class (2 Oct), Honey and Nectar Festival (4-6 Oct) and the St Peter's Street Finale (6 Oct). More information in brochure (PDF, 7mb)


St Albans Fashion Week


St Albans Fashion Week: 28 Oct - 3 Nov

The first 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.

Highlights will be the 'Confessions of a Fashionista' dinner with Angela Clarke on 30 Oct, the John Lewis Style Masterclass on 1 Nov and the spectacular Fashion Show in St Albans Cathedral on 1 Nov.  Tickets for these events will be on sale very soon via allaboutstalbans.

We'll also be hosting the online voting for the St Albans Fashion Week Awards ~ nominate your favourites now, vote for the finalists from 2 Oct and come to the Awards Ceremony on 3 Nov. It's glamour all the way!

What's on October 2013


What's on this October

Hear Blofeld & Baxter (3 Oct), have The Katherine Jenkins Experience (5 Oct) and enjoy Aesop's Fables (6 Oct).  Visit the Dinosaur Zoo (7 & 8 Oct), meet Sir Chris Bonington (10 Oct) and see Teechers (12 & 13 Oct). Laugh with Ardal O'Hanlon (12 Oct) and Tom Stade (29 Oct), try a Floristry Course (17 Oct), hear  Brahms Requiem (26 Oct) and pick up a pumpkin at Willows Farm Village. More events.


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