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September 2013


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Win tickets to Herts Jazz Festival 2013

Georgie Fame

We have a pair of Saturday Session tickets for Herts Jazz Festival (right) worth up to £40 to give away to a lucky reader.

To enter the competition see our competitions and giveaways page.

Food &  Drink Festival 2013

Food & Drink Festival

The Food and Drink Festival 2013 kicks off on 25 Sep celebrating St Albans food culture. There will be plenty to eat and drink throughout the 12 day festival. Find out more.

Lussmanns Harpenden

Lussmanns Harpenden

Award-winning brasserie Lussmanns opens its third restaurant on Leyton Road in early September. More details.

St Albans Beer Festival

Beer Festival

Hundreds of real ales are waiting to be tasted at this year's Beer Festival.  Alongside these will be ciders, perries and bottle conditioned beers for your delectation.

The Festival runs from 25-28 Sep at the Alban ArenaMore information.

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days Enjoy free entry to a variety of historic local buildings along with walks, talks and special events. Highlights include access to buildings usually closed to the public, views from the top of the Abbey and Clock Tower, the life and work of artist Frank Salisbury and seeing the Verulamium Amphitheatre. More details.

Herts Jazz Festival 2013

Herts Jazz Festival 2013 - 20 to 22 Sep

More than 60 top musicians are descending on the Hawthorne Theatre, Campus West in Welwyn Garden City for the Herts Jazz Festival. Visitors are promised a packed weekend programme of more than 26 hours of live performances.

The stellar line-up includes 'the Godfather of British Jazz', pianist Stan Tracey and his Octet, Georgie Fame, trumpet and flugelhorn master improviser Kenny Wheeler and award-winning contemporary British pianist Django Bates playing in his Beloved trio.  More details.


Potters Crouch Candles


Win prizes with Potters Crouch Candles

Potter Crouch Candles is offering one lucky winner and guest a unique chance to win a visit to their workshop and learn the artisan craft of scented candle making.

Based just outside St Albans in a 300 year old converted barn surrounded by Hertfordshire countryside, Potters Crouch is the UK's original 'scented candle in a tin' manufacturer with over 20 years' experience.

The prize also includes food, refreshments and six candles each worth £8.50 to take home. Enter competition.

Herts Open Studios 2013


Herts Open Studios - 7 to 29 Sep 2013

Meet artists, photographers, ceramists and jewellers in their homes, studios and galleries during Open Studios. See creativity in action, join in with workshops, buy original pieces and commission new work during this three week festival of the arts. More details.


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