Music

Mon, 22:12
Hitchin Folk Club
Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band

Folk’s latest supergroup, Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band, headline at Hitchin Folk Club this weekend.

Joe Giltrap is appearing at the Market Theatre in Hitchin

Two very different nights of top class music are being lined up as part of the spring programme at Hitchin’s Market Theatre.

Market Theatre
Heather Small is appearing at the Gordon Craig Theatre in February

The singer who provided the soaring vocals for iconic hits by M People including Search For The Hero and went on to solo success with the chart-topping Proud is on her way to Stevenage.

David Temple with some of the Sing Mozart! singers - left to right Stephen Chandler, Pete Murray, David Temple, Nic Groombridge, James Honour.

It’s not long now until 200 singers unite in harmony at a climax of a countywide project to perform the music of Mozart en masse.

St Albans
Kelly Oliver is planning the release of her second album

Soaring Stevenage songbird Kelly Oliver has an exciting few weeks ahead.

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Theatre

Monday, January 25, 2016
Gordon Craig Theatre
Ireland's Call is coming to the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage

A new musical adaptation of the critically- acclaimed show Essence of Ireland is coming to Stevenage.

Rachael Robinson and Joe Nelson play the lead roles of Golde and Tevye in the Knights Templar School production of Fiddler on the Roof

There’s something about Fiddler On The Roof that attracts attention in North Herts – after Letchworth Arcadians staged the musical favourite last year, students at Baldock’s Knights Templar School are taking on the popular tale of a Jewish father and his five daughters in imperial Russia next week.

Jeffrey Holland appears in Secondary Cause Of Death at the Gordon Craig Theatre, February 2016

With the curtain about to come down on Sleeping Beauty as the Gordon Craig’s annual pantomime is put to bed, it’s time for more traditional drama to take its place on stage at the Stevenage venue.

Gordon Craig Theatre
Paul Laidlaw, Aidan O'Neill and Wendi Peters

The final curtain comes down on this year’s Gordon Craig panto this evening, and the stars are getting set to say farewell to Stevenage.

Gordon Craig
Ed Byrne

We all need something to lift the spirits at the beginning of the year – and the prospect of a night of stand-up with one of the top names in the business should buck up even the gloomiest ‘glass half empty’ merchant contemplating dark nights and Christmas bills.

BBC

Arts

Yesterday, 21:25
Hitchin
Arthur Smith appears in Hitchin next week

Doggett & Ephgrave’s Mostly Comedy nights are settling in to their new home at Hitchin’s Sun Hotel, and next up is wrinkly writer and wit Arthur Smith, as famous for his outrageous cabaret antics as his TV appearances on the likes of Grumpy Old Men and The One Show.

Richard Smith, Photograph by Rosie Hallam, Co…owers Gallery

It’s not long now until the official opening of Letchworth’s new dedicated art gallery.

Comedian Robyn Perkins is on the bill at The Forum in Stevenage in February

Time to get your comedy calendars out – there are plenty of dates to put in your diary as rising stars of the circuit and seasoned veterans hit the boards in Stevenage and North Herts.

Gordon Craig
Ed Byrne

We all need something to lift the spirits at the beginning of the year – and the prospect of a night of stand-up with one of the top names in the business should buck up even the gloomiest ‘glass half empty’ merchant contemplating dark nights and Christmas bills.

BBC
The British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition is making a welcome return to Stockwood Discovery Centre. On The Edge by Barrie Williams is included in the show

If you like wildlife and you like photography, put the two together and make a beeline for the Stockwood Discovery Centre in Luton.

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