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October

Tuesday 1st October:

Berkhamsted film Society - C'EST LA VIE!
Berkhamsted Civic Centre, High Street, HP4 3HD.   

8pm

Comedy from the makers of Untouchable. As disaster follows disaster a luxury wedding threatens to erupt into nightmare. Cert 15. 117 mins. France/Subtitles

PRICE: Non-members £5 on the door.  
CONTACT: 01442 863155 | www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk


Tuesday 1st - 6th October:

Chilterns Heritage Festival

A series of exciting events across the region, designed to celebrate the diverse heritage of the Chilterns. See website for details and tickets.

CONTACT: https://chilternsociety.org.uk/heritage-festival/ 


Thursday October 3rd:

West Herts Flower Club
St John’s Church Hall, Boxmoor.
7.30pm

Demonstration by Catherine Holness

PRICE: Annual subscription £28 plus £1 per meeting. Visitors £6 per meeting. All welcome.
CONTACT: Catherine 01442 246289 or Geraldine 01442 248740


Saturday 5th October:

Pop up Bazar Berkhamsted
Berkhamsted Town Hall, High Street.
10-4pm

CONTACT: https://popupbazaarberko.com/


Saturday 5th October:

Little Gaddesden Village Produce Market
Village Hall, Church Road, Little Gaddesden HP4 1NX.
9.30am to 12.30pm

CONTACT: www.facebook.com/LittleGaddesdenLocalProduceMarket


Saturday 5th October:

Book Fair
Court House, Berkhamsted,
10am-4pm.

 A huge selection of second hand books of all sorts on display.

PRICE: Free admittance.
CONTACT: Call 01442 862011


Saturday 5th October:
Endymion Quintet
Berkhamsted Civic Centre
7.30pm.

Schubert: String Trio in B Flat, Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A, Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B Minor.

PRICE: Adults £15, Under 18 Free.
CONTACT: www.berkhamstedmusic.co.uk | 01442 862798


Sunday 6th October:

Hemel Old Town Sunday Market
11-3pm.

Artisan food and craft market in Hemel Hempstead Old Town. A selection of locally produced baked goods, hot food, craft items, preserves, artisan gifts and much more, centrally located in beautiful Hemel Hempstead Old Town.

CONTACT: www.facebook.com/Hemeloldtownmarket/ 


Monday 7th October:

Hemel Hempstead RSPB Meeting
The Laureate Academy (previously Cavendish School), Warner's End Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3DW.
8pm (Doors open 7.30pm)

The Biking Birder Green Birding Adventures Gary Prescott tells us about his birding experiences as he cycled around the UK visiting every RSPB and WWT reserve twice, plus many other exciting reserves abroad.

PRICE: £3.50 RSPB members / £4 non-members.
CONTACT: Ian Wilson on 07929997759 | www.rspb.org.uk/groups/hemelhempstead  


Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th October:

Berkhamsted film Society - THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL SOCIETY
Berkhamsted Civic Centre, High Street, HP4 3HD.   

8pm

After WW2 a writer befriends a group of eccentric Guernsey residents who formed a book club during the island’s occupation. Cert 12A. 124 mins

PRICE: Non-members £5 on the door.  

CONTACT: 01442 863155 | www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk


Tuesday 8th October:

Berkhamsted Speakers Meeting
Quaker Meeting Hall, 289 High Street,
Berkhamsted 8pm (Doors 7.30)

Glossophobia is the fear of standing and speaking in front of an audience. Part of Toastmasters International, we help people to speak with confidence and pride. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and above all, have fun and make friends. Free to guests – come along, enjoy a wide range of speeches and see how lives have been transformed through the power of speech.

CONTACT: Vice President Membership (Paul) – 07970 643084 or Vice President Education (Andy) – 07800 904140 | berkhamstedspeakers.co.uk


Thursday 10th October:

WEA COURSE - FILM APPRECIATION with Mike Griffiths
Kings Langley WEA at All Saints Church, Church Lane, Kings Langley, WD4 8JS.
2.30 - 4.30 pm.

First session of 7 week course to explore the world of film and film making including looking at different film genres, the Hollywood system, film making practice & how to analyse the processes.

PRICE: Open to all - £56-00 – concessions available.
CONTACT: Book online at www.wea.org.uk  or telephone 0300 303 3464


Saturday 12th October:

Ashridge in Autumn Walk
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted.
10-2pm

A volunteer-led walk through Ashridge at one of the most scenic times of year. You'll get to learn all about our trees including some of our ancient and veteran giants as they transform into a spectrum of autumnal hues. Booking Essential.

PRICE: Adult £8, child £5.
CONTACT: 01442 851227 | www.nationaltrust.org.uk


Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October:

Box Moor Trust Autumn Festival
Blackbirds Moor, Boxmoor
Sat 11-3pm & Sun 12-3pm

Our annual Autumn Festival will be back again this year, this time bigger and better than ever! There will be Archery, Pottery-have-a-go, Circus Skills Displays and Workshops, Live Music, and a whole host of food, drink and shopping stalls!

With entries in the conker tournament having dwindled significantly over the past few years, we have decided not to run the competition this time but will still have a ring available for those wanting to take part in some friendly conker combat.

CONTACT: www.boxmoortrust.org.uk


Sunday 13th October:
Mud Pack Challenge
Ashridge House, Berkhamsted.
10am-2pm.

Join in a morning of mud, laughter, teamwork, friendship and muddy memories, whilst supporting The Hospice of St Francis.

CONTACT: www.stfrancis.org.uk 


Sunday 13th October:

Rennie Grove Herts 10k
Start/finish Rothamsted Research, Harpenden.

Beautiful multi-terrain course through the Hertfordshire countryside. £22 online registration.

CONTACT: www.renniegrove.org


Wednesday 16th October:

Gentle Stroll: Deer Rut
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted.
10.30-12.30pm

Join our knowledgeable volunteers for a gentle walk to search for fallow deer during the rutting season. Meet at the end of Monument Drive.

PRICE: £3 per person, pay on the day. Cash only please.
CONTACT: 01442 851227 |  www.nationaltrust.org.uk


Thursday 17th October:

Opera Concert
Little Gaddesden Church,
7.30pm.

Marianne Cotteril (soprano) Jeanette Ager (mezzo) George Freeburn (tenor) Jonathan Fisher(baritone) and Viv McLean (piano).

PRICE: £25 for the Hospice of St Francis & the Church.
CONTACT: Email: MCRoberts4@aol.com 


Saturday 19th October:

Silent Film Evening - Piccadilly
St John’s Church, Station Road, Boxmoor.
Arrive 6pm for Supper in the Hall at 6.30 pm.
Film starts 7.30 pm.

A screening of the silent classic Piccadilly (a sumptuous showbiz melodrama seething with sexual and racial tension), accompanied once more on the organ by Fr Ben Weitzmann. Supper will be available before the film for those who pre-book tickets.

PRICE: Tickets £10 for SUPPER & FILM, £3 for FILM ONLY. Available from Lorraine Ioannou,
CONTACT: 01442 213648


Saturday 19th October:

Hemel Symphony Orchestra concert
St Peter's Church, Berkhamsted,
7.30pm.

In memory of Philip Worth. An evening of heart-warming Russian music. Leo Appel will play Tchaikovsky's violin concerto. Following the interval the orchestra will perform Rachmaninov's second symphony.

PRICE: Adults £12, Concessions £10, 18 and under free (on the door or online)
CONTACT: www.hemelsymphonyorchestra.com 


Sunday 20th October:
Aldbury Village Local Craft and Produce Market
Aldbury Club House, Toms Hill Road, Aldbury, HP23 5SA.
9.30-12.30pm.

CONTACT: 07528 777085


Sunday 20th October:

Berkhamsted Farmers Market
High Street,
10am-2pm


Monday 21st & Tuesday 22nd October:

Berkhamsted film Society - IL POSTINO
Berkhamsted Civic Centre, High Street, HP4 3HD.   

8pm

A romantic classic from Italy. A poet gives a shy postman the words to win the heart of the island’s most beautiful woman. Cert U. 108 mins. Subtitles

PRICE: Non-members £5 on the door.  

CONTACT: 01442 863155 | www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk


Monday 21st October to Friday 1st November:

Haunted Ashridge trail and craft
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted.
10-4pm

Head down to Ashridge this Halloween to meet some of the ghosts of people who lived here many years ago. Follow the trail through the dark woods meeting some former Ashridge residents and hope these ghouls are sweet, not spooky! You'll head to the old Shooting Lodge for a special surprise before heading to the visitor centre to make a Halloween craft.

PRICE: £3 per child, pay on the day.
CONTACT: 01442 851227 |  www.nationaltrust.org.uk


Tuesday 22nd October:

Berkhamsted Speakers Meeting
Quaker Meeting Hall, 289 High Street, 
Berkhamsted 8pm (Doors 7.30)

Glossophobia is the fear of standing and speaking in front of an audience. Part of Toastmasters International, we help people to speak with confidence and pride. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and above all, have fun and make friends. Free to guests – come along, enjoy a wide range of speeches and see how lives have been transformed through the power of speech.

CONTACT: Vice President Membership (Paul) – 07970 643084 or Vice President Education (Andy) – 07800 904140 | berkhamstedspeakers.co.uk


Wednesday 23rd October:

Hemel Hempstead History Society Meeting
Carey Baptist Church Hall, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead
8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

THE WAY WE WERE IN VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN TIMES by Roy Wood.
All welcome.

PRICE: Non-Members £2
CONTACT: www.historysochemel.bravesites.com 


Saturday 26th October to Sunday 3rd November:

Horrible Halloween
Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury.

Throughout half-term join in with Waddesdon’s ever-popular Halloween trail, crafty activities for everyone to get involved with, and enjoy spooky treats that will tickle your tastebuds.

CONTACT: https://waddesdon.org.uk/ 


Saturday 26th October:

Berkhamsted Jazz - Alan Barnes and 11 Big Band.
Berkhamsted Civic Centre
8pm

This all-star band celebrates 1959, when many jazz standards such as Take 5 & Blue in Green were written. These tunes featured on the Art Pepper + 11 Album, and Alan's band present a modern take on this, in his 60th year.

PRICE: Members £10, Visitors £13
CONTACT: 01442 824173 | www.berkhamstedjazz.co.uk


Sunday 27th October:

Harpenden Farmers Market
Lower High Street, Harpenden.
10am to 2pm


Sunday 27th October: 

Old Town Halloween Party
Old Town, Hemel Hempstead
3.30pm - 8pm

A frightfully good evening of tricks, treats, fun fair, food and fireworks is on offer as Hemel Old Town celebrates Halloween in style. Fancy dress competitions for all ages, street entertainment and a Baby Rave help make this an unmissable event. The stage opens at 3.30pm with a firework finale in Gadebridge Park at 7.30pm.

PRICE: FREE
CONTACT:  01442 531008 |  www.dacorum.gov.uk/halloween 


Monday 28th October:

BERKHAMSTED and district ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY Lecture

Chapel of Berkhamsted School, Castle Street, Berkhamsted
7.45pm

Bejewelling the Male Body in Tudor and Jacobean England by Dr Natasha Awais-Dean. Visiting Research Fellow, King’s College London. Visitors most welcome.

PRICE: Visitors £5.
CONTACT: Call 01442 875597. www.berkhamstedarchaeology.co.uk


Monday 28th October - Friday 1st November:

St Albans Cathedral Space Voyage
St Albans,AL1 1BY.

Take a journey to the moon and stars this autumn, with a spectacular space themed son-et-lumiere at St Albans Cathedral in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. Tickets will be sold at 15 minute intervals. The booking time is the start of the exhibition.
We anticipate the experience taking around an hour, but it can be enjoyed at your own pace.

PRICE: Adults - £6, Under 16’s - £4, Family - £20
*From Monday 28 October, Adult tickets will be £7.50 each.
CONTACT: www.stalbanscathedral.org | 01727 890210


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