News & Events

  • Tony Hadley and Belinda Carlisle join line-up for St Albans music festival

    24th January 2017, 10:20am

    Two more big name acts have confirmed that they will be performing at a three-day summer festival at the Herts Showground in Redbourn.Joining confirmed names Jason Donovan, Bonnie Tyler, Rebecca Ferguson and Odyssey at the Meraki Festival will be Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet and Belinda...

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  • New street art mural installed in Park Street

    16th January 2017, 11:24am

    Colourful illustrations have been added to a wall at a local recreation ground for visitors to enjoy.The street art mural has been displayed in Park Street Recreational Ground, in Park Street Lane, St Albans, after the parish council received funding from the district’s Visible Street Scene...

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  • St Albans Residents First event is rebranded again as part of Herts Big Weekend

    9th January 2017, 11:30am

    It has been known as Residents First then Residents Enjoy St Albans and next year, it will be the Herts Big Weekend as St Albans council joins forces with a countywide promotion to showcase the district.Herts Big Weekend is to held on April 1 and 2, 2017, and will take the place of the most recent...

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  • Search for St Albans talent to compete in New Roots competition

    3rd January 2017, 3:26pm

    Young musicians under the age of 25 who sing or play traditionally-based music are invited to enter for New Roots 2016.The annual event is for young performers of all styles of traditional or contemporary folk, roots or world music, performing traditional material or writing their own.There are...

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  • Are you up for St Albans’ Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day?

    19th December 2016, 2:27pm

    Why not start 2017 as you mean to go on with a bracing outdoor dip in an open air pool?Ed Suttie, fresh from conquering the North Pole, is bringing back his popular Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day. With plenty of hot chocolate, cakes, music, face painting, children’s activities, spectators...

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  • St Albans ukulele group host annual Christmas sing-a-long

    13th December 2016, 2:12pm

    An annual Christmas sing-a-long hosted by a ukulele group is set to take place at the weekend.The St Albans-based Ver Players will take to the Courtyard Café in Hatfield Road at noon on December 17, to perform some Chrismas carol favourites.This will be the fifth year of Christmas celebrations in...

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  • St Albans businesses are naked and proud this Christmas

    5th December 2016, 12:45pm

    A group of businesses from St Albans teamed up to “bare all” in the name of charity!A Women’s Institute-style Christmas card has been created featuring 35 businesses using only props associated with their business to protect their modesty!Sue Wybrow, who runs Popdance and manages the St Albans...

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  • Mayor of St Albans prepares to sleep rough for charity

    29th November 2016, 4:48pm

    The St Albans mayor and deputy are preparing for the Sleepout at the Abbey.Mayor Frances Leonard and councillor Gill Clark have been testing their equipment for the 23rd Sleepout, which takes place on December 2.Eleven charities that work with homeless people are taking part, including Centre 33...

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  • Find your inner ‘elf’ at Willows Activity Farm Santa Spectacular this Christmas!

    25th November 2016, 10:56am

    This Christmas  families can explore the fun-packed Santa Spectacular programme at Willows Activity Farm in St Albans. From interactive elf shows to a 3D sleigh-ride film, Willows is giving every child the chance to find their inner ‘elf’! Led by a team of Santa’s elves, the new...

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  • New initiative to promote St Albans’ and Harpenden’s night-time economy

    24th November 2016, 11:58am

    In a bid to boost the district’s night-time economy, cafes and shops could be be encouraged to open later into the evening.Longer hours in St Albans and Harpenden is one of a number of measures recommended in a report following a survey of residents which showed they would like to see longer...

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