Whats On

What's On?

May 2018

May Day Madrigals
Tuesday 1 May

St Peter's, 6.15am. Members of the Chiltern Chamber and Church Choirs sing madrigals from the church tower; followed by breakfast (for a small charge) in the Court House. Director Adrian Davis.

Exhibition: Natural Selection
Tuesday 1 May

Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted. To 12 May. Paintings and Mixed Media work by Elaine Etkind, Penny Figgis, Mitzie Green, Terry Sadler and Jenny Watts. Meet the Artists: 2nd and 11th May 11-12.30 for light refreshments.

Gentle Stroll: Bluebells
Wednesday 2 May

Ling Rd carpark, 10.30am-12.30pm, £3. A two-mile gentle stroll through some of the best bluebell woods in Ashridge.

Talk: The Story of College Lake
Wednesday 2 May

St Bartholomew's, Wigginton, 8pm, £2. Rodney Sims talks to the Wigginton History Society about the geology, history and natural history of the reserve.

Talk: The Story of College Lake
Wednesday 2 May

St Bartholomew's, Wigginton, 8pm, £2. Rodney Sims outlines the geology and history of the BBOWT's nature reserve.

Bluebell Walks
Thursday 3 May

Ashridge, 6-7.30pm, £8. A walk of about four miles; this evening walk will surprise you with the gorgeous scent of bluebells. Also 5 May, 10.30am-12.30pm, through Dockey Wood.

Blues Bar Tring
Thursday 3 May

Tring Park CC, London Rd, 8.30pm, £6. With the Nigel Bagge Band.

Vintage Cinema
Friday 4 May

Natural History Museum, The Walter Rothschild Building, Akeman St, Tring. £10. 6.15pm: “Night at the Museum 2” (PG), 8.30pm: “Deadpool” (15

Jeremy Hardy
Friday 4 May

Court Theatre, Pendley, 8pm, £15.

Pubrock
Friday 4 May

Soul Enforcement Bureau, Goat, Berkhamsted

Dawn Chorus Walk
Saturday 5 May

Steps Hill carpark, 5-7am, £15. Breakfast included, after a walk through the woods with wardens to help identify soloists among the choristers.

Exhibition: Illustrations from the Discworld novels
Saturday 5 May

Bucks County Museum, 5 May-30 June 2018. £4. Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels are brought to life through the brilliant illustrations of Paul Kidby, who perfectly captures Pratchett's imagined world. Paul is best known for being the ‘artist of choice’ for the award-winning writer Sir Terry Pratchett.

Flowers & Butterflies of Dancersend
Saturday 5 May

Dancersend Reserve, HP23 6LB, 2-4.30pm, free. Join warden Mick Jones to find out how well advanced spring is at Bucks' oldest and largest nature reserve.

Glen Manby Quintet
Saturday 5 May

Civic Centre, 8pm, £13.

Pubrock
Saturday 5 May

Devestation, Goat, Berkhamsted

Tring Bowls Club Open Day
Sunday 6 May

Pendley Sports Centre, Cow Lane Tring, HP23 5NS. Give bowls a try in a fun, friendly, informal environment. All ages are welcome and there's nothing to pay, with free tuition and use of the Club's bowls. There's no need to book - just come along with a pair of flat-soled, heel-less shoes or trainers.

Bowls Open Day
Sunday 6 May

Potten End Bowls Club, Hempstead Lane, 10am-4pm. The village's bowls club stages its spring Open Day and offers you a chance to see whether this might be the game for you. Just bring yourself and flat, soft-soled footwear.

Wonderful Waders of College Lake
Sunday 6 May

College Lake, 10.30am-12.30pm, donation £4. Expect to see lapwings, redshank and little ringed plover in the course of a 2hr walk around the reserve.

Walk: Ashley Green
Sunday 6 May

Village Hall, 2pm. A walk of about an hour.

Open Garden: Patchwork
Sunday 6 May

22 Hall Park Gate, Berkhamsted, 2-5pm, £4. A 1/4 acre garden with year-round colour and plenty of interest in a variety of habitats. Refreshments in aid of the Lions, some plant sales. Also 19 Aug.

Manon
Sunday 6 May

Vyne Theatre, Northbridge Rd HP4 1EH, 2pm, £10-£15. Performed by the Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful modern ballet is set to music by Massenet.

Pitstone Green Museum
Monday 7 May

Pitstone Green Museum, Vicarage Rd, 11am-5pm, £7. A fine volunteer-run museum of rural life, with some surprising extras. Also 28 May.

Aldbury May Fair
Monday 7 May

Aldbury, 12-5pm. Just about the most delightful village fair you could hope to find.

Fundraising Dinner
Tuesday 8 May

Drapers' Hall, City of London. Tring Park School hosts its annual fundraising dinner, with performances from soprano and alum Carly Paoli and pupils across the school, 3-course dinner, raffle and silent auction plus a few surprises. All proceeds to the Building Development and Bursary Funds.

My Fair Lady
Tuesday 8 May

Court Theatre, Pendley, 7.30pm, £15. The Vale Musical Society, directed by Neil Gurney, present the musical that makes George Bernard Shaw the Lloyd-Webber of his day. To 12 May with 2pm show on the Sat.

Business Netwalking
Wednesday 9 May

Meet in car park opposite Free. The Akeman, Tring 9.30am. New initiative from BusinessMart (Tring's largest business networking group) where you will find a warm welcome and a structured guided walk to make sure you get to chat to everyone. Good dogs welcome. Please register via email.

Talk: A Load of Old Balls
Wednesday 9 May

Civic Centre, 8pm. Further details on Ashridge Decorative & Fine Arts Society's May talk will be supplied as they become available.

Talk: Winston Churchill's Toyshop
Thursday 10 May

Victoria Hall, Akeman St, Tring, 10am. A talk to the U3A by Gordon Rodgers.

Rip-Roaring 20s Night
Thursday 10 May

The Gatsby Restaurant, 97 High St, Berkhamsted. £35 including hot buffet dish and dessert. Live Jazz Band, dance demonstration and raffle.

How to Cheat at Photography
Thursday 10 May

Baptist Hall, High St, Tring, 7.30pm. Steven Galvin confesses kiss and tell secrets, demonstrating various techniques on how to unfairly manipulate images. Expect a lively forum as Tring Camera Club debates the ethics of photo manipulation

AGM & Britain on Film
Friday 11 May

Cholesbury Village Hall, 7.30pm, £4. The Cholesbury-cum-St-Leonards local history group winds up its 2017/18 season with Britain on Film: Coast and Sea.

Pubrock
Friday 11 May

Scandal, Goat, Berkhamsted

Family Fun Day
Saturday 12 May

St Peter’s and St Paul’s, Tring, 10am-4pm. Tower tours, Teddy’s first flight, BBQ, Tring Brewery bar, tombolas, toys, plants, games, musical entertainment and lots more, all free.

DENS Sponsored Walk
Saturday 12 May

Berkhamsted School, Castle Street 10am. Join us for a relaxing day in the country on the DENS circular 15km Sponsored Walk through scenic open countryside in Berkhamsted, Aldbury and Ashridge. Call or email to register your interest.

Tring Bowls Club Open Day
Saturday 12 May

Pendley Sports Centre, Cow Lane Tring, HP23 5NS. Give bowls a try in a fun, friendly, informal environment. All ages are welcome and there's nothing to pay, with free tuition and use of the Club's bowls. There's no need to book - just come along with a pair of flat-soled, heel-less shoes or trainers.

Tring Job Show
Saturday 12 May

Nora Grace Hall, Faversham Close, Tring, 10am-3pm. Many local exhibitors, a CV clinic, and useful workshops – and all for free.

Wigginton Gardeners Plant Sale
Saturday 12 May

St Bartholomews, Wigginton, 10am. Go to buy plants, by all means, but also to browse, chat and enjoy the morning.

Family Guided Walk at College Lake
Saturday 12 May

College Lake, 10.30am-12pm, donation £10 per family.

Acoustic Guitar Night
Saturday 12 May

Cholesbury Church 6pm. £15 inc. bar snacks (£16 on night). With Will McNicoll and Clive Carey. All proceeds to Cholesbury Church funds.

The Swan May Ball
Saturday 12 May

Ashlyns School, £45. The Swan Youth Project presents a grand fundraising evening with dancing to Grand Central, a welcome drink, 3-course meal and coffee.

Barn Dance
Saturday 12 May

Ashley Green Village Hall, 7.30pm, £tbc. With a live band and a bar.

Pubrock
Saturday 12 May

Mouth on a Stick, George & Dragon, Northchurch
Nevermind, Goat, Berkhamsted

Dacorum Free Compost Giveaway
Sunday 13 May

Anyone who lives in Dacorum can come to Cupid Green Depot, Redbourn Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7BA, on Sunday 13 May between 9am – 11am to pick up a free bag of compost.

The Berkhamsted Walk
Sunday 13 May

Court House, 10am. The annual Berkhamsted Walk offers three routes: Fun (6 miles), Bluebell (12) and Challenge (18). Sign in at the Court House between 10-11.30am. Raise funds for The Children's Society and enjoy the Chilterns at their finest.

Spring Art Exhibition
Sunday 13 May

Civic Centre, 2.30pm. Until 19 May: a wide range of work from members of Berkhamsted Art Society to view or to buy.

National Theatre Live: Macbeth
Sunday 13 May

Vyne Theatre, Northbridge Rd HP4 1EH, 6pm. £10-£15. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris, will see Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

'Allo 'Allo
Tuesday 15 May

Court Theatre, Pendley, 8pm, £15. To 19 May, with a 2.30pm show on the Sat.

DENS Business Breakfast
Wednesday 16 May

The Gatsby, Berkhamsted 7.30-9.00am. Tickets cost £25 which includes a £10 donation to DENS. Funds will be used to help local people facing homelessness and poverty.

Berkhamsted and Tring Sewing Bee
Wednesday 16 May

Meeting room at Sacred Heart Church, Park St, Berkhamsted (parking outside) 9am-12 noon. £5 payable on the day, tea, coffee, biscuits inc. Bring your own equipment and materials. Please book your place as space is limited.

Exhibition: Colours of Summer
Wednesday 16 May

Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted. To 7th June. Open Exhibition. Artists and makers across the disciplines are invited to submit work.

Hi-de-Hi!
Wednesday 16 May

Kings Langley Community Centre. From £13. 16th-19th May 2018 7.45pm with an additional matinee at 2.45pm on the Saturday. Kings Langley Players recreate Maplin’s Holiday Camp.

Champneys: Carrot Juice or Starvation
Wednesday 16 May

High Street Baptist Church, Tring, 8pm, £4. After a brief AGM, Richard Tregoning of Wigginton History Society examines the health spa and its history.

Tring Rhythm & Blues Weekend
Thursday 17 May

Tring Park CC, London Rd, tbc. Three nights of great music at Blues Bar Tring. Tonight, Storm Warning and Maxwell & Moore. And 10 cask ales from Tring Brewery. 18 May tbs, 19 May John Verity Band.

Blues Bar Tring
Thursday 17 May

Tring Park CC, London Rd, 8.30pm, £6. With Storm Warning.

Concert: Violin and Guitar Duo
Friday 18 May

Hastoe Village Hall, Church Lane, Hastoe 7.30pm £10. A relaxing evening of duos including works by Vivaldi, Paganini, Granados, Ibert. Simon Davis, guitar; Benjamin Harte, violin. Bar and raffle.

Biggest Brain Quiz
Friday 18 May

Nora Grace Hall, Faversham Close, Tring HP23 5BA, 8pm. Get a team together of eight people, or allow us to find you a team to join for the annual Tring Together quiz night. Bar on site and snacks provided plus a fabulous raffle.

Blues Bar Tring
Friday 18 May

Tring Park CC, London Rd, 8.30pm, £10. With Three Bar Fire.

Pubrock
Friday 18 May

Texas Flyers, Goat, Berkhamsted

Chilterns Walkng Festival
Saturday 19 May

Various walks, routes and times. Visit website for details. The Festival ends on 3 Jun.

Pubrock
Saturday 19 May

RedRocket, Goat, Berkhamsted

Blues Bar Tring
Saturday 19 May

Tring Park CC, London Rd, 8.30pm, £10. With The John Verity Band.

Ashridge Plant Fair
Sunday 20 May

Ashridge, 11am-4pm. Hundreds of different plant species grown by volunteer growers and local nurseries.

Orchestral Concert
Sunday 20 May

Centenary Theatre, 3.30pm, £12. The Dacorum Symphony Orchestra plays : Brahms ‘Academic Festival Overture’, Kodaly ‘Hary Janos Suite’, piano concerto tba, conductor Thomas Loten, soloist Joseph Beadle.

Antiques and Collectables Valuation Event
Tuesday 22 May

Tring community Centre, Silk Mill Way, Tring HP23 5EP, 11.30am-3.30pm. The experts of Lockdales Auctioneers will be providing free valuations to the public. No appointment is necessary.

Walk: Marsworth
Wednesday 23 May

Red Lion, Vicarage Rd, Marsworth, 10.30am. A mostly flat walk of approx 5.5 miles but includes a moderate flight of steps, a few stiles and crossing some busy roads. The route incorporates canals and reservoirs, villages and hamlets.

Tring Together Group Action Meeting
Wednesday 23 May

Nora Grace Hall, Faversham Close, Tring 7.30pm. Free (book via website). Ashridge Group will be returning with an update on their Charity Foundation plus we have Nicky Bull speaking to us on Tackling loneliness in the community - something that affects many diverse groups of people.

BusinessMart May Breakfast
Thursday 24 May

The Akeman, Tring 7.30am. A morning of speed networking and meeting other local businesses to swap ideas and create new ones.

Film: Call Me By Your Name
Friday 25 May

Tring Cinema. Doors 8pm. Film 8.30pm. £7.

Pubrock
Friday 25 May

Junkyard Dogs, Goat, Berkhamsted

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Saturday 26 May

St Albans Cathedral 7.30pm. Pupils on the Performance Foundation Course at Tring Park School are proud to have been asked to perform an amateur concert version of Joseph in the magnificent surroundings of St Albans Cathedral, for the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire’s Charity concert.

Chris Garrick Quintet
Saturday 26 May

Civic Centre, 8pm, £13. Celebrating the Spirit of Stephane.

Pubrock
Saturday 26 May

McVicar, Goat, Berkhamsted
Jason Stretch, Tring & District Conservative Club

Walk: Aldbury
Sunday 27 May

Stocks Road carpark, Aldbury, 10am. A 4.9-mile, fairly easy, mixed terrain walk incorporating sections of the Ridgeway, Hertfordshire Way, Grand Union Canal towpath and Grim’s Ditch. One stile, one quite steep hill and a bit of road walking.

Cricket: Tring Town Sixes
Sunday 27 May

Tring Park CC, London Rd, 10.45am-8pm. The 16th Town Sixes competition, in which the Black Horse will be defending their title.

Cricket: Town Sixes
Sunday 27 May

Tring Park Cricket Club, London Road, HP23 6HA. A fabulous six-a-side competition open to all pubs, clubs and groups based in the community. For more information or to enter a team, contact Gareth Darby.

Tring Chamber Music
Sunday 27 May

Hastoe Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tring Chamber Music’s season-opening concert includes: Malcolm Arnold 'Oboe Quartet op 61'; Glière 'Intermezzo & Tarantella'; Goplerud 'Schubert’s Trout served four ways'; Martinu 'Quartet for oboe, violin, cello and piano'; and Schubert 'Trout Quintet'.

Half Term Trail and Crafts
Monday 28 May

Ashridge, 10am-4pm. £3 per child. To 1 Jun. No need to book - Follow Honey Bee’s trail through the woods and create a buzz with your own matching bee craft in the visitor centre.

Pond Explorers at College Lake
Tuesday 29 May

College Lake, 10-11am & 1-2pm, donation £4 per child. Get close to pond life, find out about fearsome predators, amazing adaptations and how these creatures survive under the water.