Fri 5 - Sun 7 Oct 2018
Marcus Brigstocke, Hertford Theatre, Fri 5 Oct
Well known TV comic, Marcus Brigstocke, discusses all thing evil in his new show, Devil May Care, which has delighted the critics. He’s great at satirical comedy and apparently he’s even more funny live than on the telly where you’ll know him from Have I Got News For You, Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week to name but a few.
Gin and Jazz, George Street, St Albans, Fri 5 Oct
There’s a food and drink festival happening down George Street this Friday night with all the boutique shops, bars and restaurants taking part. The road will be covered in grass and you can stroll along and enjoy street performances, food and drink tastings with an emphasis on gin, jazz, beauty demos and even adult face painting.
The Old Town Hall Fun Palace, Hemel Hempstead, Sat 6 Oct
If anyone in your family is interested in life on the stage or behind the scenes, rock up between 11am and 4pm for a family fun day with arts, crafts, dance, creative writing, prop, set making and drama games
Herts Jazz Festival, Letchworth Garden City, Fri 5 – Sun 7 Oct
A weekend to indulge yourself in jazz concerts, including the Robert Mitchell’s Epiphany 3, Art Themen’s ‘New Directions’ Quartet and A Tribute To Jazz At The Philharmonic, with a couple of films thrown in for good message. If you love jazz, then the Broadway Theatre is the place to be.
Apple Day, Tewin Orchard, Sun 7 Oct
For a fun-packed day all about apples, head off to Tewin Orchard where you can buy apples, apple juice, preserves, tea, coffee and cake. Experts will be on hand to identify varieties of apple and provide advice on fruit tree care plus they’ll be a kids’ scavenger hunt and guided walks around the orchard.
Henry Moore Exhibition: Out of the Block, Perry Green, now until Sun 28 Oct
This is the last month of this fascinating exhibition exploring how Henry Moore carved his sublime sculptures out of a whole block of stone or wood. He continually returned to this method for most of his career, despite periods modelling with clay, plaster and casting in bronze, and you can see the stunning results in this thematic display.
Feast on the Farm, Peterley Manor Farm, Bucks, Sat 6 – Sun 7 Oct
Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar’s Sindhu team will be taking over The Yurt for Peterley Manor Farm’s Feast at the Farm Festival, 6 and 7 Oct in Prestwood, Great Missenden. His pop-up restaurant will combine the cuisines of the Sindhu and Hawkyns (Old Amersham) in the form of small plates and he’s hosting a supper club on the Friday evening of the festival weekend. Feast at the Farm looks like it’s notching up a gear this year too – three times the workshops (including how to photograph food for Instagram by @olie_eats, tutored English wine tastings, a new children’s mini ‘Feastival’, a new area called The Garden Pergola with a Seedlip botanical bar, Harrow & Hope bubbles bar and a Campfire Gin cocktail bar. Wonder where the Muddy crew will be?