Mon 23 – Sun 29 Oct 2017
Grace Jones and Friends Live, Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s, Bedford, Weds 25 Oct
This is a live screening event at The Quarry Theatre with Q&A with Grace Jones, who will discuss her life and work with her closest collaborators. The evening also includes a preview of Sophie Fiennes’ new film: Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, including hits Pull up to the Bumper and Slave to the Rhythm. I’ve always been a bit scared of Grace Jones after seeing her play live when I was at college, but I guess that’s the idea. 7.15pm.
Arts & Crafts book launch, Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, Thurs 26 Oct
First things first: this is a FREE event. If you’re interested in the Arts and Crafts movement, this one is for you. The book is Arts and Crafts in Letchworth Garden City, and Josh Tidy, curator of the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, will talk about the history of Arts and Crafts in Letchworth, using illustrations from the book. Glass of wine included – and it’s free! And you can also buy the book. 7pm. International Garden Cities Exhibition, 296 Norton Way South, SG6 1SU.
Michael Morpurgo’s King Arthur, Broadway Theatre, Letchworth, Thurs 26 Oct
This looks great. It’s by Story Pocket Theatre, known for its fab storytelling and choreography. It’s an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel Arthur: High King of Britain. When a drowning boy is rescued by someone called Arthur Pendragon, the boy is transported back to the days of Camelot, Merlin and Excalibur. Expect physical theatre (but don’t worry, you can stay in your seats and just watch), bravery and battles on stage. 2pm. Ages 8+
Autumn menu tasting evening, Water Lane, Bishop’s Stortford, Thurs 26 Oct
Water Lane in Bishop’s Stortford is owned by the great family business AC Inns; they also now run Farmhouse at Redcoats as well as Hermitage Rd in Hitchin and loads of other good places to eat and stay in Herts and Norfolk. On Thursday evening you can taste everything from the new menu. Sounds good! £25, with £5 from each ticket being donated to MIND. 7pm.
Our House, Sandpit Theatre, St Albans, Thurs 26 – Sat 28 Oct
This is a musical featuring music from Madness. It’s Camden in the 80s, and the story is about Joe Casey who commits a petty crime in order to impress his girlfriend. Cue hits from Madness and different takes on what might have happened had he followed different courses. A bit Sliding Doors? Not sure, but sounds good. The Sandpit Theatre won Best Theatre in the Muddy Awards this year. 7.30pm, Thurs – Sat. 2pm matinee as well as evening performance on Saturday.
House of Kind launch at Dylans Kings Arms, St Albans, Mon 30 Oct
House of Kind is a brand new online boutique selling vegan gifts. Cushions, candles, jewellery and all sorts. The launch party is on Monday evening at Dylans Kings Arms on George Street in St Albans. Vegan snacks, beer and wine will be served, and there’s 10% off anything you buy from House of Kind. 6-9pm.