Mon 3 – Sun 9 Sept
Hitchin Food Festival, Sat 8 – Sun 9 Sept
This festival gets better each year. A huge variety of food stalls and local producers. Music and entertainment. 10am-4pm each day.
Scoop: A Wonderful Ice Cream World, The British Museum of Food, London, until 30 Sep
Finally! A valid excuse to stuff my face. The British Museum of Food returns with its first major exhibition Scoop: A Wonderful Ice Cream World. Dedicated entirely to the frozen treat, explore memorabilia from the world’s largest collection of ice cream paraphernalia, discover the neuroscience behind it and try scoops of bygone eras, from daffodil to all-day-breakfast flavour (hmm). Other highlights include ice cream-flavoured weather (vanilla fog!) and a glow-in-the-dark concoction that you can eat in a futuristic luminescent cave. Pass the ladle, I’m going in…
Help with the harvest, Frithsden Vineyard
An annual event where you can help the fine folk at Frithsden Vineyard (Natalie and Simon Tooley) to bring in the harvest. I’m not quite sure how it all works, but I would hope that there are some refreshments after picking. You need to get in touch to see when you can go along to help during September.
The March, various locations, starting at Hertford Theatre, Thurs 6 – Sat 8 September
This promises to be an interesting and entertaining night out. Kate Miller is a gifted Hertford playwright. The March is going to several venues so wherever you are in Herts, there’ll be a location that suits you down to the ground. The drama focuses on the Great Pilgrimage of July 1913 and features Hertfordshire women who were active suffragists and suffragettes, including Lady Constance Lytton of Knebworth. Look out for performances in Welwyn, Digswell, Datchworth and Letchworth, Knebworth House and Hitchin.
Julie, Vyne Theatre, Berkhamsted, Sun 9 Sept
This looks good. Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to the Vyne in Berko. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival. 6pm.