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Mon 12 – Sun 18 March

Wirra Wirra wine dinner at Loft, St Albans, Weds 14 March

Sam Temme from award winning winery Wirra Wirra in McLaren Vale in Australia will be presenting a range of their wines including the 12th Man Chardonnay, the brand new Ashton Hills Pinot Noir & Woodhenge Shiraz. Learn the stories behind the names of the Catapult Shiraz and Dead Ringer. This will be matched by a menu designed by Nick Male, chef and owner of the recently opened Loft restaurant in St Albans. £55.

Wirra Wirra at Loft  23B George St, St Albans AL3 4ES

 

Teechers, Broadway, Weds 14 March

I like the sound of this. It’s John Godber’s classic comedy revived by Blackeyed Theatre about life at a struggling academy for Mr Nixon, an unsuspecting new drama teacher. Expect terrifying teachers and hopeless pupils. Appropriately, this is recommended for ages 11+. 7.30pm.

Broadway Theatre, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DD

 

Testosterone, Hertford Theatre, Thurs 15 March

First things first: this is a Pay What You Can performance. Book your ticket and pay what you can on on the night. Secondly: this production contains adult themes and language. You have been warned. Testosterone asks the questions: What does it mean to be a man or a woman? Is gender innate or is it nurtured? This is from the much lauded theatre company Rhum and Clay and the piece is written and performed by Kit Redstone. 6o mins, no interval.

Hertford Theatre

 

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, St Alban Arena, Tues 13 March

Calling all Fleetwood Mac fans. Personally endorsed by Mick Fleetwood, this is the finest tribute you’ll ever see, and from Rumours of Fleetwood Mac. What a way to start the week.

The Alban Arena

 

Adam Kay, This is Going to Hurt, Old Town Hall, Weds 14 March

The show of the book. Comedian Adam Kay shares entries from diaries as a junior doctor in this hour-long show of stand-up and music. The Guardian described it as ‘electrifying’. Adam will also have a chat and sign books after the performance. 8pm.

Adam Kay, Old Town Hall, High Street, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3AE

 

Tipis4Hire open weekend, Rothamsted Manor, Harpenden, Sat 17 – Sun 18 March

Tipis4Hire is a local company and they’ll be open for business (well, you can have a good snoop) at Rothamsted Manor for the whole weekend. I went to a similar event last year and it was great. Music, food, and drink and, I do believe there was sunshine. If you don’t know it, Rothamsted Manor is a relatively new venue (in an old manor house) and it’s stunning. Perfect for weddings, obviously, but also more than suitable for those big birthdays. The gardens are wonderful and there are loads of interesting walks all around the estate.

Tipis4Hire at Rothamsted Manor West Common, Harpenden, AL5 2BG

 

Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis, Vyne Theatre, Fri 16 March

Sam Kelly is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning Bristol-based singer, song-writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A musical multi-tasker who reached the final of Britain’s Got Talent. He’ll be singing and Jamie Francis will play the banjo. I’ve just had a listen to them and they sound brilliant! 8pm.

Vyne Theatre

 

Keep Young and Beautiful, Hertford Museum – until Sat 14 April

 


Long before we discovered the marvels of Mac, kale juice and HITT, people sought to enhance or change their appearance. This exhibition looks at some of the methods used, at lifestyle activities, and discovers how we have kept in shape. Illustrated by a wide range of collections. Tues to Sat, 10am to 5pm. Free admission.

Hertford Museum 18 Bull Plain, Hertford, SG14 1DT

The Gradischnig Raible Quintet, Welwyn Garden City Jazz, Sun 18 March

This is the first time this band have played in the UK and would you believe that they’re heading straight for Herts and Welwyn Garden City. The programme features the music of the great American pianist and composer Elmo Hope. Why stay in on a Sunday evening when there’s live jazz to be heard? 7.30pm.

Herts Jazz

Book for: Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, V&A
Tickets have just gone on sale for this summer’s exhibition of Frida Kahlo at the V&A. It’s the first exhibition outside of Mexico to display her clothes and intimate possessions. Beat the crowds and book now!

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