Fri 16 – Sun 18 March
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.
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.