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Fri 9 – Sun 11 March 2018

The Deep Blue Sea, Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans, 8-10 & 15-17 March

This should be good. A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. This is Terence Rattigan’s classic. 8pm.

The Deep Blue Sea


Community tree planting, Heartwood Forest, Sun 11 March

Do you know Heartwood Forest? It’s (almost) a brand new forest, planted from scratch. On Sun 11 March, the last trees are being planted and everyone is invited to join in. Trees are provided! And you’ll also be shown how to plant them, so novices are welcome. Wear wellies or boots. Park in the main car park and there will be shuttle buses to and from the planting site. Refreshments will be on sale. Free! Booking not necessary.

Heartwood Forest


Orchid Festival, Kew Gardens, London, until 11 March

Things are going totally tropical this month at London’s gorgeous Kew Gardens. Their annual orchid festival takes in Insta-friendly displays of the vibrant Thai blooms, Thai street food and musical performances, workshops on how to grow these notoriously tricky flowers and Thai afternoon tea at The Botanical restaurant. King prawn, lemongrass and coriander tartlet followed by Thai sticky coconut cream rice with mango salsa? Yes please.

Nicholas Hytner, Kings Place, London, Sun 11 March

Photo: Johan Persson

Nicholas Hytner, former artistic director of the National Theatre, talks about his experiences gained working with many of the leading actors, musicians and designers in the UK. Expect behind the scenes stories from many of his productions, including The History Boys and One Man, Two Guvnors.  Chaired by none other than David Hare. 2pm.

Jewish Book Week  Kings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AG

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