2018-19 Berkhamsted Arts Diary

The Berkhamsted Arts Diary (locally known as the ‘Green Sheet’) is published in the autumn and contains details of arts events for the people of Berkhamsted for the following 12 months. Copies are distributed to every address in the HP4 postal district with the autumn edition of Berkhamsted Living and are available from libraries, information centres and member organisations. This year’s diary is sponsored by Berkhamsted Living.

This page will be updated with any changes to the Diary throughout the year.

Unless otherwise stated, venues are in Berkhamsted and local telephone code 01442 applies.

September 2018 – June 2019

2018-2019 Berkhamsted Arts Trust Diary
Date Event Description Time & Venue Cost
SEPTEMBER 2018 Venues are in Berkhamsted unless other- wise stated  

Local code 01442 applies unless otherwise stated. Tickets are available on the door unless sold out. DC = Dacorum Card accepted

Thu

6 Sep

& Thu

13 Sep

 

Tour

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

Heritage Open Day (HOD): Repton’s Ashridge

Marking the bi-centenery of Repton’s death. Repton was commissioned by the 7th Duke of Bridgewater to design gardens to go with his new gothic style mansion

 

Main entrance to

Ashridge House

14:00

 

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk

Free but booking essential as numbers are strictly limited. KSherw9100@aol.com 865158

Thu 6 Sep

& Fri 7

& Thu

13 Sep

 

Tour

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

 

HOD: A Walk Back in Time

A guided tour of the historic town centre

Castle. Tours

6th: 10:30

7th: 15:00

13th: 10:30

 

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk Free but please book in advance. KSherw9100@aol.com 865158

 

Fri

7 Sep

& Sat

8 Sep

 

Tour

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

 

HOD: A Walk into the Past – Berkhamsted Place

This tour takes you into what remains of this once very large Elizabethan mansion. It includes a visit to the Great Barn, probably older still

Top of Castle

Hill, B’sted

Place, HP4 1HQ. Tours

7th: 10:00

8th: 14.00

 

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk Free but please book your place. KSherw9100@aol.com 865158

 

Sat

8 Sep

Tour

B’sted Citizens Association & B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

 

HOD: Lost Wharves of Berkhamsted

Follow the lost wharves along this canal tour. The canal led to the growth of industry and the expansion of Berkhamsted in Victorian times

Bank Mill Bridge near Old Mill Pub

10:00 – 11:30

www.berkhamstedcitizens.org.uk www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk Free but booking required in advance KSherw9100@aol.com 865158
 

Sat

8 Sep

 

Choral

B’sted Choral Soc

Haydn’s Creation

Mary Nelson Soprano,Colin Judson Tenor,Dyfed Wyn Evans Baritone, Graham Wili Conductor. Fresh from our summer performances at Tewkesbury Abbey and the cathedrals of Gloucester and Hereford

 

St. Peter’s

Church

19:30

 

www.berkhamstedchoral.co.uk

Tickets Brown & Merry, High St.

£15 (under 18 free) 07500 431643

 

Sun

9 Sep

 

Tour

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

 

HOD: Old Hall and Chapel Berkhamsted School

Visit the original school building of 1544, the largest schoolroom in the country at the time. The beautiful Victorian chapel is modelled on a chapel in Venice and designed by CH Rew

Old Hall Berkhamsted School Castle Street. Tours

10:30 and 14:30

 

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk

Free but please book your place in advance

KSherw9100@aol.com 865158

 

Sun

9 Sep

 

Entertainment B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

HOD: Remembering the Fallen of WW1

An afternoon of poetry, drama and music which will complement the

‘Memorials to the Fallen’ (16 Sep) and the people of Berkhamsted in WW1. Come and see the transformation taking place

 

Rectory Lane

Cemetery

14:00 – 17:00

 

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk

Free but please book your place in advance

KSherw9100@aol.com 865158

 

Sun

9 Sep

Tour

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

HOD: St Peter’s Church and Court House

The 13thC. church has an extensive history and many memorials depicting the history of the town and its people, the Court House is Tudor

St. Peter’s

Church

15:00

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk

Free but please book your place in advance

KSherw9100@aol.com 865158

 

Sun

9 Sep

Tour

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

HOD: Inns of Court Then (1914-18) and Now

During WW1 the IOCOTC was stationed here, this tour takes you to some of their haunts and shows you with the aid of photographs what it was once like

Rear of the

Station. Tours

11:00 and 12:00

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk

Free but please book your place in advance

KSherw9100@aol.com 865158

 

Sun

9 Sep

Tour

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

HOD: Berkhamsted Town Hall

Tour of the Town Hall Market House, Assembly Hall and rooms for the

Mechanics’ Institute. Open 10.15-13.30. Tour at 11.00

 

Town Hall

11:00

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk

Free but please book your place in advance

KSherw9100@aol.com 865158

 

Sun

9 Sep

 

Tour

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

 

HOD: Berkhamsted Castle

This Norman motte and bailey castle has an extensive history of royal associations

Castle. Tours

10:30

14:00

16:00

 

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk

Free but please book your place in advance

KSherw9100@aol.com 865158

 

Sun

9 Sep

 

Tour

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

HOD: Ashlyns School – Former Foundling Hospital

This gives you the opportunity to learn what life was like for the children who grew up there during 1935-55. Make the most of it since few former foundlings remain. Booking essential

Ashlyns School reception. Tours

13:30 and

15:30

 

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk

Free but booking for this tour is absolutely essential

KSherw9100@aol.com 865158

 

Fri

14 Sep

Tour

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

HOD: Berkhamsted Castle

This Norman motte and bailey castle has an extensive history of royal associations

Castle. Tours

10:30 and

14:00

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk

Free but please book yout place in advance

KSherw9100@aol.com 865158

 

Sat

15 Sep

 

Tour

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

 

HOD: DHT Museum Store

Here collections from the different areas of Dacorum are kept in museum conditions. They are not normally open to the public. The largest collection is that belonging to Berkhamsted. Inaccessible to people with walking dfficulties

DHT Museum Store (behind Civic Centre via Clarence Rd)

10:00

 

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk

Free but booking essential as numbers are restricted KSherw9100@aol.com 865158

Sun

16 Sep

Tour

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

HOD: Memorials to the Fallen of WW1

Visit both the Town and St Peter’s Memorial, Berkhamsted School, Baptist Church and British Legion Rolls of Honour and the War Commission graves in the cemetery

West door of St

Peter’s Church

15:00

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk

Free but please book your place in advance

KSherw9100@aol.com 865158

Sun

16 Sep

Tour

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

HOD: Post A Letter

This tour tells you something of the postal history of the town

Front of the

Station

10:30

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk

Free but please book your place in advance

KSherw9100@aol.com 865158

Mon

17 Sep to

22 Oct

Course

WEA B’sted

Novels of Julian Barnes

An introduction to the novels of Julian Barnes and his writing with some biographical details

Friends’ Meeting

House

10:30 – 12:30

www.wea.org.uk

£45 for a 6 week course. 2 hours a week.

0300 3033464 info 872432

Mon

17 & Tue

18 Sep

Film

B’sted Film Soc

Lady Bird

Humour and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Lady Bird (Saoirse Ronan) fights against her mom but is exactly like her. Dir: Greta Gerwig/2017/USA/Cert 15/94min

Civic Centre

20:00

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk Annual sub: joint £65, single £35. Visitors £5 at door (no conc) 863155
Thu 20

& Fri 21

Sep

Festival

Graham Greene BT

Graham Greene Festival: Guided Walk

A town walk of about one hour, led by Brian Shepherd, with readings from A Sort of Life, The Human Factor and The Captain and the Enemy. If wet, illustrated talk with readings in the Court House on Thu and the Town Hall on Fri

Rear entrance of the Station. Tours

20th :14:15

21st :12.45

www.grahamgreenebt.org

£5 (under 21 and DC free)

grahamgreeneboxoffice@gmail.com 07988 560496

Thu

20 Sep

Festival

Graham Greene BT

Graham Greene Festival: Supper and Film

May We Borrow Your Husband? (Yorkshire Television/1986/101 mins). Dir Bob Mahoney, starring Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Attenborough. Intro by Quentin Falk. A pre-film two-course supper can be purchased

Town Hall

Film 19:15

Supper from

17.15

www.grahamgreenebt.org

Supper and film £28, supper only £18, film only

£10 (under 21 and DC free, excludes supper)

grahamgreeneboxoffice@gmail.com 07988 560496

Fri

21 Sep

Festival

Graham Greene BT

Graham Greene Festival: Morning Talks

The Third Man Museum by Karin Höfler and Gerhard Strassgschwandtner.

A Journey With Maps: Adapting Stamboul Train by Graham Greene for BBC Radio 4: Jeremy Front interviewed by Dr Martyn Sampson

Town Hall

09:45 – 12:15

www.grahamgreenebt.org

£16 (under 21 and DC free)

grahamgreeneboxoffice@gmail.com 07988 560496

Fri

21 Sep

Festival

Graham Greene BT

Graham Greene Festival: Afternoon Talks

Graham Greene: Treachery and Trust by Monsignor Roderick Strange (David Pearce Memorial Talk). The Book that Greene Never Wrote: To Beg I Am Ashamed by Emeritus Professor François Gallix

Town Hall

14:30 – 17:00

www.grahamgreenebt.org

£16 (under 21 and DC free)

grahamgreeneboxoffice@gmail.com 07988 560496

Fri

21 Sep

Festival

Graham Greene BT

Graham Greene Festival: Music and Film

Songs and music by Matt Saxton and band, inspired by Graham Greene. Film Under the Garden (Thames Television/1976/50 mins), with Denholm Elliott, Arthur Lowe and Vivian Pickles. Intro by Mike Hill

Civic Centre

19:30 – 21:30

www.grahamgreenebt.org

£10 (under 21 and DC free)

grahamgreeneboxoffice@gmail.com 07988 560496

Fri

21 Sep

Wine tasting

Cowper Soc

St Peter’s kulturelles Oktoberfest

Entente Cordial winetasting to commemorate the end of WW1 – wines with food from UK, France and Germany

Court House

20:00 – 22:00

www.stpetersberkhamsted.org.uk Tickets Parish Office single £12.50 churchoffice@greatberkhamsted.org.uk 878227
Sat

22 Sep

Festival

Graham Greene BT

Graham Greene Festival: Morning Talks

Adventures in the Greene Trade: Collecting Greene Rarities and Stalking the Man Himself by John Baxter. Journalists and Novelists: Facts and Truth by Robin Lustig, acclaimed journalist and presenter

Deans’ Hall, B’sted School

09:45 – 12:15

www.grahamgreenebt.org

£17 (under 21 and DC free)

grahamgreeneboxoffice@gmail.com 07988 560496

Sat

22 Sep

Festival

Graham Greene BT

Graham Greene Festival: Afternoon Talks & Birthday Toast Coloring Catholicism Greene in the Age of Pope Francis by Father Mark Bosco. The Making of The Third Man, Angela Allen iconic script supervisor in conversation with Dr Brigitte Timmermann. Toast Deans’ Hall, B’sted School

14:30 – 17:30

www.grahamgreenebt.org

£23 (under 21 and DC free)

grahamgreeneboxoffice@gmail.com 07988 560496

Sat

22 Sep

Orchestral concert

Bridgewater Sinfonia

Symphony concert

As part of St Peter’s Oktoberfest: Bach/Elgar Fantasia & Fugue BWV 537, Lekeu

Adagio for Strings, Schubert Symphony No 4 “Tragic”, Elgar Enigma Variations

St. Peter’s

Church

19:30

www.bridgewater-sinfonia.org.uk

Tickets Aitchisons High Street. Friends Membership season ticket (annual) £49 + donation;

single concert £15 in advance, £17 on the door

(under 18 and DC free) 873205

Sun

23 Sep

Festival

Graham Greene BT

Graham Greene Festival: Tour & Morning Talks

Tour of School & Archives. Literary Outcomes of Greene’s Travels with Father Durán: Monsignor Quixote and the Manuscript Book Picasso by Dr Beatriz Jiménez. ‘The Virtue of Disloyalty’ by Dr Jon Wise

Old Hall, B’sted

School

09:00 – 12:30

www.grahamgreenebt.org

£16 (under 21 and DC free)

grahamgreeneboxoffice@gmail.com 07988 560496

Sun

23 Sep

Bavarian Breakfast

Cowper Soc

St Peter’s kulturelles Oktoberfest

Bavarian Breakfast comprising of beer, bretzel and sausages accompanied by music. (Soft drinks and vegetarian options available)

St. Peter’s

Church

11:00 – 13:00

www.stpetersberkhamsted.org.uk
Mon

24 Sep

Talk

B’sted and Dist Arch

Soc

Masterpieces in Miniature: Coins and Their History

Illustrated lecture

Music Rm, B’sted

School

19:45

www.berkhamstedarchaeology.co.uk

Visitors £5. peterclayton383@btinternet.com

267400

Mon 24

& Tue 25

Sep

Film

B’sted Film Soc

Happy End

Top acting talent, including Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Toby Jones, in a biting satire on bourgeois family values. Dir: Michael Haneke/2017/ France,Austria/Cert 15/107min/Subtitles

Civic Centre

20:00

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk Annual sub: joint £65, single £35. Visitors £5 at door (no conc) 863155
Tue

25 Sep to

4 Dec

Course

WEA B’sted

Isaac Newton

Explore Isaac Newton’s life and works and the personal convictions that drove his mathematical philosophy and his unorthodox research with Paul Ranford

Friends’ Meeting

House

10:30 – 12:30

www.wea.org.uk

£75 for a 10 week course 2 hours a week.

0300 3033464 info 872432

Wed

26 Sep

Talk

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

The 1618 grant of arms to Berkhamsted

Patrick Dickinson, Clarenceux King of Arms and Secretary of the Order of the

Garter, will talk about the granting of Berkhamsted’s coat of arms

Town Hall

20:00 – 21:00

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk Annual subs £10 single , £12 joint. Visitors welcome on the door £3
Thu

27 Sep to

6 Dec

Course

WEA B’sted

Women Gardeners

Men had the upper hand in the design and layout of gardens for centuries but, in the Victorian period, women began to exert their influence. They gave us some of our greatest gardens

Tring Community Centre

13:30 – 15:30

www.wea.org.uk

£75 for a 10 week course, 2 hours a week.

0300 3033464 info 872432

OCTOBER 2018
 

Tue

9 Oct

 

Art

B’sted Art Soc

Wintry Scenes in Watercolour

A demonstration of painting wintry street scenes in watercolour by Keith

Hornblower

 

Civic Centre

20:00 – 22:00

 

www.berkhamstedartsociety.com

Visitors (i.e. non BAS members) £3 at door

 

Sat

13 Oct

Music

Dacorum Symphony

Orchestra

Orchestral Concert

Programme to include Beethoven Symphony No 1 and Poulenc Concerto for

Organ, Strings and Timpani. Conductor Thomas Loten, soloist Alex Flood

St John’s Church, Boxmoor

19:30 – 21:30

www.dacorumso.weebly.com

Tickets Luminous and Vogue, 24 Lower Kings Road.

£12, £10 conc (under 18 and DC free) 01494 727240

 

Mon

15 Oct

 

Talk

The Friends of St Peter

 

The Myths and Realities of the First World War – 100 years on

A talk by Dr Heather Jones UCL Professor of Modern & Contemporary

European History with Music and Poetry from WW1

 

St. Peter’s

Church

19:00

www.stpetersberkhamstsedfriends.org.uk Tickets Berkhamsted Library or www. stpetersberkhamstsedfriends.org.uk £15 ugrego@btinternet.com
 

Mon 15

& Tue16

Oct

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

British actor Peter Turner’s story of his romance with Gloria Grahame, legendary star of Hollywood film noir, during the later years of her life. Dir: Paul McGuigan/2017/UK/Cert 15/105min

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk

Annual sub: joint £65, single £35. Visitors £5 at door (no conc) 863155

 

Wed

17 Oct

Talk

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

The Prison at Norman Cross

Paul Chamberlain talks about the Napoleonic Prison of Norman Cross: The Lost Town of Huntingdonshire

 

Town Hall

20:00 – 21:00

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk

Annual sub £10 single £12 joint. Visitors welcome on the door £3

 

Mon 29

& Tue 30

Oct

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

Loveless

A razor-sharp portrayal of a family and society on the edge of collapse.

The son of a couple going through a vicious divorce disappears. Dir: Andrey

Zvyagintsev/2017/Russia/Cert 15/127min/Subtitles

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk

Annual sub: joint £65, single £35. Visitors £5 at door (no conc) 863155

NOVEMBER 2018
 

Mon 5

& Tue 6

Nov

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

Journey’s End

March 1918. A young lieutenant arrives at the front line to join the war-weary officers of C Company as they wait for the start of a new German offensive. Dir: Saul Dibb/2017/UK/Cert 12A/107min

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk Annual sub: joint £65, single £35. Visitors £5 at door (no conc) 863155

Tue

13 Nov

Art

B’sted Art Soc

Print making

A demonstration of print making techniques by Laura Boswell

Civic Centre

20:00 – 22:00

www.berkhamstedartsociety.com

Visitors (i.e. non BAS members) £3 at door

 

Wed

14 Nov

 

Music

People not Borders

 

Berko Rocks

A fundraising concert with eight acts across musical genres, including international star Ian Shaw (jazz), plus indie and Irish folk, classical guitar, soul and bluegrass rock, in aid of refugees.

 

Ashlyns School

Hall

20:00 – 23:00

www.berkorocks.co.uk

Tickets Cafee Epicure, The Berkeley, Berkhamsted

Arts and Crafts, Cecily Townhouse Spa.

24 and under £10, Earlybird £12, Other £15. suehampton@btinternet.com 07975 812866

 

Wed

14 Nov

Talk

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

Daniel Axtell: The Berkhamsted Regicide

Murray Neil speaks of this Berkhamsted Parliamentary Soldier in the Civil

Wars. He was Captain of the Guard at the trial of King Charles I

 

Town Hall

20:00 – 21:00

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk Annual sub £10 single £12 joint. Visitors welcome on the door £3
 

Mon 19

& Tue 20

Nov

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

A Man Called Ove

Comedy. Ove, the quintessential grumpy old man who has just about given up on life, develops an unlikely friendship with his new neighbours. Dir: Hannes Holm/2015/Sweden/Cert 15/117min/Subtitles

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk Annual sub: joint £65, single £35. Visitors £5 at door (no conc) 863155

 

Sat

24 Nov

 

Symphony concert

Bridgewater Sinfonia

 

Concert

Dvorak The Noonday Witch, Mendelssohn Violin concerto, soloist Griga Cuciuc, Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique. (Conducted by Associate Conductor Steven Joyce Myall)

 

St. Peter’s

Church

19:30

www.bridgewater-sinfonia.org.uk

Tickets Aitchisons High Street. Friends Membership still available – contact Kate Perera through the website. Single ticket in advance £15, on the door

£17 (under 18 and DC free) 873205

DECEMBER 2018
Sun 2 to

Sat 8

Dec

 

Art

B’sted Art Soc

Berkhamsted Art Society – Winter Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition – a wide range of members artwork in all media, including ceramics, to view and for sale

 

Civic Centre

14:30 – 17:00

 

www.berkhamstedartsociety.com

 

Thu

6 to Sat

8 Dec

 

Theatre

B’sted Youth Theatre

 

The Importance of Being Earnest

The fantastically funny Oscar Wilde comedy – come and see our fabulous young actors in this iconic piece of British theatre

 

Court Theatre, Pendley, Tring

19:30

www.courttheatre.co.uk

Tickets Beechwood Fine Foods, Tring, Berkhamsted Imaging, The Court Theatre.

£10, £8 concessions – all Thurs tickets £5

 

Sun

9 Dec

 

Choral

B’sted Choral Soc

Christmas Concert

“Gloria” by Bob Chilcott, supported by carols,seasonal music and Concert brass

St. Peter’s

Church

19:30

www.berkhamstedchoral.co.uk

Tickets Brown & Merry, High St.

£15 (under 18 free) 07500 431643

 

Mon 10

& Tue 11

Dec

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

Cycling with Moliere

A warm, literate comedy. Two actors, friends at odds with one another in almost every way, plan a production of Molière’s The Misanthrope. Dir: Philippe Le Guay/2013/France/Cert 15/104min/Subtitles

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk Annual sub: joint £65, single £35. Visitors £5 at door (no conc) 863155

 

Wed

12 Dec

Talk

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

Historic Gardens in and around Berkhamsted

Kate Harwood talks about local historic gardens from Capability Brown to the

Arts and Crafts

 

Town Hall

20:00 – 21:00

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk Annual sub £10 single £12 joint. Visitors welcome on the door £3
 

Mon

17 Dec

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

Loving Vincent

Preceded by a short AGM. The world’s first feature-length painted animation. A young man investigates the mystery around van Gogh’s death. Dirs: D.Kobiela,H.Welchman/2017/UK,Poland/Cert 12A/94min

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk Annual sub: joint £65, single £35. Visitors £5 at door (no conc) 863155

 

Sun

23 Dec

Choral

Chiltern Chamber

Choir

Bach ‘Mass in B Minor’

With the Bridgewater Sinfonia. Director Adrian Davis. Presented by the

Cowper Society and Friends of St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s

Church

19:30

www.chilternchamberchoir.com Brown & Merry, 124 High Street. TBA (DC free)
JANUARY 2019
 

Mon 7

& Tue 8

Jan

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

Churchill

Bravura performances from Brian Cox and Miranda Richardson reveal the terrifying anxieties which beset the great man before the D-Day landings. Dir: Jonathon Teplitzky/2017/UK/Cert PG/96min

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk Annual sub: joint £65, single £35. Visitors £5 at door (no conc) 863155

Tue

15 Jan

Art

B’sted Art Soc

Portraits in Acrylic

A demonstration of painting portraits in acrylic by Mark Fennell

Civic Centre

20:00 – 22:00

www.berkhamstedartsociety.com

Visitors (i.e. non BAS members) £3 at door

 

Wed

16 Jan

 

Talk

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

Art & Design in the Chilterns

Graham Twemlow’s talk focuses on some of the 20th C. artists working in the area such as Paul & John Nash, John Piper, Eric Gill, E. McKnight Kauffer and Marion Dorn

 

Town Hall

20:00 – 21:00

 

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk Annual sub £10 single £12 joint. Visitors welcome on the door £3

 

Mon

21 Jan to

1 Apr

 

Course

WEA B’sted

Contemporary Literature

Explore a diverse selection of contemporary writing, covering novels, short stories, poetry and non fiction. The texts will cover a range of social and cultural experiences and points of view

 

Friends’ Meeting

House

10:30 – 12:30

 

www.wea.org.uk

£75 for a 10 week course, 2 hours a week

0300 3033464

 

Mon 21

& Tue 22

Jan

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

Harmonium

An explosive drama which captures the collapse of a seemingly ordinary Japanese family when an outsider enters their inner circle. Dir: Koji Fukada/2016/Japan/Cert 12A/120min/Subtitles

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk Annual sub: joint £65, single £35. Visitors £5 at door (no conc) 863155

Tue

22 Jan to

2 Apr

 

Course

WEA B’sted

 

Charles Darwin

Paul Ranford will explore the life and times of Charles Darwin

Friends’ Meeting

House

10:30 – 12:30

www.wea.org.uk

£75 for a ten week course, 2 hours a week

0300 303464

Thu

24 Jan to

4 Apr

 

Course

WEA B’sted

Baltic History

A historical overview of the Baltic Region from the 19th to the 20th century with Gregor Davey

Tring Community

Centre

13:30 – 15:30

www.wea.org.uk

£75 for a ten week course, two hours a week

0300 303464

FEBRUARY 2019
 

Mon 4

& Tue 5

Feb

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

The Death of Stalin

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall when Joseph Stalin dies and his parasitic cronies square up in a frantic power struggle. Dir: Armando Iannucci/2017/UK/Cert 15/105min

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk Annual sub: joint £65, single £35. Visitors £5 at door (no conc) 863155

Tue

12 Feb

Art

B’sted Art Soc

Landscape painting in watercolour

A demonstration of painting landscape scenes in watercolour by Frank Walters

Civic Centre

20:00 – 22:00

www.berkhamstedartsociety.com

Visitors (i.e. non BAS members) £3 at door

 

Wed

13 Feb

 

Talk

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

The Siege of London in 1066

Kathleen Tyson leads us through the Siege of London in 1066 which concludes with the surrender of rebels at either Westminster or Beor ham stede (Berkhamsted)

 

Town Hall

20:00 – 21:00

 

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk Annual sub £10 single £12 joint. Visitors welcome on the door £3

 

Mon 18

& Tue 19

Feb

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

The 100-Year-Old Man …

… Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. An off-beat treat. When Allan escapes from the care home anything can happen. And it does. Dir: Felix Herngren/2013/Sweden/Cert 15/114min/Subtitles

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk Annual sub: joint £65, single £35. Visitors £5 at door (no conc) 863155

 

Wed

20 Feb

Entertainment B’sted Citizens Association Show Biz Secrets

A BBC TV Director and leading session guitarist both at the top of their profession share their fascinating career secrets

 

Town Hall

20:00 – 22:00

www.berkhamstedcitizens.org.uk

Free to members – £5 for non members on the door

MARCH 2019
 

Mon 4

& Tue 5

Mar

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

Beast

Romance, murder mystery, psychodrama. On Jersey a troubled woman is torn between her oppressive family and a roguish outsider suspected of brutal killings. Dir: Michael Pearce/2017/UK/Cert 15/107min

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk Annual sub: joint £65, single £35. Visitors £5 at door (no conc) 863155

 

Sat

9 Mar

 

Symphony concert

Bridgewater Sinfonia

 

Concert

Borodin Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor), Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3, soloist Dinara Klinton, Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

 

St. Peter’s

Church

19:30

www.bridgewater-sinfonia.org.uk

Tickets Aitchisons High Street. Season ticket no longer available. Friends membership contact Kate Perera via website. Single ticket in advance £15, on the door £17 (under 18 and DC free) 873205

Tue

12 Mar

Art

B’sted Art Soc

Flower painting in watercolour

A demonstration of painting flowers in watercolour by Jill Winch

Civic Centre

20:00 – 22:00

www.berkhamstedartsociety.com

Visitors (i.e. non BAS members) £3 at door

 

Wed

13 Mar

Talk

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

Lord Austin and Lord Nuffield: Giants of the British Motor Industry Julian Hunt, eminent local historian tells us of these two giants of the British Motor Industry. This talk follows the AGM  

Town Hall

20:00

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk Annual sub £10 single £12 joint. Visitors welcome on the door £3
 

Mon 18

& Tue 19

Mar

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

The Other Side of Hope

A wry comedy and bittersweet tale of human kindness about two mismatched outsiders whose paths cross fortuitously. Dir: Aki Kaurismaki/2017/Finland/ Cert 12A/98min/Subtitles

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk Annual sub: joint £65, single £35. Visitors £5 at door (no conc) 863155

 

Wed

27 Mar

AGM/Award B’sted Citizens Association Environment Awards

Environment Awards and AGM followed by a guest speaker – the bar will be open

 

Town Hall

20:00 – 22:00

www.berkhamstedcitizens.org.uk

Entry free to members – £5 for non members at the door

APRIL 2019
 

Mon 1

& Tue 2

Apr

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

Faces Places

Pioneer filmmaker Agnès Varda joins photographer JR on a whimsical tour of rural France, creating a mosaic of memories with massive posters. Dirs: Agnès Varda,JR/2017/France/Cert 12A/89min/Subtitles

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk Annual sub: joint £65, single £35. Visitors £5 at door (no conc) 863155

 

Sun

6 April

Film
Farnham Maltings
Following last year’s success another play. This time Brilliance. Potten End Village Hall

19:30

Tickets Danny Bonwitt Tel: 01442 862974, Email: bonwitts@talktalk.net
 

Sun

14 April

Choral

Chiltern Chamber

Choir

J.D. Zelenka ‘De Profundis’ and ‘Missa Divi Xaverii’

With Bridgewater Sinfonia. Director Adrian Davis. Presented by the Cowper

Society and Friends of St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s

Church

19:00

www.chilternchamberchoir.com

Tickets Brown & Merry, 124 High Street. TBA (DC free)

 

Mon 15

& Tue 16

Apr

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

Frantz

After WW1 a relationship develops between a German woman and a Frenchman. They experience complex personal conflicts with no easy answers. Dir: Francois Ozon/2016/France/Cert 12A/114min/Subtitles/B&W

 

Civic Centre

20:00 –

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk Annual sub: joint £65, single £35. Visitors £5 at door (no conc) 863155

Mon

29 April to

17 Jun

 

Course

WEA B’sted

Post war British film and society

Explore how hopes for a reconstructed society were represented on film. Look at issues of change, conflict and continuity across genres of films from the 1940s to the early 1960s

 

Friends’ Meeting

House

10:30 – 12:30

 

www.wea.org.uk

£45 for a six week course, two hours a week

300 303464

 

Mon 29

& Tue 30

Apr

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

Call Me By Your Name

A powerful portrait of first love. Over a life-changing summer a precocious

17-year-old and a graduate student discover awakening desire. Dir: Luca

Guadagnino/2017/Italy,USA/Cert 15/132min

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk Annual sub: joint £65, single £35. Visitors £5 at door (no conc) 863155

MAY 2019
 

Wed

1 May

 

Music

Cowper Soc

May Day Madrigals

Members of Chiltern Chamber & St Peter’s Church Choirs sing madrigals from the church tower followed by breakfast in the Court House. Director Adrian Davis

 

St. Peter’s

Church

06:15

www.stpetersberkhamsted.org.uk, www.chilternchamberchoir.com

No charge but donations requested for the breakfast.

Thu

2 to

Sat

4 May

 

Musical Theatre

B’sted Youth Theatre

 

TBC

Another exciting show from Berkhamsted Youth Theatre

 

Court Theatre, Pendley, Tring

19:30

www.courttheatre.co.uk

Tickest Beechwood Fine Foods, Tring, Berkhamsted Imaging, The Court Theatre. £10, concessions £8, Thurs – all tickets £5

 

Wed

8 May

 

Choral

B’sted Choral Soc

The Dream of Gerontius by Elgar

Performed by The English Philharmonia Chorus (Berkhamsted and Chorleywood Choral Societies and The Leconfield Singers) and Orchestra, Soloists Kathleen Wilkinson, Colin Judson and Njabulo Madlala

 

Royal Festival

Hall, London

19:30

 

www.berkhamstedchoral.co.uk

Royal Festival Hall Booking Office £15 – £37.50,

25% reduction for concessions. 07500 431643

Sun

12 to

Sat 18

May

 

Art

B’sted Art Soc

 

Berkhamsted Art Society – Spring Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition – a wide range of members artwork in all media, including ceramics, to view and for sale

 

Civic Centre

14:30 – 17:00

 

www.berkhamstedartsociety.com

JUNE 2019
 

Sat

8 Jun

 

Symphony concert

Bridgewater Sinfonia

Concert

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis, Dvorak Cello concerto, Beethoven Symphony No 3 “Eroica”

St. Peter’s

Church

19:30

bridgewatersinfonia.org.uk

Tickets Aitchisons High Street. £15 in advance,

£17 on the door (under 18 and DC free) 873205

 

Fri

14 to

Sun 16

Jun

 

Art

Artinthenave.uk

 

Art Exhibition and Sale

Vibrant Festival of Visual Arts Comes to Hemel Old Town Art in the Nave 2019 will focus a bright spotlight on the visual arts when it opens at the beautiful, historic Church of St Mary’s in Old Hemel

Saint Mary’s Church Hemel Hempstead Old Town 11:00 –

17:00

 

www.artinthenave.uk

Exhibition admission £2 includes catalogue artinthenave@gmail.com

 

Sat

15 Jun

Choral

Chiltern Chamber

Choir

Summer Concert

Director Adrian Davis. Presented by the Cowper Society and Friends of

St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s

Church

19:30 –

www.chilternchamberchoir.com

Tickets Brown & Merry, 124 High Street. TBA (DC free)