2019-20 Berkhamsted Arts Diary

Please be aware that Arts Events for the 2020-2021 period have been suspended due to COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding.

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 2019 – June 2020

Download a copy of the diary

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2019-2020 Berkhamsted Arts Trust Diary
Date Event Description Time & Venue Cost

SEPTEMBER 2019

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. HOD = Heritage Open Day
 

 

Sat 7 Sep

 

 

Music

BerkoFest

 

Music Festival

BerkoFest the annual family friendly music festival featuring the best of local music and its own unique family Create Zone featuring comedy, circus, music and loads of fun stuff to make and do

 

B&M Care Home Ashlyns Hall, Chesham Rd

11:30 – 19:00

www.berkofest.com

Limited Early Bird Family Ticket £20. Advance Family Ticket £25. On The Day Family Ticket £30. Advance Adults £10. On The Day Adults £15. Advance Concessions £5. On The Day Concessions £8. Under 5 Free

 

Sat 7 Sep

 

Choral

B’sted Choral Soc

Evening Music

Abendlied, Charpentier Mass, Zadok the Priest and other choral highlights from our Liepzig Tour

St. Peter’s Church

19:30

 

www.berkhamstedchoral.co.uk

£15. 07500 431643

 

Sat 7 Sep

 

Jazz

B’sted Jazz

 

Wheatley’s Arcadians

Jazz concert

 

Civic Centre

20:00 – 22:30

www.berkhamstedjazz.co.uk

Members and DC holders £10. Visitors and guests £13. bjazztickets@gmail.com. 824173

Fri 13 & Wed 18

Sep

Walk

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus

Soc

HOD Lost Wharves of Berkhamsted

A canalside walk highlighting the former industrial activity. Meet on Bank

Mill bridge down the road from Strong’s

 

Bank Mill Bridge

10:00 – 12:00

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

Fri 13 & Sat 14 Sep

Tour

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

HOD A Walk into the Past

Berkhamsted Place – a successor to the Castle. Meet at the top of Castle

Hill at Castle Gateway

HP4 1HQ

Fri 10:00 – 12:00

Sat 14:00 -16:00

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

Sat 14 Sep

 

Walk

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

HOD The Battle of the Common

Tour showing where Earl Brownlow attempted to enclose part of the common in the mid-19th C. and how the power of the people tore down the fences. Meet car park grid ref: SP 978 114

 

Common car park

09:45 – 11:00

 

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

 

 

Sat 14 Sep

 

Tour

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

 

HOD St Mary’s Church Northchurch

Two introductory talks and guided tours which includes the grave of Peter the Wild Boy and the memorial to the Fallen of two World Wars. Meet at the West door at 11.00 or 14.00

St Mary’s Church Northchurch

11.00 -12.30,

14:00 – 15:30

 

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

 

Sat 14 Sep

 

Tour

Rectory Lane

Cemetery

HOD Memorial Restoration and Demonstration

Learn about the the techniques used to conserve memorials and see a live demonstration from Will Yendell, Rectory Lane Cemetery’s resident stonemason

 

Rectory Lane Cemetry

14:00 – 16:00

www.rectorylanecemetery.org.uk

Free event. Donations to the community project always welcome. campbellkate01@gmail.com

 

Sun 15
Sep

 

Tour

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

HOD Town Hall Tour

Learn how the Town Hall was saved from the jaws of the bulldozers in the 1970s. On entering Copper House Bar say you have come for the tour and you will be shown to a reserved table at the back

 

Copper House

Bar Town Hall

10:00 – 12:00

 

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

 

Sun 15
Sep

 

Tour

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

HOD Old Hall and Chapel Berkhamsted School

The original school hall built in 1544 was at the time the largest school hall in the country. The Victorian chapel is based on one in Venice. Meet by the tree close to the steps up to Old Hall

B’sted Boys School Castle St

10:30 – 12:00;

14:30 – 16:00

 

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

 

Sun 15
Sep

Walk

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

HOD Post a Letter

A guided tour of Berkhamsted’s postal heritage. Meet at front entrance to Railway Station

 

Railway Station

11:00 – 12:00

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

Sun 15 to
Tue 17
Sep

 

Tour

B’sted Castle Trust

HOD Castle Tours

Guided tours of the Castle on Sunday at 12:00, 14:00 (child-friendly session) and 16:00; on Monday and Tuesday at 12:00. Booking required

Castle

Sun 12:00, 14.00, 16.00; Mon 12:00; Tue 12:00

 

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk

Please book tickets via website

 

Sun 15
Sep

Tour

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

HOD Ashlyns School Former Foundling Hospital

Tours by former foundlings who spent their childhood here. Meet in reception by main building at 13:30 & 15:30

Ashlyns School

13:30 – 15:00
15:30 – 17:00

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

Sun 15 & Mon 16
Sep

Tour

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

HOD Amersfort

Two guided tours of this fine Arts and Crafts garden designed by Ernest Willmott and planted by Gertrude Jekyll. Assemble outside main entrance

Amersfort Hall, HP4 2QF

Sun 14:00

Mon 10:00

 

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

 

Sun 15
Sep

 

TourRectory Lane
Cemetery

HOD Understanding the Cultural Significance of Memorial

Symbolism

Join Dr James Moir, RLC Project Manager, in a tour of memorials whose symbols illustrate a surprising cultural diversity for a Hertfordshire market town

Rectory Lane Cemetry

14:00 – 15:00

www.rectorylanecemetery.org.uk Free event but donations are always welcome towards this community project. campbellkate01@gmail.com

 

 

 

Mon 16
& Tue 17
Sep

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

Green Book

The 2019 Oscar winner. A world-class black pianist and his New Yorker chauffeur bond in the course of a concert tour of the Deep South in 1962. Dir: Peter Farrelly/2018/USA/Cert 12A/130min

Civic Centre

20:00

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk

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

 

 

 

Tue 17
Sep – 10 Dec

 

Course

WEA B’sted

Geological Processes that shaped our Planet

A fascinating insight into what makes our Earth what it is. Why is it habitable? How are mountains built? Why are oceans so important to life on Earth?

Friends’ Meeting House

10:30 – 12:30

www.wea.org.uk

£80 for a ten week course, two hours a week.
0300 303 3464 info 872432

 

 

Tue 17 & Thu 19
Sep

 

Tour

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

HOD Repton’s Ashridge

A guided tour of the gardens at Ashridge showing how Humphrey Repton’s plans were developed. Meet outside the main entrance to the house

Ashridge

14:00 – 16:00

berkhamstedhistory.org.uk

Free but please book your place. KSherw9100@aol.com. 865158

 

 

Tue 17
Sep

 

Tour

Rectory Lane
Cemetery

HOD Rectory Lane Cemetery: Dead Space to Living Place

The vision was to transform this neglected cemetery into a vital heritage asset and green haven. Two years into the three-year programme, how much has been achieved? Tour with Kate Campbell

Rectory Lane Cemetry

16:30 – 17:30

www.rectorylanecemetery.org.uk

This is a free event but donations are always welcome for this community project. campbellkate01@gmail.com

 

Wed 18
Sep
Tour

Rectory Lane
Cemetery

HOD Remarkable Women of Rectory Lane Cemetery

Join Elaine Mercer’s tour to hear about the women of the town who made an impact in Berkhamsted and some further afield over the last 150 years

Rectory Lane Cemetry

16:30 – 17:30

www.rectorylanecemetery.org.uk

This event is free but donations are always welcome for this community project. campbellkate01@gmail.com

 

 

Wed 18
Sep

 

Talk

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

Tring Park: Wren and the Rothschilds

How was this house created to designs by Christopher Wren? How did it change hands in the 18th and 19th centuries and why did Nathaniel Rothschild rebuild it as a French chateau? We will investigate

Town Hall

20:00 – 21:30

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk

Talks free to members. Visitors £3 at door. Annual subscription £10 single, joint £15. DC

Thu 19
Sep – 5 Dec
Course

WEA B’sted

A History of Medicine

Examine the development of medicine from pre-history to the modern day, looking at the discovery of human anatomy and physiology and the causes, diagnosis and treatment of disease

Tring Community Centre

10:30 – 12:30

www.wea.org.uk

£80 for a 10 week course, 2 hours a week.
0300 303 3464 info 872432

Thu 19 & Fri 20 Sep Festival

Graham Greene BT

Graham Greene Festival: Guided Walk

Town walk of c.1hr led by Brian Shepherd with readings from A Sort of Life, The Human Factor and The Captain and the Enemy. If wet, illustrated talk in the Court House on Thu and the Town Hall on Fri

Station rear entrance

Thu 14:15
Fri 12.45

www.grahamgreenebt.org

£5 (under 21 free). 07988 560496

Thu 19
Sep
Tour

Rectory Lane Cemetery

HOD The Bookworm Tour of Rectory Lane Cemetery

Discover the passions and publications of Berkhamsted’s past writers, long deceased, in the company of the renowned publisher, writer, polymath and historical local personality William Longman

Rectory Lane Cemetry

17:00 – 18:00

http://www.rectorylanecemetery.org.uk

This event is free but donations are always welcome for this community project. campbellkate01@gmail.com

Thu 19
Sep
Festival

Graham Greene BT

Graham Greene Festival: Supper and Film

Film: 21 Days (1940/81 mins). Dir Basil Dean, written by Basil Dean and Graham Greene, starring Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier. Intro by Mike Hill. A pre-film two-course supper can be purchased

Town Hall

19:15

www.grahamgreenebt.org

Supper and film £30, supper only £20, film only £10 (under 21 free, excludes supper)
07988 560496

Fri 20
Sep
Festival

Graham Greene BT

Graham Greene Festival: Morning Talks

Greene & Sherry: The Fox & The Hound by Lucinda Cummings-Kilmer.
‘It was our Bible’: US Vietnam War-era Reporters (1965-1975) and the impact of Greene’s The Quiet American by Prof Kevin Ruane

Town Hall

09:45 – 12:15

www.grahamgreenebt.org

£16 (under 21 free). 07988 560496

Fri 20
Sep
Festival

Graham Greene BT

Graham Greene Festival: Afternoon Talks

Brighton Rock: Wrestling a Story from Book to Stage: Bryony Lavery and Esther Richardson interviewed by Mark Lawson. The Priest in the Novels of Graham Greene by Emeritus Prof David Jasper

Town Hall

14:30 – 17:00

www.grahamgreenebt.org

£16 (under 21 free). 07988 560496

Fri 20
Sep
Festival

Graham Greene BT

Graham Greene Festival: Film

Our Man in Havana (Kingsmead Production/1959/111 mins). Dir Carol Reed, written by Graham Greene, starring Alec Guinness, Ernie Kovacs, Burl Ives and Maureen O’Hara. Introduced by Quentin Falk

Civic Centre

19:30 – 21:30

www.grahamgreenebt.org

£10 (under 21 free). 07988 560496

Sat 21
Sep
Festival

Graham Greene BT

Graham Greene Festival: Morning Talks

Vicious Cities: Shadows of The Third Man in Our Man in Havana by Drs Chris Hull & James Clifford. What or who was The Third Man: Miles Hyman & Jean-Luc Fromental interviewed by Dr Brigitte Timmermann

Dean’s Hall, B’sted School

09:45 – 12:15

www.grahamgreenebt.org

£17 (under 21 free). 07988 560496

Sat 21
Sep
Festival

Graham Greene BT

Graham Greene Festival: Mid-afternoon Talks

Launch of the film reviewing competition by Dr Creina Mansfield and the judges. Our Woman in Havana: Reporting Castro’s Cuba by Sarah Rainsford. Politics and the Novel by Sir Vince Cable

Deans’ Hall, B’sted School

14:00 – 17:00

www.grahamgreenebt.org

£17 (under 21 free). 07988 560496

Sat 21
Sep
Festival

Graham Greene BT

Graham Greene Festival: Late-afternoon Talk & Birthday Toast

The Birthday Toast proposed by Jonathan Bourget. Where is the line between true crime and crime fiction? by Geoffrey Wansell

Deans’ Hall, B’sted School

17:00 – 18:30

www.grahamgreenebt.org

£15 (under 21 free). 07988 560496

Sat 21
Sep
Tour

Dacorum Heritage
Trust

HOD Tour of Heritage Store

The tour gives an overview of Dacorum Borough’s history, spanning over 6,000 years, and gives you an insight into how we care and conserve your local history

DHT Store, Clarence Rd

10:00

www.dacorumheritage.org.uk

Free but please book your place. collectionsmanager@dacorumheritage.org.uk.

879525

Sat 21
Sep
Walk

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

HOD A Walk Back in Time

A guided tour of Berkhamsted’s historic town centre, starting outside the main gate to the Castle

Castle

10:00 – 12:00

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk

Free but please book your space. KSherw9100@aol.com. 865158

Sat 21
Sep
Theatre

Rectory Lane Cemetery

Memento Mori: Storytelling Performance and Workshop

Join storyteller Eleanor Buchan on a journey into the mysterious, intriguing and downright scandalous true stories hidden beneath the headstones of Rectory Lane Cemetery. AM & PM sessions

Rectory Lane Cemetry

11:00 – 16:00

www.chilternsociety.org.uk /event/rectory- lane-cemetery-storytelling-performance- workshop-1.

All tickets to be bought from the Chiltern Society website www.chilternsociety. org.uk /heritage-festival. Child: £8.00, Chiltern Society Adult Member £13.00, Adult Non- Member £17.00

Sun 22
Sep
Festival

Graham Greene BT

Graham Greene Festival: Tour & Morning Talks

Tour of School & Archives. Greene’s friendship with Norwegian writer Nordahl Grieg by Johanne Elster Hanson, intro by Ian Thomson. Greene’s Hungarian Connection by Dr Tamas Molnar and Dr Ramon Porta

Old Hall, B’sted School

09:00 – 12:30

www.grahamgreenebt.org

£16 (under 21 free). 07988 560496

Sun 22
Sep
Tour

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

HOD St Peter’s Church and Court House

St Peter’s is the 2nd largest church in the county, its grandeur reflecting the importance of the town at the time. There are many fine memorials. The Tudor court house has an interesting history

St. Peter’s Church

15:00 – 16:30

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk

Free but please book your place. KSherw9100@aol.com. 865158

Sun 22
Sep
Tour

Rectory Lane Cemetery

HOD Historical Tour and Tea with the Countess of Bridgewater

Join the chatelaine of Ashridge House, the Countess of Bridgewater, as she talks about the how she enabled Rectory Lane Cemetery to be established and some of her contemoraries buried there

Rectory Lane Cemetry

15:00 – 16:00

www.rectorylanecemetery.org.uk

This event is free but donations are always welcome for this community project. campbellkate01@gmail.com

Mon 23
Sep – 2 Dec
Course

WEA B’sted

Tale of Four Cities

Explore authors from Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast with Michael King. Distinctive novels, short stories and poetry from those cities

Friends’ Meeting House

10:30 – 12:30

www.wea.org.uk

£80 for a 10 week course, 2 hours a week.
0300 303 3463 info 872432

Mon 23
Sep
Talk

B’sted and Dist Arch

Soc

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Peter Clayton, FSA. Chairman BDAS

Chapel, B’sted School

19:45 – 21:00

www.berkhamstedarchaeology.co.uk

Annual sub: £20. Junior £5. Visitors £5 at door (no conc)

Sat 28
Sep
Jazz

B’sted Jazz

Darius Brubeck Quartet

Jazz concert

Civic Centre

20:00 – 22:30

www.berkhamstedjazz.co.uk

See concert on 7 Sep for further information

 

Mon 30

Sep &

Tue 1 Oct

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

C’est la Vie!

Comedy from the team who made Untouchable. As disaster follows disaster a luxury wedding at a palace threatens to erupt into nightmare. Dirs: O.Nakache, E.Toledano/2017/France/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

OCTOBER 2019

 

 

Sat 5 Oct

 

Music

Bridgewater Sinfonia

Orchestral Concert

Dvorak Carnival Overture Op 92, Mendelssohn Piano concerto No 1, soloist Thomas Kelly, Brahms Symphony No 2 in D major. Conductor Steve Joyce Myall. Director of Music Adrian Davis

 

St. Peter’s Church

19:30

www.bridgewater-sinfonia.org.uk

Aitchisons High Street. £15 in advance, £17 on the door, Friends membership £50 plus donation. info@bridgewater-sinfonia.org.uk.

873205. DC

 

Sat 5 Oct

 

Music

B’sted Music

Endymion Quintet

This brilliant quintet will play a Schubert trio and the clarinet quintets by

Mozart and Brahms, a rare chance to hear both wonderful pieces

 

Civic Centre

19:30 – 21:30

www.berkhamstedmusic.co.uk

Adults £15, under 18 free. treasurer@berkhamsted.co.uk. 862798

 

Mon 7 & Tue 8 Oct

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society

After World War 2 a free-spirited writer befriends a group of eccentric Guernsey residents who formed a book club during the island’s occupation. Dir: Mike Newell/2018/UK/Cert 12A/124min

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk

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

 

Wed 9

Oct

 

Music

People not Borders

Berko Unplugged

An intimate night of music in aid of refugees – with folk harmonies from Said the Maiden, indie original Lizzie Hardingham and, by public demand, the return of Beverley Wong

 

Kings Arms

20:00 – 22:30

 

www.peoplenotborders.org

Cafe Epicure, the website. £12. info@peoplenotborders.org. 1442875425

 

Fri 11 Oct

 

Tasting

Berkhamsted Soc

Wine Tasting Evening with Father Michael Eggleton

Please join us for a wine tasting evening hosted by Father Michael

Eggleton and the Berkhamsted Society

Old Dining Hall, Kings Campus, B’sted School

19:00 – 21:00

www.berkhamsted.com/society https://tickets.berkhamsted.com

£10 per adult. society@berkhamsted.com.

358000

 

Wed 16

Oct

Talk

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

A History of Berkhamsted in Maps

A look at maps depicting Berkhamsted dating from the 16th to the 21st century with a few notes of how they were made

 

Town Hall

20:00 – 21:30

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk

Talk free to members. Visitors £3 at door. Annual subscription £10, joint £15.

 

Mon 21 & Tue 22

Oct

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

Il Postino

An old favourite. A shy postman stands no chance with the island’s most beautiful woman until a poet gives him the words to win her heart.

Dir: Michael Radford/1994/Italy/Cert U/108min/Subtitles

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk

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

 

Tue 22

Oct

 

Art

B’sted Art Soc

Two Short Talks

Mary Casserley will talk about ‘My life with art’ and Janet Birkinshaw will talk about ‘The Taena Pottery in Gloucester’

 

Court House

20:00 – 22:00

 

www.berkhamstedartsociety.co.uk

Non-members £4 at the door.

Sat 26

Oct

Jazz

B’sted Jazz

Alan Barnes +11Big Band

Jazz concert

Civic Centre

20:00 – 22:30

www.berkhamstedjazz.co.uk

See concert on 7 Sep for further information

 

Mon 28

Oct

Talk

B’sted and Dist Arch

Soc

Bejewelling the Male Body in Tudor and Jacobean England

Lecturer: Dr Natasha Awais-Dean

Chapel, B’sted School

19:45 – 21:00

 

www.berkhamstedarchaeology.co.uk

Annual sub: £20, Junior £5, visitors £5 (at door)

NOVEMBER 2019

 

Mon 4 & Tue 5

Nov

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

The Wife

Glenn Close as a wife who’s spent years playing second fiddle to her Nobel prize-winning author husband although she’s been instrumental in his success. Dir: Bjorn Runge/2017/UK/Cert 15/100min

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk

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

 

Sat 9 Nov

 

Music

B’sted Music

Maggini String Quartet

This fine string quartet will play Haydn, Bridge and Beethoven

 

Civic Centre

19:30 – 21:30

www.berkhamstedmusic.co.uk Adult £15, under 18 free. treasurer@berkhamsted.co.uk. 862798
 

Wed 13

Nov

 

Talk

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

Invasion 1940 – What if?

June 1940: The Nazi war machine has swept through Belgium, Holland and France in 6 weeks. The unstoppable Germans are now at the Channel. Only the RAF stands in the way of inevitable invasion & defeat

 

Town Hall

20:00 – 21:30

 

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk

Talk free to members. Visitors £3 at door. Annual subscription £10, joint £15. DC

 

Wed 13

Nov

 

Mixed-arts Pepper Children’s Hospice at Home

Berkhamsted Live 21

Charity mixed-arts show featuring Neil Beardmore’s one-act play about India transferred from Questors, London, plus Zoe Wren, Best Female Solo shortlisted at the NMG Awards

 

Kings Arms

20:00 – 22:00

 

www.pepper.org.uk

£5.00. lstate@btinternet.com. 875425

 

Mon 18 & Tue 19

Nov

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

Woman at War

Funny, moving, unique. When her application to adopt a child is

successful, Halle, secretly an environmental activist, plans one last attack. Dir: B.Erlingsson/2018/Iceland/Cert 12A/101min/Subtitles

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk

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

 

Wed 20

Nov

 

Art

B’sted Art Soc

Make Lively Drawings!

David Satchel will give a short talk on drawings by famous artists followed by guests being invited to try pencil and then Chinese ink. Bring pencil and paper but leave your inhibitions at home!

 

Court House

20:00 – 22:00

 

www.berkhamstedartsociety.co.uk

Non-member visitors £4 at door

Sat 23

Nov

Jazz

B’sted Jazz

Red Stripe Band

Jazz concert

Civic Centre

20:00 – 22:30

www.berkhamstedjazz.co.uk

See concert on 7 Sep for further information

 

Mon 25

Nov

Talk

B’sted and Dist Arch

Soc

Oplontis and the Villas of Pompeii

Lecturer: Prof. W.E. Martin

Chapel, B’sted School

19:45 – 21:00

 

www.berkhamstedarchaeology.co.uk

Annual sub: £20, junior £5, visitors £5 (at door)

 

Thu 28 – Sat 30

Nov

 

Theatre

B’sted Youth Theatre

Comedy of Errors

Set in space this is a vibrant new take on Shakespeare’s comedy – come and see our fabulous young actors perform this classic piece

 

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. DC

 

Sat 30

Nov

 

Music

Bridgewater Sinfonia

Orchestral Concert

Stuart Hancock Variations on a Heroic Theme; Mozart piano concerto No 23, Soloist Anyssa Neumann; Mahler Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor. Conductor Steven Joyce Myall, Music Director Adrian Davis

 

St. Peter’s Church

19:30

www.bridgewater-sinfonia.org.uk

Aitchisons High St. £15 in advance, £17 on the door, Friends Membership £50 plus donation. info@bridgewater-sinfonia.org.uk. 873205. DC

DECEMBER 2019

 

Mon 2 & Tue 3

Dec

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

Shoplifters

A ragtag Japanese family rely on petty crime to make ends meet.

Even so, when they find a little girl in the freezing cold they take her in.

Dir: Hirokaze Kore-eda/2018/Japan/Cert 15/120min/Subtitles

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk

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

 

Thu 5

Dec

 

Talk

Berkhamsted Soc

An Audience with Simon Weston CBE

Simon Weston CBE is a veteran of the Falklands War. He is a professional motivator and speaks about overcoming adversity and positive mental attitude and his experiences of being in the public eye

 

Centenary Theatre

19:00 – 21:00

www.berkhamsted.com/society https://tickets.berkhamsted.com

£10 per adult. society@berkhamsted.com.

358000

 

Sat 7 Dec

 

Music

B’sted Music

Onyx Brass

This brass quintet is “clearly the classiest brass ensemble in Britain”. They will play a wide range of classical pieces, with the theme of Advent and Christmas

 

Civic Centre

19:30 – 21:30

www.berkhamstedmusic.co.uk Adult £15, under 18 free. treasurer@berkhamsted.co.uk. 862798
 

Wed 11

Dec

 

Talk

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

The Hilltop Villages – their Artists and Local Heroes

St Leonards, Buckland Common, Cholesbury & Hawridge – there is evidence of human activity reaching back beyond the Iron Age and this talk will touch on the development of these villages

 

Town Hall

20:00 – 21:30

 

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk

Talk free to members. Visitors £3 at door. Annual membership £10, joint £15. DC

 

Sat 14

Dec

 

Choral

B’sted Choral Soc

Christmas Music

Christmas music and carols with the festival brass

St. Peter’s Church19:30  

www.berkhamstedchoral.co.uk

£15 in advance, £17 on the door. 07500 431643

Sun 15

Dec

Jazz

B’sted Jazz

Gabriel Latchin Trio

Jazz concert

Civic Centre

20:00 – 22:30

www.berkhamstedjazz.co.uk

See concert on 7 Sep for further information

 

Mon 16

Dec

Talk

B’sted and Dist Arch

Soc

Ivinghoe Monastery: The Women in the Woods

Lecture: Roger Bolton, TV Producer

Chapel, B’sted School19:45 – 19:00  

Annual sub: £20. Junior £5; Visitors £5 (on the door)

 

Mon 16

Dec

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

Wild Rose

Jessie Buckley delivers a star-making performance as a rebellious country singer who dreams of escaping Glasgow for Nashville.

Dir: Tom Harper/2018/UK/Cert 15/100min (Preceded by a short AGM)

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk

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

 

Sat 21

Dec

 

Choral

Aylesbury Consort of Voices

O Magnum Mysterium

A concert in aid of Crisis in Berkhamsted School Chapel. The programme includes music by Chilcott, Howells, Byrd, Dubra, and Lauridsen and is a delightful mix of sacred and more contermporary pieces.

 

Chapel, B’sted School

19:30 – 21:00

https://aylesburyconsortofvoices.com/concerts/

£11 including a £1 booking fee
£5.50 for U18s including a 50p booking fee

 

Mon 23

Dec

Choral

Chiltern Chamber

Choir

Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610

with the choristers of St. Peter’s Church and Bridgewater Sinfonietta. Directed by Adrian Davis

St. Peter’s Church19:30 www.chilternchamberchoir.com

Online and Brown & Merry, 124 High Street.

£15, under 18s free (no ticket required)

JANUARY 2020

 

Sat 11 Jan

Jazz

B’sted Jazz

TJ Johnson

Jazz concert

Civic Centre

20:00 – 22:30

www.berkhamstedjazz.co.uk

See concert on 7 Sep for further information

 

Mon 13 & Tue 14

Jan

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

The Children Act

Emma Thomson excels as a High Court judge who, even as her marriage founders, has a life-changing decision to make at work. Dir: Richard Eyre/2017/UK/Cert 12A/105min

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

/www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk

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

Tue 14

Jan –

24 Mar

 

Course

WEA B’sted

Art, Architecture and Society in the 19th Century

Putting the art of the 19th century into its historical context in an age of industrialisation and paintings of daily life with Madeline Edmead

Friends’ Meeting House

10:30 – 12:30

 

www.wea.org.uk

0300 303 3464 info 872432

 

Wed 15

Jan –

25 Mar

 

Course

WEA B’sted

The Age of Queen Victoria

Explore the generations that shaped our world: the Victorians, the people and the events that made us who we are. With Michael Long

Tring Community Centre

13:30 – 15:30

 

www.wea.org.uk

0300 303 3464 info 872432

 

Wed 15

Jan

 

Talk

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

The Loxleys, Brothers in Arms

In St Mary’s Northchurch, below a window dedicated to their father, is a plaque naming three brothers who died during WWI. This, together with another brother who survived is their story

 

Town Hall

20:00 – 21:30

 

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk

Talks free to members. Visitors £3 at door. Annual membership £10, joint £15. DC

 

Wed 22

Jan

 

Art

B’sted Art Soc

Unusual Painting Techniques

Brigid Marlin will explain how to achieve different effects and depth using various techniques and mediums

 

Court House

20:00 – 22:00

 

www.berkhamstedartsociety.co.uk

Non-members £4 at the door.

 

Mon

27 Jan

Talk

B’sted and Dist Arch

Soc

BDAS Excavations at the Ashridge Business School

Lecturer Ken Wallis, Excavations Director

Chapel, B’sted School

19:45 – 21:00

 

www.berkhamstedarchaeology.co.uk

Annual sub: £20, junior £5. Visitors £5 (at door)

 

Mon 27 & Tue 28

Jan

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

Rams

A touching tragicomedy. Two feuding brothers are forced to come together to save their unique breed of sheep from extinction.

Dir: Grimur Hakonarson/2015/ Iceland/Cert 15/93min/Subtitles

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk

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

FEBRUARY 2020

 

3 Feb –

30 Mar

 

Course

WEA B’sted

Literature of the American South

Peter Leyland will explore novels by William Faulkner, Carson McCullers, Harper Lee and Toni Morrison and their links to American culture

Friends’ Meeting House

10:30 – 12:30

 

www.wea.org.uk

0300 303 3464 info 872432

 

 

Sat 8 Feb

 

Music

B’sted Music

Cello and Piano

Kristiana Ignatjeva accompanied on the piano by Kumi Matsuo will play Beethoven, Myaskovsky, Grieg (Cello Sonata in A Minor Op 36), Brahms (D major op102 no 2), Arensky and Piatigorsky (variations on a theme

by Paganini)

 

Civic Centre

19:30 – 21:30

 

www.berkhamstedmusic.co.uk Adult £15, under 18 free. treasurer@berkhamsted.co.uk. 862798

 

Mon 10

Feb

 

Talk

Berkhamsted Soc

An Audience with Nigel Owens MBE

Nigel Owens MBE is one of the world’s best rugby referees. He officiated his first international game in 2005 and more recently refereed the 2015

Rugby World Cup Final

 

Centenary Theatre

19:00 – 21:00

www.berkhamsted.com/society https://tickets.berkhamsted.com

£10 per adult. society@berkhamsted.com.

358000

 

Mon 10 & Tue 11

Feb

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

The Breadwinner

A visually and musically vibrant animation. In Afghanistan a young girl ventures outside her home disguised as a boy to support her family. Dir: Nora Twomey/2017/Ireland/Cert 12A/93min

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk

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

Sat 15

Feb

Jazz

B’sted Jazz

Simon Spillett Quartet

Jazz concert

Civic Centre

20:00 – 22:30

www.berkhamstedjazz.co.uk

See concert on 7 Sep for further information

Sat 15
Feb
Music

B’sted Campaign for real music

Breabach in concert

Highland bagpipes, whistles, fiddle, guitar, double bass, exquisite vocals… and step dancing. Breabach fly the flag for Gaeldom with fiery intensity, passion and sensitivity.

The Vyne Theatre

20:00 – 22:00

http://www.bcfrm.com 

Ticket Price: £20 contact contact@bcfrm.com for more info

 

Wed 19

Feb

 

Art

B’sted Art Soc

The Life and Works of Sir William Russell Flint

James Honour will share the life story and travels of one the finest

watercolourists of the twentieth century with examples of his work

 

Court House

20:00 – 22:00

 

www.berkhamstedartsociety.co.uk

Non-members £4 at the door

 

Wed 19

Feb

 

Talk

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

The Railway Comes to Tring

How the London & Birmingham Railway came to be built, the route as originally proposed and the Railway’s impact on stage coach services, the Sparrows Herne Turnpike and the canal

 

Town Hall

20:00 – 21:30

 

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk

Talk free to members. Visitors £3 at door. Annual membership £10, joint £15. DC

 

Mon 24 & Tue 25

Feb

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

In the Fade

A gripping contemporary thriller exploring the lengths a woman seeking retribution will go to after her husband and son are killed by a bomb. Dir: Fatih Akin /2017/Germany/Cert 18/106min/Subtitles

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk

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

 

Mon 24

Feb

Talk

B’sted and Dist Arch

Soc

Beacons of the Past: The Chiltern Hillforts Projects

Lecturer: Dr Wendy Morrison

Chapel, B’sted School

19:45 – 21:00

 

www.berkamstedarchaeology.co.uk

Annual sub: £20, junior £5. Visitors £5 at door

MARCH 2020

 

 

Sat 7 Mar

 

Music

Bridgewater Sinfonia

 

Orchestral Concert

Gershwin A Cuban Overture; Barber Violin Concerto OP 14, soloist Nathaniel Anderson Frank; Bernstein Symphonic Dances (West Side Story); Conductor Steven Joyce Myall, Music Director Adrian Davis

 

St. Peter’s Church

19:30

www.bridgewater-sinfonia.org.uk

Aitchisons High St. £15 in advance, £17 on the door, friends Membership still available on request. info@bridgewater-sinfonia.org.uk.

873205. DC

 

Sat 7 Mar

 

Music

B’sted Music

Rautio Piano Trio

This award winning trio of violin, cello and piano have performed at Wigmore Hall and Kings Place. They will play works by Haydn, Schoenberg and Beethoven

 

Civic Centre

19:30 – 21:30

 

www.berkhamstedmusic.co.uk Adults £15, under 18 free. treasurer@berkhamsted.co.uk. 862798

 

Mon 9

Mar

 

Talk Berkhamsted Soc

Women In Leadership 2020

Following on from our successful 2019 event, we will welcome some new guest panellists to discuss the journey, experiences and challenges faced by ‘Women In Leadership’, hosted by the Berkhamsted Society

 

Centenary Theatre

19:00-21:00

www.berkhamsted.com/society https://tickets.berkhamsted.com

£10 per adult. society@berkhamsted.com.

358000

 

Mon 9 & Tue 10

Mar

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

The Old Man & the Gun

Robert Redford’s swansong, a beautifully understated crime comedy based on fact: the bank-robbing spree of 70-year-old San Quentin escapee Forrest Tucker. Dir: David Lowery/2018/USA/Cert 12A/93min

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk

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

Sat 14

Mar

Jazz

B’sted Jazz

Herts Swing Big Band

Jazz concert

Civic Centre

20:00 – 22:30

www.berkhamstedjazz.co.uk

See concert on 7 Sep for further information

 

Mon 23

Mar

Talk

B’sted and Dist Arch

Soc

The Work of the Historic Environment Team in Hertfordshire

Lecturer: Andy Instone Senior Historic Environment Advisor

Chapel, B’sted

School

19:45 – 21:00

 

www.berkhamstedarchaeology.co.uk

Annual sub: £20, junior £5. Visitors £5 at door

 

Mon 23 & Tue 24

Mar

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

5 Broken Cameras

Documentary from a Palestinian community’s video record of their non-violent resistance to the erection of a wall through their land. Dirs G.Davidi,E.Burnat /2011/Palestine/Cert 15/94min/Subtitles

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk

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

 

Wed

25 Mar

 

Art

B’sted Art Soc

Picture Analysis Critique Evening

Bring your pictures finished or not for constructive opinions from experienced artists if you are struggling with techniques or confidence

 

Court House

20:00 – 22:00

 

www.berkhamstedartsociety.co.uk

Non-members £4 at the door

 

Wed

25 Mar

 

Talk

B’sted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc

Armoured Cars & Tanks in Kensington, 1915

The Talbot car factory developed armoured cars and tanks. You will hear about this and other far sighted, controversial and often ridiculed research that helped win WWI. This precedes the AGM

 

Town Hall

20:00 – 21:30

 

www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk

Talks free to members. Visitors £3 at door. Annual membership £10, joint £15. DC

APRIL 2020

 

Sat 4 Apr

Jazz

B’sted Jazz

Benny, Peggy and Duke

Jazz concert

Civic Centre

20:00 – 22:30

www.berkhamstedjazz.co.uk

See concert on 7 Sep for further information

 

Mon 6 & Tue 7 Apr

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

The Little Stranger

Mystery drama. In 1948 a country doctor is called to a crumbling estate whose inhabitants are haunted by a dying way of life or something more ominous? Dir: Lenny Abrahamson/2018/UK/Cert 12A/111min

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk

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

Sat 11 to

Mon 13

Apr

Castle Visitors’ Room

B’sted Castle Trust

Castle Visitors’ Room Easter Opening

Opening of the Castle Visitors’ Room daily from 10am to 6pm during the

Easter long weekend. Free entry

 

Castle

10:00 – 18:00

 

www.berkhamstedcastle.org.uk

 

Mon 20 & Tue 21

Apr

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

Back to Burgundy

Three siblings reunite to save the vineyard they’ve inherited and over four seasons and two harvests rediscover their trust in each other. Dir: Cedric Klapisch/2017/France/Cert 15/113min/Subtitles

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk

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

 

Mon 27

Apr

Talk

B’sted and Dist Arch

Soc

In Search of Ancient Cyprus

Lecturer: Dr Thomas Kiely, Curator, Department of Greece and Rome, The British Museum, followed by 48th AGM

Chapel, B’sted School

19:45 – 21:00

 

www.berkhamstedarchaeology.co.uk

Annual sub: £20, junior £5. Visitors £5 at door

 

Mon 27 & Tue 28

Apr

 

Film

B’sted Film Soc

All is True

Shakespeare (Kenneth Branagh) returns to Stratford and struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife ( Judi Dench) and daughters. Dir: Kenneth Branagh/2018/UK/Cert 12A/101min

 

Civic Centre

20:00

 

www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk

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

 

Thu 30

Apr –

Sat 2 May

 

Theatre

B’sted Theatre

Company

 

TBC

Another exciting production from Berkhamsted Youth Theatre

 

Court Theatre, Pendley, Tring

19:30

www.courttheatre.co.uk

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

MAY 2020

 

Fri 1 May

 

Choral

Chiltern Chamber

Choir

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.chilternchamberchoir.com

 

Sat 2 May

 

Music
B’sted Camp for Real Music

Cardboard Fox in concert

A powerful combination of dexterous instrumental playing, memorable songwriting and energetic live shows. Rooted in bluegrass, Great vocal harmonies, fiddle, mandolin, double bass and guitar.

 

The Vyne Theatre

20:00

http://www.bcfrm.com

£14 Contact contact@bcfrm.com for more information

 

Sat 2 May

 

Choral

B’sted Choral Soc

Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s best known work. Conductor Graham Wili. Soloists TBA

St. Peter’s Church

19:30

 

www.berkhamstedchoral.co.uk

£15 in advance, £17 on the door. 07500 431643

 

Mon 4

May – Sun 27

Sep

 

Castle Visitors’ Room

B’sted Castle Trust

 

Castle Vistitors’ Room Summer Opening

Opening of the Castle Visitors’ Room daily from 10am to 6pm each weekend and Bank Holiday from 4 May to 29 September. Free entry

 

Castle

10:00 – 18:00

 

www.berkhamstedcastle.org.uk

Free entry

 

Sat 9 May

Jazz

B’sted Jazz

Stan Getz Tribute – Chris Ingham Quartet

Jazz concert

Civic Centre

20:00 – 22:30

www.berkhamstedjazz.co.uk

See concert on 7 Sep for further information

Sun 10

May

Festival

BerkoFest

Book Festival

TBA

 

TBA

 

www.berkofest.com

 

Thu 14

May

 

Music

Berkhamsted Soc

 

Tenors Unlimited

We’d like to invite you to an evening with ‘Tenors Unlimited’ hosted by the Berkhamsted Society

 

Centenary Theatre

19:00 – 21:00

www.berkhamsted.com/society https://tickets.berkhamsted.com

£10 per adult. society@berkhamsted.com.

358000

Sat 30

May

Jazz

B’sted Jazz

Louis Armstrong Tribute – Bateman Brothers Jazz Band

Jazz concert

Civic Centre

20:00 – 22:30

www.berkhamstedjazz.co.uk

See concert on 7 Sep for further information

JUNE 2020

 

 

Sat 6 Jun

 

Music

Bridgewater Sinfonia

 

Summer Evening in Scotland

Hamish MacCunn Land of the Mountain and the Flood; Bruch Scottish Fantasy; Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 “Scottish”; Peter Maxwell Davis Orkney Wedding with Sunrise

 

St. Peter’s Church

19:30

www.bridgewater-sinfonia.org.uk

Aitchisons HIgh Street. £15 in advance,

£17 on the door. Friends Membership available for 2020-21 season only. info@bridgewater-sinfonia.org.uk. 873205. DC

 

Tue 9 Jun

 

Talk

Berkhamsted Soc

An Audience with Jonny Bealby, Travel Writer

Rock singer, writer and travel entrepreneur, Jonny Bealby has streetwise savvy and miles of travel under his belt. Come along to hear about his adventures and experiences around the world

Library, Castle Campus, B’sted School

19:00 – 21:00

www.berkhamsted.com/society https://tickets.berkhamsted.com

£10 per adult. society@berkhamsted.com.

358000

 

 

Wed 17 Jun

 

Entertainment

Pepper Children’s Hospice at Home

 

Berkhamsted Live 23

Featuring alternative magician Paul Regan, ceramic artist Sarah Core & bluegrass band Bathub Ginn. Live in the Greene Room but also broacast on Radio Dacorum.

 

Kings Arms

20:00 – 22:00

https://www.pepper.org.uk/ 

Tickets: £5  lstate@btinternet.com

01442 875 425

 

Sat 20 Jun

Jazz

B’sted Jazz

Art Blakey Tribute – Leon Greening Sextet

Jazz concert

Civic Centre

20:00 – 22:30

www.berkhamstedjazz.co.uk

See concert on 7 Sep for further information

JULY 2020

 

Sat 4 Jul

Choral

Chiltern Chamber

Choir

Summer Concert

with “la Chambre Symphonique de Lyon”. Directed by Loic Emmelin and

Adrian Davis

St. Peter’s Church

19:30

www.chilternchamberchoir.com

Online and Brown & Merry, 124 High Street.

£15, under 18 free (no ticket required)