2016-17 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.

Date Organiser Event Venue Contact
September 2016
Fri 9 & Sat 10 Sep Talk
Berkhamsted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc
A Walk into the Past: Berkhamsted Place, Successor to the Castle (Heritage Open Day)
A guided tour together with small exhibition of documents and maps. Tours are Fri 10am, Sat 2pm.
Top of Castle Hill, HP4 1HQ
Fri 10am
Sat 2pm
www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk
Event is free but booking is required. Organised by BLHMS it is open to all.
KSherw9100@aol.com 865158
Fri 9
to Sun 11 Sep
Talk
Berkhamsted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc
Exploring Garrison Town Berkhamsted (Heritage Open Day)
A “Then & Now” walk of sites important to Inns of Court Officer Training Corps in WWI. Tours Fri 2pm; Sat 11am, 3pm; Sun 11am and 3pm.
Rear entry Berkhamsted station www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk
Free, open to all, booking is required.
KSherw9100@aol.com 865158
Sat
10 Sep
Talk
Berkhamsted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc
Dacorum Heritage Trust Museum Store (Heritage Open Day)
An accredited Museum Store housing collections from all over Dacorum: large objects, artefacts, old photographs, maps etc. Tours led by curatorial staff. Numbers limited, children must be accompanied.
Clarence Rd, HP4 3YL
10.30am – 12pm
www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk
Free, booking essential. Unsuitable for the elderly or those with mobility problems. 879525
collectionsmanager@dacorumheritage.org.uk
Sat
10 Sep
Choral
Berkhamsted Choral Society
Magnificat
Pieces from a tour of Belgium including Pergolesi’s “Magnificat”, Charpentier’s “Te Deum” and Purcell’s “I Was Glad”. Joint concert with Chorleywood.
St Peter’s
Church
7.30pm
www.berkhamstedchoral.co.uk
Adult £13, student £8, no DC. 07500 431643
Sat
10 Sep
Jazz
Berkhamsted Jazz
The Pedigree Jazz Band
“Salute to Traditional Jazz”: Chris Walker (cl), Tony Mann (tb), Graham Trevarton (tpt, voc), John Noddings (g, ban), Ken Ames (b), Tony Larn (d).
Civic Centre
8 – 10.30pm
www.berkhamstedjazz.co.uk
Visitors £13, members £10. Annual: couples £15,
singles £10. DC. SAE to Berkhamsted Jazz,
6 Longfield Gardens, Tring HP23 4DN.
bjazztickets@gmail.com 824173
Sun
11 Sep
Talk
Berkhamsted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc
Berkhamsted Castle: A Unique Motte & Bailey Castle (Heritage Open Day)
The Castle is open 10am – 6pm with guided tours at 10.30am, 12.30pm, 3pm. Exhibition in Visitors Room.
Berkhamsted Castle
10am – 6pm
www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk
Event is free, booking not required. Organised by BLHMS it is open to all.
KSherw9100@aol.com 865158
Sun
11 Sep
Talk
Berkhamsted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc
Berkhamsted Town Hall (Heritage Open Day)
Guided tour of the versatile and historic Town Hall. Building open 10.30am – 1pm; guided tour at 11am.
Town Hall
10.30am – 1pm
www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk
Event is free to all, booking is requested.
KSherw9100@aol.com 865158
Sun
11 Sep
Talk
Berkhamsted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc
Old Hall and Chapel, Berkhamsted School (Heritage Open Day)
Guided tours by former pupils of the oldest (1544) part of Berkhamsted School and the beautiful Victorian chapel. Small exhibition with brief history of school. Tours at 10.30am and 2.30pm.
Old Hall, B’sted School
10.30am – 4pm
www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk
Booking is requested but event is free and open to all.
KSherw9100@aol.com 865158
Sun
11 Sep
Talk
Berkhamsted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc
Former Foundling Hospital, Ashlyns School (Heritage Open Day)
Guided tours by former foundlings, small exhibition. Open 1 – 5.30pm, tours at 1.30pm & 3.30pm. Torch recommended for visits to crypt.
Ashlyns School
1 – 5.30pm
www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk
Booking required, event free and open to all.
KSherw9100@aol.com 865158
Sun
11 Sep
Talk
Berkhamsted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc
Rectory Lane Cemetery (Heritage Open Day)
An action-packed event: guided tours, WWI, personalities, notable women trails; find your ancestors, lantern-making, exhibition. Victorian funeral bier from St Peter’s and a lantern procession.
Rectory Lane Cemetery
2 – 9.30pm
www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk
Organised by BLHMS. No charge and open to all. Bookings and further enquiries welcomed. KSherw9100@aol.com 865158
Sun
11 Sep
Talk
Berkhamsted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc
St Peter’s Church & Court House (Heritage Open Day)
St Peter’s is the county’s second largest church, reflecting the prosperity of the 13th century wool industry. The Court House is Tudor. Tour 3pm.
St Peter’s Church
3pm
www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk
Free and open to all. Booking is requested.
KSherw9100@aol.com 865158
Wed
14 Sep
Talk
Berkhamsted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc
Berkhamsted School for Girls: an Edwardian Snapshot
The early days of the Girls’ School, by Louise Gent of Berkhamsted School.
Town Hall
8 – 10pm
www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk
Annual sub: joint £12, single £7, visitors £2.50 (no conc); DC. KSherw9100@aol.com 865158
Thu 15
to Sun 18 Sep
Music
Cowper Society
St Peter’s Kulturelles Oktoberfest
Over the four days all of Buxtehude’s organ works will be performed, plus a performance of Bach’s “Coffee Cantata”; coffee-tasting and talk, wine-tasting and a Bavarian Bier Fest with oompah band.
St Peter’s
Thu/Fri 7pm
Sat 11am
Sun 12pm
www.stpetersberkhamsted.org.uk
Details of ticket prices will be available on the St Peter’s website. No DC
Mon
19 Sep to Mon 5 Dec
Course
WEA Berkhamsted
An Uneasy Peace
11 sessions discussing literature in Britain between the wars, with Michael King.
Friends’
Meeting House
10.30am – 12.30pm
www.weaberkhamsted.co.uk
£77 for 11 sessions.
872432
Mon 19
Tue 20 Sept
Film
Berkhamsted Film Society
Far from the Madding Crowd
Carey Mulligan excels in this moving and intelligent version of Hardy’s novel which gives the story and characters a subtly modern inflection. Dir: Thomas Vinterberg/2015/USA,UK/Cert 12A/119min.
Civic Centre
8pm
www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk
Annual sub: joint £65, single £35. Visitors £5 at door (no conc) 863155
Wed
21 Sep to Wed 7 Dec
Course
WEA Berkhamsted
20th Century Country House
An 11-week course discussing how the Country House developed through the threats and opportunities of the last century.
Tring Community
Centre HP23 5EP
10.30am – 12.30pm
www.weaberkhamsted.co.uk
£77 for 11 sessions.
872432
Thu
22 Sep
Festival
Graham Greene
Birthplace Trust
Graham Greene Festival: Guided Walk
“Graham Greene’s Common”, a guided walk (under 3 miles; includes WW1 trenches) with readings, led by Brian Shepherd. If wet, illustrated talk in Court House. Cars/lifts and stout walking shoes required.
Court House
2.15pm
grahamgreenebt.org
Tickets £5 (under 21 and DC free)
grahamgreeneboxoffice@gmail.com
07988 560496
Thu
22 Sep
Festival
Graham Greene
Birthplace Trust
Graham Greene Festival: The Third Man
Film night at The Rex, introduced by Neil Sinyard – the classic ‘The Third Man’.
Rex Cinema
7.30 – 9.45pm
grahamgreenebt.org
£9 (no DC); 07988 560496
grahamgreeneboxoffice@gmail.com
Fri
23 Sep
Festival
Graham Greene
Birthplace Trust
Graham Greene Festival: Talks
Journey With Maps: by Carlos Villar Flor on Greene and Father Duràn; Travels with Auntie: BBC’s James Naughtie interviews Nick Warburton on his writing career and radio adaptations of Greene’s books.
Town Hall
9.45am – 12.15pm
grahamgreenebt.org
£15 (no DC); 07988 560496
grahamgreeneboxoffice@gmail.com
Fri
23 Sep
Festival
Graham Greene
Birthplace Trust
Graham Greene Festival: Talks
The Catholic Muse: a talk by Lord (Roy) Hattersley on British Catholic writers; Graham Greene Book Club: eight discussion groups, each focussing on a different Greene novel, see website for titles.
Town Hall
2.30 – 5.15pm
grahamgreenebt.org
£15 (no DC); 07988 560496
grahamgreeneboxoffice@gmail.com
Fri
23 Sep
Festival
Graham Greene
Birthplace Trust
Graham Greene Festival: Films
“Shades of Greene” (Thames TV, 1975-76): ‘Two Gentle People’ (50 mins) with Harry Andrews and Elaine Stritch; ‘Dream of a Strange Land’ (40 mins)
with Ian Hendry. Introduced by David Rolinson, Stirling University.
Civic Centre
7.45 – 9.45pm
grahamgreenebt.org
£10 (no DC); 07988 560496
grahamgreeneboxoffice@gmail.com
Sat
24 Sep
Festival
Graham Greene
Birthplace Trust
Graham Greene Festival: Talks
Current Greene Research: presented by students and faculty of Univ of North Georgia; Graham Greene Remembered: Vincent McDonnell, author of “The Broken Commandment”, interviewed by Mike Hill.
Deans’ Hall, B’sted School
9.30am – 12.15pm
grahamgreenebt.org
£16 (under 21 and DC free)
grahamgreeneboxoffice@gmail.com
07988 560496
Sat
24 Sep
Festival
Graham Greene
Birthplace Trust
Graham Greene Festival: Talks
Greene and Jews: by Cedric Watts; Regarding Graham: Caroline Bourget, Greene’s daughter, and Nick Dennys, his nephew, interviewed by Jon Wise.
Deans’ Hall, B’sted School
2.15 – 4.45pm
grahamgreenebt.org
£16 (under 21 and DC free)
grahamgreeneboxoffice@gmail.com
07988 560496
Sat
24 Sep
Festival
Graham Greene
Birthplace Trust
Graham Greene Festival: Toast & Talk
The Birthday Toast: by David Pearce; “I’ve always wanted to be in a publisher’s office”: by Judith Adamson on Greene the publisher.
Deans’ Hall, B’sted School
5 – 6.15pm
grahamgreenebt.org
£12 (under 21 and DC free)
grahamgreeneboxoffice@gmail.com
07988 560496
Sun
25 Sep
Festival
Graham Greene
Birthplace Trust
Graham Greene Festival: Talks
Greene’s presentation of religious ideas and longings in his first three novels, by Alice Reeve-Tucker; Taking liberties: two controversial film adaptations of, and by, Graham Greene, by Neil Sinyard.
Careers
Library, B’sted School
10am – 12.45pm
grahamgreenebt.org
£15 (under 21 and DC free)
grahamgreeneboxoffice@gmail.com
07988 560496
Sun
25 Sep
Music
Concert
Recital
Arwen Newband (violin) and Anna Le Hair (piano) play music to include Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” sonata, two Hungarian dances by Brahms, Rebecca Clarke’s “Midsummer Moon” and works by Dvorak and Wieniawski.
Civic Centre
4 – 5.30pm
www.annalehair.co.uk
Tickets £12, conc £10, under 18 free.
musicalanna@annalehair.co.uk 381238
Mon
26 Sep
Talk
Berkhamsted
Archaeology Soc
The Iron Age Hoard of Torcs from Snettisham, Norfolk
Dr Julia Farley, Curator, European Bronze Age, Dept of Prehistory, Europe and Britain, The British Museum.
Music Room,
B’sted School
7.45pm
www.berkhamstedarchaeology.co.uk
Annual sub £15, family £17.50, junior £5.
Members £1, visitors £3, DC. 254801
Mon
26 Sep
Music
Cowper Society
Organ Recital
David Hardie, organ, and Mark Wilson, bassoon.
St Peter’s 8pm www.stpetersberkhamsted.org.uk
Free entry, donations welcome
Mon 26 & Tue 27 Sep Film
Berkhamsted Film Society
All is Lost
Thriller. His craft damaged by a collision, satnav and radio disabled, a lone yachtsman (Robert Redford) fights for survival against insurmountable odds. Dir: JC Chandor/2013/USA/Cert 12A/106min.
Civic Centre
8pm
www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk
Annual sub: joint £65, single £35. Visitors £5 at door (no conc). 863155
Tue
27 Sep to Tue 15 Nov
Course
WEA Berkhamsted
Heroes and Villains
Seven sessions to discuss seven historical leaders and their legacies with Wendy Featherstone.
Friends’
Meeting House
10.15am – 12.15pm
www.weaberkhamsted.co.uk
£49 for 7 sessions.
872432
Wed
28 Sep
Entertainment
Berkhamsted Lit
Local Culture Show
With music by Erik Windrich of South African group éVoid and multicultural stories by John Samson. Also, new books by Sue Hampton, ‘Ravelled’, and Emma Clare Sweeney, ‘Owl Song at Dawn’.
Kings Arms
8pm
£5/£3, collection for Pepper Nurses.
Book at lstate@btinternet.com
October 2016
Sat
1 Oct
Music
Bridgewater Sinfonia
Young Friends of Bridgewater Sinfonia meeting
Before each concert, young people between the ages of 11 & 18 are invited to meet to learn about the works and meet the musicians.
St Peter’s
Church
2-4pm
www.bridgewater-sinfonia.org.uk
Free
Sat
1 Oct
Music
Bridgewater Sinfonia
Orchestral Concert
Bach “Brandenburg Concerto No 6”; Copland “Clarinet concerto” – soloist Marie Lloyd; Rimsky-Korsakov “Scheherazade”. Conductor Adrian Davis.
St Peter’s
Church
7.30pm
www.bridgewater-sinfonia.org.uk
£15 in advance, £16 on the door, under 18 free, DC. Tickets: Aitchisons, website, 873205, info@bridgewater-sinfonia.org.uk
Sat
1 Oct
Jazz
Berkhamsted Jazz
Jazz at the Movies
Chris Ingham (p), Mark Crooks (ts, cl), Arnie Somogyl (b), George Double (d), Joana Eden (voc).
Civic Centre
8 – 10.30pm
See Sat 10 Sep
Tue 4 to Sat 8 Oct Theatre
Berkhamsted
Theatre Company
Evita
Widely regarded as one of the best musicals ever, the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber smash “Evita” brings the best out of Berkhamsted Theatre Company.
Court Theatre
Pendley
7.30pm (& 2.30pm Sat)
www.berkhamstedtheatre.co.uk
www.courttheatre.co.uk
Tickets £17.50, box office 07543 560478
Wed
5 Oct
Talk
Berkhamsted
Citizens Assoc
Berkhamsted’s “Art in Action”
A celebration of the cultural life of the town.
Town Hall
8pm
www.berkhamstedcitizens.org.uk
£5 (your entrance fee will also entitle you to a year’s membership). Entrance free to members
Mon
10 Oct
Music
Cowper Society
Organ Recital
Check website for details.
St Peter’s 8pm www.stpetersberkhamsted.org.uk
Free entry, donations welcome
Tue
11 Oct
Art
Berkhamsted Art Soc
Oil painting techniques
A demonstration of painting landscapes in oil by by Brian Bennett.
Civic Centre
8 – 10pm
www.berkhamstedartsociety.co.uk
Subs £20, visitors £3 on the door, no DC
Wed
12 Oct
Talk
Berkhamsted Local Hist & Mus Soc
Berkhamsted Convicts, 1770-1870, and what happened to them
A talk by Ken Griffen on what became of the burglars, highway robbers, sheep stealers etc of the town
Town Hall
8 – 10pm
www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk
Annual sub: joint £12, single £7, visitors £2.50 (no conc); DC. KSherw9100@aol.com 865158
Sat
15 Oct
Music
Berkhamsted Music
Piatti Quartet
This string quartet, a prizewinner at the 2015 Wigmore International String Quartet competition, will play music by Mozart, Britten and Beethoven.
Civic Centre
7.30 – 9.30pm
www.berkhamstedmusic.co.uk
Annual sub: £48; visitors £14 at the door, under 18 free.
Tickets: 862798 or kennedyn@btinternet.com
Sun
16 Oct
Music
Dacorum Symphony
Orchestra
Orchestral Concert
Programme includes: Mozart “Concerto for Flute and Harp”, Beethoven “Pastoral Symphony”; conductor Thomas Loten, soloists tba.
Rudolf Steiner School, Kings Langley
3.30 – 5.30pm
www.dacorumso.org
Tickets £12, concessions £10, under 19 free. Season £36, concessions £30, DC. 01494 727240, Luminous & Vogue, 24 Lower Kings Rd.
Mon 17 &
Tue 18 Oct
Film
Berkhamsted Film Society
The Dressmaker
Kate Winslet stars in this bittersweet comedy as a dressmaker who returns to her outback home town and takes revenge on those who wronged her.
Dir: Jocelyn Moorhouse/2015/Australia/Cert 12A/118min.
Civic Centre
8pm
www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk
Annual sub: joint £65, single £35. Visitors £5 at door (no conc). 863155
Wed
19 Oct
Entertainment
Berkhamsted Live
Local Culture Show
With Minnie Birch’s quirky indie/folk, Melissa Mostyn’s film about deafness in the family and Julie Ann talking about her encaustic wax art.
Kings Arms
8pm
£5/£3, collection for Pepper Nurses.
Book at lstate@btinternet.com
Sat
22 Oct
Jazz
Berkhamsted Jazz
Matt Wates Sextet
Matt Wates (as), Steve Main (ts), Steve Fishwick (tpt), Leon Greening (p), Malcolm Creese (b), Matt Home (d).
Civic Centre
8 – 10.30pm
See Sat 10 Sep
Mon
24 Oct
Talk
Berkhamsted
Archaeology Soc
Living with the White Horse
Professor Emeritus Gary Lock, FSA, Institute of Archaeology, Oxford University.
Music Room,
B’sted School
7.45pm
www.berkhamstedarchaeology.co.uk
Annual sub £15, Family £17.50, junior £5. Members £1, visitors £3, DC. 254801
Mon
24 Oct
Music
Cowper Society
Organ Recital
Check website for details.
St Peter’s
8pm
www.stpetersberkhamsted.org.uk
Free entry, donations welcome
Mon 31
Oct
Tue 1 Nov
Film
Berkhamsted Film Society
The Kid with a Bike
This insightful film follows the fragile relationship between troubled 11-year-old Cyril and Samantha who fosters him at weekends. Dirs: J-P & L Dardenne/2011/Belgium,France/Cert 12A/87min/Subtitles.
Civic Centre
8pm
www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk
Annual sub: joint £65, single £35, visitors £5 at door (no conc). 863155
November 2016
Mon 7 Tue 8 Nov Film
Berkhamsted Film Society
Brooklyn
Drama/romance. The moving story of a young immigrant in 50s New York who has to choose between her Irish homeland and the promise of America. Dir: John Crowley/2015/Ireland,UK,Canada/Cert 12A/112min.
Civic Centre
8pm
www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk
Annual sub: joint £65, single £35, visitors £5 at door (no conc). 863155
Wed
9 Nov
Talk
Berkhamsted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc
Human Osteology: the wonders of archaeology, bones and skeletons
Jelena Belvac of the Museum of London explains the world of bones and skeletons in archaeology, and their interpretation.
Town Hall
8 – 10pm
www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk
Annual sub: joint £12, single £7, visitors £2.50 (no conc); DC. KSherw9100@aol.com 865158
Sat
12 Nov
Jazz
Berkhamsted Jazz
Lenore Raphael Trio
Lenore Raphael (p), Wayne Wilkinson (g), Paul Morgan (b).
Civic Centre
8 – 10.30pm
See Sat 10 Sep
Mon
14 Nov
Music
Cowper Society
Organ Recital
Steven Smith (Abbots Langley).
St Peter’s
8pm
www.stpetersberkhamsted.org.uk
Free entry, donations welcome
Tue
15 Nov
Art
Berkhamsted Art Society
Landscape Painting in Watercolour
A demonstration of painting landscape scenes in watercolour by David Lewry.
Civic Centre
8 – 10pm
www.berkhamstedartsociety.co.uk
Subs £20, visitors £3 on the door, no DC
Wed
16 Nov
Talk
Berkhamsted
Citizens Assoc
Love Berkhamsted Event
Berkhamsted Citizens Association invites you to join it in celebrating the rich life and fabric of the town.
Town Hall
8pm
www.berkhamstedcitizens.org.uk
£5 (your entrance fee will also entitle you to a year’s membership). Entrance free to members
Sat
19 Nov
Music
Berkhamsted Music
Fidelio Trio
This string trio will be playing music by Beethoven, Fauré and Smetana.
Civic Centre
7.30 – 9.30pm
www.berkhamstedmusic.co.uk
Annual sub: £48; visitors £14 at the door, under 18 free.
Tickets: 862798 or kennedyn@btinternet.com
Sun 20
to Sat 26 Nov
Art
Berkhamsted Art Society
Berkhamsted Art Society Winter Exhibition
Art Exhibition – a wide range of members’ artwork in all media, including ceramics, to view and for sale.
Civic Centre
2.30 – 5pm
www.berkhamstedartsociety.co.uk
Free, all welcome
Wed
23 Nov
Entertainment
Berkhamsted Lit
Local Culture Show
With Sam Riverbanks’ fantasy “The Duelling World” plus acapella music. Also, Anna Ryland’s account of the UK/Polish immigrant experience, “Second Chance”, and Jane Lockear Willis’ short stories.
Kings Arms
8pm
£5/£3, collection for Pepper Nurses.
Book at lstate@btinternet.com
Sat
26 Nov
Music
Bridgewater Sinfonia
Orchestral Concert
Mozart “Overture Le Nozze di Figaro”; Schumann “Konzertstück”; Mozart “Requiem” with Chiltern Chamber Choir and soloists.
St Peter’s
7.30pm
www.bridgewater-sinfonia.org.uk
£15 in advance, £16 on the door, under 18 free, DC. Tickets: Aitchisons, website, 873205, info@bridgewater-sinfonia.org.uk
Mon
28 Nov
Talk
Berkhamsted
Archaeology Soc
Cities along the Silk Road
Tim Williams, FSA, UCL Institute of Archaeology.
Music Room,
B’sted School
7.45pm
www.berkhamstedarchaeology.co.uk
Annual sub £15, Family £17.50, junior £5. Members £1, visitors £3, DC. 254801
Mon
28 Nov
Music
Cowper Society
Organ Recital
Check website for details.
St Peter’s
8pm
www.stpetersberkhamsted.org.uk
Free entry, donations welcome
Mon 28
Tue 29 Nov
Film
Berkhamsted Film Society
Mr Holmes
Long-retired Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) grapples with a 30-year-old unsolved case, using what remains of his skills to piece together his own past. Dir: Bill Condon/2015/UK,USA/Cert PG/104min.
Civic Centre
8pm
www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk
Annual sub: joint £65, single £35, visitors £5 at door (no conc). 863155
December 2016
Thu 1
to
Sat 3 Dec
Theatre
Berkhamsted
Youth Theatre
The 39 Steps
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of silliness and you have “The 39 Steps”, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre!
Court, Pendley
7.30pm (& 2.30pm Sat)
www.courttheatre.co.uk
Thu £5. Fri & Sat £10, £8 conc. DC
info@courttheatre.co.uk 07543 560478
Sat
3 Dec
Music
Berkhamsted Music
Victoria and Albert: A Musical Romance
The Ridgeway Ensemble, a local group, will play music by Prince Albert and read Victoria and Albert’s letters. There will also be contemporary music by better known composers.
Civic Centre
7.30 – 9.30pm
www.berkhamstedmusic.co.uk
Annual sub: £48; visitors £14 at the door, under 18 free.
Tickets: 862798 or kennedyn@btinternet.com
Sun
4 Dec
Choral
Berkhamsted Choral Society
Christmas Concert
Traditional Christmas music and carols with brass ensemble.
St Peter’s
7.30pm
www.berkhamstedchoral.co.uk
Adult £15, student £8, DC. 07500 431643
Mon 5 Tue 6 Dec Film
Berkhamsted Film Society
Mustang
Five orphaned sisters are confined at home while they’re prepared for
arranged marriages, but their spirit can’t be broken. Dir: Deniz Gamze
Erguven/2015/Turkey,France/Cert 15/97min/Subtitles.
Civic Centre
8pm
www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk
Annual sub: joint £65, single £35, visitors £5 at door (no conc). 863155
Wed
7 Dec
Talk
Berkhamsted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc
Archaeology along the Bulbourne Valley
Alex Thompson’s talk on Roman excavations at Bridgewater School,
Northchurch and Cow Roast is followed by Christmas drinks.
Town Hall
8 – 10pm
www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk
Annual sub: joint £12, single £7, visitors £2.50 (no conc); DC. KSherw9100@aol.com 865158
Sat
10 Dec
Jazz
Berkhamsted Jazz
Enrico Tomasso Swing Sextet
Enrico Tomasso (tpt), Trevor Whiting (sax, cl), Olly Wilby (sax, cl), Colin Good (p), Jerome Davis (b), John Sutton (d).
Civic Centre
8 – 10.30pm
See Sat 10 Sep
Mon
12 Dec
Film
Berkhamsted Film Society
AGM & Sing Street
Preceded by a short AGM. A funny, boisterous and joyously uplifting musical comedy/romance set in 1980s Dublin. Dir: John Carney/2016/Ireland,USA,UK/Cert 12A/106min.
Civic Centre
8pm
www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk
Annual sub: joint £65, single £35, visitors £5 at door (no conc). 863155
Mon
12 Dec
Music
Cowper Society
Organ Recital
Check website for details.
St Peter’s
8pm
www.stpetersberkhamsted.org.uk
Free entry, donations welcome
Sun
18 Dec
Music
Dacorum
Symphony
Orchestra
Christmas Concert
Music for the festive season incl ‘The Snowman’ (Howard Blake) and carols and Christmas Music for All, with musicians from Hemel Hempstead School. Narrator Michael Bernstein, conductor Thomas Loten.
Rudolf Steiner School, Kings Langley
3.30 – 5.30pm
www.dacorumso.org
Tickets see Sun 16 Oct. 01494 727240.
Mon
19 Dec
Talk
Berkhamsted
Archaeology Soc
Pilgrimage, Faith and Archaeology
Peter Clayton, FSA, Chairman, BDAS.
Music Room,
B’sted School
7.45pm
www.berkhamstedarchaeology.co.uk
Annual sub £15, Family £17.50, junior £5. Members £1, visitors £3, DC. 254801
Fri
23 Dec
Choral
Chiltern Chamber Choir
Praetorius Mass for Christmas
A choral concert with the Bridgewater Sinfonietta, director Adrian Davis.
St Peter’s Church 7.30pm www.chilternchamberchoir.com
Tickets in advance £15/£13; on the door £16/£14; U18 free. Brown & Merry, 124 High St
January 2017
Tue
10 Jan
Art
Berkhamsted Art Society
Encaustic wax painting
A demonstration of painting in encaustic wax by Phil Madley.
Civic Centre
8 – 10pm
www.berkhamstedartsociety.co.uk
Subs £20, visitors £3 on the door, no DC
Wed
11 Jan
Talk
Berkhamsted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc
Your Ancestors in Ireland 1818-1848
Society member Stephen Lally describes the dreadful life leading up to the Great Famine.
Town Hall
8 – 10pm
www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk
Annual sub: joint £12, single £7, visitors £2.50 (no conc); DC. KSherw9100@aol.com 865158
Sat
14 Jan
Jazz
Berkhamsted Jazz
Mark Nightingale Quintet “John Dankworth Charts”
Mark Nightingale (tbn), Andy Panayl (ts), John Horler (p),
Alec Dankworth (b), Jim Hart (d).
Civic Centre
8 – 10.30pm
See Sat 10 Sep
Mon 16
Tue 17 Jan
Film
Berkhamsted Film Society
Hail, Caesar!
50s Hollywood from the Coen brothers and an all-star cast. A studio fixer has to keep several films in production and the stars free from controversy.
Dirs: Joel & Ethan Coen/2016/USA,UK/Cert/106min.
Civic Centre
8pm
www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk
Annual sub: joint £65, single £35, visitors £5 at door (no conc). 863155
Mon 23 Jan to Mon 3 Apr Course
WEA Berkhamsted
Understanding Islam with novels as a resource
Study novels to extend your knowledge and understanding of Islam in today’s interconnected world.
Friends’
Meeting House
10.30am – 12.30pm
www.weaberkhamsted.co.uk
£73.50 for 10 sessions.
872432
Mon
23 Jan
Talk
Berkhamsted
Archaeology Soc
Bronze Age Bodily Ornament
Dr Neil Wilkin, Curator, European Bronze Age, Dept of Prehistory, Europe and Britain, The British Museum.
Music Room,
B’sted School
7.45pm
www.berkhamstedarchaeology.co.uk
Annual sub £15, Family £17.50, junior £5. Members £1, visitors £3, DC. 254801
Tue 24 Jan to Tue 4 Apr Course
WEA Berkhamsted
Russia: Stalin to Putin
Study the history of post-war Russia. Can Russia escape its past?
Friends’
Meeting House
10.30am – 12.30pm
www.weaberkhamsted.co.uk
£73.50 for 10 sessions.
872432
Mon 30
Tue 31 Jan
Film
Berkhamsted Film Society
Like Father, Like Son
Drama. Two very different families learn that their 6-year-old boys were inadvertently swapped at birth and agree to swap them back.
Dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda/2013/Japan/Cert PG/121min/Subtitles.
Civic Centre
8pm
www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk
Annual sub: joint £65, single £35, visitors £5 at door (no conc). 863155
February 2017
Sat
4 Feb
Music
Berkhamsted Music
Sacconi String Quartet
This well-known quartet will be playing music by Haydn, Mozart, Glass and Mendelssohn.
Civic Centre
7.30 – 9.30pm
www.berkhamstedmusic.co.uk
Annual sub: £48; visitors £14 at the door, under 18 free.
Tickets: 862798 or kennedyn@btinternet.com
Wed
8 Feb
Talk
Berkhamsted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc
The Bucks and Herts Rothschilds
Talk by Society member Bill Willett.
Town Hall
8 – 10pm
www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk
Annual sub: joint £12, single £7, visitors £2.50 (no conc); DC. KSherw9100@aol.com 865158
Sat
11 Feb
Jazz
Berkhamsted Jazz
Pasadena Roof Orchestra Special 35th Anniversary Concert
Duncan Galloway (voc, leader), Olly Wilby (ts), Dal Pritchard (as), Robert Fowler (bs), Manny Baxter and Dave Ford (tpt), Adrian Fry (tb),
Tom Langham (g, ban), Simon Towny (p), Dave Berry (b).
Civic Centre
8 – 10.30pm
See Sat 10 Sep
Mon 13
Tue 14 Feb
Film
Berkhamsted Film Society
Suite Française
In occupied France, a lonely woman (Michelle Williams) begins a romance with the German officer billeted with her mother-in-law (Kristen Scott Thomas). Dir: Saul Dibb/2014/UK,France/Cert 15/107min.
Civic Centre
8pm
www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk
Annual sub: joint £65, single £35, visitors £5 at door (no conc). 863155
Tue
21 Feb
Art
Berkhamsted Art Soc
Still life in acrylic
A demonstration of painting still life in acrylic by Keith Morton.
Civic Centre
8 – 10pm
www.berkhamstedartsociety.co.uk
Subs £20, visitors £3 on the door, no DC
Wed
22 Feb
Talk
Berkhamsted
Citizens Assoc
Love Your Life
Ros Taylor MBE talks about her time at the Hospice of St Francis.
Town Hall
8pm
www.berkhamstedcitizens.org.uk
£5 (your entrance fee will also entitle you to a year’s membership). Entrance free to members
Mon
27 Feb
Talk
Berkhamsted
Archaeology Soc
Stonehenge
Professor Mike Parker Pearson, FSA, UCL Institute of Archaeology.
Music Room,
B’sted School
7.45pm
www.berkhamstedarchaeology.co.uk
Annual sub £15, Family £17.50, junior £5. Members £1, visitors £3, DC. 254801
Mon 27
Tue 28 Feb
Film
Berkhamsted Film Society
The New Girlfriend
An audacious, elegant and witty melodrama. Claire is startled to discover how her deceased best friend’s husband is coping with his grief.
Dir: Francois Ozon/2014/France/Cert 15/108min/Subtitles.
Civic Centre
8pm
www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk
Annual sub: joint £65, single £35, visitors £5 at door (no conc). 863155
March 2017
Sat
4 Mar
Music
Berkhamsted Music
Piano recital
Riyad Nicholas is a young pianist who was born in Aleppo, Syria, but studied in London. He has already won several prizes. He will be playing music by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and others.
Civic Centre
7.30 – 9.30pm
www.berkhamstedmusic.co.uk
Annual sub: £48; visitors £14 at the door, under 18 free.
Tickets: 862798 or kennedyn@btinternet.com
Sun
5 Mar
Music
Dacorum Symphony
Orchestra
Orchestral Concert
To include Bizet “Suite l’Arlesienne”, Dvorak “Czech Suite”, Piano Concerto tba; conductor Thomas Loten, soloist Martin James Bartlett.
Centenary Theatre
3.30 – 5.30pm
www.dacorumso.org
Tickets see Sun 16 Oct. 01494 727240
Mon 6
Tue 7 Mar
Film
Berkhamsted Film Society
Trumbo
A thoroughly entertaining biopic of Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, one of the “Hollywood Ten” blacklisted in 1947 for their political beliefs. Dir: Jay Roach/2015/USA/Cert 15/124min.
Civic Centre
8pm
www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk
Annual sub: joint £65, single £35, visitors £5 at door (no conc). 863155
Wed
8 Mar
Talk
Berkhamsted Lcl Hist & Mus Soc
Berkhamsted, Tring & Aylesbury: rival market towns
Well-known Buckinghamshire historian Julian Hunt will compare the three towns. His talk will be preceded by the AGM.
Town Hall
8 – 10pm
www.berkhamsted-history.org.uk
Annual sub: joint £12, single £7, visitors £2.50 (no conc); DC. KSherw9100@aol.com 865158
Sat
11 Mar
Music
Cowper Society
Orchestral Concert
The Bridgewater Sinfonia plays Beethoven ‘Overture Egmont’; Beethoven ‘Symphony No 7’; Brahms ‘Piano concerto No 2’, soloist Dinara Clinton. Conducted by Adrian Davis.
St Peter’s
7.30pm
www.bridgewater-sinfonia.org.uk
£15 in advance, £16 on the door, under 18 free, DC. Tickets: Aitchisons, website, 873205, info@bridgewater-sinfonia.org.uk
Sat
11 Mar
Jazz
Berkhamsted Jazz
Billy Thompson Gypsy Jazz
Billy Thompson (v), Karen Street (acc), Andy Mackenzie (g), Errol Jones (g) Greg Robley (b).
Civic Centre
8 – 10.30pm
See Sat 10 Sep
Tue
14 Mar
Art
Berkhamsted Art Society
Over the Himalayas to paint the Dalai Lama
An illustrated talk about painting the Dalai Lama by Brigid Marlin.
Civic Centre
8 – 10pm
www.berkhamstedartsociety.co.uk
Subs £20, visitors £3 on the door, no DC
Thu
16 Mar
Talk
Berkhamsted
Citizens Assoc
AGM, Environment Award & Surprise Speaker
The Citizens Association makes its annual presentations for contributions to Berkhamsted’s built environment, after a short AGM and before a talk.
Town Hall
8pm
www.berkhamstedcitizens.org.uk
£5 (your entrance fee will also entitle you to a year’s membership). Entrance free to members
Mon 20
Tue 21 Mar
Film
Berkhamsted Film Society
Julieta
Almodovar returns to his great subject, the interior lives of women. Julieta explains to her daughter the secrets she’s kept over 30 years.
Dir: Pedro Almodovar/2016/Spain/Cert 15/99min/Subtitles.
Civic Centre
8pm
www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk
Annual sub: joint £65, single £35, visitors £5 at door (no conc). 863155
Mon
27 Mar
Talk
Berkhamsted
Archaeology Soc
Hoards: Hidden History
Dr Eleanor Ghey, Research Assistant, Portable Antiquities Scheme, The British Museum.
Music Room,
B’sted School
7.45pm
www.berkhamstedarchaeology.co.uk
Annual sub £15, Family £17.50, junior £5. Members £1, visitors £3, DC. 254801
April 2017
Mon 3
Tue 4 Apr
Film
Berkhamsted Film Society
Maggie’s Plan
Romance/comedy. Innocently manipulative Maggie’s life is going more or less according to plan but she isn’t happy. What schemes will she concoct next? Dir: Rebecca Miller/2015/USA/Cert 15/98min.
Civic Centre
8pm
www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk
Annual sub: joint £65, single £35, visitors £5 at door (no conc). 863155
Sat
8 Apr
Jazz
Berkhamsted Jazz
Gresty White Ragtimers “The Music of Eddie Condon”
Brian White (cl), Alan Gresty (tpt), Goff Dubber (saxes), Dave Hewett (tb), Colin Bray (p), John Arthy (b), John Watson (d).
Civic Centre
8 – 10.30pm
See Sat 10 Sep
Sun
9 Apr
Choral
Chiltern Chamber Choir
JS Bach St John Passion
With the Bridgewater Sinfonietta, director Adrian Davis.
St Peter’s Church 6.30pm www.chilternchamberchoir.com
Tickets in advance £15/£13; on the door £16/£14; U18 free. Brown & Merry, 124 High St.
Wed
12 Apr
Talk
Berkhamsted
Citizens Assoc
Local Foods on your Doorstep
Hear from local producers and sample their produce.
Town Hall
8pm
www.berkhamstedcitizens.org.uk
£5 (your entrance fee will also entitle you to a year’s membership). Entrance free to members
Mon
24 Apr
Talk
Berkhamsted
Archaeology Soc
The Site of Dura-Europos, Syria
Dr Jennifer Baird, FSA, Birkbeck College, University of London.
Followed by the Society’s AGM.
Music Room,
B’sted School
7.45pm
www.berkhamstedarchaeology.co.uk
Annual sub £15, Family £17.50, junior £5. Members £1, visitors £3, DC. 254801
Mon 24
Tue 25 Apr
Film
Berkhamsted Film Society
Bridge of Spies
In the Cold War, a US lawyer (Tom Hanks) defends a Soviet spy (Mark Rylance) in court, then negotiates his exchange for U2 spy plane pilot Gary Powers. Dir: Steven Spielberg/2015/USA/Cert 12A/141min.
Civic Centre
8pm
www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk
Annual sub: joint £65, single £35, visitors £5 at door (no conc). 863155
Thu-Sat
27-29 Apr
Theatre
Berkhamsted
Youth Theatre
Title tbc
Keep an eye on the website for details of another fabulous show from BYT. Look out for posters and use the contact details printed here.
Court, Pendley
7.30pm (& 2.30pm Sat)
www.courttheatre.co.uk
Thu £5, Fri & Sat £10, £8 conc, DC.
info@courttheatre.co.uk 07543 560478
May 2017
Mon
1 May
Music
Chiltern Chamber & Church Choirs
May Day Madrigals
Members of the choirs sing madrigals from the church tower; followed by breakfast in the Court House. Director Adrian Davis.
St Peter’s
Church
6.15am
www.stpetersberkhamsted.org.uk
Free; small charge for breakfast
Sat
6 May
Choral
Berkhamsted Choral Society
Elgar: Music Makers
Joint concert with Chorleywood Choral Society.
Watford Coliseum
7.30pm
www.berkhamstedchoral.co.uk
Ticket prices tba, DC. 07500 431643
Sat
6 May
Jazz
Berkhamsted Jazz
Gabriel Garrick Big Band
“Ellington, Garrick” – jazz concert.
Civic Centre
8 – 10.30pm
See Sat 10 Sep
Sat
13 May
Music
Dacorum Symphony
Orchestra
Orchestral Concert
Programme to include: Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto” and Haydn’s
“Symphony no 101 (The Clock)”. Soloist tba, conductor Thomas Loten.
St John’s, Boxmoor
7.30 – 9.30pm
www.dacorumso.org
Tickets see 16 Oct. 01494 727240
Sun 14 to Sat 20 May Art
Berkhamsted Art Society
Berkhamsted Art Society Spring Exhibition
Art Exhibition – a wide range of members’ artwork in all media, including ceramics, to view and for sale.
Civic Centre
2.30 – 5pm
www.berkhamstedartsociety.co.uk
Free, all welcome
Sat
27 May
Jazz
Berkhamsted Jazz
Robert Fowler Quintet
“Zoot Sims tunes, standards” – jazz concert.
Civic Centre
8 – 10.30pm
See Sat 10 Sep
June 2017
Sat
10 Jun
Choral
Chiltern Chamber Choir
Summer Concert & Party
To be confirmed; please check the website.
St Peter’s 6.30pm www.chilternchamberchoir.com
Tickets from Brown & Merry, 124 High St
Sun
11 Jun
Festival
Berkhamsted
Citizens Assoc
Town Picnic
Bring your own chairs, tables and food; the music and fun will be laid on at this free community event.
Venue tba:
check website
12-3pm
www.berkhamstedcitizens.org.uk
Free, donations welcome
Sat
17 Jun
Music
Bridgewater Sinfonia
Orchestral Concert
Mendelssohn “Overture A Midsummer Night’s Dream”; Ravel “Ma Mère l’Oye”; Tchaikovsky “Symphony No 4”.
St Peter’s
7.30pm
www.bridgewater-sinfonia.org.uk
£15 in advance, £16 on the door, under 18 free, DC. Tickets: Aitchisons, website, info@bridgewater-sinfonia.org.uk
Sat
17 Jun
Jazz
Berkhamsted Jazz
Amy Roberts/Richard Exall Quintet
Jazz concert.
Civic Centre
8 – 10.30pm
See Sat 10 Sep