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Articles about upcoming and past local events in the St. Albans area and locale.

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The Herts Cycle Challenge

After the success of last year’s event, the Grove House Herts Cycle Challenge is back! Join them on Sunday 6th July 2014 and cycle your choice of two fantastic routes – 25 miles or 50 miles – through the scenic Hertfordshire countryside.
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Red Hot Chilli Pipers UK Tour comes to the Alban Arena on Saturday 16th...

There has never been anything quite like The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, from their formation in 2002 and a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 with the Darkness to opening the main stage in their own right in 2014. The past fifteen years has seen the Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet…ever! Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show that carries its own health warning. The band’s achievements have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop Anthems which they proudly call “Bagrock”. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are a genuinely unique experience.

St Albans celebrates Car-free Event

‘Let World Car-free Day be a showcase for just how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars…365 days a year.’(www.worldcarfree.net).
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St Michael’s Community Weekend – Commemorating the end of WW1 7th-9th September 2018

The weekend is a community fundraising initiative, hosting a series of events to commemorate the centenary of the end of The Great War. Funds are being raised for two causes: to enable key restoration works to be carried out on the historical Grade I listed church building of St Michael’s and also to raise funds in aid of The Royal British Legion.
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First World War Centenary Event 3rd August 2014

St Albans CND in collaboration with other local groups is planning a commemorative event on Sunday 3 August to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One and to remember the estimated 190 million war dead during the following 100 years. Our members will begin the event adjacent to the war memorial near to St.Peters Church at 2.30pm, with laying of flowers at the memorial and a few words to start the event.
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Light up a Life

Rennie Grove Hospice Care is launching its annual Light up a Life ceremonies, which take place across Bucks and Herts during November and December 2016. The non-denominational services offer an opportunity for families and friends to come together and reflect on the memories of loved ones in a supportive and peaceful environment. They are open to everyone, not just those touched by hospice care.

November’s ‘must-see’ events in St Albans

You live in St Albans, you are wondering what’s on to entertain you this month…..so we have listed a few of our top choices for you to choose from!

Come to the Alban Opera

I've just found time to add a post about the Alban Opera. I must admit to an interest here as I'm singing in the choir. So very busy for the next week with rehearsals and then 5 performances in 4 days.....

Local bookclub raise £4,000 for MND charity

"We are committed to fighting MND and so we really value the passion and commitment of our supporters because every penny raised helps to make a real differance to the individuals and families affected by MND.”

A new website for the Sopwell area of St Albans

1st August sees the formal launch of an exciting new website celebrating the ‘living history’ of the Sopwell area of St Albans. Funded by the National Lottery the website, www.sopwellmemories.org.uk, contains stories and photographs contributed by local people, as well as an extensive and increasing archive of oral history interviews with both recent and long-standing residents. It aims to capture memories of living in Sopwell as it changed from a rural farming community to a culturally diverse suburb of St Albans.

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Wilco Johnson Band and Glenn Tilbrook at the Alban Arena March...

The Alban Arena is a venue with a rich history of welcoming touring acts, some of which have gone on to world-wide fame - such as Dire Straits, who played there in 1978. I saw the legendary Rory Gallagher there in 1988, more recently The Waterboys and The Gorillaz have graced the stage. It is maybe a sign of the times that more tribute bands than original artists perform there these days. So when two of the UKs most respected musical artists were coming to the Alban Arena it was likely to be an evening not to be missed!