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

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Eva Edery Fused Glass Exhibition at the Radlett Centre 3-28 February 2014

Are you looking to transform your environment to reflect your dreams and aspirations? This is what Eva Edery, fused glass designer, thrives to achieve with bespoke glass art from her studio in Edgware. She will be exhibiting her new glass collection at the Radlett Centre from 3-28th in February 2014.
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A summer of cycling in and around London 2014

The summer of 2014 offers a real treat for cyclists in and around London – whether it’s a gentle amble through the great British countryside, or a more intense sprint with a competitive edge, Bike Events has something for everyone. Bike Events are the UK’s biggest organiser of recreational and sponsored bike rides and they’ve been organising events for over 20 years now. The 2014 calendar is well underway and this year over 50 rides were scheduled to take place.
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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.

Local elections could throw up surprises

May 6th almost certainly sees two elections in St Albans. But which way will they go?
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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.

St Albans Bookclub step it out for worthy cause

A St Albans bookclub have decided to take their friendship one step further; actually it will be a few thousand steps further! This bookclub have not just formed a great bond, but have taken steps to help those around them.
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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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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 Half Marathon Event 2009 – a huge success!

Every year in St Albans, there is one event that truly captures the special family atmosphere that is unique to this city! This event has taken place for the past 28 years and it’s known fondly as the St Albans Half Marathon which comprises of the Children’s Fun Run, the Half Marathon, 5K run and a Healthy Hearts jog.

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!