Welcoming the New Year in St Albans

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The New Year is almost upon us! If you have eaten too much pud and want to get out and about experiencing St Albans life, consider these events;
 
Jan 1st – The ANNUAL NEW YEAR CELEBRATION in the Abbey, performed by St Albans Symphony Orcherstra, at 7pm.  This is an incredible  feast of  favourites to welcome the New Year. It includes Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture complete with church bells and cannon! Also enjoy Bruch’s Violin Concerto with local violinist Ellie Fagg. Tickets (selling fast)  range from £1 – £20. see www.saso.org.uk or phone 01727 762 855
 
Jan 2nd – IRON AGE AND QUEEN BOUDICCA  at the Verulamium Museum at 3pm. Entry is free to St Albans residents.
 
Jan 2nd – SOME ANIMALS AND THEIR STORIES! Specialist tours by St Albans Cathedral Guides, at 3pm
(meet at the West End of Cathedral).
 
Jan 9th – FANTASTIC BICYCLES at the St Albans Museum, Hatfield Rd; for under 7s – Storytelling and Craft activities.  Sessions at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.
 
Jan 10th – LOST RAILS – REMEMBERING HERTFORDSHIRE’S BRANCH LINES.  Exhibition at the Museum of St Albans, Hatfield Rd,  is on daily until Feb 27th 2011.
 
STALBANSLIFE wish you all a Happy New Year and peaceful 2011.
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Maria Larmer lives in St Albans and is married with four children. She works as a Freelance Writer, English Language Teacher and Teaching Assistant. She has lived in Auckland, New Zealand for 9 years and prior to that in France, Germany, Austria, Edinburgh, London and Ireland. Her diary-writing has featured on ‘The Wild Geese’ Channel 4 and Radio Verulam. She has written for Hertfordshire Life magazine, Go Camping magazine, Camping magazine, The Catholic Times, St Albans & Harpenden Review, New Zealand Times, The New Beacon, My Weekly and various websites. She can be contacted on maria.larmer@ntlworld.com