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On Your Doorstep…

Thursday 20 January 2022

Please see below for information about events and activities that are happening in the local community that you may wish to support.

Please do let the Newsletter team know if you are involved with any events that we can include. You can reach us by email at [email protected].

Enjoy an evening of song at St Saviour’s Church, St Albans on Saturday at 7:30pm. Emily Kirby Ashmoor, soprano, will be singing Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder. Also performing are Heathlands Harmony from the Heathlands School for the Deaf as well as Chorus Angelicus from Langley Hall Primary School who will be singing songs by Rutter. The Hemel Symphony Orchestra will be playing Bizet’s Carmen Suite. Book your tickets here.

Books on the Hill in St Albans will welcome Kate Stephenson to celebrate her new book ‘Connections with Nature’ on Saturday.

Writer and environmental journalist Kate (from the blog ‘Kate on Conservation’), and local artist, poet, illustrator, and nature writer Chloé Valerie Harmsworth share their experience of creating the anthology ‘Connections With Nature: 50 moments of meeting the wild’.

In conjunction with St Albans Museum's ‘Remarkable Trees’ exhibition, cover illustrator Chloé will share some of the inspirations for her artwork, including her pieces that can be seen at the Remarkable Trees event until 23rd January 2022. Also attending the event are local wildlife photographer Steve Shand, who has photography work included in the book, and St Albans-born musician, Nick Stephenson, who has the lyrics to his songs ‘Shining Trees’ and ‘Forest Song’ printed in the anthology – which he will bring to life with live music at the book store.

Sports Therapy UK will be holding a charity fundraising day on Saturday in support of the Willow Foundation. The Willow Foundation is a local charity who provide special days and treats for seriously ill young people.

On the day STUK will be providing 25 minute massages for £15. All proceeds will go to the Willow Foundation. Please contact [email protected] for further information.

Harpenden Farmers’ Market takes place on the fourth Sunday of the month, which falls this weekend. Each market finds a huge selection of produce available including: meats, pies, sausages, game meats; preserves – pickles, jams and honey; cheeses; vegetables; dry herbs and spices; flowers and plants; fresh bread, cakes and pastries; eggs; organic produce.