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One of the fun things when on holiday is to visit the local market and sample their delights. If you live in St Albans or Harpenden or plan on visiting them don’t forget their Farmers Markets. Both locations have some of the best farmers markets in Hertfordshire regularly bringing you the best of seasonal local produce and a host of other delights.
One of the great local natural assets available to those who live in St Albans and Harpenden are the Dunstable Downs. This is where the Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate are hosting a summer of sport. There will be tons of activity this summer in their extensive chalk grassland that is also designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty AONB.
When you are preparing for your long-awaited summer holiday from St Albans or Harpenden it is easy to focus on what you need to take and forget to prepare for your return. But it is almost as restful to make sure you come back to a home that is ready for you after a long-awaited break. You can then fully switch off and enjoy on your holiday properly knowing that you will not be coming back to chaos.
Barbara Hepworth: artist in society 1948-53 is a major exhibition explores a short but significant period in the life of one of Britain’s most celebrated artists. It is on at St Albans Museum + Gallery, Town Hall, St Peter's Street, St Albans AL1 3DH from 23rd of March until the 8th September 2019.
Getting ready to leave your home for your summer holiday?
If you are getting ready to leave your St Albans or Harpenden home for a much-deserved summer holiday it’s good to make sure you have a security checklist. Preparing for a family holiday can be hard enough on its own without worrying about leaving your Harpenden or St Albans home.
For the first time ever UK’s Strongest Man is coming to England #uksm. And guess who is hosting the event - the stunning Roman town of St Albans. So for a bit of end of term fun the UK’s Strongest Man competition, which is shown on Channel 5, why not see if you can get tickets on 26th to the 28th of July 2019. The doors open from 12 noon with the competition running from 3 pm to about 7.30pm.
The St Albans Race for Life will be held on 21st July 2019 this year. The St. Albans 5k and 10k Race For Life is not about breaking records. Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer. They want to beat cancer and everyone can get involved. The St Albans Race For Life really is for everyone whatever your ability, walk, jog or run 5k or 10k and help beat cancer sooner.
For many years the St Albans Organ Festival has presented arguably the world’s leading organ competition. It attracts young organists from all over the world, to be heard by organists of international standing. Over the years its past prize-winners have included many of today’s most influential organists. This year is the 30th St Albans International Organ Festival. Running from the 8th of July to the 20th of July 2019 this two weeks long biennial festival celebrates organs, organists and organ music and a whole lot more besides.
There really is something for everyone who moves to St Albans and Harpenden. St Albans Comic-Con is there for those who love the comic conventions. On the 14th July 2019 at the well-equipped Alban Arena, Civic Centre St. Albans AL1 3LD from 10 am until 4.30pm St Albans Comic-Convention returns for another year.
There are lots of places to enjoy a Gin and tonic in St Albans and Harpenden. If you are house hunting a Gin and tonic at the end of a day to discuss what you have seen is a delight, spending a weekend in a place you are looking to live also gives you that extra understanding of if a location really is for you.