Forthcoming Events: November 2018
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Saturday 10th – Tuesday 13th November, St Helen’s Church Wheathampstead
All the local churches, schools, scouting and guiding organisations are joining forces to mount this four-day festival. St Helen’s Church will be filled with flowers, poetry, music and art to create a Reflective Trail of Peace, Hope & Remembrance in St Helen’s Church.
- Saturday 10 November, 2.30 pm: Wall Paintings in Flamstead Church: Making and Meaning, Dr Ellie Pridgeon (Lecturer in history of art, Universities of Leicester, Oxford and Cambridge)
- Saturday 24 November, 2.30 pm: Medieval Graffiti: Putting Flam-Stead into the Bigger Picture, Matthew Champion (Historian and expert on medieval graffiti, and author of the acclaimed Medieval Graffiti: the lost voices of England’s churches)
Music for Remembrance sung by Cantamus Chamber Choir Conducted by Paul Edwards. Schubert, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Parry and others
- Tuesday 13 November 7.45 pm at St Owen’s Church, Bromham, MK43 8LL
- Sunday 18 November 3.15pm at ChristChurch Bedford, MK40 3SX
Tickets at the door. Details 01234 741 871 / 07989 837 819
- Wednesday 14th November: Emma Abbate & Julian Perkins Piano Duo
- Wednesday 21st November: Robert Atchison (Violin) & Timothy Carey (Piano)
- Wednesday 28th November: Mine Dogantan-Dack (Piano), Mona Kodama (Violin) & Juan Drown (Viola)
- Wednesday 5th December: Canon Brass: Festive Finale
Thursday 15th November, Drinks 7.30pm, Talk 7.45 – c. 9.30pm. Tickets £9.00 Venue: Crossing, St Albans Cathedral (please click link for map)
Humfrey, duke of Gloucester (1390-1447) liked to call himself the son, brother and uncle of kings. A politically divisive figure, early in 1447, while heir presumptive to the throne, he was arrested on an accusation of treason. He died in custody. His name was not forgotten, however, and one place where he was especially remembered was St Albans Abbey. This lecture will explore Humfrey’s career, his literary patronage, and afterlife.
Tuesday 20th November, 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Redbourn (Transept Hall). Free Admission.
This fascinating talk by historian and broadcaster Andrew Green explores Vaughan Williams’s hauntingly beautiful yet barely-known short 1922 opera, The Shepherds of the Delectable Mountains. Andrew is convinced this opera is a carefully constructed memorial to those who died in the First World War and an offering of consolation for the bereaved.
Wednesday 21st November, 8.00-9.30pm in the Lady Chapel, St Albans Cathedral (please click link for map). Tickets £10
The Rev’d Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields and Visiting Professor of Christian Ethics at King’s College, London, looks at 12 steps that lead to peace, and distinguishes between different models of reconciliation, notably peacebuilding, peacewaging, peacekeeping and peacemaking.
Saturday 24th November, 1.30 – 4.30pm, Carlton Village Hall
All you need to do is bring one individual homemade mince pie to the Village Hall during the Bazaar. The judging will be at 4.00 and there will be Star Prizes “Young Bake-Off Chef” (under16) & adult “Bake-Off Chef” (over 16). And visit our fantastic collection of Christmas stalls – gifts, produce & taste our delicious refreshments
- Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December 12.00 – 6.00pm. Decorated trees and Bethlehem Stable, music, refreshments. Admission £2.50, children free.
- Friday 30th November Preview Evening: 7.00pm refreshments and viewing the trees, 8.00pm Concert featuring the Bedfordshire Woodwind Academy Flute Ensemble and Hand bell ringing group. Tickets £7 from 01582 882350
Each day in Advent a different door in Redbourn will open at 6.15pm for a 15 minute surprise. Why not get out into the village and enjoy the magical build up to Christmas. Everyone is welcome.
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