GORHAMBURY GARDEN VISIT Friday 1st July Lady Verulam, a member of our Society, kindly showed fellow members around her gardens. All paid up members were mailed and could apply for free tickets. There will be a full report of this special event in the August Newsletter when the website will also be updated. We are very grateful indeed to Lady Verulam for making it possible. To see some photographs of members enjoying the visit please see the slideshow on the village picture gallery
St Albans Folk at the Festival “DANCING IN THE STREET” St Michael's Street Wednesday 6 July, 8.00 pm For this wonderful annual event, St Michael's Street is closed to traffic and welcomes a number of folk dancing groups who provide continuous entertainment down the length of the road. More information at www.stalbansfolkmusic.org.uk See a slideshow of some of this year's folk dancing on the village picture gallery
The International Organ Festival at St. Albans THREE LATE EVENING CONCERTS St Michael's Church Tuesday 12 July, Wednesday 13 July, Thursday 14 July, 10.15 11.15 pm Violin, Harpsichord and Lute music will be played by Rachel Podger, James Johnstoneand David Miller respectively. Book online at www.organfestival.com Box Office 01727 846126
FESTIVAL ART EXHIBITION Kingsbury Barn Thursday 7July until Saturday 16 July Daily 11 am - 5 pm and on the three evenings preceding the concerts listed above from 9 - 10 pm Eleven established artists from Hertfordshire and beyond will present a significant exhibition of paintings, prints and sculpture.
‘MADE IN ST. MICHAELS’ Sunday 4 September A Society Members' Event in Kingsbury Barn SAVE THE DATE Again, by kind permission of Adam and Jill Singer, we are hoping to run another interesting and sociable members' afternoon at the beginning of September. A more detailed programme for the day will be given in our August Newsletter, but do put the event in your diary/calendar now
9th December 2010 Public Meeting about the Green Spaces in Camlet Way and Fryth Mead.
The Society, St Albans Council and local residents were all represented. Subsequent Newsletters contain more details about progress with the ownership and maintainance of these areas. A proposal to have a laid hedge along the boundary of the estate is proceeding.
Camlet Way boundary with no laid hedge screen and a broken fence.
Prae Close laid Hedge which is already creating a great natural barrier and screen even in winter
3rd January 2011 Streetwise Society Walk
This year the New Year walk looked at the names and dates of construction of local roads
The walk in progress up Mount Pleasant
The start of the walk at the Puddingstone outside Kingsbury Watermill