Picnic in the Park – A Magical Musical Evening with a Hint of Old Time Music Hall!
Gates open at 5.30 pm to allow you to get your picnics underway, with the musical programme commencing at 6.30pm. We anticipate that the concert will close around 9.30pm before it gets too dark to pack up your picnic. Our performers include our local award-winning ladies barbershop quartet NoteOrious, the ever popular St Albans Brass Band, the Com.unity Choir, a young people’s choir from our new Twin Town Dunaharaszti in Hungary and Dhol Drums from Park High School in Stanmore.
Our compére for the evening will be Ian Sutherland, and Stage Manager Philip Eastburn, both of Radlett Players. There will be a licensed bar (also providing hot coffee!) on the field as well as a barbecue from DP Clarke, the butcher.
We have been given some amazing raffle prizes, specifically for this concert evening, including a Gourmet lunch for 4 people aboard a Crystal Cruises Luxury Ship with first class rail travel , plus a £1000 voucher for use on a future booking with Crystal Cruises, courtesy of Crystal Cruises and Beaver Travel. There are also several other great prizes, including the use of a box at the Albert Hall during the Proms season, Meat Voucher from DP Clarke, a meal at Lagar Portuguese restaurant, bottles of wine and a hanging basket from Roundbush Nurseries. So please buy raffle tickets at the event as 50% of the proceeds of the evening will be donated to the Peace Hospice and the rest to the Festival Funds.
Tickets for the concert cost £8 per person, with under 16s going free. They will be available from the Parish Council Offices.
Village Fair, Sunday afternoon 12.00 to 4.30pm
Our main acts at the Fair this year are the MAD Mountain Bike Display Team, and Ian Scott, a well known Tom Jones tribute artist. The Bike Team have performed recently in India and Bahrain, at corporate events and even at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Ian Scott has performed on Ocean liners and on TV, and been “Tom Jones” in concerts all around the world.
During the afteroon we also have the ever popular Dog Show, a Soap Box Derby, Bungeefly trampolines for the first time here, the Scouts Climbing Palm Tree, the Hare Krishna Ox Cart ride, Funfair, lots of interesting stalls including food and drinks and a licensed bar tent, together with a food court.
We have some more, terrific raffle prizes for the Fair, including a fabulous holiday to New York, courtesy of North America Travel Service and Beaver Travel. Other prizes include wine donated by John Apthorpe, a painting from McNeill’s, Chinese meal from Pangs Cottage, a photo session from Click studios, a Greek meal from the Meze Grill, voucher from DP Clarke the Butcher, voucher from Goaties, men’s grooming salon, tickets for the Radlett Centre and a hanging basket from Roundbush nurseries.
Entry programmes for the Fair are available from Beaver Travel, Medivet, Aitchisons and the Parish Council Offices. The cost is £2.50 in advance (£3 on the day) with under 16s going free.
Come along with all the family and have a great afternoon meeting up with old friends and enjoying a real old fashioned village Fair!