Food & Drink

Friday, August 3, 2018

Recent figures for the UK are showing that after years of Prosecco being the ‘everyday’ drink for many wine drinkers sales are slowing down and consumers are looking for alternative fizz to enjoy and for better quality sparkling wines and Champagne for celebrations.

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I feel quite emotional writing about the new St Albans Museum + Gallery – the transformation is, at last, complete, and we now have a terrific cultural space right in the centre of our city.

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Something a little different for you this week, as the school summer holidays are now well under way. I took our 12 year old for a sleepover at Whipsnade Zoo (15-25 minutes from Harpenden/St Albans) so had a great chance to try out the new and very swish River Cottage Kitchen and Deli that has just opened there.

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Cheers! The Prosecco Festival will be returning to St Albans next year.

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Blue skies and long very hot sunny days are becoming the norm this summer along with al fresco dining whether a simple salad, barbecue or three course dinner.

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St Albans Literary Festival

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Herts Ad columnist Rupert Evershed brought ‘Nature: in all its glory’ to a recent workshop at Marlborough Science Academy.

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With stories covering the likes of Bowie, Brexit, the BID, Butterfly World, The Brickyard and the Berlin Wall, it certainly hasn’t been a quiet year for the Herts Advertiser.

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Hundreds of book lovers of all ages joined in a week of talks, workshops and activities for the second St Albans Literary Festival.

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With 23 novels, four television series, two novellas, five short stories and counting, Peter Robinson’s creation Inspector Alan Banks is a household name.

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Next week sees the start of the second St Albans Literary Festival, with a packed programme of events taking place between July 4-10.

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St Albans Film Festival

Thursday, June 28, 2018
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An actress who grew up in St Albans is debuting her short film about a man with dementia at the St Albans Film Festival.

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A Harpenden filmmaker has made a documentary about domestic abuse which will premiere at the St Albans Film Festival.

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St Albans’ popular summer film festival is returning to the city with another jam-packed schedule.

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Hit movie musical The Greatest Showman will be screened in the grounds of St Albans Cathedral next month – with ticket holders able to pay what they can to see it.

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Imagine if all of the 50 members of staff working for the council paid a drastically discounted £5 a day for the privilege of parking at the Civic Centre...

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Harpenden Highland Gathering

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Around 6,000 people attended the Highland Gathering in Harpenden last weekend to dance, listen to traditional Scottish bands and throw haggis.

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Harpenden Lions Club, which raises money to help those in need, is celebrating its 25th anniversary of bringing life skills education to local schools.

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