Alan Davies

Alan has worked on the Welwyn Hatfield Times and Herts Advertiser since leaving school in 1988. During his 28 years with the Welwyn Hatfield Times he has been sports editor and deputy editor. He is currently the paper’s associate editor, and is also editor of the monthly Welwyn Hatfield Times Magazine.

Yesterday, 07:55

Eighty years ago today one of Britain’s most famous wartime aeroplanes made its maiden flight from Hatfield.

Tue, 20:38

What can open in the new tier system when lockdown restrictions are lifted? From Wednesday, December 2, the country will revert to a strengthened three-tiered local COVID alert level system. Here’s a guide to the new medium, high and very high tiers.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

A St Albans entertainment venue has been awarded a See It Safely mark in recognition of its work to make its theatre space COVID safe for audiences and staff.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Producers of Peter Pan in St Albans are offering schools and community organisations the chance to raise funds via ticket sales for the show.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Folk at the Maltings will return later this month in the form of an online concert.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

The cast of the Maltings Theatre’s Christmas production of Peter Pan at The Alban Arena has been announced.

Monday, November 9, 2020

A popular live music venue in St Albans has secured investment from an emergency COVID-19 fund.

Monday, November 9, 2020

A 99-year-old World War Two veteran is raising funds for the country’s oldest aviation museum for his 100th birthday.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Mask and physical theatre company Trestle has pledged to continue to support culture in St Albans throughout the second national lockdown.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Schools, theatre groups, and societies across Hertfordshire are being encouraged to enter a youth drama festival that’s entering the digital age.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The comic genius of Alan Ayckbourn comes to the stage in St Albans this week with Relatively Speaking available to stream online from the Abbey Theatre.

Monday, November 2, 2020

The show will go on for Company of Ten members at the Abbey Theatre in St Albans this week despite the impending lockdown.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Creatives at the Maltings Theatre in St Albans will pause the venue’s autumn season later this week due to lockdown 2.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Popular St Albans live music venue The Horn will fall silent again on Thursday when the latest national lockdown restrictions take effect.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Hold on to your nightcaps because Lamphouse Theatre is coming to St Albans with a one-man version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Friday, October 30, 2020

An art consultant from Harpenden is launching a charity box set of artworks in conjunction with internationally renowned artists to raise awareness of charities hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday, October 30, 2020

‘Lest We Forget’. A St Albans-based choir has paid tribute to the fallen with a special recording for Remembrance Day.

Friday, October 30, 2020

A singer-songwriter from Harpenden has added a second show at The Horn after selling out her first gig at the St Albans music venue.

Friday, October 30, 2020

A spectacular Christmas show will take place in St Albans this year with a production of Peter Pan flying into the Alban Arena.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

An award-winning bittersweet comedy is coming to the Maltings Theatre stage in St Albans in November.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Members of St Albans Musical Theatre Company and other amateur dramatics groups have released a virtual recording.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

A topical opera set in the world of American politics opens at the Maltings Theatre next week on the same day as the US Presidential election.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Live Herts Jazz concerts return to the Maltings Theatre in St Albans this weekend.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Award-winning theatre company Dyad Productions returns to the Maltings Theatre next month for the first time since lockdown with a premiere of a new play.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

A highly original show celebrating playwright George Bernard Shaw will be available to view free online on the 70th anniversary of his death on Monday, November 2.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Today we can reveal the winners of the Archant-backed Hertfordshire Community Awards 2020.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

A talented local artist is calling on youngsters across Hertfordshire to enter an exciting competition with a chance to attend an exclusive workshop.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Prolific mirth-maker Alan Ayckbourn’s smash-hit play Relatively Speaking is coming to the Abbey Theatre in St Albans, care of the Company of Ten.

Monday, October 19, 2020

As theatres plot a way to welcome back live audiences safely with social distancing measures in place, the Herts Advertiser takes a look behind the scenes of how creatives at one St Albans venue have adapted its productions to today’s coronavirus world.

Monday, October 19, 2020

An innovative cultural hub in St Albans has been awarded nearly £65,000 to help it bounce back from the impact of COVID-19.

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