Legends make their way to Arena

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Two legends - one of exploration and the other of music - come to the Alban Arena next week.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes returns to the Arena with more tales of adventure in A Life at the Limits next Thursday, July 2, while Justin Hayward, the voice of the Moody Blues, appears the following night, Friday, July 3.

Labelled The World’s Greatest Living Explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has won countless awards and medals for his many treacherous expeditions, which have included: discovering the lost city of Ubar on the Yemeni boarder, several ascents of Mount Everest, unsupported and solo expeditions to the North Pole and across the Antarctic and the successful completion of the 7x7x7 (seven consecutive marathons, over seven days, on seven different continents).

Long-time friend and expedition partner Anton Bowring takes Sir Ranulph on a personal journey as they discuss his life, from his ancestral background to the present day.

He comes on stage at 7.30pm and tickets at £21 with concessions £2 off are available from the box office on 01727 844488 or online at www.alban-arena.co.uk

After almost half a century at the top of the music and entertainment industry, Justin Hayward performs an acoustic show at the Arena from 7.30pm next Friday, July 3.

His band, The Moody Blues, have sold 55 million albums and received numerous awards over the last 45 years including a place on the Rock Walk Hall of Fame on Sunset Boulevard.

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Justin continues to tour with the Moody Blues all across the world while releasing solo albums and DVDs and working on many different projects, including new solo recordings.

The show will include Moody Blues classics including Nights in White Satin, Voices in the Sky, Gypsy, Fly Me High and Leave This Man Alone alongside Justin’s solo hits including tracks from his brand new album Spirits of the Western Sky.

Tickets are £35, £32.50 and £30.

The rich history of Ireland and the art of Irish dance are celebrated in the show Rhythms of the Dance bought to the Arena next Wednesday, July 1, by The National Dance Company of Ireland

The two-hour show features 30 dancers, a traditional live full Irish band and the Young Irish Tenors.

The two hour show, which starts at 7.30pm, relives the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history using modern art forms of dance and music.

It combines traditional dance and music with the most up to date stage technology

Tickets are £23.50 and £21.50.

2015: A Musical Odyssey comes to the Arena next Saturday, July 4, in the hands of the Adoramus Choir and Orchestra

From 7.30pm Adoramus will take the audience on a choral and orchestral journey visiting different destinations by different means.

The destinations include America, Barcelona, Berlin, London, Finland and space and the transport is trains, planes, sleigh and running a marathon.

The music comes from such composers as Strauss, Jenkins, Goodwin, Sibelius, Brahms and Prokofiev.

Adoramus will be joined by the choirs of SS Alban and Stephen Junior School in St Albans and St Anthony’s Primary School in Croxley View.

David Hooke, music director of Adoramus, said, “Adoramus is delighted to be returning to St Albans for our summer concert. We hope that our concert will be a refreshing and inspiring evening for the St Albans community “

Tickets are £22, £19, and £16.

*Miami Pro European Championships next Sunday, July 5, has sold out.