If you’re planning an event, let us know! We’re happy to publicise community events of all kinds – just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add your details to this page.
Want some help getting to grips with the latest computer technology? Visit Dacorum Communities for Learning at www.dcfl.org.uk to find inexpensive local courses on how to use your tablet or iPad, other IT skills and leisure pursuits such as sewing and baking.
To check out activities at College Lake, click on www.bbowt.org.uk
For events at the Ashridge Estate in 2018/19 go to What’s on at Ashridge.
Find out more about things to do throughout the Chilterns – visit Choose the Chilterns website.
To find out what’s on at the Court Theatre, Pendley, go to www.courttheatre.co.uk
Here’s a link to find out what’s on at the Natural History Museum, Tring.
We’ve also got our very own Local History museum – here’s the link to find out more: http://www.tringlocalhistorymuseum.org.uk
Play Areas in Tring There is a well-equipped children’s play area at Mortimer Hill (on the field next to Tring School). There are also play areas at Sutton Close (off Wingrave Road), at Miswell Lane (access through gate by 86 Miswell Lane, or from Goldfield Road), and at Pond Close North – locally known as the ‘Spider Park’ (access via the Dolphin Square long stay car park or from Brook Street). For older children, there is a Skate Park on London Road, opposite Tesco.
Monday 3rd to Friday 28th – Frogmore Paper Mill presents “Life Class” – an exhibition of the work of the Tring artist Karen Iredale-Lucas. Open Monday-Friday 11am-4pm at the Peter Ingram Gallery, Fourdrinier Way, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead (HP3 9RY) – please park in Durrants Hill pay and display car park (HP3 9RG). Enquiries: 01442 234600 or email@example.com
Saturday 8th – Sunday 23rd College Lake Artists exhibit their work. An exciting group of artists and makers will exhibit and sell their work at College Lake. The Group includes painters, a photographer, a jewellery maker, a potter, a glass maker, a willow weaver and a batik artist. More information at http://www.collegelakeartists.co.uk
Saturday 8th through to Sunday 16th – “Artists at Hastoe” – part of the ‘Bucks Art Weeks’ programme. Open daily: 11am to 6pm. 8 exhibiting artists – free entry, refreshments, cream teas and jazz on the Sunday afternoons. Ample free parking. Hastoe Village Hall, Church Lane, Hastoe (HP23 6LU) – just 1 mile from Tring.
Saturday 8th through to Sunday 23rd – “Bucks Art Weeks” – Makers and Artists in Action. Hundreds of Artists in hundreds of venues in the county’s largest visual arts event. Pick up a free directory from the Tring Information Centre or Library. For more information, call 07950 732117 or visit the website: http://www.bucksartweeks.org.uk
Wednesday 12th – Friday 14th – “Seussical” The Musical presented by the Theatre Arts Course at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. Markova Theatre, Tring Park School (HP23 5LX). All performances start 7.30pm. Tickets £12 (concessions £10) available online at http://www.tringpark.com/boxoffice
Friday 14th – Drayton Beauchamp Summer Concert at St. Mary’s Church (HP22 5LS), starting at 7.30pm. Featuring “The Bell (string) Quartet” performing a programme featuring works by , among others, Schubert and Beethoven. Tickets £15. For more information or to buy tickets, please call any of the following: Anne Eardley on 01296 434357, Rosemary Brooke on 01296 630446, or Guy Moores on 01442 826241
Saturday 15th – Summer Fair at Grove Road Primary and Nursery School. 11am to 2pm. Includes a Classic Car and Racing Car show. Bbq, tea and cakes, music and entertainment, plant stall, circus skills, inflatables and other fun and games, plus traditional stalls. Free entry. All proceeds to benefit the children at school.
Sunday 16th – Marsworth Steam & Classic Vehicle Rally at Startop Farm, Marsworth HP23 4LL from 11am-5pm. A great day out for all the family. See historic steam engines, vintage tractors, classic cars, motorbikes and trucks at this fun day out – arena entertainment, stalls, sideshows and refreshments, live music, beer tent with local real ales and Pimms, tea and home-made cakes, ice creams, fish and chips, children’s entertainment, steam engine rides for children (of all ages) and much more. Tickets: Adults £5, children £3. All proceeds go to local fundraising and charities. Treat Dad to a fun day out on Father’s Day! For more information visit http://www.MarsworthSteamRally.co.uk
Sunday 16th – Beacon Community Choir present “Music on the Green” on Pitstone Green from 1pm. In addition to the choir itself, there will be guest musicians and singers. A variety of music: folk, jazz, classical, and pop!. Bring a picnic, or visit the WI cream tea venue, or the licensed bar. Tickets at the gate £5 – children free.
Sunday 16th – Hemel Symphony Orchestra presents “Movie Magic” a celebration of film music for all the family – directed by Claudio di Meo. The programme will include excerpts from Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, Superman, and Indiana Jones. 3.30pm at the former Rudolf Steiner School, Langley Hill, Kings Langley (WD4 9HG). Tickets £12 (concessions £10), 18 and under free, at the door or from: http://www.hemelsymphonyorchestra.com
Monday 17th – Tring School ‘D&T’ award evening at Tring School dining hall/D&T rooms. 5.30pm-7.30pm. All work on display. Swing Band, awards ceremony and raffle prize draw.
Wednesday 19th – Berkhamsted and Tring “Sewing Bee” at Northchurch Social Centre (Bell Lane, Northchurch HP4 3RD – parking outside). 9am – 12 noon on the 3rd Wednesday of every month . £5 per session, payable on the day – tea, coffee, biscuits included! Bring your own equipment and materials. If you enjoy sewing, quilting, crochet, embroidery or knitting, bring your own project for 3 hours of ‘sewcial’ sewing. To book your place (space is limited) contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 20th – Beacon Community Choir open rehearsal. Come and meet the Beacon Community Choir in a relaxed and friendly environment, spend the evening singing together and discover how much fun singing in a choir can be. All welcome, regardless of age and experience. Venue: Church of St Mary the Virgin, Ivinghoe. Refreshments provided. Contact 07771 570314 for more information.
Thursday 20th – John Verity at Blues Bar Tring. Former Argent band member with Liam James Gray and Roger Inniss. Doors and bar 7pm, music 8pm. Admission £8 on the door.
Saturday 22nd – Piano Recital by the celebrated Russian pianist Alexander Ardakov at St Martha’s Church, Tring HP23 6BP at 7.30pm. The programme will include Mozart’s Fantasia and Sonata in C minor and the large-scale Fantasy in C by Robert Schumann. Admission at the door £10 (Students and under-18s £2) or phone 01442 822305.
Saturday 22nd – Weston Turville “Village Fete” (no further details available just yet!)
Sunday 23rd – Wilstone Open Village event. More details nearer the time!
Sunday 23rd – Garden Party for Hospice of St Francis, Berkhamsted. The 40th birthday bash for the Hospice. Come and enjoy quality stalls, food and live music through the afternoon as well as children’s activities. Tickets £5 in advance and £7 on the day. Children under 16 go free. More at https://www.stfrancis.org.uk/support-us/events/detail/gardenparty
Sunday 23rd – Tring Chamber Music presents “Fiddlers Four” at Hastoe Village Hall. To include Beethoven’s String Quintet, Bizet’s Carmen Fantasie, and Ferdinand the Bull (for violin and narrator) – 7.30pm start. Tickets £17 (concessions £15, and under 18s free) – season tickets also available. Advance booking highly recommended! Tel: 01442 822732 or e-mail: email@example.com http://www.tringchambermusic.co.uk
Monday 24th – Tring Park the Future. Come to a informal drop-in session where we’ll be sharing our plans for the exciting next chapter of Tring Park’s story. 3-7pm, Walter’s Workshop at the Natural History Museum Tring. http://www.tringpark.woodlandtrust.org.uk
Thursday 27th – Tring Cinema presents “The Greatest Showman” Singalong in the Tring Brewery Marquee on Pound Meadow. Adults: £12 in advance, £15 on the door. Children: £7 in advance, £10 on the door. Doors open 7pm – film starts 8.45pm. Bar and hot food available. Tickets are available from Beechwood Fine Foods or via: www.tringcinema.com
Saturday 29th – Tring’s very own “space-themed” Carnival! Blasting off on Pound Meadow, Tring at 12 noon, through until 5pm. £2 entry – under 5s go free.
Saturday 29th – Art of the Ridgeway. A day of talks and workshops for beginner and professional artists, writers and others interested in finding creative inspiration in the countryside. From 10am-4pm at St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough HP27 9JF. Advance booking required. http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/ridgeway/news/2019/forum
Sunday 30th to Saturday 20th July – Get Stuffed presents the “Tringe Comedy Festival 2019” – for more details, and up-to-date information, visit http://www.tringefestival.co.uk or http://www.get-stuffed.biz
Friday 5th and Saturday 6th – CHILFEST for further details, and to book tickets, visit http://www.chilfest.co.uk
Friday 5th (7.30pm) and Saturday 6th (2pm and 7.30pm) – William Shakespeare’s “As you like it” performed on the Back Lawn of the Mansion, Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. Tickets £10 book in advance (recommended) or purchase at the gate – accompanied children free of charge. Bring a picnic or purchase food and refreshments on site. Phone 01442 821516, or to book online go to: www.tringpark.com/boxoffice
Friday 5th – The Hospice of St Francis – Stocks Golf Day Take on the exclusive Stocks Golf Course – with The Challenge Trophy up for grabs! Enter your team of four or sign up individually and we’ll place you in a team. At £60 per player, this is a great opportunity to enjoy this 18-hole stableford competition, with on-course competitions, BBQ, prize giving, and raffle to follow. This 18 hole championship course is set in a picturesque valley in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The par 73 course is over 6800 yards in length with its menacing rough. The new clubhouse is architect designed to blend into this fantastic location. For further information, visit: https://www.stfrancis.org.uk/support-us/events/detail/stocks-golf-day
Saturday 6th – Tring Choral Society presents “Music for a Summer Evening”. 7.30pm in the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Tring. Doors open at 6.45pm. Tickets £15 (under 18s free) available from Beechwoods Fine Foods, Frogmore St, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Items include: Mendelssohn’s Ave Maria, Tippett’s Five Spirituals from A Child of our Time, Taverner’s Svyati, Seiber’s Three Hungarian Folksongs, Rachmaninov’s (beautiful) Bogoroditse Devo, and extracts from Vaughan Williams’ In Windsor Forest.
Sunday 7th – The Hospice of St Francis – July Skydive 2019: 8am-3pm at Hinton Airfield, Steane, Brackley, Northants (NN13 5NS). The Hospice turns 40 this year! Do you have a milestone celebration too – mark the occasion with us! Whatever your reason, push the boundaries and take to the skies to support The Hospice of St Francis!
A non-refundable deposit of £50 is payable upon registration, then there is a minimum sponsorship amount of £350 to raise (£150 of this covers the cost of your jump, the remainder of your sponsorship will come directly to the Hospice to help us provide care and support when it matters most). For more information, visit:http://www.stfrancis.org.uk/support-us/events/detail/skydive-july
Sunday 7th – “The Roads less travelled” Tring Park Dance Gala at the Wycombe Swan (St Mary St., High Wycombe HP11 2XE) at 7.30pm. Tickets £17.50/£13.50 under 16 and over 60. To book tickets phone 01494 512000 or online at:http://www.wycombeswan.co.uk/Online
Saturday 13th – FOTCH (Friends of Tring Church Heritage) – Garden Safari Day. 10 open gardens around Tring. For more details visit http://www.fotch.co.uk
Saturday 13th – BeaconLit, the Beacon Villages Festival of Books and Writing featuring Robert Daws: TV Poldark, West End stage star and bestselling thriller writer; Jane Wenham-Jones: author, broadcaster, journalist and creative writing tutor; Leigh Russell: bestselling crime author; Quentin Bates: author, translator and Icelandic Noir founder; an array of local writing talent – all at Brookmead School, Ivinghoe, Bucks. Tickets £26.50 from Ivinghoe Library or online from http://www.beaconlit.co.uk
Sunday 14th – Tring Chamber Music presents “Beethoven – First and Last” at Aldbury Church. The Master’s first and final string quartets, and the lighter side of Bartok and Henze – 7.30pm start. Tickets £17 (concessions £15, and under 18s free) – season tickets also available. Advance booking highly recommended! Tel: 01442 822732 or e-mail: email@example.com http://www.tringchambermusic.co.uk
Wednesday 17th – Berkhamsted and Tring “Sewing Bee” at Northchurch Social Centre (Bell Lane, Northchurch HP4 3RD – parking outside). 9am – 12 noon on the 3rd Wednesday of every month . £5 per session, payable on the day – tea, coffee, biscuits included! Bring your own equipment and materials. If you enjoy sewing, quilting, crochet, embroidery or knitting, bring your own project for 3 hours of ‘sewcial’ sewing. To book your place (space is limited) contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 27th – Buckinghamshire Family History Society host the Family and Local History Fair from 10am-4pm at The Grange School, Wendover Way, Aylesbury HP21 7NH. Free entry. Free parking. Buckinghamshire Surnames: searchable database of over five million entries from parish registers and other primary sources. Society Bookstall: transcripts of registers, poor law and apprentice indexes, calendars of prisoners, muster lists, school records and more. Talks, meet the experts. Software, maps, books, postcards, display and archival materials for sale. Tea, coffee, snacks available.
Wednesday 31st to Sunday 4th August – Pendley Shakespeare Festival presents “Macbeth”. Now in its 70th year. Evening performances Wednesday to Saturday, starting at 8pm. Matinee performance on Sunday 4th at 3pm. The grounds will be open for picnics two hours before the scheduled start times. Book online: http://www.pendleyshakespearefestival.co.uk
to Sunday 4th August – Pendley Shakespeare Festival presents “Macbeth”. Now in its 70th year. Evening performances Wednesday to Saturday, starting at 8pm. Matinee performance on Sunday 4th at 3pm. The grounds will be open for picnics two hours before the scheduled start times. Book online: http://www.pendleyshakespearefestival.co.uk
Sunday 4th – Much Ado About Nothing at The Memorial Garden, High Street, Tring at 2pm. Come and enjoy Shakespeare’s much loved comedy in the beautiful surroundings of Tring’s Memorial Garden at a matinee performance. Suitable for all the family, with nine experienced performers, a Director’s Talk preceding the show, plus a fun interactive session inviting members of the audience onstage to try on costumes and speak a few of the playwright’s famous lines. Tickets available here
Wednesday 7th to Sunday 11th August – Pendley Shakespeare Festival presents “The Merry Wives of Windsor”. Now in its 70th year. Evening performances Wednesday to Saturday, starting at 8pm. Matinee performance on Sunday 4th at 3pm. The grounds will be open for picnics two hours before the scheduled start times. Book online: http://www.pendleyshakespearefestival.co.uk
Saturday 17 August Tring Allotment Association Summer Show and Barbecue from 12-6pm at Duckmore Lane Community Garden Area. All welcome.
Wednesday 11th – The Hospice of St Francis – Ashridge Golf Day Join us for a fantastic 18 holes on this prestigious course followed by a delicious three-course meal and live auction. With on-course competitions including Beat the Pro, Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin this golf day is a fantastic way to entertain clients, spend time with friends or colleagues. A Stableford, best three from four competition, with a shotgun start at lunchtime, teams of four or individual golfers are all welcome, with members priced at £65 and non-members £100. Ashridge Golf Club is a wonderful venue, set within 350 acres of tranquil surrounds in an area of outstanding natural beauty.For more information, visit: https://www.stfrancis.org.uk/support-us/events/detail/ashridge-golf-day
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd – Tring Chamber Music presents “Last of the Summer” at Hastoe Village Hall. Elgar piano quintet, Hummel Concertino for piano and strings, plus music by Purcell and Sullivan – with Howard Shelley on piano – 7.30pm start, both evenings. Tickets £17 (concessions £15, and under 18s free) – season tickets also available. Advance booking highly recommended! Tel: 01442 822732 or e-mail: email@example.com http://www.tringchambermusic.co.uk
Saturday 28th – Wedding Dress Ball for Hospice of St Francis. Whatever your marital status, if you’re up for a laugh come to the Wedding Dress Ball. All proceeds support the Hospice. A great opportunity to get frocked for a good cause! More at https://www.stfrancis.org.uk/support-us/events/detail/wedding-dress-ball
Saturday 21st through to Sunday 6th October – Chilterns Heritage Festival. The Chiltern Society’s second Annual Heritage Festival. A range of events at a number of different venues. Find out more at the website: www.chilternsociety.org.uk/heritage-festival
until Sunday 6th October – Chilterns Heritage Festival. The Chiltern Society’s second Annual Heritage Festival. A range of events at a number of different venues. Find out more at the website: www.chilternsociety.org.uk/heritage-festival
Saturday 12th – A Concert of Piano Music given by Tring pianist and teacher David Berdinner and his students in St Martha’s Church, Park Road, Tring at 7.30pm. This year’s concert will focus on Bagatelles and Sonata movements – ‘Moonlight’, ‘Waldstein’ and ‘Les Adieux’ – by Beethoven – and more in various styles from younger performers. Admission is free with refreshments and a collection for Christian Aid. More information at http://www.davidberdinner.co.uk
Tring Book Festival, various venues throughout Tring. More information here