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 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.
Friday 8th to Sunday 17th: Tring Book Festival, various venues throughout Tring. More information here
Tuesday 12th through to Friday 15th – “Faustus” by Rupert Goold and Ben Power (after Christopher Marlowe) at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. 7.30pm each evening, in the Markova Theatre on site (HP23 5LX). Tickets £13 (concessions £11) available on 01442 821516 or online at: http://www.tringpark.com/boxoffice
Friday 15th – Tring Cinema presents “Rocketman” at the Nora Grace Hall. Doors open 8pm, film at 8.30pm. Adults (12 and over) £7 – available from Beechwood Fine Foods or online at www.tringcinema.com
Friday 15th – Do something amazing! Experience rough sleeping for one night to support vulnerable people in crisis. Take on the Sleepout Challenge by swapping your cosy bed for a sleeping bag at The Hemel Hempstead School. For one night put yourself in the shoes of those sleeping rough in the cold winter months and all throughout the year. Everyone will be given a nightlight to shine throughout the night as a symbol of support for those who are not just homeless but those facing poverty and social exclusion to take the next positive step in their lives. Wake at sunrise with a glowing sense of achievement knowing what a huge difference you have made to individuals and families facing crisis. Everybody taking part will be encouraged to raise as much in sponsorship as they can to help DENS to continue helping people rebuild their lives. To pre-register and receive updates when registration is open, please go to:www.dens.org.uk/sleepout
Saturday 16th – Tring Womens Institute ‘Christmas Bazaar’! 10am – 12 noon in the Victoria Hall, Akeman Street, Tring. Refreshments, cakes and preserves, tombola, raffle, crafts, gifts, Christmas bulbs, crockery, puzzles and games, and much, much more.
Saturday 16th – Craft Workshop at College Lake Visitor Centre – “Tied Bead Bracelet” classes – make a bracelet either for yourself or as a gift, using mainly recycled beads. Sessions at 10.30am – 12.30 pm or 13.30pm -15.30pm – sessions cost £10. Bookings in advance to: http://www.bbowt.org.uk or 01442 826774. There’s good car parking at the Visitor Centre, and a lovely cafe!
Sunday 17th – Zumbathon at Tring School (HP23 5JD) to raise money for The Hospice of St Francis. 2-4pm – tickets £12 – Zumba the afternoon away with friends, for a feel-good experience. For more information contact Roxanne Hussain on 07703 056774 or at: email@example.com, or at http://www.stfrancis.org.uk/zumbathon
Wednesday 20th – Monthly coffee morning with SEND Friends: Support Group for Parent Carers Tring and surrounding villages. 9.30am-11am at New Mill Baptist Church, Tring. A local group run by local people. Parents and carers of children and young people with any additional need or disability are welcome! No diagnosis necessary. Chat and make friends, share ideas and information, access local expertise in SEN support, short breaks, social care, sleep, 0-5 and post-16 services. For more information telephone 07598329823 or visit SENDfriends Facebook page.
Wednesday 20th – Saturday 23rd – Frayed Knot Theatre Company presents “Macbeth” at the David Evans Court Theatre, Tring. The performance will commence at 8pm each evening. For more information contact Frayed Knot Theatre Company producer Dan Clucas 07730402592 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 21st – “Storm Warning” at Blues Bar Tring – at Tring Park Cricket Club (HP236HA). 8.30pm (doors and bar open 7pm). Tickets £8 on the door.
Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th – Town Farm Art Show at 6 Town Farm, Cheddington, Bedfordshire LU7 0TT. 10am – 4pm daily.
Ten talented artists & makers showing an exciting mix of high quality art and craft. Painting, illustration, printmaking, portraiture, ceramics, woodturning & jewellery, plus willow weaving & sculpture in the garden. Photos and more info at www.townfarmartshow.blogspot.com Mulled wine & homebaked festive treats in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care. Please park on High Street – not in Town Farm. FREE ENTRY. For more information, phone 01296 662776 (call to check latest times or cancellations).
Saturday 23rd – Coffee morning/Bazaar/ Bring and Buy sale at the Iron Room (Tring Station). 10am-1pm. Something for everyone, and all in aid of DENS, the long-established and worthwhile Dacorum charity, providing emergency shelter for the homeless. For more information, and to make donations of money, cake ingredients, sweets, small gifts for game prizes, tea, coffee, or biscuits, contact email@example.com or phone 01442 826093
Sunday 24th – Christmas Fair at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts: 2pm-5.30pm. A wide variety of stalls selling Christmas gifts, decorations, and locally sourced produce. Afternoon teas available. Entry £1 (children under 16 free). For more information phone 01442 821516 or check: http://www.facebook.com/tringparkchristmasfair
Tuesday 26th – Tring Womens Institute invite you to their monthly meeting at High Street Baptist Church. 7.45pm. Speaker: Shirley Blake on “Health Emergencies and the Nora Grace Hall”. For more information, contact Carol on 01442 822695
Thursday 28th – “Christmas Creatures in Colour” at the Natural History Museum at Tring (HP23 6AP) 7pm-10pm. Create beautiful linoprint Christmas cards with artists Alex and Sasa. Learn how to create colourful prints using simple two-colour reductions. Tickets £20 – advance booking required. For further information contact the Museum on 020 7942 6163
Thursday 28th – Wille Edwards (frontman of ‘Wille and the Bandits’) at Tring Park Cricket Club, in aid of the local homeless charity DENS. 8.30pm (doors and bar open 7pm). Tickets £10 on the door or, to make sure of securing a seat, book via firstname.lastname@example.org or contact John Stack on 07713450992 (text please).
Friday 29th – Tring’s very own Christmas Festival takes over the town centre for this well-established evening, with something for everyone. 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Free event for all to enjoy: Christmas Market and Funfair, live music and entertainment, late night shopping in the High Street shops, food and drink, Father Christmas and more stalls in the Victoria Hall, and a warm welcome at our High Street churches.
Saturday 30th – Community Planting at Tring Park. Bring the whole family and get active with a day out planting on the Tring Park extension. Help us to start bringing the new land to life. Planting is a great family day out and is suitable for everyone, no experience necessary. More details to follow from the Woodland Trust.
Saturday 30th – “Oxford Fiddle Group” at St Mary the Virgin Church, Drayton Beauchamp. 2pm An afternoon concert performed by the OFG: playing tunes and songs from the UK, Ireland, and the USA – from foot-tapping jigs and reels to beautiful airs and laments. Pre-booking essential: £10 from David Lonsdale: email@example.com or 01296 631791
Sunday 1st – Handel’s Messiah + Rutter’s Magnificant as sung by the Linsdale Singers (Conductor Denis Pim) at St Mary’s Church, Eaton Bray 6pm – Tickets £12.50 from St Mary’s Box Office – 01525 222283 or via the Linsdale Singers website: http://www.linsdale.org.uk
Saturday 7th – “Sing Christmas” with the Beacon Community Choir at St Mary’s Church, Ivinghoe (LU7 9EH). Join the choir for a family carol concert – 5pm. Tickets £10 (children free) from Lindsay Hewlett (07986 009157 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or at www.beaconcommunitychoir.co.uk or on the door. Refreshments available.
Sunday 8th – The Very Lazy Sundays invite you to an afternoon of music with special guests Craig Joiner and In the Forest. Tickets £15. Doors open 4.15 pm. More at http://www.courttheatre.co.uk
Saturday 14th – Tring Choral Society Christmas Concert. 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: email@example.com. Items include: Rouse’ ‘Karolju’, Haydn ‘Te Deum, Geoffrey Hanson’s “Carols for Tring”, and features the Choir of Brookmead School.
Sunday 15th – Santa Dash in aid of the Hospice of St Francis. Kick start your Christmas with our 2.5 mile fun run through Hemel town centre and Gadebridge Park. Whether you choose to skip, stroll, sprint or scoot the route, the difference you make will go far beyond the festive season. Whilst making festive memories with your family and friends as you take on the Dash, you’ll be helping us to offer a hand in the darkness to other local families when they need us. We rely on the generosity of our community for 87% of our £5 million annual running costs. This year’s Santa Dash starts 10am from Riverside Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1BT. Registration prices: Adult (16+) £15; child (age 6-15) £5; Family of four (2 adults, 2 children) £35; Family of 5 (two adults, three children) £40. Visit http://www.stfrancis.org.uk/santadash
Sunday 29th – Skydive for The Hospice of St Francis! Take to the skies above Brackley, Northants in this adrenaline-fuelled challenge to raise much needed funds for this vital service to our local community. For details of registration and how sponsorship works, visit https://www.stfrancis.org.uk/support-us/events/detail/skydive
Saturday 4th -Chilfest 2020 – Adam Ant, Boomtown Rats, Paul Young and more………. at Pendley Meadow, Cow Lane, Tring. Free shuttle bus service from Tring Railway Station. For more details, visit http://www.chilfest.co.uk