The St Albans Artist Adding Colour To Local Landmarks

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We meet St Albans artist Hannah Sessions to talk about her love of the area and why she has joined forces with St Albans BID Were you a creative child? From a very young age I always loved arts and colouring. I grew up away from all technology and TV, so creativity kept me busy […]

Inside New Restaurant Omboo At St Albans’ Sopwell House

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Sopwell House in St Albans is all set to introduce Omboo, which is sure to spice up the dining scene in Hertfordshire For visitors enjoying afternoon tea at Sopwell House in St Albans recently, they would have been intrigued by an on-going evolution of the dining space. Here, at Absolutely Hertfordshire, we too have been […]

How St Albans’ Historic Pub Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Was Saved

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Martin Robinson was a part of the Ye Olde Fighting Cocks team when it was announced the historic St Albans pub was closing down – so decided to take matters into his own hands When news filtered through earlier this year that St Albans’ historic pub, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, was to cease trading, us […]

Lindar Media: A St Albans Company Revamping Online Casino

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We take a closer look at Lindar Media, based in St Albans, who challenging the big names in the online gambling industry The online gambling industry is thriving. Thanks to mobile phones and fast internet connections, UK players are now no more than just a few touches away from being able to play their favourite […]

The Inside Story On St Albans BID

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Keith Newlan, founder of Kings Hill Jewellers and BID Board Member, on what it means for St Albans BID to secure a second term What does it mean to you that St Albans BID has secured a second term? It means that we can be assured that someone will be supporting the businesses in St […]

The St Albans Filmmaker Capturing Cities In A New Light

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Hertfordshire filmmaker Jevan Chowdhury tells Natalie Li about his critically acclaimed Moving Cities project and uncovering creative nooks and magical spots in St Albans Since an early age, the hubbub of city life, people’s reactions, and the moving background has always captivated Jevan Chowdhury. This fascination with his environment combined with a love of dance […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit St Albans

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Here are five reasons why St Albans is a gem of Hertfordshire and is worthy of a visit at any time of the year SPECTACULAR SHOPPING Old meets new with independent shops and boutiques offering cutting-edge and unusual items set in beautiful, medieval buildings and three large shopping areas play host to well-known retail brands. […]

7 Of The Best Events In Hertfordshire In February

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From the Wildlife Photographer of the Year to a unique look at Hertfordshire’s heritage, here are 7 of the best events across the county in February Wildlife Photographer of The Year Until 9 June Natural History Museum Tring Explore the natural world at the annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year Highlights exhibition at the Natural […]

The Past, Present And Future Of Hertfordshire’s OVO Productions

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Mark Kebble talks to Adam Nichols, artistic director of St Albans-based OVO Productions, about stand out moments to date, creating in lockdown and what 2022 holds in store What’s the story behind OVO and how long have you been artistic director?I set up OVO with Simon Nicholas in 2003 with me as artistic director and […]

Luisa Zissman On LuAnna, The Apprentice And Bishop’s Stortford


Bethan Andrews sits down with entrepreneur and media personality Luisa Zissman to talk chasing business dreams, life in Hertfordshire and her upcoming UK podcast tour From leaving school at 17 and setting up her own business at the age of 20, to flying the flag for women in business, getting to the final of The […]

Meet The Winners From The St Albans Food & Drink Festival


It was a very different St Albans Food & Drink Festival this year, but there was still plenty to celebrate, with three locals receiving worthy recognition LIZ MARCY Community Engagement, Partnerships and Marketing Officer  St Albans City and District Council How long have the St Albans Food & Drink Festival Awards been running for? This […]

Why St Albans Is On The Up

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Like every other city across the UK, St Albans has faced its toughest crisis to date in one of history’s most notable pandemics. Yet, confidence in the historic market-town is skyrocketing. Absolutely Hertfordshire finds out why Following on from full re-opening in July, business leaders say St Albans is thriving. Just 20 miles from London, […]