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The Pick Of The Events In Hertfordshire In April

We pick out some of the best events happening across Hertfordshire in April

Henry Moore: The Sixties

Until 30 October

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

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Henry Moore with Knife Edge Two Piece 1962-65 (LH 516) in Perry Green, 1967.
Photo: John Hedgecoe

This will present a fascinating insight into Henry Moore’s life and work during this pivotal decade in his career. In the 1960s, Moore embraced new materials and techniques which enabled him to work on an increasingly monumental scale. He incorporated a greater degree of abstraction in his work and satisfied an enormous global demand for his art, which sometimes generated controversy. This exhibition at the Perry Green location will feature rarely seen sculptures, drawings, graphics and a wealth of archive material drawn entirely from the Henry Moore Foundation’s collection to illuminate the innovation of an artist himself in his sixties but at the height of his powers.

henry-moore.org

Three Women

22-30 April

Abbey Theatre

Women

Suzanne is getting married, and she’s invited her daughter and her mother to celebrate the night before the wedding. But it seems these three women have little in common – and a lot of emotional baggage to unpack. Actor and comedian Katy Brand explores modern-day dilemmas in this frank and funny exploration of what it means to be a woman, a mother or a daughter in the 21st century.

abbeytheatre.org.uk

Easter Activity Garden

4-18 April

The Marlowes Shopping Centre

Marlowes

A free Easter Activity Garden will be open in The Marlowes’ Centre Court, with craft workshops (including crown and wreath making and egg decorating), free activity packs to take home along with an ultimate egg hunt with a Community Easter Egg Trail. Participants need to find the 10 egg sculptures hidden around The Marlowes and unscramble the letters to make a word. Three lucky entries will be chosen at random to win an Easter hamper.

themarlowes.co.uk

Dinner Theatre

8-9 April

The Maltings Theatre

Ovo New Writers Season @ The Maltings Theatre Photos By Tim Morozzo

Noah just wants a few things; he wants to introduce his girlfriend to his Grandma, he wants to blow his Grandma away with his culinary skills so that she’ll back off and let him live his life the way he wants to, but unexpected guests keep interrupting the dinner – and Noah doesn’t actually have a girlfriend, because he’s gay. Written by Laura May Price, Dinner Theatre is her first full-length piece and premiered at the Clapham Fringe in 2021.

ovo.org.uk

Easter Events

Throughout April

St Albans

St Albans Cecelina Tornburg

Enjoy free family fun in the heart of St Albans throughout the Easter holidays. From innovative and exciting street theatre to fantastic comedy storytelling. Be entertained when the innovative Booster Cushion brings its travelling street theatre to St Albans on Friday 8 April, performing ‘Old McDonald and the Three Pigs Plus…’ It weaves the well-known story of the Three Pigs with the easy to learn rhyme Old McDonald Had A Farm. Featuring a 5m wide book with 2m pop ups, bright colourful pages and lots of silly animal props.

enjoystalbans.com

Block Printing Workshop

6 April

St Albans Museum + Gallery

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The artist Anna Ray uses simple block printing techniques in the creation of some of her artworks, and this is visible in her new off-the-wall piece Mesh. In this workshop you will make stamps of different shapes to block print directly onto cloth. During the workshop you will have time to visit the Fibre and Form exhibition with Anna when you have the opportunity to ask questions about her work.

stalbansmuseums.org.uk

The Walled Garden Re-Opening

From 2 April

The Grove

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Lined with rambling roses and fruit trees, The Grove’s secluded Walled Garden – for residents only – is open seasonally. It’s the perfect escape on a summer’s day for their hotel residents. With plenty of activities, delicious dining options and our magnificent kitchen garden, you won’t want to leave this hidden gem. Visit their website for details of other Easter events to be held this month too.

thegrove.co.uk

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