Our pick of the six must-visit places in October in Herts
ARKLEY FINE ART
Established in 2017 Arkley Fine Art has quickly made its mark as a leading gallery discovering emerging artists on the contemporary fine art scene. Set up by Richard and Danielle Barry, both have worked within the Art industry for the last decade, selling works by some of the world’s most notable names to an international client base.
The setup at Arkley has been built on their strong values of not only making sure they are showcasing the best contemporary art has to offer, but also making sure the careers of the artists on their portfolio are being properly managed. Their success is Arkley’s success.
This combination allows them to not only showcase an incredible eclectic display of work, but also helps to protect the investment opportunities of each and every client. For the latest listings, visit their website.
The Sinclair Gallery, located in Rickmansworth, celebrates Realist art and features some of the most talented Realism artists in the world. Its founder, Esther Murphy, was inspired to open the gallery after completing her own traditional Atelier training in Classical Realism. Visit their website for latest listings.
GOING THE DISTANCE
Full casting has been announced for Going The Distance, the world premiere ofa digital production of a new comedy by Henry Filloux-Bennett and Yasmeen Khan, available on demand from 4-17 October 2021. The production will be co-produced by The Lawrence Batley Theatre, Oxford Playhouse, The Dukes and The Watermill Theatre, and Watford Palace is a partner venue.
Sara Crowe stars as ‘Em, Nicole Evans as ‘Billie’, Shobna Gulati as ‘Vic’, Sarah Hadland as ‘Rae’, Merch Husey as ‘Kem, Matthew Kelly as ‘Frank’, Emma McDonald as ‘Gail’, and Penny Ryder as ‘Maggie’ with Stephen Fry as the ‘Narrator’. It is directed by Felicity Montagu (best known for her role as ‘Lynn’ in I’m Alan Partridge, as well as numerous stage and screen credits).
ANTIQUE & COLLECTORS FAIR
10 October & 31 October
Berkhamsted / Sarratt
Marcel Fairs will be hosting two special antiques events in Hertfordshire this month. On 10 October they head to Sarratt Village Hall, before moving on to Berkhamsted Sports Centre on 31 October. Expect some unique finds that will delight collectors out there.
WARE VINTAGE FAIR
This fair has established itself as a popular destination for vintage lovers. Go and join them in a historic venue in a historic market town. Ware Drill Hall is a Victorian barrel-vaulted building constructed in iron, perfect to host 50 vintage dealers, a vintage cafe serving lovely home-made cakes, live singer, DJ Retro Radio Show, and more. 10:30am-4pm, admission £2, children free. Dogs welcome.
21 October-3 November
The Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead
Over the October half term, six superheroes will be hiding around The Marlowes in Hemel Hempstead. Until 3 November, visitors to the shopping centre will be able to seek out life size versions of the most iconic superheroes of all time: Spiderman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Captain Marvel and Batman. Kids Club members attending can also claim a free gift – visitors can sign up to the exclusive club on the day to get all the benefits of becoming a member and take home a gift.
THE GRUESOME GARDENS
25 October-28 October 2021
Ashridge House is delighted to present The Gruesome Gardens this Halloween opening on Monday 25 October until Thursday 28 October 2021, set in the beautiful private gardens at Ashridge House in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire for a truly unique Spooktacular experience.
Enter through the Haunted Castle and make your way through to The Gruesome Gardens where your trail begins. Follow the Halloween trail to locate a series of creepy clues, tricks and stories hidden amongst the grounds at Ashridge House, however beware of unwanted friends along the way. Will you be able to locate the pirates treasure chest and make it out of the gardens unscathed to collect your Halloween treat?