What's on in October | Bishop's Stortford

Posted 2nd Oct 2018 11:06am

There are various music events, bands and other performances in and around Bishop’s Stortford this October. Don’t miss out.


Fri 5 October


Isabel Hospice Party Night with The Overtures

On the 5th of October at Presdales School, Ware, Isabel Hospice presents the UK’s favorite rock and roll tribute act.  The Overtures are returning to Ware for one night only! They will be playing the greatest hits from music’s best decade, so join us for an ultimate evening of entertainment and dance the night away! Tickets cost £18 per person, with all proceeds from the tickets sales going to Isabel Hospice.

If you require more information please contact Olivia Woodcock on 01707 382 596.

Where: Presdales School, Hoe Lane, Ware, Herts SG12 9NX
When: Friday, October 5, 2018
Time: 7:00p to 11:00pm
Tickets: Tickets cost £18 per person, with all proceeds from the tickets sales going to Isabel Hospice.



Benslow Music Concert Series

On Friday 5th October at 8pm, Benslow Music presents Marco Marconi.  Thanks to his unique innovative style international jazz pianist and composer Marco Marconi has earned himself a reputation as a class act on the British Festival circuit as well as the Faziolli concert Hall in Venice and buzzing London Jazz scene.

Where: Benslow Music, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9RB
When: Friday, October 5, 2018
Time: 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Tickets: Tickets are £15 | Pre-concert dining £20 | Free entry for under 27’s



Sat 6 October


Creative activities at Hatfield Forest

In Foakes Hall in Great Dunmow, a day-long workshop is presented on Saturday 6th October starting at 10am – 4pm for young people aged between 14-18.  You can join in with a variety of creative activities that will help you explore and also express what Hatfield Forest means to you.  The workshop is run in conjunction with The National Trust, who are keen to hear the views of local people. And what else you would like to see in your local neighbourhood, so they can argue for nature rich areas beyond the forest.

This day-long workshop is free for entry. If you are over 14 and would like to take part simply visit evenbrite.co.uk and search for Hatfield Forest Creative Horizons. Groups of 5 or more can email admin @dialoguematters.co.uk

Where: Foakes Hall, 47 Stortford Road, Dunmow, Essex CM6 1DG
When: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Tickets: FREE


Manor Fields Primary School – Happy’s Circus

Manor Fields Primary School proudly presents Happy’s Circus. A fun packed comedy show for all the family supported by amazing International Circus Artists. Performances on Saturday 6th October and Sunday 7th October. All welcome! The event starts 12 noon, with traditional stalls as well as refreshments.  Circus starts at 2pm and finishes at 4pm with an interval.

Where: Manor Fields Primary School, Penningtons, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, CM23 4LE
When: Saturday, October 6 >to Sunday, October 7, 2018
Time: Saturday, 12:00pm to Sunday, 4:00pm
Tickets: Purchase tickets from: www.pta-events.co.uk/mfsa Only £8 per person, all tickets must be brought in advance, they will not be available on the door.


Abba Revival!

On Saturday 6th October 2018 live in concert Abba Revival!  at the Bishop’s Stortford United Reform Church. Calling all super-troopers, Mamma Mia’s and Dancing Queen’s, at last, your chance to bring to life that dream of singing with Abba on stage in the second half of this fabulous concert with the top Abba Band in the world!

A Magnum of Champagne awaits the winner! In addition, there will be prizes for the best dressed Abba fans! Doors open at 7pm. Tickets £20 each.

Where: United Reform Church, Water Lane, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts,
When: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Tickets: Doors open at 7pm. Tickets £20 each. Tickets are available from the Tourist Information Centre (TIC) in Bishop’s Stortford or www.wegottickets.com by card on 01279 815464 or from the Saffron Walden TIC



Dunton Folk 2018

On Saturday 6th October Duncton Folk presents Lucy Ward at St Mary Magdalene Church Duncton Biggleswade Herts SG18 8RR.

Where: St Mary Magdalene Church, Dunton, Biggleswade, Herts SG18 8RR
When: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Tickets: Doors open 7.30pm tickets are available from Simon on 01767 310 424 or for more information see www.duntonfolk.co.uk


Music for Solo Guitar

Heitor Villa -Lobos Music for Solo Guitar On Saturday 6th October at 7.30pm at the Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Trumpington Street Cambridge.

Where: Emmanuel United Reform Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QY
When: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: 7:30pm to 11:00pm
Tickets: Tickets £15 £10 concessions £5 children

For more information: info@iankelleher-guitar.co.uk or 01371 878 403.



The Humphrey Lyttelton Band – Jazz Night for Isabel Hospice

Isabel Hospice presents  The Humprey Lyttelton Jazz Band, on Saturday, October 6th at The Memorial Hall Welham Green, 7.30pm for 8pm start. Tickets are £22 and include light refreshments. Bring your own drink and glasses, parking available and a raffle.

Where: The Memorial Hall, Welham Green, Herts, AL9 7PG
When: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: 7:30pm to 11:00pm
Tickets: For tickets please call 01707 265 333.



Ultimate Coldplay

Ultimate Coldplay is the UK’s finest live tribute to Coldplay.

Where: The Half Moon, 31 North Street, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2LD
When: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: £11 / 01799 532009


Sabrina Francis

Listen to the mellow, sultry, soulful sound of this island girl and upcoming artist. Hailing from the Caribbean island of Grenada, the musical quartet promises to both captivate and soothe you with a powerful ensemble of original music they call Acoustic Soul from the West Indies. Sabrina will also be sharing songs from her album “Think In Colour” along with her newest releases. Don’t Miss it! Line up: Sabrina Francis (Vocals), Alesia Aird (Guitar), Keane Jules (Drums) and Dieter Burkhalter (Keys).

Where: The Half Moon, 31 North Street, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2LD
When: Sunday, October 7, 2018
Time: 6:00pm
Tickets: £6.60 / 01799 532009


Thu 11 October



Glasgow punk sounds from Rascalton.

Where: The Half Moon, 31 North Street, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2LD
When: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: £5.50 | 01799 532009


Fri 12 October


Benslow Music Concert Series

On Friday 12th October 8pm Benslow Music presents the Fitzwilliam String Quartet. Programme to include Giazunov Op 15 no 1 Shostakovitch String Quartet No 13 in B as well as Shubert String Quartet No 15 in G Major.

Where: Benslow Music, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9RB
When: Friday, October 12, 2018
Time: 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Tickets: Tickets £15 | Pre-Concert Dining £20 | FREE under 27s | (free entry for 8-25-year-olds is supported by the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust)



Sat 13 October


Isabel Hospice Don Giovanni Opera

On Saturday 13th October at the Marble Hall, Hatfield House. Mozart’s well-beloved dramatic opera will come to Hatfield House, as part of Lord and Lady Salisbury’s charities’ fortnight this October in aid of Isabel Hospice.

Felici a Herts/Beds based opera group will present this opera in a Tudor style set off by the amazing acoustics of the Marble Hall for this production using Schirmer’s English translation, to reflect the origins of Don Giovanni’s story and the history of this amazing house.  This setting will further be enhanced by the sound of the Tudor age by the accompaniment of Pirton Early Music Group. For a truly atmospheric evening please contact www.felici.company

Where: Hatfield House, Hatfield, Herts, AL9 5AE
When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Tickets: Tickets are £50 for front rows or £45 for back rows.


Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra – Holst’s The Planets

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra presents on Saturday 13th October from 7.30pm at Thaxted Parish Church, Holst’s The Planets.

Where: Thaxted Parish Church, Thaxted, Essex
When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Tickets: Tickets £30, £23 and £17 available online from friendsofthaxtedchurch.com or Saturday mornings from the Thaxted Tourist Information Centre.


Sun 14 October


Bishop’s Stortford Sinfonia – Music @ Stansted

On Sunday 14th October 2018 from 6pm at St John’s Stansted, Bishop’s Stortford Sinfonia presents Mozart Symphony No 31 “Paris”.  Richard Strauss, Oboe Concerto as well as Beethoven Symphony No 2.

Where: St John’s Church, Stansted, Herts CM24 8JP
When: Sunday, October 14, 201
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tickets: Tickets £15/£12 (under 18’s free) on the door or from Bishop’s Stortford Independent or Nockholds Solicitors or Absolute Travel in Stansted. Or ring 01279 815 282 or bishopsstortfordsinfonia.comhttp://www.musicatstansted.co.uk


Sat 20 October


Cambridge Living History Market

Cambridge Living History Market for history enthusiasts by history enthusiasts!! Come and visit Cambridge History Market for a full day of entertainment and shopping for the whole family. At Wood Green Animal Shelter, London Road, Godmanchester, Cambs PE29 2NH .  More than 50 historic traders offering goods for museums, re-enactors, the film industry and history enthusiasts. There will be gladiator fights, full contact Knights tournaments (HEMA), Storyteller, Devilstick Pete, as well as a best dressed historical figure competition. Opening times 10am -5pm Saturday and 10am – 4pm Sunday.

Venue: Wood Green Animal Shelter, London Road, Godmanchester, Cambs, PE29 2NH
When: Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 10:00am to Sunday, October 21, 2018 – 4:00pm
Time: Saturday 10:00am to Sunday 4:00pm
Tickets:  Admissions Adults £2 children free contact info@historiaoriginata.co.uk



Fire walk for Isabel Hospice

At Sherrardswood School, Lockleys, Welwyn, on Saturday 20th October from 6.30pm. Why not try something unusual!!  Want to do something once in a lifetime or maybe you want to go again!  This event is huge fun for everyone and, don’t worry, you will be given training and support!  There is a bar, music as well as food available on the night for you and your friends.

Where: Sherrardswood School, Lockleys, Welwyn, Herts, Al6 0BJ
When: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Tickets: Tickets cost £30 and we are asking all participants to raise at least £70 in sponsorship. Contact Olivia on 01707 382 535.



Barn Dance for Isabel Hospice

On Saturday 20th October at Welwyn Garden City United Reform Church Isabel Hospice presents a Folk Dance.

Where: Welwyn Garden City United Reform Church, Church Road, Welwyn Garden City. Herts AL8 6PS
When:Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 7:30pm to 10:45pm
Tickets:  Tickets cost £8 with light refreshments included! Admission by ticket only and tickets must be brought in advance! Please call 01707 320 299 or 01438 817785 for more information.



Isabel Hospice- Organ and Trumpet.

On Saturday 20th October at All Saints Church, Hertford, a superb concert in aid of Isabel Hospice in the presence of the Lord’s Lieutenant of Hertfordshire!  Featuring the King’s Men, The Choral Scholars from Kings College Chapel Cambridge, Michael Smith – organ as well as special guest Crispian Steel-Perkins Trumpet.

Where: All Saints Church, Hertford, Herts SG13 8AY
When: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 7:45pm to 11:00pm
Tickets: Tickets cost £25.00 and concessions cost £18. To get tickets call, 07860 116 202 or 01920 464117 or email Isabel Hospice.



Wed 24 October


Funny Girl

  • Directed by: Michael Mayer
  • Written by: Bob Merrill (lyrics), Jule Styne (music), Isobel Lennart

Natasha J Barnes and Sheridan Smith star in this new adaptation of Funny Girl, which tells the story of the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedian Fanny Brice. The musical brought global fame to Barbra Streisand 50 years ago and was originally nominated for eight Tony Awards.

Where: Empire, Anchor Street, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3BP
When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: bishopsstortford.empirecinemas.co.uk/?p=tickets&perfCode=17689. For more information call 08714 714 714.


* Event information from third parties.


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