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St Albans Film Festival 2015

St Albans Film Festival 2015

St Albans third Film Festival sets its sights on for the heavens when it blasts off again in May.

Running from 1 - 3 May, there's a packed programme of events for local film lovers at venues across the district many of them with a space theme.

There will be a Grand Opening Feature Film at the Odyssey Cinema, followed by movies and awards at various 'pop-up' cinemas across the district including venues like The Fighting Cocks pub, Oaklands CollegeWestminster Lodge and the Old Town Hall. For latest information on films, events, tickets and running times, visit the Film Festival website or follow the Film Festival on Twitter.

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Live Event Listings for St Albans Events

Live Event Listings for St Albans Events

Come to allaboutstalbans.com now and enjoy live event listings from these venues:

So now, when you're looking for what's on locally in St Albans, be sure to bookmark allaboutstalbans.com 
We're going to be adding more venues to our live event listings facility.  So if there's a venue you'd like to see included, please be sure to let us know.

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Mayor opens St Albans Clock Tower for summer

Mayor opens St Albans Clock Tower for summer

St Albans Mayor unlocked the door of the City's historic Clock Tower on Good Friday, 3 April, ready to welcome visitors for the summer season.

Cllr Geoff Harrison, Mayor of St Albans City and District, then climbed the 93 steps to the tower's roof, to enjoy the fine views of the City.

Members of St Albans Civic Society and St Albans & Hertfordshire Architectural & Archaeological Society (SAHAAS) accompanied the Mayor on his climb.

Volunteers from the Civic Society and SAHAAS open the Clock Tower for visitors every Saturday from Easter weekend to the end of September. Entry to the Clock Tower costs £1 per adult, accompanied children go free. Disabled access is difficult as there is a restricted entrance and 93 narrow steps to the top.

The tower is also opened up for visitors on special occasions, such as the switch-on of the Christmas lights.

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New map of local cycling routes in St Albans

New map of local cycling routes in St Albans

The free map of cycling routes has been revamped to include the routes through Verulamium Park and the soon to be launched Green Ring around St Albans. 

St Albans City and District Council has just published the updated map online. Free printed copies of the map are also available from the St Albans Tourist and Information Centre, Parish Councils and local libraries. Members of the St Albans Cycle Campaign provided the Council with assistance to update the map. 

The map is part of a wider strategy to improve facilities and routes for cyclists in the District. The District Council recently completed new cycle routes through Verulamium Park and is working with Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) on the Green Ring walking and cycling route. 

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What's on this May

What's on this May

2 May Gamlingay Ensemble play Mozart and Beethoven, 7:30 PM, Marlborough Road Methodist Church

Sat 2 May - The Ronnie Scott's Story, 5pm, Arts Depot

Sat 2 May - Good Kill (15), 7:00 PM, The Odyssey

Sun 3 May - Grumpy Old Women, 8:00 PM, Alban Arena

Wed 6 May - A Whisper in the Heart, 7:30 PM, Trestle Arts Base

Thu 7 May - Lee Nelson, 7:30 PM, Alban Arena

Thu 7 May - The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG), 7:30 PM, The Odyssey

Fri 8 May - Blade Runner (15), 7:30 PM, The Odyssey

Fri 8 May - Waterloo - The Best of Abba, 8:00 PM, Radlett Centre

Sat 9 May - John Wick (15), 7:00 PM, The Odyssey

Sat 9 May - Orchestral Colours, 7:30 PM, St Saviour's Church

Sun 10 May - The Ronnie Scotts Story, 5:00 PM, Arts Depot

Sun 10 May - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 7:30 PM, Alban Arena

13 & 14 May - Octonauts, 1:00 PM, Alban Arena

Wed 13 May - Children of Eden, 7:45 PM, Radlett Centre

Fri 15 May - Fast & Furious 7 (12A), 7:30 PM, The Odyssey

Fri 15 May - The Counterfeit Stones, 8:00 PM, Alban Arena

16-24 May Picasso Exhibition, Gallery Rouge Harpenden, 7:00 PM, Gallery Rouge

Sun 17 May - The Face of an Angel (15), 6:00 PM, The Odyssey

Sun 17 May - Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, 7:30 PM, Alban Arena

Mon 18 May - Still Alice (12A), 7:30 PM, The Odyssey

Wed 20 May - Woman In Gold (12A), 2:00 PM, The Odyssey

Wed 20 May - Niall McCann, 8:00 PM, Radlett Centre

Thu 21 May - Pasadena Roof Orchestra , 8:00 PM, Radlett Centre

22-24 May Dogs Dont Do Ballet, 10:35 AM, Arts Depot

Fri 22 May - Cobain: Montage of Heck (15), 7:30 PM, The Odyssey

Sat 23 May - Selma (12A), 7:00 PM, The Odyssey

Sun 24 May - The Sound of Music (U), 4:00 PM, The Odyssey

Mon 25 May - The Shining - Extended US version (15), 9:00 PM, The Odyssey

Wed 27 May Fleetville Diaries - Local History, 7:00 PM, Fleetville Community Centre

Thu 28 May - Every Brilliant Thing, 7:30 PM, Trestle Arts Base

Fri 29 May - Duck In The Truck, 11:30 AM, Radlett Centre

Sat 30 May - Aladdin - 1992 (U), 2:00 PM, The Odyssey

Sat 30 May - Jackson - Live in Concert, 7:30 PM, Radlett Centre


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