Events

Throughout the year, we offer a range of events for members and non-members. These include regular speaker evenings covering topical interests – for example we have included subjects varying from preserving the green belt to youth interests in St. Albans. The full diary of events is usually published in the Autumn.

There is an Annual General Meeting (usually held in June) when all members are invited to give their views on past and future happenings in our city.

Perhaps the highlight of the year is our Awards Evening in October where we celebrate best practice in current architecture and design – for both buildings and our green spaces.

Additionally, we participate in the St Albans Residents First Weekend and Heritage Open Days, and arrange visits to other interesting and historic towns.

Upcoming Events

Speaker Evening – Sir Terry Farrell

Date: 21 November 2017

Time: 19:30

Location: St Albans School

We are delighted to announced that Sir Terry Farrell will be our speaker at this event to be held in the Library at St Albans School. His topic is Designing Modern Architecture in a Historic City.  

Please note that space is limited and you must reserve a place in advance, see attached for further details.

Past Events

Current Issues of National Concern

Date: 16 February 2017

Time: 20:00

Location: The Cross Street Centre, Dagnall Street

A talk by Phil Duce, Trustee of Civic Voice, the HQ for the Civic Society Movement.

The Cross Street Centre* Dagnall Street at 8.00pm – FREE

Famous Faces of Fleetville

Date: 16 March 2017

Time: 20:00

Location: The Cross Street Centre, Dagnall Street

A talk by Liz Bloom of Fleetville Diaries.

The Cross Street Centre* Dagnall Street at 8.00pm – FREE

What’s the Point of an Architect?

Date: 20 April 2017

Time: 20:00

Location: The Cross Street Centre, Dagnall Street

A talk by John Whalen, a local architect (joint meeting with Herts Association of Architects). The Cross Street Centre* Dagnall Street at 8.00pm – FREE

‘Gracious and Spacious Folkestone’ with its famous The Leas promenade. Once a fashionable resort, the town declined in the 60s and 70s but has regenerated itself in recent years. Optional guided tour. (Details in Spring Newsletter)

Public Commemoration of the First World War in St Albans

Date: 18 May 2017

Time: 20:00

Location: The Cross Street Centre, Dagnall Street

A talk by Jonathan Mein on Public Commemoration of the First World War in St Albans

The Cross Street Centre* Dagnall Street at 8.00pm – FREE

Civic Day

Date: 17 June 2017

Civic Day is a national celebration of civic pride. It is taking place on Saturday 17 June 2017 throughout the UK, with events organised by Civic Societies and Civic Voice.  Further details here shortly.

Annual General Meeting 2017

Date: 29 June 2017

Time: 20:00

Location: The Octagon Room, St Peter’s Church

The Octagon Room, St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Street at 8pm, followed by refreshments and opportunity to chat to fellow members.

Paid-up members only.

Heritage Open Days

Start date: 7 September 2017

End date: 10 September 2017

For more information on attractions which are open for free see the Heritage Open Days brochure 2017.

Details of the Heritage Open Days in other areas can be found at https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/

Annual Awards Evening

Date: 5 October 2017

Time: 19:30

Location: The Maltings Arts Theatre

Annual Awards Evening for members and invited guests

The Maltings Arts Theatre 7.30pm for 8pm start

Refreshments – FREE

Autumn coach visit

Date: 7 October 2017

Location: Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Trip to Southwell Minster and the National Trust owned Workhouse.

Details and booking form available here

Events in 2017

The next speaker evening is on 21 November 2017 with Sir Terry Farrell.

The 2017 events card can be downloaded here.

 

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Membership is open to all – to everyone who shares our aim to make our City attractive for residents and visitors.

The membership / financial year runs from 1st April through to 31st March but you may of course join at any time so don’t delay, join today!

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