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

Heritage Open Days

Starts: 7 September 2017

Ends: 10 September 2017

Look out for detailed programme out late August. https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/

Annual Awards Evening

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

7 October 2017

Location: Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Trip to Southwell Minster and the National Trust owned Workhouse. Details and booking form in Autumn Newsletter.

Speaker Evening – Sir Terry Farrell

23 November 2017

Time: 20.00

Location: St Albans School

We are delighted to announced that Terry Farrell will be our speaker at this event to be held in the Library at St Albans School.

Past Events

Annual General Meeting 2017

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.

Civic Day

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.

Public Commemoration of the First World War in St Albans

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

‘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)

What’s the Point of an Architect?

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

Famous Faces of Fleetville

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

Current Issues of National Concern

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

Events in 2017

The events card can be downloaded here.

The next speaker evening is in the autumn and details will be shown 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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