Weston 100 Festival Events

Cinema Club all-day screening
Saturday 4 March 1-10pm

We are holding a cinema club day in the village hall.  There is no entry fee or registration required to attend – just show up!  The films chosen all have a local flavour, either being based on the area or filmed in the locality.  Timings and films are as follows:
1-3pm: Nanny McPhee
4-6pm: Howard’s End
8-10pm: The World’s End
There will be a licensed bar during the day and we will also be selling snacks and soft drinks. Children must be accompanied at all times. You can contact us on westoncinemaclub@yahoo.com

Saturday 11 March 7.30pm
Weston Concerts – Guitar Concert
St Nicholas Church, Rectory Road, Stevenage

One of the most distinguished classical guitarists of our time, Croatian born Zoran Dukić won more international prizes between 1990 and 1997 than any other guitarist. Zoran rarely plays in this country, so this is an important event for guitar enthusiasts.

Tickets online or available on the door

Saturday 18 March 2-4pm
Mini Monets Family Painting Session

Tuesday 21 March Weston 7.30pm – 10pm
Talk with Harriet Kelsall

Harriet Kelsall is one of the most respected bespoke designers and business trailblazers working in the UK jewellery industry today.

She founded her multi-award-winning business from her kitchen table in 1998 and then started a wave to bring reachable bespoke jewellery design to the high street for the first time. She was the 2016 HSBC Forward Ladies “Retail Businesswoman of the year”, Everywoman’s “Retail Woman of the Year” in 2011, one of The Institute of Directors magazine’s six “women who have most changed the business world” in 2014 and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and of the City of London.   She advised the UK government via Creative and Cultural Skills Academy on jewellery skills from 2012-2018.

Harriet is passionate about helping creative businesses flourish and her book on the subject called ‘The Creative’s Guide to Starting a Business: How to turn your talent into a career’ which won at the 2019 Business Book of the Year Awards.

Harriet will give a talk followed by a Q&A session. 80 capacity free entry. Wine and cheese refreshments.

Saturday 25 March 7.30pm
Cheese and Wine Tasting evening

Join us for a fabulous Wine and Cheese tasting run in conjunction with The Wee Vinoteca, Hitchin’s leading wine bar.

The tasting of a selection of carefully chosen wines and cheeses will be hosted by Duncan Gammie, proprietor of the Wee Vinoteca who will introduce each wine and cheese pairing and guide us on the appreciation of both.

There are a few tickets left at £28 per person, to register your interest email mike.owen8@btinternet.com

Sunday 16 April
100 years of WVH

Saturday 22 April 7.30pm
Recordare a capella concert
St Nicholas Church

Formed in 2018, this outstanding group consists of alumni from the Genesis Sixteen scheme, the Royal Academy of Music and former choral scholars from many of the UK’s leading collegiate choirs. Members have performed with the Tallis Scholars, The Gabriella Consort, Tenebrae and The Sixteen, as well as having solo careers in opera and oratorio.

Leader Harry Bradford was Genesis Sixteen conducting scholar 2018-19 and Alec Robertson Scholar at Westminster Cathedral. He also conducts the English Baroque Choir, the Thames Philharmonic Choir and North Herts Guild of Singers and won 2nd Prize in the prestigious 2022 Eric Ericson award in Stockholm, conducting the Swedish Radio Choir.

Tickets online or available on the door

Saturday 29 April. 7.30pm
Murder Mystery Evening
Death by Chocolate – or Just Desserts!”

An evening of mystery and comedy, brought to you from the pen of David Pidgeon and a trusty band of local enthusiastic thespians! 

Tickets are £20 each, to include plentiful platters of food (including interesting desserts!) on each table of 8 people. Proceeds will go to the British Red Cross Turkey Syria Earthquake Appeal.

Saturday 6 May from 10.30am
Coronation celebration with live streaming in hall and various activities over the Coronation weekend

The Coronation will be streamed live in the Village Hall. Refreshments will be available and the Parish Council have a variety of events over the weekend to mark the occasion, see below

Friday 5 May from 5pm Meet on Village Green to decorate the village

Sunday 7 May 10am Meet on Village Green for The Big Walk followed by The Big Picnic Lunch from 12 noon on the Village Green and Fore Street and then Evensong at 6pm in Weston Parish Church.

Monday 8 May 11am Village Green Big Help out- Litter Picking

Saturday 10 June
Holy Trinity Church Weston 7.30pm
Weston Concerts 100th concert ‘The Galliard Ensemble’

This is a very special concert to celebrate our 100th Weston concert, back in Holy Trinity Church. Now in its 24th year, the Galliard Ensemble is established as one of Britain’s leading chamber groups.

The ensemble has performed in many of the world’s leading venues and festivals, and frequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and around the World. Their educational work ranges from concerts for children to masterclasses at leading conservatoires and universities such as Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Tickets online or available on the door

Sunday 11 June 12 – 5pm
Cherry Tots 10th birthday party

Family fun day open to all to celebrate 10 years of Cherry Tots and to mark Cherry’s retirement at end of the summer term.

Among the attractions will be 2 bouncy castles, face painter, circus skills and an ice-cream van

Saturday 17 June 11am-5pm
Fairclough Hall Farm Halls Green, Weston
Vintage Car and cycle Display

The Letchworth Garden City Classic and Vintage Car Club picnic is to be held in the pretty rural location of Halls Green, nr Weston. Entrance fees are £5 for cars and, £2 for motorcycles and pedestrians. Cash or card. This event is the LGCCVCC’s annual picnic style meeting where classic and vintage cars are displayed and visitors are welcome to bring their own historic vehicles to show in the main part of the field. Guests in modern cars have their own parking area in the field too. Live music, along with food stalls and other stalls of interest are planned

Saturday 24 June
Musical event

As part of Weston Village’s celebration of 100 years of our village hall, Weston Music Society is putting on a concert to showcase the hugely talented performers we have in our local area. Whether the performers have grown up locally or decided to make Hertfordshire their home, all are connected to the local community. Come, listen and be inspired by performers of all ages and stages in their professional careers. With a range of instruments, music from classical to jazz and folk, and a Q&A with the performers. Adults £10, Under 25s FREE! Tea, cake and wine on sale.

Tickets are live for this wonderful concert! Featuring Alastair Penman, Emma Halnan, Caroline Owen, Hannah Williams-Brown, Gabriel Taylor and more. One for the whole family. Tickets on the door or prebook on http://trybooking.co.uk/CLBM

Saturday 8 July

Back by popular demand, Westonbury Festival. We’re really looking forward to hosting this event, last year’s summer fete was a step towards bringing the festival back and was thoroughly enjoying by all those who came.

It will be held on the school grounds, with camping available for Saturday night. We already have some great singers booked and are currently seeking more singers and bands to add to the line-up. More information and announcements will follow.

Friday 8 September
6pm – 9pm
Youth Club Party (Years 6 – 9)

A fun night to celebrate the end of the school year. Food and drinks DJs, music, games and prizes. Event postponed from July.

Sunday 10 September
Sunflower Competition Judging at
Weston Garden Club Autumn Show

The Garden club has provided the school with seeds, pots, compost and growing instructions to two classes at Weston school . The plan is that the sunflowers will be judged in late August/early September and a prize awarded at the Garden club show on Sunday 10th September

Saturday 23 September
Please note that Harvest Supper has been CANCELLED

If you have already bought tickets please take them back to the Village Shop for a refund. Many thanks.

Saturday 30 September 10am – 1pm
Macmillan Coffee Morning

As part of the weekly Café and book exchange we shall be raising money for MacMillan Cancer Support with a raffle of prizes and a special patchwork quilt raffle too. Contact Sarah Bacon

Saturday 30 September 7pm
Magic Night

A magical evening with Ian Keable who seamlessly. combines magic, mind reading and comedy to produce an endless stream of laughs and gasps. Ian is a Member of The Magic Circle with Gold Star. He has received The Magic Circle Comedy Magic Award and has also won the British Champion of Comedy Magic. He has written three books for the general public on magic and also two specialist books for the magic profession. 2 x 45 minute sessions of Hoaxes and Tricks. Fish and chip supper, full bar, £25 per ticket (adults only). Please contact Sharon Owen

Sunday 8th October
Please note that Craft Exhibition has been CANCELLED

Hopefully it will happen next year.

Saturday 14 October 7pm for 7.30pm start
Quiz Night

After the success of last year’s quiz night, we are delighted to offer another opportunity to all you devoted quizzers. Open to teams of up to 6 people (over 18s only). Proceeds to local charities. Tickets £15 to include fish n chip supper (veggie option available) Cash bar only. Contact Kate Dowie

Sunday 5 November 10am – 4pm
Village Craft Fair

The annual pre-Christmas craft fair is being held in aid of breast cancer and in memory of Nancy Ginn. All crafts – knitting, quilting, cards, jewellery, toys with lots to see and buy from crafty folk in the area. Refreshments and a raffle. To book a stall contact Sarah Bacon

Sunday 12 November 3pm – 5pm
Table Tennis Tournament

Weston Table Tennis Club was set up last autumn and has the benefit of three tables to play on, one of them being an excellent new table kindly funded by the Parish Council.

We currently hold two playing sessions per week in the Village Hall, one on Tuesday evenings and the other on Thursday mornings. New members are always welcome, including beginners. Bats and balls are provided.

The tournament being held on Sunday 12th November in the Village Hall is open to Club members and anyone who lives in the village. There will be three separate categories of competition, namely Under 18s, Adults and Mixed Doubles, and there will be token prizes for winning players. Why not come along – you have nothing to lose!

8–10 December
Harry Poppins – the Pantomime

Please note that Pantomime has been CANCELLED

Saturday 9 December, time to be confirmed
Christmas Tree Lighting, Carol Singing, Lannock Fair and Father Christmas plus mulled wine and mince pies

Let us end the centenary year by lighting the Christmas Tree and singing together.