Events              WINTER 2019



If you missed seeing the artists in the Pop Up shop then take a look here and go to their web site - real art made with passion.

Armistice Day in Harpenden Nov 11 2018

Large gathering of local residents pay their respects.

Armistice Day Remembrance at London’s Albert Hall

Millions watch a touching commemoration on TV

Armistice Day

Anthem for Doomed Youth BY WILFRED OWEN

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?

      — Only the monstrous anger of the guns.

      Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle

Can patter out their hasty orisons.

No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells;

      Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,—

The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;

      And bugles calling for them from sad shires.

What candles may be held to speed them all?

      Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes

Shall shine the holy glimmers of goodbyes.

      The pallor of girls' brows shall be their pall;

Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,

And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.

Grow £1 was on during the month of October

All children were given £1 funded from the HSA (PTA) Manland

They were to come up with their own ideas on how to grow the £1

The Profits made are going towards our Key Stage 1 playground equipment

We held a fair on Friday 26th October where the children could come and run their own stall. Other than that date the children could carry out their ideas in anyway they wanted

The winners were:

Top Fundraiser - Lenny Southall (he raised £350!)

Most Entrepeneurial - Charlie Brooke (he bought and sold Haribo sweets

Most Creative Fundraiser - Alice (made and sold House Wish bracelets)

Other stalls were - chores (walking dog, washing cars, tidying up, gardening) - Sponsored silence/triathalon - Cake sales/homemade lemonade - Games (pick a lolly, homemade slime,play your cards right,pick a pumpkin, hook a duck) - Guess the sweets in the jar - Book sale - Toy sell - Raffles -Beauty salon

Amount raised was £2048

Spectacular results in the Manland School

Grow £1 Challenge.

A classical concert to remember and raise money for AT

Saturday Jan 12 at  St Nicholas Church, Harpenden.

Above: The Jan 2017 concert in St Nicholas Church

The 2019 Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra concert will be held at St Nicholas Church, Harpenden, on Saturday 12 January 2019, 7:30pm. We are delighted that internationally-acclaimed cellist, Guy Johnston, will be joining the orchestra as the solo cellist. Guy is really looking forward to performing in his home town in support of the A-T Society.

The Soloist

Guy Johnston is one of the most exciting and versatile British cellists of his generation. He achieved important early successes through the BBC Young Musician of the Year title, the Guilhemina Suggia Gift, the Shell London Symphony Orchestra Gerald MacDonald Award and receiving a Classical Brit Award at the Royal Albert Hall. His mentors have included Steven Doane, Ralph Kirshbaum, Bernard Greenhouse, Steven Isserlis and David Waterman.

Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra 

Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra is one of Hertfordshire’s premiere music ensembles, conducted by James Murray. The orchestra, made up of highly talented amateur musicians from Hertfordshire and nearby counties, has worked with many conductors and soloists, who have gone on to major careers. It has played concerts across Europe and in the Middle East.



Myaskovsky:    Serenade Op. 32/1

Tchaikovsky:    Variations on a Rococo Theme Op.

R. Strauss:        ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’ Overture and Dance Scene

Mozart:              Symphony No. 40 (G minor)

Doors and bar open at 7pm.



Adult: £12 in advance or £15 on the door

Under 16: £5

Click on the link below to book your tickets/

A-T Society, Rothamsted, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

Registered Charity No: 1105528

+44 (0) 1582 760733

Jan 7. A Car Parking Solution Needed for the Harpenden Problem – air your views.

Talk to anyone in Harpenden and most will bemoan the lack of parking, be they a shopper, commuter, retailer, an employer or an employee in the town, those with appointments, or a welcome visitor, the consistent and common complaint is the same, ‘Can’t find a space’.

The Harpenden Society in conjunction with HarPark, a group of residents trying to make our councillors act, invite everyone to a free-to-attend public meeting at Harpenden High St Methodist Church Hall, starting at 7.30pm on Thursday January 17th to air their views and listen to those of their local politicians. Places are limited so need to be booked in advance via the link on

The group have distributed survey forms across Harpenden to record the views of business and customers, launched an awareness campaign on poster-sites and in local print and social media, and yet to be confirmed, expect commitment from our District Councillors to recognise and take ownership of the problem and develop a fully-funded Harpenden Parking Strategy.

Harpenden Town Cllr Michael Weaver commented in a letter headed ‘Tackling high street gloom’ to The Herts Advertiser Jan 3rd, ”However we cannot get away from the fact that the majority of shopping will involve the use of a car. Quite simply we need additional car parks. Then there is the question of charging. Let`s have some imaginative thinking with “free after three” or “one hour free” and raising the charge very much higher for stays over three hours and a reduced charge or genuine shop workers.”