Events  2023


Saturday April 22. 10.30

We invite you to participate in a conversation and discussion group meeting on

The NHS: Reform or Privatise?

Park Hall, Leyton Green, Harpenden AL5 2LX

Free to attend

Refreshments will be served at the meeting

Background Information:

BACKGROUND INFO: Marmot and Wanless Reviews 2020/21

Saturday June 3....Not one but TWO artists from Molasses House have works accepted for the 2023 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Nathalie Kingdon and Tommy Fiendish.

The exhibition will be the culmination of a busy year for both artists. Tommy will shortly graduate from the revered Royal College of Art with a Masters in Painting and next month Nathalie has an exclusive exhibition of her work at the Lndon flagship store of Paul Smith the iconic British designer, curated by the designer himself.

Tommy Fiendish and Nathalie Kingdon have been with Molasses House since its opening and proves once again that an independent gallery, with a good eye for talent can stand apart from the mass of commercial art which clutters many high streets up and down the land.

Drop by Molasses House in Station Rd this weekend for a closer look at their work.

Judith Menges - Bespoke Sculptures & Kiln Formed Glass


Judith Menges our local Harpenden Artist & The Take Five Artists Group 

Will be exhibiting at the St Albans Museum Gallery - St Peters Street, St Albans  AL1 3DH 

27th May to June 11th 2023. (Please check opening hours)


St Albans Half Marathon - Sunday 11th June

The AT Society are delighted to have been chosen as charity of the year at the 2023 St Albans Half  on Sunday 11 June.  There are different distances to run; ½ marathon, 5K, 1.5 mile fun run, also both a walking ½ marathon and wheelchair ½ marathon and all with the promise of an ice lolly at the end for those taking part!

Did you know that there are loads of ways to join in and one way is WALKING,  and it's a beautiful walking route through stunning St Albans.

We have places available for anyone to take part –

If you are interested in a FREE place for entry in return for a fundraising commitment of a minimum of £150, or volunteering for us on the day, please get in touch with or click here for info and to book your FREE place.

Click her for info about setting up your fundraising page.

For more information about the event see

AND You could take part in the SA Law Challenge- see below

Harpenden welcomes  award winning artist

Fabian Perez

Sunday June 11 at Clarendon Fine Arts

Come and meet him 11am -1pm

Summer begins at The Harpenden Carnival with free activities and entertainment for all! Sat. June 17.

Harpenden’s Round Table and Harpenden Town Council is excited to again work in partnership on the 56th Harpenden Summer Carnival which will take place on Saturday 17th June, 12-6pm. This event is always a highlight of the Town’s calendar and the partnership is looking forward to welcoming residents and visitors back to this wonderful occasion!

The Round Table volunteers have worked incredibly hard to ensure that the Summer Carnival demonstrates the very best of Harpenden and offers something for everyone. From the ever-popular Savills Dog Show to bouncy inflatables, craft activities to delicious food and drinks stalls, there will be plenty to entertain all.

James Rose - Carnival Chair, Harpenden Round Table, said “We are proud to bring Harpenden Carnival back again this summer. Bring your family, bring your friends. Not only is Carnival a great day out, it celebrates local businesses and community groups, whilst raising substantial amounts for charity”.

This year, the Arena programme is bigger and better than ever and we are delighted to announce that the programme will include the incredible Black Eagles Acrobats who you may know from CBBC’s Crackerjack; these amazing talented performers promise to be a real show stopper! The Extreme Mountain Bike Show is also appearing – Europe’s number one mountain bike trials / BMX demonstration team. Plus Revellers Steelband, a Carnival favourite, will also be showcasing their vibrant talents.

The Stage also has a wonderful line up of entertainment including fabulous music from Number 7 – guaranteed to get you up on your feet. Sam Lewis will bring his acoustic guitar, guaranteed to help the Summer festival vibe, while high energy trio The   Barn-ettes perform fabulous hits from the 40s to 80s.

Also new this year is a free ‘Nerf’ Arena and extra walkabout entertainment courtesy of Rob the Robot, a robot dancer!

Harpenden Town Mayor Cllr Fiona Gaskell said, “The Harpenden Carnival is an exciting summer tradition and the Town Council is delighted to continue our partnership with Harpenden Round Table. It is always wonderful to see such vibrancy and community spirit on Harpenden Common. This event is a real highlight for residents and we’re proud to support some incredible charities.”

Town Council Officers will be ready to greet you at the Information Tent on the day, near the Baa Lambs Car Park. Do come along to pick up a lost persons wristband for children and vulnerable visitors, and to find out about this and other events taking place this year, as well as our other work we do.

The Harpenden Carnival raises around £10,000 per year for charities which is a real testament to the incredible Harpenden Round Table. The event is free to enter but accepts donations. This year, the event is raising money for Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust, PARC, Isabel Hospice and the Mayor’s Charities.