Events  2023


The NHS: Reform or Privatise?

Park Hall, Leyton Green, Harpenden AL5 2LX

Background Information:

BACKGROUND INFO: Marmot and Wanless Reviews 2020/21

Would you like to nominate new developments and buildings in Harpenden completed in 2023 for AWARDS 2023?

Ones that look good and ones that give great service/benefits to the community. The Harpenden Society have announced nominations for Awards 2023 ( a bit like the Oscars) .  Full details on the Society web site,

Fiona Bruce knows a thing or two about Skateboarding.

TV presenter of Antiques Roadshow and newscaster Fiona presented a section recently about  Skateboarding from Clissold Park in Hackney.

A local veteran explained how it all began for him and friends back in the 60’s when roller skates were attached to wood boards, graduating on to Go Carts before making individually designed boards as forerunners of those today, Many of these are now ‘vintage boards’ as seen on the programme.

The art of boarding took place originally in industrial sites when closed before the demand for Park sites became the norm.

Skateboarding now isn’t just for the younger generation, there’s quite few oldies still on the scene,...Harpenden take note.

Clarendon Fine Art entertained on Carnival Day. Drop in for an experience of modern and traditional.

Nov 26. Book signing for new

Harpenden author

Natasha Hastings at

Harpenden Books.

‘The Miraculous Sweetmakers:

The Frost Fairs’

Harpenden based Natasha spent her

early years at St Hilda’s School,

graduating to Cambridge University

where she studied the Restoration

period and thought it would have been

such an interesting time to live in. She

also learned about the Frost Fairs of

London, and this setting seemed like

a natural place to begin a magical story. Travelling frequently in London saw her sitting on a bus passing close to the

River Thames. This stimulated her thoughts to the Frost Fairs and gave her time to write notes on her lap top that would eventually translate into the novel.

So what’s it all about?

t’s a cold winter during the Great Frost of 1683.

Thomasina and Anne are the best of friends, one running her father’s sweet shop and the other the apprentice at the family apothecary – together they sell their goods on the frozen River Thames. When a family tragedy turns Thomasina’s world upside down, she is drawn to a mysterious conjuror and the enchanted frost fair, but soon the world of Father Winter threatens to claim everything she holds dear.

A perfect Christmas Gift.

Coming very soon. At Darlish.

Darlish Harpenden opened its doors this June and we are thankful for such a warm welcome from Harpdenden locals and families! As it is getting colder we are pleased to announce that we now have a first floor seating and play area so you can enjoy your favourite Darlish flavours in the warm, or instead enjoy a hot drink off our Ganache Hot Chocolate or Coffee menu. In addition Darlish Kids Parties will be launching in the next month, upstairs hire and a party hosted by a DBS trained member of staff, take a look at our website to find out more. We look forward to seeing you soon, Lots of Love Darlish Harpenden.

Coming soon the MensWear event of the season in Harpenden.

Starts Dec 18 at the Pop Up Shop.

The Harpenden Trust Winter Newsletter now live with 16 pages Inc Ruby Wax.

The Christmas Appeal, Talented Young Artists and much more. See the Trust web site.