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By popular request busy watercolour specialist, Fiona Pruden, has set Floral aside 3 Monday evenings in the lead up to Christmas, for anyone to come along to her home studio in Welwyn to learn how to hand paint a series of lovely Christmas Cards.

Each week will be dedicated to a different style:
Monday 3rd December Snowscene
Monday 10th December Baubles and Ribbons
Monday 17th December Traditional Style

WinterAs well as the usual tea and biscuits, it is perfectly possible that refreshments for these evenings could take on a seasonal touch too, including a small snifter of sherry and a tasty morsel of Fiona’s special home-made mince pies!!!

These classes run from 7.30 – 9.30pm on each of these Mondays. The cost is just £10.00 for each of the classes and space is limited so please book as soon as you can to guarantee your place.

For more information, including directions to the studio, call Fiona on 07956 537140 or by email on Click Here.


Two acclaimed local artists, Denise Allen of Bramfield and Fiona Pruden of Welwyn, have challenged each other to a “Battle of the Brushes!” The two artists – both of Willow Watercolours – enjoy a bit of friendly banter and some healthy competition where their watercolours are concerned. Battle of the BrushesTo help settle the score both artists will open their home studios to the public between 11am and 4pm on the second Sunday of every month, ie Sunday 9th December, Sunday 13th January and Sunday 10th February etc, inviting all local art lovers and interested parties to take a leisurely wander between studios and choose which has ‘brushed up’ the better artworks for you to browse through or just snap-up a great commission-free bargain each month. Refreshments will be available - including home-made cakes in a proper ‘bake-off’ style - so put the dates in your diary and pay them both a visit.
Full Details Click Here


Trussells the Butchers Movember team is now up to about sixteen hideously hairy men (including our Rector, Jim Pye), who have grown moustaches during November to raise awareness of Men's health problems. For my money, the outright winner is Jon Harris whose Victorian monstrosity must have frightened many a small child on the street. It certainly gave me the shivers. The team have raised over £1800 to date. Help them to top the £2,000 mark at www.movember.com.

Jo Simson....more

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Knebworth Community Chorus singing for Christmas is but a week. Walking in a Winterland will be one of the songs they are carolling in St. Martin's Church from 7pm on Saturday December 8. The Choir is joined by guest singer Mel O'Donnell and pianist Cynthia O'Donnell. Tickets (£10 adults, £5 children) from Village News, Station Road.

New Year's Day Ramble:
Why not join us for a short ramble around the village, to walk off those festive pounds! Our Knebworth Walking Group has been expanding this year, and we regularly attract between 20-30 walkers on our fortnightly rambles around Hertfordshire. We normally walk on a Tuesday morning, but for this walk only, Tuesday 1st January, we will be setting off at 1.30 pm from Knebworth Village Hall. The walk is about 2-3 miles and when we return, the Womens Institute are providing tea and mince pies. So do come and join us. There is no need to book, just turn up. We will do the walk whatever the weather.

Ann Judge

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Herts Short Mat Bowls Association
Are inviting people aged 9 - 109 to come and "Play bowls - The Short Mat Way."

Short Mat Bowls is a great game for people of all ages, it is fun to learn, sociable and can be played all year round.

The come and try sessions are being held at Stevenage Leisure Centre and Cottered Village Hall on the following days and times:

Cottered Village Hall:
Tuesday evenings 8 - 10 pm From 16th October - 27th September
Thursday afternoons 2 - 4pm From 18th October - 29th November

Stevenage Leisure Centre:
Wednesday evenings 8.30 - 10.30pm From 17th October - 12th December
The cost of the sessions is £3, with your first session free.

For Further information please contact:
Clive on 01438 727972
Margaret on 020 8441 0284

This initiative is being sponsored by Sport England and Herts Sports Development Partnership


The Fitness Program:
Sure, chillin’ out is cool. But rockin’ out is a blast! That’s why you’re gonna love the Zumbatomic® fitness program for kids. It’s a fast-forward fusion of the Zumba program’s moves (salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, hip-hop and more) and high-octane workouts designed to let kids ages 4-12 max out on fun and fitness all at the same time. Safe and effective, kids can’t wait to get into the Zumbatomic groove. Watch their energy and fitness levels soar as they get the groove. Classes in Knebworth start on Monday the 10th September at Knebworth Village Hall, Park Lane.
Little Stars 4 - 7 yrs old 15:45 to 16:15
Big Stars 8 - 12 yrs old 16:20 to 17:00
Every Monday during term time.
Click Here to see leaflet
All info can also be found on www.zumbawithvic.com


The Knebworth Walking Group continues its fortnightly rambles on Tuesday mornings, meeting at 10am in the Village Hall Car Park. There is a weekly fitness and toning class in the Village Hall on Tuesdays from 6.30-7.30pm.  On Fridays in the Village Hall there are two opportunities to get active. Keep Fit runs every Friday morning from 9.30-10.30am and the Active Together for 50+ group get going from 1-3pm.

Jo Simson


Liz Kirby and her friend started running training in January 2011 in preparation for a 10k charity run. Mow they are fitter than ever and totally hooked on the buzz they get from running; so much so that they decided to look for a local running club. Then it occurred to them, why drive to a running club when there are lots of beautiful running routes around Knebworth?

If you are interested in helping create or join a Knebworth runners' network, please contact Liz at lizkirby63@gmail.com. It doesn't matter what your motivation is - competition, getting fitter or simply becoming better acquainted with your fellow villagers.


A multi- activity group for over 65’s is restarting in Knebworth and is Herts Sports Partnershipproviding local residents with the chance to try gentle and seated exercises, table tennis, badminton, new age bowls, indoor curling and even some local health walks. The classes are part of an initiative from Herts Sports Partnership called Active Together, designed to offer enjoyable activities in a relaxed and sociable atmosphere. The two hour sessions take place at Knebworth Village Hall every Friday at 1pm and each class costs just £2.50....more

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