When you are relaxing with us at The Comet Hotel Hatfield, you may find it hard to leave. The luxurious comfort of our rooms makes it difficult to tear yourself away, not to mention the great drinks and all-day dining in our Element Bar & Kitchen. However, you’ll discover that there’s all kinds of local attractions to visit should you with to get out and about during your stay. Here’s some suggestions for February.
Herts Executive Network
Firstly, let’s look at an event in-house. Jason Kemp: Solo Atlantic Rower, Adventure Athlete & Dad on Rogue Wave Scenarios takes place here at The Comet on February 8th, curated by the Herts Executive Network, Jason uses the stories of his adventures to help individuals, teams and organisations achieve things that they never believed possible. Rogue Waves are a phenomena in the open ocean. They are unusually large, unpredictable, and suddenly appearing surface waves that can be extremely dangerous to ships, even to large ones and so are especially dangerous to small ocean rowing boats. Little is known about what causes them and so their appearance is impossible to predict and, much like in life, where destabilising events can suddenly appear and de-rail even the best laid plans. Come and hear tales of life at sea and meet some great new contacts.
Find our more about the event and the Herts Executive Network HERE.
St Albans Cathedral
Next, we head down the road to ancient St Albans Cathedral. Home to two medieval shrines, the cathedral dates back 1700 years, rich in history and traditions. They also host a wide variety of events and concerts, so check out this month’s calendar:
1st February – Abbey by Night – Be transported back in time to the medieval abbey as you encounter the fantastic stories of the past, lit by flickering candlelight.
2nd and 26th February – Seeking Asylum in St Albans – A reflective and ambitious interactive exhibition made in collaboration with St Albans’ asylum seekers.
6th February – The Deathbed Faith of Henry VIII – In this lecture discover how King Henry VIII understood the ineffable with Professor Suzannah Lipscomb.
8th February – Organ concert: James Hicks.
11th February – Classical Greek Taster: Plato’s Phaedo – A chance to explore Classical Greek using Phaedo by the philosopher Plato.
12th February – Heraldry in the Cathedral – Join the cathedral team for a February More to Explore Tour.
18th February – IOF Concert: Joonho Park – All are welcome to this free Organ Concert, given by Joonho Park from South Korea.
21st February – Return & Redemption: The Religious Origins of Modern Zionism – Join Rabbi Adam from St Albans Masorti Synagogue (SAMS) for a look at the long history of Jewish desire to return to their ancestral homeland.
25th February – Hertfordshire Chorus: Fauré’s Requiem and Widor’s Toccata with music by Vasks, MacMillan and Monteverdi.
Discover more about St Albans Cathedral and their events HERE.
The Alban Arena
Staying in St Albans, The Alban Arena has a varied event calendar with something for everyone, from musicals to film festivals and kids shows. Here’s a selection for this month:
8th-11th February – St Albans Scout and Guide Gang Show – an award-winning youth show, recently winning best Youth Production two years in a row at the highly-coveted National Operatic and Dramatic Association Awards.
14th February – Valentines in Vegas with The Rat Pack & Marilyn – The Official UK No: 1 Tribute show as voted by The Agents Association of Great Britain for three successive years.
16th February – Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with a brand-new collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival!
19th February – Fireman Sam – One for the kids! Join Sam, Penny, Elvis, Station Officer Steele and Norman in an all singing, dancing, action-packed show.
22nd February – Spirit of The Dance – The International smash hit “Spirit of the Dance” celebrates 21 fabulous years as one of the most successful dance shows eve.
23rd February – Johnny Cash Roadshow – Award winning Clive John pays homage to Cash’s career as the Man In Black.
25th February – Giovanni Pernice: Made In Italy – Strictly Come Dancing 2021 champion and dance heart-throb Giovanni Pernice invites you to join him on a journey to his homeland for his brand new 2023 production of ‘Made in Italy’.
Find more HERE.
We’ll be back next month with more events in Hertfordshire and we look forward to welcoming you at The Comet Hotel London Hatfield soon.