After the festivities of Christmas and New Year, January gives us a time to settle down and prepare for the year ahead. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing going on around us in Hertfordshire and beyond. By all means, use your stay at The Comet Hotel London Hatfield to relax in our comfy rooms, and enjoy some great dining in our Element Bar & Kitchen. Enjoy yourself! If you feel inclined to get out about during your stay, take a look at a few of our picks for January 2023.
St Albans Museum and Gallery
Nearby St Albans is well worth a visit, with its Cathedral steeped in over 1700 years of history, quaint streets, and other attractions such as St Albans Museum and Gallery. Showing until April 16th, Henry Moore: Drawing In The Dark is the largest exhibition of coal mining drawings by the celebrated artist, shown eighty years since they were completed for the War Artists’ Advisory Committee (WAAC).
Moore is famous for his sculpture, and his drawings of Londoners sheltering from the blitz in 1940. Often forgotten, however, is that Moore was the son of a miner from Castleford in Yorkshire. As a war artist he developed a detailed series of drawings from sketches he made in 1942 at Wheldale Colliery where his father had worked. Moore spent one week in the mine drawing from observation and then worked from memory to create the remaining drawings, which were all completed within six months. This exhibition offers a unique opportunity to see the leading British Modernist sculptor afresh, through drawings, notes and a rare choice of subject matter.
For further details, and a calendar of other events, please see the museum’s site here.
The Maltings Theatre
How about some theatre? Head over to The Maltings Theatre in St Albans and catch Home, I’m Darling, which runs January 19th-21st and 26th-28th. Laura Wade’s award-winning comedy about sex, cake and the quest to be the perfect housewife, promises to be an exceptional production – mixing love and laughter: just the ticket for a night out after Christmas!
See more here.
The Club at Mill Green
Lastly, how about getting hitched? If you are planning on getting married soon, why not put some plans in place with a visit to The Club at Mill Green Wedding Showcase on January 29th. If you are planning your wedding or know someone who is, this Wedding Open Day is the perfect opportunity to experience the newly refurbished wedding and events suite, and start planning your dream day. See more . It’s a great wedding venue, and we can recommend a great place to stay nearby… If you’d like to know more about events and private hire here at The Comet, please .
So that’s January taken care of. What will February bring? See you next month for some more great picks of local things to see and do. Enjoy!