Thursday 7th August Isabel Hospice First Thursday Networking Lunch

Lussmanns in Hertford

12.30- 2.30pm.

To be held at Lussmann’s Fish and Grill Restaurant, Hertford. A monthly networking lunch run by Isabel Hospice. We welcome companies from all over Herts & Essex offering an opportunity to network both inside and outside your own areas. Cost £15 includes buffet, glass of wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee.

For more information contact Isabel Hospice on 01707 382500.


Thursday 21st August 

To be held at Grill 55, 55 South Street, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 3AL. A monthly networking lunch run by Isabel Hospice working in association with Marketing Kinetics. We welcome companies from all over Herts & Essex offering an opportunity to network both inside and outside your own areas.

You can sign up online at


Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th August

Goatfest Music Festival

This brilliant music event has become an annual favourite. Held at the Goat Inn in Codicote, the two day Bank Holiday fundraiser for Isabel Hospice showcases loads of bands and has a friendly fun atmosphere. We would love you to come along and support Isabel Hospice in the sunshine (fingers crossed) or maybe help on the day by volunteering to steward. Call Cheryl Cusack on 01707 382500. 


Saturday 23rd August

Tandem Skydive for Isabel Hospice

Sibson Aerodrome, Peterborough

Sign up for this experience of a lifetime. A tandem skydive in aid of Isabel Hospice. It is a fantastic experience for a number of reasons, including the picturesque visuals of the surrounding countryside and the fact it takes place from a great height of 13,500ft! The incredible feeling of free fall is one of man's most desirable sensations, and with 30-40 seconds covering around 5,000ft; you will be subject to the intense rush of adrenaline as your body tries to fathom falling so far... and at speeds of 120mph! Contact Isabel Hospice Fundraising on 01707 382500.


Are you doing the ‘The Tour’?


Why not extend the summer holiday mood with a self-guided tour of some of Hertfordshire’s finest artists, craftmakers and artisans? Artists are opening their doors for the biggest county-wide art event in Hertfordshire - Herts Open Studios 2014. This annual autumn show, organised by Herts Visual Arts, runs for three weeks from the 6 – 28 September and entry to participating exhibitions is free.

What gets you going?

In the 17th and 18th centuries young ladies and gentlemen set off on a once-in-a-lifetime ‘Grand Tour’ through Europe to expand their cultural experience, following a traditional route.

These days we’re aware of our carbon footprint so supporting a local event is a better idea. For many art lovers Open Studios is an educational or cultural experience with the opportunity to meet artists, and at some venues, see the way they work. For others it can be anything from a great trip out to retail therapy.

Linda Warminger, Open Studios project manager, says “Herts Open Studios 2014 has 154 artists exhibiting in 94 unique exhibitions across Hertfordshire.  There’s a mix of regular exhibitors and new artists and craftmakers, all showing their latest pieces, and keen for you to see what they’re doing.”

Create your own route

All you need to create your own self-guided tour – or series of trips with friends or family – is the Herts Open Studios brochure containing venues and opening times. Find this at main libraries, tourist information centres and local galleries or view online. Entry to participating exhibitions is free. If you like something you see spoil yourself or a friend and make a purchase - or commission a special piece direct from the maker.  Enjoy ‘The Tour’!

For details about Herts Visual Arts, or to obtain a copy of the Herts Open Studios brochure visit , email , or ring 07813 100651. Follow our activities all year round on Twitter @HVAF and Facebook – HertsVisualArts.


Willow 10K

5th October

Hatfield House, Great North Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ

Willow's annual 10K is a great race for beginners and experienced runners alike. The race will be started by our very own Life President, Bob Wilson, who will send runners off on a route that goes through the picturesque grounds of Hatfield House, providing a unique opportunity to explore hidden parts of the estate not normally open to the public.

Come along, challenge yourself, have fun and be a part of Team Willow this October.  We’ll see you there!

Entry Fee: For the first 100 entries the fee is pegged at last year's price at £16.50 for adults, rising to £18 as soon as that number is reached

For under 18s the price stays at £12.50


Contact Email:

Telephone: 01707 259 777