Upcoming events: St Albans Fashion Week and more

[Krystyna King | Events Secretary] 

St Alban’s Fashion Week 2014 – 27th October – 2nd November

Rebecca Harding tells Trident Media what Fashion Week has to offer for personal and career gain. Plus, what you can look forward to during this exclusive high end event. 

Definitely a week you cannot miss out on! Those interested in fashion, design, modelling, styling and beauty will find these events very ideal. As it is located so close to the university, there is no excuse! The week consists of three evening Catwalk Shows: ’The Luxe Show,’ (£25) ‘Luxury Wedding Show’ (£30) and the ‘Cathedral Catwalk Show.’ (Starting from £17.50). Tickets will include a goodie bag.

I know the ticket prices are steep for our student budgets but trust me, the shows are well worth it! (Especially with the odd glass of bubbly & goodie bags!) I was lucky enough to land a spot on the Photography Team last year, in which I covered the various events.If you’re interested in gaining work experience in the field of fashion / photography / events management do email the team at info@stalbansfashionweek.com

There is also a great new feature on stalbansfashionweek.com where St Alban’s Fashion Week has made a scheme ‘Next Generation’ which showcases new work from creative students. There are ‘Next Generation’ workshops and master classes where industry professionals offer students inspiration and first-hand knowledge in the creative field.

The various categories for students are:

  1. Fashion & Design Students

  2. Photography Students

  3. Film and Media Students

  4. Marketing Students

  5. Event Management Students.

My favourite part of St Alban’s Fashion Week 2013 was most definitely the buzz backstage, where all of the Models/Designers gathered. I got a real buzz myself from being backstage photographing the organised chaos!

There are also plenty of restaurant and food offers during Fashion Week, including:

Bar Meze- 20% off total bill (27th oct- 2nd Nov excl. fri & sat.)

Brasserie Blanc- Complimentary Bottle of Wine (27th Oct- 19th Nov with two or more mains from the a la carte menu)

Thompson @ Darcy’s- Ladies that Lunch, available Mon-Sun lunchtime. Canapes & a glass of bubbly on arrival. 3 Courses from the set lunch menu & a cocktail of choice. Just £35 per person.

The Beech House- Special Show Dinner offer (31st Oct)

Loch Fyne- 25% off food bill (27th – 2nd Nov excl fri and sat after 6pm, valid on a la carte menu only)

The Meeting Room- free drink with every meal (27th – 2nd Nov)

Inn on the Park- Free glass of prosecco per person when you order the afternoon tea for two (31st Oct- 1st Nov daytime only)

Singhli- 25% of food bill (excl fri & sat)

To stay up to date on St Alban’s Fashion Week follow them on Twitter: @StAFashionWeek

Or on Facebook: St Albans Fashion Week

Or on Instagram: @StAlbansFashionWeek

The Herts Advertiser presents the St. Albans Literary Festival- 6th- 9th November 

The Book Midwife® is sponsoring the very first St. Albans Literary Festival. They are a company, which exists to help people write the book that is inside of them. By this, they encourage anyone to write and get published. Their main global headquarters is located in St Albans, along with this four day event, which is the perfect set up for bookworm lovers.

The four days celebration will consist of everything from story-telling, poetry, journalistic writing, and blogging. With talks from authors, inspiration and extracts from all great works of Literature, there is something available for all ages.

Events will even supply advice for career paths such as,  6th November: ’How to Get Your Dream Job!’ (Fringe Event)- 16:00

Other Events Include:

6th November: Murder Mystery Dinner -19:30pm

7th November: How to write a GREAT Book fast with Mindy Gibbins-Klein-14:00

8th November: Journalism Workshop- 10:00

9th November: Inside the Mind of a Crime Writer: M R Hall- 15:30

‘I’m really excited to have a part in the making of the first ever St. Albans literary festival. We have so many work shops, readings and events going on, that’s it’s hard to believe it has never been done before. The festival promises to be fun and  educational for all, and I hope to see lots of students from the university get involved,’ says Sophie Hudson, Graduate of UH

There are over 50 events to be involved in, all throughout the day and into the evening. Prices may vary for the events so for more information check out the website: stalbansliteraryfestival.co.uk


ESN Hertfordshire: 21st-23rd November: Edinburgh Trip starting from £99. Transport and accommodation included. A weekend away, to see the castle, the culture and a couple of nights in this beautiful city.

Check out their Facebook Group:Erasmus Society Hertfordshire 2014-2015 You can find all the information on their website: esnuk-herts,org or on Twitter: @ESNHerts

ISS: 15th November: Manchester Trip: £39.  Transport Included. Able to visit Manchester City Centre, entry to Manchester Utd Old Trafford Football club for  tour a museum visit. Also, Trafford Centre with a chance to do some shopping.

29th November: Oxford and Bicester Village Trip: £28. Transport included. Includes a tour around the picturesque city of Oxford and a visit to the Designer Outlet store, Bicester Village.

For more information and to book ISS’s events check StudyNet or store.herts.ac.uk

Students’ Union:

Monday 27th October: Volunteering Fair 11-14:00, Forum Foyer (College Lane). Find out about volunteering on campus with student-led projects such as the Howard Park Halloween One-off Volunteer Project (running fun activities such as apple bobbing on 31st October). There is even a chance to volunteer internationally with Elephant & Hilltribes in Thailand. There is a whole week of volunteering to get involved in, including:

1st November: RAG’s Zombie Chase, College Lane Campus- Zombie Chase is looking for volunteers to dress up as zombies and lots of other roles. This is it’s third year so will want to be even more bigger, better and scarier than last year- 14:00

2nd November: Charity Quiz Night at Elehouse with Think, mental awareness volunteer project. £1 per person- 20:00

For more events go to: hertfordshire.su/whats-on/

Study Abroad:

This is your chance is find out more about Studying Abroad and all it has to offer. You’ll find yourself  talking to many who have been in the same position as you and want to share their amazing experiences.  Check out the Study Abroad Fair on 13th November 11-14:00


1st November: Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival at £8 a ticket. Due to Firework day (5th November) approaching, this is the perfect opportunity to watch an impressive firework display. Tickets also include a funfair for all ages, street food and a craft beer village. Tickets for ice skating can also be purchased when booking- 15:00

Timeout.com is great for all the events in London and to book tickets

The Forum:

In the spirit of Halloween, The Forum is putting on two major events:

30th October: Breakout HALLOWEEN SPECIAL FT DIRTY SANCHEZ £5 per ticket- 22:00-3am

31st October:  FLIRT! HALLOWEEN SPECIAL FT BEATBOXERS DUKE £5 per ticket-22:00-3am

For Tickets head to: forumhertfordshire.co.uk or hertfordshire.su/

Heading to a great event that we missed on our list? Let us know!

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