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Hertfordshire’s Hidden Heroines Show

Sunday 3 July, 2pm & 4pm
Tickets: FREE (please note they must be booked in advance and seating is limited.)

On July 3, schools, community groups and individual volunteers will take over the beautiful Trestle building, former chapel for Hill End hospital, and turn it into Heroineshire.

There will be a celebration of some of the amazing Herts Heroines the project has discovered through dance, performance, spoken word, music and song. Over 60 participants will take audiences on a journey through the past and present of some incredible women.

Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, Hertfordshire’s Hidden Heroines project has collected and displayed the histories of over 70 amazing, inspiring and largely forgotten women from the county, in an exhibition at Hertford Museum until July 1 and on the website

The exhibition transfers to Verulamium Museum, St Albans from 30 July- 29 August.

Over 18 oral histories have so far been recorded and transcribed by specially-trained volunteers, and these are available from Hertford Museum for the public to listen to/read. There are fabulous facts, stunning original artwork by local schools and community artwork and the project’s own professional artist, a huge communal colouring-in panel and lots of exciting workshops to accompany the move to St Albans, including drama, visual arts and storytelling. To book workshops, see

Trestle’s artistic director Emily Gray says: “It’s amazing how much has happened since the project started- we have worked with schools, community groups and members of the public who have given their time and energy to help create the wealth of information about the fabulous inspiring women of our county.”

To find out more about the show, exhibition or suggest a new Herts Heroine, email or go to

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NB: This is a promenade performance, if you are concerned about access please contact us in advance.