Young people will learn about the importance of protecting bees to our environment at a brand new open air theatre.

The event is one of three in a programme organised by Harpenden Town Council has in Harpenden’s Lydekker Park, dubbed Lively in Lydekker, which promise to be interactive.

The theatre event features the Imajica Theatre Company, is taking place on July 14 from 10am to 2pm. Children will learn about honey bees, how and why they make honey and how important it is that we plant more bee friendly herbs and flowers in our gardens. There will be lots more entertainment on offer at the event including craft activities, face painting, story time with Harpenden Library and an information tent from the Beekeepers Society.

Cllr David Heritage, Town Mayor for Harpenden, says: ‘We’re so excited to welcome these new community events to Lydekker Park - Harpenden’s secret garden. Events which not only entertain but educate are an asset to Harpenden’s varied events calendar and are a pleasure to be a part of.”

The other events included in the Lively in Lydekker programme will be the annual teddy bears’ picnic on August 1, and Music in Lydekker – another new event for Harpenden at the start of September. More details will be revealed nearer the time.

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