Acoustic sessions hope for a right royal response to ‘King’s Landing’ theme night

Musician Terry Emm
Musician Terry Emm

Suddenly everyone’s Game to climb on the TV tie-in bandwagon, and it’s a temptation the team at the Old Town Hall have found impossible to resist.

Kings Langley has made a short-term change to its name this week, re-branding itself King’s Landing after the pivotal location in TV fantasy drama Game Of Thrones to mark the release of the latest box set of the blood-spattered tales on DVD.

The aim is to get some of that publicity to rub off, with village traders getting the chance to show what they have to offer.

The same thinking has seen next week’s Old Town Hall open acoustic night being given a Kings And Queens theme.

Organisers promise a musical feast fit for monarchs with songs that celebrate and challenge great royal leaders.

The Acoustic Café sessions – currently based across the road at the Rose & Crown pub while refurbishment works continue at the historic High Street venue – provide an opportunity for performers including poets, spoken word artists, singer-songwriters and instrumentalists to come and share their talents with a live audience.

Each night has a guest line-up with floor spots for those who get down early.

Next week’s session is on Thursday night, from 7.30pm until late, and it’s just £2 on the door.

There’s also another acoustic showcase at the Old Town Hall itself next Saturday, February 22.

The bill includes Terry Emm – dubbed England’s new pastoral-folk prince by those in the know – as well as Cambridge-based feelgood folk pop outfit Fred’s House and alternative folk/rock favourites Nick And The Sun Machine from St Albans.

Tickets are only £5, and you can make sure of yours by calling the box office on 01442 228091 or visiting the website at