The Sons of Pitches

A multi-award winning British vocal group combining soaring solos, impeccable harmonies and sensational beatboxing to stunning effect.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Monday, November 14, 7.30pm. Details: 01727 844488

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An Evening with Len Goodman

Dig out your spats, sequins and stilettos as Len Goodman presents some of his favourite music and reflects on his life in the ballroom dancing world. He will be joined by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Keith Lockhart and Strictly singers Hayley Sanderson and Lance Ellington.

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Tuesday, November 15, 7.30pm. Details: 02036 598914

That’ll Be the Day Christmas Show

The UK’s most popular Rock ‘N’ Roll variety show celebrates the festive season with all your favourite Christmas classics, plus plenty of hilarious comedy.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Tuesday, November 15, 7.30pm. Details: 01727 844488

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Ballet Black

Ballet Black, a company for international dancers of black and Asian descent, collaborate with three bold and inventive choreographers to present an irresistible trilogy of narrative and abstract dance.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Tuesday, November 15, 7.30pm. Details: 01923 225671

An Evening with Gervase Phinn

Gervase Phinn has been touring theatres for over 10 years as a hilarious raconteur. His show will have you on the edge of your seat, as he shares his hilarious and sometimes poignant tales of life as a schools inspector in the Yorkshire Dales.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Wednesday, November 16, 7.30pm. Details: 01727 844488

RSPB Watford

Local photographer Geoff Clinton will give an illustrated talk on The Galapagos Islands, showing us the unique wildlife of these remote islands.

Stanborough Centre, Stanborough Park Church, 609 St Albans Road, Watford, Wednesday, November 16, 8pm. Details: 01582 792843

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Wine Tasting with Oz Clarke

Oz Clarke’s entertaining book tells you all you need to know about the history of wine. This evening includes a wine tasting with the expert himself.

Sarratt Village Hall, Sarratt, Wednesday, November 16, 7pm. Details: 01923 283566 

Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me

An Abbots Langley Players production. Imagine having to put up with the same company days, weeks, months on end. What if you don’t particularly like the other two? Just to make matters worse, you’re chained to a wall with no chance of getting away. That’s what can happen if you’re taken hostage in somewhere like Beirut.

Henderson Memorial Hall, Abbots Langley, Wednesday, November 16, 8pm. Details: 01923 601280

Daoirí Farrell

Powerful Irish traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí Farrell is the new voice of Irish traditional music. Distinct vocals are teamed with an instrumental musicianship honed through years of study, all driven by a deep love of Irish traditional song.

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Thursday, November 17, 8pm. Details: 01442 228091

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Maximum Rhythm and Blues

Join ‘60s luminaries The Manfreds, PP Arnold and Zoot Money for a fabulous evening of Rhythm and Blues nostalgia, and some of the greatest hits ever written.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Thursday, November 17, 7.30pm. Details: 01727 844488


Emma is married to Robert, who is the best friend of Jerry, who is the lover of Emma. As their love triangle evolves over a period of nine years, Emma, Robert and Jerry experience the high price of passion and the damage inflicted by desire. Betrayal is smart, darkly funny and achingly poignant and is Harold Pinter’s most enthralling play.

Maltings Arts Theatre, 2 The Maltings, St Albans, Thursday, November 17, to Saturday, November 19. Details: 07807 521436

The Kaiser’s Pirates

Naval historian and broadcaster Nick Hewitt talks about the subject of his latest book – the little known story of Winston Churchill’s role in the battle for dominance of the waves in WW1.

Watford Museum, 194 High Street, Watford, Thursday, November 17, 7pm. Details: 01923 232297

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Frost Fair

The Christmas Frost Fair will feature up to 200 stands of exciting and original gift ideas, Fine Food Fair, entertainment from choirs, dancers and street entertainers, mulled wine, and Father Christmas, as well as drop-in workshops.

Hatfield House, Hatfield, Thursday, November 17, to Sunday, November 20, 10am to 5pm. Details: 01707 262632