Don't wait until the weekend to have fun, check out our pick of events happening in Watford and St Albans this week...

Crime Night with Emma Flint and Joseph Knox

From the publishers that brought you The Miniaturist and The Girl on the Train comes two outstanding debut novels. Sirens by Joseph Knox and Little Deaths by Emma Flint promise to be two of the most riveting debut novels of 2017.

The Junction Christ Church, Chorleywood, Monday, January 23, 7.30pm. Details: 01923 283566,


The Essex band Asylums have had a busy summer of festivals including Glastonbury, where the band performed for BBC Introducing. Their sound is infused with indie rock of the 90s, with an added grunge edge. With a stream of successful singles behind them that have been picked up by Amazing Radio, Radio 1 and Radio X. Having toured with The Enemy, Ash, Killing Joke and Reverend and The Makers, they are now creating their own waves with incredible live headline shows.

The Horn, Victoria Street, St. Albans, Wednesday, January 25, 8pm. Details: 01727 853143

Erotica exhibition

A selection of contemporary and fine art with a range of figurative and erotic original art. The exhibit will include works by Kevina Labonne, David Long, Claire Valentine-Gibson, Mike Nicoll, Robert Babylon, Mike Crawley, Len Gifford and Nasos Fangeskain.

Nude Tin Can, 125 Hatfield Road, St Albans, Tuesday, January 24, and Wednesday, January 25, 12pm to 4pm. Details: 01727 569291

Andy Parsons – Work in Progress

Worried about your job? Worried about your family? Worried about the health service? Education? Climate change? World War 3? Worried about worrying? Come and have a laugh about it.

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Wednesday, January 25, 8pm. Details: 01442 228091


This cleverly written play highlights the awkward conversations and situations during an evening with six friends that the whole audience can relate to. When Sue and her husband Ken invite her work colleagues and their partners over for a dinner party, hilarity and awkwardness ensue. With adult humour, innuendos a plenty and even a conga line, you’ll be in for a fun evening of side-splitting comedy. All profits from this production will be donated to the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre at Mount Vernon Hospital.

Henderson Hall, Abbots Langley, Thursday, January 26, to Saturday, January 28. Details: 01923 227392