Shake off your Monday blues and plan your week ahead. Here's our pick of events happening across Hertfordshire...

Cirque du Hilarious

The madcap hilarious humour and lunacy of Clive and Danny manages to cross all ages from children, teenagers, mums, dads and grandparents.

The Alban Arena, Civic Center, St Albans, Monday, February 13, 2.30pm. Details: 01727844488

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Good Dog

Good Dog chronicles growing up in a multi-cultural community, and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Tuesday, February 14, to Saturday, February 18. Details: 01923 225671

Jon Richardson: Old Man

The British Comedy Award nominee is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions.

The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Tuesday, February 14, 7.30pm. Details: 01923859291

Watford Observer: Record Store Day at The LP Cafe

Salmon on the Mount

This comedy night returns with a shower of Valentine’s Day comedy gold. Part stand-up, part-sitcom, part-sketch, part-variety show.

The LP Café, 173 The Parade, Market Street, Watford, Wednesday, February 15, 7pm. Details:

Spotlight on History: Hertfordshire and the Slave Trade

Learn how Hertfordshire people were actively involved in the fight for freedom in Britain, the West Indies and America. Hear the stories of some of those involved in the anti-slavery campaign of the early 19th century.

Verulamium Museum, St Michael’s Street, St Albans, Wednesday, February 15, 7.30pm. Details: 01727 751810

Capture the Castle

Find out all about sieges 11th century style and make your own motte and bailey castle model to take home.

Verulamium Museum, St Michael’s Street, St Albans, Thursday, February 16, 10.30am and 2pm. Details: 01727 751810

Watford Observer: An Evening with Tom Kerridge on Wednesday February 15th

An Evening with Tom Kerridge

Come along for a night with celebrity chef Tom Kerridge and his brilliant new cookbook which features recipes that can be shared with friends and family.

Barbirolli Hall, St Clement Danes School, Chorleywood, Wednesday, February 15, 7.30pm. Details: 01923 283566


Join young orphan Oliver Twist as he navigates London’s underworld of theft and violence.

Pump House Theatre, 5 Local Board Road, Watford, Thursday, February 16, to Saturday, February 18. Details: 01923 467269

Author event with Maz Evans

Writer of Who Let the Gods Out Maz Evans will be in store, holding a mythology creative writing workshop for kids to get involved with.

Waterstones, 122 High Street, Watford, Thursday, February 16, 11am. Details: 01923 634724

Watford Observer: In Conversation with Dr Stephen Westaby on Thursday 16th February

In Conversation with Dr Stephen Westaby

An incredible memoir from one of the world’s most eminent heart surgeons and some of the most remarkable and poignant cases he’s worked on.

The Junction Christ Church, Chorleywood, Thursday, February 16, 7.30pm. Details: 01923 283566 

Ashley Blaker: Meshuga Frum

The UK’s only Orthodox Jewish comedian, Ashley Blaker, returns with a brand new show for 2017.

The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Thursday, February 16, and Sunday, February 19, 7.30pm. Details: 01923859291

Uncle Vanya

Breakaway Theatre Company present Anya Reiss’ updated version of Chekhov’s 1898 play, set around a rundown farmhouse in the country and its embittered inhabitants.

The Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans, AL1 3HL, Friday, February 17, and Saturday, February 18. Details: 0333 666 3366