The Great British Gin Fest

In response to the gin craze that’s been sweeping the nation, organisers at The Great British Gin Festival have added six new dates to its UK tour. From July 2018 onwards, gin-lovers can indulge in an unforgettable experience with like-minded lovers of Britain’s longstanding favourite tipple. Upon arrival, guests will receive a gin glass and gin bible to guide them through the tasting experience where over 100 different international gins will be on offer, from household names and unusual flavours, to exclusive, small batch gins. Available to purchase are 25ml test tubes (perfect to share) or full bottles of your favourites. Entertainment includes a virtual reality gin distillery, talks and trade stands, cocktail demos and live performers, creating a sophisticated festival vibe.

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Saturday, October 6. Details: 01923 571102

Snooker Shoot Out

Snooker’s unique quick-fire Shoot Out tournament will be staged at the Watford Colosseum for the third year running in 2019, and tickets are now on sale.

It is the sport’s fast and furious alternative format, with all matches lasting a maximum of ten minutes. A shot clock of 15 second runs for the first five minutes and ten seconds for the last five, ensuring a stream of non-stop drama over the four days. The 2019 event will run from February 21 to 24.

The world ranking event starts with 128 players in a flat draw, all needing to win seven matches to take the trophy.

Last year’s final saw Michael Georgiou win his first ranking title by edging out Graeme Dott in the closing seconds. Also among the field were the likes of Shaun Murphy, Barry Hawkins, Jimmy White and World Champion Mark Williams.

Book tickets by calling 01923 571 102 or visit

BING! Live

Bing and his friends are coming to Watford Colosseum in the first ever Bing stage show!

Join Bing, Sula, Coco and Pando as they find out how to tell stories by pretending, dressing-up and singing songs. Flop and Amma are there to help, but in this magical world of make-believe things don’t always go according to plan…

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, WD17 3JN, February 9 and 10. Details: 01923 571102