What's on in Watford this weekend

WWI Beacon Lighting

In commemoration and remembrance of the end of WWI and the many millions who were killed or came home dreadfully wounded, a beacon will be lit in the gardens of Watford Museum at 7pm on Sunday 11 November.

Watford Museum, 194 High Street, Watford, Sunday, November 11, 7pm. Details: 01923 232297 watfordmuseum.org.uk

100 Years From Armistice

Walk and visit some of the places in Bushey associated with WWI servicemen.

Bushey Museum, Rudolph Road, Bushey, Saturday, November 10, 11am. Details: 02084 204057 busmt@busheymuseum.org

Poppies, Poetry and Peace

All are welcome to join West Watford History Group for an afternoon of contemplation to remember all those lost in conflict. There will be 100 lights representing the 100 years that have passed since 1918. Information and images will be on display and poetry readings will commence at 4pm.

West Watford Community Centre, 15 Harwoods Road, Watford, Sunday, November 11, 2.30pm to dusk. Details: watfordwillremember.co.uk

Watford Philharmonic Society

On the eve of the 100th Anniversary of the end of the Great War, Michael Cayton conducts the Watford Philharmonic Society, together with the Chiltern Choir, to mark this momentous occasion with a concert of two very popular contemporary classics written by renowned British composers.

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Saturday, November 10, 7.30pm. Details: 01923 571102 watfordcolosseum.co.uk

The Neil Diamond Story

Celebrate the incredible back catalogue of hits by the legendary singer/songwriter. Prepare to be blown away by Bob Drury's vocal likeness to Neil Diamond which has been delighting audiences around the world. The show tracks Neil’s journey from unknown and struggling New York songwriter to international mega-star and includes music from every stage of a staggering music career spanning five decades.

The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Saturday, November 10, 7.30pm. Details: 01923859291 radlettcentre.co.uk


Subrang Arts returns with a brand-new adaptation of Kalidas' classic Indian poem Shakuntala. Shakuntala faces a challenging life: abandoned in a forest as a baby, then forgotten by her husband, King Dushyanta, due to a curse placed upon her. Facing the prospect of raising her son alone, she learns to gain the strength she needs and raises her son Bharat to become the first emperor of India. This spectacular dance drama in Hindi with English subtitles, features a cast of over 40 performers, who will bring the endearing characters alive and cast a spell of rare classical charm.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Saturday, November 10, 7pm. Details: 01923 225671 watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Hand Lettering Workshop

Come to Perk for a relaxed and fun evening of hand lettering for beginners. Put your new skills into use by making a print for yourself or to gift to a loved one.

Perk Coffee, 17 Delta Gain, Watford, Saturday, November 10, 7pm. Details: 07402 741406

Watford Beer Festival

The 24th Watford Beer Festival will take place at the West Herts Sports Club. There will be over 80 beers, ciders and perries from breweries in Hertfordshire, London and all over the country as well as from breweries local to Watford.

West Herts Sports Club, 8 Park Avenue, Watford, Thursday, November 8, to Saturday, November 10. Details: 07515414944 membership@watford.camra.org.uk

Knebworth Winter Festival

Come along for a traditional, festive three days at Knebworth House this Christmas. Featuring 200 craft, gifts, food and drink stalls, a themed outdoor food and drink village, programmed feature stage and an enchanting Santa’s grotto.

Knebworth House, Old Knebworth Lane, Knebworth, Friday, November 9, to Sunday, November 11. Details: knebworthhouse.com