What's on this weekend, 12th and 13th January 2019

The Lydian String

Established artistes from major orchestras will present music for the whole family to enjoy. Children can come for free and the music includes pieces by Handel, Vivaldi, Strauss and Scott Joplin.

The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Sunday, January 13, 3pm. Details: 01923859291 radlettcentre.co.uk

The American Four Tops

William Hicks, the creative genius behind the show, takes you through all the hits of the Four Tops including Reach Out, Baby I Need Your Loving, Standing In The Shadow, all the way to going Loco in Acapulco along with plenty more music from that golden era including songs of the Temptations, the Drifters, the Stylistics and Stevie Wonder. With powerful vocals along with the splendidly arranged harmonies and the cleverly choreographed high energy dance routines this show is guaranteed to leave you breathless.

The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Saturday, January 12, 7.30pm. Details: 01923859291 radlettcentre.co.uk

Back to Bacharach

Back to Bacharach celebrates the magical music of Burt Bacharach, one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th century, who together with Hal David penned iconic hits that stand the test of time. This exciting production is performed by the three of the finest West End singers accompanied by a live 10 piece band recreating Burt Bacharach’s timeless hits.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Saturday, January 12, 7.30pm. Details: 01727 844488 alban-arena.co.uk

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

The only show to be endorsed by the Cash family is back on top form with a brand new production for 2019. Award-winning frontman Clive John dedicates this year to a 50th anniversary tour of the legendary San Quentin State Prison recordings which was televised on Granada Television in 1969. Alongside Clive is his iconic wife June Carter played by Emily Heighway, a world class band, the JCR horns, and the ‘Carter Sisters’ all supported with full video projection.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Sunday, January 13, 7.30pm. Details: 01727 844488 alban-arena.co.uk

Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots is a thoroughly traditional family pantomime, with lots of singing and dancing, fun and laughter, and, of course, a proper Pantomime Dame. Poor John is thrown out of his home, with his cat, by his selfish brothers, but he meets a mysterious stranger who gives the cat a pair of magic boots to transform him into the walking, talking, singing, dancing Puss in Boots.

St Edmund's Hall, Pinner Road, Northwood, Saturday, January 12, to Saturday, January 19. Details: 020 8428 1349 boxoffice@arrowplayers.org.uk

Colour Snap

Colour Snap is a group exhibition exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world. Encompassing installation, moving image, painting and textile work by artists Rhys Coren, Jacob Dahlgren, Anna Mac, Anna Ray and Liz West, the exhibition encourages physical, emotional and personal responses to colour. Colour has a profound effect on us even though we may not be aware of it. Colour represents, more than any other attribute of our visual experience, a place where both physical properties and personal experiences are interwoven in an intimate way. This group exhibition brings together five national and international artists to investigate their playful approaches to colour.

Art and Design Gallery, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, until Thursday, February 7. Details: uharts.co.uk

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Explore the world's best nature photography, highlighting the incredible range of life on Earth. This free 2018 highlights exhibition of 34 images records the beauty and drama of the natural world, from tiny insects to massive mammals. See the winning images from each category, awarded by a panel of judges for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.

Tring Natural History Museum, Akeman Street, Tring, until Sunday, March 10. Details: 020 7942 6171 nhm.ac.uk

Michael Portillo

It took Michael Portillo little more than 10 years to get a seat in the Commons and then rise in power and esteem to a point where he was a favoured leader of his party and possible future PM. Although his political career then came to a humiliating end, losing his seat in May 1997, Michael has since reinvented and endeared himself to many with his obvious respect for the solid workmanship found in the great railways of the world. Listen to his story, told with a “parliamentary standup” wit, and then feel free to question him about it. Followed by a book signing.

The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Sunday, January 13, 7.30pm. Details: 01923859291 radlettcentre.co.uk