What's on this weekend, 2nd and 3rd February, 2019

Sunday with the Stars: Elton John

Joel Coombes has been performing as Elton John for over ten years. As an accomplished pianist and talented singer he offers a captivating and authentic tribute to one of the greatest icons of all time. Joel has performed all over the world from private birthday parties and weddings to cruise ships and hotels in the Middle East. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon at Watford Colosseum enjoying a deliciously prepared three-course Sunday roast, all whilst being entertained by one of the UK’s top tribute artists.

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Sunday, February 3, 1.30pm. Details: 01923 571102 watfordcolosseum.co.uk

Jayson Gillham

Octagon Music Society is looking forward to welcoming the amazing pianist Jayson Gillham for an afternoon of beautiful music including pieces by Handel, Brahms, Schubert and Liszt.

The Clarendon Muse, 70 Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Sunday, February 3, 4pm. Details: 01923220050 anthea@spensleyonline.com

La Traviata

Delayed Live from the Royal Opera House. From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late, Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Sunday, February 3, 2pm. Details: 01923 225671 watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

High up in the snowy mountains of Switzerland the villagers of Dorta bang their drums, blow their horns and make a noisy ruckus to keep the fearsome Mountain Dragon away. But this year is different. One cold winter morning Mimi discovers a baby dragon asleep in the woodshed! The little creature is lost and frightened. Mimi must be extremely brave if she is going to reach the Dragon’s castle at the very top of the mountain and return the baby dragon safely home. Michael Morpurgo's heart-warming tale springs to life in an epic mountain adventure about friendship and courage that’s packed full of snow, dragons, lively songs and captivating puppetry.

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Saturday, February 2, 11am and 2.30pm. Details: 01442 228091 oldtownhall.co.uk

Nish Kumar

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Nish Kumar is taking his brand new show on a national tour of the UK. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction, and if this will lead to the end of days. Good fun stuff. As seen on Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You and QI.

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Sunday, February 3, 8pm. Details: 01923 571102 watfordcolosseum.co.uk

Lucy Porter

A brand new stand-up show from TV favourite Lucy Porter. As seen on QI, Room 101, Live at the Apollo. Always warm, witty and thought-provoking, this is Lucy’s best show yet. She muses on what we receive from our ancestors and what we pass on to future generations. Lucy’s inherited dodgy knees and global warming from her parents, but can she leave a better legacy for her children?

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Saturday, February 2, 8pm. Details: 01442 228091 oldtownhall.co.uk

The Gin to my Tonic Festival

This festival brings together over 100 different gins from across the UK and beyond. Each gin has been selected for its outstanding craftsmanship and flavour, with the aim of introducing you to gins you may not have encountered before.

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Saturday, February 2, 1.30pm to 11pm. Details: 01923 571102 watfordcolosseum.co.uk

Creative Writing Workshops

Come along every Saturday starting from February 2 through till March 30 for a creative writing workshop, part of Inspiring Minds.

Watford Fire Station, 223-229 Lower High Street, Watford, Saturday, February 2, to Saturday, March 30. Details: 07510 917517 learningthroughthearts.co.uk