What's on in Watford this weekend, 13th and 14th April, 2019

Octagon Music Society

Chloë Hanslip (violin) and Danny Driver (piano) will be performing a wonderful programme of music by Janáček, Brahms, Gubaidulina and Beethoven.

The Clarendon Muse, 70 Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Sunday, April 14, 4pm. Details: 01923231917 anthea@spensleyonline.com

Clare Teal and her Trio

Award-winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal’s concerts with her Trio are constantly evolving and renowned across the country for their fabulous arrangements interspersed with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling. This brand new show promises a rich jazz infused repertoire in its many forms and eclectic song list, bringing you more exhilarating swing and sparkling melodies as they celebrate the great American and British song books as well as contemporary writers. As one of the UK’s greatest interpreters of song and much loved performers, Clare and her Trio guarantee an evening of inspired music and unbridled entertainment.

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

A Tribute to George Michael

Get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating the global superstar that is George Michael.

Make new memories whilst reliving old classics. This show will take you on a musical journey from the moving Jesus To A Child, to the celebration of Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, to everyone’s favourites I’m Your Man and Wake Me Up.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Saturday, April 13, 8pm. Details: 01727 844488 alban-arena.co.uk

AniMalcolm the Musical

Malcolm doesn’t like animals, which is a problem because his family love them, in fact, they’re wild about them. Their house is full of pets of all shapes and sizes, but what it’s not full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday. The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip, which Malcolm never thought his parents would pay for. And yet there he is, on the bus, heading to… a farm. What follows is a school trip like no other, where Malcolm begins to understand animals more deeply than anyone. But will he end up the same as before?

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Saturday, April 13, 7pm. Details: 01923 225671 watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk


When Crabby the hermit crab loses his shell after being cursed by a mermaid, he must find a new one as quickly as possible. He soon discovers it's not easy getting what you want if you're, well, a bit crabby. Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the Edwardian seaside in this award-winning musical multi-sensory show from Collar & Cuffs Co. Featuring a performance plus a sensory play session, this little tale explores anger, frustration and tantrums.

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Saturday, April 13, 11am and 2pm. Details: 01442 228091 oldtownhall.co.uk

Ballet Black Double Bill

Celebrating their eighteenth year, there’s always excitement when Ballet Black take to the stage. Their popular programme contrasts dramatic and inventive storytelling in a lively showcase of modern ballets. This performance features Ingoma (meaning song) a specially commissioned piece by company dancer and choreographer Mthuthuzeli November, which imagines the struggles of black South African miners in 1946. A fusion of ballet, African dance and singing, it portrays a milestone in the country’s history. In addition, there will be a light-hearted narrative ballet by renowned choreographer Luca Silvestrini.

Weston Auditorium, De Havilland Campus, Hatfield, Saturday, April 13, 7.30pm. Details: 01707281127 uharts@herts.ac.uk

Chandos Encore

Chandos Art and Crafts are pleased to announce they will be returning to Bushey Museum for their latest exhibition. Chandos Encore is to be staged in the Art Gallery at the Museum in Rudolph Road this spring and summer. There will be a variety of paintings, including some local scenes, which will showcase the different styles of the artist members, while the craft workers will display their hand built ceramics, jewellery, wood turning, fused and leaded glass and textiles. All work will be for sale. Chandos Art and Crafts are a group of men and women who come together to exhibit their high standard work in the local area. This will be their fifth exhibition at Bushey Museum.

Bushey Museum, Rudolph Road, Bushey, Saturday, April 13, to Sunday, July 28. Details: 02084 204057 busmt@busheymuseum.org

Easter Craft and Gift Fair

An Easter craft and gift fair with handmade and items by local talented crafters, including jewellery, home decor, recycled furniture, candles, Easter gifts and lots more.

Bromet Primary School, Oxhey Road, Watford, Sunday, April 14, 12pm to 4pm. Details: 07967 965963

Easter at intu Watford

The shopping centre’s got some cracking events coming up, including visits from Peter Rabbit and an Easter treasure hunt all around the shops.

intu Watford, Queen's Road, Watford, until Saturday, April 20. Details: 01923 250292 intu.co.uk

Easter Event

Come and celebrate all things Easter with an Easter egg hunt, small animal petting sessions and Easter egg raffle.

National Animal Welfare Trust, Watford Bypass, Watford, until Monday, April 22. Details: 0208 950 0177 reception@nawt.org.uk