What's on in Watford this weekend, 8th and 9th June, 2019

Chris Norman

Chris Norman is returning to the UK with all his hits and some great new tracks. Famed for fronting huge 70s hit band Smokie, Chris Norman has gone on to carve a successful solo career since leaving the band in 1986, when his first single Midnight Lady became a massive hit throughout Europe. Expect his set to include hit singles If You Think You Know How To Love Me, Living Next Door To Alice, Lay Back In The Arms Of Someone, Oh Carol and many more.

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Sunday, June 9, 7.30pm. Details: 01923 571102 watfordcolosseum.co.uk

Nicholas McCarthy Piano Recital

British pianist, Nicholas McCarthy was born without his right hand and only began to play the piano at the age of 14. He went on to study at the prestigious Royal College of Music in London, becoming the first left-hand-only pianist to graduate in the college’s history. A passionate educator and motivational speaker, McCarthy champions left-hand alone repertoire, music that developed rapidly following the First World War as a result of injuries suffered on the battlefield. Expect an awe-inspiring recital of repertoire ranging from Bartok to Gershwin via Scriabin and Strauss.

The Clarendon Muse, 70 Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Saturday, June 8, 7pm. Details: mastermusicpublications.com

Children’s Piano Concert

This eagerly anticipated children’s concert will feature pianist Ji Liu, who will perform a collection of short fun pieces for piano, Schumann’s Kinderszenen and a narrated solo piano performance of Prokofiev’s popular Peter and the Wolf. This will be an enjoyable, educational event for children.

The Clarendon Muse, 70 Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Saturday, June 8, 3pm. Details: mastermusicpublications.com

Artur Cimirro Piano Recital

Brazilian pianist Artur Cimirro enjoys an eclectic career as a composer, arranger, writer and art critic. He has composed works for piano, orchestra, choir, chamber ensemble, opera and ballet and his transcriptions and arrangements deal with the exploration of new horizons in piano technique. As part of his recital, Mr Cimirro will present a striking range of his own compositions and arrangements.

The Clarendon Muse, 70 Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Sunday, June 9, 7pm. Details: mastermusicpublications.com

Give Me Space

“Give Me Space!” by DIY Theatre is a story about a journey into the universe. Using the themes of space and travel, DIY has created a multi-sensory, interactive theatre experience. The session starts from a 20-minute performance and is followed by a sensory workshop.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Sunday, June 9, 12pm. Details: 01923 225671 watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Anjali Dance Company, Teatr Bomba Bomba and Mind the Gap

Three performances from three well-recognised performers celebrating talented people with additional needs.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Saturday, June 8, 3pm. Details: 01923 225671 watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Henry Parker: Man Alive

Award-winning stand-up, comic writer and cartoonist, Henry Parker is one of the most sought-after comic brains in the UK. Man Alive is unique mixture of stand-up, comedy and cartoons. Henry has created a totally original show which blends razor sharp observational stand-up with a hilarious and poignant story told in cartoons. Woven through virtuoso stand-up routines about marriage, commuting and dark chocolate, Henry uses cartoons to tell the audience a fairy tale about a lonely man who lives in a house full of clocks in the middle of a forest.

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

Samba Percussion Workshop

This samba percussion workshop run by Beat Goes On is a fun, engaging and memorable session for the whole family.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Saturday, June 8, 10am. Details: 01923 225671 watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Mask Making Workshop

Watford Day service staff are experts in artistic, hands-on activities and will run this creative and enjoyable mask making session.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Saturday, June 8, 10.30am. Details: 01923 225671 watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Drama Workshop

Participants will learn the art of how to prepare their body and voice for stage work, how to act, speak, and move on stage.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Saturday, June 8, 12.30pm. Details: 01923 225671 watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Dance Workshop

DanceSyndrome workshops encourage positive wellbeing and teach transferrable life skills, promoting the use of dance to actively work towards inclusion and an ‘ability, not disability’ mindset.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Sunday, June 9, 10am. Details: 01923 225671 watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Family Fun Day

A day full of fun for adults and children including go-karts, food stalls, bouncy castle, outdoor games and much more.

Holywell Community Centre, Tolpits Lane, Watford, Saturday, June 8, 12pm to 5pm. Details: 07816 520688

Another Night of Magic and Comedy

Following their last sold out show, magician Nick Einhorn, the man who fooled Penn and Teller, and comedian Bennett Arron, star of the Radio 4 Comedy Alone, bring some of their favourite magicians and comedians to Radlett for another incredible night.

The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Saturday, June 8, 7.30pm. Details: 01923859291 radlettcentre.co.uk

The Body Coach: Joe Wicks

Get ready for Joe’s vegetarian take on Lean in 15: The Shift Plan, which is the bestselling healthy eating book of all time. Inside are a hundred flavour-packed vegetarian recipes, many of which are also vegan, plus three exclusive Body Coach HIIT workouts and a bonus abs workout. During his visit to Chorleywood Bookshop Joe will be discussing food, exercise, becoming a happier you, cooking for the whole family and how to keep up the motivation to stay on your personal journey to a healthier lifestyle.

Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, Saturday, June 8, 12pm to 2pm. Details: 01923 283566 chilternbookshops.co.uk