What's on in Watford this weekend, 20th and 21st July, 2019

Summer Funk

For over a decade, SHIAMAK has made dance available for all with an aim to provide quality dance training to dance enthusiasts from ages four to 64 across the UK. This year’s Summer Funk theme is The Shaadi Musical, bringing the magic of classic Indian weddings to life on stage in true Bollywood musical style. The musical spectacular will come alive as students showcase a variety of dance styles.

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Sunday, July 21, 5pm. Details: 01923 571102 watfordcolosseum.co.uk

The Academy Showcase

The Academy is one of Bushey and Watford’s leading performing arts schools. Established in 2015 by West End performer Sara Bispham, The Academy prides itself on providing top quality, current and professional training for children aged 4-18. Come along for their end of year show, celebrating Bushey and Watford’s finest young talent in a showcase of musical theatre, film and pop music. Featuring songs from West End and Broadway hit musicals including Six, Heathers, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, School of Rock and Grease as well as paying tribute to two blockbuster movies, A Star is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Sunday, July 21, 3pm and 7pm. Details: 01923 225671 watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Kaleidoscope Theatre Arts

Kaleidoscope Theatre Arts’ 20th anniversary production showcases their talented youngsters aged 3–18 in a varied and entertaining programme of dance.

The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Sunday, July 21, and Monday, July 22, 7.30pm. Details: 01923859291 radlettcentre.co.uk

Tommy the Album Live

Following continued public demand, after their smash hit tour of Quadrophenia, legendary world-class rock band, The Goldhawks, return to perform The Who’s ground-breaking rock opera, Tommy, as a 9-piece outfit backed with amazing projection and effects and superb replication of The Who’s sound.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Saturday, July 20, 7.30pm. Details: 01727 844488 alban-arena.co.uk

Mozart: A Trio of Three Operas

Felici Opera are delighted to have been invited by our patrons Sir Simon & Lady Caroline Bowes Lyon to perform a bespoke opera gala in the gardens of their beautiful county home of St Paul's Walden Bury. This lovely estate is the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. The open air performance will comprise narration and fully costumed scenes from the three Mozart/Da Ponte operas: The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Cosi Fan Tutte.

St Paul's Walden Bury, Hitchin, Sunday, July 21, 6.30pm. Details: 07712 530550 stpaulswaldenbury.co.uk

Summer Spectacular

Every day the farm’s packed programme includes Willows’ A-maize-ing Maze, the Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground, summer sports day races and live shows with Peter Rabbit and his friends.

Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, St Albans, Saturday, July 20, to Sunday, September 1. Details: 0870 129 9718 willowsactivityfarm.com

Todd in the Hole

A family friendly festival in the heart of the Hertfordshire countryside, celebrating the very best of English eccentricity. Music acts include tributes to Oasis, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie and Elvis. There will be a selection of great food from South African cuisine to Indian vegan dishes, a classic BBQ banquet to a tempting Greek menu, all washed down with something refreshing from the festival’s huge bar. There will also be a summer flea market celebrating the best local artisans from Hertfordshire, offering homemade arts and crafts, baked treats, floral crowns, vintage clothing and much more.

Todd’s Green, Stevenage, Friday, July 19, to Sunday, July 21. Details: toddinthehole.co.uk

The Great British Food Festival

The Great British Food Festival is returning to Knebworth House for its third year, bringing amazing artisan producers, scrumptious street food and brilliant bars. Come along and top up your culinary skills in the captivating cookery demos or watch warriors take on the Men v Food challenges. Chill to soothing live music while the children try their hand at a cookery lesson before going off to make giant bubbles or learn circus skills.

Knebworth House, Old Knebworth Lane, Knebworth, Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21, 10am to 5pm. Details: knebworthhouse.com