What's on in Watford this weekend, 27th and 28th July, 2019

Watford Short Film Festival

Watford Short Film Festival returns for its second year to showcase some of the best local, national and international film-making talent. Open to an audience of avid film fans and film-makers alike, Watford Short Film Festival celebrates the best drama, factual and animated content.

Pump House Theatre, 5 Local Board Road, Watford, Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28. Details: pumphouse.info

Big Screen

The Big Screen returns with a fantastic selection of free films including Mary Poppins Returns, Avengers Endgame and The Incredibles 2.

The Pond, The Parade, Watford, Friday, July 26, to Friday, August 9. Details: watfordbigevents.co.uk

Big JiveSwing

The Big JiveSwing Festival is one of the UK’s largest free jazz festivals featuring some of the best internationally acclaimed jazz musicians, bands and dancers within the UK. It’s a great family day out with live cabarets, dance classes for children and adults and a vintage photo booth, all for free.

Cassiobury Park, Watford, Sunday, July 28. Details: watfordbigevents.co.uk

Creedence Clearwater Review

Creedence Clearwater Review are the UK’s premier tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, one of America’s greatest bands who, despite their relatively short career, left an enduring legacy of classic songs written and sung by lead guitarist, singer and songwriter John Fogerty. Capturing the feel, sound and atmosphere of the original songs, Creedence Clearwater Review pack all the hits and more into two hours plus of rootsy, swampy, bluesy and sometimes country flavoured rock and roll. Creedence’s biggest songs, Proud Mary, Bad Moon Rising, Fortunate Son and Who’ll Stop The Rai,n all get the treatment as well as their covers of classics like I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Midnight Special and Susie Q.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Saturday, July 27, 8pm. Details: 01727 844488 alban-arena.co.uk

An Evening of Mediumship with The Two Mediums

An evening of fun, laughter, maybe tears but of loving messages from loved ones who have passed, with evidence. Jo Bradley and Lesley Manning have a wealth of experience and will leave you amazed.

Holywell Community Centre, Chaffinch Lane, Watford, Saturday, July 27, 7pm. Details: 07790239074 thetwomediums@outlook.com

100 Years of the Hertfordshire Women’s Institute

Follow the history of the Women’s Institute in Hertfordshire from its beginning one hundred years ago in Northaw and explore the progress of the County Federation from 1919 to the present day as it continues to provide friendship, education and inspiration to women of all ages.

St Albans Museum, St Peter’s Street, St Albans, Saturday, July 27, to Sunday, September 8. Details: 01727 864 511 stalbansmuseums.org.uk

Festival of Wildlife

The 2019 Festival of Wildlife, in association with Herts Natural History Society and in partnership with Tarmac, takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Panshanger Park, near Hertford. The free family festival celebrates the rich diversity of wildlife in Hertfordshire and Middlesex and features walks, talks, family activities and conservation demonstrations. Local conservation groups, food producers, artists and craftsmen will also be there on the day.

Panshanger Park, Thieves Lane, Hertford, Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28. Details: hertswildlifetrust.org.uk