What's on in Watford this weekend, September 28 and 29, 2019

Master the Dark Arts

Fans of Death Eaters, daring duels and Halloween feasts are invited to explore the darkness of the Wizarding World. The iconic Great Hall set will be decorated with over 100 floating pumpkins and the tables will be laden with a Halloween feast of red apples, pumpkins, and cauldrons of lollipops. Brush up on your wand moves in an exciting live duel with Death Eaters. Vats of slimy troll snot, buckets of dribbling drool (of the three-headed dog variety) and pools of silvery unicorn blood will be showcased allowing you to get hands-on and see exactly how the slime and goo was created. From concept art to the finished props, members of the Harry Potter Art Department will be on hand to demonstrate the painstaking process behind the intricate Death Eater masks seen in the films.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour, Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, Friday, September 27, to Sunday, November 10. Details: 0345 084 0900 wbstudiotour.co.uk

Open Studio

Visit Carol Rodgers’ open studio and enjoy nature paintings, a ceramic sculpture trail in a pretty cottage garden, a new collection of ‘wire creatures’, a children’s trail, and prints and hand-painted cards. There will also be refreshments and paintings demonstrations.

Oxhey Hall Cottage, Hampermill Lane, Oxhey, Sunday, September 29, 11.30am to 5pm. Details: 01923 228970 carolanddenis@outlook.com

Tropicana Nights

Looking for a fun-filled evening of fantastic 80s music and dancing? Then look no further. Come along to Tropicana Nights and indulge yourselves in pure 80s heaven. Whether you go all out in your favourite 80s outfit or not, you are guaranteed to get in the party mood.

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Saturday, September 28, 8pm. Details: 01923 571102 watfordcolosseum.co.uk

Autumn Community Market

Abbots in Transition is hosting its regular autumn market, promoting local food and food producers, and unique gifts Expect cakes, bakes, puddings, locally roasted coffee and teas, chocolates, eggs, preserves and jams, and locally grown fruit and vegetables.

Henderson Hub, Henderson Hub, Abbots Langley, Saturday, September 28, 10am to 1pm. Details: altta.org.uk


St Albans city centre will be taken over for a free-to-attend family event. Among the attractions will be more than 90 stalls showcasing products such as craft beers, flavoured gins, cheeses and artisan breads with many from local producers. There will also be a cookery theatre featuring demonstrations of culinary skills, pop-up restaurants and a tastings tent, and live music will be provided by local musicians. There will also be children’s activities including seed planting and teddy bears’ picnic.

St Peter’s Street, St Albans, Sunday, September 29, 12pm to 6pm. Details: enjoystalbans.com