What's on in Watford this weekend, 5th and 6th October, 2019

Autumn Concert

An autumn afternoon concert featuring Harrow Apollo Male Choir with their special guests the North London Military Wives Choir at Bushey Arena.

Bushey Arena, High Street, Bushey, Sunday, October 6, 4pm. Details: 0333 666 3366

Watford Band Anniversary Concert

To celebrate 125 years the band are performing a concert, celebrating and showcasing music across the years. Steven Mead, international euphonium player, will perform as a guest soloist.

St Luke's Church, Langley Way, Watford, Saturday, October 5, 7.30pm. Details: watfordband@hotmail.co.uk

Watford Fun Palace

Fun Palace sessions include events from Watford Recycling Arts Project, D20 Board Game Café, Watford Deaf Friends, Let’s Dance and Hertfordshire Interactive Theatre. Come along and celebrate culture at the heart of the community with this hands-on, inclusive, creative open house afternoon.

Watford Central Library, Hempstead Road, Watford, Sunday, October 6, 1.30pm to 4pm. Details: 0300 123 4049

North Watford Fun Palace

Fun Palace sessions include dance workshop, poetry, community art project, knitting and crochet skills session.

North Watford Library, St Albans Road, Watford, Saturday, October 5, 11am to 1pm. Details: 0300 123 4049

Oxhey Fun Palace

Fun Palace sessions include the creations of Oxhey Library’s Knit and Natter Group, three minute yoga, origami windmills and free courses.

Oxhey Library, Bridlington Road, South Oxhey, Saturday, October 5, 10am to 12pm. Details: 0300 123 4049

St Albans Fun Palace

Building on the success of last year’s Fun Palace with Trestle Theatre Company, the museum is partnering with them again and this year’s Fun Palace will take place at both St Albans Museum + Gallery and St Albans Library simultaneously. Come along to learn new skills from your neighbours, share hobbies with friends old and new, and celebrate the community’s passions and enthusiasms.

St Albans Museum, St Peter’s Street, St Albans, Sunday, October 6, 12pm. Details: 01727 864 511 stalbansmuseums.org.uk

Build Your Own Bollywood

Vedi Roy will create stereotypical Bollywood scenarios and help you understand what it takes to create a Bollywood scene. There will be drama, romance, action, sadness and melodrama. Then you can create your own scene and the session ends with a fabulous Bollywood dance finale.

Pump House Theatre, 5 Local Board Road, Watford, Sunday, October 6, 2pm. Details: pumphouse.info

Frankie’s Guys

Frankie’s Guys is a fast-paced, energetic production with an authentic live concert feel. Putting their own charismatic stamp on timeless classics such as Big Girls Don't Cry, Walk Like A Man, Sherry and Oh What A Night, the boys take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and remind you exactly why The Four Seasons sold over 100 million records and earned themselves a place in the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Sunday, October 6, 7.30pm. Details: 01923859291 radlettcentre.co.uk

Dillie Keane

After some gardening leave, Dillie is back where she belongs - on a cabaret stage, accompanied by the marvellous Michael Roulston. Her take on life and love is cheerfully sour, gently savage and peculiarly mordant - but the beautiful music softens the effect. She freely admits she has a voice like a dying crow being crushed beneath an angry sheep, but that’s never stopped her.

The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Saturday, October 5, 7.30pm. Details: 01923859291 radlettcentre.co.uk

Rip it Up the 70s

Join Olympic champion Louis Smith, Rachel Stevens from S Club 7, and Melody Thornton from Pussycat Dolls. The 1970s were when icons were born. From somewhere in space landed David Bowie and Marc Bolan – two other-worldly angels at the forefront of glam rock. In New York and Miami disco was born. Music went more soulful with the sounds from Philadelphia. The Eurovision Song contest made its greatest contribution to pop music with the birth of Abba. Michael Jackson went Off The Wall, Eagles were checking out of Hotel California, The Bee Gees defined a Saturday Night Fever, Bruce was Born To Run, Carole King wove her Tapestry, Fleetwood Mac had their Rumours, The Beatles Let It Be, and John Lennon Imagined.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Saturday, October 5, 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Details: 01727 844488 alban-arena.co.uk

Jim Rattigan’s Pavilion

Jim Rattigan is one of the UK’s leading French horn players and widely recognised as a pioneer of the jazz French horn. He has performed with many globally renowned artists including Michael Brecker, Charlie Haden, Steve Swallow and McCoy Tyner. After their highly successful Arts Council funded tour of 2016/17 they were invited to play at the London and Cambridge international jazz festivals and nominated for a British Jazz Award.

Maltings Arts Theatre, The Maltings, St Albans, Sunday, October 6, 7.30pm. Details: 0333 666 3366 info@hertsjazz.co.uk

Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969. Now the timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle’s stories: Brown Bear Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show celebrating its 50th birthday in 2019.

The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Friday, October 4, and Saturday, October 5, various times. Details: 01923859291 radlettcentre.co.uk

Masterclass with Steven Mead

Calling all brass players (or any musician or would-be musician) and enthusiasts. This is an opportunity to get some helpful tips to improve your playing, regardless of which instrument you play. Suitable for players of all abilities, instruments and ages. Steven’s masterclass will try to cover all the main aspects of playing a brass instrument and how, by refining your practice techniques, you can chart your progress to become a better and more confident performer.

Orchard School, Gammons Lane, Watford, Saturday, October 5, 10.30am to 1pm. Details: watfordband@hotmail.co.uk

An Afternoon of Clairvoyance

This is an afternoon of clairvoyance with Pauline Firks who has been a medium for over 30 years. All the money raised from her events go to animal welfare. The event promises to be an afternoon of fun, laughter, maybe tears but of loving messages from loved ones human and animal who have passed.

National Animal Welfare Trust, Tylers Way, Watford, Sunday, October 6, 3pm. Details: 02089500177 reception@nawt.org.uk