What's on in Watford this week, 4th-8th November, 2019

Watford Beer Festival

The festival returns for its 25th year, with over 80 beers, ciders and perries from breweries in Hertfordshire, London and all over the country as well as from breweries local to Watford.

West Herts Sports Club, 8 Park Avenue, Watford, Thursday, November 7, to Saturday, November 9. Details: 07515414944 membership@watford.camra.org.uk

Jools Holland

Accompanying Jools with the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on their annual excursion around the UK will be the supremely talented Ruby Turner, with her breath-taking gospel, soul and rhythm & blues vocals, Louise Marshall, with her beautiful soul and jazz tones, as well as original Squeeze member and powerhouse Gilson Lavis on drums. Additionally special guest BRIT Award winner Eddi Reader will be joining Jools for his Watford Colosseum date.

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Friday, November 8, 7.30pm. Details: 01923 571102 watfordcolosseum.co.uk

Bob Dwyer’s Bix and Pieces

A swinging traditional jazz band from London, featuring evocative tunes from the golden era of jazz. As always, the band will play in traditional jazz style with interesting variety of numbers.

Pump House Theatre, 5 Local Board Road, Watford, Thursday, November 7, 8.15pm. Details: pumphouse.info

Illegal Eagles

Following continued public demand, the world’s official number one tribute to the legendary rock band return in 2019 for more stunning vocals, tight harmonies and awesome guitar riffs. The Illegal Eagles are internationally renowned for their outstanding ability to recreate the Eagles’ distinctive sound with both flare and incredible authenticity. Featuring all of the Eagles’ classic hits including Hotel California, Take it to the Limit, Life in the Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Desperado and many more.

Watersmeet Theatre, High Street, Rickmansworth, Thursday, November 7, 7.30pm. Details: 01923 711063 watersmeet.co.uk

Black Men Walking

They walk the first Saturday of every month to walk and talk. Maybe they should have cancelled, but they needed the walk today. Out in the Peaks, they find themselves forced to walk backwards through 2,000 years before they can move forwards. The first story from Revolution Mix – an Eclipse movement spearheading the largest ever national delivery of new Black British stories. Black Men Walking returns for a second UK tour following its huge sell out success last year.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Tuesday, November 5, to Friday, November 8, various times. Details: 01923 225671 watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

9 to 5 the Musical

Amateur theatre group Elstree Productions present 9 to 5 the Musical, which tells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy - three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the ladies manage to reform their office - or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit? Inspired by the iconic film and brought to you by Dolly herself, this hilarious new production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business.

The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Wednesday, November 6, to Saturday, November 9, 7.45pm. Details: 01923859291 radlettcentre.co.uk

Hidden Alms-houses

A talk by Janet Golding on Watford’s hidden alms-houses.

North Watford Library, St Albans Road, Watford, Thursday, November 7, 1pm. Details: 0300 123 4049

WRAP Open Studios

An opportunity to meet the artists and volunteers behind the scenes at Watford Recycling Arts Project, purchase bespoke artwork and sign up to one of the fantastic workshops using ethically sourced recycled/repurposed materials.

WRAP Studios, Unit 22, Ryefield Crescent, Watford, Thursday, November 7, to Saturday, November 9. Details: 01923517540 WRAPwatfordscrap@gmail.com