What's on in Watford this weekend, 9th and 10th November, 2019

Ben Fogle – Tales from the Wilderness

Thrilling tales from a modern day explorer. From crossing Antarctica to conquering Everest, Ben will take the audience on an inspiring adventure. Join Ben in this uplifting and exciting show, when he’ll be sharing his stories of the wilderness. Ben has climbed Everest, been swimming with crocodiles, saved elephants, dodged pirates, been marooned for a year on an uninhabited island, walked to the South Pole, crossed the Empty Quarter with camels, rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, tracked the migration of the wildebeest, swum from Alcatraz, had a flesh eating disease and messed around with ferrets. The much-loved TV adventurer will recount, with warmth and honesty, his thrilling tales.

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Sunday, November 10, 7.30pm. Details: 01923 571102 watfordcolosseum.co.uk

Cressida Cowell Book Signing

This is an additional opportunity to meet Cressida Cowell, bestselling author and children’s laureate. Chorleywood Bookshop are delighted to announce that Cressida has agreed to an additional book signing event in the shop before her sold-out talk.

Chorleywood Bookshop, 4 New Parade, Chorleywood, Saturday, November 9, 11am to 12.30pm. Details: 01923 283566 chilternbookshops.co.uk

Tiata Delights

Join tiata fahodzi for a day of hands-on artist development sessions and relaxed networking opportunities, led by industry insiders and some of the brightest stars in the business. You’ll get to develop new skills and see new work in a warm and inviting environment. Whether you’re an artist developing your career, or you just want to have fun and get a taste of tomorrow’s talents, this is the date for your diary.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Saturday, November 9, from 11am. Details: 01923 225671 watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Christmas Gift Fair

Come along for a traditional, festive three days at Knebworth House this winter. This is an event where you can kick off your festive shopping in style, meet the makers and designers and find that unique gift for family, friends or treat yourself to something extra special. Whether you are after an important object for your home, a beautiful piece of jewellery for a special friend, loved one or family member, you’re sure to find inspiration at Knebworth House.

Knebworth House, Old Knebworth Lane, Knebworth, Friday, November 8, to Sunday, November 10. Details: knebworthhouse.com

Gordon Buchanan

Wildlife filmmaker Gordon Buchanan has filmed animals all around the world, but unlike most other wildlife cameramen, he lives up close and personal with them in their natural habitat. Gordon is best known for his series, Grizzly Bear Cubs and Me, Elephant Family and Me, as well as numerous other award-winning wildlife and expedition films. His show promises a unique opportunity to hear personal recollections of his globetrotting travels, as he delves into his world of wonderful wildlife all illustrated with his own film footage and photography.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Sunday, November 10, 7.30pm. Details: 01727 844488 alban-arena.co.uk