What's on in Watford this weekend, 30th November and 1st December, 2019

Contemporary Choral Classics

The Chiltern Choir sing an evening of choral music by four of the best British modern composers: Jonathan Dove, Cecilia McDowell, Bob Chilcott and Will Todd.

St Marys Church, Church Road, Rickmansworth, Saturday, November 30, 7.30pm. Details: chilternchoir.co.uk

Sleeping Beauty

It’s the eve of Princess Aurora’s 18th birthday party and her father, King Lenny the VIII of Watford, is worried sick about the Bad Fairy’s curse. Just one prick of her finger on a spinning wheel, and Aurora’s dream of escaping the palace to travel the world will remain just that - a dream. A guitar-playing Prince is the only hope to wake Aurora from her long, long sleep. Join Good Fairy Fender and Dame Nanny Fanny on this unforgettable, time-travelling magical adventure.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Friday, November 29, to Tuesday, December 31, various times. Details: 01923 225671 watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Fizz Kids

This is a fun-filled show starring top entertainer Kurtis Whitehead. Kurtis has performed all over the world and has worked for both Butlins and Disney. This show is going to be filled with laughter, wonder, audience participation and, most importantly, magic.

Pump House Theatre, 5 Local Board Road, Watford, Saturday, November 30, 3pm. Details: pumphouse.info

The Ginger Magician

Ever wondered if magic or mentalism is real? Is it possible for series of events to be predetermined? Is it magic or just trickery? Come and join award-winning stage magician Kurtis as he takes you through his world of comedy, magic and mentalism.

Pump House Theatre, 5 Local Board Road, Watford, Saturday, November 30, 8pm. Details: pumphouse.info

Traditional Christmas Fair

Visit Father Christmas at his grotto for a gift and a chat. Try the popular 'prize everytime' tombolas. Stalls include gifts, as-new shoes/clothing, toys, raffle, home produce, Christmas ware, jewellery, toiletries, and much more.

St Paul's Church & Hall, Bushey Hall Road, Bushey, Saturday, November 30, 11am to 3pm. Details: 07787 538232 marion.g.golding@gmail.com

Christmas Concert

A free Christmas concert from Watford Workshop Orchestra.

All Saints' Church, The Green, Croxley Green, Saturday, November 30, 3pm. Details: 01923 720856 events@croxleygreenallsaints.org

Shaun Wallace Autobiography Signing

Shaun Wallace, the Dark Destroyer on ITV’s The Chase, contestant on numerous other quiz shows and criminal defence advocate, will be signing his autobiography in the shop. This book is the story of how Shaun’s passions have helped turn him into the man he is today.

Chorleywood Bookshop, 4 New Parade, Chorleywood, Saturday, November 30, 10am to 11am. Details: 01923 283566 chilternbookshops.co.uk

Christmas Market

NAWT will be holding their Christmas market this Sunday. With over 15 stalls including gift ware, craft items, raffle, you can grab a bargain for your pet as well as for yourself. Bring your dog along to visit Santa paws grotto, and sample food from the BBQ and homemade cakes.

National Animal Welfare Trust, Tylers Way, Watford, Sunday, December 1, 11am to 3pm. Details: 02089500177 reception@nawt.org.uk

The Nick Ross Orchestra

Recapture the sounds of a bygone era as the Nick Ross Orchestra presents an unmissable evening of music and song – the Classic Big Band Sound of the 1940s.

The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Saturday, November 30, 7.30pm. Details: 01923859291 radlettcentre.co.uk


St Albans present a special one-off festive screening of Elf in the museum’s atmospheric courtroom. As a baby Buddy stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father. Buddy experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can.

St Albans Museum, St Peter’s Street, St Albans, Saturday, December 7, 4.30pm. Details: 01727 864 511 stalbansmuseums.org.uk