What's on in Watford and Hertfordshire this weekend, 15th and 16th February, 2020


Two of the world’s biggest bands, Boyzone and Westlife, come together, for the very first time. Boyzlife features Brian Mcfadden and Keith Duffy. This specially adapted theatre production will include many of their greatest hits, World Of Our Own, Mandy, Uptown Girl, Flying Without Wings, You Raise Me Up, My Love and many more.

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Saturday, February 15, 7pm. Details: 01923 571102 watfordcolosseum.co.uk

Mari Wilson’s True Love Ways

Mari brings her popular and intimate Valentines Night show to The Old Town Hall, turning the spotlight onto her favourite love songs penned by the likes of Buddy Holly, The Bee Gees, and Smokey Robinson to name a few. Mari’s live performances have become legendary since first arriving on the scene in 1982 with her 12 piece band, The Wilsations. Mari charms and beguiles with her soulful and emotional voice, witty anecdotes and the ability to create a relaxed, informal and intimate bond with her audience.

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Saturday, February 15, 8pm. Details: 01442 228091 oldtownhall.co.uk

Art Themen/James Wade-Sired Quintet

Herts Jazz patron Art Themen makes a seasonal appearance at Herts Jazz once again. This time he will be pitted against a highly talented young trombonist, still studying at the Guildhall at the age of 17. Art Themen is a national treasure with over 60 years’ experience in the company of the greatest British musicians.

Maltings Arts Theatre, The Maltings, Victoria Street, St Albans, Sunday, February 16, 7.30pm. Details: 0333 666 3366 info@hertsjazz.co.uk

Jack Dee

Join Jack Dee for an evening of entertainment in his new stand-up tour. “In these difficult and uncertain times people need hope – a ray of sunshine to brighten their day. And that’s very much where I come in” says Jack. Star of TV sitcoms Bad Move, Lead Balloon and Josh, Jack also hosts the legendary Radio 4 show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. Additional credits include presenting Jack Dee’s Helpdesk, The Jack Dee Show, Jack Dee’s Saturday Night, Jack Dee’s Happy Hour and Jack Dee Live at the Apollo.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Sunday, February 16, 8pm. Details: 01727 844488 alban-arena.co.uk

February Frolics

There’s plenty of fleecy fun to be had at our cutest event of the year, February Frolics with plenty of activities that the whole family can enjoy. There will be live lambing, newborn lamb bottle feeding demonstrations and a full day’s programme of fleecy fun for a brilliant day out. Visitors can watch as the smallest members of the flock arrive, supervised by Tuck the Shepherd, who will be carrying out daily bottle feeding demonstrations in the Willows Lambing Marquee. Children can also create arts and crafts and watch exciting live performance sin the Peter Rabbit Theatre. This year, special guest Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep, and will be starring in a brand-new show to find her flock.

Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, St Albans, Saturday, February 15, to Sunday, February 23. Details: 0333 331 2060 willowsactivityfarm.com

Mad Science at the Museum

Enjoy an afternoon of surprises and pop up experiments with a scientist from Mad Science.

St Albans Museum, St Peter’s Street, St Albans, Saturday, February 15, 2pm to 4pm. Details: 01727 864 511 stalbansmuseums.org.uk