Here’s your guide to the best things to do this weekend in St Albans.
1. The Reuben James Trio
The final gig from Fansofstan's Spring jazz pianist season is this 20-year-old student at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, who plays gospel, blues, hip hop and jazz with awe-inspiring technique, imagination and joy. He has just been snapped up by drummer Clark Tracey for his new quintet.
The Maltings Arts Theatre, Level 2, The Maltings, St Albans, Saturday, April, 26, 8pm. Details: 0333 666 3366, maltingsartstheatre.co.uk
2. The Live Music Project’s Big Birthday Event
Celebrate The Live Music Project’s amazing success and incredible first year with The Tuesday Club supported by The Vulz, Chameleon Boy and Dodo Bones.
There will also be an exciting surprise announcement. If you are interested in volunteering for the event or would like to sign up to perform, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Trestle Arts Base, Russett Drive, St Albans, Saturday, April 26, doors at 7.30pm, free entry. Details: 01727 850950, trestle.org.uk
3. St Albans International Organ Festival: Robert Woolley
A concert by the soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player on the harpsichord, organ and fortepiano.
He is professor of Harpsichord and Clavichord at the Royal College of Music, and he regularly broadcasts for Radio 3. He will play music by Scheidt and Bach and a series of pieces by Sweelinck.
St Saviour’s Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans, Saturday, April 26, 5.30pm. Details: organfestival.com
4. Tom & Viv
It’s Oxford 1915, and American poet T. S. Eliot is captivated by the beautiful but highly-strung Vivienne Haigh-Wood.
Their whirlwind romance leads to a tempestuous marriage but as Tom finds literary acclaim, Viv’s increasingly erratic behaviour becomes harder to endure.
Abbey Theatre, Westminster Lodge, Holywell Hill, St Albans, April 24 to May 3. Details: 01727 857861, abbeytheatre.org.uk.
5. Judi Simons: Open Your Eyes
This artist paints with all different materials on different surfaces, exploring the patterns, shapes, design and colour all around us.
Most of her work is abstract but photography is a passion as is the painting of ostrich eggs.
Trestle Arts Base, Russett Drive, St Albans, April 23 to May 17.