Weekend What's On- Five things you can't miss in the St Albans area this weekend

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Weekend What's On- Five things you can't miss in the St Albans area this weekend Weekend What's On- Five things you can't miss in the St Albans area this weekend

Here’s your guide to the best things to do this weekend in.

1. Mark Kermode

The UK’s most trusted (and scathing) film reviewer launches his new book, Hatchet Job, Love Movies, Hate Critics.

Weston Auditorium, de Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Mosquito Way, Hatfield, Friday, May 2, 8pm. Details: 01707 281127, radioverulam.com/kermode

2. First Daze of Summer

Three 'Superstar DJ’s’, Tall Paul, Brandon Block and Alex P, will recreate the clubbing days of the 90's.

Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Friday, May 2, 7pm. Details: 01582 767525, harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

3. St Albans Film Festival

The four day event is jam-packed with cinematic brilliance including a screening of The Birds in the cathedral, Jaws in a swimming pool, both controversial parts of Nyphomaniac, the revealing of the winners of the short-film competition and a host of talks, workshops and other events.

Various venues, May 1-4. Details: stalbansfilmfestival.co.uk

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4. Steve Melling Trio

During the 1990's Steve played regularly at Ronnie Scott's. He has worked with Stan Tracey, Phil Woods, Benny Golson, James Moody and Charles McPherson and in 2012 joined the European Jazz Ensemble.

Herts Jazz Club, Terrace Suite, Hawthorne Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Sunday, May 4, 7.30pm to 10pm.Details: hertsjazz.co.uk

5. Edward Robert Hughes: The Last Pre-Raphaelite?

A special exhibition to mark the centenary of the St Albans painters death. He lived in No 3 Romeland next door to the Cathedral, had his well-attended funeral there, and is buried in the Hatfield Road Cemetery, yet he remains largely unknown in the city- something the exhibition hopes to remedy.

St Albans Cathedral, until Tuesday, May 6, Monday to Saturday 10am to 3.30pm and Sunday 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Details: stalbanscathedral.org/whatson/exhibitions

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