Here’s your guide to the best things to do this weekend in the St Alban area.
1. Sopwell Memories at Museum of St Albans
Free exhibition curated by Sopwell Residents Association that celebrates the history and memories of Sopwell.
Museum of St Albans, Hatfield Road, St Albans, August 1 to 31, 10am to 5pm (Mon-Sat) and 2pm to 5pm (Sun). Details: 01727 819340, stalbansmuseums.org.uk
2. Jimmy Carr – Funny Business
Jimmy’s been described as ‘the hardest working man in comedy’ and he's back-again – with his brand new show and says you should come for the witty and incisive musings on the human condition and stay for the gags. The show is not suitable for anyone who hasn’t bought a ticket.
Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Saturday, August 2, 7pm and 10pm, and Tuesday, October 28, 8pm. Details: 01727 844488, alban-arena.co.uk
3. Eastern Electrics Festival
The fiesta of dance music has come to Hatfield for the first time with a line-up of more than 30 DJs including Kerri Chandler, Laura Jones, Maxxi Soundsystem and Steve Lawler.
Hatfield House, Great North Road, Hatfield, Saturday, August 2, 12 noon to 11pm. Details: easternelectricsfestival.co.uk
4. Rags & Riches Guided Walk
Journey from St Michaels, the village within the Roman walls, taking in medieval pubs and houses and a 16th Century Watermill to Fishpool Street. How did this street, once a major 18th Century coaching route, degenerate to a slum and backwater, then become a prime residential area? You will have the opportunity to look at the architecture of some of the 72 listed buildings, which range from a manor to a row of workmen’s cottages.
Meet outside the Verulamium Museum, St Michael’s Street, St Albans, Saturday, August 2, 2.30pm. Details: stalbanstourguides.co.uk
5. All Change at St Albans Guided Walk
The Victorian times were an age of massive expansion for the town. Stepping out from the station you will walk to the city centre and cathedral exploring the once mean, now quaint Victorian streets, discovering old factory buildings in new guises and a registry office that was once the scene of hangings.
Meet outside the main entrance of St Albans Station, Sunday, August 3, 11am. Details: stalbanstourguides.co.uk