Relive hits from Elvis, Buddy Holly, James Brown, Ray Charles, Bill Haley, Frankie Laine, Sam Cooke, The Drifters, Peggy Lee, Cliff Richard, Neil Sedaka and Jackie Wilson when Leo Green presents his hit Radio Two show Sounds of the '50s. (September 14).

I'm A Celebrity winner and cricket pundit Phil Tufnell has teamed up with his Test Match Special colleague Jonathan Agnew for An Evening with Aggers & Tuffers - a series of fascinating, entertaining, no-holds-barred evening for cricket fans and non-lovers of the game. (September 17)

Legendary voice of The Moody Blues Justin Hayward, plus special guest Mike Dawes, perform all the Moddies favourites in an acoustic set. (September 20)

The largest beer and cider festival in Hertfordshire returns to St Albans and there will be a host of entertainments from lunchtime concerts with the Bagatelle String Quartet to pub quizzes and evening jams with Geno Washing and Ram Jam Band. (September 28 to October 1)

The Russian State Opera presents Carmen - one of the most powerful yet enjoyable operas by Georges Bizet. It tells the story of Don José, a naive soldier who is seduced by Carmen - a free-spirited femme fatale. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and his military duties for Carmen, but loses her love to the glamorous toreador Escamillo. (October 5)

Head back in time to the '60s with a night of ultimate feelgood hits from the original stars. The line-up includes The Searchers, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, Wayne Fontana, PJ Proby and Gary Puckett and Union Gap. (October 8)

Hot on the heels of her smash hit season at West End's Criterion Theatre, award-winning comedian Nina Conti is back on the road with her sell-out 2015 show In Your Face. Peep behind the mask as Nina, Monkey and her bag of tricks offer up a hilarious, improvised adventure. (October 10)

He has won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-Up Tour and been nominated for the Perrier Award, Jimmy Carr is now back, gathering in the very best jokes as well as new material for the ultimate comedy showdown. (October 15)

Multi award-winning star of numerous TV shows including Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You, Mark Watson returns with a follow-up to his highly successful show Flaws. (October 22)

The finals of St Albans Got Talent 2016 will kick-off at the Arena. Ten acts, not forgetting the Wild Card choice who made it through the audition process will go head to head in front of four judges to be crowned St Albans next big star. (October 31)

St Albans Musical Theatre Company will be putting on a heavenly sound show about a wise-cracking diva disguised as a nun while in witness protection. Sister Act is described as a divine musical comedy based on the award-winning movie. (November 8-12)

Known for his legendary stand-up performances Omid Djalili is back on tour with Schmuch for a Night. The award-winning actor and comedian will be providing a comedy masterclass that is always highly entertaining and sometimes even provocative. (November 21-26)

Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans. Details: 01727 844488,