From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

Martin is a boy with problems – an illness no-one understands and a head full of sound and vision. So when an unexpected gift arrives on his birthday, Martin embarks on a thrilling journey in the footsteps of his obsession. What follows will change his life forever... With a blistering Bowie soundtrack, the life of the pop fan is dissected in this tale of unnatural teenage wildlife. This brand new and updated production sold out runs in London, Edinburgh and Germany.

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Friday, November 11, 8pm. Details: 01442 228091

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Comedy at the Kitchen

Headliner is James Shakeshaft and also appearing are Stephen Diplacito, Eilean Harris, James Harris, Shep Michaels, Mark Pengilly and Mad Ron.

The Kitchen, 198 Watford Road, Croxley Green, Friday, November 11, 7.30pm. Details:

Artist Talk and Workshop

Meet the artists as they take you on a guided talk through their exhibition, discussing the artistic techniques used to create the work. There will also be a chance to learn techniques such as two-point perspective drawing and watercolour.

Watford Museum, 194 High Street, Watford, Saturday, November 12, 11am to 1pm. Details: 01923 232297

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Fireworks light the sky

Family Fireworks Night

As well as a professional fireworks display there will be games, stalls, food and drink, music, entertainment and even a few glow sticks!

Holy Rood Catholic Primary School, Greenbank Road, Watford, Saturday, November 12, from 5.30pm. Details: 01923 481340

Finchley Boys 40th Anniversary Bash

A very special night to celebrate the first meeting of The Finchley Boys and The Stranglers, featuring live music from the world’s no.1 tribute to The Stranglers, Straighten Out, plus The Drones and The Smash. There will also be a memorabilia auction with all proceeds going to Cancer Research, Macmillan and Stroke Aware.

The Flag, Station Street, Watford, Saturday, November 12, 7pm. Details: 01923 218413

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Christmas Craft Fair

Come along to a lovely little craft fair where there’s lots of homemade goodies for sale. Spiced warm winter Pimms will be being served along with wild boar hotdogs and homemade burgers.

Royal Oak Bushey, 42 Sparrows Herne, Bushey, Saturday, November 12, 11am to 4.30pm. Details: 020 8950 2865

Comedy at the Pump House

Headliner is Andy Stedman and also appearing are Ethan Lawrence, Chris Markiewicz, Will Robbins, Dean Threadgold, Adam Riley and Pam Tilling.

Pump House Theatre and Arts Centre, Local Board Road, Watford, Saturday, November 12. Details:

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Mary's Square in Watford hosts Palace Theatre Community Choir

Snowflake Challenge

For a one-off fee of £40 you too can scale the heights of St Mary’s Church. This is going to be a fantastic fun-filled day with lots of stalls and crafts to keep the family busy.

St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Watford, Saturday, November 12, 10am to 4pm. Details:

Phil Robson Trio

Now a resident in New York City, Phil is back for a short UK tour with his musical collaborators Stanley and Calderazzo. Phil has become an accomplished artist worldwide and has worked alongside such musical greats as Mark Turner, Barbra Streisand, and David Liebman.

Herts Jazz Club, Screen 2, Hawthorne Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Sunday, November 13, 7.30pm. Details:

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Al Murray

Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, embarks on a common sense crusade to re-Great Britain in his brand new show.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Sunday, November 13, 3pm and 7.30pm. Details: 01727 844488

Anime at the Old Town Hall

The Old Town Hall’s very first anime meet-up exclusively for 12-18 year olds (and accompanying adults). Come and meet other fans and cosplayers in the Anime café and see the featured film, Patema Inverted (Sakasama no Patema).

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Sunday, November 13, 1pm. Details: 01442 228091

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The Bright Stream

During harvest festival on a collective farm, a visiting dance troupe reunites a ballerina with her childhood friend, Zina. In order to teach her unfaithful husband a lesson, Zina, the ballerina and the ballerina’s husband decide to swap roles for the evening… Alexei Ratmansky creates a laugh-out-loud masterpiece with slapstick comedy, hilarious deceptions and many colourful characters.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Sunday, November 13, 3pm. Details: 01923 225671