If the weekend went too quickly then don't worry, there's lots going on this week to keep you occupied...

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Arsenal Legends

Come and join Paul Merson, now on Sky Sports as a pundit, along with Perry Groves and Alan Smith as they discuss games, dressing room/training ground stories, managers, fall-outs and everything you wanted to know about a successful football club.

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Monday, February 6, 8pm. Details: 02036 598914

An Evening with Claire Fuller

Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband, Gil, about the truth of their marriage, but instead of giving them to him, she hides them in the thousands of books he has collected over the years. When Ingrid has written her final letter she disappears from a Dorset beach, leaving behind her beautiful but dilapidated house by the sea, her husband, and her two daughters, Flora and Nan. Twelve years later, Gil thinks he sees Ingrid from a bookshop window, but is it her? What happened all those years ago; did Ingrid Coleman drown or did she run away? Swimming Lessons exposes the love, betrayal and the lives that become us, but we never really wanted.  Meet the best-selling author of Our Endless Numbered Days and celebrate her new novel Swimming Lessons.

The Junction, Christ Church, Chorleywood, Monday, February 6, 7.30pm. Details: 01923 283566, chilternbookshops.co.uk

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Screaming Blue Murder

Do Mondays always feel like the worst day of the week? Then come on down to The Cellar Club and let the best and brightest comedians on the circuit put a smile on your face. Screaming Blue Murder is The Old Town Hall’s resident monthly comedy club. Featuring Jonny Awsum and Tania Edwards.

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Monday, February 6, 8pm. Details: 01442 228091

Watford Folk Dance Group

Members meet to enjoy English country dancing with the guidance of guest callers. Our callers lead us through dances from 17th century to the present day. Everyone is welcome to come and join in. It is not necessary to have a partner and no special dress is required. Meetings every Monday.

Christ Church Hall, St Albans Road, North Watford, Monday, February 6, 8pm. Details: 01923 672341

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Music 24

Musical Herts is a new service coming to Hertfordshire that aims to engage with people with a diagnosis of Dementia and their carers. Weekly sessions will offer the opportunity for people to make music in a friendly, welcoming environment and explore their creativity. Activities include singing and improvising with musical instruments, song writing, dancing and singing familiar songs, with an element of relaxation, reflection and reminiscence.

Pump House Theatre & Arts Trust, 5 Local Board Road, Watford, Tuesday, February 7, 10am to 11.30am. Details: 07521 248091, music24.org.uk

Tots Tales

Come along for space themed story, craft activity and a museum hunt, inspired by the Aliens Stole My Underpants book.

Verulamium Museum, St Michael’s Street, St Albans, Wednesday, February 8, 10.30am and 1.30pm. Details: 01727 751810

RSPB Watford Local Group Meeting

Peter Holden, one of the RSPB’s longest serving staff members, will give a talk entitled ‘Inspired by Birds’, using illustrations and music from artists and composers who have drawn their inspiration from nature, and birds in particular. Peter is a legend in RSPB circles and his presentations are always very entertaining and informative.

Stanborough Centre, Stanborough Park Church, 609 St Albans Road, Watford, Wednesday, February 8, 8pm. Details: 01582 792843

An Evening with Graeme Simsion

A former pianist in a hip Melbourne bar, now a respectable IT consultant in Norwich, Adam likes his life. But there’s something Adam can’t shake, something that feels off-key. And that’s his nostalgia for what might have been: a longing for the life he might have had. He had an affair more than twenty years ago with Angelina Brown. How different might his life be if he hadn’t let her walk away? Then, out of nowhere, Angelina gets in touch. Adam must make a decision. Does he dare to live dangerously? Will he embrace uncertainty? Or will he let her go again? Come along to welcome back best-selling author Graeme Simsion to Chorleywood.

The Junction, Christ Church, Chorleywood, Wednesday, February 8, 7pm. Details: 01923 283566, chilternbookshops.co.uk

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Ross Noble

Ross Noble – Brain Dump

Everybody’s favourite randomist is back. Famed for his super-quick freewheeling style and highly imaginative flights of fancy, a Ross Noble show is always an unmissable event. Noble started in comedy 25 years ago, at the age of 15, and has established a loyal audience as one of the world’s best live stand-ups. Come and be part of this truly unique live experience.

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Wednesday, February 8, 8pm. Details: 02036 598914

St Albans Gang Show

Be prepared to be blown away by the talent of the young people in St Albans as the Gang Show takes to the Arena stage for another year. Come along for a fun, uplifting and spine-tingling evening of song, dance and comedy sketches energetically performed by over 110 local Scouts, Guides and Young Leaders.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Wednesday, February 8, to Saturday, February 11. Details: 01727 844488

Spotlight on History: 180 years of Policing in St Albans

The St Albans Borough Police was formed in 1836. Come along for a talk by Nik Pringle on the history of the Hertfordshire constabulary and policing in St Albans up to the present day.

Verulamium Museum, St Michael’s Street, St Albans, Wednesday, February 8, 7.30pm. Details: 01727 751810

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One Voice Watford Community Choir

People who enjoy singing for pleasure are able to join One Voice without any previous singing experience, musical knowledge, auditions or the need to read music. One Voice has developed an informal way and comprehensive method of teaching, where members self-select which voice group most suits their singing range. By learning breathing techniques and singing exercises incorporating rhythm, timing and harmony, they are able to achieve great results. Throughout the year the choir conducts a number of performances supporting local organisations, including Age Concern, the Centre for the Blind and The Peace Hospice.

The Clarendon Muse, Watford Boys Grammar School, Watford, Thursday, February 9, 7.30pm. Details: 01923 248494

Goff Dubber’s Dixieland Express

The Dixieland Express play from the classic jazz repertoire, taking on a breadth of material with skilled musicianship. Members of the band have had a long association with the British jazz revival and have variously played alongside greats such as Pete Allen, Acker Bilk and Brian White.

Pump House Theatre & Arts Centre, Local Board Road, Watford, Thursday, February 9, 8.15pm. Details: 01923 467269

Rickmansworth Historical Society

Berkhamsted, an area of woodland, parkland, farm and open spaces 100 years ago, was an ideal military training ground. This presentation by father and son Brian and Richard Shepherd focuses on the effect on the town and surrounding villages when the Inns of Court Officers Training Corps were stationed at Berkhamsted.

The Cloisters Hall, High Street, Rickmansworth, Thursday, February 9, 8pm. Details: 01923 248581