Crafts, magic, puppets and more - there's something for everyone at the Family Arts Festival in Watford

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4:39pm Friday 10th October 2014

Crafts, magic, puppets and more - there's something for everyone at the Family Arts Festival in Watford

The RAF Museum needs you!

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4:04pm Friday 10th October 2014

The RAF Museum needs you! (to be its blogger in residence)

Go over to the dark side!

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10:46am Friday 19th September 2014

Get ready to be spooked and scared with the new permanent attraction on the Dark Arts at Warner Bros Studio Tour London – the Making of Harry Potter, writes Rosy Moorhead

Discover Watford's rich cultural heritage at the Heritage Open Days

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4:39pm Friday 12th September 2014

Discover Watford's rich cultural heritage at the Heritage Open Days

Chocks away for Battle of Britain lectures at the RAF Museum in Hendon

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3:46pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Chocks away for Battle of Britain lectures at the RAF Museum in Hendon

Volunteer at Watford Library to help with its ancient map collection

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10:03am Friday 29th August 2014

Volunteer at Watford Library to help with its ancient map collection

Celebrate Eid at Watford Palace Theatre

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10:01am Friday 29th August 2014

Celebrate Eid at Watford Palace Theatre

Roll up! Roll up! Circus Fantasia hits town!

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4:14pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Q&A with tightwire walker and trapeze artist Simon Deville of Circus Fantasia

Lights! Camera! Action! It's the Warner Bros Studios film-making workshops!

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4:10pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Lights! Camera! Action! It's the Warner Bros Studios film-making workshops!

Full steam ahead for historic trip

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9:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

People in Harrow can enjoy a nostalgic steam train journey through the ‘metroland’ made famous by the former Poet Laureate John Betjeman in his poems and 1970s TV documentary, as part of the 125th anniversary celebrations of the Chesham branch of the Metropolitan Line.

He died on Christmas Day, 1914

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11:05am Friday 8th August 2014

Lance Sergeant Thomas Edward Gregory from Watford was killed in France on Christmas Day, 1914. His story is told in The Great War: Watford 1914 at Watford Museum

Full steam ahead on the Met Line, as it celebrates its 125th anniversary

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11:28am Friday 8th August 2014

Enjoy a nostalgic steam train journey on the Met Line as it celebrates its 125th anniversary

Let the kids have fun while you shop

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11:09am Friday 8th August 2014

Let the kids have fun while you shop at intu Watford over the summer holidays

Watford remembers World War One with a series of events all over the area

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11:28am Friday 1st August 2014

Watford remembers World War One with a series of events all over the area

The Home Front in Finchley

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10:05am Friday 1st August 2014

Finchley resident Mark King has devised a guided walk commemorating the impact of World War One in Finchley

Keep the kids busy this summer with one of these creative courses in Watford

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9:57am Friday 25th July 2014

Keep the kids busy this summer with one of these creative courses in Watford

Make a beeline for Chenies

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9:54am Friday 25th July 2014

Chenies Manor continues its coffee morning campaign to help our honeybees

We love Cassiobury Park!

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11:38am Friday 18th July 2014

Love Parks Week is a national celebration of our green spaces - head down to Cassiobury Park for a series of events and make the most of our beautiful park

Chenies Manor Plant Fair in full bloom this Sunday

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11:52am Friday 18th July 2014

Chenies Manor Plant Fair in full bloom this Sunday

How will you spend the next seven days?

Times Series: Your guide to some of the best things to do in the area this weekend.

10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Struggling to find something to do next week? Never fear, Freetime is here! Here are our top picks:

Meanwhile, on the other side of Watford...

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4:22pm Monday 14th July 2014

Kapow! Zap! Bang! Comic-Con is coming to Watford Museum and organiser Dan Crawley gives Rosy Moorhead the lowdown

Once upon a time in Watford...

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1:17pm Monday 7th July 2014

Schools and dance groups across the town get ready for Once Upon a Time in Watford, a special dance performance and parade

Harry Potter magic for the summer holidays

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3:18pm Friday 4th July 2014

Bludgers and Broomsticks and summer screenings - it's going to be a magical summer at the Harry Potter studios in Leavesden

Strawberries and cream with a difference at Whittlebury Hall

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Summer is here and Wimbledon is in full spring so of course that means it's time for some strawberries and cream.

Have a great day out at this year’s Watford Observer Family Fun Day

Times Series: Have a great day out at this year’s Watford Observer Family Fun Day

2:00pm Sunday 29th June 2014

Have a great day out at this year’s Watford Observer Family Fun Day

The 'oss and the ox set to do battle in Watford High Street

Times Series: The ox

12:00pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

World-renowned choreographer Kate Flatt, from Watford, talks to Rosy Moorhead about her dance piece The 'Oss and the Ox for Imagine Watford festival

Stitch in time

Times Series: Headstone Manor and Harrow Museum are hosting sewing workshops

10:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

Do you have an interest in historical arts? Are you handy with a needle and thread? Would you like to learn how to make a piece of stunning period work?

Alan Turing's nephew shows off restored Bletchley Park ahead of opening by Duchess of Cambridge

Times Series: Alan Turing's nephew shows off restored Bletchley Park ahead of opening by Duchess of Cambridge

10:30am Wednesday 18th June 2014

The heritage site will be on the silver screen this autumn in The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Get ready for Watford's Big Events

Times Series: Hot Off the Press

2:20pm Sunday 15th June 2014

Kicking off next week is Watford's Big Events, a programme of arts activities designed to celebrate and utilise Watford's revamped Parade

Imagine Watford adds a little sparkle and magic to the streets of Watford

Times Series: Itinerant Music Hall

1:00pm Saturday 14th June 2014

The fourth Imagine Watford festival starts next week. Here's our pick of the best free, open-air street art

Watford trails map Watford's history - and spooky secrets

Times Series: The Free School in 1882

3:48pm Monday 9th June 2014

Watford Museum is holding a series of heritage walks, showing you our town's history and spooky secrets

A day of Jewish food

Times Series: Eran Tibi

10:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

Get your tastebuds ready for a treat as Gefiltefest returns to the LJCC in Golders Green

Let's do lunch - from around the world

Times Series: Let's do lunch - from around the world

3:00pm Saturday 31st May 2014

The International Festival of Food and Culture comes to Stephens House in Finchley

Art in Abbots

Times Series: Abbots Langley Players is just one of the groups taking part in the festival

12:00pm Saturday 31st May 2014

Abbots Langley Festival of the Arts has something for everyone

Get ready for Watford Live! 2014

2:00pm Saturday 31st May 2014

A taster of what's hot at this year's Watford Live! festival

Something for the weekend: The Big Five

Times Series: Top films to catch at the cinema

9:53am Friday 30th May 2014

Leisure takes a look at the hottest events taking place over the weekend. Be there or be square.

Your chance to meet Peppa Pig!

Times Series: Peppa Pig and friends

10:40am Friday 23rd May 2014

Enter our competition to meet Peppa Pig when she comes to the Watford Colosseum

Radlett's Kate teams up with Alan Titchmarsh for the Chelsea Flower Show

Times Series: From the Moors to the Sea by Kate Gould and Alan Titchmarsh is at the Chelsea Flower Show

2:45pm Friday 16th May 2014

Radlett garden designer Kate Gould teams up with Alan Titchmarsh for this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Wands at the ready! It's Wand Week at the Harry Potter Studios

Times Series: It's magic!

2:14pm Friday 16th May 2014

Wands at the ready! It's Wand Week at the Harry Potter Studios in Leavesden

Penny's garden is still blooming after 50 years

Times Series: The new gravel garden

1:26pm Friday 16th May 2014

Penny Gluckstein invites you to visit the new gravel garden at Highwood Ash in Mill Hill

Your chance to meet Made in Chelsea star in St Albans

Times Series: Jamie Lang

3:44pm Thursday 8th May 2014

Cheeky playboy Jamie Laing will be toasting the 6th birthday celebration of The Snug tomorrow night.

Compete in Watford's very first Dragon Boat Regatta

Times Series: Compete in Watford's very first Dragon Boat Regatta

12:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Compete in Watford's very first Dragon Boat Regatta in aid of Peace Hospice Care

Watford's gotta dance!

12:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Dancers wanted for a new production by The Dan Tien in Watford

Celebrate Vaisakhi in Watford

Times Series: Celebrate Vaisakhi in Watford

1:16pm Friday 11th April 2014

Watford Palace Theatre presents its annual Vaisakhi celebrations

East of England Food Festival at Knebworth this weekend

1:55pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

There will be a host of food and drinks stalls and a full programme of cookery demonstrations compered by Masterchef Ondine Hartgroves

The UK’s biggest kids’ festival LolliBop coming to Hatfield House

11:13am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Renowned for bringing some of the biggest names in children’s entertainment to its live stages, the event will run August 15-17

Bee is the buzz word at Chenies this summer

Times Series: A bee visits a pink cosmos in Chenies’ garden

9:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Chenies Manor restarts its popular coffee mornings for its Save Our Bees campaign

RAF Museum remembers WW1

Times Series: Mabblethorpe's Last Combat

11:39am Thursday 3rd April 2014

The RAF Museum in Hendon remembers World War One with a series of events

Killer cats and crocodiles in Tring

Times Series: Killer cats and crocodiles in Tring

2:34pm Monday 24th March 2014

National Museums Week starts today and ferocious new exhibition Deadly! has opened at the Natural History Museum at Tring to mark the occasion.

Finding history under your feet

Times Series: An arrowhead found at the South Mimms site © Museum of London

1:20pm Thursday 6th March 2014

Rosy Moorhead meets the volunteers who are helping to archive artefacts from the 12th Century for the Museum of London's project Unearthing Barnet



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