Here's your guide to some of the best things to do in the week ahead:


  • High Barnet Music Festival

Listen to local bands, enjoy good food and beer and have fun. There will also be arts and crafts stalls, children’s fun rides and a West End Disney show. 

Old Courthouse Park, behind Barnet Museum, High Barnet, August 3, 12noon to 9pm. Details:


  • London Persian-English International Theatre Festival

The first Iranian theatre festival in the UK, by international artists creating plays in Persian or English which have something to say about Iranian culture.

artsdepot, Tally Ho Corner, Nether Street, North Finchley, August 2 and 3. Details: 020 8369 5454, 


  • Barnet Beekeepers’ Open Apiary Day

Times Series: CHINGFORD: Beekeeping course this weekend

The Barnet & District Beekeepers’ Association is offering a taster day to give you the chance to find out whether beekeeping is right for you.

High Barnet Apiary, Arkley, August 2, 2pm to 4pm. Details: 


  • Fancy Dress Story Trail

Head down to 100 Aker Wood for a mysterious story trail with the fancy dress theme of birds, bears, bees and mystical characters. Visit the activity stations while you travel through the enchanted woodland and listen to a magical story.

Aldenham Country Park, Aldenham Road, Elstree, August 2, on the hour every hour from 11am to 3pm. Details: 020 8953 9602, 


  • Ahoy There Pirates!

A special story time, songs, arts, crafts and play activities afternoon, based on the book 10 Little Pirates by Mike Brownlow and Simon Rickerty. For ages two to eight. 

Mill Hill Library, Hartley Avenue, Mill Hill, August 4, 3pm to 4pm. Details: 020 8359 3830,


For a full list of events, see the Just the Ticket pages in this week's Times Series newspapers in print or online here.