The Waterboys and Jimeoin at the Alban Arena

THE Waterboys are aiming to make a splash when they appear at the Alban Arena next Wednesday, May 16.

Formed in 1983 by Mike Scott, they made their name with live performances and alternative rock albums such as A Pagan Place and This Is The Sea, which included their biggest hit, The Whole Of The Moon.

After the recruitment of Irish fiddler Steve Wickham, the band created their million-selling album Fisherman’s Blues.

They will be appearing at 8pm and tickets are �32, seated, and �28.50, standing, available from the box office on 01727 844488 or online at

The following night, Thursday, May 17, finds Irish/Australian stand-up Jimeoin putting on his new show at the Arena from 7.30pm.

He has been seen on all the biggest TV shows in UK, Europe and Australia including Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and The Very Best of the Edinburgh Comedy Festival as well as The Best of Just For Laughs and Conan O’Brien.

Tickets are �14.50

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The mods are marching into the Arena, bringing with them the sounds of the 60s, at 8pm next Friday, May 18.

The Mod All Star Band will be performing hits from the likes of the Small Faces and The Who to the northern soul sounds of Lorraine Silver, who now lives in St Albans and will be performing her Wigan Casino classic Lost Summer Love.

Other special guests are Steve Ellis, original lead singer from The Love Affair with his No 1 Hits Everlasting Love, Bringing on Back the Good Times, Rainbow Valley and Day without Love

He will be joined by Chris Farlowe with his No 1 hit Out of Time and the original version of Handbags and Gladrags.

Tickets are �22.50 and �20.

The Science Museum is offering families the chance to unleash their inner Einstein when its live show returns to The Arena at 2pm and 7pm next Saturday, May 19, and 2pm on Sunday, May 20.

Science Museum Live on Tour takes the audience on an exploratory theatrical adventure into the world of science with the aim of entertaining, informing and inspiring.

Tickets are �12.50 with �45 for a family tickets and �10 for groups of 10 and more.

n The Arena’s film season continues with A Dangerous Method (15) which is being screened at 1.30pm and 7.30pm next Tuesday, May 15.

It focuses on how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gave birth to psychoanalysis and stars Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley and Viggo Mortensen.

Tickets are �5 for the matinee and �7 with concessions �5 for the evening showing.