Once around the sun

The workshop for children and families, will explore how ancient circle dances from around the globe, offer connection to our planet, and inspire creative ideas. Guided by Kate Flatt, the activities – whatever age we are – will offer through dance, a positive sense of connection between us and how we can work to sustain and value our Earth.

Kate is a choreographer and experienced workshop leader working both in UK and internationally. Her ‘Ballroom of Joys and Sorrows’ was a dance theatre work, that drew on rituals and celebration of community, created in Watford for 55 local participants of all ages. Kate will be accompanied by Tim van Eyken the original song man in Warhorse. Come and enjoy this creative and engaging experience, with your family and friends!!

£5 per family. To book: contact Sharon.Gaffney@Pumphouse.info 01923 241362

Build your own Bollywood

Vedi Roy will create stereotypical Bollywood scenarios and help you understand what it takes to create a Bollywood scene; there’ll be drama, romance, action, sadness and melodrama ! Then you create your own scene and the session ends with a fabulous Bollywood dance finale.

Sunday 6th October 2pm to 4pm, Only 30 spaces available. It is £FREE but you need to book.

To book contact Sharon at office@pumphouse.info


Vedi Roy trained at DNA StudiosPineapple Arts, and The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.


As Actor/Dancer – Touchstone in As You Like It (National Theatre/Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch); Gurvinder in Pop Music (Paines Plough/Birmingham Rep); Genie in Aladdin (Watford Palace Theatre); Pinky in Miss Meena and the Masala Queens (Rifco Theatre Company/Watford Palace Theatre); Kazi/Ensemble in Laila the Musical (Rifco Theatre Company/Watford Palace Theatre); Duke Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Dancer for Ideal Home ShowDancer for Britain’s Next Top Model Live.

As Creative collaborator – Co-creator and Actor in Pinky and Preetho’s Comedy Night (Rifco Theatre Company/Watford Palace Theatre); Writer for Future’s in the Making (Spread the Word)

Vedi regularly Choreographs and directs movement for productions, workshops and classes in London and across the nation. He is currently branching out into Directing whilst enhancing his writing practice. In March 2019 he completed his role as Assistant Director on Absurd Person Singular for Watford Palace Theatre as part of an RTYDS placement.

Twitter/Instagram – @vediroy


Part of Watford Heritage Open Days 2019.

Have a full guided tour of The Pump House Theatre and Arts Centre, including visiting backstage; seeing all the fantastic props and view wonderful costumes from fabulous productions. Plus, opening up areas rarely seen by the public.

Built in 1854 the building was used as a Victorian Pumping Station, the second part of the tale will include; the secret tour; historical photos and information. The Pump House is truly a hidden gem.

Opening times Friday 13 September, Saturday 14 September and Sunday 15 September, 11am – 5pm

Booking details: Pre-booking essential via 01923 241362 or sharon.gaffney@pumphouse.info

Vinyasa Yoga

10am–11.15am (75 mins)

SEPTEMBER ONWARDS at the Rehearsal Studio, 

(please use the theatre entrance and then go up the stairs on the right – parking in the rear car park of Pump House or if coming from Bushey side avoid the one way system, park in Century Park and walk down the side alley, please read parking restrictions notice)

CLASS DESCRIPTION: A dynamic Vinyasa class focusing on breath awareness. Classes will involve Surya Namaskar, standing postures, forward bending, backward bending, inversions, meditation and relaxation. Expect chanting, hands on assists and great music. All levels welcome but knowledge of sun salutation is recommended.

You can book and buy classes online via the ‘book now’ button on the home page.


£10 – drop in

£45 – 5 class pack (£9/class)

£80 – 10 class pack (£8/class)

Herts Collective CiC

Get Active , Stay Fit – Cardio, Core, Flexibility, Resistance and Mindfulness

Weekly fitness classes on Monday’s starting from 21st January 2019

£25 per month – First session FREE once you join

07956 640467 or email: hertscollectivecic@gmail.com