Comedy duo on their way to the Beck
PRESENTED by Vincent Raven, An Afternoon of Words and Music features readings of work by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, William Shakespeare, Lau Tzu, Catherine Dyer, Thomas Hardy, Edward Thomas, Edward Lear and from the Bible. It is all interwoven with music by Bach played on the violin by Mr Raven.
Refreshments will be available during the interval and there will be a retiring collection to raise some money for musical instruments for use in the church and to go towards the upkeep of St Martin’s Church and hall. What? An Afternoon of Words and Music When? Sunday, September 21, 4-6pm Where? St Martin’s Church, Church Road, West Drayton, UB7 7PT Cost? Free What? Cranford Country Park Open House weekend When? Saturday, September 20, from 10.30am, Sunday, September 21 from 11.30am Where? Cranford Country Park, The Parkway (M4 junction 3/A312), Cranford, TW5 9RZ Cost? Free admission See: www.cranfordparkfriends.org
CRANFORD Country Park’s 18th-century stables, secret garden and St Dunstan’s Church will be welcoming visitors as part of Open House London weekend.
An exhibition in the stables includes a window shutter from Cranford House and a reminder of the Earl of Berkeley’s 40-room mansion, which was demolished in 1945.
THE early 1970s was the age of glam rock. British group The Electric Light Orchestra epitomised the era with their unique, symphonic style and unforgettable pop classics, such BRITISH Comedy Award winners and BAFTA nominees Cardinal Burns have announced their very first national tour and they are on their way to Hayes.
The award-winning sketch and character duo Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri- Burns, who won widespread acclaim for their debut TV comedy series shown on E4, met at film school in Edinburgh.
They quickly established themselves as sketch writers and performers on the comedy circuit before really making their mark with their critically acclaimed self-titled show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009. What? ELO Again When? Friday, October 10, venue opens at 6pm, music room doors at 8.30pm, band on stage at about 9.30pm Where? The Tropic at Ruislip, Ruislip Social Club, Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip, HA4 6JQ Cost? £12 in advance, £14 on door See: www.tropicatruislip.co.uk as Mr Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing and Evil Woman.
Relive the sounds with a 10-piece orchestra billed as the world’s number one tribute band. What? Cardinal Burns When? Thursday, September 25, 7.30pm Where? Beck Theatre, Grange
THE world’s smallest theatre and cinema is just one of the many fantastic attractions at BigFest, a free street festival organised by Hillingdon Council.
Now in its 12th year, the family-friendly street arts festival always proves popular. BigFest will feature a caricaturist, a sword swallower, a street magician and traditional fairground games.
Fans of live music should head to the Flower Stall Stage, opposite Uxbridge station, where an eclectic mixture of acts will Road, Hayes, UB3 2UE Call: Box office on 020 8561 8371 See: www.cardinalburns.com provide a soundtrack to the festival, while bookworms will enjoy a pop-up literature salon.
Visitors can also enjoy the Travelling Treasury, a unique storytelling experience set in a transformed caravan, before browsing the food and crafts on sale at the continental market. What? BigFest When? Sunday, September 28, noon-4pm Where? Uxbridge Town Centre Cost? Free See: www.hillingdon.gov.uk/ bigfest for more information and a map of festival sites