Com­edy duo on their way to the Beck

Harefield Gazette - - LEISURE -

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

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