Join the beat at Samba drum­ming work­shop

Harefield Gazette - - LEISURE -

A MUR­DER­OUS com­edy based on a tale by Os­car Wilde will hit the stage next month.

Hare­field Am­a­teur Dra­matic So­ci­ety, which meets weekly at Park Lane Vil­lage Cen­tre, has been pro­vid­ing en­ter­tain­ment since 1951.

The so­ci­ety’s lat­est per­for­mance is a play by Con­stance Cox, based on a short story by Wilde which fol­lows Lord Arthur Sav­ile, a well-bred gen­tle­man soon to be mar­ried but whose luck changes when a palm-reader pre­dicts he will com­mit mur­der. What? Lord Arthur Sav­ile’s Crime Where? St Mary’s Church Hall, High Street, Hare­field, UB9 6DL When? Thurs­day, Novem­ber 13 to Satur­day, Novem­ber 15. 7.30pm Cost? £9.50 Call: 01895 253 346 or email jan­scurr@hot­

COPACA­BANA, Barry Manilow’s much-loved hit mu­si­cal, is be­ing brought to the Win­ston Churchill The­atre by award-win­ning am­a­teur company WOS Pro­duc­tions.

A cast aged eight to 80 per­form this tale of love and ro­mance on the jour­ney to star­dom. In 1947 Man­hat­tan, the lives of wannabe singer Lola and as­pir­ing song­writer Tony in­ter­twine fol­low­ing a chance meet­ing at the Copaca­bana lounge. Trou­ble is never far away in young love li­aisons and the des­tiny of the de­voted pair is held in Ha­vana.

WOS – Wem­b­ley Op­er­atic So­ci­ety – has been de­light­ing au­di­ences in north west London for more than 75 years with their bi-an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of mu­si­cal the­atre. What? Copaca­bana, Barry Manilow’s Copaca­bana by WOS Pro­duc­tions Where? Win­ston Churchill The­atre and Hall, Pinn Way, Ruis­lip, HA4 7QL When? Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 12 to Satur­day Novem­ber 15. 7.30pm daily, Satur­day mati­nee 2.30pm Cost? £9 - £14 Call: 0333 666 3366 See: www.wospro­duc­tions. tick­et­

RE­BECCA Bat­ten was di­ag­nosed with leukaemia in 2011 at the age of 21.

After five rounds of chemo­ther­apy, four days of to­tal body ir­ra­di­a­tion and a bone mar­row trans­plant from an un­re­lated donor in May 2012, she is now do­ing re­ally well. By way of a thank you and to help other fam­i­lies go­ing through the same JOIN an ac­tion packed Samba dance and drum­ming work­shop or­gan­ised by North­wood Com­mu­nity Arts and bring the sounds of Brazil to the bor­ough.

The London School of Samba, who fin­ished sec­ond in the large band cat­e­gory at Not­ting Hill Car­ni­val, are wel­comed back in the hope of cre­at­ing North­wood’s very own Samba group. What? Samba work­shops Where? St John’s Church, Hal­low­ell Road, North­wood, HA6 1DN When? Satur­day Novem­ber 22. Var­i­ous time from 10am to 4.45pm Cost? Sin­gle work­shop £3. Two work­shops £5 trauma, Re­becca and her mother Carla or­gan­ised a char­ity ball last year which raised an in­cred­i­ble £15,000.

Now the duo are back hold­ing a Hal­loween Party, with prof­its be­ing split equally be­tween Leukaemia and Lym­phoma Re­search, The An­thony Nolan Trust and Yiewsley Com­mu­nity Can­cer Cen­tre.

The ticket price in­cludes a buf­fet and disco, with a prize for the best Hal­loween fancy dress. Over 18s only. What? Ties and Tiaras Hal­loween Party Where? Q-Vardis, Old Mill Lane, Cow­ley, UB8 2JH When? Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 31. 7.30pm-1am Cost? £15 Call: Carla on 07903 996 964 or email BRUNEL Univer­sity’s #colour­dash will raise money for Michael So­bell

Photo by Jim McEwan

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