Union Jill bring their own pas­sion to mu­sic

Harefield Gazette - - LEISURE -

THE Hilling­don Sal­va­tion Army Band is bring­ing its big brass sound to Hayes for a fes­tive event to raise funds to help bor­ough peo­ple in need.

It is the 10th year the band has played at the Barn­hill Com­mu­nity Cen­tre and all the money raised goes back to the Sal­va­tion Army to put into the com­mu­nity and help those who need it most. What? Sal­va­tion Army Band per­for­mance Where? Barn­hill Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Ayles Road, Hayes, UB4 9HG When? Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 3, 7.45pm Cost? £4 en­try, £10 for a fam­ily of four.

IT WOULDN’T be Christ­mas with­out an ice rink, which re­turns to Uxbridge for the fes­tive pe­riod, open­ing on Fri­day.

Hun­dreds of skaters en­joy the coun­cil’s out­door ice rink dur­ing De­cem­ber each year and this year, to avoid those win­try show­ers, the rink even has a roof.

The coun­cil has in­tro­duced pen­guin sta­bilis­ers for chil­dren to use on the ice, but young­sters must be aged four and over to skate and chil­dren un­der eight need to be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult. What? Hilling­don Ice Rink Where? Out­side the Civic Cen­tre, High Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1UW When? Fri­day, Novem­ber 28, un­til Sun­day, Jan­uary 4, 10am-8pm, daily Cost? Adults £5-£7, chil­dren and con­ces­sions £3.50-£5.50, fam­ily tick­ets (two adults and two chil­dren or one adult and three chil­dren) £14-£20 See: To book, visit www.hilling­don. gov.uk or call 01895 558 347

AGE UK has a proud his­tory of 25 years’ ser­vice in Hilling­don, pro­vid­ing a wide range of ser­vices to meet the needs and de­mands of an in­creas­ing num­ber of older peo­ple.

The char­ity’s mis­sion is to make later life bet­ter for ev­ery­one in the bor­ough. With win­ter now firmly upon us, join a Christ­mas cof­fee morn­ing where you can speak to a mem­ber of Age UK Hilling­don for any gen­eral ad­vice and en­joy a hot drink and mince pie. What? Age UK Hilling­don Christ­mas Cof­fee Morn­ing Where? Eastcote Li­brary, Field TAK­ING their in­spi­ra­tion from a wide range of styles, tra­di­tional folk duo Union Jill bring their own en­ergy and pas­sion to the acous­tic mu­sic scene.

He­len Turner and Sharon Win­field are Union Jill and their ma­te­rial em­braces his­tor­i­cal themes and con­tem­po­rary is­sues, per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ences and protest songs.

Bor­ough band Pig Earth support this time around at Uxbridge Folk Club with their orig­i­nal Coun­try Folk songs.

The club has all kinds of acous­tic mu­sic and draws its au­di­ence from across north and west London, wel­com­ing floor singers and mu­si­cians. End Road, Eastcote, HA5 1RL When? Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 3 10am-noon Cost? Free Con­tact: Eastcote Li­brary on 01895 558 230

HAVE you be­come hooked on Strictly Come Danc­ing and What? Union Jill at Uxbridge Folk Club Where? Uxbridge Folk Club, Uxbridge Royal Naval

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