Need something to occupy yourself or the children this weekend (Friday October 28 to Sunday October 30) whether it's a day out or an evening concert?

Touching children's play The Tin Soldier, about a toy soldier who falls in love with a paper ballerina, is coming to Watermans Arts Centre in Brentford.

There is also a whole host of other events going on across west London, from exhibitions to plays.

Pick your favourite and enjoy a fun weekend.

See a touching children's play in Brentford

The Tin Soldier at Watermans Arts Centre

It is winter and a newly minted tin soldier stands on a single leg, having been the last one cast from an old tin spoon. Nearby, he spies a paper ballerina, also standing on one leg, and the soldier falls in love.

But the course of true love cannot run smooth and the soldier falls into an adventure to test and melt the bravest of hearts...

Where: Watermans Arts Centre, 40 High Street, Brentford, TW8 0DS

When: Play runs until Saturday October 29

Cost: Tickets cost £8 for adults, £7 for concessions

Call: 020 8232 1010

Enjoy a fun outdoor film screening in Westminster

Ghostbusters outdoor screening by Nomad Cinema

Enjoy an outdoor film event in a stunning location as Nomad Cinema brings cult comedy classic Ghostbusters to The Bloomsbury in Westminster.

Grab a blanket or two, bring some delicious picnic food and sit under the stars with this brilliant classic movie.

Where: The Bloomsbury, Dalloway Terrace, 16-22 Great Russell Street, Westminster, WC1B 3NN

When: Saturday October 29, 7.30pm

Cost: Tickets cost £25

Call: www.whereisthenomad.com

See a brilliant production of Shakespeare's The Tempest

The Tempest at Orange Tree Theatre

See a production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest specifically for young people with autism and their families.

Fifteen children on the spectrum will become the participants for each performance, sitting with six actors in a circle on the floor, representing Prospero's island.

The famous story will unfold through sensory games, which the children and actors play together.

Where: Orange Tree Theatre, 1 Clarence Street, Richmond, TW9 2SA

When: Tuesday October 25 to Friday November 4

Cost: Tickets cost £10

Call: 020 8940 3633

See the incredible Chas and Dave as they come to Hayes!

Chas and Dave at The Beck Theatre

Still selling out theatres all over the UK, Chas and Dave are promoting their hit album That's What Happens, and will be making a stop in Hayes for a one-off show.

Expect to hear all the hits that made them famous, including Sideboard Song, Rabbit, Aint No Pleasing You and Margate.

Where: The Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, UB3 2UE

When: Friday October 28

Cost: Tickets cost from £29 for adults, from £27.50 for concessions

Call: 020 8561 8371

Hear some gorgeous music performed live in Chiswick

Elemental Opera presents Parsifal by Richard Wagner

Head to St Michael and All Angels church to hear some of the finest singers in the UK, as Elemental Opera presents three productions of Wagner's final opera, Parsifal.

These concerts are not to be missed by classical music lovers.

Where: St Michael and All Angels, Bath Road, Chiswick, W4 1TT

When: Saturday October 29

Cost: £20 for adults, £15 for concessions

Call: 020 8994 1380

Join in a fun Halloween charity event!

Halloween Colour Dash for Michael Sobell Hospice

Do something fun for a good cause this Halloween, as the new Colour Dash event aims to raise money for Michael Sobell Hospice.

The run will be from three to nine miles, and will see fundraisers sprayed with ghastly colour as they walk, jog or run through monstrous "colour stations".

There will also be fancy dress and a pumpkin carving competition on the day.

Where: Michael Sobell Centre, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, HA6 2RN

When: Sunday October 30, from 11am

Cost: Registration costs £20 for adults, £10 for children

Call: 020 8326 2367

Visit the Natural History Museum's iconic ice-rink!

Ice Rink at The Natural History Museum

Christmas is just around the corner, and the Natural History's iconic ice rink is open for another year!

Why not skate around the beautiful rink and enjoy the stunning surroundings before heading into London for a delicious hot chocolate?

Where: The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 5BD

When: Thursday October 27 to Sunday January 8, 2017

Cost: Tickets cost from £12.65 for adults, from £8.80 for children

Call: 020 7942 5511

See a raw and provocative play in Hammersmith

Shopping and F*cking by Mark Ravenhill at The Lyric Hammersmith

Twenty years since its explosive premiere, Oliver Award-winning director Sean Holmes brings Mark Ravenhill's provocative first play, Shopping and F*cking, back to the stage.

With a raw mixture of black humour and bleak philosophy, the play follows three disconnected young adults whose lives have been reduced to a series of transactions in an emotionally shrink-wrapped world.

Where: The Lyric, King Street, Lyric Square, Hammersmith, W6 0QL

When: Play runs until Saturday November 5

Cost: All stalls and on-stage stall seats will be £25

Call: 020 8741 6850

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