A STUDENT version of the hugely popular television competition Britain's Got Talent is being held at Brunel University.
Be amazed as acts including singers, dancers, entertainers - from the incredible to the downright weird - strut their stuff in front of judges who promise to be just as formidable as this year's TV panel of Piers Morgan, Michael McIntyre and Amanda Holden.
All proceeds from the evening will be donated to Harlington Hospice.
what? Brunel's Got Talent
when? Wednesday, February 16, 7-9pm (doors open 6.30pm)
where? Howell Theatre, Brunel University, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH
Sew, what can you do?
LEARN a useful new skill and make your own perfect-fitting clothing and fabulous accessories by signing up for beginners' sewing classes. Sew With Me will demonstrate how to handle a sewing machine, understand patterns, put pieces together in the right order, how to sew buttonholes, zips, sleeves, collars, and more.
The lessons are run by Helen Roberts, who has been a dab hand at using a needle and thread since she was a little girl making dresses for her dolls.
By the age of 14 she had enrolled in one of Vienna's most prestigious designer schools, learning the art of dressmaking, alterations, bridal wear and accessories. She now puts her passion for sewing into teaching.
More advanced classes are also available.
what? Sew With Me classes
when? From Tuesday, February 15 for five weeks
where? Townfield Community Centre, Townfield Road, Hayes, UB3 2EX
cost? £60 (excluding material)
contact: Helen Richards on 07575 910 647 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A sparkling act
AFTER years of living under the black cloud of Gary Glitter's spectacular fall from grace, the musicians who backed him are showcasing their own talents.
The Glitter Band features John Springate (vocals/bass guitar), who recently rejoined after working for a number of years as a writer and producer, and Peter Phipps (drums and vocals), who has worked with XTC and The Eurythmics.
what? The Glitter Band
when? Friday (February 11), 9.30pm (doors open 8.30pm)
where? Tropic at Ruislip, Ruislip Social Club, Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip, HA4 6JQ
cost? £12 (£10 in advance)
contact: 020 8707 2256
Fun and games and a nice cuppa for parents!
A GIANT play morning of fun and games for toddlers goes by the name Love 2 Play.
The event, which is suitable for children aged one to five, includes a huge soft play area, face painting, craft and activity stations, a story corner, tiny tots corner, songs and, most importantly, tea for accompanying parents!
A wonderful way for families to spend a Saturday morning. Please note that activities are on a first come, first served basis.
what? Love 2 Play
when? Saturday, February 12, 10am-noon
where? Northwood Methodist Church, Oaklands Gate, Northwood, HA6 3AA
cost? £5 admission contact: 01923 840 633
Not for television - a mixture of political satire and filth
HAVING kickstarted his career after appearing in a host of new comedy act competitions, and receiving rave reviews, Andrew Lawrence has built up a loyal army of fans addicted to his brand of dark, vitriolic humour.
Lawrence has performed live at top festivals across Britain and beyond, including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and five consecutive all-new solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, two of which were nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
The comic, who has been compared with the likes of Lee Evans and Jerry Sadowitz, is currently on the road with his most recent offering, Andrew Lawrence: The Too Ugly For Television Tour.
He will be joined by David Whitney, serving up a high-energy mixture of political satire and filth. Whitney has been described by none other than Eddie Izzard as having 'a perfect trajectory', with the ability to 'squeeze laughter out of audiences'.
what? Andrew Lawrence (plus Dave Whitney)
when? Wednesday, February 16, 8.45pm (doors 8.15pm)
where? Comedy Bunker, Ruislip Golf Centre, Ickenham Road, West Ruislip, HA4 7DQ