A SNEAK preview of two of the UK's best upcoming stand-up acts, ahead of their performances at the Edinburgh Festival, can be found at the Comedy Bunker.
Hailed as Britain's greatest entertainer by Time Out, and one of the most original acts in years by The Guardian, Edward Aczel (pictured) will outline a few brittle thoughts on ambition, failure and why he would rather have been an ambassador - or perhaps a rock star.
Meanwhile, Alex Zane, star of Channel 4 shows Balls of Steel and Rude Tube, as well as a familiar voice on the airwaves, will offer a dose of observational comedy with his brand new show, Just One More Thing.
what? Edward Aczel and Alex Zane
where? Comedy Bunker, Ruislip Golf Centre, Ickenham Road, West Ruislip HA4 7DQ
when? Wednesday, July 28 - Aczel 8.15pm (doors 8pm), Alex Zane 9.30pm (doors 9.20pm)
cost? Aczel (£8), Zane (£12)
Plenty of free sports
EXPLORE the brand new facilities at Botwell Green Sports and Leisure Centre in Hayes, which is opening its doors to the public for free on Sunday. The special event, to mark the London 2012 Open Weekend, will feature a whole host of activities including swimming, table tennis, basketball and karate demonstrations.
Visitors can also take advantage of the gymnastics centre, outdoor pitches, gym, dance studio, sports hall and library. Don't forget your swimming costume and trainers.
what? New facilities at Botwell Green Sports and Leisure Centre
where? East Avenue, Hayes, UB3 2HW
when? Sunday, 10am-4pm
cost? Free contact: 020 8561 0956
Invitation to a summer fair
BROWSE stalls laden with books, toys and bric-a-brac in search of a bargain and do your bit for our brave soldiers at war, at a summer fair at Eastcote Community Association.
The fair, held to raise money for the wounded soldiers' charity Help for Heroes, will also feature flower arranging, massage, a tombola, raffle and refreshments.
what? Summer fair
where? Eastcote Community Association, Southbourne Gardens, Eastcote, HA4 9SQ
when? Saturday, from 2pm
cost? Entrance 20p (free for adults)
see: Mrs Gibson 01895 636 106 or 020 866 2050
Who's Who for one night only
A TRIBUTE to the godfathers of classic rock, Who's Who (pictured), can count none other than Pete Townshend among their loyal army of fans.
After beginning their musical journey in 1996, the group have proved themselves to be more than just than an average covers act, having performed Quadrophenia in its entirety at the 2006 International Who Convention, as well as being regular visitors to the Isle of Wight Festival. Their exciting live show, complete with Townshend's leaping and Daltrey's microphone whirling antics, comes to Ruislip for one night only on Friday.
what? Who's Who
where? Tropic at Ruislip, Ruislip Social Club, Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip HA4 6JQ
when? Friday, July 23, at 9.30pm (doors 8.30pm)
cost? £12 (£10 in advance)
contact: 01784 460 094
Showcase of musical acts and dance in the park
JUST minutes away from Uxbridge town centre, enjoy a day of dance and music acts in New Denham and help raise money for Cancer Research.
Beat It In The Park, a charity-based project run by On The Edge Productions, and local dance, drama and vocal centre, Pink Academy, will showcase an array of up-and-coming talent.
Horse riding, a magician, fairground games and stalls, a barbecue, beer tent, face painting and dance workshops are also on the menu. Booking is essential.
what? Beat It In The Park
where? New Denham Community Centre, Oxford Road (opposite Smiths Garden Centre) New Denham, Bucks, UB9 4DW
when? Saturday, July 24, from 2pm (first act on at 3pm)
cost? £6 (£4 under 12s and senior citizens)
call: 07956 571 685 or 01895 252 230