IF YOU want to bring history alive why not take the kids to Fulham Palace for a guided tour?
The palace boasts regular themed tours, and this one is especially for the family and will take you around the Tudor parts of the palace.
You will also hear stories of the visit of Queen Elizabeth I and other events and the children will have a chance to try on Tudor costumes.
Fulham Palace is a remarkable place. The estate was owned by the Bishops of London for more than 1,300 years and the palace was their country home from at least the 11th century.
Vacated by the Bishops in 1975, the palace is now managed jointly by Hammersmith and Fulham Council and the Fulham Palace Trust.
what? Fulham Palace family tour where? Fulham Palace, Bishops Avenue, Fulham when? Sunday at 2pm cost? £3 per person call: 020 7610 7164
Music school opening
ROCK organist Jon Lord, best known for his time with 1970s band Deep Purple, is to cut the ribbon to officially open the new Keyboardtech School in Acton.
Joining him will be will be renowned Hammond organ player James Taylor, who will perform with some Tech Music School tutors, followed by a master class.
Tech Music Schools are delighted to be teaming up with Hammond organs to introduce the jazz/rock legacy of keyboards to the school.
The new Hammond Keyboard Lab has 12 state-of-the-art stations.
Lord will meet potential and existing students as well as signing memorabilia following the opening, so if you are interested in a music career pop along tomorrow.
what? Musician Jon Lord opens Keyboardtech School where? Techmusicschools, 76 Stanley Gardens, Acton when? Tomorrow (Saturday) at 1pm call? 020 8749 3131 see: www.keyboard-tech.co.uk
Warm up with a laugh
THREE top comedians will put a spark into gloomy November at The Comedy Club at Esporta Health Club tonight.
Padraig Hyland, an Irish life coach and comic, will give lessons on life as well as comedy. He is joined by funny man Zeron Gibson, creator of streetwise Valentine F, who 'blings the Yank into the UK'.
Phil Butler's fast moving act has taken him all over the world, from sea cruises to entertaining the armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. He currently produces and hosts a Podcast called The Green Room.
what? The Comedy Club where? Esporta Health Club, Chiswick Park, Building 3, 566 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick when? Tonight (27), from 7.30pm cost? £15, members £10 call: 020 8987 5800 see: www.hahaheehee.com
Celebrate the diversity of our community
A DAZZLING performing arts festival tonight will celebrate diverse cultures and bring the community together.
Acton Community Forum (ACF) has been working with local events company Jack Morton Worldwide and students from Acton High School to produce Spotlight '09.
With an expected audience of 500, it is the first time that the festival has been produced on this scale. It showcases a mix of 18 local groups and performers, with Antoine Luta and Tuup as MCs.
The acts include the Stardust Steel
Orchestra, Jiving Lindy Hoppers and Theatre Studio West, XLNT Entertainment and Nexos Latino Americanos.
ACF backs a wide range of community projects and voluntary groups including the Acton Carnival, free holiday summer schemes, youth activities and a new intergenerational programme.
what? Spotlight '09 where? Acton High School, Gunnersbury Lane, Acton when? Tonight (Friday), 6.30-10.30pm cost? £2 on the door
Pick up your stick - it's time for street hockey
STREET hockey gets going again tomorrow, with the first tournament featuring four teams.
The sport, for five to 12-year-olds, is popular in Ealing, with a free 10-minute taster session. All equipment is provided, which means kids have only to bring trainers.
Street / ball hockey originated in Canada and is played in more than 50 countries. It is especially popular in Canada, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
what? Street hockey where? Berners Drive, Drayton Bridge Estate, West Ealing when? Tomorrow (Saturday), 9.45-10.45am cost? £8.50 per term or £1.30 per session call: 020 8840 3427