Samba and street dance workshops
EXPERIENCE a taste of authentic Brazilian samba with Northwood Community Arts Group, which is offering an introductory workshop for anyone aged eight and above.
The class will be led by the world renowned Paraiso School of Samba, whose artists grew up in Rio de Janiero. Participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at Bateria (samba drumming) with instruments provided. If successful, it is hoped the class will become a regular weekly event.
A series of six-weekly hip-hop street dance sessions will also take place for young mums to keep fit and let off steam. Beginners welcome.
what? Samba and street dance workshops.
where? St John's Church Hall, Hallowell Road, Northwood
when? Samba on Saturday (7) from 10am-noon, street dance from Friday (6) until December 11 at 6pm
cost? £3 or £10 for a family of four (samba) and £25 (hip-hop) for the full six weeks.
contact: 01628 675 800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
GET ready to 'ooh' and 'aah' as the skies become awash with colour to celebrate the anniversary of Guy Fawkes and his ill-fated Gunpowder Plot more than 400 years ago.
Yorke Mead Primary School in Croxley Green will be hosting a display with hot dogs, soup and glowsticks. Please note tickets must be purchased from the school in advance. Meanwhile, Our Lady Help of Christians church in Rickmansworth will have a bonfire and display with free soup.
what? Bonfire and firework displays
where? Yorke Mead Primary School, Dulwich Way, Croxley Green, WD3 3PX / Our Lady Help of Christians, Park Road, Rickmansworth, WD3 1HU
when? Friday (6). Both displays at 7.30pm, bonfire (Our Lady Help of Christians) at 7pm
cost? £4.40 adults, £3.50 children (Yorke Mead) / £3.50 single or £12 family ticket (Our Lady Help of Christians)
contact: 01923 778 420 (Yorke Mead) and 01923 773 387 (Our Lady Help of Christians)
Gilbert and Sullivan
ACTOR Gordon Peters, best known for The Gordon Peters show, One Foot in the Grave and My Family, returns to Ruislip to pay homage to comedy partnership, Gilbert and Sullivan. The best of the duo's comic operas, including Pirates of Penzance and HMS Pinafore, will be performed with music from pianist David Canter. The event has been organised by Ruislip Lions Club and proceeds will go to local charities.
what? The humour of Gilbert and Sullivan
where? Winston Churchill Theatre, Pinn Way, Ruislip
when? Friday (6) at 7.30pm cost? £12 (£8 under 16s)
contact: 020 8866 5845
Rock 'n' roll band Stray come to town
AFTER making their mark in the late 60s by owning lighting rigs and pyrotechnics when most bands were content to just get up on stage and play, Stray have an army of loyal fans, including heavy metal legends, Iron Maiden. After recent albums 10 and Live In Yer Face, the group, who are regulars on the London circuit, are on the road once more.
where? Tropic @ Ruislip, Ruislip Social Club, Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip, HA4 6JQ
when? Friday (6) at 9.30pm (doors 8.30pm) cost? TBA
Lab Rats star comes to Ruislip
BEST known for appearances on Have I Got News For You, Tonight With Jonathan Ross and BBC 2 sitcom, Lab Rats, comedian Chris Addison gives television a wide berth in favour of stand-up. The Perrier Award nominee is also a published author and weekly columnist for The Evening Standard. Hailed by The Sunday Times as 'downright hilarious'. With support from Edward Aczel, winner of the Malcolm Hardee award and finalist in Jimmy Carr's Comedy Idol.
what? Chris Addison and Edward Aczel
where? The Comedy Bunker,The Fairway/Ruislip Golf Centre, Ickenham Road, West Ruislip, HA4 7DQ
when? Tonight (Wednesday) at 8.45pm (doors 8.15pm) cost? £14