Let the circus begin
CLOWNS, acrobats and daredevil performers arrive in town with Zippo's Circus for a two-weekend run at Wembley.
The travelling big top company - led by veteran ringmaster Norman Barrett - presents a new spectacular show for 2009 called From Cart Wheels To Steel Wheels, that promises "fire, passion, thrills and excitement".
Audiences will be taken on a journey through circus history, beginning with the traditional horse-drawn circus, and ending with modern, dangerous stunts such as the Wheel of Death.
what? Zippo's Circus
where? Wembley Stadium, Yellow car park, Engineers Way, Wembley
when? Friday, November 6 and Friday, November 13, 5pm, 7.30pm; Saturday, November 7, Sunday, November 8 and Saturday, November 14, 3pm, 7.30pm; Sunday, November 15, and 11am and 3pm.
cost? From £6 for children and concessions; £8 for adults to £14 for children and concessions; and £20 for adults,but discounts available
A TALK about the history and redevelopment of St Pancras Station is to be given by the chairman of the Harrow Hill Trust. Ted Allett was the environment director of Union Railways, the company that built the high-speed Eurostar line into the terminus in central London, and will be giving the armchair talk on Wednesday, November 11.
The station not only has the physical link to Harrow via the Metropolitan line but Victorian architect Gilbert Scott designed both the Midland Grand Hotel in front of the station and Vaughan Library, and poet and Friend of the Railways, John Betjeman, wrote about Harrow and led a campaign to save St Pancras.
what? Talk about St Pancras Station
where? St Mary's Church Room, St Mary's Church, Church Lane, Harrow on the Hill
when? Wednesday, November 11, 8pm
cost? £4.50 on the door
Society's tribute to Handel
UP-AND-COMING soloists will have the spotlight turned on them during a performance of highlights from one of the Christian world's most famous choral pieces.
Harrow Choral Society's autumn concert this coming weekend features arias and choruses and Handel's Messiah, an oratorio composed in 1741 that comprises three parts that each specifically address events in Christ's life. It is a fitting tribute since this year marks the 250th anniversary of Handel's death. Handel is pictured above.
what? Harrow Choral Society
where? St George's Church, Pinner View, Harrow
when? Saturday, November 7, 7.30pm
Popular mic night at The Half Moon pub
VARIETY really is the spice of life at a popular weekly open mic night held at South Harrow's The Half Moon pub.
Past performances include acoustic Irish ditties, classic piano and violin duets and blues from America's Deep South.
Manager Caithriona Hegarty said: "We are trying to bring the local community together at our Parlour Night on Thursdays.
"This is an old traditional term for when all varieties of people come to play all types of music."
what? Open mic night
where? The Half Moon, Roxeth Hill, South Harrow
when? Each Thursday
cost? Free entry
see: See recorded performances at www.youtube.com/user/ParlourNight
Season's Greetings come with a festive farce
ALAN Ayckbourn's witty festive farce Season's Greetings is the latest production from the Pinner Players.
The plot revolves around a family's not-so-merry Christmas celebration that reveal their insecurities, frailties and tensions.
Premiered in 1980 in Scarborough, the popular five-scene play has since been adapted for radio and TV and will now be hosted in the confines of Pinner Village Hall.
Season's Greetings follows Pinner Players' May showing of the Michael Frayn play-within-a-play farce, Noises Off.
what? Season's Greetings
where? Pinner Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Pinner
when? Thursday, November 12 to Saturday, November 13 at 7.45pm
cost? £8 contact: Box office on 01923 827 432