Who hasn't dreamed of an action figure with the legs of the Incredible Hulk, the laser shooting arm of Buzz Lightyear and the body of Barbie? Just me then?

Artists from Exploring Senses will show you how to make your own hybrid creation at Watermans in Brentford this Sunday out of toys destined for the scrap heap

As well as being a lot of fun, the Frankenstein craft session promises to raise questions about ownership, identity and authenticity.

The family workshop will take place this Sunday (November 9) from 1pm-3pm and is suitable for anyone aged five or above, with the supervision of a parent or guardian.

It is part of a weekend of free theatre and art performances during the arts centre's Networked Bodies festival, exploring our relationship with technology.

One of the highlights is If You Go Away, by Invisible Flock, a live cinematic experience in which you can use your phone to transform the world around you.

You can also check out Ring The Changes+, a fusion of dance and technology created by a deaf choreographer and a renowned sound designer, and the interactive artwork of Alex May, whose installations have previously gone on display at Tate Modern and the V&A.

What? Networked Bodies

Where? Watermans, High Street, Brentford

When? Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9

Cost: Free

See: http://www.watermans.org.uk/exhibitions/exhibitions/digital-performance-weekender.aspx

You'll Never Get Rich, which is being screened at the Musical Museum in Brentford
 

Watch Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth in the golden oldie You’ll Never Get Rich.

The effervescent Cole Porter musical from 1941, which features the Oscar nominated song Since I Kissed My Baby Goodnight, shows that opposites don’t just attract, they may great music together.

What? You’ll Never Get Rich

Where? Musical Museum, High Street Brentford TW8 0DU

When? Sunday, November 16, 3pm

Cost: £6.50 (£5 concessions)

See: http://www.musicalmuseum.co.uk/page/24-concertsfilmsdances

 

You can pick up some gifts with a difference at Kempton Steam Museum’s Christmas arts and crafts fair next weekend.

Hand made goods including tapestry, jewellery and pyrography (wood burning) will be on sale at the museum, where the world’s largest triple-expansion steam engine will also be in action.

There will also be a display of Meccano models, trains and engines to keep the little ones entertained, and demonstrations of lace making and machine knitting for the adults.

What? Christmas arts and crafts fair

Where? Kempton Steam Museum, Snakey Lane, Hanworth TW13 6XH

When? Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16, 10.30am-4pm

Cost: Free with entry (adults £7, concessions £6, free for under-16s)

See: http://www.kemptonsteam.org/visit-us/opening-times/

You can learn about the history of the First World War and East End life during both world wars at free talks from authors at Bedfont library.

Jean Fullerton, who wrote the Nurse Millie series, and Juliet West, whose debut novel Before the Fall is set in the East End during the Great War, will be at the library next Monday evening.

Rupert Colley, author and founder of History in an House, will take you through the events of World War One from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the burial of the Unknown Warrior in just 60 minutes next Thursday.

What? Author talks

Where? Bedfont library, Staines Road, Bedfont RW14 8DB

When? Monday, November 10, 6pm, and Thursday, November 13, 10am

Cost: Free

See: http://www.hounslow.info/news-events/events-calendar

 

The Alley Cats Jazz Band will swing by Griffin Park Jazz Club next Monday.

The band, who last played at the monthly music night in June, will be helping to raise money for Bees United at their latest gig.

What? Alley Cats at Griffin Park Jazz Club

Where? The Hive, Griffin Park, Braemar Road, Brentford TW8 0NT

When? Monday, November 10, 8.30pm (doors open 7.45pm)

Cost: £6

See: http://www.brentfordfc.co.uk/news/article/jazz-10.11.14-2056871.aspx