Comedians will help raise money for a cancer support centre, and so can you.

The Comedy Bunker in Ruislip has teamed up with the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre (LJMC) at Mount Vernon Hospital to present a stand up night with an impressive bill including comedian Simon Evans and radio star Tom Deacon.

Simon has supported Lee Mack on his 2010 tour and appeared on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Dave’s One Night Stand plus Mock the Week,
Dara Ó Briain’s: School of Hard Sums and Live at the Apollo, broadcast on the BBC.

BBC Radio 1 DJ Tom won the Chortle Student Comedian Award in 2007 and has appeared on The Rob Brydon Show and Dave’s One Night Stand.

LJMC provides a wide range of services to cancer patients and carers including complementary therapies and counselling.

What: Comedy night

Where: Comedy Bunker, Ruislip Golf Centre, Ickenham Road, West Ruislip HA4 7DQ

When: Friday, December 6, doors open at 8pm.


Cost: £12

Call: Daniel Craggs at the LJMC on 01923 844 589

Christmas magic is coming to town at Ruislip Lions’ annual show.

The Hillingdon Youth Big Band will start the evening with a set of swing and dance numbers, followed by a performance from Ruislip’s Jam 2000 Dance Academy.

Singers and musicians, The Family of Music Makers, will perform contemporary and traditional songs, then Tom the Magician will amaze the audience with tricks.

Hillingdon Musical Society will perform songs from the shows and the evening will be rounded off by traditional carol singing with the audience.

Proceeds will be distributed between the Lions’ chosen charities next year.

What: Ruislip Lions Christmas Concert

Where: Winston Churchill Hall, Pinn Way, Ruislip, Middlesex,

When: Saturday, December 7, 7.30pm


Cost: £12, £8 for under 16s

Call: 07587 335 643

We all know how to wrap up and protect ourselves from the colder weather, but how does nature cope when winter comes?

Find out how different species act as cold winds, snow and frosts set in on a walk around a borough park.

The event, which is organised by A Rocha UK, the Christian charity working to protect and restore the natural world, will teach you to appreciate all that nature has to offer during the winter months.

Hot chocolate and cake will be served after the short walk and there will also be craft activities on offer as well as the opportunity to find out about the art of bee keeping. Wear suitable warm clothing, including outdoor shoes and wet-weather clothing if

What: Winter walk

Where: Meet at Minet Lodge Visitors Centre, Springfield Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 0LL

When: Saturday, December 7 and Wednesday, December 11, 10.30am-1.30pm

Cost: Free

Call: Maria Masih on 0208 574 5935 or email

A Hillingdon-born comedy night is hosting its first event on home soil.

Chuckle&Hoot, the brainchild of 19-year-old
Faye Cooper, from Hayes, is holding a stand up night in an Uxbridge pub.

Nathan Caton (pictured below), who has appeared on Mock the Week and Russell Howard’s Good News, will headline with support from Peter Halpin, The Poet and Elliott Steel.

The bar will be open all evening and the gig will be followed by karaoke until 1am.

What: Comedy and karaoke night

Where: The Crown & Treaty, 90 Oxford Road, Uxbridge, UB8 1LU

When: Wednesday, December 4

Cost: £8 in advance, £10 on door