ONE: Nikita a stunning role model for dance students
FIFTY student dancers are taking part in the Dancing Nikita Company's first summer production.
Enjoy a wonderful and mesmerising mix of classical and Bollywood dance performances as well as live commentary, music and dance by Nikita, the artistic director of the company.
Nikita is a young Kathak and Bollywood star who has toured most of the UK, Europe, India and Australia. She has provided a great role model for young people in her country. This vibrant show is not to be missed.
The Dancing Nikita Company is at Winston Churchill Hall, Pinn Way, Ruislip, on Saturday. For tickets, call 0208 732 2636 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What? Dancing Nikita Company
Where? Winston Churchill Hall, Pinn Way, Ruislip
When? Saturday, June 6
TWO: Delights in the jungle
CHILDREN will be transported into a different world in this new version of the popular Rudyard Kipling classic.
The Mowgli Stories is presented by award-winning theatre company Illyria in the open air theatre at Fulham Palace on Sunday. Using an ensemble chorus, masks, puppetry and song, the actors present an amazing glimpse into Kipling's jungle.
Illyria was created in 1991 and ever since has delighted audiences the length and breadth of the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, USA and Canada. The company has also won international best performance awards and attracted numerous accolades for its approach to Shakespeare's plays - and the originality of its adaptations of English classics.
Rain does not stop play but cancellation due to severe weather will get you another performance. For ages five plus.
The show is at Fulham Palace, Bishops Avenue, Fulham on Sunday at 2.30pm.
Tickets from: 0871 221 1728.
What? The Mowgli Stories
Where? Fulham Palace
When? Sunday, June 7
Cost? £10, under-fives £7
THREE: Get close up to choir celebration
A PRESTIGIOUS choir is celebrating the 125th anniversary of its church's consecration by holding a concert in German which will be projected on to a 16-foot high screen.
Around 70 singers of the St Matthews Choir are performing Brahms Requiem at the church in North Common Road, Ealing on Sunday, June 14, at 7.30pm.
The performance draws together players from two excellent Ealing orchestras, Ealing Symphony Orchestra and West London Sinfonia, with players from groups such as Ealing Chamber Music Club.
The concert will be projected on to the screen above the choir, from cameras in the orchestra, showing closeups of the players, singers and conductor.
St Matthews has been the home of high quality and innovative music from the day of its consecration to today, with music directed by Richard Thomas and Phiroz Dalal. Call 020 8961 1804 for tickets.
What? Brahms Requiem
Where? St Matthews Church,North Common Road, Ealing
When? Sunday, June 14
Cost? £12, £15 in advance for reserved seating
FOUR: A unique message of peace
THE week-long Shepherds Bush London Festival - a unique blend of African music, including a hip hop message of peace from child soldier Emmanuel Jal - comes to an exhilarating close with Lyric L and Guests on Sunday.
A Londoner with origins and family in Nigeria, Lyric L (pictured) was greatly influenced by her father. She said: "My dad loved African jazz, African gospel, Oriental Brothers and King Sunny Ade.
"He used to entertain us when we were young by making human beatbox/chest tap drum sounds and playing his hands as wind sounds, all as forms of music.
"I was always called out to dance and sing for my family and guests and they would encourage me with applause."
What? Lyric L and Guests
Where? Ginglik, 1 Shepherds Bush Green.
Call 0208 749 2310
When? Sunday, June 7
FIVE: Experimental surprises on show and available to buy
NINEPRINTMAKERS return by invitation to the Riverside Studios with their third exhibition of new work exploring a variety of techniques.
The group presents an adventurous range of art, including etching, aquatint, monoprint, collograph, mixed media and more experimental surprises.
Their reputation has gone before them and there will be almost 100 on show, all available for sale, framed or unframed.
What? Nineprinters exhibition
Where? Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith
When? Until Sunday, June 14