THREE people who formed their band just six months ago will be playing a gig in their own backyard to whip up some hometown support.

M.I.T.S.O.T.U - which stands for Music is the Soul of the Universe - are three best mates from Harrow and Pinner, who met at dance school in Ruislip and went on to attend the Urdang Academy performing arts school in north London.

The three, James Collins, 20, Holly Cooper, 22, and Jimmy Essex, 21, are dancers by trade but turned to music earlier this year.

what? Music gig

where? Trinity Bar, Station Road, Harrow, HA1 2DL

when? Friday, December 3, 7.30pm

cost? £4 entry

contact: The pub on 020 8424 8558


Music from Vienna

CLASSICAL music fans are sure to be in their element at a Viennese Evening hosted by Harrow Symphony Orchestra.

The group, which gives local musicians and audiences the chance to enjoy and participate in orchestral music, will perform Lehar's The Merry Widow Overture; Haydn's Cello Concerto in D major; Tales from the Vienna Woods by Strauss; and Schubert's Symphony in B minor (Unfinished).

The event is one of three concerts hosted every year by the orchestra and this one will raise vital funds for Harefield Hospital's MRI Scanner Appeal.

The concert is limited to 170 tickets, sold on a first-come, first-served basis, so advance booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

what? Viennese Evening

where? Harefield Hospital Concert Hall, Harefield Hospital, Hill End Road, Harefield, UB9 6JH

when? Saturday, November 27, 7.30pm to 9.30pm

cost? Tickets £10 contact: Harefield Hospital fundraising office on 01895 828 820

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Last chance to see display

THERE are just four more days to catch an exhibition by an artist studying for an MA in printmaking at the Royal College of Art.

The show by Swiss-born Russian Evy Jokhova, called The Words Flew by Too Quickly, is the last at the Stables Gallery in Dollis Hill before the dedicated exhibition space closes for three months - although the building itself, run by Brent Arts Council, remains open for group use.

what? Art exhibition

where? Stables Gallery And Arts Centre, Gladstone Park, Dollis Hill Lane, Dollis Hill, NW2 6HT

when? Between 11am and 5pm daily until Sunday, November 28

cost? Free

contact: The gallery on 020 8452 8655


Quirky tale of a mismatched couple

 SCOTTISH play about the pursuits of a mismatched couple in love is coming to the Tricycle Theatre for a two-month run.

With a cast of just two - Cora Bissett and Matthew Pidgeon - Midsummer - A play with songs became a 2009 Edinburgh

Festival hit for Scotland's Traverse Theatre Company. It is described as a 'quirky and charming' tale of the development of chalk-and-cheese Bob and Helena over the course of an action-packed weekend.

The play was co-written by director David Greig and composer Gordon McIntyre.

what? Midsummer - A play with songs

where? Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn High Road, Kilburn

when? From Saturday, November 29 until January 29

cost? Tickets booked before December 25: £10 Monday 8pm and midweek matinees; £15 Tuesday to Friday 8pm and Saturday 4pm; £20 Saturday 8pm

contact: Box office on 020 7328 1000


Puppets, magic, music, mime and a sleeping princess

CHILDREN will love an enthralling and engaging tale of The Sleeping Princess that combines puppets, magic tricks, music and mime.

Aimed at youngsters aged three to seven, this 50-minute production by Krazy Kat Theatre Company at Harrow Arts Centre contains fully integrated sign language throughout.

The compelling show, adapted from the French fairytale, follows the story of a beautiful princess who, thanks to an evil fairy's curse, falls into an enchanted slumber and is awoken 100 years later by a prince.

what? Children's theatre show

where? Harrow Arts Centre, Uxbridge Road, Hatch End

when? Sunday, November 28, 2pm

cost? Seats are £8 for adults or £6 for children and concessions

contact: Box office on 020 8416 8989 see: