AWARD-WINNING pianist Samantha Ward is giving a recital at lunchtime today (Thursday) at

St John the Baptist church in Harrow.

Samantha has performed extensively around the UK and in Europe and has frequently appeared on British television and radio.

In September, she was shortlisted for a Woman of the Future award.

what? Piano recital by Samantha Ward

where? St John the Baptist Church, Greenhill, Harrow

when? Thursday, January 20, 12.30pm

cost? Free


Wartime memories

AN EXHIBITION to mark Holocaust Memorial Week is on display at Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue.

Memories, a collection of paintings and poetry by Northwood resident Maria Tudosa (pictured) reflects on her experiences during the Second World War.

Maria was brought up in a small town in Romania with a vibrant Jewish community. She and her daughter, Nelly Miricioiu, are both of the Christian Orthodox faith.

Life was idyllic for all, but this came to an abrupt end at the outbreak of war. Most of Maria's friends and neighbours would eventually perish.

Her work represents the journey of the human spirit towards God, through dangerous and dark landscapes.

what? Memories: A Remarkable Exhibition of Paintings and Words by Maria Tudosa

when? Until February 20

where? Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue, Oaklands Gate, Northwood, HA6 3AA

cost? Free contact: Barbara Fisher: call 01923 820 425 or email


Anyone for afternoon tea?

GRIM'S Dyke Hotel, in Harrow Weald, has introduced a special Afternoon Cream Tea menu, which will be served in the Drawing Room.

A range of yummy sandwiches, cakes, petits fours and pastries will be on offer, which are all made in the Grim's Dyke kitchens by head chef Daren Mason and pastry chef William Girouard.

Daren and William make brioches, English breads and a variety of rolls in the hotel's bread oven while elsewhere in the kitchens they prepare the delicious petits fours and ice-cream.

what? Afternoon Cream Tea

where? Mansion House, Old Redding, Harrow, HA3 6SH

when? Every day

cost? During January the teas will cost £9.95 compared with the usual price, from February, of £13.95

call: 020 8385 3100

A musical journey around the world in 60 minutes

HARROW'S Trinity Orchestra promises to take its audience on a musical journey Around the World in 60 Minutes in a concert of music for all the family.

It is part of the orchestra's 30th anniversary celebrations.

Guest conductor Martin Hurrell (of the BBC Symphony Orchestra) will direct Harrow's premier orchestra in a performance of family favourites, which will open with a brass fanfare and include pieces such as The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Pomp and Circumstance March No.1.

Narrator Brian Robertson, well-known locally as a singer, narrator and headteacher of Priestmead School, in Kenton, will take families on an exciting musical journey from England to America, Austria, Finland and beyond, to explore classical music from countries around the world.

what? Family concert

where? Trinity Church, Hindes Road, Harrow, HA1 1RX

when? Saturday, January 29, 4pm

cost? £5 on the door or in advance

call: Box office on 020 8428 5924


Exploring identity in Harlesden

BRENT Museum and Brent Archives have been working with young people to explore the theme of identity.

The results of the project have been turned into a short film and a collection of recordings, interviews with local people, photography, sketchings and poems about Harlesden's identity and ideals.

The work will be displayed at Harlesden Library throughout January.

what? Exploring identity

where? Harlesden Library, Craven Park Road, Harlesden

when? Throughout January

cost? Free

call: The learning officer on 020 8937 3600 or email