Sep 28 2010 Harrow Observer
LUNCHTIME concerts continue at St John the Baptist Church in Harrow town centre.
The cellist, Felicity Vincent, will join pianist, Anne Shasby, to perform Chopin's Sonata in G minor, Op.49 and Schumann's Five Pieces in Volkston in folk style Op. 102.
Felicity was a prize-winner at the Royal Academy of Music before joining the Halle Orchestra, and later the Israel Philharmonic and Toronto Symphony Orchestras.
The church has been holding a series of fortnightly lunchtime concerts for 35 years.
what? Lunchtime concert
where? St John the Baptist Church in Sheepcote Road, Harrow
when? Thursday, October 7, doors open at 11.45am; concert begins at 12.30pm
cost? Free admission with a retiring collection to cover costs
see: The full programme at www.stjohn-greenhill.fsnet.co.uk/concerts.htm
CHILDREN are invited to take part in a scarecrow hunt and a harvest-themed colouring competition at Harrow Garden Centre this coming weekend.
Mike Townend, manager of the centre in Headstone Lane, Harrow, said: "We will have a variety of events for our customers to enjoy during the Harvest Festival weekend.
"We will be hosting a scarecrow hunt for children and youngsters who find all six scarecrows and write down their names on the entry form will receive a packet of vegetable seeds.
"We are also holding a colouring competition for children. We will have a choice of pictures for youngsters to choose from. There will be art and craft prizes for first, second and third place."
Furthermore, horticultural experts will be on hand on Sunday, October 3, from 11am until 4pm to offer advice and tips about growing fruit and vegetables.
what? Harvest Festival weekend
where? Harrow Garden Centre, Headstone Lane, Harrow
when? Saturday, October 2, from 10am-6pm and Sunday, October 3, from 10.30am-4pm
call: 020 8428 3408
Shakespeare's King Lear
ONE of the greatest plays by Shakespear, King Lear, is to be performed by a Harrow amateur dramatics group.
The Proscenium theatre company (pictured) will take to the stage at Ickenham's Compass Theatre to put on the 17th century tragedy.
The story unfolds when the elderly monarch wishes to retire from power, and so decides to divide his realm among his three daughters.
what? King Lear
where? Compass Theatre, Glebe Avenue, Ickenham, UB10 8PD
when? Wednesday, October 20, to Saturday, October 23, 7.30pm
call: 020 8866 7075
Those boots were made for walking
WALKERS from Harrow and Wembley Outdoor Group will be tackling a route called, In The Wild At The End Of The Tube Line.
Organisers Monica and Marin have arranged an 11-mile trek beginning at Uxbridge Tube station and heading out via river, woods and fields. It includes the River Pinn, New Year's Green and Bayhurst Wood to Harefield, before heading back along the Grand Union Canal via Denham.
The journey will take in elements of the Celandine Route, the Hillingdon Trail, the London Loop, the Colne Valley Trail and the Grand Union Canal Walk, often leading walkers through deep countryside with not a building in sight.
There will be a lunch stop in Harefield village, so bring a packed lunch or eat at one of the local pubs.
what? 11-mile trek
where? Leave Uxbridge Tube station in High Street, Uxbridge
when? 10am prompt on Sunday, October 3, and finishing about 4pm
cost? Free (although a quarterly surcharge is payable by casuals)
Come and celebrate Classic FM's Sing! with Harrow Choral Society
RAISE your voice by joining the 120-strong Harrow Choral Society at St George's Church.
They are inviting members of the public to sing with them as part of Classic FM's 123 Sing! celebration of singing between October 1 and 3.
The society's rehearsal is between 2-7pm on Saturday, October 2.
Publicity officer Ian Murray said: "It's not a concert in the sense that it's not a definite performance.
"Anybody can come along and sing with us for five hours or just one.
"We're not performing specific works but we're going to be rehearsing works from our autumn concert in November.
"We are practising Creation by Hayden and Song of St Francis by Howard Blake and a work we're giving its first performance, and one that was specially commissioned for us - The Most Fortunate Generations, with music by James Francis Brown and text by former member Brian Levison."
what? Sing with the 120-strong Harrow Choral Society as part of Classic FM's 123 Sing! celebration
where? St George's Church, Pinner View, Harrow
when? Saturday, October 2, 2-7pm
cost? £7.50, including refreshments