Leisure takes a look at the hottest events taking place over the weekend. Be there or be square.
1. Friday Jazz: Roger Beaujolais Quartet
Roger Beaujolais incorporates all the qualities of the vibraphone greats and adds his own distinctive voice. Roger Aspinal on piano, Simon Thorpe on bass and Winston Clifford on drums form the rest of Roger’s superb and long-standing quartet.
The Studio, Harrow Arts Centre, Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, Friday, May 30, 8pm until 9.50pm. Details: harrowarts.com, 020 8416 8989
2. The UKG Chronicle
Ever wanted to relive the UK Garage era in the form of a concert? Well, you’re in luck. For one night only, 11 iconic singers including Ms Dynamite, DJ Luck and Mc Neat, Shola Ama and Artful Dodger, will perform at the Wembley Arena. Organised to celebrate 20 years of Garage music. Step back in time with some of the biggest tracks of the late ‘90s and early ‘00s.
Arena Square, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9. Details: 020 8782 5566, wembleyarena.co.uk
3. Shanti Panchal: Window of the Soul
Artist Shanti Panchal presents a selection of his latest works, in watercolour. The paintings are created slowly and meditatively, over a long period, on thick, textured paper which, through sturdy application and scraping, soaks up the pigment. Colour is loaded onto the surface, building up wash upon wash, and colours are mixed there, rather than on a palette. This method gives the colours fresco-like depth and intensity and there is a contemplative stillness and tranquillity about the painting. Paint does not simply sit on the surface but permeates the entire thickness of the paper and becomes a vibrant part of it.
The Gallery, Harrow Arts Centre, Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, from Wednesday, June 4 until Sunday, June 29. Details: harrowarts.com, 020 8416 8989
4. The Color Run™
Ready for the craziest, most colourful 5k of your life? Whether you are a casual Sunday morning walker or an Olympic athlete, the three miles of The Color Run™ course will be the most enjoyable three miles you’ve travelled in a VERY long time. This untimed race will see thousands doused from head to toe in different coloured powder paints at each kilometre. The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic Color Festival.
Wembley Park, Wembley, Sunday, June 1, from 3pm. Details: thecolorrun.co.uk
5. Grimsdyke Brass: Summer Concert
Grimsdyke Brass returns to the Elliott Hall to start your summer off with a smile. A mixture of brass classics, favourites from the stage and screen, and some amazing soloists will get your toes tapping and spirits raised.
Elliott Hall, Harrow Arts Centre, Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, Sunday, June 1, 7.30pm until 9.30pm. Details: harrowarts.com, 020 8416 8989