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Top 5 July 11
1. Stanmore Choral Society
Stanmore Choral Society joins forces with award-winning Epsom and Ewell Silver Band for a summer evening of exciting music.
Under the title of Something Borrowed, Something Blue, the choir will perform a programme featuring music by composers as diverse as Bob Chilcott, Duke Ellington, Fauré, Franck, John Williams, and JS Bach.
There will be an opportunity at the end of the concert for the audience to join in and sing Parry's famous Jerusalem.
St Mary the Virgin Church, Kenton, Saturday, July 12, 7pm. Details: 07969 376649, stanmore-choral.org.uk
2. Shakespeare in Our Garden
Unrequited love, mistaken identity and magical transformations – A Midsummer Night’s Dream portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta. This comedy play by William Shakespeare is coming to a pub in Harrow, courtesy of Permanently Bard.
The Castle, West Street, Harrow, Wednesday, July 16 until Saturday, July 19. Details: fullersdream.co.uk
3. 100%’s 3rd Birthday Gig
This Saturday, youth project 100% is celebrating its third birthday with lots of live music from young people aged from 14 to 25.
There will also be two free workshops focusing on singing and beatboxing.
Harrow Arts Centre, Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, Saturday, July 12. Details: 020 8416 8989, harrowarts.com
4. What the Ladybird Heard
Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun! Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all. This new stage adaptation is based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.
Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, Tuesday, July 15 until Thursday, July 17. Details: 020 8561 8371, becktheatre.org.uk
5. Hayes Carnival
This year’s carnival will celebrate the diverse cultures and communities of Hayes. Expect live music, a funfair, dance arena, stalls and more.
Barra Hall Park, Saturday, July 12, from 12.30pm. Details: compasstheatre.co.uk