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Sept - Dec 2011 020 8416 8989

Welcome to Harrow Arts Centre Harrow Arts Centre has always been a place where you can see the best in theatre, music, dance, comedy, live literature, film and visual arts on your doorstep. For our autumn season we are presenting a programme that will bring excitement, enjoyment and entertainment during these difficult economic times. We value your continued support and have worked hard to keep ticket prices low. We believe that arts and culture are a vital part of our communities and that diverse, high quality shows and activities should be readily available to everyone. For all you theatregoers we have Carmen as our first international opera, Broadway and Beyond, Vagina Monologues, A Night on the Tiles and lots more. For our dance audiences we have Moscow Ballet La Classique Sleeping Beauty, Sonia Sabi Kathakbox, Jean Abreu Inside and, if taking part is more your thing, Basically Ballroom. From the world of comedy we have a star cast with Arthur Smith, Russell Kane, The Fitzrovia Radio Hour and back by popular demand Gina Yashere. We have some real treats within our family section with Mr Men and Little Miss Party Roadshow, Vampirates, Red Riding Hood and The Magician’s Daughter. And don’t forget our Christmas community pantomime Beauty and the Beast. In the world of live literature we have Matt Panesh: Monkey Poet and Colin Grant: Marley, Tosh & Wailer. Our great selection of classic, contemporary, children’s and world films continues, plus our successful Sing Out events and a new fun night from Bad Film Club. For all you jazz fans we have the highly rated Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble and Abram Wilson. For folk music fans The Urban Folk Quartet, and those of you wanting to find the next new sensation check out our Airplay events and 100%. Finally if you are into visual arts and local history we have a host of local contemporary exhibitions for you to view and our HAC Heritage Tours for you to take part in. So whether you’re an arts lover, a new arts explorer or just want a fun night out, there is something here for everyone at the Harrow Arts Centre.

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The Mr Men and Little Miss Party Roadshow

Sunday 4 September, 1pm & 3.30pm, 110 mins £13.50 / £11.50 under 16s Family ticket £46 (£44 if booked before 1 August)


The Mr Men & Little Miss are going on the road to celebrate their 40th birthday in a brand new singing and dancing Party Roadshow! The show will feature the much loved characters singing and dancing along with well known children’s songs and plenty of party favourites! We’ll also meet Little Miss Princess for the very first time, a brand new member of the Mr Men and Little Miss Family.

Beauty and the Beast Open Auditions Harrow Arts Centre is holding open auditions for our community pantomime ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in September and we need you! All parts are up for grabs! So, if you are a budding actor, singer or dancer and above the age of 16 then visit for further information.

Open House London: HAC Heritage Tour

Sunday 18 September, 11.15am, 2pm & 3.15pm, 45 mins FREE

Something Different As part of the Open House London initiative we’re offering a fascinating heritage tour of the HAC site featuring a celebration of the architecture of the Grade Two Star listed Elliott Hall. For full details about the initiative please visit

Big Draw!

October is Big Draw month! Celebrating all kinds of drawing, we have events for people of all ages. Look out for the Big Draw logo on selected events in the programme and details of further classes and workshops will be released on our website

Young ‘n’ Gifted

Monday 19 September, 7pm, 80 mins £2

Something Different

Black Swan Cert 15

Tuesday 20 September, 7.30pm, 108 mins £5

Film Natalie Portman gives an Oscar winning performance as an aspiring, young ballerina who plays the demure White Swan in Swan Lake but when the role for the Black Swan is up for grabs she faces immense emotional pressure, mental angst and physical strain trying to prove herself worthy of the role.

Sonia Sabri Company: Kathakbox A showcase event led by young people, uncovering the hidden local talent, from drama to dance, music to comedy. If you are a young person living in Harrow, and you would like to bring your fresh ideas to the Arts Centre, we want to hear from you! Have your say in the community! See your ideas come to life! Show Harrow what you’re made of!

Tuesday 20 September, 7.30pm, 120 mins £10 / £8 concs


If you would like to be involved, contact Abi and Supna on 0208 424 1812, or email

A Brief Encounter Cert PG

Tuesday 20 September, 2pm, 86 mins £3

Film Laura Jesson is a suburban housewife who falls for another man after a chance meeting at a railway station. Doctor Alec Harvey and Laura find themselves drawn together by their mutual love. They soon realise however that any kind of future together is to prove impossible. Starring Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson, this iconic David Lean movie of forbidden love remains one of films all time classics. | 020 8416 8989

An energetic and uplifting production from Sonia Sabri Company which expresses the unique and diverse energy of modern Britain through a new dance style: Urban Kathak. This bold, heart-pounding production features an exceptionally talented team of dancers, spoken word, vocal and beatbox artists, including tabla maestro Sarvar Sabri. With speed, power, grace, rhyme and rhythm, this promises to be an unforgettable evening.

Airplay: Driven, Meansteed & Riker Maneuver Friday 23 September, 8pm, 240 mins £3


Fiddler on the Roof Sing Out! Cert U Saturday 24 September, 8pm, 200 mins £8 / £6 concs

Film Have you ever been to see one of your favourite musicals and had an uncontrollable urge to burst into song? Well, you won’t want to miss OUR ‘sing along’ to one of the most iconic films in the 20th century! In pre-revolutionary Russia, a poor Jewish peasant must contend with marrying off his five daughters while antisemitic sentiment threatens his home. So dust off your waistcoats, grab your headscarves and join us for a truly fabulous experience!

A live music club night where you get to hear the hottest unsigned bands and artists around with an open mic at the start of the night! Meansteed are a powerful, high-octane, uncompromising and raw rock ‘n roll band hailing from North London. Riker Maneuver are a great four piece with songs ranging from a blast of musical noise to a quiet storm and back again. And headline act Driven are a London five piece Metal Act with Blues and Grunge influences, great time signatures, grinding and intricate arrangements, with a bulldozing sound carpet delivered with Guitars Are Us harmonics.

Entertaining People and the Tonic Choirs present


Monday 26 September, 8pm, 90 mins £7 / £6 Tonic members and bookings before 31 August / £4 for ages 14-16


Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You Tuesday 27 September, 7.30pm, 50 mins £10 / £8 concs (suitable 12+)

Theatre How does it feel to have your world blown apart? Britain is booming and Molly moves to London from deepest Cornwall full of naive dreams, high hopes and on a quest to make her life just like the movies. Then on 7/7/2005, she finds herself on a tube blown up by terrorists and her life is forced to take a different direction. Funny, frank and poetic; this is the true story of what happened next and how we put things back together after they’ve been blown apart.

Singing is great for your health and singing with up to 450 others is something you simply must experience. Led by Tonic’s popular musical directors, Bryan Kesselman and Philip Barnett, enjoy learning and singing a variety of songs. Please arrive between 7.30pm and 7.45pm. All abilities welcome. This evening is part of 123sing! - an annual nationwide event raising money for the Classic FM Foundation which runs music education projects for the most disadvantaged people in the UK. Entertaining People will donate £1 for each ticket sold. For more details visit the event microsite at | 020 8416 8989

UK Arts International presents

Johnny Boskak is Feeling Funny Tuesday 11 October, 7.30pm, 75 mins £10 / £8 concs (suitable 15+)

Theatre Greig Coetzee is back with his Fringe First Award winner - a groundbreaking piece of solo theatre of the story about a cowboy warrior who falls for a poolplaying, bar-room siren. Their love story is a quest for faith and a car chase that takes you across South Africa from Durban to Hell and back again. Coetzee weaves this dark, quirky tale in smoky rooms and dark back-streets as Johnny and Eve dodge bullets and face demons - all in the name of love and redemption. ‘Greig Coetzee kicks up a storm with this dazzling display.’ - The Guardian

Let’s Not Forget: HAC Heritage Tour

Tuesday 11 October, 1.30pm, 90 mins £3

Something Different A fascinating heritage tour of the HAC site featuring a step back in time to the Royal Commercial Travellers School, an insight into the lives of the scholars and a celebration of the architecture of the Grade Two Star listed Elliott Hall. Tickets include light refreshments.

Broadway & Beyond

Wednesday 12 October, 7.30pm, 140 mins £12 / £10 concs



A thrilling and entertaining mix of music and wit from the most popular musicals of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Featuring songs from classic productions such as Oklahoma!, Kiss Me Kate and The Music Man through to more modern musicals like Miss Saigon, The Producers and Spamalot, there is something to charm and delight the whole family. Broadway and Beyond will set your feet tapping, your heart singing and leave you wanting more…

Airplay: Subajah Family, The Staves & Riker Maneuver Friday 14 October, 8pm, 240 mins £3


A live music club night where you get to hear the hottest unsigned bands and artists around with an open mic at the start of the night! The Subajah Family are an urban soul reggae band who have built a mystical, soulful and poetic sound around unique melodies. The Staves are three sisters who blend their distinctive voices into beautiful, spellbinding harmonies, singing their delicately crafted songs with a folk-twist here, a nod to Americana there, and a distinctly British sound. Our headline act, Riker Maneuver are a great four piece with songs ranging from a blast of musical noise to a quiet storm and back again. Live performances are full of energy and comic genius.

Nicko & Joe’s

Bad Film Club: Anaconda

Saturday 15 October, 7.30pm, 120 mins £5



Have you ever been stuck watching a film at the cinema and wanted to laugh out loud at the saccharine sweetness of a sappy moment? Wanted to shout, “THAT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN” during any number of films starring Tom Cruise? Felt the urge to throw popcorn at the screen in protest? Well now you can! The Bad Film Club has created a place where likeminded folk can gather to celebrate the guilty joy that is a good bad movie. For the first time the shackles of polite cinema etiquette are discarded as the audience are encouraged to jeer, heckle and participate with the film creating a unique interactive cinema experience.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Cert U Tuesday 18 October, 2pm, 108 mins £3

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Joey Drayton brings her fiancé, Dr. John Prentice (Sidney Poitier), home to sunny San Francisco to meet her affluent parents (played by Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn). Their liberal persuasions are now put to the test, for although the young man is an ideal choice (he’s internationally respected in the medical field, and he’s impeccably mannered, handsome, well dressed and of a respectable California family), he’s black.

Hunger Cert 15

Tuesday 18 October, 7.30pm, 96 mins £5


Hunger follows life in the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland with an interpretation of the highly emotive events surrounding the 1981 IRA Hunger Strike, led by Bobby Sands. With an epic eye for detail, the film provides a timely exploration of what happens when body and mind are pushed to the uttermost limit.

Marley, Tosh & Wailer: In Conversation with Colin Grant Thursday 20 October, 7.30pm, 120 mins £5

Live Literature Cultural historian Colin Grant discusses one of the biggest and most influential groups of the 20th century, The Wailers. His book I & I - The Natural Mystics is the remarkable story of the rise and history of The Wailers, from ghetto life to worldwide acclaim, which digs deeper into the politics and ideologies that provoked their spirit. The event includes rare film footage and music. ‘Colin Grant is an accomplished storyteller and writes with an elegance leavened by wit and cynicism.’ - The Guardian

Half Moon presents

Look to the Sky: An Urban Thriller Wednesday 19 October, 7.30pm, 100 mins £5 (suitable 14+)



Saturday 22 October, 2pm, 60 mins £8 / £6 concs (suitable 8+)

Family Twins Grace and Connor Tempest are evicted from their lighthouse home, and separated by a violent storm.

In an abandoned warehouse, a search along dark corridors and winding stairs will lead to a discovery, which will change lives... A group of young people are forced to confront the very thing that scares them most. Themselves. The mysterious and complicated culture of innercity youth is exploded in this gripping new play, which breathes with a raw poetic language and a pumping soundtrack.

Rescued by a notorious pirate ship, Connor finds new friends and a new life – but does he really want to be a Pirate? Grace finds herself on board a more mysterious ship whose crew she sees only at NIGHT! Locked in her cabin she struggles to discover more about the enigmatic Captain and her own fate! Can the twins survive life on board and find their way back to each other?!


Saturday 22 October, 7pm, 240 mins £3

Music As part of our support for Oxjam, we present a special live music club night to raise money for Oxfam. With the support of local musicians, bands and MCs, we will be having a jam packed night all for a good cause. So come down and enjoy the night with us!

Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Cert U Monday 24 October, 2pm, 88 mins £3


Kung Fu Panda Cert PG

Tuesday 25 October, 2pm, 92 mins £3


In the Valley of Peace, Po the Panda finds himself chosen as the Dragon Warrior despite the fact that he is obese and a complete novice at martial arts.

Animal Magic!

Tuesday 25 October, 1pm, 45 mins £5 per child inc. adult or £3 with your film ticket


The world famous singing pre-teen chipmunk trio return to contend with the pressures of school, celebrity, and a rival female music group known as The Chipettes.

Make your own animal mask inspired by characters from the film! Suitable for children of all ages and their carers.

Puppet Playground!

For Coloured Girls Cert 15

Monday 24 October, 1pm, 45 mins £5 per child inc. adult or £3 with your film ticket

Workshop Create your own chipmunk characters for our specially drawn puppet playground! Suitable for children of all ages and their carers. | 020 8416 8989

Tuesday 25 October, 7.30pm, 133 mins £5

Film Starring Janet Jackson, Anika Noni Rose and Whoopi Goldberg, ‘For Coloured Girls’ is a moving film that depicts the interconnected lives of a group of nine women. Dealing with different personal conflicts such as infidelity, abandonment and love, it explores the struggles faced by women of colour.

Transformers Cert 12

Wednesday 26 October, 2pm, 144 mins £3

Film An ancient struggle re-erupts on Earth between two extraterrestrial clans, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a young teenager.


Wednesday 26 October, 12.45pm, 60 mins £5 per child inc. adult or £3 with your film ticket


Tangled Towers!

Thursday 27 October, 1pm, 45 mins £5 per child inc. adult or £3 with your film ticket

Workshop Join our quest to build and decorate the tallest tower for Rapunzel! Suitable for children of all ages and their carers.

Gina Yashere

Friday 28 October, 8pm, 110 mins £15 (suitable 14+)


Learn some tricks from stage and screen to create your own Transformers battle! Suitable for children aged 6-12.

Milk Cert 15

Wednesday 26 October, 7.30pm, 128 mins £5

Film The story of Harvey Milk (played by Sean Penn), and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California’s first openly gay elected official.

Tangled Cert PG

Thursday 27 October, 2pm, 100 mins £3

Film The magically longhaired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.

Not content with being one of the most sought after comedians in the UK, Gina decided 3 years ago to up sticks and move to Hollywood to see if she could get a piece of the American dream. She’s not done too badly. She’s the best and she wants everyone to know it, so she’s gonna keep shouting until you notice her! Either that, or sleep with Justin Bieber. Come see for yourself. You’ll’ll definitely laugh.

Hand Drawn Harrow

Saturday 29 October, 2pm, 210 mins £15 (suitable 14+)

Workshop Work with a professional illustrator to explore the local area through drawing, inspired by the Museum of London and the Londonist’s celebration of hand-illustrated maps of London. You will work towards creating your own hand-drawn map, to be exhibited at HAC.

Learn to Dance in a Day

Saturday 29 October, 2pm, 240 mins £10

Dance An exciting and unique opportunity to get a great start for all those who recognise its ‘Great to be Dancing’ - friendly, happy and patient teaching will ensure enjoyment in learning some of the popular Ballroom and Latin dances: Tango, Samba, Waltz, Cha Cha, Social Foxtrot, Quickstep.

Basically Ballroom

Saturday 29 October, 7.30pm, 210 mins £12

Dance Our ever popular social dance night returns to the glitz and glamour of Elliott Hall. Join us for a fantastic evening of ballroom dancing! Try out the Fox Trot, Rumba, Tango, Cha-cha and enjoy the cabaret by young rising stars. | 020 8416 8989

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Sing Out! Cert 15 Saturday 29 October, 8pm, 180 mins £8 / £6 concs


Have you ever been to see one of your favourite musicals and had an uncontrollable urge to burst into song? Well, you won’t want to miss OUR ‘sing along’ to one of the best cult films in the 20th century! A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. So get out your fishnets and high heels and join us for a truly fabulous evening!

Let’s Not Forget: HAC Heritage Tour

Wednesday 2 November, 1.30pm, 90 mins £3

Something Different

Connaught Opera presents

Chariots of Fire: A Spectacular in Song Thursday 3 November, 2pm, 60 mins £5


This tour focuses on the season of remembrance and past scholars and Masters who made the supreme sacrifice, with a showing of the recent film featuring the later life of Theodore B Hardy VC DSO MC, a man who has the poignant honour of being the most highly decorated non-combatant of World War One. Tickets include light refreshments.

Matt Panesh: Monkey Poet

Wednesday 2 November, 7.30pm, 120 mins £8 / £6 concs (suitable 16+)



In the exciting build-up to the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, Connaught Opera returns to Harrow Arts Centre with a programme featuring two well-known songs with specially written words, glamorous costumes in the colours of the Olympic rings; and music from the five main Continents, that is familiar to our older audiences.

Arthur Smith Exposed!

Thursday 3 November, 8pm, 110 mins £15 (suitable 16+)

Comedy A double-bill of critically acclaimed shows packed value for wallet-tight times! Welcome... to Afghanistan History repeats itself! Adapted from Lt. Greenwood’s memoir published in 1844. Welcome... to the UK Satiric stand-up in rhyme. Think Bill Hicks meets Mark Thomas, add a dash of rhyme and you’ve got Monkey Poet. For more information please visit

Join comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institution Arthur Smith and bask in an evening of laughter and off the wall humour with one of the ‘alternative comedians’ who shook up the world of light entertainment. Arthur is simply one of our funniest and most original comic performers and is guaranteed to bring you a night of hilarity, mirth and scandal... with a touch of rudeness thrown in for good measure.

Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble Friday 4 November, 8pm, 140 mins £14 / £12 concs


Led by fiery saxophonist and award-winning composer Gilad Atzmon, The Orient House Ensemble was founded in London in 2000 and is renowned as one of the world’s most brilliant and inspirational jazz groups. Drawing on the music of Coltrane and Bird as well as the beautiful music of the Middle East to create something new and wonderful, the Ensemble forms a new improvisational language out of jazz and ethnic music.

Jean Abreu: Inside

Wednesday 9 November, 7.30pm, 60 mins £10 / £8 concs (suitable 14+)

Dance Fiercely evocative, highly-charged dance theatre featuring five outstanding male dancers and choreography by Jerwood Award winner, Jean Abreu. Inside explores violence, incarceration, solitude and hope within the prison walls - a gritty, compelling production revealing surprising tenderness within the starkness of captivity. | 020 8416 8989

Co-Opera Co present


Saturday 12 November, 7.30pm, 180 mins £20 / £18 concs



Bizet’s blistering, passionate opera is a thrilling mix of sex and death. Carmen is every man’s fantasy – the ultimate femme fatale. But she is dangerous. She seduces the mild mannered Don José who gives up everything to be with her. She takes his heart and destroys it, and him, when she is seduced by the glamour of the Toreador, Escamillo. Her selfish cruelty ignites a storm of madness which spirals into tragedy. Celebrated director William Relton has devised a riveting production which will delight the senses and stir the passions. Not to be missed!

Red Riding Hood

Sunday 13 November, 11.30am & 2pm, 60 mins £8 / £6 concs (suitable 4+)


A young girl, a hungry wolf, a walk through the forest - sounds like a recipe for a disaster. Horse + Bamboo present a gorgeously rendered re-telling of the classic girl-andthe-wolf tale. Exquisite visuals blend with pantomime-style silliness and spooky moments to create an enchanting piece of theatre. The story that everybody knows – or do they? A perfect show for all the family.

The Fitzrovia Radio Hour

Tuesday 15 November, 7.30pm, 100 mins £12 / £10 concs (suitable 12+)


The Urban Folk Quartet

Thursday 17 November, 7.30pm, 110 mins £10 / £8 concs


The phenomenal Urban Folk Quartet is made up of Joe Broughton, Paloma Trigas, Frank Moon and Tom Chapman. Although only formed in 2009, already their heady mix of world influences, infectious folk and blistering beats has taken them all over Europe. The UFQ won Spain’s international folk competition with a winning formula of sublime virtuosity and a lot of fun! ‘Up there with the best of them... amazing playing.’ - Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

Airplay: Mr Disfit, The Casket Hecklers & Riker Maneuver Friday 18 November, 8pm, 240 mins £3


Recreating the unique spirit of 1940s radio plays, and brilliantly evoking a dinner-jacketed age of casual imperialism and stiff upper lips. Performed with cut-glass theatricality blending homage and satire, Fitzrovia mixes the chauvinist attitudes of 1940s Britain with sharp contemporary humour to produce a heady comic cocktail. Rippingly good fun!

A live music club night where you get to hear the hottest unsigned bands and artists around with an open mic at the start of the night! Mr.Disfit mix gospel-tinged vocals, chunky guitars and an introspective lyrical content. The Casket Hecklers are a fusion of Punk, Ska, Rock and Reggae fuelled by life and its experiences and channelled into uplifting, gutsy songs that bare all and wear their heart on their sleeve. Our headline act, Riker Maneuver are a great four piece with songs ranging from a blast of musical noise to a quiet storm and back again. Live performances are full of energy and comic genius.

H-Wired: Abram Wilson

Friday 18 November, 8pm, 110 mins £14 / £12 concs

Music Award winning New Orleans trumpeter and vocalist, Abram Wilson, has become one of the fastest rising stars in the UK. With a trumpet style reminiscent of a Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, and Wynton Marsalis, and vocals reminding one of Sammy Davis Jr. and Chet Baker, Wilson has managed to create a style of melodic compositions that swing and groove.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Cert 12A Tuesday 22 November, 2pm, 108 mins £3

Film Brick (played by Paul Newman), is an alcoholic ex-football player who drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie (Elizabeth Taylor). His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

Moscow Ballet La Classique: The Sleeping Beauty

Wednesday 23 November, 7.30pm, 170 mins £23 / £18 under 16s (limited availability)


Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous music fills the air and wondrous characters come to life before your very eyes. Fairytale characters abound alongside a King, a Queen, Good and Evil Fairies, Fairies of Gold, Silver, Diamonds and Sapphire plus the inevitable handsome Prince, all weave their magic. The Sleeping Beauty - a story lovingly repeated throughout generations but never before performed so magnificently as with this colourful spectacle of Russia’s finest… Moscow Ballet - La Classique.

A Night on the Tiles

Thursday 24 November, 8pm, 60 mins £5 (suitable 12+)


West is West Cert 15

Tuesday 22 November, 7.30pm, 103 mins £5

Film Sequel to the internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning East is East, West is West takes the Khan family on a journey from Salford, England, to rural Pakistan in a coming of age story dealing with transgressions both past and present. | 020 8416 8989

Welcome to a seedy spoken-word underworld where gangsters, high-rollers and con-men compete in a high stakes Scrabble game to end them all. Hotly tipped theatre collective Pen-ultimate present their groundbreaking debut show. An electric mix of tightly woven wordplay and send ups of heist, caper and kung fu movies. A Night On The Tiles is a Tarantino-esque tale of revenge, murder and Devonshire cream teas.


Saturday 26 November, 7pm, 240 mins £2


Let’s Not Forget: HAC Heritage Tour

Thursday 1 December, 1.30pm, 90 mins £3

Something Different A fascinating heritage tour of the HAC site featuring a step back in time to the Royal Commercial Travellers School, an insight into the lives of the scholars and a celebration of the architecture of the Grade Two Star listed Elliott Hall. 100% showcases some of the best upcoming musicians and performers from around Harrow. Run by young people for young people, each night presents a mix of acts from singer songwriters and bands to dancers and MCs, with workshops and an open mic! If you want to perform or get involved in managing the night, call Cate on 0208 416 8963 or email

Vagina Monologues

Saturday 26 November, 8pm, 120 mins £18 / £16 concs


Eve Ensler’s hilarious Broadway and West End smash hit is back, featuring a new all star cast including the brilliant Tiana Benjamin (Eastenders), the stunning Louisa Lytton (Eastenders, The Bill) and the sensational Wendi Peters (Coronation Street, Celebrity Masterchef). This hilariously witty and moving collection of stories is an unmissable show for every generation - bring your mum, your best friend, your sister or even your gran – this is the ultimate girls night out… trust us!

Tickets include light refreshments. Disability Arts Festival present

Peak Performers

Friday 2 December, 7pm, 180 mins £3

Something Different This showcase event highlights the achievements of integrated performing arts from Harrow and other Boroughs. Now in its 8th year, the Disability Arts Festival is organised by ALAG (Arts & Leisure Access Group), a partnership of 4 Harrow organisations working with disabled people.

Christmas Fair

Saturday 3 December, 11am – 4pm FREE

Something Different

A Brass Band Christmas

Sunday 4 December, 7.30pm, 150 mins £10 / £8 concs / under 16s FREE


Join us for a fun filled day for the whole family. Get creative with our Christmas themed arts and crafts workshops, shop for those special Christmas gifts from our local suppliers that you definitely can’t get on the high street and, of course, meet the man himself… Father Christmas!

Grimsdyke Brass returns to the Elliott Hall to kick off the festive season in style. Come and hear some well-known tunes and a few surprises that are bound to set the foot tapping and bring a Christmas smile.

It’s going to be a truly magical way to start your Christmas countdown! For more details visit

Holiday Inn Cert U

The Magician’s Daughter

Sunday 4 December, 11.30am & 2pm, 50 mins £8 / £6 concs (suitable 3+)


Tuesday 6 December, 2pm, 100 mins £3

Film With music by Irving Berlin, songs by Bing Crosby and dancing by Fred Astaire, Holiday Inn is one of the most delightful and memorable musicals of all time. Crosby plays Jim Hardy, a song and dance man who leaves showbiz to open a Connecticut Inn. Astaire plays Ted Hanover, Hardy’s former partner and rival in love.

The King’s Speech Cert 12

Tuesday 6 December, 7.30pm, 118 mins £5

Film Inspired by Shakespeare’s story of The Tempest, Little Angel Theatre brings their trademark blend of puppetry and song to this captivating story of the adventures of a young girl on a magical faraway island. Join Miranda’s daughter as she discovers for herself Ariel, Caliban and the wonders of the ‘isle full of noises’, just like her Mum did many years ago. The Magician’s Daughter’ is a gentle and humorous story for the whole family. | 020 8416 8989

Colin Firth plays the stuttering monarch trying desperately to overcome his affliction in this Oscar winning film. Set in the 1920’s and 30’s, we witness King George VI’s impromptu ascension to the throne and the difficulties he has in speaking to his people. The relationship between the King and the Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue is touching and truly conveys the friendship that was founded.

Russell Kane: Manscaping

Saturday 10 December, 8pm, 120 mins £17.50 (parental guidance advised)


Pantomime: Beauty and the Beast Thursday 15 - Sunday 18 & Wednesday 21 Friday 23 December, 2pm Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 & Thursday 22 Friday 23 December, 7pm £10 / £8 under 16s / £33 family ticket 120 mins


Join Fosters Comedy Award Winner and star of loads of stuff on telly, Russell Kane as he mercilessly explores the ridiculous state of masculinity in the modern world. He shaves his chest fur; you watch and laugh. ‘A seriously good comedian.’ - The Times

Join us for our annual panto extravaganza where a classic fable is brought to life by talented local people, once again entertaining children and parents alike! This is the timeless tale of a beautiful young girl who is taken to live with the Beast to save the life of her father. Will Beauty overcome her fear, will the Beast learn the value of kindness and can true love break a terrible curse?

Visual Arts The London Strobist Group Show 2011 12 September - 7 October

The London Strobist Group is a group of London based photographers - part educational, part inspirational the group exists to help each other grow within the narrow confines of flash photography. In this exhibition we have a selection of images from the group, chosen by David Hobby and a number of other photographers who have helped and influenced us over the years. Each of the images will be accompanied by a lighting

diagram and a short piece of text by the photographer describing how they came to take the image. New members are always welcome to join us at our online group:

Harrow Art Society 12 - 30 October

exciting mix of artistic and cultural flavour for all ages and backgrounds.

Harrow Art Society is the longest running Art Society in Harrow c1934. This will be our 77th year and our 70th Annual Exhibition will be held in the Elliott Galleries. We have a wide range of work by talented local Artists which include a wide range of subjects in pastels, oils, watercolour and acrylic & mixed media,

Highlights include renowned international artistes and vocalists, a UK wide live Indian music competition, Dance Drama, a live Bollywood band and leading Bollywood artistes, music workshops, children’s programmes and music workshops, and Indian folk and fusion music.

Private View – Tuesday 11 October 7-9pm Contact: Margaret Mountstephens, Exhibition / Programme Organiser, 020 8861 0093 / 07986 487 615,

Hatch End High School Exhibition

Harrow Apollo Male Choir presents

Autumn Gold

Sunday 16 October, 3.30pm, 120 mins £10 / £8 concs / Under 16’s Free

Hatch End High School presents a selection of Drawings, Paintings & Photographs from their Annual End of Year Art Exhibition 2011. The exhibition will include: ‘A’ Level Fine Art, GCSE Art & Design, ‘A’ Level & GCSE Photography.

The Harrow Apollo Male Choir celebrate their 70th Anniversary in the company of the South Woodham Ferrers Male Voice Choir in this Autumn Concert. Sit back, relax and listen to the wonderful harmonies and contrasting styles of these 2 outstanding Choirs. Over 70 choristers and soloists to entertain you in this Autumn afternoon performance – it’s pure gold.

Inner Lives

Tickets available at the Harrow Arts Centre Box Office or Choir Box Office on 020 8866 9995.

Inner Lives is an exhibition of original creative writing and illustration, produced by Harrow schools. Students of all ages from schools across the borough have worked together, inspired by themes from our upcoming pantomime, Beauty and the Beast.

Entertaining People present

7 - 20 November

30 November - 5 January

Local Companies & Community Events Panchamukhee Durga Utsav

Saturday 1 October, 5pm onwards Sunday 2 - Thursday 6 October, 10.30am 11.30pm, Free Experience more than 35 cultural events over this dynamic five-day festival! Now in its sixth year, the 2011 festival programme is an | 020 8416 8989

The Combined Tonic Choirs

Sunday 27 November, 5pm & 8pm, 60 mins £7 / £5 concs Since October 2009, the Hatch End based Tonic choirs have provided an opportunity for hundreds of people to experience singing in a choir, many for the first time. We promise you a varied and enjoyable musical programme. We are delighted to announce that this year’s guest artist will be the soprano, Nadine Mortimer-Smith. In October 2009 Nadine was awarded the prize for the Most Promising Voice at the inaugural Voice of Black Opera Competition. Further details can be found on our website,

Classes and Workshops A Fresh Approach to Pastels Structured course; all levels Angela Pearcey, 020 8868 1892

Abstracts & Mixed Media Mixed media class workshop Laura Reiter, 07973 389015

Adult Tap Levels 2 & 3

Drawing & Painting, Skills & Projects Structured course; all levels Angela Pearcey, 020 8868 1892

Drawing and Oil Painting

For beginners and improvers Martin Smith, 020 8868 3041,

English Literature

No previous literary experience is necessary just an open mind! / Beatrice Clarke, 020 8959 0283

Fun and friendly classes Susanna Vincent-Taylor, 01923 219498

Exploring Sculpture

Apollo Male Choir

Neesha Jethwa, 07748 700 816

Choir Singing David Heasman, 020 8959 1244

Art Classes

Dinah Jones, 07528 350 278

Bharatanatyam – Adult, Foundation & Graded Course Classical Indian dance Srishti - Nina Rajarani Dance School 020 8420 1076,

Buddhist Meditation in the Samatha Tradition

Develop calm and inner strength Rajith, 0208 861 6133,

Contemporary Dancing for young people with special needs

Run by Community Link Up Galina Kalicin, 020 8868 5808,

Dance Move Joy

Street Dance Seyi & Leslie, 07403 222348

Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre classes

Performing arts school for children and young adults Bearfoot Team, 020 8428 9915 / 020 8421 5583,

Don’t Think! Do!

Doug Jones, 01923 770913

Fine Art for Young Children

Genie Private Tutors

Successful established UK tuition company that uses qualified/CRB cleared teachers in a fun, relaxed, but challenging and progressive environment Depan Patel, 07946 412 875

Grimsdyke Brass

Traditional British brass band Sharon Broughall (Musical Director), 020 8427 2803

Harrow Carers Art Group

Art and Chat C Chetty / C Couch, 0208 952 7417 / 0208 954 7500,

Harrow & Cine Video Society - Videography How to make films Members and guest speakers, 020 8424 0235

Harrow Oddfellows Social Group Social group for over 55s Paul Fitton, 07751 360399

Harrow Opera

Harrow’s own opera company Ian Caley - Music Director, 020 8427 7560

Experimental mix media workshp Laura Reiter, 07973 389015

Harrow Symphony Orchestra

Drawing & Painting

Intensive Life Drawing Workshop

Drawing and Painting Keith Liberty, 020 8909 6000

Playing in a symphony orchestra Life drawing, beginners welcome Cheryl Gould, 0208 385 7735,

Journeys in Creativity

Portrait & Life Workshops

Karan’s Bollywood Masterclass (KBM)

Power Yoga



Kathak Classical Dance


Keep Fit Kathak


Life Drawing


Workshop class creative paint Laura Reiter, 07973 389015 Bollywood dance classes Karan’s Bollywood Masterclass 07944 457 984, Learn to dance Kathak Sangeet College, 0208 574 1202 Indian Classical Dance Padmashri Guru Pratap Pawar, 020 8568 0423 Keep fit Kathak & Bollywood Sangeet College, 0208 574 1202 Studying all aspects of drawing Cheryl Gould, 0208 385 7735,

Life Drawing Long Pose

Studying Life Model Cheryl Gould, 0208 385 7735,

Life Sculpture

Modelling from life Doug Jones, 01923 770913

Oil Painting & Mixed Media

Small mixed ability classes Stephen & Victoria Nash, 0791 7691 064

Oils for Everyone

Oil painting for all abilities Laura Reiter, 07973 389015

Outlines, Colours & Simplified Objects Workshops, looking at various artists Laura Reiter, 07973 389015

Pilates with Mina

Mina Haria, 07904728870,


Individual tuition; all levels Angela Pearcey, 020 8868 1892

One day life class, one pose Martyn Baldwin, 0033 490 929840 Build flexibility and strength Amanda Joseph, 07944 515 686 A fusion of salsa and aerobics Ione Brown, 07852 692 517 Learn to play the Sitar Sangeet College, 0208 574 1202 Learn to play the Tabla Sangeet College, 0208 574 1202 Learn to sing Sangeet College, 0208 574 1202

Weekend Workshops in Flamenco Dance Flamenco dance, short courses Samantha Luisa,


Yoga-mixed ability Mital Samani, 7941085472,

Yoga Fusion

Yoga & Meditation Karupa Patel, 07852 125 516 /


Yoga for children Darsak and Fal, 07961877374 - 07981544867


An exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party Rhian Skye Downes-Cyrus, 07891 832 591 Beth Shepherd, 07551 358 216 Ione Brown, 07852 692 517 Yvonne Burke, 07931 536 808,

Get Involved! Do you have some free time? Are you mad about the arts? If you can answer yes to both questions then we would love to hear from you. You could make a valuable contribution to the Harrow Arts Centre.

Arts Ambassadors

Could you help us spread the word about HAC? We are looking for adult volunteers who can help us make sure everyone in Harrow knows we’re here! There are lots of different ways to help, from making sure your local shops have our posters up to advertising our events online!


We’re looking for local musicians who would like to get their music heard by over 150,000 people every year! We’re creating a playlist made by artists from in and around Harrow to

HAC is delighted to announce the opening of two brand new eateries provided by... Café

Let us tempt you with our freshly made snacks, delicious handmade cakes and friendly team. We have pleasure in inviting you to join us for a complimentary coffee at our newly opened Café ‘Daisy’s in the Arts’, next to The Studio, please just bring this advert with you. offer ends Oct 2011

Our opening hours are: Mon to Fri - 10am to 7pm Sat to Sun - 10am to 4pm

play in the public areas of the main building at HAC.

Young Producers

Interested in music? Want to create your own events? As a producer you can get involved in managing our 100% music nights for young people, and get yourself a qualification for doing it! Ages 14-25. For further details on all the opportunities available contact Cate on 020 8416 8963 or email

Daisy’s in the Park


Bringing the West End experience to HAC... Join us in the main Harrow Arts Centre building for pre-show, interval and post-show drinks with the option of dining with us either before or after your show. Please bring this advert to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with any main dish ordered. offer ends Oct 2011

Our opening hours are: Mon to Thurs - 7pm to midnight Fri to Sun - 7pm to 12.30am

HOW TO BOOK ONLINE BY PHONE 020 8416 8989 Monday - Friday 9am-5pm plus one hour prior to performance times IN PERSON Debit/credit card, cheques and cash accepted. Monday - Friday 9am-5pm plus one hour prior to performance times A charge of ÂŁ1 per transaction applies to all bookings made by telephone or on the internet

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS Our full booking terms and conditions are available from our website and from our box office. Please note all age ranges and running times are a guide only. HOW TO FIND US Harrow Arts Centre, Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, Middlesex, HA5 4EA Rail: Tube: Bus: Road:

Euston to Hatch End (London Overground) Harrow on the Hill or Pinner (Metropolitan Line) H14, H12 & 182 A410

Limited free parking is available

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