Local Events


23 January to 19 March: Heath Robinson Museum:
Heath Robinson’s Shakespeare Illustrations. Among Heath Robinson’s early book illustrations is a set for Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare, published in 1902. In the best of them his genius is beginning to shine through, showing harmony of composition, strong characterisation and an emerging sense of humour. In 1908 Hodder & Stoughton published Twelfth Night with 40 coloured plates by Heath Robinson, the first time he had the opportunity to illustrate a complete volume in colour. He did not attempt to provide a literal record of the action, but rather to convey its atmosphere. In 1914 he illustrated A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a mix of coloured and line illustration, and this time the balance has shifted firmly in favour of line. In these illustrations the use of solid black skies, streams of fairy folk strung out like the tail of a comet, and strong foreground patterns of wild flowers, vines, foliage or horse chestnut leaves, produce a series of drawings that have great depth and variety of texture. The First World War effectively put an end to the market for sumptuous illustrated gift books, but in 1921 Heath Robinson received a commission from the newly established publishing house of Jonathan Cape to provide over 400 drawings to illustrate a new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare. The edition was never published as Cape failed to find a US co-publisher to share the costs. However, the majority of the line drawings and at least three large watercolour illustrations had been completed. Fortunately the works were preserved in the Cape archive and a number of them will be included in the exhibition, courtesy of Penguin Random House, their present owner.
For more information on exhibitions and events, visit www.heathrobinsonmuseum.org. The Museum is open Thursday-Sunday, 11am-4pm. Tickets: Adult (£6); Concession (£4); Over 65 (£5); Child 18 & Under/Art Fund/Student under 25/Carer (Free).

23 January : Harrow Arts Centre: Holocaust Memorial Day – Ordinary People at 7pm – People of every Faith or no Faith are invited to Harrow’s Holocaust Memorial Day Event to hear first-hand accounts of the Holocaust, genocide and other forms of identity based hostility. With musical performances and special guest speakers including Holocaust Survivor Janine Weber and a member of the Sikh community join us for an evening of remembrance. Free for in-person and streamed live. For more information: 3773 7161/box.office@harrowarts.com/www.harrowarts.com


4 February: Harrow Arts Centre: The Beatles Reborn – a tribute to the Fab Four by Rockstar Entertainments at 7.30pm. Tickets: £32.50, £30, £27.50 and £25. For more information: 3773 7161/box.office@harrowarts.com/www.harrowarts.com

11-12 February: Harrow Arts Centre: Jungle Book by Immersion Theatre – Filled with original music, audience interaction, and bags of comedy, join Mowgli and his friends, Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther, on a madcap jungle adventure as they meet and attempt to outwit a slithering snake, some cheeky monkeys, and the fierce tiger, Shere Khan! Tickets: £14/£12. Times: 11am and 2.30pm. For more information: 3773 7161/box.office@harrowarts.com/www.harrowarts.com

MARCH 2023
2 March:
Hatch End Horticultural Society: AGM at 7.45pm, followed by a talk at the Baptist Church Hall with Gerry Edwards on Growing Apples and Pears in the garden or allotment. Membership of the society only costs £5 per family so, if you’d like to join, please visit our website at www.hehs.co.uk where you’ll find full details, including membership forms. Please contact Alan Graham on 8428 2430 or by email to info.hehs@gmail.com for more information.

4 March: Litter pick up. 10-12. Meet at the Scout hut, Grimsdyke Car Park. Refreshments afterwards at St Anselm’s Church.

18 March: Harrow Choral Society: Haydn: The Creation at Harrow Arts Centre. Conductor Sam Evans plus professional soloists and orchestra. Tickets: £20, £5 under 18s. For more info, visit www.harrowarts.com or call 020 3773 7161.

20 March: Harrow Arts Centre: A Room of One’s Own from Dyad Productions at 7.30pm. Take a wry, amusing, and incisive trip through the history of literature, feminism, and gender. Meet Charlotte Brontë, Jane Austen, Aphra Behn, and Shakespeare’s sister – Judith! Travel to the far-flung future of… 2028. Rebecca Vaughan performs Woolf’s 1928 exploration of the impact of poverty and sexual inequality on intellectual freedom and creativity. Tickets: £13 (£11 concessions). Age: 10+. For more information: 3773 7161/box.office@harrowarts.com/www.harrowarts.com

25 March to 14 May: Heath Robinson Museum: Hidden Treasures. The exhibition shows the body of works collected by Martin and Joanne Verden. The Verden family’s ties with the Heath Robinson Museum and Pinner’s local community are longstanding, and this exhibition will highlight many of the excellent artworks in the family collection. Many of these works of art will be shown to the public for the first time. The Verden Collection contains exceptional illustrative works by William Heath Robinson, Charles Robinson and Thomas Heath Robinson, many of which have not been exhibited before. The range is diverse, espousing William Heath Robinson’s humorous cartoons, illustrations and advertising work, including original drawings for Railway Ribaldry and his How To… series of books. The exhibition will contribute to public understanding and appreciation of the Robinson brothers’ work. Audiences will be able to see these original artworks for the first time. For more information on exhibitions and events, visit www.heathrobinsonmuseum.org. The Museum is open Thursday-Sunday, 11am-4pm. Tickets: Adult (£6); Concession (£4); Over 65 (£5); Child 18 & Under/Art Fund/Student under 25/Carer (Free).

JULY 2023
1 July: Harrow Choral Society.
For more info, visit www.harrowchoral.org.uk

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2 thoughts on “Local Events

  1. karoline latchman

    Please would you mind posting this on your events page just for this week.

    An evening with best selling author Adele Parks is taking place at the Pinner Village Hall on Thursday 18th October at 7.30pm, when she will be talking about her new book ‘I Invited Her In’.
    All profits from the evening are being split between The Alzheimer’s Society and The Pink Ribbon Foundation.
    Tickets are £10 and include a signed copy of her book.
    A huge thank you to Alan Carr from Pulver Carr for supporting our event.
    For tickets please contact pinnerevent@gmail.com or 07917 322661

    Many thanks,
    Karoline Lacthman


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