LOCAL EVENTS FOR 2019
From now-1 September: Heath Robinson Museum: Tim Lewis: Automata. One of the most popular exhibits in ‘A Curious Turn’, the automata show in 2018, was ‘Mule Make Mule’ by Tim Lewis. This new exhibition will feature a number of Tim’s larger automata and kinetic sculptures selected by the artist and displayed in settings designed by him. Lewis’s sculptures include a variety of machines that react to the people and environment around them. Large scale ‘stroboscopic’ artworks spin and explode with movement and colour. Familiar items such as chairs walk with crutches, and mechanical rabbits, once cuddly, take on a more sinister quality. These works defy easy categorisation but are inspired by the traditions of kinetic art, the development of photography and genetics. The artist’s preliminary drawings and maquettes will also be on display, to provide an insight into Lewis’s distinctive creative process. For opening times and costs, visit www.heathrobinsonmuseum.org.
From now-31 August [except 17 August]: Bentley Priory Museum: 11am-3pm. Summer craft activities for all ages across the museum’s galleries. Make your own aviation-inspired mobile or a cardboard cockpit. Activities included in admission price. For more info and tickets, visit www.bentleypriorymuseum.org.uk.
From now-8 September: Harrow Libraries – Summer Reading Challenge. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, this year’s Challenge is called Space Chase. Children aged 4-11 will be sent on a mission to read throughout the school break – stickers will be given our along the way. Find out more at your local library – Pinner or Stanmore for residents of Hatch End.
17 August: Bentley Priory Museum: Bader’s Big Band Concert at 2-3pm. Price £14. An afternoon of upbeat music. the concert will mark 75 years since Glenn Miller conducted a concert at RAF Bentley Priory. Booking required. Tickets include admission to the museum. For more info and tickets, visit www.bentleypriorymuseum.org.uk.
18 August: Summer Band Concert at 2.30pm in Pinner Memorial Park: Simply Gray. Free of charge. Bring a picnic and deckchair.
18 August: Headstone Manor & Museum: Alice in Wonderland at 6pm – outdoor show. For ages 2+. Follow Alice and the White Rabbit as they set off on a colourful, topsy-turvy adventure like no other and meet a host of outlandish characters including the troublesome twins, Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, the Cheshire cat and the Mad-as a bat-Hatter! Please note: Gates open at 5pm for you to find a comfortable spot and the performance will start at 6pm. Please bring your own picnic blankets or low-backed seats to sit on. The show will only be cancelled if it is considered too dangerous to continue, not because of bad weather. Tickets: £12 / £10 concs / £40 group or family ticket. For more info and to book, call 020 3773 7161 or visit www.harrowarts.com.
25 August: Heath Robinson Museum brings Play in the Park – The Tempest in Pinner Memorial Park at 6.30pm for 7pm. Bring your own picnic and seating (chairs or a rug). Tickets: £15 (adult); £8 (child) when booked in advance. Book online at www.heathrobinsonmuseum.org/whatson.
27 August: Pinner Library: Snakes Alive! at 2-3pm. Learn fascinating snake facts with an up close and personal session from friendly cornsnakes. Ages 5-11. Booking required.
7 September to 24 November: Heath Robinson Museum – exhibition on Heath Robinson Water Colours. Heath Robinson trained as an artist at the Royal Academy Schools and always saw himself as an artist. When painting for pleasure he was able to adopt a much freer style, executing sensitive impressionistic watercolour sketches. These paintings were not exhibited during the artist’s lifetime, and this is the first exhibition devoted to them. For opening times and costs, visit www.heathrobinsonmuseum.org.
7 September: Harrow Arts Centre: Khan Dhamaka! at 7.30pm. A spectacular musical journey of the ‘3 Kings’ of Bollywood Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan! Featuring favourite hit songs of the 3 most popular and influential actors of Indian cinema. Tickets are £20 / £25 / £30 and includes Complimentary Light Bites from 6:30pm. For more info and to book, call 020 3773 7161 or visit www.harrowarts.com.
11 September: Hatch End Flower Arrangement Group. TBA, demonstration by Yvonne Tan at 7.45pm in Pinner Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Pinner. For information on joining the group, call 01923 829162 or 07765 875764 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
14 September: Bentley Priory Museum: Battle of Britain Commemorative Day 10am-5pm. Admission £7. Themed entertainment for the family, including a Spitfire flypast, weather permitting. Plus historical re-enactments and outdoor games. Booking required. For more info and tickets, visit www.bentleypriorymuseum.org.uk.
15 September: Bentley Priory Museum: Battle of Britain film screening at 11.30am and 2.30pm. Cost £14. A special screening of the 1969 film to mark its 50th anniversary, at the museum where some of the film was shot.
21 September: Hatch End Horticultural Society Autumn Show. At the Scout HQ, Grimsdyke Car Park, Hatch End. 2-4pm. Admission free. All are welcome.
24 September: Stanmore Library: Poetry Open Mic – Seasons at 2-3.30pm. For adults. Judy Karbritz invites you to consider Seasons. Read a favourite poem or one of your own or just listen. Booking advised.
30 September: Harrow Public Transport Users’ Association – AGM. At 7.30pm at Harrow Baptist Church, College Road, Harrow.
3 October: Hatch End Horticultural Society Talk on Henstead Exotic Garden at 8pm at the Baptist Church Hall, Rowlands Avenue, Hatch End. Entry £2 for members and £3 for non-members and includes free tea/coffee & biscuits. Doors open 30 minutes before talk starts.
9 October: Hatch End Flower Arrangement Group. All Kinds of Everything, demonstration by Carol Bennet at 7.45pm in Pinner Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Pinner. For information on joining the group, call 01923 829162 or 07765 875764 or email email@example.com
19 October: Heath Robinson Museum. To celebrate the third anniversary of the Museum, they are holding be a Pinner walk and Museum tour with Blue Badge London tour guide Rachel Kolsky. The guided walk around Pinner and tour of the Museum will include the special exhibition ‘Heath Robinson’s Watercolours’. Choose from the morning event at 10.30am and ending around 1.30, or the afternoon event from 2.30pm till 5.30pm. Both events include refreshments after the Museum tour. Tickets: £25. For more information and to book, visit www.heathrobinsonmuseum.org.
26 October: Hatch End Horticultural Society Quiz Supper at the Guide HQ, Grimsdyke Car Park, Hatch End at 7.00 for 7.15pm.
12 November: Hatch End Horticultural Society Talk on Grenada – the Isle of Spice at 2.30pm. Venue to be agreed.
13 November: Hatch End Flower Arrangement Group. A Christmas All Wrapped Up, demonstration by Alan Smith at 7.45pm in Pinner Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Pinner. For information on joining the group, call 01923 829162 or 07765 875764 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
13 November: Harrow Public Transport Users’ Association – Bus. At 2pm at Harrow Baptist Church, College Road, Harrow.
11 December: Hatch End Flower Arrangement Group. Tinsel and Trimmings, demonstration by Gill McGregor at 7.45pm in Pinner Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Pinner. For information on joining the group, call 01923 829162 or 07765 875764 or email email@example.com