Halloween charity gig 28th October 2006

This event is taking place at the Jurgen Center, Englefield Green in aid of Associacao Amazonia. Featuring performances by Aspex : Bob : Second Time Around : Whisky G's. Last year you helped a young guy called Alcinei (see previous event) by raising over £3,000. He now with our help has a confirmed appointment for the operation with the leading surgeon in Sao Paulo. When Bob visited the Reserve in January, construction on a crèche /school was in process. It desparetly needs more funding to complete and stock with equipment, so they have asked BOB and friends to help again.After the success of last year, we hope that you can offer your support again.

Admission : Ticket only £5, available from Crown, Horsell or Fox Inn, Bisley

Thank you to all those who were there, this event raised just over £1,000.

Heidi Vogel with Eska Mtungwazi 27th October 2006

Dynamic and powerful vocalist Heidi Vogel with guest vocalist Eska Mtungwazi in jazz standards and original compositions. Featuring Robert Mitchell (piano), Anthony Hayden (trombone), Ricardo do Santos (bass) and Troy Miller (drums).

Venue : Queen Elizabeth Hall, Front Room : start 5:15pm

Admission : Free (subject to availability)

For more information see : http://www.rfh.org.uk/main/index.asp

Bailongo! World Music Party 26th October 2006

What the heck is World Music anyway

I mean, if it was recorded on this planet isn't it by definition world music? perhaps in many ways "world music" defies catergorization as a genre because it utilizes influences from .... well, the entire planet. The traditional sits side by side with the neo-traditional: Senegalese Hip Hop, Nuevo-Cumbia, Electronica, Saharan Desert Blues, Japanese Pop .... the world without boundaries! Tribal, Afropop, Celtic, Salsa, Fusion and more .... World-class musicians from all over the globe, from legendary to cutting edge: Ravi Shanker, Slonovsky bal, Habib Koite, Buena Vista Social Club, Baba Maal, Lee Scratch Perry, Amalia Rodrigues, Paris Combo, Tarika, Manu Chao, Gal Costa .... The list is endless, from the festive Gypsy dance music of Eastern Europe to the sultry musical styling of Cape Verde; from the funky beats of North American Rai to the sensual sounds of Brazil and the exotic voices of Japan, Pakistan, Tibet and beyond!
Rich musical traditions of Africa, Europe, Asia, The Middle East, South and North America, and the global fusions from the streets of New York, Paris, London and Barcelona. Music has always crossed borders and as our global village becomes smaller the border-crossings are coming at a dizzying pace. So hop aboard our global express and hang on .... your trip around the world begins .... now!!!!

by Tom Frouge from Radioioworld

Location: The Boileroom, 13 Stokefields, Guildford

Start: 7pm (free drinks for the early birds)

Trading Places 24th Oct - 3rd Dec 2006

Discover the hidden poetry of everyday places. On the outdoor terrace, there is a wall of image and sound - touch it and you will hear stories and poetry from Lower Marsh, one of the liveliest streets in Waterloo. By switching on your mobile phone's Bluetooth function, you can receive free downloads and trade places by sending us a poem, memory or snapshot of the place where you live. Daily from 8pm (except 3rd Nov).

Venue : Royal Festival Hall, Terrace

Admission : Free

For more information see : http://www.rfh.org.uk/main/events/138977.html

Peter King's Salute to Elvin Jones 20th October 2006

Formed by Peter King as a tribute to one of jazz's greatest and most spiritual musicians, UK players perform some of the great compositions recorded by Elvin Jones, including tunes by McCoy Tyner, John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter. Featuring Pete King and Alan Skidmore (saxophones), Steve Melling (piano), Alec Dankworth (bass) and Martin Drew (drums). This is a personal tribute from Pete, Alan and Steve who have all played with Elvin Jones.

Venue : Queen Elizabeth Hall, Front Room : start 5:15pm

Admission : Free (subject to availability)

For more information see : http://www.rfh.org.uk/main/index.asp

Round table talk - Beyond Shostakovich

Broadcaster and film-maker Dennis Marks chairs a discussion on Shostakovich and his legacy, with a panel of speakers including Gerard McBurney, film expert John Riley and writer and broadcaster Marina Frolova Walker.

Venue : Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room : start 6pm

Admission : Free, subject to availability

For more information see : http://www.rfh.org.uk/main/index.asp

Film : A cry in the universe 14th October 2006

Focusing on rehearsals in Amsterdam of her Second Symphony, this touching short documentary glimpses the world of Galina Ustvolskaya, a composer of highly original music and an appealing, funny and deeply original personality.A film featuring a studio performance of the Symphony will follow the documentary.

Venue : Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room : start 1:30pm

Admission : Free (subject to availability)

For more information see : http://www.rfh.org.uk/main/index.asp

CityFest, Guildford 14-15th October 2006

This two-day event held at the Guildford City Club, 73 Josephs Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1DN and features Suzi Clarke : Coda Pilots : Empire : Simon Friend : Grizzly End, The : iMMA : Itchy tits, The : Roosters : Sagg and Si : John Watts on the Saturday and Action Hank : Bleeding Hearts : Laura Colegate : Freedom : Joe and Rich : Radioiate : True Deceivers, The.

For more info see http://www.cityfest.co.uk

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Admission: Entrance to this event is by ticket only (£10 either day or only £15 for both)

Post a cheque, payable to G.C.S.C, to Guildford City Club, 73 Josephs Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1DN. Dont forget to supply a reply stamped addressed envelope. You can collect them from the address above between 13:00 and 22:00 Monday to Sundays. There is no booking fee.

The Secret Policeman's Ball 14th Oct 2006

This annual comedy show comes back to the Royal Albert Hall this year, to help raise money for Amnesty International. It features Russell Brand, Jimmy Carr, Chevy Chase, Eddie Izzard, Mighty Boosh, Jennifer Saunders, and Meera Syal.

For more info see Secret Policeman's Ball. Tickets on sale from 16th Sept.

To join Amnesty International text Ball to 64118.

Piano Concerto Charity Concert 11th Oct 2006

A concert given by members of the Guildford High School music staff in support of the festival's new piano concerto classes. This is the first in a series which will include two of Woking Young Musican winners, Emily Hooker and Sophie Warwick.

The Venue is Guildford High School from 7:30pm

For more info Tel : 01483 475125 or e-mail piano@wokingmusicfestival.org.uk

University of Surrey - Lunchtime Recitals

Every Wednesday from 1:10pm - Approx 2pm.

Venue : PATS Studio one

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For more information contact : c.gardner@surrey.ac.uk

Admission: Free (subject to availability)