Our Patch Autumn 2017 Chiswick - Page 15

Our Patch AUTUMN 2017 Chiswick House. Escorted walks by the architectural historian are few and far between. Book by emailing pallastours@rickypound. london. Meet 2.30 at the rear of the house in Chiswick House Gardens. From £4 From 3 October The Seagull Lyric W6 Tuesday auctions, here’s your chance. The bidding starts at 11am, with everything from antiques to vintage clothes, paintings to silver, toys to jewellery. Free entry www.chiswickauctions.co.uk 3 October-4 November The Seagull, The Lyric W6 8 October The Pretenders, Apollo W6 It’s as if they’ve never been away. The Pretenders return, with the evergreen Chrissie Hynde at the helm, following their album Alone, released at the end of last year. Support from London folk rockers The Rails. £57 www.eventimapollo.com 10 October Mike & The Mechanics, Shepherds Bush Empire W12 A new version of Anton Chekhov’s celebrated masterpiece, written by Simon Stephens and directed by Sean Holmes, starring Lesley Sharp as Irina. The show looks at the destructiveness of love. From £15. www.lyric.co.uk Marking the finale of the band’s round-Europe Let Me Fly album tour, the Empire hosts Mike Rutherford and pals. 7pm. £51.65 www.academymusicgroup.com 3-7 October Gilbert (No Sullivan), Barons Court Theatre W6 Mind-bending songs and lyrics from frontman John Darnielle as they tour new album, Goths. 7pm. £28.65 www.academymusicgroup.com A comic evening featuring the stories and ballads of WS Gilbert, adapted for stage by Joseph Nixon and Brian Mitchell and presented by The Foundry Group; with Mitchell joined by David Mounfield. At the Curtain’s Up pub, Comeragh Road. £12 Box office: 020 8932 4747. www.offwestend.com 5 October Citizen, Bush Hall W12 Formed nearly a decade ago as a high-school indie rock band, this American group best known for the album Everybody Is Going to Heaven arrive, with support from Honey Lung. Discounts for ticket holders at the neighbouring Bush Hall Dining Rooms. 7.30pm. £16 www.bushhallmusic.co.uk 8 October Symbolism tour, Chiswick House W4 Historian Ricky Pound leads a tour which looks at masonic influences in garden design at 11 October The Mountain Goats, Shepherds Bush Empire W12 24-28 October Burglar Bill, The Lyric 11 October The Mountain Goats Shepherds Bush Empire W12 Trust pavilion car park off Alexandra Gardens, the proceeds from the market (10am-2pm), run in conjunction with the Masonians Bowls Club, will improve facilities and biodiversity in the popular riverside park. Free. www.dukesmeadowstrust.org Aimed at the under 8s, and adapted from Janet and Allan Ahlberg’s book, Pied Piper Theatre presents a half-term show for all the family, told with puppets, dance, music and song by Burglar Bill and Burglar Betty. £10 www.lyric.co.uk 26 October Public Service Broadcasting, Apollo It’s the band’s biggest gig to date, and follows the release of the album Every Valley – a hymn to abandoned communities in industrial South Wales. Support comes from the band Palace. From £29.50. www.eventimapollo.com THE NATIONAL HAMMERSMITH APOLLO 15 October Bharatanatyam Recital, Bhavan Centre W14 Mahima and Shivangi Chandrashekar perform traditional dancing to live music from Rahda Badri and musicians. The concert will benefit the centre, and contribute to the UK-India year of culture. 5.30pm. From £10. www.bhavan.net 18 October Pub quiz, The Old Packhorse W4 The trivia blitz begins at 8pm every Wednesday in the popular Chiswick High Road pub. There’s a limit of six per team, and mobile phones are outlawed! £2 per person. www.oldpackhorsechiswick.co.uk 22 October Chiswick Food Market, Market Drive W4 Staged in the Dukes Meadows 25-28 September The National T he National return to London on a tour of the world to promote their beguiling new album Sleep Well Beast, released earlier this month on independent South London label 4AD. The seventh studio album from the band – long known for making grown men with beards cry in unison – sees the band arrive at the Hammersmith Apollo for a four-night stand (25- 28 September) as they continue to perfect their soul-wrenching sound by keeping things pure and simple. The Cincinnati Ohio band also scored their first-ever chart #1 with new tune The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness. The album was produced by guitarist Aaron Dessner, with recording sessions in New York, Berlin, Paris and Los Angeles. Support is from the exceptional young British band This is the Kit. Tickets from £39.50 www.eventimapollo.com