Here's your guide to the best things to do in the week ahead:


  • Jazz at Chickenshed: Swing, Swing, Swing

Two of the world’s most renowned clarinettists, New York’s Ken Peplowski and Britain’s Julian Marc Stringle, will perform a sparkling tribute to the Kings of the Clarinet from the Swing era, playing classic melodies by the great American and British tunesmiths.

Chickenshed, Chase Side, Southgate, Friday, April 25, 7pm. Details: 020 8292 9222,


  • The Searchers

One of the best original bands from the 1960’s return starring John McNally, Frank Allen, Spencer James and Scott Ottaway.

Millfield Arts Centre, Silver Street, Edmonton, Thursday, May 1, 8pm. Details: 020 8807 6680,


  • Enfield’s 1st Annual Choral & Orchestral Festival

This event will celebrate the talents of young performers as well as showcasing the skills of experienced musicians. It will include a singing day with choral composer John Rutter CBE, concerts by West End star Annatt Bass, Southgate Symphony Orchestra and The Festival Club with Maria Evangelou. Violinist Simon Blendis will be returning to his hometown of Enfield with a varied programme of music for violin and piano

Various venues, May 3-11. Details:

Enfield Independent:

Annatt Bass


  • Sharon Foster and Jacqueline McFarlane

Sharon is an artist and illustrator work whose work includes a light-hearted look at black women’s preoccupation with hair and a celebration of Afro Caribbean features. Jacqueline McFarlane creates woodcut prints depicting representations of friends, family and some of those in the community who have guided, assisted, enabled and inspired us.

Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham Green, until Saturday, May 3. Details: 020 8365 5450,


  • Come a Maying!

Celebrate the arrival of spring with traditional folk music, performances and creative workshops. There will be strolling minstrels and live music performances from Terry Gilmour, Rufus Talijen, Hanna Marines, James David Williams and Nicole Flodin.

Forty Hall and Estate, Forty Hill, Enfield, Sunday, May 4, 12noon to 5pm. Details: 020 8363 8196,

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For a full list of events, see the Just the Ticket pages in this week's Enfield or Haringey Independent newspapers in print or online here.