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Weekend Guide 07.11.14: Live Music, Fireworks And Remembrance

1. The Fontanas At The Elgin Pub

Go Brazilian

Serving up a sultry set of Brazilian Samba, soul and Ska, The Fontanas descend on The Elgin Pub tonight. Dancing shoes at the ready…

The Elgin; 7 November; 20:30-23:30; Free entry; 96 Ladbroke Grove
 W11 1PY; geronimo-inns.co.uk/london-the-elgin

2. Ealing Cricket Club Firework Display

Guy Fawkes? Grab forks

Watch, with hearty grub and warming booze in hand, as Mr Fawkes takes his position upon the pyre and the gunpowder fires mile-high into the air. The Ealing Cricket Club is busy rustling up barbecue bites, mulled wine and candy floss to keep spectators going as they witness unfortunate Guido’s demise.

Ealing Cricket Club; 8 November; 19:45; £4 Child, £6 Adult; Corfton Road, W5 2HS, ealingcc.co.uk

3. Ravenscourt Park Firework Display

The full shebang

Fireworks, funfairs and flying objects all combine to spectacular effect at Ravenscourt Park’s ever more lavish display as this year’s  ‘outer space’ theme is revealed. We predict it will be, ahem, out of this world.

Ravenscourt Firework Display; 8 November; 19:15; £6; Paddenswick Road W6; lbhf.gov.uk

4. Remembrance Sunday At Royal Albert Hall

‘Never was so much owed by so many to so few’ -Churchill

This Remembrance Sunday takes on particular significance as it marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War One. As a fitting tribute to the bravery shown and the lives lost, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Choral Society will converge upon the Royal Albert Hall to perform those shattering passages from soldier-poet Wilfred Owen that sit at the heart of Britten’s War Requiem. Prepare to feel both thankful and moved.

Royal Albert Hall; £30-45; 9 Nov; 15:30; Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP; royalalberthall.com

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