Artload of sinfonia & smiles

Dick Gaughan
Dick Gaughan

MILTON Keynes Sinfonia holds its Autumn concert this Saturday evening, at the Church of Christ the Cornerstone.

The music will begin with Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante, with solo parts taken by violin, oboe, bassoon and cello.

Bruckner’s fourth symphony, meanwhile, will put the emphasis on the French horns.

If it’s taut musicality you want to accompany you through Saturday evening, you need look no more.

Tickets are £12 and £10 (£3 for under 16s)and the concert begins at 7.45pm.

Purchase on MK 377518 or buy on the door.

IF you haven’t already, you have a little over a week left to go check The Mind on Fire, the exhibition currently being held at MK Gallery.

150 early works by the American artist James Wellon chart the development of his experimental and abstract photography.

The show closes on November 25th, admission is free.

> Friday Night Film Club at the MKG this week presents City of God, a tale of how crime affects the poor in Rio de Janeiro.

The film starts at 6.30pm, tickets are £5 & £3.

THE Song Loft welcomes Dick Gaughan, pictured, to the stage tomorrow evening.

Another Loft scoop, Gaughan is a folk-fantastic, with a pedigree and career that goes back decades.

‘He is a troubadour on the road, taking his songs from Catalonia to Canada,” say Song Loft organisers.

“You go home from a Dick Gaughan session feeling exhilarated, not just at the wonderful skills of the most potent singer ever to emerge from the Scottish folk-music revival, not just at the astonishingly fluent and explosively eloquent guitar playing, but by the sense of the stark exposition of wrong and the tremendously argued legitimacy of right.”

Tickets are £10 and £12.

Show starts at 8.15pm.

THERE will be lots of funny business going on at the Cruck Barn this Friday evening, which is only to be expected following a seven-week comedy course.

Participants have spent time with funny chap (and we mean that in a complimentary way), Brian Two learning to increase confidence and stage persona, develop improvisation and deal with horrid hecklers.

Have a go...if you dare!

Call for details on MK 504060.

GIGGLE-INDUCERS will be on stage this evening (Thurs) too, at the SNO!bar in Xscape.

The It’s Comedy brand has sets from Nathan Caton (recently seen on Mock The Week), Junior Simpson, BAFTA nominated Michael Legge and Josh Howie.

Four rounds of the funny for £10.

Show starts at 7pm, visit for details.

ON Saturday, the last comedy night of the year at The Fox & Hounds will turn frowns upside down.

Headliner Jimmy James Jones will be joined by The Rev Henry King, Ryan Jones, East Coast George and Jake Pickford.

Be in the Stony Stratford watering hole in time for 8.45pm. Entry is free.