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Neil Brand, the doyen of silent film pianists (Paul Merton’s Silent Clowns and Room 101), will introduce and accompany the hilarious Buster Keaton classic, Sherlock Jnr on Monday 11th June as part of this year's Bedford Park Festival.

St Michael’s Church. £15 (£7.50*). Please use advance booking form or pay at door. Refreshments available from 7.30pm.

Following the performance, supper will be served in the Hall upstairs where the entertainment will continue. Places limited, so book early.

Combined ticket £25 (£18*). Please use advance booking form available from: the Parish Office, Priory Avenue, W4 1TX; the Church (porch and inside); Lad’s Newsagents, Bedford Corner; and

Neil Brand has been accompanying silent films for over 17 years, regularly at the NFT on London's south bank and throughout the UK and increasingly at film festivals and special events throughout the world, including Australia, New Zealand (twice), America, Israel, Sweden, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, and the Pordenone, Bologna and Bergamo festivals in Italy.

Training originally as an actor, he has made his name as a writer / performer / composer, scoring BFI video releases of such films as South (Shackleton's Journey to the South Pole), The Ring by Alfred Hitchcock (also touring live with a swing band), the great lost film The Life and Times of David Lloyd George (for which he performed the world premiere in 1996 and subsequently recorded his acclaimed score) and Early Cinema, avant-garde cinema and Russian pre-Soviet cinema.


May 30, 2007