Folk giant Richie Havens will be at The Hawth in Crawley for a concert on Saturday, October 11, at 8pm.

Richie, who emerged from the Greenwich Village folk scene in the early 1960s, cemented his place in contemporary music with his performance at Woodstock in 1969.

He held the crowd spellbound for nearly three hours and was called back for so many encores he ran out of tunes.

He improvised a song based on an old spiritual, Motherless Child, and it became the track Freedom. The song is held by many to be an anthem of that generation.

Richie, who was asked to perform at Bill Clinton's presidential inauguration in 1993, has more than 25 albums to his name and is still much in demand for touring. Tickets for his Hawth show are £17.50 and available on 01293 553636.

MUTTON, a sketch show hit at last year's Edinburgh Festival presenting an entertaining take on the trials and tribulations of women in the 40 to 50 years age bracket, comes to The Harlequin, Redhill, on Friday, September 26, at 8pm. Tickets at £12, concessions £11, on 01737 765547.

MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST duo Travelling By Tuba open the new brass season at The Hawth Studio in Crawley with a concert on Sunday, September 28, at 3pm. Tickets at £9.75, discounts £8.50, or £15 when bought with tickets for the IP Brass concert at The Hawth on November 23, on 01293 553636.

HIT rock and roll musical That'll Be The Day returns to The Hawth in Crawley on Monday, September 29, at 8pm. Tickets at £20.50 on 01293 553636.

INFLUENTIAL blues and folk guitarist Stefan Grossman will perform at The Hawth Studio, Crawley, on Monday, September 29, at 8.15pm. Tickets at £12, discounts £10, on 01293 553636.

PROG rock heroes Wishbone Ash will team up with blues rockers The Hamsters at the Redhill rock 'n' blues night at The Harlequin, Redhill, on Friday, October 3, at 8pm. Tickets at £17.50 on 01737 765547.

FOLK singer-songwriter Ruth Notman brings her trio to The Hawth Studio, Crawley, for a musical date on Friday, October 3, at 8.15pm. Tickets at £12, discounts £10, on 01293 553636.

ROCKERS Status Quo will return to the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, on Tuesday, October 7, and Wednesday, October 8, at 7.30pm. Tickets on 0208 6889291.

l COVENT Garden street performers and Edinburgh Festival favourites Ben Langley, Andrew Fettes and Mike Raffone bring their new gag-packed version of Shakespeare's Hamlet, Ha Ha Hamlet, to The Harlequin, Redhill, on Thursday, October 9, at 8pm. Tickets from £15 on 01737 765547.

EPSOM Light Opera Company will present the South East amateur premier production of The Witches Of Eastwick, with a full orchestra, principals and a 35-strong chorus, at Epsom Playhouse, Ashley Avenue, from Tuesday, October 14, to Saturday, October 18. Tickets on 01372 742555.