* If you like singing you can join novelist Valerie Blumenthal in a fundraising event for Alzheimer’s Research UK in Moreton near Thame on Saturday.

Singing for Alzheimer’s will take place at The Stevens’ Barn, Moreton, from 11am–1.15pm and singing enthusiasts are welcome to attend.

Valerie, who has trained as a classical singer, will be leading the sing-a-long event, which will include a varied selection of fun songs from the 60s to present day.

All guests will be provided with a song sheet and there will be a break for refreshments half-way through. All proceeds will be donated to Alzheimer’s Research UK and Oxford-based Young Dementia UK.

Call 0300 111 5555.

* Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown – Britain’s bluest comedian – will be performing at the New Theatre Oxford tomorrow night.

Now is your chance to grab tickets for the lewd, crude comedian who sometimes shocks, often insults – but is said to always entertain his audience. Tickets are now on sale, but not for the faint-hearted.

Call 0844 871 3020 or see atgtickets.com/oxford

* Little ones will enjoy Garlic Theatre’s rendition of Old Mother Hubbard on Saturday at Oxford’s Burton Taylor Studio with a spicy blend of slapstick and musical treats at 11am, 2pm and 4pm.

The show is aimed at children aged three to six.

See oxfordplayhouse.com or call 01865 305305.

* Art historian, journalist and local author Iain Pears is coming to Blackwell’s to discuss his new novel Arcadia on Wednesday evening.

Iain is the author of the critically acclaimed An Instance of the Fingerpost which went on to be translated into several other languages.

Arcadia tells the story of 15-year-old Rosie who goes in search of her missing cat and ends up in a different world.

This is Iain’s first novel since 2009’s Stones Fall.

Call 01865 333623 or see events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk

* Join aspiring TV cookery host Jill for her most exposing episode to date.

Delving into the complexities of mental illness and biting back at the silence and stigma surrounding anorexia, Vanity Bites Back is the Fringe First-nominated debut from Helen Duff.

It’s coming to Oxford’s Burton Taylor Studio on Tuesday.

See oxfordplayhouse.com or call 01865 305305.