Culture & Learning

Culture & Learning

Friends of Marcq-en-Baroeul

January 2020


The Friends of Marcq is a local group promoting friendship and activities between Ealing and Marcq-en-Baroeul, which is close to Lille, so easily accessible. Knowledge of French is not necessary for many of the organised events. We offer exchange visits to France for language and cultural weekends, staying with French hosts. There are also French classes at various levels, and a variety of activities throughout the year in Ealing.

Enquiries: 020 8991 9685 * 020 8568 6159

Colette Wilson French Cultural Courses Autumn 2019 - Spring 2020

September 2019


Wednesdays 2 October - 18 December 2019, 2-4pm


‘Paris, Capital of the Nineteenth Century’: The Modern City 1848-1914

Tuesdays 7 January to 24 March 2020, 2-4pm


Both courses: venue near Pitshanger Lane, Ealing. £120 for each 12-week course


Vitality Leap – Fireside Lodge Saturday 10 August

Sister Mugwort’s many gifts – practical and spiritual workshop

You will learn about the health benefits of this ancient Celtic healing and incense plant, and meditate to meet the ‘spirit’ of the plant.

12 noon - 6.30pm. Fireside Lodge, Hanwell (directions/joining instructions once you sign up)


07766 464623 •


Regular events

Andrea’s Courses: Body, Heart and Mind Saturdays & some fridays

To November 2019

TLC for dying people

Tender Loving Care training for carers of dying people, covering the four phases of Dying, Vigiling, Tender Touch, Listening Skills, Small Acts of Kindness, etc. This is not just for professional end-of-life practitioners, but for everybody who likes to be of service for a dying friend or relative.

One-day courses on Saturdays 17 Aug, 7 Sept, 9 Nov, 30 Nov, plus Fridays 20 Sept, 25 Oct

10am-5.30pm. Fireside Lodge, Hanwell, W7 3QU


07766 464623 *

The Arts Society Ealing (formerly EDFAS) Mondays

June 2019

We are part of the umbrella organisation ‘The Arts Society’, and welcome those interested in the arts.


We meet for a glass of wine at 7.15. Lecture at 8pm. Visitors welcome.

William Barry Theatre, University of West London, W5 5RF

£8 non-members, £3 full-time students

Ealing Readers Mondays

July 2020

We are in informal book group and welcome new members. We read and discuss a wide variety of books including contemporary fiction. Our meetings are monthly, and once a year we visit the theatre to see a play such as Ibsen’s Rosmersholm.

First Monday of each month, 7.30pm. The Castle Inn, 36 St Mary’s Road Ealing W5 5EU


Historical Association: Ealing Branch Tuesdays

May 2020

The Historical Association is open to everyone who is interested in history – world, national and local – and its relevance to our own times. We meet regularly on the second Tuesday of each month. There will also be organised outings to places of historical interest, one in the autumn and another in the spring.


10 September: Dr Tom Crook, Senior Lecturer Oxford Brookes University – The Corruption of Parliament? MPs, Money and Public Service in Modern Britain


8 October: Prof. Matthew Seligman, Professor of History Brunel University – The Treaty of Versailles – a Reassessment

(6th form lecture at Twyford CoE High Schoool, Twyford Avenue, W3 9PP at 6.30pm)


12 November: Dr Edward Hicks – Spencer Perceval


10 December: AGM and Social with Frances Hounsell on Ed. Terry


14 January: D. Zaheer Masani, journalist and author – The Amritsar Massacre 1919


11 February: TBA


12 March: Dr Markus Daechsel, Reader in History, Royal Holloway, London University – The Great Indian Mutiny 1857


14 April: Dr Helen Paul, Lecturer, Southampton University – The South Sea Bubble, 1720


12 May: Dr Sean Cunningham, Head of Records team, National Archives – The Field of the Cloth of Gold and Henry VIII’s foreign policy


Except as above, 7pm for 7.30pm. Ealing Green Church, Ealing Green, London W5 5QT
£5 (members free)

020 8567 6554 •

Ealing National Trust Association Tuesdays

2 July: London’s Liquid History by Captain William Wells – Master Mariner; former ship’s

captain and licensed commercial pilot; Senior River Pilot, Port of London.

6 August: His Further Travels by Frank Weare, following on from his earlier talk on The Glories of the Nile

3 September: Customs and Traditions of the City of London by Mark Lewis

7.30pm. Parish Hall, Christ Church, Ealing Broadway, W5
£3 (members free)

020 8567 9517

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The Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science & Philosophy WEdnesdays

Basic Philosophy and Meditation

Suitable for those with some experience in meditation

New course 24 April to 17 July (no class on 29 May)

£96 for full course or £48 for half or £8 drop-in

6.15-7.45pm. Ealing Friends’ Meeting House, 17 Woodville Road, Ealing, W5 2SE

020 8567 8889

Hanwell & Ealing Heritage Museum Wednesdays and Saturdays

July 2019


Open Wednesdays and Saturdays.

11am - 3pm. Hanwell Community Centre, Westcott Crescent (top of Cuckoo Avenue), W7
Adults £2, children £1

020 8579 0178 07889 033201 (when open) •
Facebook: Hanwell & Ealing Heritage Museum

Ealing University of the Third Age Thursdays and other days

To July 2019

weekly meetings and other activities

EALING U3A – a co-operative of older people sharing educational, creative and leisure activities.

Members have access to our weekly talks on Thursday mornings, which are held at Ealing Green Church. Our talks to July are:


4 July: Ash Mistry – Sustainable Aviation, Aviation Growth and Congested Skies

11 July: Graham Weeks – History of Northern Nigeria

5 July: Dr Jaclyn Bell – The impact of Apollo and the future of human spaceflight


8 August: Dr George Beccaloni – Alfred Russel Wallace and Natural Selection: The Real Story

22 August: Dr Matthew Landrus – Leonardo da Vinci and the science of observation and invention


5 Sept: Colin Lomas – Myths and Legends in Art and Music

12 Sept: Vicky McGrath – Richmond and the impact of the Victorian railway system

19 Sept: Dr Gerda Wielander – Happiness in China

26 Sept: Photographic competition results, plus Ian Richardson – Tiananmen Square: the 30th Anniversary, some personal memories


Members can also participate in the various interest groups. We currently have 40 of these, covering leisure activities such as rambles, art appreciation, book circles, crafts, history, music, film, languages, table tennis, theatre outings and visits to interesting places, as well as occasional short courses. Full details are on the Ealing U3A web site.

Thursday meetings 10am. Ealing Green Church, Ealing, W5 5QT - opposite Ealing Film Studios

Annual membership £25: non-members £3 on the day

The Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science & Philosophy Thursdays

To December 2019

Philosophy and Meditation

How to relax, breathe and meditate; some experience of meditation desirable

8-9.30pm 12 September - 12 December (no class on 24 October)

£104 for full course or £54 for half or £8 drop-in

Ealing Friends’ Meeting House, 17 Woodville Road, Ealing, W5 2SE

020 8567 8889

Andrea’s Courses: Body, Heart and Mind Fridays

To November 2019 (not Dec/Jan issue)

Guided Drum Meditations

The soft drum beat allows you to switch off your busy ‘left brain’, so that you can connect to your essence and receive new inspiration.

16 August, 13 September, 11 October, 15 November, 6 December: 7.30-8.45pm.

Fireside Lodge, Hanwell (directions once you sign up).

£15 per evening

07766 464623

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