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 Tuesdays from May 2019

March 2019

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

COMING SOON. Register interest/book now.

Explore how Paris became such a powerhouse for literary, artistic and technological innovation from 1848 to the outbreak of WW1. Friendly, interactive course, small group.

7 May - 9 July 2019, 2-4pm. Venue near Pitshanger Lane, Ealing
£100 10-week course




Vitality Leap Monday 11 February

Reiki Share

Practitioner exchange group for people with a Reiki 1 degree or higher

7.30-ca.9.30pm. Fireside Lodge, Hanwell (you receive directions/joining instructions once you sign up)


07766 464623


Vitality Leap Saturday 16 March

Reiki 1 Course

Reiki is a self-development and treatment system which works with light touch on or above the body (fully clothed). It re-balances our energy and releases stress, which has many benefits on a physical, emotional and mental level.

The Reiki 1 Course will give you the basics for using Reiki on yourself, friends and family.

10am-ca.6pm. Fireside Lodge, Hanwell (you receive directions/joining instructions once you sign up)

£90 (plus manual £15)

07766 464623

Regular events

The Arts Society Ealing (formerly EDFAS) Mondays

March 2019

We are part of the umbrella organisation ‘The Arts Society’, and welcome anyone interested in the arts. We organise lectures, visits and overseas trips.


21 January lecture: Tony Rawlins – Mad Men and the Artists: how the advertising industry has exploited fine art

18th February lecture: Sophie Oosterwijk – The Art of Peter Brueghel the Elder

18th March lecture: Tom Flynn – Tulip Mania in 17th Century Holland


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

Warwick Building theatre, University of West London. W5 5RF

£7 non-members, £3 full-time students

Ealing Red Lion Readers Mondays

July 2019

We are an 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 Rattigan’s French Without Tears.

First Monday in month, 7.30pm. Red Lion, 13 St Mary’s Road, W5 5RA

Enquiries (Hazel): hazannewilliams@gmail.com

Vitality Leap Mondays & Wednesdays

Drum Journey Meditations

Journey Meditations feel a bit like day dreaming with a question in mind. With a bit of practice, you can switch off your analytical brain and access your inner wisdom. You may gain surprising insights and new ideas.

25 February (Drum Meditation), 20 March (Equinox Meditation/Ceremony), 1 April (Drum Meditation)

7.30-ca. 9.30pm. Fireside Lodge, Hanwell (you receive directions/joining instructions once you sign up)


07766 464623

Historical Association: Ealing Branch Tuesdays

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.



8 January: Dr Janet Dickinson, New York University, London – The Tudors and the Tiltyard


12 February: Margaret Willes, Author – The Curious World of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn

12 March: Dr Lacey Wallace, University of Lincoln – The People of Early Londinium: an exploration of community and diversity


9 April: Prof. Tony Badger, President Historical Association – How did Martin Luther King Jr change America, 1955-2019?


14 May: Prof. Gareth Stedman Jones, Queen Mary, University of London – The Communist Manifesto

7pm for 7.30pm. The Parlour, Ealing Green Church, Ealing Green, London W5 5QT
£5 (members free)

020 8567 6554 •

Ealing National Trust Association Tuesdays

No lecture in December

8 January, 2pm: Tales from the Front Line by Jonathan Fryer

5 February, 2pm: From Flanders Fields to the Tower by Richard Thomas

5 March, 7.30pm: Round and About Osterley by Andrea Cameron

Times as above. Parish Hall, Christ Church, Ealing Broadway, W5
£3 (members free)

020 8567 9517

Colette Wilson French Cultural Courses Tuesdays

March 2019

‘The Empire Strikes Back’: From Orientalism to the Postcolonial in French Literature and the Visual Arts

The first part of this course explores how French artists, writers and film-makers have represented the ‘other’, with a particular emphasis on Algeria. The second part of the course looks at how the ‘empire strikes back’, through the work of post-colonial artists, writers and film directors from the late 20th century to the present.

19 February - 23 April , 2.30-4.30pm. Venue near Pitshanger Lane, Ealing

£100 for 10-week course

The Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science & Philosophy WEdnesdays

Basic Philosophy and Meditation

Suitable for those with some experience in meditation

6.15-7.45pm, Wednesdays 9 January - 10 April (no class 20 February)

£104 for full course or £52 for half or £8 drop-in

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

07918 622995

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

Now in the Multi-activity section

The Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science & Philosophy Thursdays


Philosophy and Meditation

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

8-9.30pm, Thursdays 10 January- 11 April ( no class 21 February)

£104 for full course or £52 for half or £8 drop-in

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


07918 622995

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