Culture & Learning
Culture & Learning
Friends of Marcq-en-Baroeul
EALING’S TWIN TOWN IN FRANCE
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.
Colette Wilson French Cultural Courses Autumn 2019 - Spring 2020
‘PARIS POST-WAR: EXISTENTIALISM, ART AND PROTEST’
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)
Andrea’s Courses: Body, Heart and Mind Saturdays & some fridays
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
The Arts Society Ealing (formerly EDFAS) Mondays
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
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
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)
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)
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
Hanwell & Ealing Heritage Museum Wednesdays and Saturdays
DISPLAY OF BRITISH-MADE DOMESTIC ARTEFACTS AND LOCAL HISTORY RESOURCE
Open Wednesdays and Saturdays.
11am - 3pm. Hanwell Community Centre, Westcott Crescent (top of Cuckoo Avenue), W7
Adults £2, children £1
Ealing University of the Third Age Thursdays and other days
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
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
Andrea’s Courses: Body, Heart and Mind Fridays
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