Culture & Learning

Culture & Learning

Friends of Marcq-en-Baroeul

January 2019


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 Wednesdays from october

July 2018

Orientalism to Postcolonialism in French Literature and the Visual Arts

Explore how French artists, writers and film-makers have represented ‘the other’, with particular emphasis on Algeria. Then look at how the ‘empire strikes back’, through the work of postcolonial writers, photographers and film directors up to the present.

10 October - 19 December 2018, 10am - 12 noon. Pitshanger Lane area, Ealing
£100 10-week course. £12 pay-as-you-go

Regular events

The Arts Society Ealing (formerly EDFAS) Mondays

July 2018


21 May: Tim Stimson – Cartoonery

8pm. William Barry Theatre, Univ of West London. W5 5RF


18 June: Tasha Marks – Food and Art

Warwick building theatre, University of West London, W5 5RF


Visitors welcome. £7 non-members, full-time students £3

Ealing Red Lion Readers Mondays

July 2018

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

Historical Association: Ealing Branch Tuesdays

The Historical Association is open to everyone who is interested in history, both 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 May: Heike Schmidt (Associate Prof. Reading University) – ‘Zimbabwe, Nationalism, and the Lion’s Den in Black London’

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

1 May: ‘The Glories of the Nile – Egyptian Architecture and Temples’, by Mr Frank Weare

5 June (members only): AGM and ‘Alan’s Big Picture Show’, by Alan Copeland

3 July: ‘The Anglo-Saxons, An Enduring Legacy’, by the Revd Dr Nicholas Henderson

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

020 8567 9517

Colette Wilson French Cultural Courses Wednesdays

June 2018

Paris: The Modern City 1848-1914

Explore how Paris became such a powerhouse for literary, artistic and technological innovation. Texts in translation. Notes provided. Friendly, interactive sessions.

11 July - 12 September 2018, 10am - 12 noon. Pitshanger Lane area, Ealing
£100 10-week course. £12 pay-as-you-go

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



3 May: Jon Cotton – ‘One Thames or Two’

10 May: Prof. Andrew Linn – ‘The History of Linguistics’

17 May: Carol Frankl – ‘An Occupational Therapist in the Community’

24 May: Yvonne Jackman – ‘The History of St.Paul’s’

31 May: Andrew Wareham – ‘The Hearth Tax 1662-1689’


7 June: Colin Lomas – ‘The Failure Of Modern Art, Why is it difficult to understand?’

14 June: Buz Loveday – ‘Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias’

21 June: George Chesman – ‘Lasting Power Of Attorney’

28 June: David Evans – ’Arriba Espana Y Viva Franko’ (Spain 1940’s)


5 July: Jane Cox ‘– My Grandmother’s Letters and London’s East End’

12 July: Robert Gibson, British High Commissioner/Ambassador, Bangladesh (title to be announced)


10am - 12 noon. Ealing Green Church
£3 (members free)

020 8127 5835

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