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 January

December 2018

Paris Post-war: Existentialism, Art and Protest

COMING SOON. Register interest/book now.

Travel back to Paris from the end of WW2 to the 1990s: new forms of art and literature, New Wave Cinema, Existentialist philosophy, consumer boom, end of colonisation, May 1968.

Friendly, interactive course, small group.

9 January - 20 March 2019, 2-4pm. Venue near Pitshanger Lane, Ealing
£100 10-week course. £12 pay-as-you-go




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Regular events

The Arts Society Ealing (formerly EDFAS) Mondays

November 2018

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


17 September lecture: Alice Foster – The Chapel of the Magi, Medici Palace, Florence

15th October lecture: Colin Davies – Zaha Hadid, architectural superstar

19th November lecture: Gillian Hovell – O Saturnalia: Happy Christmas the Roman Way


8pm. Warwick Building theatre, University of West London. W5 5RF

Visitors welcome. £7 non-members, full-time students £3 (free for October lecture)

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

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.



11 September: Peter Devitt, Curator RAF Museum – The Centenary of the RAF


9 October: Dr Christopher Dillon, Lecturer Kings College London – What happened to Germany in November 1918

(6th Form talk at 6.30pm at Twyford C of E High School, Twyford Avenue, W3 9PP)


13 November: Claire Kennan, Royal Holloway, University of London – The Suffragettes


11 December: AGM and Social


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

Except as shown, 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

4 September, 7.30pm: The Wey Navigations (built in 1651, extended to Godalming in 1760, NT responsibility since 1968), by Roger Squires

9 October, 7.30pm: Life as a Foreign Correspondent by Jonathan Fryer.

6 November, 2pm: The Painter Van Dyck at the Court of Charles I by Edward Town

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

020 8567 9517

Colette Wilson French Cultural Courses Wednesdays

October 2018

‘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 postcolonial artists, writers and film directors from the late 20th century to the present.

10 October - 19 December 2018, 2-4pm. Venue near Pitshanger Lane, 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) •
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Ealing University of the Third Age Thursdays and other days

Now in the Multi-activity section

The Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science & Philosophy Thursdays


Basic Philosophy and Meditation

Suitable for those with some experience in meditation

6.15-7.45pm, Thursdays 6 September - 13 December (no class 25 October) Ealing Friends’ Meeting House, 17 Woodville Rd., Ealing W5 2SE

£112 for full course, £56 for half or £8 drop-in


Philosophy and Meditation

How to relax, breathe & meditate; the causes of stress and how to reduce it; some experience of meditation desirable

8-9.30pm, Thursdays 6 September - 13 December (no class 25 October) Ealing Friends’ Meeting House, 17 Woodville Rd., Ealing W5 2SE

£112 for full course, £56 for half or £8 drop-in


020 8567 8889 (Lisa) •

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