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 Spring 2020, Tuesdays & Wednesdays

November 2019

Selection of courses throughout the year on French literature, art, film, history and culture. Friendly, interactive sessions and group discussion. Meet new people, make new friends.

All courses in English, texts in translation. Notes provided. Limited places.


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

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



Wednesdays 8 January - 25 March 2020, 2-4pm


Further courses scheduled (email for details): French Modern Autobiography and Autofiction, Representing Art and Artists in Literature and Film, France-Algeria – Orientalism to Postcolonialism.


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

Contact to book/enquire:


Regular events

Vitality Leap – 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 7 Sept, 9 Nov, 30 Nov, plus Fridays 20 Sept, 25 Oct

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


07766 464623 •

Ealing Readers Mondays

July 2020

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 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.


12 November: Dr Edward Hicks – Spencer Perceval


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


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


11 February: Dr Lawrence Goldman, St Peter’s College Oxford – Robert Peel and Revolution; Re-interpreting a Victorian Prime Minister


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


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


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


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

020 8567 6554 •

Ealing National Trust Association Tuesdays

5 November, 2:30pm: Great Mysteries and Conspiracy Theories by the Revd Nicholas Henderson

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

020 8567 9517

ENTA advert Aug-Sept 2019


Vitality Leap – Body, Heart and Mind Tuesdays & fridays

To November 2019

Reiki 1 Course

Reiki is a Japanese energy treatment system. Level 1 focuses on self-development and meditation.

2-afternoon course: Tuesdays, 12 and 19 Nov, 1-4.30pm

3-evening course: Fridays 8, 22, and 29 Nov: 7.15-9.30pm

Cost: £90 plus manual (£15). Hanwell (directions upon sign-up) •

The Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science & Philosophy WEdnesdays

October 2019

How to meditate, in 5 steps

Learn and develop how to relax your body and breath, focus your mind and sit resting in a place of stillness – in 5 easy stages. This 5-week course will prepare you for this journey.

18 September - 16 October, 6.30-8pm.
Ealing Friends’ Meeting House, 17 Woodville Road, Ealing, W5 2SE

£40 for full course

020 8567 8889

Hanwell & Ealing Heritage Museum Wednesdays & 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 & other days

To December 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:


24 October: Dan Williams – Ealing Films: an introduction and analysis of key films from the Ealing studios

31 October: Mark Lewis – ‘Exploring Folklore’ - looking at the nature and origins of folklore and some of its broad themes


7 November: Jean Brewster – The Secret Life of the English Language

14 November: Doug King – ‘A Defender of the Realm’: my time in the Royal Household 2007- 2012

21 November: The Hon. Dr. Jocelynne Scutt – When is Conduct Criminal?

28 November: Mike Black – Food for Thought


5 December: Dame Elizabeth Anionwu – Breaking Through Despite the Odds

12 December: Chris Truran – Digital Forensics – Who’s Watching You?


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

Vitality Leap – 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.

15 November, 6 December: 7.30-9pm.

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

£15 per evening

07766 464623

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