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 Autumn 2019

July 2019

COMING SOON. Register interest/book now – limited places.

Two courses exploring literature and visual arts in Paris in their socio-historical context

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

Tuesdays 1 October - 17 December 2019, 2-4pm



Wednesdays 2 October - 18 December 2019, 2-4pm


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


Vitality Leap – Fireside Lodge Saturday 6 July

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.

11am - 6pm. Fireside Lodge, Hanwell (directions/joining instructions once you sign up)


07766 464623 •

Regular events

The Arts Society Ealing (formerly EDFAS) Mondays

June 2019

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 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

July 2019

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.

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

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.

7.30pm. Parish Hall, Christ Church, Ealing Broadway, W5
£3 (members free)

020 8567 9517


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

020 8567 8889

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

To July 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:

20 June: Veronica Cecil – Experiences in the Congo

27 June: Professor Debra Kelly – Fishes with Funny French Names: a history of the French restaurant in London from the 19th century to the present


4 July: Ash Mistry – Sustainable Aviation, Aviation Growth and Congested Skies

11 July: Graham Weeks – History of Northern Nigeria


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 25 April - 18 July 2019 (no class on 30 May)

£96 for full course or £48 for half or £8 drop-in

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

07918 622995

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