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 Tuesdays from May 2019

March 2019

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

COMING SOON. Register interest/book now.

Explore how Paris became such a powerhouse for literary, artistic and technological innovation from 1848 to the outbreak of WW1. Friendly, interactive course, small group.

7 May - 9 July 2019, 2-4pm. Venue near Pitshanger Lane, Ealing
£100 10-week course


Vitality Leap Saturday 16 March

Reiki 1 Course

Reiki is a self-development and treatment system which works with light touch on or above the body (fully clothed). It re-balances our energy and releases stress, which has many benefits on a physical, emotional and mental level.

The Reiki 1 Course will give you the basics for using Reiki on yourself, friends and family.

10am-ca.6pm. Fireside Lodge, Hanwell (you receive directions/joining instructions once you sign up)

£90 (plus manual £15)

07766 464623



Vitality Leap Starts Sunday 28 April

Dream Weaver Group – Mind-body-spirit work to create positive change

This is a community of people who are on the journey together and meet six times to initiate transformation and growth in their lives. Andrea is an experienced corporate coach who also teaches spiritual development, Reiki and Tai Chi Chuan. Participants will engage in vision quest, mindset change, imaginary meditations and body work. All combined with down-to-earth action planning.

1-5pm. Fireside Lodge, Hanwell, W7 3QU

£240 for 6 sessions

Call Andrea at: 07766 464623


Vitality Leap Saturday 4 May

Foundation Course Core Shamanism: Drum Journeys and Power Animals

Learn how to change your conscious mind to ‘non-ordinary’ reality and explore new sources of inner wisdom, guidance, strength and transformation energy. Core Shamanism is a contemporary – spiritual but not religious – version of the many native traditions which have used similar techniques for 40,000 years. Please call for information/sign up.

10am - ca. 6pm. Fireside Lodge, Hanwell, W7 3QU


07766 464623 (Andrea) • •

Vitality Leap Tuesdays 14 & 28 May

Reiki 1 course – two afternoons

Reiki is a self-development and treatment system which works with light touch on or above the body (fully clothed). It re-balances your energy and releases stress, which has many benefits on a physical, emotional and mental level. The course is in two parts, with practice time in between. Your certificate will allow you to use Reiki on yourself, friends and family.

1-4pm. Fireside Lodge, Hanwell (directions/joining instructions once you sign up)

£90 plus ca. £15 for manual

07766 464623 •

Regular events

The Arts Society Ealing (formerly EDFAS) Mondays

May 2019

We are part of the umbrella organisation ‘The Arts Society’, and welcome those interested in the arts.


18 March lecture: Tom Flynn – Tulip Mania in 17th Century Holland


15 April lecture: Sarah Deere Jones – The Harp in Art, History and Music. Performing on her own reproduction and antique instruments, Sarah will demonstrate the development and evolving sound and repertoire of the harp throughout its history.


20 May lecture: Julia Musgrave – Caravaggio: Murderer or Genius?


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

Vitality Leap Mondays & Wednesdays

Drum Journey Meditations

Journey Meditations feel a bit like daydreaming with a question in mind. With a bit of practice, you can switch off your analytical brain and access your inner wisdom. You may gain surprising insights and new ideas.

25 February (Drum Meditation), 20 March (Equinox Meditation/Ceremony), 1 April (Drum Meditation)

7.30-ca. 9.30pm. Fireside Lodge, Hanwell (you receive directions/joining instructions once you sign up)


07766 464623

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.



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

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

5 March: Round and About Osterley by Andrea Cameron

2 April: Tales from the Front Line by Jonathan Fryer

7 May: Amy Wonderful: the story of Amy Johnson, woman pilot, by David Keen

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

020 8567 9517

Colette Wilson French Cultural Courses Tuesdays

March 2019

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

19 February - 23 April , 2.30-4.30pm. Venue near Pitshanger Lane, Ealing

£100 for 10-week course

The Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science & Philosophy WEdnesdays

Basic Philosophy and Meditation

Suitable for those with some experience in meditation

To 10 April, then 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 April 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 May are:

7 March: Alan Browne – Building London from 5,000 BC to the present day

14 March: Mark Lewis – The customs and traditions of the City of London

21 March: AGM followed by speaker from The Friends of the Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields – Homeless People

28 March: Maggie Jones – Diversity in U3A


4 April: Dr. David Jones – The Most Dangerous Animals on Earth

11 April: Mike Jones – Sewage and the City: Sir Joseph Bazalgette and London


2 May: Dr Sara Dominici – Photography and Cycling at the end of the 19th Century

9 May: Ann-Marie Purcell – Heathrow: The Journey Exhibition

16 May: Dr Mary Shannon – London’s Latin Quarter? Literature and Art in 19th Century Marylebone

23 May: Graham Taylor – Great Art Collections Around the World

30 May: Dr Lindsay Bywood – The World of Translation: who does it, and what do they do?


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

07525 141175 •

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 to 11 April then new course 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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