Just two of the drawings from Jamie Kyle’s hand drawn comic about his childhood memories of getting a video on a Saturday for all the family to watch that evening. You can find his comic here . Thanks for your memories Jamie.
We’ve been warned! I saw the blackboard sign outside Luckhurst’s this morning saying they’re closing on June 8th whilst a new shop is built as part of the hotel build. They will re-open in their brand new shop in October. That’s pretty quick so let’s hope the build goes to plan and we can welcome Tony back in good time for Christmas. In the meantime, just enough time to stock up the freezer to see out the summer.
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Two West Ealing events today:
Update on the Green Man Lane Estate development in the Jubilee Hall in Green Man Lane 4.30-8pm
What’s been achieved so far and an opportunity to see the plans for phase 2.
This is the most important development in West Ealing for a generation and phase 1 homes are now for sale. The development will take 8-10 years to complete and will increase the number of residents from around 800 to some 2,ooo. This alone will have a major impact on West Ealing. Add the coming of Crossrail and the redevelopment of the Sherwood Close Estate and there is a lot of change on its way.
What’s happening on our high street – WEN public meeting from 7.30pm at St John’s Church in Mattock Lane
I think West Ealing is on the edge of change, as I’ve said above, and now is a good time to start thinking about what we want our high street to look like in 5 or 10 years time. I think it will look very different but that’s just my opinion. Come along and listen to some ideas and give us your thoughts and hopes as to what you’d like to see for our shopping centre. Is it different shops, fewer shops, more housing or maybe community services taking over empty shops?
There’ll be live music, a raffle, bar and refreshments all in support of the Save Our NHS Campaign. Tickets are £5 (£3 concession) and under 16s free. Funds go to Ealing Trades Council for their efforts campaign to save local hospitals. Tickets on the door or reserve them at email@example.com.
Update on Friday
We’ve now got the following confirmed for the Big Picnic:
- Circus skills act
On the music front so far:
1pm Mobile Clones – guitars/singers
1.25 King Ralph – man with guitar/singing
1.50 Alan Dublon – ditto
2.10 Colin and Martin – two men with guitar/singing
2.30 Romeo – and possibly his daughter Maria
2.45 MPG – two fiddlers and a whistle player in irish session style
I’ve just had a flier through my door for the new Sushi and Noodle Bar in West Ealing. So, the renovation work must be finished and the one-time Joey’s cafe in Leeland Road next to the Salvation Army is now the Sumo Sushi & Noodle Bar. It’s open from 12noon -3pm for lunch and 6-10.30pm for dinner and they do take-away and home delivery. If anyone tries it do please come back and write a review here for us. Their website is www.sumooriental.com and has their menu and prices on it. Good luck to them.
Watch out for the short film in the OPENShop window. Now installed in their new, if still temporary, home OPEN has a short film by the Honey Brothers playing in its front window once it gets dark. So, if you’re stuck in traffic in Drayton Green Road you now have something to look forward to! Behind the shop front, OPEN is starting to put on all sorts of exciting arts activities and events. Details on their website – www.openealing.com
Beyond Whispers;Words and Sounds to Remember
Commemorating 40 Years Since the Military Coup in Chile
A night of poetry and music honouring the courage and resilience of those who suffered in Chile, and celebrating collective strength in the face of adversity and exile .
Friday 7th JUNE at The Drayton Court
Doors open 7.30pm for 7.45pm start
Latin American and British performers and speakers until 10.15pm
Live samba band from 10.30pm, Djs (La Cumbancha and Movimientos) until 1.00am spinning Latin grooves – from Cumbia to Forro, Merengue to Son
Casagrande Art Collective, visiting from Chile
* Gabriel Palma, Senior Lecturer in Economics and Politics, Cambridge!University!
* Anthony Anaxagorou, talented poet and Neruda enthusiast
* Maria Eugenia BravoPCalderara, of the Memoria de las Mujeres Hispanoamericanas collective
* Jorge Morales, Chilean guitarist and singer
* Cristina Navarrete on her experience of exile to London and the solidarity movement
Hosted by Camila Fiori, also performing poetry and welcoming the Chile 40 Years Network as it prepares for its London launch
Tickets at: http://beyondwhispers.brownpapertickets.com
£6 (£5conc or £10 if you’d like to be a Super Supporter )
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With support from La Cumbancha, Chile 40 Years On, Alborada, and part of the Refugee Week Network, Counterpoints Arts