Stock up now – Luckhurst butchers closing soon for rebuild and will re-open in October




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.

Commission a portrait and support OPEN Ealing

West Ealing Arts


Support OPEN

OPEN Ealing is continually seeking to develop its arts programme in Ealing. It is only possible by the generous support and contribution from members and supporters of OPEN that we can continue to provide a range of quality activities for the community.

We are delighted to be able to offer you an opportunity to help a growing arts organisation become more self sustaining and to own a beautiful work of art to give as a gift, or commemorate a loved one. Jack Jones, OPEN’s Exhibitions Manager and life drawing tutor, has generously offered to paint portraits


Small: 50xm x 40cm = £75

Medium: 80cm x 60cm = £125

Large: 100cm x 80cm = £175

Family Portrait 3+ sitters = £200

 Deposit of £40 is required when ordering a painting. 

More information at or please contact for any further questions

Today: WEN public meeting at 7.30pm ‘What’s happening on our high street’ and development update for Green Man Lane Estate 4.30-8pm

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?





West Ealing dance school needs dancers for its summer show – including someone to mime an old man, costume provided!

The Pamela Howard School of Dance school in West Ealing is looking for someone to do a couple of mins of miming as an old man (Dr Copeilius) in our ballet Coppelia. Old man costume provided with wig!! It’s a bit of fun! The show is 15th July-20th July 2013.There are other dance parts available especially for teenage ballet boys.
The Show will be at the Watermans Theatre in Brentford, The School is always looking for men and boys to join the school, especially teens. As you  can imagine they are out numbered by the girls. Every year it is a struggle to find some males to help complete the cast and partner the girls.
To grab this opportunity please call Richard on 07506001406

Big Picnic in Dean Gardens on Sunday 2nd June 1-3pm

Although it’s a Big Picnic it’s still part of the national Big Lunch event. The aim is simple – just give local people a chance to come together to enjoy themselves. If everyone can bring their own food we are working on plans for some games, a magic show and other activities for children and teenagers and live music for all. It’s just for two hours so do please come along …and we just hope the weather will be good. I’ll post more information nearer the time when we have firmed up exactly what will be going on and who will be playing on the music stage.

Update on Friday

We’ve now got the following confirmed for the Big Picnic:

  • Facepainting
  • Circus skills act
  • Stiltwalker
  • Magician

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


Sushi and Noodle Bar opens up in West Ealing



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 and has their menu and prices on it. Good luck to them.

Darkness brings OPENShop to life


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 –


Beyond Whispers: Music and poetry commemorating those who suffered in the military coup in Chile – Drayton Court Friday 7th June

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:
£6 (£5conc or £10 if you’d like to be a Super Supporter )

For ticket queries please contact:

For further information contact: Camila – or Juliano –

With support from La Cumbancha, Chile 40 Years On, Alborada, and part of the Refugee Week Network, Counterpoints Arts