Bollywood, History of Happiness, Life Drawing classes and more coming soon from OPEN Ealing


‘All-Singing All-Dancing’ – Bollywood: the Role of Music in Popular Hindi Cinema

A talk by Angela Ayton


At 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th May

Admission £5.00 including refreshments.



An Illustrated History of Happiness: A talk by Colin Lomas & Kevin Carlin

At 7.30pm on Tuesday 21st May

Admission £5.00 including refreshments


7.30–8.20pm  Colin Lomas: The Western perspective –

the thread from Plato to Prozac and Smiley

8.20–8.50pm  Kevin Carlin: The Eastern perspective –

the Wisdom of Buddhism

8.50–9.30pm Open discussion and refreshments



Life Drawing Classes

Wednesday evenings, from 22 May. 7.00–9.30pm


The 10 weekly sessions with artist Jack Jones will include a professional life-model. Paper and easels are available. Please bring your own materials (pencils, charcoal, crayons etc – although we hope to have a supply of basic materials for sale at discounted prices). Beginners and all levels welcome


Cost, £10.00 per session (pay per session) or save 20% by enrolling for all 10 sessions in advance.


To enroll, simply turn up on the first day – or join us as the course progresses.



Forthcoming: Daytime Printmaking Workshops (Beginners/intermediate)

Would you like to learn how to make simple lino-cut prints or any other kind of printmaking? Prints could decorate your home or make very personal presents – or artworks for sale.


£10 for a 2-hour session. Basic tools and materials would be provided


Interested? Let us know at If we get enough interest, we’ll run a class with a professional artist printmaker to show you how.


(photograph by Angelika Berndt)

Full details at

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