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

West Ealing roof-top drama ends safely


The Uxbridge Road was shut for hours yesterday afternoon as emergency services dealt with a man threatening to jump off the roof on the corner of Leeland Road and the Uxbridge Road. A helicopter clattered overhead for some hours as police tried to talk him down. Some locals say the man had just come from the nearby magistrates court and managed to climb up the fire escape on to the roof above the betting shop and then threatened to jump. Roads were re-opened around 9.30pm and local traders could then clear away and get home.

(Photo by Jay Patel)