Illegal alcohol seized in raids on West Ealing off licences

Not for the first time police raids on off licences in West Ealing have found non-duty paid alcohol.  In raids on off licences in both West Ealing and Northolt over 2,000 litres of beer or lager were seized along with over 400 bottles of wine were seized. I’d like to think this will lead to licences being taken away from the offending stores, especially if this was not their first time, but I doubt it will happen.

The full story is on Ealing Today


Live Music Ealing – Saturday 31st October at The Drapers Arms – free entry

I caught a piece on the TV news this morning about the declining number of live music venues in London. Ealing has a great tradition in live music, especially rock and rhythm and blues through the Ealing Club in the 1960s. It’s brilliant news that the team involved in today’s Ealing Club have got Arts Council funding to put on live music on the last Saturday ot the month. This month’s event is at The Drapers Arms and includes Azadeh who should have been on at the SoundBite Festival in September (which we had to cancel due to an assault in Dean Gardens)) so you can grab your chance to see her for free on 31st October along with Ramon Goose and some other good acts. Full details on the Ealing Club website

OPEN Ealing – evening of dance, music and spoken word Friday 23rd October

OPEN gala performance

OPEN is delighted to announce a gala performance featuring the wealth of local talent with whom we have worked during the year. Performers include actor Mary Drake; harpist and vocalist Sheila Moylan; The Vaudevillians; Frankie and Freddy and prima ballerina Bridgett Zehr.

Tickets cost £10 per adult (concessions apply) and can be reserved on line or by emailing

Champagne Reception: 7pm
Performance: 7.30pm