OPEN Ealing: Islamic Geometry course from Thurs 31st March 2-4pm

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Starting on Thursday 31 March at 2pm we are running a 10 week course


Each week you will construct a different pattern which will then be tessellated and/or finished with a weave effect. You will explore patterns with 5, 6, 8, 10 and 12 fold symmetry and how they can be tiled on a regular or semi regular underlying grid. As you gain experience and confidence with the constructions, patterns will become more complex. Time will also be spent looking at traditional colour inspirations from around the Islamic world and how these patterns can be transferred to other paper or surfaces, and  reproduced in different mediums, such as watercolour and gouache.

Our final two sessions will be dedicated to each participant producing an exhibition piece.

For full details and costs visit OPEN Ealing’s website

OPEN Ealing: A painting, a pie and a pint – Thursdays from 5th May


In this new course, Nick Pearson will comment on a masterpiece each week in an open discussion, beautifully complemented by a delicious homemade pie and a drink. Many of you will know that Nick is an entertaining and informative lecturer. In this season, he will be encouraging you to share your thoughts on the paintings.

The programme is designed as a baker’s dozen season running from 5 May to 28 July to restart in September.

The first painting to be presented will be A bar at the Folies Bergère, by Edouard Manet.

Cost: £20 a single evening or £210 for all 13 and various concessions are available.  Full details here


How to find us:

The cafe is part of the Green Man Lane regeneration development on Singapore Road in West Ealing. We are the opposite end of the road to the Ealing Magistrates Court opposite the mosque. There is a small surface car park and on road parking along Singapore Road which is free after 6.30pm. If you’re driving it might be better to put Eccleston Road in your sat nav – Singapore Road is off it.
If you use public transport: the nearest train station is West Ealing; the nearest underground station is Northfields on the Piccadilly line: buses 83, 207, 427 and Express 607 – bus stop is West Ealing Broadway and E3, E8 – bus stop is Melbourne Avenue. Walk up Brownlow Road beside BHS to the café.

Get ready for the Hanwell Hootie – Sat 2nd April

It’s not long to go now till this year’s Hanwell Hootie on Saturday 2nd April. It’s London’s largest free 1-day music event right here on our doorstep. Over 80 bands in 13 venues including The Grosvenor.  It’s a fabulous event and you can find the full listings of which band is playing where and when here

Come and talk about what matters to you about West Ealing – Sat 12th March from 10am St James Church

Due to unforeseen events it has been decided to postpone tomorrow‘s Unconference until later in the Spring.

Please look out for a ‘save the date’ notice in the near future.

This event is an opportunity for you to create the conversations you want to have about West Ealing that matter to you, whether it’s parking, shopping, anti-social behaviour, our great spaces like Dean Gardens, or anything else that matters to you.

Just come along and tell everyone what you want to speak about or find out about and jump in to the conversation.

An UN-conference means that the event will be the opposite of everything you might expect from a normal conference. It’s free, it’s on a Saturday, nobody wears a suit, etc. But the most important thing is, there’s no agenda – which means there are no big ‘look at me, I know what I’m doing’ keynote speakers.

Except there is kind of an agenda, it just happens not to exist yet. The first thing we’ll do on the morning of the event is all create the agenda together- which means that whatever your interest, the event’s guaranteed to be relevant. Basically, if you’re interested in having a conversation about something – you pitch it to the rest of the room (so they know what you’ll be talking about) and then pick a room and a time on the agenda grid, and away you go!

Find out more and tell us you’re coming here

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact Simon Hall on 07801466679 or

The event is hosted by West Ealing Neighbours.

The venue is St James Church, St James Ave, West Ealing W13 9DL

Still time to object to controversial new plans for centre of Ealing Broadway

The Council has passed Benson, Eliot and Londonewcastle’s controversial plans to redevelop the center of Ealing Broadway despite objections from residents, English Heritage and more. Campaigners from Save Ealing’s Centre (SEC) are now trying to lobby the Mayor of London and the plans could be called in by the Secretary of State as happened with the previous plans for this block of land. You c an find out all the details on Save Ealing’s Centre website.  Also, SEC urge people concerned about these plans to send objections and request a call-in to


Have your say on how central Ealing will develop in next 10 years

London’s first business area neighbourhood plan


Local democracy has taken a step forward in Central Ealing, with the start of public consultation on a neighbourhood plan for the Ealing Broadway area.
The Central Ealing Neighbourhood Forum, the body jointly representing businesses and residents, has been working on the details of a local plan which will influence development in the town centre over the next 10 years.
The Forum’s Plan concentrates on four sets of issues, based on earlier consultation. These cover the future of Ealing’s economy (shops, offices and jobs); its heritage of architecture and green space; transport and the public realm; and cultural and community facilities.
Comments are being invited on a range of policies and recommended actions developed from ideas received from the public. When the comments have been received on these proposals, the Forum’s final plan will be submitted to Ealing Council for review by an independent Examiner, who will check it to see it meets statutory requirements. It will then be put to a local referendum.
If approved, the proposals will be adopted as part of Ealing’s official Local Plan. Details can be seen and responses sent in through the Forum’s website. The deadline for response is 8th April.