Thanks, Ann Clifford, for passing this on..
There’s a whole fortnight of foraging workshops on offer at Grow Heathrow, a project reclaimed from the emptiness of uncertainty about the third runway. Opportunities to learn from local people and the young people involved in Transition Heathrow. More here.
Inspiring video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orp6-KlZVFE
Wild Garlic Mustard, mild Linden leaves, wild spinaches and elderflowers await you by the side of the Brent in Pitshanger Park. Ealing is overflowing with free, healthy, delicious food. It’s wild and free, not in the sense of Woodstock but rather of glittering salads full of exciting new flavours. Local transition town supporter and expert forager Sam Sender will lead a wild food walk in Pitshanger Park on Sunday 17th at 2pm. Meet at the tennis courts, and bring baskets and bags.
Check out their blog at http://ealingtransitioncommunitygarden.wordpress.com/, and refer to the Upcoming Events tab for dig day dates.
How was it for you? The Five Roads street party kept calm and carried on (yesterday afternoon – yes, the worst weather of the whole weekend). (Thanks fiddler Sophie for the pix.)
The next West Ealing Craft Market is in St James Avenue on Saturday 2nd June – the Jubilee weekend. With a bit of luck it may even be sunny! It would be good fun to have some live music and other street performers involved to make a bit of a special occasion. If you’re interested in volunteering to play or perform between 11am and 3pm do please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . At the very least I’m sure we can supply you with something to eat and drink.
As we get the market established we’re keen to make music and street performance a regular feature of the market so even if you can’t make it in June do still please email us.
Walking along the Uxbridge Road this morning I spotted two new shops about to open. Bake & Cake near Cudi and Roosters Piri Piri opposite Blockbuster. I’m not sure when they’ll open so if anyone gets the opportunity to have a closer look then let me know.
It’s nice to actually see a ‘healthy’ chicken place open amongst all the fried in West Ealing!
Our second craft market last Saturday was a bit damp with the rain but the general feeling from stallholders was that more people were buying this time. It will take time for people to know the market is there in St James Ave on the first Saturday of the month but there feels to be a gathering momentum and a lot of good will. We had some music and that went down well. I think we need to investigate whether we can get some modest amplification for future music. We’ll see if we can get more musicians for our next market on 2nd June which is Diamond Jubilee holiday weekend.
You can see photos of the May market on WEN’s website
Craft Market on Saturday with free music from 12.45
Saturday (5th May) is the next monthly craft market in West Ealing. The market will be in St James Ave from 10am – 3pm and will have a range of stalls from cosmetics, candles and jewellery to wood turning, toys and leather goods. This time we also have some music at lunchtime with Greenford musician Steven Boyle playing his own songs and some favourites from down the years from 12.45-1.45 and WEN committee member Gill Adams playing folk with some friends from 2-3pm. As before, St James Church will have a stall offering free teas and coffees. Do please come along and support us and enjoy some free music.
Our website has the full list of stalls – www.westealingneighbours.org.uk
OPEN Ealing free music at lunchtime this Friday 12.30-1.30pm
Friday 4th May sees OPEN Ealing’s next regular First Friday music event venture in to the world of Broadway musicals. May’s free concert at lunchtime from 12.30-1.30 will see OPEN host 3rd year music students from the University of West London playing excerpts from their forthcoming production of Kander and Ebb’s Flora the Red Menace. Best known for writing the hugely successful musical Cabaret, Flora the Red Menace was the songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb’s first Broadway musical.
There will also be an exhibition of artwork from local art group 4020 on display.
Details at www.openealing.com. OPEN Ealing is at 113 Uxbridge Rd W5, opposite the fire station.
Volunteers needed for stall at Queen’s Jubilee event