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The Ealing Music & Film Festival returns in 2015 with yet another splendid programme of events to reflect the rich  and varied music and film  heritage of one of London’s most culturally enriched boroughs.  This year’s focus is on Poland, a great European nation with a proud historical presence in Ealing.

The Festival programme celebrates Ealing's Polish connections with jewels of music and cinema, some well known and others seen and heard for the first time. It will take place from the 10th to the 15th February in and around central Ealing.

There will be fantastic orchestral concerts from the English Chamber Orchestra, Ealing Symphony Orchestra and Ealing Youth Orchestra also more intimate performances taking in the piano music of Frederic Chopin played by virtuoso Julia Samojlo the incredible choir Tenebrae who contrast the pure beauty of music by Renaissance masters Palestrina and Victoria with the work of Pawel Lukaszewski, a contemporary composer.

The film programme in cooperation with Ealing Studios, Ealing Club and the Polish Cultural Institute will offer a range of feature films, Screenings will include Kryztof Kieslowski's 1980 masterpiece Camera Buff as well as The Pianist (2002) and St Trinians (2007). There will be Talking Head discussion with improvisor rObert Sholl who will explain how he rediscovered the excitement of the silent movie era where film scores were instant creations and will improvise two of James Sibley Watson's earliest experimental silent films, The Fall of the House of Usher and Lot in Sodum.

ealingOne of Ealing’s most historic pubs, the Ealing Park Tavern, is re-opening mid-December following an extensive refurbishment under new owners, ETM Group, also responsible for the award-winning Gun in Docklands, The Jugged Hare in the City, The Botanist on Sloane Square and One Canada Square, Canary Wharf.

Featuring a 60-cover restaurant, large bar, two private function rooms, and an expansive walled garden, the boutique pub will retain the traditional charm that secured its place in the London Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors, while embracing a beautifully refreshed, relaxed and stylish refit.

Acknowledging its history back in 1728 when it operated as the Lewis Furnell Brewhouse where brewing took place on site until the mid 1800s - Ealing Park Tavern, now more than 200 years on, is bringing the art of brewing back with its very own microbrewery.ealing2

Brewing bitters and pale ales as well as special seasonal additions, the microbrewery will provide its wares direct to the bar with the Ealing Park Tavern Brewmaster on hand for tastings, tutorials and beer and food matching dinners.

A range of menus includes lunch, dinner, bar snacks and Sunday lunch, all characterised by the use of British and European seasonal produce sourced from select UK farms and niche suppliers. An extensive list of over 100 accessible wines, including those from its enomatic wine dispenser, sits alongside the home-brewed ales, premium bottled lagers, cider, spirits and classic cocktails. Average spend per head for a three course meal with wine is £35.

A plethora of events and special evenings will add to the atmosphere to ensure Ealing Park Tavern becomes the go-to local for the neighbourhood.

Ealing Park Tavern

222 South Ealing Road

Ealing, W5 4RL


020 8758 1879



artisan coffee classesWant to make the best coffee ever? Well here's your chance to make great coffee at home.

Artisan has  recently opened the Artisan Coffee School within its new third and biggest location in Ealing.   As well as also offering training to coffee professionals and baristas, the team will also be working closely with pubs, bars and hotels to help them improve their coffee offering.  In addition, they will teaching coffee lovers how to make great tasting high quality clean coffee at home just perfect for all you coffee nuts out there. 

Classes at the Artisan Coffee School started this month and there are some November dates below for you to get involved - one of which ( a practice session) is free- we know you like free.

Coffee is at the heart of everything at Artisan - this infectious enthusiasm is passed through from the owners (the couple is half Australian after all) to its energetic and well-trained staff, always delighted to share this knowledge with anyone interested in finding out more. 

The new location is not only the biggest of the three venues but also incorporates an exciting new development for the company - the Artisan Coffee School

Having developed their own training programme, the school provides training to coffee professionals and those in the hospitality industry -  selected classes are also suitable for anyone interested in coffee and members of the public.

They also provide SCAE (Speciality Coffee Association of Europe) industry recognised courses to baristas to aid career progression so you are learning from some of the best what some of the best are taught! No crappy coffees happening any more at your house!

The following classes have just been confirmed for next week so get over to the site and get signed up.




Saturday 1st of November

Home Brew Master class

14:00 approx. 2 hours

Monday 3rd of November

Understanding Coffee

14:00 approx. 3 hours

Tuesday 4th of November

Becoming a Barista

09:00 until 17:00

Wednesday 5th of November

Free Practice (3 hours)

Times TBC

Thursday 6th of November

Barista Advanced Skills

09:00 until 17:00

Friday 7th of November

How to Start a Successful Coffee Shop

09:00 until 17:00

The school is really easy to reach from Marble Arch as is it direct on the central line and only a 5 minute walk from Ealing Broadway underground.

ealing naked jogger

There is someone in Ealing that likes to jog naked. We know because someone on the E3 bus spotted her and so have others. However now there is a video ( as with any good story in the 21st Century) to be shared, compared and discussed.

There are two things to consider when it comes to the Ealing naked jogger. Firstly why would anyone choose to jog naked in Ealing (it's not even warm yet?) and secondly could the jogger simply have made an error with their running outfit and decided to choose and all nude colour ensemble...

The questions are certainly there and the answers are out there - do you know who the Ealing naked jogger is?

Answers on a postcard.

See the video here.

london's pink pigeonIf you've gone through the Ealing area of London recently there's a good chance you may have stumbled across this chap, a rather bizarre pink pigeon.

The feathered wondered if causing mass confusion to Londoners because no one can work out why the usually grey and kind of manky looking animal is all of a sudden sporting pink feathers.

And it's not just local residents and passersby who are left shrugging their shoulders. Even the experts can't work out what's going on. The only thing they have to go on is that a rare pink pigeon does exist but it's native to Mauritius so if it flew all the way over here it must be one very fit bird.

Have you seen London's pink pigeon? If so we'd love to hear your stories and see your pictures over on Twitter.

Image: Daily Mail