Come join us on Sunday, 3 October in Dean Gardens, West Ealing and enjoy a day of classic storytelling and modern art.
As part of the Love Ealing, Love Local events, Ealing’s High Streets Task Force is hosting a day of family- friendly performances and is inviting people to make their mark and share their love of West Ealing on a collaborative community artwork.
Local actors, Halie Darling and George Francis, the duo behind theatre company ‘A Wonderful Adventure’ will perform excerpts from well-known children’s literature. It is then over to the audiences to correctly guess the stories performed and be in with a chance to win a special treat.
The 30-minute sessions will take place at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm.
While local artist, Komal Madar, will be leading a community canvas painting experience inspired by the Uniqlo TATE Play programme and the Gutai group of radical Japanese artists who sought to change the world through painting, performance and children’s play.
Get stuck in and doodle, draw, scribble and sketch what you love about West Ealing. The free sessions offer families a new way to get creative and playfully explore art together. The community artwork event is open to people of all ages and all drawing materials are provided for free.
Similar art sessions will be held in other parts of the borough each weekend throughout October. The four artworks will then form an installation at a local art gallery.
If all this creativity is giving you an appetite, there will be an al fresco eating area right by the performance space, so grab your favourite dish or snack from the local restaurants on offer and take a seat. Table seating is available on a first come, first served basis but there will be plenty of space to picnic around the activities.
Register for updates
The free family performances are open to everyone but to manage capacity we encourage you to book ahead to avoid disappointment. Register to get all details in advance of the event and find out more about some of our restaurant partners. And do not forget to follow the Ealing’s High Streets Task Force Eventbrite page listing for details of future events as they become available.
Helping the high streets
These creative sessions are part of the Love Ealing, Love Local cultural events delivered by Ealing’s High Streets Task Force. The group has been working to bring the bustle back to our high streets and support the borough’s recovery from the pandemic.
There is a full programme of events and experiences for the community lined-up over the coming months. Remember to follow the council on social media for more announcements and updates.
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Welcome back funding
The free events are provided thanks to funding Ealing’s High Streets Task Force has received from the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund and the Welcome Back Fund from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Greater London Authority is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund.
Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.
Past Love Ealing, Love Local events