A FESTIVAL of sacred art and music is being held at St Barnabas Church including a chance to learn to sing Handel's and perform to an audience all in one day.
It runs from July 19 to 22 with viewings of art of a range of styles and mediums, from classical to contemporary.
A GENEROUS reader has donated a brand new bingo machine, answering an appeal for help after elderly residents feared they may have called house for the last time.
Clohe Dannell, had been forced to use a 40-year-old machine to pick numbers at Lindsey House in South Road, South Ealing, which was so clapped out it had failed electrical safety tests and was dangerous.
A WAR veteran was presented with more than £11,000 on behalf of injured servicemen and women across the country thanks to generous residents and a rousing concert which raised the roof.
On Thursday (24) Captain Tony Harris, who lost part of his right leg in battle in Afghanistan, received three cheques on behalf of Help the Heroes, the charity which helps those wounded in Britain's conflicts.
A city farming project which offers vital work experience for unemployed young people is having its first open day.
Cultivate London is supported by Ealing based charity Pathways (formerly Ealing and Brentford Consolidated Charity).
THE CAMPAIGN group Ealing Against HS2 is urging people to volunteer in the team otherwise it could face folding.
Albertina McNeill, of Bennetts Avenue, Greenford, formed the group and set up a website in April after fears about the High Speed Two rail planned to run along the back of her house.
A RETRO cinema club is celebrating the 50th anniversary of James and the Giant Peach with a special screening to kick off its autumn season.
FRUSTRATED campaigners are calling on residents to re-sign the online petition against High Speed Two (HS2) to make sure it is discussed in parliament.
The government launched its e-petition website last month where issues with at least 100,000 signatures will be eligible to be discussed by MPs in the Commons.
A NEW panel set up by Ealing Council to find ways of improving arts provision in the borough wants to hear from groups in the borough.
Those active in promoting arts and culture should contact Harjeet bains at email@example.com or by calling 020 8825 7120.
ALL the family are invited to a Zumba dance class to raise money for riot hit businesses next week.
Dance coach Amanda Coppin is hosting the Latin-inspired lesson, a new fun fitness craze sweeping the country, next Friday (9) evening at Hanwell Community Centre, in Westcott Crescent.
Stickyboard.co.uk is a recent development in Ealing Community life. Started by two young brothers from Ealing Common, Stickyboard aims to give local people an online noticeboard to promote their groups, news and events. It provides a platform for sharing local information, but it ultimately hopes to help bring the borough together.
'The whole idea is to provide an online space where residents and communities could come together, share information and ultimately have more fun.' said Co-Founder James Sweetman.
Posting information is free for local residents and Community Groups. Local businesses are able to buy a space on the board with funds ploughed back into the running of the community side.
Tried and tested on the brothers' unwitting family and friends, posting things on the noticeboard is easy. Just visit www.stickyboard.co.uk, click the 'Join Us' button on the left, and select the appropriate option.
Stickyboard.co.uk is a social enterprise aimed at strengthening communities across London. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.