Ealing Music and Film Festival 2019

Welcome to our website announcing our seventh programme

Ealing, as everyone agrees, has a massive world-class heritage of music and film. Our musical traditions include rock, classical, jazz and voice; our film studios defined the British Film Industry; all around the Borough, streets, houses and parks are used for location shoots.

Our annual festival programme has developed year on year, focusing on music and film around the theme of Ealing's Cultural Heart. We believe that Ealing's cultural past has come full circle and our cultural present is all the stronger for it. There is now an incredibly rich and growing heritage for us to include in terms of both composers and performers - of all genres and ages. With this in mind, we always have an eye on our local young performers, showing them what they can achieve and using the surplus we aim to generate to give scholarships and grants to young artists in the Borough to give them the support they need to develop their skills.

Our aim for 2019, as before, is to bring together world famous musicians, actors, film producers and a host of celebrated local performers to give us all an insight into their artistic world, bringing their talents to as wide an audience as possible - and inspire our younger generations to keep building on our heritage.

In February our festival will start on 13th February and therefore we have a special concert planned for St Valentine's Day; Tasmin Little will perform with the London Mozart Players and we aim to have a special pre-concert reception as part of the usual ticket price. Then on the following day, we are delighted that the 2018 BBC Young Musician of the Year, Lauren Zhang, will be performing with the Ealing Youth Orchestra. What better inspiration? Well, we are also planning a film programme that combines local venues and directors, to help inspire all budding actors and producers.

But firstly to the prequel concert on December 4th. We are delighted that Gweneth-Ann Rand and Keel Watson have agreed to return following their stunning performance earlier this year in our 2018 festival!

Thank you in anticipation of your support.