10th to 14th February 2016
Ealing Music and Film (Valentine) Festival 2016
Welcome to our website highlighting our fourth programme
Ealing, as everyone agrees, has a massive world-class heritage of music and film. Our film studios defined the British Film Industry; our musical traditions include Rock, Classic, Jazz and Voice. This year - our fourth - we are focusing the programme of music and film around a theme of Ealing's Cultural Heart. What people don't always recognise is that our 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.
Therefore our aim 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.
Please remember that The Festival Trust's charitable aim is to invest any surplus from the festival in helping young local people develop their cultural skills and awareness through targeted support to projects, local schools and youth organisations. As in previous years we are focusing on young players and artists, and we include some in the programme as part of our charitable outreach support and investment in the young talent in Ealing.
With this in mind, we are 'bookending' the festival programme with free events on Wednesday and Sunday, giving young local people the opportunity to showcase their talent.
Follow this link for details of our box office and ticketing. We have improved the ticket choices and the detailed information that is printed with each confirmation, and reduced the transaction costs. As before, we also have a dedicated helpline phone number available - details are on the contact page.