Our Programme for 12th to 16th February 2020

We are continuing with our focus on Ealing's Cultural Heart - Supporting Ealing's Young Artists. We are recognising the legacy that Ealing has developed by coming full circle from the past to the present. We have compositions and films both old and contemporary, doing what the Festival "says on the can" - focusing on our Films and Music during the period that spans St Valentine's Day.

The festival will run with an enriching and eclectic programme, from classical concerts, to opera by way of iconic and classic films, a play and workshops for budding musicians, future internet video stars and much more. There is something for everyone.

There will be three major concerts, featuring Tenebrae, Ealing Youth Orchestra and Ealing Symphony Orchestra with Rob Burton, the London Mozart Players. We also have our local community choir, Love2sing, performing classical and contemporary songs, interspersed with music and films for all tastes and workshops that bring together the use of music in film and the opportunity to create percussion music. We are incorporating three major film screenings: The Who's Tommy , the classic Brief Encounter and Opera Holland Park's production of Un Ballo in Maschera.

The festival has formed a new partnership with the University of West London where we are staging one of our major concerts, all the workshops and the film screenings. Other key venues will again include the Church of St Barnabas and St Mary's Perivale, both north of the centre of Ealing and St Mary's Ealing, just to the south.

Education is central to our Festival programmes. Locally connected professional players are again, at our request and as part of our outreach, joining players from the Ealing Youth Orchestra in rehearsal and performance.

As usual, copies of the 2020 Festival Souvenir Programme will be available for purchase during the festival - please buy one and find out more about what is on and where. Many local businesses have sponsored our festival and contributed to the programme - and this will be a chance to find out about many hidden aspects of our Borough. If you click on the image to the right, you will open a new window with an overview pocket copy of the festival programme, which you can print (ideally double-sided).

Remember that, as a Charitable Trust, all our surplus income gets reinvested in the young people of Ealing. Thank you.