Our Programme for 7th to 11th February 2018

The 2018 Ealing Music and Film Festival will deliver yet another splendid programme of events.

Please put these dates in your diary!  7th to 11th February 2018

We are continuing with our focus on Ealing's Cultural Heart. 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 run up to Valentine's weekend.

There will be two big orchestral concerts, but you might prefer an intimate chamber concert or recital - and we will not fail you as our first evening concert will feature the Tippett Quartet with Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Julian Gallant. We also have our local community choir, Love2sing, performing classical and contemporary songs, interspersed with music and films for all tastes. We are incorporating an evening of "Soulful Blues" in partnership with the Ealing Club at the Red Room and tours of local Ealing film locations.

The festival proudly continues its close association with the University of West London where we are staging three concerts and two film evenings, including the West London Premiere of "Suburban Steps to Rockland" the story of The Ealing Club. Other major venues will again include the Church of St Barnabas east of the centre of Ealing and St Mary's Ealing, just to the south. We also will have film location tours at North Ealing/Acton - following last year's successful inclusion of this new activity.

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.

Copies of the 2018 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 contributed to the programme - and this will be a chance to find out about many hidden aspects of our Borough. Remember that, as a Charitable Trust, all our surplus income gets reinvested in the young people of Ealing. Thank you.