Ealing arts and culture

News and information on the cultural life of our borough

Check out the latest news on how we are developing the plans outlined in our cultural manifesto. See what is on for you to enjoy this month, join classes and experiences, share your ideas, find opportunities to get involved and links to other arts and cultural websites and podcasts

“Our innate creativity and diversity makes Ealing special and we want this to share that with as many of our residents as possible to celebrate our creative spirit. Ealing has helped shape culture across the world. We are the home of British film and the roots of British rock, Desi and Bhangra. Our vibrant culture today is about much more than this and it reflects the unique identities of our communities and our seven towns. This passion, plus a demand for more places and equal opportunities for culture were voiced loudly when we consulted on our Cultural Manifesto.


This new website is one of the many positive results of our Cultural Manifesto and I hope that we can grow this into a great resource for our residents and support Ealing’s amazing, diverse cultural communities. Please help us by sharing your ideas and submitting information about your fantastic events so that we can spread the word about the exciting arts and culture scene in the borough.”

Councillor Polly Knewstub, cabinet member for thriving communities

Latest news

Council news

Talking about New Gen Festival

The New Gen Festival, a one-day celebration of music, dance and spoken word by and for young people in Ealing, is returning this summer.

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New Gen Festival

New Gen Festival is running two free music workshops for young and early career artists, on 17 and 24 April, at UWL, London College of Music, Ealing.

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Community news

Open House is open to all

Does your home or premises have an interesting story to tell? The Open House Festival returns in September, with the doors and gates of hundreds of properties across the capital thrown open for people to visit and enjoy.

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Southall Vaisakhi celebrations

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Volunteers: ARTification needs you

ARTification, one of the most important and far-reaching community art organisations in the borough, is on the look-out for volunteers.

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What's on

First Ealing Book Festival

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6 inches of soil

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The Art of Collecting in 18th Century London’s Grand Houses

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A Fine Line: Modern Makers at Pitzhanger

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Hanwell Hootie Musical Festival

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Craft Festival 2024

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Acton Carnival

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Ealing Comedy Festival

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367,100 brilliant creatives

Our ambitions for arts and culture

When developing Ealing’s cultural manifesto you told us that Ealing needs

Your ideas

An annual celebration of our diverse cultural heritage, that would showcase all the great aspects of Ealing residents.

Judy, Greenford

Have studio space to hire out to local artists who can work alongside other creatives that work with different mediums – jewellery, pottery, textiles, glass, art etc.

Bottlebee, Hanwell

A venue where people know that they can go out and have a good old sing-a-long in a safe, comfortable and community friendly environment.

Chris, West Ealing

Art galleries, nature activities and competitions (grave bike, running etc), photography fairs, graffiti artists, and murals.

Eddie, Hanwell

Build a recreational space for celebrations inside one of the green spaces of Ealing. 

Majid, Perivale

Indian drums and dancers would be really good.

Neelam, Southall

Food Art promoting healthy diet and art would be fantastic idea

Sebastian, Greenford

Access for all to creative activities, especially children, young people and also for the elderly. This is an age group that can be so easily forgotten about.

Nicole, Acton

Support artists to create a vibrant art scene, offering empty spaces as exhibition spaces! Use our wonderful parks to create annual festivals and events

Andrea, Northolt

I’d like to see initiatives that inspire young people to turn waste into art

Kai, Acton

It would be amazing to reflect Ealing’s rich history with the origins of Rock and Roll by having a permanent music venue attracting musical artists of all styles

Philip, Ealing

We have wonderful green space which was so important during the lockdowns. Maybe there could be a celebration of parks through different art forms?

Lesley, West Ealing


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Would you like to be kept updated on all the exciting cultural news, events and activities taking place across the borough?

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You can also use our form to give your ideas and suggestions for things that you would like to see happening.

We’ll publish some of the best ideas here.

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Other information and useful links

Here are some additional useful links for venues and programmes of activity so that you can find more of the things that you love to do.

Gunnersbury Park and museum – Grade II listed heritage park, a recently renovated museum, summer festivals and new sports facility.

Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery – the former country home of architect Sir John Soane, and contemporary art gallery.

Questors Theatre – one of the largest community theatres in Europe offering a wide range of theatre performances, including comedies, classics, and modern drama.

Ealing Project – a three-screen cinema, a café, a bar, community room, a stage for live music performance and space to exhibit art by local artists.

Ealing Picturehouse cinema – brand new, state of the art 8-screen cinema

ActOne cinema – community cinema in the heart of Acton

Bollo studios – A space for young people to experiment, develop and express themselves through music.

Open Ealing and Open Southall – Creative hubs featuring, events, performances, music and classes.

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