The newest addition to the festivals, Eat Drink Ealing will take over Ealing Common on 1-2st July and transform it into a culinary paradise. - [CLICK FOR MORE]
This walking banquet of top-of-the-range and hand-selected gourmet traders will show off fresh produce, cocktails and real ale. There will also be live music on a bandstand and other light entertainment, including children’s play areas. The event is run by the established food festival group, Eat Drink. Tickets cost £3.
Greenford Carnival is back for another year to get Ravenor Park buzzing. - [CLICK FOR MORE]
Taking place on 8th July, Greenford offers something for everyone, with all the usual family-friendly wares on offer. With a family area and activities for all, it's the perfect way to spend a summer's afternoon in Ealing's idyllic Ravenor Park.
Acton Carnival takes place on 15 July this year for its 16th anniversary. - [CLICK FOR MORE]
The colourful procession, which has become a renowned part of the town’s calendar, will begin at Woodlands Park and start the day’s celebrations. It will parade along the High Street with its shiny, often feathery and sparkly, collection of vibrant, handmade costumes; with a DJ spinning party tunes on one of the floats to keep everyone moving. The festivities then culminate at Acton Park, where there will be food, stalls and activities for everyone to enjoy. A wide range of performers will take to the stage all afternoon and into the early evening. Get involved and check on www.artification.org.uk for updates.
Ealing Beer Festival takes place over four days, from 12-15 July, at Walpole Park in Ealing. Run by CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale), it will feature more than 300 varieties of real ale from all over the country, including a vast and delicious selection from innovative microbreweries as well as top quality wines and spirits. - [CLICK FOR MORE]
Tickets £3 to CAMRA members, £8 for non-members including a glass to enjoy your drink in; you can get a £3 refund if you return your glass intact when you leave. Families welcome until 8pm.
The big top tent at Walpole Park in Ealing will be billowing with laughter in July with a host of top comedians performing at the Ealing Comedy Festival. - [CLICK FOR MORE]
Taking place between 20–21st and 26–28th July, tickets are £20 (plus booking fees), which is an absolute bargain considering the number of top comics we have lined up.
Across 22–23 July, the Ealing Blues Festival will feature world-famous acts The Blockheads and Mungo Jerry as well emerging bands from the blues scene. Originally started as an independent event by Bob Salmons (AKA blues musician Robert Hokum) back in 1987, the festival celebrates Ealing’s music heritage. Dedicated to championing and supporting young talent, the festival will see the likes of Winnie & The Rockettes, Georgie Chapple, Du Bellows, Andy Twyman and Tom Walker taking to the same stage as the headliners. - [CLICK FOR LINEUP]
Lineup: The Blockheads / Mungo Jerry / Tom Walker Band / Laura Holland Band / Bourbon Street Revival / Du Bellows / Greg Coulson / Amy Mayes Band / John Crampton / Northsyde / Georgie Chapple Band / Tim Aves & Wolfpack / Steve Morrison & Blues Abuse / Marky Dawson / Andy Twyman / Sam Kelly’s Station House / Dan Sowerby & Hugh Budden / Winnie & The Rockettes / Mumbo Jumbo / Geoff Garbow Band / Robert Hokum’s Blues Festival All Stars / Uncle Buck / Little Steam / Mack / King Buster Blues Band
Returning to London’s Walpole Park, Ealing Jazz Festival will exhibit an exciting mix of local talent and household names. The first wave of artists announced for this year includes the visionary saxophonist Courtney Pine CBE accompanied by London-born father of neo-soul, Omar MBE. Joining the ranks is the leading pioneer of Ghana's guitar highlife and afrobeat scene, Ebo Taylor, while 12-piece afrobeat, dub and jazz collective Nubiyan Twist will light up the stage with their upbeat blend of groove, horn and soulful vocals. - [CLICK FOR LINEUP]
Lineup: Courtney Pine feat. Omar / Ebo Taylor / Nubiyan Twist / Lauren Kinsella Duo / Agata Kubik / TORUS / Noemi Nuti / Car Orr / Kitty Page / The Jazz Cat Trio
Back for its 15th year, this annual celebration of Asian culture takes over Wembley Park with a programme of art, dance, music and more. - [CLICK FOR MORE]