A fantastic day for all the family this Saturday, our second West Ealing Family Day. This year is bigger and better than last year, some highlights:
St Johns Church – Mattock Lane – The Church has their open day, climb up the tower and see Ealing at its best
Farmers Market – Leeland Road – Celebrating its 10th year and extended to 2pm. There will be a kids cookery school.
Melbourne Avenue (outside Sainsbury’s) Live music, food, stalls including Ealing Transition, WEN, Dr Bike, kids activities and treasure hunt.
St James Church & Avenue – Craft Fair, Abundance stall, classic British motorcycle display, Opera Viscera children’s workshop at 1pm, full performance at 3.15pm. Oddfellows folk band, Cafe and children’s activities.
The weather looks like it’s going to be great too – a perfect day out so please come along and support your local community.
Wow what a great day today! We sold over 100 cups of our freshly pressed apple juice and all my 50 toffee apples were sold! We had loads of volunteers chopping, pressing, straining, selling, leafleting, chatting, laughing and generally enjoying themselves! Here are some pictures of the event, I’ll post more over the next few days.
Come and join us outside St James Church and buy our freshly pressed apple/pear juice and pre-order jams/chutneys before everyone else gets them. They make great Xmas pressies and all from local produce too…
West Ealing Neighbours, local businesses and traders and the Council have joined together to put on the first ever West Ealing Family Day. Across the centre of West Ealing in Leeland Road, Melbourne Avenue and St James Avenue we will be putting on a series of events and activities for all the family. The three streets will be differently themed:
Leeland Road will have a specially extended farmers’ market with apples as a theme (it’s Apple Day on October 21st). There will be an exhibition of over 100 rare and different varieties of apple, cider tasting, apple and spoon racing and an apple juicing demonstration
Melbourne Avenue will be for food and entertainment with a stage set up for a variety of local music and dance events as well as children’s entertainment and food stalls
St James Avenue is all about what people local people are producing, whether its crafts or artworks, and will play host to the first ever street craft market in West Ealing. We will be busy making apple and pear juice all pressed from locally picked fruit and St James Church will house an art exhibition by the Brent Lodge Park Arts Collective – a collective of artists with and without learning difficulties. The Church will also open its cafe where you can put your feet up and try locally made cakes and sandwiches. There’s also kids activities in the Church including a kidzone play area, face painting and singing!
Please do come along and support us and help make this first ever Family Day a success… and, if it’s a success, maybe we can gain enough support to make it an annual event.
West Ealing Neighbours are working with Ealing Council and local traders to bring you a the first of what I hope will be an annual event in West Ealing. Tying in nicely with apple day on October 21st http://www.commonground.org.uk/
There will be activities on Leeland Road from 9am-1pm at the Farmers Market; dancing & music in Melbourne Avenue and through to St James Avenue a craft fair as well as West Ealing Neighbours stalls, including Abundance making and selling bottled apple juice! There will also be other activities apple related that we are currently working on so look on here to get up to date information.
In St James Church there will be a cake stall, coffees & teas and sandwiches too. I can vouch for the cakes, they are delicious and hopefully some will be apple themed too!