Would you like the opportunity to explore the world of watercolour painting?

Join us on Wednesday 19 August as professional artist and experienced tutor Gail Astbury leads a watercolour workshops focusing on Flora & Fauna surrounding Greenford Quays.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

The class size is limited to 10 people so booking is essential –  https://bit.ly/3how9NG

Join us this August as we explore Greenford Quay with A Wonderful Adventure and artist Gail Astbury.

A Wonderful Adventure presents a unique and immersive production of Wind in the Willows. Built around the iconic and whimsical characters of Mole, Badger and Mr Toad, this experience invites you to share in their tales of friendship and adventure, through a combination of storytelling and theatrics. The trail, which spans across Greenford Quay, is suitable for visitors of all ages and abilities, with each experience tailored to your group depending on whether you are a family unit or an adult party. SOLD OUT

Professional artist and tutor, Gail Astbury has run a successful walking and watercolour course for many years. She brings her skills and insights to Greenford Quay and has developed two painting and walking workshops:

Wednesday 5 August – Land & Riverscapes https://bit.ly/2OSsBqI

Wednesday 19 August – Flora & Fauna https://bit.ly/3how9NG

The sale of Ali Moosavi’s photograph, Make a blank valuable by putting it in an exquisite frame, this week has benefitted Ealing based charity BEfriend. The charity matches friendly and reliable volunteers with people who have become lonely and socially isolated. Volunteers provide company and companionship and help those they befriend feel engaged with the world again, either through bringing hope and warmth in with them or by helping people get out. During recent months their services have been even more important and they have extra pressures in delivering the required help in a safe way.

Rachel Hill, Director, commented that all the money raised from the sale of Ali’s photograph will go towards sustaining the service.

Ali Moosavi is a member of London Independent Photography, a community organisation for professional and amateur photographers, representing the Ealing satellite group. The LIP activities are designed to bring together photographers with different interests and levels of expertise who wish to develop their personal approach to photography, improve their skills and gain recognition for their work.

OPEN Ealing hosted the sale. Two striking examples of Ali’s work have been on display in the Dickens Yard arts centre.

Adjusting to a different way of life is tricky, even if it is only for a short time.

As the lockdown continues we’ve some online courses starting next week. Fiction and Wellbeing first and there’ll be more to come so keep checking back!

Check our Facebook pages too. We have wellbeing writing prompts from Mary Burns and Mark Kirkbride has set would be authors a taster exercise.