You may know Ealing from falling asleep on the Central or District line. Maybe you’ve even thought ‘I should come and check this place out sober some day’. Well locals know that Ealing gets pretty special about this time of year as Walpole Park hosts Ealing Summer Festivals. So why not get down with the Westside Massive and check out what the end of the line looks like. ‘This train terminates at… Ealing Broadway’. Jude Brosnan
Ealing Comedy Festival
This year marks Ealing’s 20th Comedy Festival and to help celebrate this landmark, comedians including Shappi Khorsandi, Lee Mack, The Boy With Tape On His Face, Paul Tonkinson, Omid Djalili and many more will take to the stage in Walpole Park for five nights of funny.
July 12, 13 and 17-19. Gates open at 6.30pm, shows run from 7.45-10.30pm. £18.50 per show.
Ealing Blues Festival
With Dr Feelgood headlining this two-day festival across three stages, you can hear an array of local and international artists in a variety of blues styles.
20th & 21st July. Gates open at 1.30pm, show runs from 2-10.30pm. £5 per person, per day or £8 for both days.
Ealing Jazz Festival
Ask anyone in Ealing, this one is a big deal. 29 years old this year. Bring a picnic blanket and a box of wine, make yourself at home here for five days listening to big band favourites, funky Latin, jazz and funk fusion, bebop, hard bop, contemporary jazz and all that jazz.
24-28th July. See website for times and lineups. £4-8
Ealing Summer Screenings presented by Nomad
Nomad will be keeping the music vibe going by bringing some big screen action to the park with a matinée of family friendly The School of Rock, and everyone’s favourite mocu-rockumentary This is Spinal Tap.
14 July (matinée) – gates open at 2pm, show runs from 3-5pm. 14 July (evening) – gates open at 6.30pm, show runs from 7.30-10pm. £12.50 (family tickets available).
We are BIG fans of BUG here and Nomad are ending things in Ealing by presenting a special edition of the BFI’s sell-out show. Hosted by Adam Buxton who takes you through some innovative music videos and delves into the depths of the online community by highlighting some truly special YouTube comments.
15 July – gates open at 6.30pm, show runs from 7.30-10pm. £16.50
Ealing Summer Festivals. Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, Ealing W5 5EQ