Around Ealing Spring 2014 - Page 24

Ealing Summer Festivals From family fun at Greenford and Acton carnivals, to days of top music; and from the London Mela, to five nights of cracking comedy; as Neelum Bains reports, you are sure to find something to enjoy at Ealing Summer Festivals. T he borough’s parks will be flooded with music, dance and laughter. With performances from celebrities taking time out from their television and music careers, and from amazing local talent, the festivals promise to bring our borough alive. Greenford and Acton carnivals will shake off the spring with spectacular community events, including colourful parades, live performances and family areas where you can try out lots of fun activities. The Ealing Beer Festival is welcomed back again with more than 24 around ealing Summer 2014 300 varieties of real ale and locally produced beers. Walpole Park will also see the return of the big top tent, providing cover whatever the weather. When the sun shines you can grab a blanket, roundup your family and friends and enjoy a picnic in the park. Top-name comedians including David Baddiel, The Boy With Tape On His Face and Paul Chowdhry will keep the crowds laughing over five nights. The entertainment will continue with a weekend of Blues and five nights of live Jazz performances. Visit the new festivals website www.ealingsummer.com for performer profiles, venue information, lineups and to buy tickets to the Ealing Comedy Festival. You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram. For more information about the London Mela v www.londonmela.org visit Ealing Summer Festivals 2014 is sponsored by Continental Drifts, Becks V Arts Council England Vier, and Global Local. TICKETS Tickets for the comedy festival are on sale via www.ealingsummer.com costing £19 per person, per show (plus online or phone booking fees). The festival is suitable for people aged 18 and over, but young people aged 15-17 can attend if they are with an adult. DISCOUNT FAMILY TICKET Discount family tickets will be available to buy from the box offices at each event. This gives two adults and up to three children aged between 12 and 16 entry into the Acton and Greenford carnivals for just £5, saving the family up to £5.