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Libraries in Ealing Gunnersbury Park Museum Gunnersbury Park, Popes Lane, London W3 8LQ Young People’s Arts Award Project: Unearthing our First World War Heritage 18 – 22 August, 11am–5pm (Arts Award Moderation date: Thursday 30 October, during school half term) Join Gunnersbury’s exciting and creative First World War Arts Award project and achieve your ‘Bronze’ Arts Award – a nationally recognised qualification. Meet and share ideas with other creative young people, work alongside a professional artist to create an art installation for public display, go ‘behind the scenes’ at the museum, and gain new skills and work experience. Age: 14 – 21 years. Advance booking essential. The large mansion in Gunnersbury Park is an impressive (Grade ll* listed) Regency house which once belonged to the Rothschild family, with grand reception rooms and a servants’ wing containing Victorian kitchens. Since 1929 the house has also been home to the museum, where you will find a wide range of exhibits reflecting life in Ealing and Hounslow from past to present. First World War Exhibition – 12 to 31 August, 11am – 4.45pm Local First World War heritage display from the local studies archives. Free entry unless otherwise specified. Advanced booking is sometimes required for events. Other events Open Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm (April – October) 11am – 4pm (November – March) For information contact: 020 8992 2247 / 1612 Gunnersbury Park events Music in the Museum: Ladies’ Barbershop Quartet – 20 July, 2–2.30pm Join us for a free afternoon concert by local ladies’ barbershop quartet, Hot Flush. Musical numbers will include ‘Moon River’ and ‘Mr Sandman’. Children’s Arts Award Project: Unearthing our First World War Heritage 28 July – 1 August, 10.30am – 4.30pm each day A fun and exciting week-long children’s creative arts workshop exploring Gunnersbury’s First World War heritage. Activities will include art, drama and object handling, and we will work with a professional film company to create an animated film inspired by local stories and museum collections. Children will work towards achieving their ‘Explore’ Arts Award – a nationally recognised qualification. Age: seven – 11 years. Advance booking essential. Libraries events Summer Reading challenge – 12 July to 13 September The Summer Reading Challenge inspires children to use their imaginations and develop their love of reading. There will be fun activities for primary school age children in every library in Ealing. This summer the theme is Myths and Mazes. Ask at your local library for details of craft activities and storytelling sessions. Dr Bike Meet with cycling experts for a free bike health check, cycling advice and lessons on how to check your bike for roadworthiness. Brakes are adjusted, tyres are pumped to the correct pressure and the bike is adjusted to fit you properly: • First Saturday of the month, 2–5pm, Hanwell Clock Tower • Second Saturday of the month, 2–5pm, Acton Market (outside Morrisons) • Third Saturday of the month, 2–5pm, Melbourne Ave (near West Ealing Library) • Fourth Saturday of the month, 2–5pm, Outside Southall Town Hall • Last Thursday of the month, 4.30–7.30pm, Haven Green cycle hub • 30 Aug, 5–7pm, corner of Oldfield Lane and Ruislip Road in Greenford. For more information, please email or call 020 8825 5771. Council meetings Tue 15 July – Full council Meetings all due to be held at Ealing Town Hall, and correct at time of publishing. Visit for more details and to check dates and times. There are 13 public libraries in the borough where you can borrow items from books to DVDs and CDs. Free internet access is available in all libraries to members and nonmembers. Libraries are free to use. Events are also free unless otherwise specified. For information contact your local library or email or visit Acton Library High Street, Acton W3 6NA. Tel: 0203 700 1056 Ealing Central Library 103 Ealing Broadway Centre, The Broadway, London, W5 5JY. Tel: 0203 700 1052 Greenford Library Oldfield Lane South, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 9LG. Tel: 0203 700 1062 Hanwell Library Cherington Road, Hanwell, London W7 3HL. Tel: 0203 700 1076 Jubilee Gardens Library Jubilee Gardens Health Centre, Jubilee Gardens, Southall, UB1 2TJ. Tel: 0203 700 1088 Northfields Library Northfield Avenue, Ealing, London W5 4UA. Tel: 0203 700 1082 Northolt Leisure Centre Library Northolt Leisure Centre, Eastcote Lane North, Northolt UB5 4AB. Tel: 0203 700 1080 Northolt Library Church Road, Northolt, Middlesex, UB5 5AS. Tel: 0203 700 1078 Perivale Library Horsenden Lane South, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 7NT. Tel: 0203 700 1090 Pitshanger Library 143/145 Pitshanger Lane, Ealing, London W5 1RH. Tel: 0203 700 1086 Southall Library Osterley Park Road, Southall, Middlesex UB2 4BL. Tel: 0203 700 1059 West Ealing Library Melbourne Avenue, Ealing, London W13 9BT. Tel: 0203 700 1065 Home Library Service Tel: 0203 700 1073 Wood End Library For more events visit: Whitton Avenue West, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 0EE. Tel: 0203 700 1084 Please note that Greenford, Acton and Southall libraries are currently closed for refurbishment. around ealing Summer 2014 47