RETURNING for its seventh successive year, Ealing Music & Film Festival will again celebrate the town’s cultural heritage music from classical to blues alongside an eclectic film line-up.

The festival supports the wealth of creative talent on its doorstep, through outreach and scholarships and has provided support valued at more than £12,000 in the last year alone to help young musicians.

The festival will take place from February 13-17 with both free and paid-for events at venues including the University of West London, St Barnabas Church, the Brentham Club, St Mary’s Church and The MetFilm School.

It  launches at lunchtime on Wednesday, February 13, with a free concert at St Mary’s Church, South Ealing performed by renowned pianist Emilie Capulet and the Household Guards’ Wind Quintet. In the evening, there is a free screening of films by the students of UWL and MetFilm School.

On Thursday, February 14, at 7.30pm, the London Mozart Players and violinist Tasmin Little will perform Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Roxanna Panufnik’s World Seasons and the music of Vivaldi, Elgar and Tchaikovsky at Weston Hall, University of West London.

On the Friday, Ealing Youth Orchestra, conductor Leon Gee and members of the London Mozart Players are joined at St Barnabas Church by the BBC Young Musician of the Year, Lauren Zhang, to perform Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto.

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On the evening of February 15, 7pm, at Weston Hall, University of West London, there is a screening in association with Ealing Classic Cinema Club of the 1979 film Quadrophenia.

The same evening at 8pm, Ealing Eclectic Musicspace and Ealing Club CIC present a jazz and soul night with Louise Marshall and The Brethren at The Brentham Club.

Saturday brings a performance of Dvorak’s New World Symphony and Khachaturian’s Masquerade Suite by the West London Sinfonia and conductor Philip Hesketh.

On the final day, Sunday, there are two short afternoon concerts at the University of West London’s Weston Hall to round off the festival.

From 3-4pm the Love2sing Choir conducted by Elizabeth Lusty, will perform a selection of popular songs, followed at 5pm by showcase performances by students from the London College of Music and its Junior College.

For more information, the full programme and tickets for all events, visit