AN arts initiative, The Story So Far, launches this Saturday with a day of free performances and activities at Southall’s Dominion Centre and Library.

The Arts Council-funded project aims to create an arts and literary trail from one end of Ealing to the other.

Rachel Pepper, project co-ordinator, said: “The launch promises to be a great way to start The Story So Far, bringing literary, visual and performing arts together.”

The Story So Far is a partnership between Ealing Council, Cultural Community Solutions Libraries and Acton Arts Forum.

This Saturday, from 11am-4pm, people are invited to enjoy dance, poetry and art, including The Refugees Sufi-Jazz musicians, WAPPY Young Poets and the Dhol2Dhol Indian dhol drummers.

Workshops and taster sessions will include Arabic calligraphy with ARK, post-card making with Gunnersbury Museum and weaving and tapestry with Aruna Reddy.

Storytelling for children and their families will be held Richard Neville, while OPEN Ealing will run a playwriting workshop putting together a ‘play in a day’, to be performed at the end of the afternoon.

The event will also be a chance for people to sign up to the newly-opened library and meet the staff.

A second Story So Far event will take place on Saturday, February 7, at the Everyone Active Centre, Acton Library, 11am-4pm. Both events are free and no tickets are required.

For the programme of upcoming events, visit