Truth and Reconciliation - Ealing Autumn Festival

Paintings to be displayed at libraries throughout borough


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Maggie Le Rougetel

Maggie Le Rougetel at work on one of this years exhibitions

Paintings from local artists on the theme of truth and reconciliation will be touring libraries across Ealing.

The exhibition is being created by a group from Hanwell and will be launched at Ealing Central Library on April 23 continuing at various venues until next January.

The exhibition takes an abstract view of Truth and Reconciliation and is being put together by many of the artists who contributed to last year’s Magna Carta themed exhibition

It will form a major part of this year’s Ealing Autumn Festival. and is being run in conjunction with Ealing Libraries and CCS (Cultural Community Solutions),

Festival artistic director, Gillian Spragg said: "After the great success of the Magna Carta in 2015, we are tremendously thrilled that Ealing Libraries and CCS have invited us to bring another exhibition to tour the libraries throughout Ealing.

“The group of Ealing artists has promised a new and very different approach from that of last year and I am waiting with real anticipation to see the final result that is being created.

“Each library will have its own ‘open day’ during the course of the touring exhibition where local residents and library visitors can make a special visit and try out a variety of arts and craftwork with accompanying talks and story-telling.”

The artists involved are Maggie Le Rougetel, Naomi Healy, Samantha Rough and Helen Tyler, all of whom contributed to last year’s exhibition, assisted by aspiring young artist Batrisyie Hussain.

Naomi Healy

Naomi Healy at work for exhibition

Samantha said: “We are thrilled to have been commissioned to produce artwork on such an inspiring and indefinite theme as Truth and Reconciliation and have all interpreted the theme in different and exciting ways."

Hanwell student Batrisyie said: “I am thrilled to be involved with this project and with so much community spirit and involvement, it is sure to be a success.”

The artists, who are part of the 4020 Art Group, have been busy working on the project from their studio at Hanwell Community Centre.

The launch of the exhibition at Ealing Central Library on April 23 from 1-4pm will commemorate 400 years since the death of Shakespeare and will include talks, art and craft work and other events. It will continue at the library in the Broadway Shopping Centre until May 5 before moving to Acton Library on its tour around the borough.

More information is available from local libraries or visit


Ealing Central Library, Unit 103, Ealing Broadway Centre W5 5JY
(Tuesday closes 20:00, Wednesday & Thursday closes 19:00, Sundays 1:00-16:00)
18 April - 5 May

Acton Library, High Street W3 6NE
(Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday closes 19:00)
7 - 26 May

Jubilee Gardens Library, Health Centre, Jubilee Gardens UB1 2TJ
(Library closed on Mondays)
28 May - 16 June

Perivale Library, Horsenden Lane South UB6 7NT
(Library closed on Mondays and Wednesdays)
18 June - 7 July

Hanwell Library, Cherington Road W7 3HL
(Library closed on Mondays and Wednesdays)
9 - 21 July

Greenford Library, Oldfield Lane South UB6 9LG
(Library closed on Mondays)
23 July - 4 August

Northolt Leisure Library, Eastcote Lane North, UB5 4AB
(Tuesday closes 20:00, Wednesday & Thursday closes 19:00)
6 August - 1 September

Northolt Library, Church Road UB5 5AS
(Wednesday & Thursday closes 19:00)
3 - 15 September

Pitshanger Library, 143 Pithanger Lane W5 1RH
(Library closed on Mondays and Wednesdays)
17 -29 September

Ealing Central Library, Unit 103, Ealing Broadway Centre W5 5JY
(Tuesday closes 20:00, Wednesday & Thursday closes 19:00, Sundays 1:00-16:00)
1 - 27 October

Southall Library, Dominion Centre, 112 The Green UB2 4BQ
(Tuesday closes 20:00, Wednesday & Thursday closes 19:00, Sundays 1:00-16:00)
29 October - 17 November

Northfields Library, Northfields Avenue W5 4UE
(Library closed on Mondays and Wednesdays)
19 November - 1 December

West Ealing Library, Melbourne Avenue W13 9BT
(Library closed on Mondays)
3 - 15 December

Wood End Library, Whitton Avenue West UB6 0EE
(Library closed on Mondays)
17 December 2016 - 12 January 2017

All libraries are closed on Sundays except Ealing Central Library and Southall Library: 1:00-16:00.


12th April 2016







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