Since we've having several picnics in Hyde park this year (in conjunction with our Speakers' Corner activism events), we thought we'd offer a different location for our Annual Social picnic. No 'business' alongside this one - purely playtime!, ...so bring along your games, drinking songs, guitars, dogs, sprogs, granddads and whatever else you fancy ...! Sing songs at LAAG summer socials are practically inevitable! (Anita Timans has even promised to bring song sheets for Latvian drinking songs!!...uh-oh, I can see an excuse for Cloe to get shot-tastic!!)
Last year we had our annual picnic social in Hyde Park (the group was much smaller as LAAG had just started!: here's a little clip :-))
ABOUT THIS EVENT:
PICNIC and/or JAZZ FESTIVAL, WALPOLE PARK, EALING
We will site ourselves near the entrance to WALPOLE PARK from LAMMAS PARK GARDENS. We'll be on the right hand side as you enter the park, near the big round flowerbeds (or where we can find nearest trees for shade, if it's a scorcher). Look for the Atheist Banner! (We'll also email out a contact number the night before)
(There are toilets in the park, plus a cafe for light snacks, ice cream, coffee etc., and Ealing shops are close by at Ealing Broadway = M&S, Pret, McDonalds etc)
There will be a choice to either stay at the picnic, or come and go from the JAZZ festival as you please (We've confirmed with Ealing council that readmission is allowed) The Jazz festival is in the Big Top Tent in the park, 1 min away but behind a barrier - £5 for a day pass.
Depending on the weather we may go to a local pub around 7pm (though for those who are buying Jazz festival tickets, the JAZZ tent is open till 10:30pm)
Event Price: FREE (or £5 on the door paid to the Jazz festival, if you want to do that as well as the LAAG picnic)
JAZZ FESTIVAL DETAILS:
Held under the big top tent in gorgeous Walpole Park, the Ealing Jazz festival features "big band favourites, funky Latin flavours, Jazz and fusion funk, Bebop, Hard bop (whatever the custarding popeshit that is! - thanks Rich for licensing us that wonderful expression!), contemporary jazz and more"
There are plenty of vendors for street food inside the jazz festival area, but of course you're welcome to bring your own (alcohol in non glass bottles within the JAZZ festival area). Lots of toilets. a kids areas, and other facilities too.
The above pic is only an image but here's a clip of previous the previous festival: http://www.ealing.gov.uk/homepage/60/ealing_summer_festivals
- gates for JAZZ festival open at 1.30pm, show runs from[masked]pm.
- Location: Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, Ealing W5 5QE
- Entry: £5 per person, per day on 26-28 July. (£8 weekend ticket per person for 27 and 28 July). Children aged 12 and under are free. Pay at the gates on the day.
- Full details and line-up here (Please see restrictions on what you can take in etc., at the bottom of the page)
As with all our events, our friends from CLHG and indeed from any other secular organisation/meetup groups are always welcome.
TFL.gov.uk to check for best route/possible disruptions. Ealing Broadway station is 10 mins fast train from Paddington, and served by District and Central lines. South Ealing Station is Piccadilly line. Park is equi-distant between the two, though our Picnic we will be situated closer to the South Ealing Tube end.