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Street art in ceramic tiles SOUTH ACTON W3 > Photographer Magdalena Dobrzynska snaps a giant mural on ‘craftivist’ Carrie Reichardt’s mosaic-detailed house/studio The Treatment Rooms during a street art themed tour of the area. See her photos in the Ealing Walking, Talking and Exploring Group on Facebook. Click to view our video of what she saw: youtu.be/SgBnBI0Jqj4 > more on pages 4-5

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Pascale Chaillet Pascale Chaillet is a Shiatsu therapist, helping adults to alleviate physical pain and “learn to trust their body”. How exactly does she do this? She explains in our Q&A...

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ell us about your Shiatsu Taster event at The Lawn, Ealing Green on 19 Nov – what is going to be happening? > The Shiatsu Taster Christmas Special is an opportunity for those who feel a bit stressed and who haven’t experienced Shiatsu yet, to come and give it a try. It is a 30-minute session that includes hands-on body work, a stress-management handout and a £5-off gift voucher if bought the same day.

“What Shiatsu offers is raising body awareness and anchoring the mind into the body” Shiatsu is a complementary therapy and doesn’t replace your regular medical supervision. Please consult your GP if you have any health concerns.

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I was just reading your online profile, and saw the words “Shiatsu moves stagnant energy” – would you explain what that means? > In Eastern medicine, stagnant energy is often the result of emotional suppression, mental stress or physical idleness. These manifestations are caused by external environment (work, lifestyle, pollution...) or internal body function ailments.

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By applying gentle pressure on energetic channels with my hands, I allow the body tissues to unlock recent or older blockages themselves and restore a natural flow of life. You also offer ‘Shiatsu for Dementia’ courses – what is it about Shiatsu that can help people with dementia? > People with dementia go through different stages: behavioural issues, mobility impairments,

body function slowdowns. Energetically it is not that different from the previous answer, but what Shiatsu offers is raising body awareness and anchoring the mind into the body, as people with dementia disconnect from life reality. Shiatsu helps them reconnect their mind with the reality of their body and feel safer, hence improving their interaction with family and carers. So how does a French woman living in England end up practising Japanese body therapy?

> I love this question although it’s slightly incomplete as I also moved away from 25 years in corporate business. Looking back, my life has been a fantastic journey travelling, working, living with very different cultures, learning various skills from business to healing art, from languages to martial arts. Multi-cultural exposure and experience diversity are how I grow within, I believe. zenshiatsutherapy.com @ShiatsuWLondon zenshiatsutherapy – interview by Carlene Bender

Pascale talks about her business at a recent Ealing meeting of The Athena Network

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Tour of South Acton street art SOUTH ACTON W3 > We started at Acton Town station, headed south along Bollo Lane and wound our way through the streets and gardens of South Acton to get to the final stop – Carrie Reichardt’s mosaic-covered house called The Treatment Rooms. Street art surprises along the way included pieces by Stik – notably the giant yellow, white and black ‘Mother and Child’ on the side of the doomed Charles Hocking House, birds by ATM (one of which had just been burned away), and Leonard’s outsized drawings. We looked out for “Mad in England” blue plaques (another Reichardt project), and wondered out loud about the artiness of graffiti, as the conversation was topped up in English and Polish by tour director Joanna Dudzinska. The highlight of the tour definitely was our visit to the Reichardt studio at 199 Acton Lane – check out the live video on our Contactus page on Facebook.

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Keen to find out more or sign up for the next walk? Join the group on Facebook: Ealing Walking, Talking and Exploring Group Or contact group leader Joanna Dudzinska directly via: English Lessons Online and Offline

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STREET ART (continued) Opposite: Tour director Joanna Dudzinska, in orange hat, matches the colours of the mosaiced pickup truck standing guard outside The Treatment Rooms. Inset: Carrie Reichardt

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Below: Magda and Hanna on photo duty. Bottom: The group tour through Acton Gardens (South Acton Estate), towards Chiswick

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Fireworks decorate the night EALING BROADWAY W5 > We Ealingers love our fireworks, and Bonfire Night always goes off with a huger than huge bang in our borough. At Ealing Cricket Club, families gathered as usual to enjoy the display and the seasonal delicacies (mulled wine, candy floss, mince pies), on offer. Thanks to Joe Audcent for allowing us to use his Instagram photo of the festivities. @joeaudcent

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Your #SmallBizSatUK plans Doing something special for Small Business Saturday next month (3 December)? An event, offer, display or just an online shout-out? Tell us about it by Mon 14 November for your plans to be included in our Ealing Smallbiz Saturday Diary being published in next month’s printed/online annual edition of ‘Contactus Ealing’ local business magazine. Send email to: info@contactusealing.co.uk But if you have no idea about how you can use the day to promote your business or service, have a look at our recent LinkedIn post: “20 promotional ideas for Small Business Saturday (UK) guaranteed to get your customers’ attention” (online readers, click to access the link). Also see p 12-13. @EalingSBS

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WIN A £150 ADVERTORIAL Subscribe to The_Ealinger for a chance to win a Q&A (see pages 2-3) Our Q&A double-page feature is ”the bit to read” in every Monday edition of The_Ealinger. If you would like to be in with a chance to win a Q&A, to be featured and promote your business for free, subscribe to The_Ealinger now to enter the November prize draw. Online readers click here: eepurl.com/bLdZQb Local biz, have your say in the Ealing Council Ealing Business Survey

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Christmas issue out 18 Nov “Where can I read it or get my hands on a copy?” 1. All subscribers to The_Ealinger will receive the online version of ‘Contactus Ealing’ local business magazine by email on 18 Nov. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can add your email address here: eepurl.com/bLdZQb 2. When the printed version of the magazine is out later in the month, you will be able to pick up a copy at the Ealing Central library or at any Contactus business meetup. Email Carlene at: info@contactusealing.co.uk @ContactusEaling contactusealing

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A story of two Irish brothers HIGH STREET W3 > ‘Just Above Dogs’ is a play written by Anne Curtis about two Irish brothers who came to work in the building trade in London in 1971. They subsequently parted ways, one going on to become more successful – and it is his son who seeks to tell the story. The_Ealinger contributor Joanna Dudzinska, who is originally from Poland, went along to see the Green Curtain Theatre play at the West London Trade Union Club last Saturday. She shares her impression of the evening: “I met a local woman half-way up the stairs. Jessica her name was. We both loved the play and the acting. She is from Acton, but is of Irish parents, just like so many people here. Nowadays, Poles, Romanians and other Eastern Europeans have replaced the Irish in London, but they can easily sing the same song...”

Local event soon? Contact Joanna Dudzinska and invite her to come along to cover it for The_Ealinger. Find Joanna via: English Lessons Online and Offline or reach her by email: englishlekcje@yahoo.co.uk

Below: the actors on the neat Trade Union theatre stage @33ActonHighSt @GreenCurtain1

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Polish painter

Ealing Art Group show

BOND STREET W5 > The pop-up space on Bond St which is run by Ealing Broadway BID, is showing the work of Polish painter Agnieszka Pakuj. Joanna Dudzinska attended the shows’s opening last Saturday on behalf of The_Ealinger, and noted: “The artist spoke about the striking portraits of the men, their faces scarred during the war.”

EALING TOWN HALL W5 > Meanwhile up at the Town Hall, the Ealing Art Group was exhibiting a mixed media show. Photos: Joanna Dudzinska. @EalingArtGroup

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Helen Trevisiol shows off her work to visiting artist Yousif Naser. Helen will be taking the Bond Street pop-up space (see story at left) 11-23 Nov.

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Down in The Red Rooms EALING BROADWAY W5 > There’s a new band in town – Hanwell-based Billy Blind only began playing live last month and managed to wow their audience again at a gig organised by Control Records at The Red Rooms (formerly The Ealing Club) last Thursday. The rock’n’roll duo, made up of Matthew Ashcroft on drums and Chris Punch on guitar, played songs from their Howling at the Moon EP. @BillyBlindBand

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Groovy serenade at the market EALING BROADWAY W5 > Lunchtime shoppers at Kate McKenzie’s #W5FoodMarket in front of Ealing Town Hall last Thursday were in for a treat when local band Chasing Deer set up their busking pitch alongside the food stalls and proceeded to play some old-time favourites like ‘Lean On Me’ as well as selections from their 2015 EP, Rewriting History, including ‘Streets of London’. Theo, who was rolling up lamb wraps with rice and vegetables on the Naughty Roti stand, welcomed the live music, saying that it “made a nice change”. The food stands return to the Town Hall forecourt on Sun 13 Nov. @EatMeDrinkMeLDN @ChasingDeerBand @naughtyrotiuk

Wondering what the Chasing Deer band sounded like busking live at the Ealing Town Hall? Check out our video: youtu.be/qoCb5BYQpqg

Below: An appreciative listener adds to the collection inside the guitar case as Adam, Rob and Chris of Chasing Deer continue to turn heads and slow traffic in Ealing Broadway Below left: Theo serves up the goods at the Naughty Roti stand

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Acton biz meetup: new host Join the Acton Business Meetup mailing list by submitting your email address at: eepurl.com/b-47ZP

CHURCHFIELD ROAD W3 > There was a theme to the ninth Contactus magazines Acton Business Meetup last Monday – local business-owners discussed how to make the most of the promotional opportunities offered by Small Business Saturday, which is being marked this year on 3 Dec. We started off with a list of 20-odd promotional ideas (see page 7) and feature speaker Loredana Baranga of local digital marketing firm Marketology led a mini-workshop to give attendees a chance to tailor the ideas to suit the businesses. See page 13 for a link to the meetup video. It has been my pleasure to launch, host and promote the Acton Business Meetup since Dec 2015, and I’m delighted to hand it over to a true Actonite – Zahra Shah. I look forward to attending as a guest from now on. Best of luck, Zahra. @getfitwithzahra

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ACTON BIZ MEETUP (continued) Opposite: Welcoming attendees to the Acton Business Meetup. This month the free-to-attend meetup was held at The Rocket pub on Churchfield Road, Acton

Click to see what happened during our #SmallBizSatUK workshop: youtu.be/eTjtKcKBWHU

Below: Loredana Baranga shares a bit of history about Small Business Saturday.

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Evening networking returns DICKENS YARD W5 > Ealing Connect networking have announced the date of their next Evening of Networking, following on from a successful launch in September. The group, run by Anita Wong, will meet on Mon 9 Jan from 7pm at Charlotte’s W5 restaurant. Below: entrepreneur Darrin Salt introduces his business during this week’s daytime networking session. @EalingConnect

Photo: Anita Wong

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Forum meets in Acton HIGH STREET W3 > Fragola Cafe was the cosy location for last Tuesday’s Ealing Business Forum monthly networking meeting, which featured a talk about SEO for websites by web designer Judith Hunt. Hosts Gita and Geoff Langston also took the opportunity to invite attendees to next month’s meeting on 6 Dec, which will be held at The Grange on Ealing Common. Ealing Business Forum meets on the first Tuesday of each month, 6.30-8pm, and is free to attend.

Below left: Fragola cafe owner Simin Gurra tells the gathering about her plans for the cafe Below and bottom: Attendees pick up tips about search engine optimisation from speaker Judith Hunt

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Early Christmas shopping

Kickstart your Christmas shopping with our designer popup at The Drapers Arms, 24-25 High Street, Ealing Broadway: Sat 12 Nov, 1-5pm www.eat-me-drink-me.co.uk @EatMeDrinkMeLDN

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The_Ealinger No45 7Nov2016  

Colour, craft and ceramic come together on our cover from last Sunday's street-art themed walking tour of South Acton. Plus a Q&A with Shiat...

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