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Black History Month

and The Big Draw

Jimi Hendrix was an extraordinary guitarist. He lived in London for some of his short life (1942-1970). Jim Marshall supplied him with amps from his shop in Hanwell which Hendrix used with all the controls switched to maximum: the Hendrix setting. He was one of the most creative musicians, with phenomenal technical ability, who explored every possibility of the multifarious techniques of the new equipment he used. He was truly a legend in his own time and undoubtedly a role model.


Saturdays 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 October


Length: 1 hour


The Green Room

Ealing Central Library

Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre

103 The Broadway

London W5 5JY

How to get there

Nearest station Ealing Broadway: 5 minutes walk

Central and District Lines, National Rail (Heathrow Connect)

Buses: E1, E2, E8, E11, 65, 83, 207, 427, 607



The portrait of Jimi Hendrix is by Rosa Osborne, an Ealing artist. She will visit the Festival to talk about the painting on Saturday 24 October.


Throughout October there will be celebrations for Black History Month and The Big Draw at Ealing Central Library. There will be a display showing a portrait of Jimi Hendrix and a group of original African artwork.


Each Saturday at 2-3pm, the artwork will be brought to the library for visitors to see the original versions.


The African artwork is lent by Gillian Spragg, artistic director of the Ealing Autumn Festival, who formerly lived in East Africa.


Library visitors to Black History Month and The Big Draw will be invited to draw from these artworks and write about the experience of seeing them and thinking about what they mean.

Abstract wood carving in ebony, by the Kamba tribe.

Abstract figure pounding, batik painting.

Abstract figure with a pot and a spear, batik painting.

Old thin man, a Kenyan traditional style.

Rosa Osborne's portrait of Jimi Hendrix, spray paint on canvas.

The Sun


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