We always praise the window displays of Traid in Kilburn. We have had 2 wonderful displays in less than 2 weeks! One of them brought a bit of “Extinction Rebellion” to Kilburn, while the other featured proudly in “Vogue”.
Istanbul Mangal at 363 Kilburn High Road, has new owners and is being refurbished. Will reopen as “Somar Restaurant”
Sam’s Chicken is also refurbishing as have Ariana II.
Both “Bokor” and “Usta” got very good Hygiene Ratings. Well done! Unfortunately “Meaty Buns” only achieved a rating of 1.
A new nail place “The Nail Box” and a new restaurant, “LoLo Kitchen” have opened on Willesden Lane.
Tex-Ann have opened with some delays, and have installed the ugliest extractor chimney despite the Planning Application not being approved yet.
At last a new commercial tenant is moving to 271 Kilburn High Road.
Brondesbury station will loose its tickets office but will gain lifts by 2020. Let’s hope the lifts happen as they were meant to be installed by 2017!
Have you ever wondered what this building opposite Paddington Cemetery was?
The ICMP is offering evening singing classes.
2 local musicians will be hosting a fundraising night on 16th of May to fund a new “IT and creativity centre” in Watlings Garden, named “Kilburn State of Mind”. Do support them if you can. Entry is only £5.
Kilburn is in the top 10 rental locations searched on Zoopla.
The Big Clean Up of the Brent side of Kilburn High road was meant to happen on 13th/14th April, with a government fund of £57000. It obvioulsy did not happen! The Brent team came back during the Easter weekend and attempted to remove stickers, without a very satisfactory result.We ran a poll that clearly shows that the promised big clean did not bring the expected results.
Are you looking for a dance class? This might be for you.
Loads of new courses at the SHELL centre and Sidings Community Centre.
Looking to play football? Go to Maygrove Peace Park on Tuesday nights at 7.30pm
Here are the dates of future Community Festivals on the Camden side of Kilburn.
“Street Kitchen” will start in Kilburn and are looking for volunteers.
The Cock Tavern have until the 23rd July to remove the ugly structure they have built at the front of the pub. Gucci Tallava at 260 Kilburn High Road have been served a planning enforcement notice. It shows that if people report breaches of Planning Regulations, the authorities action.
We’re pleased that the new Camden Transport Strategy document announces signifant funding in the Kilburn area. We’ve had a lot of promises since 2013, but no significant improvement. Maybe we are onto a winner this time! TFL were less than impressed by the latest “Kilburn Liveable Neighbourhood” bid, though.
Unfortunately window smashers are targeting Kilburn businesses; Holland and Barrett, Cancer Research, Subway and Maison de laVie.
Brent’s Cabinet decided to go ahead with the redevelopment of the Granville and Carlton Centres despite local opposition.
Camden Alive, a cultural project will come to both the Sidings Community Centre and Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate. Do get involved. More details to follow.
A year after the Tricycle was relaunched as the Kiln, Indhu Rubasingham reflects on the last year.
The Tuesday’s Comedy Nights at the North London Tavern will end on 18th June, so enjoy while you can.
Horace Brodzky, a famous artist, spent most of his life in Kilburn. Dick Weindling will be giving a talk about “Kaisers Spies” on 24th May.
Want to enjoy live music, have a look at the brilliant line-up at “The Fiddler”.
And finally,it looks like Brent Council are flytipping their signs in Camden!
What is happening this fortnight
1st May BRAT meeting
4th May “Bright Nights” at the Priory Tavern.
5th May-Upfront Comedy at the Kiln
5th to 6th May – Canal Carnival in Little Venice
What is happening a bit later
15th May – Mapesbury Dell AGM
16th May: Music fundraising night at “The Fiddler”
17th May. Opening of new exhibition at Kingsgate Project Space
18th May- Piano Concert at St Cuthbert’s Church. Free with donations for Foodcycle.
24th May. 1-3.30pm “Kaisers Spies” talk by Dick Weindling at the Sidings Community Centre
1st June- Fordwych Summer Fair.
5th June Family day in Grange Park
15th June – Midsummer opera evening at Mapesbury Dell
2nd June Upfront Comedy at the Kiln.
29th-30th June – Queen’s Park Book Festival
7th July – Family wild day at Mapesbury Dell
19th September “Abbey Autumn Festival£ at Abbey Community Centre.
12th October Heritage Fair at Sidings Community Centre.
Monday Nights: comedy/show nights at the North London Tavern, Open Mic at Sir Colin Campbell
7pm-8:30pm Kingsgate readers group at the Kingsgate Community Centre (not on the 15th or 22nd April or bank holidays). Email for more info
Tuesday Nights quiz at the Black Lion Kilburn and at the Priory Tavern. Comedy at the North London Tavern.
Wednesday nights: open mic at the Earl of Derby, Swing dance at the North London Tavern
Thursday Day: Watling Gardens gardening club 10am -11:30am
Thursday nights: Karaoke at the Earl of Derby
Friday nights: Live Irish Music at Sir Colin Campbell, live music at the North London Tavern, Karaoke nights at the Cock Tavern, band night at Earl of Derby and Live Music at Maison Vie.
Saturday day from 11am to 1pm Gardening in the St Cuthberts garden
Saturday 1.15pm Free Foodcycle Lunch at St Cuthbert’s Church- All welcome.
Saturday nights: Live Irish Music at Sir Colin Campbell, retro evenings at the North London Tavern, DJ night at Earl of Derby.
Sunday nights: quiz at the North London Tavern, Live Irish Music at Sir Colin Campbell. Live Irish music at the Black Lion pub 6pm – 8pm
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