What’s happened this fortnight 15th September 2019

Thank you to Brent Council for fixing up the base of this tree in front of 330 Kilburn High Road. One more small improvement made along the high road.

What excellent weather for an excellent day in Queen’s Park! The apple/pear juice from transition Kensal to Kilburn was delicious.

A man was caught selling chainsaws on the high road. We were glad to hear the police were swiftly on their way.

Herbert Brown (Pawn Brokers) at 306 Kilburn High Road have closed for good.

Yet more planning applications to install advertising/telephone boxes along the high road. Please object to reduce further footpath clutter on the High Road. Your comments make all the difference! The planning application numbers are 2019/4057/P, 2019/4066/P and 2109/4064/P and you can object here by entering the application numbers.

On the planning front again, there is an application to add a car wash business in Coventry Close, next to the Royal Mail sorting office. Please comment here by entering planning application number 19/3199.

Remember the meeting on the 7th July regarding planned improvements for Kilburn High Road? We are now told that consultation will be ready at the end of September, beginning of October and that this will include a proposal to make the Kilburn High road a 20 mph road.

Have you ever wondered what happened to the once lively pub called the Falcon in South Kilburn? It was pruchased in 2016 by Brent Council and left to rot ever since.

However there seems to be good news about Soul Store West (aka the Red Lion) at 34 Kilburn High Road to reopen soon.

The Kilburn Youth Centre in Netherwood Street got creative. If you have children aged 13 to 19 this is a safe and interesting place to go to.

Some local history – A famous forensic pathologist who investigated Kilburn murders, and the story of Kilburn Boys who made it good courtesy of Dick Weindling, our local historian.

Want to learn a bit more about Kilburn’s history then watch this film, of a history walk by Alan, that took place earlier this summer.

The old Ruchi restaurant in Kingsgate road is going to become an Italian called Sapore di’Italia.

We’re very glad to see Spicy Basil, Wood Oven Pizza and newcomer Fancy Italian takeaway all receive 5 stars for their hygiene ratings!

Some South Kilburn residents are invited to vote to continue or stop the regeneration of their Estate between the 20th September and 4th October. Other South Kilburn communities and residents groups are fighting to save the Carlton Centre from demolition and preserve community spaces available to all. They will be showing a film on Friday 20th September at 7pm, to highlight why stopping the demolition is so important. Do attend if you can.

beautiful Kilburn sky by @tbonegallagher

The pigeon graveyard that is the bridge next to Kilburn tube station is absolutely disgusting. We have a written reply from TFL that they will raise a repair request. Let’s hope it gets fixed very soon.

It’s been 1 year since the Kiln re-opened after their refurbishment and what was formerly the Tricycle.

The Friends of Old Paddington Cemetery have had a few recent victories when dealing with Brent Council. They are looking for new recruits… So to find out more attend their AGM on 19th September at 8pm.

New Indian takeaway Bombay Bicycle Chef has opened on Willesden lane and so far the feedback has been good! Good feedback for Fancy Italian, another new takeaway on Willesden lane.

We will have to endure the massive scaffolding in front of Savers until mid October. It’s been there since March, so looks like it has become a permanent feature. We have not heard or seen much work going on in the last 6 months!

Hatha Yoga for Stress classes have started again on Monday lunchtimes at the Abbey community centre.

There are also lots of kids and adult classes and affordable access to the gym at the Charteris sports centre.

new Artwork in Webheath Estate

Food Cycle Kilburn at St Cuthbert’s Church is still after volunteers on a Saturday if you can spare some time.

Have you heard of a Charity Kilburn Global? The charity Our Global School based in NW6 brings a global dimension to Kilburn, running links from our community to African schools. Many classrooms share syllabus and activities with classes in South Africa’s Kayamandi township and the primary school of a farming village in The Gambia. This month, see how back-to-school looks in twinned village Mbollet-Ba, where Kilburn visitors have included Zadie Smith and over 100 local people of all ages. OGS runs a study tour every February for young people and adults interested in hands-on development experience. 

Make a note that Kilburn High Road will be closed to all traffic most of the day on Saturday 28th September by Brondesbury station bridge!

Register with Kingsgate workshops to attend their Winter Open Studios Weekend (24th to 26th November) early to get a free canvas bag!

And because Kilburn is Kilburn fabric shop awnings get painted…and Boris Johnson gets fly tipped.

What’s happening this fortnight

18th September ‘Crisis’ performing at The Fiddler

19th September “Abbey Autumn Festival” at Abbey Community Centre.

19th September ‘Morrissey and Marshall’ at the Fiddler

19th September 11:30am a gentle bike ride organised by Brent cycling

19th September Friends of Paddington Old Cemetery AGM at 8pm at Charteris Sports Centre.

20th September 7PM. Save the Granville film at the Granville.

20th September Kingsgate project space 6-9pm launch of their next 16:9 billboard commission by Maisie Cousins Exhibition. Runs 21 September – 19 October 2019

21st September community clean up event. A community skip will be available from 8am and 12 in Burton Road. A good way of getting rid of junk without paying for collection or fly tipping.

21st September Bright Nights live music at the Priory Tavern

26th Sept 20% off everything at West End Lane books in West Hampstead

25th to 28th September Free Play at the Kiln. “The Seven Ages of Patience”. Sold out now.

27th September Comedy night at the North London Tavern

28th September ‘The Watery Ways of the World’ at the Tin Tabernacle

28th September Fix you electricals at the Restart Party at Abbey Community Centre. (12 to 3pm)

28th & 29th September Open House weekend. See the Hampstead Synagogue in West Hampstead, the Tin Tabernacle, the Periscope House and the A&A Estate.

29th September at the Kiln- Screening of ‘Downton Abbey‘ with Q&A with Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton

What’s happening a bit later

4th October Paul Astles & Bobby Valentino performing at The Fiddler

9th & 10th October exclusive screening at the Kiln of the movie ‘This is Nicholas – Living with Autism

12th October Heritage Fair at Sidings Community Centre.

17th October ‘Skrizzly Adams’ at the Fiddler

31st October The Franklin Electric at The Fiddler

24th to 26th November Kingsgate Open Studios Weekend.

If you have news, an event, some local history or just a favourite corner of Kilburn you’d like to share please email us news@lifeinkilburn.com or tweet to @lifeinkilburn.

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