What’s happened this fortnight 18th August 2019

Some Kilburn love was clearly evident this fortnight. The Londonist marvelled at our Gormley Statue while a new visitor found Kilburn beautiful. This in turn created love reactions… here, here and here. And kindness was once again on show in a moment of need in our caring Kilburn.

The weather has been rather remisniscent of colder months than August this fortnight. Fly tips even took on a winter look. Several trees were uprooted last weekend in the Mapesbury area, see here and here.

A reminder on Belsize Road that Kilburn (or rather East Kilburn) was part of the Borough of Hampstead. Did you know that the motto for the Borough was ‘non sibi sed toti’?

Belsize Road signage.

Great window display at Traid Kilburn, once again….

Grange Park hosts Free Yoga classes and a football Club. Do join in the fun! The new adventure playground was officially opened this weekend, but we are not impressed that the play water feature is still not working and that Camden are not providing a date for repairs.

A new Cafe, ‘Trendos’ opened at 159 Kilburn High Road. The awards winning Indian take-away Bombay Bicycle Chef‘ will open at the end of the month at 24 Willesden Lane. Have a look at their Battersea branch website. Ruchi at 92 Kingsgate Road is being refurbished, a new Italian Restaurant will open in September.

Snappy Snaps closed its door, after 19 years of trading, at 119 Kilburn High Road.

265 Kilburn High Road, the old ‘Day Lewis Pharmacy‘ is looking for a new tenant at £35000 per Annum. Any taker?

Some beautiful artwork appeared on a wall in the Webheath Estate while our loved mural looked beautiful in Black and White.

At long last the horrible ‘Shed’ that once stood on top of Glengall House has been removed.

We went to see ‘Blues in the Night’ at our local theatre. It is brilliant! Do go and see it before the 7th September.

Dick Weindling discovered that ‘the Detours’, later ‘the Who’, played in the Mazenod Centre in 1963. He also wrote a piece about a Kilburn violinist, who was aslo an Auschwitz Violinist.

Ever heard of the ‘Bruce Lee Society‘? They used to meet right here in the Gaumont State.

The future of Rumi’s Cave in South Kilburn is in danger. Please spare a few minutes to sign their petition and to comment on the redevelopment plans for the Granville and Carlton sites.

Free Youth activities (9 to 19 years old) are running at the Alexeandra Ressource Centre until the 29th August. Have a look here!

The Abbey Community Centre Programme is really busy. Read their newsletters and do not miss out on enrolment dates for the September activities.

Ever spotted this ‘ancient’ fountain in Cathedral Walk?

A quick way to get a pint?

And because Kilburn has always been Kilburn, race horses used to open bookies and the only way to get to the church is by Horses and Carriage.

Where else could you do a handstand on top of a grade II listed building?

What’s happening this fortnight

20th August ‘Ghost of Paul Revere‘ at the Fiddler

22nd August 6.30- 8.30pm Music and Sound as part of ‘Camden Alive’ at the A&A Estate. All welcome

22nd August Murder Mystery Party at Abbey Community Centre.

23rd August “The Heliocentrics” at the Fiddler.

24th August Music at the Mazenod Community Centre.

31st August – ET will be the free Film on Fortune Green in West Hampstead at 7pm

Until 7th September “Blues in the Night” at the Kiln

What’s happening a bit later

15th September Queen’s Park Day

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

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

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

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

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

12th October Heritage Fair at Sidings Community Centre.

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