What’s happened this fortnight 18th November 2018

What is the link between Kilburn and Elton John, Jeff Beck, U2, Eric Clapton, Roxy Music, Simply Red, Oasis, Robbie Williams, Suede and the Biograph Cinema? Well, it is 248 Kilburn High Road.

The ticket windows in Kilburn Park Station got a green make-over. What a great idea!

“White Teeth” at the Kiln Theatre has been receiving very good reviews and not only from us. We were pleased to see Zadie Smith’s mother at the community day yesterday. A significant number of people enquired about the possible return of children workshops and children Saturday theatre shows. We were told that both would be returning soon, which is great news.

Bradley Wiggins mentioned his childhood in Kilburn.

Maison de la Vie cafe celebrated their first birthday on 10th November, with cake and music.

Maderos restaurant at 222 Kilburn High Road opened.

And a new opticians opened at the northern end near Sainsbury’s.

Charcoal Grill which is Turkish food re-opened under the new name of USTA in bigger premises at  247-249 Kilburn High Road. Same owners, but a more pleasant dining  environment.

Fayrouse under the bridge near Kilburn station re-opened at 366 Kilburn High Road and will be a shisha bar. With the bright lights you certainly can’t miss it….

Comedy seems to be finally returning to Kilburn in force. Tuesdays at the North London Tavern, and on 2nd December at the Kiln Theatre.

We are pleased to read that some councils are banning A Boards on public pavements. Now we would like Camden Council and Brent Council to follow suit. What do you think? and did you know that pedestrians and cyclists spend more in retail outlets than car users? A clue to improve the pedestrian environment on Kilburn High Road?

Did you notice that after much pressure the BT phone boxes were spruced up on Kilburn High Road? Please join us reporting to BT, as no doubt they will deteriorate quickly. The only way to have them removed is when their maintenance will be too expensive for BT to keep them.

Ruach City Church still do not answer questions about their lack of implementation of planing commitments. You are able to visit on Wednesdays between 12 and 2pm to see for yourself. We’d love it if you could take pictures and share them with us. It’s such a shame to see a beautiful historical building like this deteriorate. Just to remind you of it’s once glory days, here’s a photo of George Harrison backstage there in 1964

Sean Connery was a resident of 67 Brondesbury Villas, read all about it here.

If you dine at Quartieri you can donate to charities supporting the homeless while enjoying a pizza.

The CIL consultation from Camden received a fair amount of comments for Kilburn. We will follow through on the CIL decisions.

Now Brent are consulting about a place plan. Please share your views to ensure Kilburn is not left out.

Want to learn a new craft? Check out the options from printmaking to ceramics to woodwork here.

Also a new consultation by Camden about Transport strategy. Again worth answering.

Sadly their was a stabbing in West Hampstead, the second in less than a month.

The Brent borough of culture celebration will close off the Kilburn high road for a street party. The majority of you want to see Kilburn’s rich musical history reflected in this.

The South Kilburn Estate was covered by ITV news because of evictions.

A new restaurant will open where Soul Kitchen once stood

Webheath Estate are fundraising to create an orchard, please help if you can.

Fordwych residents association are holding an early Christmas get together on 1st December at St Cuthbert’s Church.

The Granville will hold their Winter Fair on 28th November.

The festive spirit is coming to Kingsgate workshops on 23rd to 25th November

Have you seen the new billboard on Kingsgate workshops? New exhibitions started this weekend.

And because Kilburn is Kilburn

Regular Events

Monday Nights: comedy/show nights at the North London Tavern, Open Mic at Sir Colin Campbell

Tuesday Nights  quiz at the Black Lion Kilburn and at the Priory Tavern. Commedy at the North London Tavern.

Wednesday nights:  open mic  at the Earl of Derby, Swing dance at the North London Tavern

Thursday nights: Open Mic at the North London Tavern, Karaoke at the Earl of Derby

Friday nights:  Live Irish Music at Sir Colin Campbelllive 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 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

Saturday from 11am to 1pm Gardening in the St Cuthberts garden

What is happening this fortnight

23rd – 25th November – A Winter Craft Fair will be held at Kingsgate Workshops

25th November 6:30pm – 7pm – free meditation sessions

28th November- Charity Feast at Quex Road Methodist Church

28th November – Winter fair at the Granville 2-7pm. Handmade gifts, Christmas cards , cakes and more

1st December 12pm to 3pm Restart Party get your electronics fixed at the Abbey Community Centre

1st December 3pm-5pm – Early Christmas Get Together. St Cuthberts church hall, Fordwych Road. Raising funds for local charity Mill Lane Garden Centre

2nd December – Comedy at the Kiln Theatre

What is happening a bit later

4th December 6.30 to 9PM AGM and Members meeting of the Kilburn Neighbourhood Plan Forum with history of Kilburn talk by Dick Weindling at 7.15pm. All welcome.

4th December – comedy night at the North London Tavern

16th December 2pm – 4pm-  Alan Hovell will do a historic walk of Kilburn from St Cuthberts to St Augustine’s. All proceeds will go to homeless charities. Book here.

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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