What’s happened this fortnight 26th August 2018

The Good Ship site is under threat again with a new planning application. The plan is now to have an A4 (drinking establishment unit) at ground and basement floor levels, with 9 new flats above. The issue is that the size and configuration of the proposed A4 unit would not allow music/comedy performances. Most of the Ground floor will be corridors, stairs, lifts, bin and bike spaces reducing A4 size at ground floor from 285sqm to 133 sqm. Please object! This is why we think the Good Ship is important to Kilburn.

Last week-end Alan guided some of you through the history of Kilburn. A lot of enthutiastic feedback and a photo album. We hope the tour will be repeated soon as it was fully booked.

Speaking of history….Have you ever spotted this plaque?

Kilburn also had “Kilburn Sisters” who helped orphans and the poor and were closely linked to St Augustine’s. Interesting post by Dick Weindling.

Never been to St Augustine’s? Here is a glimpse of  the magnificient interiors.

New art exhibition and Billboard at the Kingsgate Project Space. If you missed the opening, please go and visit until 22nd September.

14th August 1975 saw massive floods in Kilburn, after an exceptionally dry summer. Full story by Dick Weindling.(second story down the page).

Coffee in an unusual location? Try Keanes in Iverson Road.

Spicy Basil received raving reviews. Best restaurant in London?

Alex Plaice (314 Kilburn High Road) is appreciated by local residents.

Moroccan Deli (296 Kilburn High Road) received a good review.

The Sir Colin Campbell are celebrating their 1st Brithday with free drinks and canapes on 8th September.

Gucci Tallava have expanded their “underground” restaurant to street level before they got planning permission

Zeytona at 201 Kilburn High Road rebranded as Al Saha 2.

West-End Lane is closed for a minimum of 6 weeks northbound. Thankfully buses are redirected via Finchley Road, rather than Kilburn High Road.But will the closure last more than 6 weeks?

The Webheath Estate got a new piece of artwork. The residents association are organising a funday on the Podium on 16th September 12-4pm. All welcome. Why not go and admire their art?

Cat Stevens’s musical career started in Kilburn 52 years ago. He also financed the Maqam Centre that has a beautiful swimming pool and good cafe.

Did you know that  Madonna recorded Music in Kilburn?

We love the fact that Brent welcome people to Kilburn, by inviting them to go to Wembley instead…

The Kiln (Tricyle) are still hiring. and are reopening on 5th September with “Holy Shit”

Good use for the telephone box opposite Primark?

Thames Water carried out work on Kilburn High Road in 2 locations, making traffic quite difficult.

Queen’s Park Gardens Activity Centre (254 Kilburn Lane) offer a large number of adult and children activities. Please do register.

The Abbey Community Centre will be closed till 1st September.

Want to know more about the Peel Precinct Redevelopment plans in South Kilburn?

If you are interested in Hockey, there is a club day on 1st September. All welcome.

Please do enter the Grange Park Tennis League by 3rd September.

Refurbishment news: Aldi is due to reopen on 13th September, Poundland are applying for planning permission to change their shop front, while Darband are extensively refurbishing.

Unfortunately there were a shooting and a stabbing in Kilburn this week.

Spoon carving course starts on 4th September in the Grange Park hut.

BRAT (Brondesbury Residents and Tenants) are looking for new members and a person to manage their twitter account.

Free film, jerk chicken and refreshments on 1st September.

Want to know more about “Brent Culture 2020“? Event on 8th September at the Granville

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.

Wednesday nights:  open mic  at the Earl of Derby

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 week

1st September 3pm to 6pm Restart Party at Kingsgate Community Centre to get your electrical items fixed

1st September 6pm- Free film and food at 2 West End Lane

1st September West Hampstead Hockey Club, club day, all welcome.

What is happening a bit later

4th September start of 5 weeks spoon carving course in Grange Park.

5th September- Opening night at the Tricycle (Kiln)

8th September – 2-4pm at the Granville 2020 Brent Borough of Culture event

8th September Sir Colin Campbell Birthday celebration.

11th September. BRAT meeting at 7pm

12th September is enrolment day at the Sidings Community Centre. There’s a wide range from fitness classes, to sewing, childcare courses and computer courses.

16th September Queens Park Day

16th September – 12-4pm Funday on the Podium at the Webheath Estate- All welcome.

13th October at 7.30pm Immersive sound projection in St Augustine Church.

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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