What’s happened this fortnight 4th November 2018

Somebody else agrees with us that Kilburn is getting fabulous food places but needs tender loving care.

Maison de la Vie are hosting live music every Friday. Worth a visit.

The Philippine Consul visited Philip San who have been getting great reviews. If you have not done so, please go and visit, great food and nice staff.

Have you eaten at Zero 75 in Belsize road?

Northwest trading at 106 Kilburn High Road took street trading to the new level of bus lane trading, while Inspire dental Care finally got a new sign.

A strange structure appeared by Kilburn tube station raising speculations about its purpose.

Friday 26th October was the first preview night of “White Teeth” at our local theatre. The set is Kilburn High Road  and Mary, a well known character to those who have lived in Kilburn for some time, is at centre stage. The play is excellent and a celebration of Kilburn’s quirkiness. Do go and see it, you will not be disappointed and you may learn the song about Kilburn High Road.

While we’re on the topic of the Kiln Theatre, have a look what it used to look like when it was the Foresters Hall in 1929.

Not to be missed is the Winter Craft Fair to be held at Kingsgate Workshops from 23-25th November. They will even have a spectacular light feature. Great for Christmas shopping.

If you have missed the “restart” party on 23rd October, don’t worry. The Granville are hosting a Repair Cafe on the 10th November where you can learn to fix your electronics and also your clothes.

We love Traid’s window displays.

Author Andy Briggs visited St Augustine’s school.

Have you ever come across a treasure on the Book Exchange shelves at Kilburn Station?

KOVE have secured funding for 4 new benches on the Brent side of the high road (well done!) where do you think they should go?

Dick Weindling gave a well attended history of Kilburn talk at Sidings Community Centre and revealed that the Collins sisters lived on Shoot-Up Hill. If you have missed this talk, Dick will do a similar talk on 4th December as part of the AGM and members meeting of the Kilburn Neighbourhood Plan Forum at Kingsgate Community Centre (6.30pm to 9pm). All welcome, a great way to learn about the history of Kilburn and the work of the KNPF. And no, the name “Kilburn” does not come from Kill and Burn.

The orbituary of Mr.Hyams, the man who created the Gaumont State building came to light. Interesting reading. This relaunched the campaign from some locals to get Brent Council to enforce the planning conditions for the use of the building.

Most of you agree that community skips would be great for Kilburn. An idea to implement by Brent and Camden? Please write to your councillors to make it happen.

If you’re also like some locals, sick of the state of phone boxes in the area please take photos of them and email them to BT at customer.serv.payphones@bt.com. For those owned by New World email feedback@newworldpayphones.co.uk.

The Alexandra road estate features in the BBC One show “the little drummer girl”, while a Kingsgate Workshops potter featured on “George Clarke’s old house, new home” (around 25mins mark)

Could our High Road become a Heritage Action Zone?

A new opticians will open at the old Ludlow Thompson. And from one factory outlet at Kilburn square to an other.

It looks like the Kingdom bar will be refurbishing soon. New test paint swatches could be seen on the outside. Rumour has it that it will be open before Christmas.

The fate of the Good Ship will be decided on the 12th December. We’ll keep you updated.

South Kilburn Regeneration programme was presented at the last Brent Connects Kilburn Meeting. Did you know that in 1968, South Kilburn Regeneration forced “Island Records” out of Kilburn? Let’s hope the latest round of regeneration is better planned than in the 60’s.

Tata eatery is coming back with 3 months residency at the Sir Colin Campbell.

And because Kilburn is Kilburn you can expect the unexpected.

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, 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

10th November- Repair Cafe at the Granville. Learn how to fix your clothes.

16th November- Opening of new show at Kingsgate project space. “Romance of Flowers”

17th November – next BRAT AGM at 7pm

What is happening a bit later

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

28th November- Charity Feast at Quex Road Methodist Church

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

4th December 6.30 to 9PM AGM and Members meeting of the Kilburn Neighbourhood Plan Forum

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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