The BIG News this week was the rebranding of our beloved Theatre/Cinema on 11th April. It took most of us by surprise despite a teaser on 10th April (wanted to give you a link, but the Tricycle Theatre has already vanished…). The change received varied levels of approval, which can be expected when rebranding such a famous venue and landmark in Kilburn… Some locals, from founding members to just frequent users have started a petition. The Kiln Theatre was very quick to implement the name change but missed the sign on the Medical Centre next door. The best news is that a full new line up of productions has been announced, starting in September.Â Here is an explanation from the Artistic Director, Indhu Rubasingham.Â Meanwhile… a theatre group in Birmingham was puzzled by the change, OOPS…
Offside booskshop on Willesden Lane held a story telling event in Spanish on 12th April.Â Make sure you do not miss the next one.
The Kingsgate Project Space ran a series of events. Keep an eye out for future happennings.
History time. The refurbishment of Casareccia at 267 Kilburn High Road (right next to the Kiln Theatre) revealed that once there was an Irish Bakery on that site. Pic from @londonfrench
Do you know of a local community or charity group that could do with some physical help e.g. gardening, lifting or moving, putting up furniture, cleaning, litter picking etc? get in contact with the Good Gym
Do you want to run the cafe at Kingsgate Community Centre? Hurry up, open day is on Friday 27th April.
Irish singer Imelda May was spotted at the Sir Colin Campbell Pub
You may want to comment on the planning application for change of use from A3 (restaurant) to D1 medical use by the new unit at 271-273 Kilburn High Road, right next to the Tricycle Theatre (oh… sorry the Kiln Theatre). We think that it should stay A3 as it could attract a nice restaurant or shop. (it used to be the site of the famous “Blanks” selling musical instruments to very famous bands) Comments are opened until the 26th April.
Also there is a request for change of use,Â to residential use for a shop on Willesden Lane
Did you know there is a Grade II listed Antony Gormley statue in Kilburn? His best known work is the Angel of the North statue
What’s happening this week
Want to influence the way Brent allocates its “Borough of Culture” funds, then attend the Brent Connect Kilburn Event on 17th April and make sure that Kilburn is allocated some of the funds.
Got a piece of broken electrical equipement or electronics?Â do not throw it away and make your way to the Restart eventÂ on 21st April at AbbeyÂ Community Centre.
The Brondesbury Bowling club is having an open day on the 21st April. All welcome with free entry.
And if you are over 50, there is a weekly sports session at the Charteris Sports centre every Friday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm for Â£2 only. They seem to have fun.
Do not miss the registration day for activities at the Sidings Community Centre on 18th April. You might even spot our famous Gromley statue…
And a bit later on
The Hampstead Cricket Club in nearby West Hampstead is hosting a free opening evening on the 24th April if you’re interested in playing women’s cricket. Open to beginners or experienced players.
Ever thought of running a cafe? There is an open day at Kingsgate Community CentreÂ on Friday 27th April if you’re interested in running the cafe there.
Fancy a bit of Irish dancing and music?Â This is where you need to head to on 28th April
Want to help with some gardening? There is aÂ gardening session at Kilburn tube station on the 6th May at 11am