What’s happened this fortnight 17th February 2019

After the snow came the sun…

The price for “best window display” this fortnight goes to TRAID.

The Sir Colin Campbell Pub has been nominated for pub of the Year award by CAMRA. If you are a CAMRA member please vote for them by 23rd February. And if you fancy a pub crawl, CAMRA are organising one on 23rd February.

Ariana 2 and Usta have both been nominated for best Kebab Award. Please take a moment to vote for them.

The Kingdom Pub will re-open possibly on St Patricks day with Mary Coughlan as an act. Work is progressing. We welcome Vince Power and live music back to Kilburn. Confusion about the name as could be”Mean Fiddler” or “Midfielder”. We will have to wait…

Webheath Residents are crowdfunding to create an orchard, opened to all on the estate. Please help them by donating by end of February so that Kilburn gets greener. They are short by £300 of their target.

Limebikes, curse or welcome addition to our neighbourhood?  They certainly were a curse for pedestrians trying to use Brondesbury Station and bus stop with a large number parked on the pavement. Meanwhile the abandonned OFO bike (gone out of business) still graces the entrance of Brondesbury station despite being reported since December.

SHAK (South Hampstead and Kilburn) are running a large amount of free courses.

Paddington Bear’s creator, Michael Bond, is apparently buried in Old Paddington Cemetery on Willesden Lane.

Did you know that, the once fastest car in the world, “the Spirit of the Wind”, was built in Kilburn?

And if you want to know what other celebrities graced Kilburn with their presence have a look at this interesting thread.

Is Kilburn close to Mayfair? New serviced offices opening at 244 Kilburn High Road.

Philipsan Sushi received 5 stars hygiene rating, while the new little cafe “T Luv Bistro” in Kilburn Market did well with 4 stars.

If you are a Brent resident, you may want to answer this consultation so that “Mapesbury” does not become “Cricklewood”.

A Kilburn trader has been fined for selling counterfeit bags.

Do you like estate agent signs? Camden are consulting to get them banned. Please have your say and let be rid of them.

Is this the deepest pothole in Brent?

The destruction of the illegal structure in front of the Cock Tavern has been delayed by a new planning application. Have your say.

1984 was the year of a disastrous tube crash at Kilburn station.

Please comment until the 26th February regarding the appeal for redevelopment of the Brondesage site.

The Carey Group, large construction group, was proud to be linked to the National in Kilburn.

Ghosts in Kilburn Police station?

Kilburn featured in The Economist, looking for the last Londoners born in Ireland.

We deplore the lack of care by developers at 248 Kilburn High Road. They have blocked pavements for pedestrians for the last 3 weeks. Camden Council have so far failed to enforce.

Sadly the window of the PDSA shop was smashed this week.

Did Kilburn host the first ever laser show concert?

Because the pigeon story never ends, another culprit has been caught on camera, while the birds are still contributing to the deterioration of the second class entrance of the State on Willesden lane.

And finally, because Kilburn is Kilburn

What is happening this fortnight

20th February “The Son” at the Kiln/Tricycle theatre.

23rd Feburary Local CAMRA pub crawl.

27th February – Five Weeks Sculpture Class 27 February – 27 March 2019

28th February Book launch at the North London Tavern

1st March- Harmonica Music at the Priory Tavern

What is happening a bit later

4th March- BRAT meeting with interesting speakers.

4th March. Start of “Family for Life” free 4 weeks course at Kingsgate Centre.

10th March- Cabaret night at the Kiln

13th March AGM of Kingsgate Community Centre.

29th March – Lorna Robertson, Robert MacBryde exhibition opens at Kingsgate 6 – 9pm. Continues until 27 April 2019

16th April- 7pm at ICMP Brent Kilburn Safer neighbourhood meeting.

5th to 6th May Canal Carnival in Little Venice.

29th-30th June Queen’ s Park Book Festival

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. Comedy at the North London Tavern.

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

Thursday Day:  Watling Gardens gardening club 10am -11:30am
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 day from 11am to 1pm Gardening in the St Cuthberts garden
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. Live Irish music at the Black Lion pub 6pm – 8pm

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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