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.
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?
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?
1984 was the year of a disastrous tube crash at Kilburn station.
The Carey Group, large construction group, was proud to be linked to the National in Kilburn.
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.
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
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