What’s happened this fortnight 17th March 2019

Great news! The planning application to the new adventure playground in Grange Park has been approved.

We’re happy to report that all Estate Agents signs on the Camden side of the High Road should now have been removed. If you spot any left, please let Camden Council know with a pic.

Ruchi at the corner of Messina Avenue and Kingsgate Road has closed down.

Want to know where the food editor of the Sunday Times shops? At Hilal food store in Kilburn of course!

We are delighted to share with you the “Guide to Paddington Old Cemetery“, written by Kevin Barrett, a useful resource to fully appreciate this site on Willesden Lane. And if you want to help preserve the Cemetery please do join the Friends of Paddington Old Cemetery on 21st March. Or why not learn all about foraging on the 14th April?

Read about this murder in Charteris Road, Kilburn, by local historian Dick Weindling.

Live in Camden and own a car? There are proposed changes in residents car parking. Comments until 29th March.

Incredibly frustrating that the Kilburn liveable neighbourhood scheme has been rejected by TFL. For the third time in a row, bids have failed.  We would love to know why?

Most pedestrian guardrails along the High Road still have to be removed a week past the deadline. We phoned and were told that the removal would happen shortly. Please phone 02079745138 to push for action.

Want to have your say on interesting proposals for changes along the Kilburn High Road? Then please do attend the discussions at the Kilburn Neighbourhood Plan Forum on 2nd April and if you cannot attend, read the report on the website and comment. There are proposals to create a pocket park in Palmerston road and a pop-up market in Grange Way amongst others.

After 35 years we’re sad to see this business go.

In an attempt to tackle air pollution in the area, parked motorists seen idling with engines running in Brent could face on-the-spot fines up to £40.

Can you volunteer some time on a Saturday morning? The Abbey Community need some help with their tech support meetings.

Sadly the mural near the Kilburn tube station has once again been defaced by graffiti.Glad to report that Veolia cleaned it off promptly.

Have a look at what the Gaumont Kilburn State used to look like. It was the biggest purpose built cinema in Europe with 4,004 seats when it opened in 1937. Sadly now in a bad state of disrepair.

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with dashcam footage following a fatal collision in Cricklewood

Kilburn Older Voices Exchange (KOVE) do gentle walks twice a month in & around Camden. Interested? More info here.

The Speedy Noodle site used to be a Burton store.

Want to have your say on open spaces in Brent? Consultation opened until 18th March.

Unfortunately the Kingdom Bar (Mean Fiddler) did not re-open in time for St Patrick’s day. We are told that equipement sourced in continental Europe, due to the lack of available transport because of Brexit, was delayed. We will keep you informed.

Holiday scheme at the Sidings Community Centre, for half-term. Do not forget to enrol!

Why not get a tattoo right here in Kilburn?

Lucky Chip have taken over as resident chefs at the Sir Colin Campbell.

And finally, looking for some inspiration for Mother’s Day? These local businesses have some great offers:

Quartieri Pizzeria – a free bellini for every mum who dines there

Tara Leigh afternoon tearoom – Try your hand at painting Van Gogh’s sunflowers and enjoy scones, sandwiches, tea and champagne.

and because Kilburn is Kilburn. No comments…


What is happening this fortnight

20th March 6.30pm Camden Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood Panel meeting Sycamore Court Hall, West End Lane. Your chance to voice your concerns about policing.

21st March 8pm – Friends of Paddington Old Cemetery, Charteris Sports Centre.

23rd March – Free heritage tour at Kiln theatre.

26th March 7pm – Brent Connects Kilburn meeting at the Granville Centre.

27th March 7pm – Camden safer neighbourhood meeting.

29th March – Lorna Robertson, Robert MacBryde exhibition opens at Kingsgate Project Space6 – 9pm. Continues until 27 April 2019

29th March- New Billboard at Kingsgate Project Space, by Lauren Godfrey. Grand opening between 6pm and 9pm

29th March Big night of Comedy at the North London Tavern

30th March – FoodCycle is launching at St Cuthbert’s Church in Forwych road, providing free lunches at 1.15pm each Saturday. Volunteers needed to cook and serve food.

What is happening a bit later

2nd April – Kilburn Neighbourhood planning forum meeting. Please join!

3rd April – renters meeting for London’s Latin American community

6th April – 11:15am Sing Along to The Greatest Showman at Kiln Theatre

6th April – live music night at the Priory Tavern

7th April – Upfront comedy night at Kiln Theatre resume

8-12th April -Easter School Holiday Playscheme for 5-11 year olds

14th April – Foraging walk in Paddington Old Cemetery

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

25th April “The half god of rainfall” opens at the Kiln Theatre.

30th April –  6pm-8:30pm exhibition featuring some of the local artists from Kingsgate at the Hampstead School of Art

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

15th May – Mapesbury Dell AGM

15th June – Midsummer opera evening at Mapesbury Dell

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

7th July – Family wild day at Mapesbury Dell

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: 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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