What’s happened this fortnight 1st September 2019

A new takeaway called ‘Fancy Italian‘ has opened up on Willesden Lane.

The planning application for change of use of McGoverns pub Cricklewood to a restaurant has been withdrawn by the applicant. So does this mean that Spicy Basil aren’t opening in Cricklewood?

The Black Lion Kilburn are looking to rent out their kitchen. An opportunity for a pop-up restaurant?

Snappy Snaps hasn’t closed in Kilburn after all. The previous operator was a franchisee. It is now operated directly by Snappy Snaps.

At last, the 3 year old dead Christmas tree has been removed from Il’ Korner’s window at 218 Kilburn High Road. No new tenant though…

If some of you ever wondered wether Ariana I did really exist in Manahattan, well here is the proof it does.

Back in the day, Kilburn Grange park had a wide range of features. In addition to tennis courts it had a large paddling pool, an open air stage, large playground, a pond and toilets.

We’re glad to see that Willesden Green has 2 new murals here and here, however Kilburn also won 2 CIL bids approved in Spring 2019 yet we haven’t seen anything yet from Brent Council.

Oval Eyes Opticians are giving away £150 towards class equipment to a favourite teacher you need to nominate.

The Kilburn Cancer Research UK shop is looking for volunteers.

They are at it again! New World Telephones want to install LCD advertising screens, parading as a phone boxes on the pavements of Kilburn High Road. The 1st Application is to replace their shabby telephone box in front of Traid. Please object here. The second application is to replace the none existent box in front of Aldi. The box was removed in April 2019. Please object here. There will no doubt be further applications to replace their other boxes.

New World Phone box in front of Traid.

Over 50 and renting? You might be able to help with this study.

We love to see volunteers helping in the local community. This time The Good Gym Brent lent a hand at the Abbey Community centre.

Can you help with food donations for the Quex Road food bank?

Check out the September what’s on guide for the Granville community centre. There’s yoga, tech, kids entrepreneurship clubs and free business advice

Do not miss the enrolment day for the autumn activities at the Sidings Community Centre on 5th September.

Did you know there is a link between Grange Park and the Peterloo massacre? Read about it here.

Light shining through our landmark tower!

And finally, we are wishing all young people in Kilburn a good return to school this week!

What’s happening this fortnight

Until 7th September “Blues in the Night” at the Kiln

7th September Bright Nights performing at the Priory Tavern

8th September Back to school party at Mapesbury Dell

8th September ‘Head Cage’ at the Fiddler

15th September Queen’s Park Day

What’s happening a bit later

18th September ‘Crisis’ performing at The Fiddler

19th September “Abbey Autumn Festival” at Abbey Community Centre.

19th September ‘Morrissey and Marshall’ at the Fiddler

20th September Kingsgate project space 6-9pm launch of their next 16:9 billboard commission by Maisie Cousins Exhibition. Runs 21 September – 19 October 2019

25th to 28th September Free Play at the Kiln. “The Seven Ages of Patience”. Sold out now.

28th September ‘The Watery Ways of the World’ at the Tin Tabernacle

28th September Fix you electricals at the Restart Party at Abbey Community Centre. (12 to 3pm)

28th & 29th September Open House weekend. See the Hampstead Synagogue in West Hampstead, the Tin Tabernacle, the Periscope House and the A&A Estate.

29th September at the Kiln- Screening of ‘Downton Abbey‘ with Q&A with Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton

12th October Heritage Fair at Sidings Community Centre.

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