What’s happened this fortnight 21st October 2018.

We enjoyed glorious weather this weekend.

Grange Park was at its best with numerous “Pokemon Go” players congregating on Sunday, the Police horses exercising, dogs being walked, yoga in the middle of the green, tennis and football being played while kids ran and leaves turned beautiful colours. We love our park and would welcome more investment in it. So please spend 2 mins to request Camden spend some CIL money on it.

The plans for the adventure play area have been published and the planning application submitted. We really hope that this critical area of the park re-opens in time for summer and will continue to chase up progress reports.

Would you like some refill fountains as well? Financed by Mayor of London and Thames Water, please write to your Councillors to make it happen.

Kilburn station staff excelled with their board messages this fortnight.












Last weekend was Heritage Fair at Sidings Community Centre. A great atmosphere and the rare presence of two of our Kilburn Councillors…

The site of Cafe Nero, by Kilburn square is still vacant.

Stuck with what to do with your kids during half-term?  Free STEM programme in South Kilburn from the 22nd to 26th October also fencing at St Mary’s Church

We hear that there are a few places left for the Music History Walk on 27th October. If you can’t make it, you may be interested in meeting Dick Weindling on 26th October for a history talk on Kilburn at Sidings Community Centre and increase your cinematographic knowledge with this piece on Clive Donner.

Speaking of history, we were very sad to hear about the tragic death of Mary, who ran the Sir Colin Campbell for years. A bit of Kilburn’s history has gone with her.

Also very sudden and unexpected was the closure, this weekend, of Kilburn Flowers, by the tube station. Unfortunately the number of customers did not justify the shop remaining open and after more than a 100 years the last day of trading was on Friday this week.

An other store has gone out of business in Kilburn square. We would love to see Brent Council erect a ‘don’t feed the birds’ sign as the state of the square filled with pigeons is not attractive.

Nisa Local, at the top of Kilburn High Road, closed as well and left the outside of the premises in a sorry state.

Have you ever been to the Old Bell? These pub reviewers think it is worth going.

New decor for Maison de la Vie and locals like it.

Wingmans continue to get good reviews and are attracting new people to Kilburn.

Philip San Sushi is also excellent according to some of you. Please support them.

Ever wanted to run a bookshop? Here’s your chance

Templar House residents are crowdfunding to create a community garden open to all.

A new exhibition at Kingsgate Project space. Please pop in to show your support.

SHAK are offering a new free Film workshop on Saturdays for people aged 13 to 25.

Abbey Community Centre continue to impress with 1st Prize for Community Garden.

Ever wanted to know what Bradley Wiggins’ bedroom in Kilburn looked like? Click here.

Don’t forget to add your comments on what you’d like to see improved on the Camden side of the Kilburn high road, or elsewhere in Camden here.

Do you cycle down the Kilburn High Road or surrounding streets? If not why not, if yes what can be improved? Have your say here.

and finally…. Did you spot the Macaw?

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.

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

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 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

Saturday from 11am to 1pm Gardening in the St Cuthberts garden

What is happening this fortnight

23rd October 1-3pm outside Kilburn Station, Cycling survey by Sustrans as part of Liveable Neighbourhood consultation

25th October 6.30-8.30pm Free Murder Mystery Party at Kingsgate Community Centre

25th October 7-9pm Spanish story telling at Community Bookshop.

26th October 1-2.15pm History of Kilburn talk by Dick Weindling at Sidings Community Centre.

27th October- Musical History of West Hampstead and Kilburn walk

27th October  Restart Party at Kingsgate Community Centre

30th October 7-9pm at  The Granville. Brent Connect Kilburn evening. A chance to give your view on Kilburn, at least on the Brent side.

4th November Gardening at Kilburn tube station 11am to 1pm

What is happening a bit later

10th November- Repair Cafe at the Granville. Learn how to fix your clothes.

17th November – next BRAT AGM at 7pm

28th November- Charity Feast at Quex Road Methodist Church

1st December 12pm to 3pm Restart Party get your electronics fixed at the Abbey Community Centre

4th December 6.30 to 9PM AGM and Members meeting of the Kilburn Neighbourhood Plan Forum

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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