What’s happened this fortnight 3rd February 2019

Relieved that our Santander Branch proudly displaying St Augustine’s Church will not close despite numerous branch closures around the country.

The new NatWest Branch on the high road is almost open.

There’s an interesting story about the  late president of Malawi, Hasting Banda, and his mistress who lived in Kilburn from local historian Dick Weindling.  Also of interest is the story of 2 influential women with links to our neighbourhood.

Kapiras in Kingsgate Place increased their hygiene ratings significantly. A recommended hidden gem!

Unfortunately the  BrondesAge pub is under threat again . Brian Mannion is appealing Camden’s decision not to allow redevelopment. Please make your comments here.

It’s nice to see that live Irish music is back at the Black Lion pub on Sunday nights.

Spotted in Kilburn Square….Will they follow the new management rules?

Play an instrument and need somewhere to practice? Folkies Music has a music room you can hire.

A local author needs your vote.

Wouldn’t it be lovely if our local councillors could tell us how the Camden Kilburn CIL money will be spent in Kilburn like they’ve done in Kentish Town? and… wouldn’t it be nice of they got more involved locally like the Councillors in Kensal Green?

We hope Camden Council take some action on construction trucks blocking the pavement. A dangerous situation for pedestrians at 248 Kilburn High Road.

Starbucks is closed for refurbishment until the 22nd Feb.

Fire and Spice at 312 Kilburn high road are now offering daytime healthy snacks under the name Sprirulina.

If you need some motivation to get fit this winter there is a boot camp every Thursday in Grange park.

A new barber shop has opened on Willesden lane. And it’s good to have local favourite Piccolo cafe reopened with more seating space.

Sidings Community Centre is running a playscheme for half term. Want to know what is happening at Abbey Community Centre? Click here.

The new Cafe in Kingsgate Community Centre will open on 9th February.

St Cuthbert’s are offering a free breakfast every Sunday at 9.45am.

“Approaching Empty” closed this week at our theatre. The next playThe Son” will start on 20th February.

If you need immigration advice Kingsgate Community Centre is running sessions for FREE on the 1st Wednesday of every month, 10am-12pm.

We think diagonal pedestrian crossings would be great in Kilburn. What do you think?

A one off or a regular spot for food exchange on the bench outside Grange Park?

And if your are considering leaving Kilburn think twice as numerous Kilburn’s fans have found out.

What is happening this fortnight

1st February – New Health & Wellbeing Workshops for 8 weeks starting at the Kingsgate community centre

4th Feb – meet your neighbours  and have drink or two with BRAT Drinks, from 7pm, at the Sir Colin Campbell

5th February – BEST (area between Willesden Lane and Victoria Road, Kilburn high road and Tennyson Road) residents association meeting on 5th February at 7pm

6th February- Brent Connects Kilburn meeting at the Granville

9th February – The new Kingsgate community centre cafe is reopening

12th February – Fordwych Residents’ Association meeting at 7.30pm in the common room, Davina House, 59a Fordwych Road. DM or email with agenda suggestions.

What is happening a bit later

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

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

4th March- BRAT meeting with interesting speakers.

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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