What’s happened this fortnight 9th September 2018

The big news this week is that, after 2 years of refurbishment, the Kiln (formerly Tricycle) theatre has reopened! Love or hate the new name (The Guardian did an opinion piece on it here), we’re glad to have such an amazing cultural venue available on our doorstep. We saw Holy Sh!t on opening night and thought it was excellent and recommend you attend.

Once upon a time, when Kilburn was the music mile, the Smiths recorded their first album at the National Ballroom in Kilburn.

The Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate is featured in an upcoming BBC show called Little Drummer Girl.

A party for 200000 persons on the High Road? Probably in 2020…

Our lovely local cafe Maison de la Vie had their windows smashed by a man on Monday morning. There’s a Brent and Kilburn Times article about it here.

The ‘Kilburn’ part of the Kilburn Station sign vanished this week. TFL have assured us they’re onto it.

There is a community meeting about crime and anti-social behaviour in Kilburn this Thursday at 6.30pm.

It took quite a while, but we’re glad to see the lights back on  on and under the bridge by Kilburn station

Sadly Halfords are closing down, but Aldi are still set to re-open on 13th September.

Did you know that in 1968 a man was buried alive in Kilburn as a stunt? Read more about it here

Anybody lost a drone?

Are you a yoga teacher? Templar house would love someone to teach there. If you would like to take a yoga class they are now on offer at the Granville.

Please don’t forget to comment on the amended planning application for the former Good Ship live music venue before the 19th September. The new designs show a split level bar which would be too small to host events. You can make comments on the application here. Former Good Ship manager John shared his thoughts.

Swing dance lessons are available at the North London Tavern on Wednesdays.

There’s been a spate of robberies on the Camden side of the Kilburn high road. If you spot any suspicious ‘locksmith‘ sticker near your front door please remove it.

Newish Japanese restaurant, Philip San, continues to get great feedback. We’re getting some fantastic eateries on the high road! Wingmans continues to receive praise from patrons and Quartieri has been shortlisted for an Italian award.

Need something to read? Kingsgate Community centre has a read and share.

Want to get into Rugby? The local Kilburn Cosmos team is after new players of any ability.

Loads happening next week-end, please see below…

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

11th September. BRAT meeting at 7pm

12th September is enrolment day at the Sidings Community Centre. There’s a wide range from fitness classes, to sewing, childcare courses and computer courses.

13th September – Public meeting about police and anti social behaviour in the Kilburn area

13th September – wine, nibbles and stories for adults in Spanish. Brush up on your Spanish skills at the lovely Community Bookshop

15th September – Community day at the Granville. DJ’s, kids fun, business networking and older peoples tea.

16th September Queens Park Day

16th September – 12-4pm Funday on the Podium at the Webheath Estate– All welcome.

22nd September – Investment Opportunity Closing Event Film Screening & Book Launch Saturday 2-4pm at Kingsgate

What is happening a bit later

3rd October – book launch of the Brondesbury Tapestries at Queens Park bookshop

13th October at 7.30pm Immersive sound projection in St Augustine Church.

17th October – The next Fordwych Residents’ Association meeting will be held

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