What’s happened this fortnight the 16th December 2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…… and Christmas trees have certainly taken over outside Kilburn tube station. And we’re loving the light decorations on this house opposite the tube.

The Kilburn History walk led by Alan was attended by more than 40 people and took us from St Cuthbert’s to St Augustine’s. Do not miss the next one!

Please do go and visit the wonderful interiors of St Augustine’s, the Cathedral of North London. Here are the opening times for this month.

Natwest bank is relocating to where Halfords used to be.

2 cars crashed into Paddy Power. Fortunately nobody was seriously hurt.

We’re happy to hear that Brent council are taking enforcement action against The Cock Tavern pub on the Kilburn High Road as the structure was built without planning permission.

Kilburn (below) – 1961 vs 218

Mandalay, Golden Myanmar, next to Quartieri is up for sale

Sadly the plans for redevelopment of the Good Ship have been approved despite no outside space and lack of sound insulation not permitting live music on the ground floor. The objection from Camden Council, not visible on the website, was dismissed. But “Kilburn is never short of a pub” according to Councillor James Denselow! This is the webcast of the decision from minute 31. Please have a look!

Actors Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton will be appearing at Kiln Theatre

Limebikes have arrived in Kilburn. A shame they have to take up footpath space as the footpaths in Kilburn are already very narrow and cluttered.

The resurfacing of the Kilburn High road kept many local residents awake.

We hope that road flooding issues created by the resurfacing of the high road can be sorted out soon.

There are free building tours on most Saturdays in December led by Heritage Storytellers, who will guide you on their unique, first-hand experiences of the Kiln building and Brent

This would be a brilliant idea to spruce up and let some of the vacant shops around Kilburn

Georgia Gould, leader of Camden Council, has tweeted that Kilburn is a priority for Camden and that they are prepared to work with Brent to bid together for TfL funding to improve infrastructure in the area. Let’s see if this happens.

Have your say on Brent council’s proposed local plan here.

Young people from South Kilburn worked together to create and produce a fun docu-drama and music video to showcase their views on the changes to their local area & their talent.

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. Commedy 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 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

17th December 6:30pm – Christmas Carols with the Salvation Army at the Dell park

17th December – peer mentoring free taster session at the Abbey centre

24th January – an 8 week complementary therapies course on Thursdays 1 – 3pm

What is happening a bit later

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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