What’s happened this week 20th May 2018

Architectural excellence in Kilburn? RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architecture) and Resi (Residential development) think so, with both Kingsgate School in Maygrove road and Kilburn Quarter in South Kilburn winning important awards this week.

The Granville Community Kitchen also won an award for being a Urban Food Hero.

The Manchester United fans promised to turn Kilburn red on Saturday and they managed to do so at all major pubs, the street and in Grange Park.

Wingmans  will open at the site of the old “Kilburn Ironworks”. This is the first permanent venue for this Awards winning street food company. They have promised to offer cocktails and possibly live music as well as their famous chicken wings of course.

The Granville Centre in South Kilburn was officially opened will a series of events this week.

The piano on the street has been the subject of more tweets.  Celebrity status? Maybe we need a working piano there permanently… What do you think?

Brent Council are consulting on the local use of CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) funds until the 23rd May 2018. It takes 5 Minutes to complete the survey.

The “Our Tricycle” campaigners have created a website and a twitter account. Their campaign was also featured by Timeout London this week.

We were again reminded of the Music history of Kilburn.

Roses Bistro Cafe (243 Kilburn High Road) and Charcoal Grill (249 Kilburn High Road) both achieved excellent hygiene ratings. Have you ever tried them?

The Brondes Age pub was saved from being demolished by developers this week. Thank you Camden Council.

The Kilburn Times ran a story about The Good Ship site planning application. Please object to the planning permission here and read here why we think the Good Ship is important for the future of the Kilburn High Road. There are only 7 Objections so far, so please spare a few minutes to comment on this application.

Kilburn Ocean had a very short lived life and will be replaced by a Moroccan Cafe.

The signs for Bistro 267, appeared this week on the restaurant site next to the Kiln/Tricycle Theatre entrance. Their website promises a lot but it looks like it is a copy of The Alice House menu. Mysterious…

The North London Tavern runs a weekly open mic night on Thursdays. Nice music and atmosphere this week.

Adam Harrison, the Camden Cabinet member for Environment visited Kilburn. Let’s hope that he will help bring streetscape improvements.

After all the excitment of the Royal Wedding and the FA Cup final on Saturday did you manage to go to the Carribean Backyard Lime at the Old Bell on Sunday?

Camden is the 3rd happiest borough to live in, while Brent is the 1st unhappiest according to this Rightmove ranking of the happiest places to live in London. What does this mean for Kilburn where one side is Camden and the other Brent?

Don’t forget if you’re property hunting that the Channel 4 show Location Location is in NW London.

Veolia are offering up to £2000 for community projects

Interested in learning about the history of the Kilburn tube station? Then read here.

What is happening this week

Good Gym Brent are helping out at the Abbey Community centre on Monday 21st

21st May-Monday Nights are Playwright nights at the North London Tavern

21st May Open Mic Night at The Sir Colin Campbell

23rd May from 8pm Quiz night at the Sir Colin Campbell

24th May- Open Mic night at the North London Tavern from 7.30pm

25th May. A new billboard will be showing at the side of the Kingsgate workshops

25th May- (6pm to 9pm) Launch of new exhibition by Leonie Nagel at the Kingsgate Project Space

Sunday nights are quiz nights at the North London Tavern.

And May is still “walking” month

What is happening a bit later

28th May. Best (residents association) BIG LUNCH at Charteris Sports Centre, from Noon. All welcome.

There are fencing classes for kids 28th May to 1st June in St Mary’s Church

2nd June from 12pm to 3pm is the Fordwych Road Association summer fair.

7th June, 1.30pm  at Kingsgate Community Centre screening of “Moulin Rouge” for £0.50 organised by KOVE.

7th June 7.45pm at Kingsgate Community Centre- Open meeting of Transition Kensal to Kilburn– Join to find out about possible projects to improve our neighbourhood.

22-24th June Kingsgate Project Space open studios weekend. Great events and workshops are planned (make a musical instrument, try some pottery or etching, hear some talks or do a tour), a full list here

30th June-1st July Queens Park book fest. Local author Zadie Smith will be attending. Tickets  are now on sale.

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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