What’s happened this week 24th June 2018

We had a busy week and week-end with so many things happening in our lovey neighbourhood.

It started on Tuesday with the Brent Connects Kilburn meeting, where the appointment of a new Brent Kilburn Town Centre Manager was announced. We have had numerous Town Centre Managers in the past with little improvement to the street realm. So we hope that this time, people who live and work in Kilburn will be listened to and improvements will be made. Please continue to use  this  consultation to register your comments about Kilburn as the consultation is oppened until 2019.

It was “Open studios week-end” at Kingsgate Workshops on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  The workshops were saved from demolition in 1976 and the first artists/makers moved in in 1978. A beautiful example of what community involvement can achieve. Did you go?

A street party was also held on Saturday by the Kingsgate Community Centre featuring ICMP students.

It was the Summer Fayre at St Augustine’s on Saturday.

There was an excellent history walk around the Camden Part of Kilburn, led by an official Camden guide. A similar walk will take place in August. We will let you know when details are released. In the meantime, have you ever spotted these plaques?







Unfortunately the murals at Kilburn Station, depicting the rich history of Kilburn are still not receiving the attention they deserve from Brent Council. Borough of Culture 2020? We wonder…

Did you visit Grange Park this week? A delightful atmosphere with even circus skills on display on Sunday and inspirational messages on Monday.

Yoga day was celebrated by an official Camden film featuring the Alexandra ans Ainsworth Estate.

Londonist paid a visit to Sir Colin Campbell.

Hillman the Butchers (one of the longest established businesses on Kilburn High Road) are soon to close and are up for sale. Mixed reactions from locals.

Moroccan Deli, replacing Kilburn Ocean set to open very soon.

Kilburn is the home of one of the best 6 Burmese restaurants in London, Mandalay Golden Myanmar.

A new exhibition of David Bomberg’s work has started at the Ben Uri Gallery. David Bomberg lived at 10 Fordwych road.

Goodgym Brent helped with the Chelsea Garden at Watling gardens.

The Webheath estate got a new colourful mural.

Within one week, Kral Furniture at  328 Kilburn High Road managed to close and reopen again.

Our excellent Charcoal Grill restaurant is expanding.

Have you tried X Burger house in Willesden lane?

And Wingmans continues to get excellent reviews.

Regular Events

Sunday nights at 7pm are quiz nights at the North London Tavern. Did you win the £400 bar tab this week?

Monday Nights are comedy/show nights at the North London Tavern.

Tuesday Nights are quiz nights at the Black Lion Kilburn

Thursday nights are Open Mic nights at the North London Tavern

Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights have an in house DJ at the Brondes Age pub

Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9pm, Live Irish Music at Sir Colin Campbell.

Friday nights – live music at the North London Tavern from 7pm and Karaoke nights at the Cock Tavern from 9PM

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

Saturday – retro evenings at the North London Tavern from 9pm

The first Wednesday of every month there is a board game night at the Alliance pub on Mill lane in nearby West Hampstead

What is happening this week

25th June see local author Zadie Smith at the Clayton Crown Hotel in Cricklewood reading from “The North West London Blues” and doing a Q&A

25th June 10am – 2pm – are you a local community organisation or charity? Then check out this FREE workshop

29th June- Stroke freedom meeting at the Sidings Community Centre

30th June-1st July Queens Park book fest. Local author Zadie Smith will be attending. Tickets are now on sale for £10 or less. There are also a number of free events for children and adults. Please book your space so you don’t miss out. Click here for the full brochure.

1st July from 11am – Dell Wild Day in Mapesbury Dell – a family day, with BBQ, a wild animal show, baby farmyard animals for your children to cuddle, face-painting etc. Plus a licensed bar

1st July from 11am to 1pm Gardening at Kilburn Tube station- Help maintain the lovely, flowers and herbs beds. Any one welcome.

What is happening a bit later

3rd July- BRAT meeting with the presence of a representative of the Tricycle (KILN).

7th & 8th July. 12-5pm – Jester festival at Fortune Green in West Hampstead

13th July at 7pm- Irish music and poetry at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Quex Rd, Kilburn, London NW6 4PS Free entry – donations gratefully accepted

14th July from 7pm  – Park Life Singers Choir in Mapesbury Dell. A jolly evening of wine and song.

21st July 3-6pm  Restart Party at Kingsgate Community Centre. Save your electronics and electrical gadgets!

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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