What’s happened this week 6th May 2018

Did you know a brilliant artist lives and works in Kilburn? Raymond Morris. Wish his work could be exhibited in Kilburn not just his front door.

Caterpillar by Raymond Morris

A video of his world and flat


Raymond Morris door in Kilburn

At last the sun is shining and our local Park is at its best.

Check out this not so old Camden Council video featuring Kilburn. Sad that several of the great venues mentioned now no longer exist.  There’s another great old video compilation here. Do you recognise where the pictures were taken? And finally here’s another pic of the Kilburn high road in a time gone by when it was less busy and cluttered.

An important read on why the Good Ship closed, written first hand by John its owner. It also refers to the decline of the Kilburn High Road and who/what is behind it.

It was the last week-end for the Kingdom Bar at 229 Kilburn High Road. Rumours are that it will re-open in 3 months as a music venue but will loose its name.

Creams will be opening a branch at 182 Kilburn High Road. Can they get away with paying their staff £5/hour?

Speedy Noodle, a business that has been in Kilburn since 2000,  will close. Any takers? Great 1930’s building that we hope will stay with a new venture.

The site of Pepe’s Peri Peri (325-327 Kilburn High Road), corner of Dyne Road is being advertised. One less chicken shop? What would you like to see there?

This week some local favourites Kiln Cinema, Quartieri and Ariana 2 won Time Out Love London awards. All brilliant additions to the high road!

Some colourful local street art on the Kilburn High Road. Tweet by @Pigeon_talks

Want to sing in a choir? The West Hampstead singers are looking for new members. Follow them on Twitter for more info

The South Kilburn studios closed this week as part of the South Kilburn regeneration programme. They will be rehoused in the new Granville Centre from mid May.

Gucci Tallava in the basement of 258 Kilburn High Road are planning to open at the ground level of 260 Kilburn High Road. Strange as these premises were a shop and no planning permission has gone  through for change of use. Are Gucci Tallava a restaurant or a night club anyway?

The Animal War Memorial Building (grade 2 listed building) in Cambridge Avenue is again suffering from serious neglect.

The Oxfam shop in Kilburn High Road will re open soon (we assume they mean mid May not April) and an Anytime Fitness is opening in June. Costa opened this week at Kilburn tube station.

We’re still waiting to hear what/if any help will be given to the growing homeless problem on the Kilburn high road. The couple at Brondesbury station has finally been rehoused. We have not yet seen any response from Brent Council on this issue neither have the Brent and Kilburn Times.

London Overground is asking for feedback via a survey. We’d love a lift at Brondesbury station! There’s 4 flights of stairs which is very tough for those with mobility issues or parents with prams.

ITV are rumoured to be coming to the Kiln Cinema at 11am on Monday 7th May to report on the change of name of the Tricycle to the Kiln.

Belvedere Traditional at the north end of the Kilburn High Road is being refurbished. They won’t yet tell us what is going in there. Let us know if you find out.

There’s 30% off on food at Sir Colin Campbell, during May.

Want to find out what’s happening, have a say and help shape the future of Kilburn? Then sign up to the mailing list of the Kilburn Neighbourhood Plan Forum to keep updated about their work or to attend meetings.

We’re sure you did not miss it and you will not miss the leaflets and door knocks, but in case you need a reminder, this week was local elections time! Click here to find out who your Councillors are and the results by ward. We’ll be keeping you updated with what their plans are for Kilburn. Let’s hope for some improvements to the area.

What is happening this week

Tuesday 8th May: Green Gym gardening event at Lauriston Lodge, 55 Maygrove road from 10.45am to 2pm.

Thursday 10th May. MacBeth can be seen at the Kiln Cinema, (live National Theatre Broadcast.)

Friday 11th May Open day for Free Community Money Mentors course at the SHELL centre.

Saturday 12th May from 3pm to 6pm, your chance to get your electrics and electronics mended at the Kingsgate Community Centre.

Sunday 13th May, Webheath 50th Anniversary Party on the Podium (60’s Music)

Book events at Open Studios by the Kingsgate Project Space.

Free tennis sessions at several venues on 12th and 13th May, supported by LTA. Please sign up here for sessions in Paddington Grounds.

Sunday nights are quiz nights at the North London Tavern

What is happening a bit later

Want to check out the new community space in South Kilburn opening soon called the Granville? They’re hosting a tour on the 17th May. A range of events are planned that same week to celebrate the opening.

20th May and 23rd of May- your chance to have an input in the design of the Carlton & Granville centres.

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

22-24th June Kingsgate Project Space open studios weekend.

30th June-1st July Queens Park book fest. Local author Zadie Smith will be attending.

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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