Creative Cricklewood, Events, Winterfest

Thank You!

We’d just like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in the lantern procession and came along to the Cricklewood Winterfest to make a jingle jar!  Special thanks also to everyone who worked tirelessly on Creative Cricklewood stall.  A great day was had by all!

Here are just a few photos of the day.

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Creative Cricklewood, Events, Winterfest

Cricklewood Winterfest 23rd November 2013 (1- 6pm)

Cricklewood will usher in the festive season with Winterfest on Saturday 23 November 2013.  St Michael’s and All Angels Steel Band will get the party started.

The event will see the day’s activities themed around light, with a hand-made gift market, hot food stalls, street theatre, a laser-light show, arts and crafts, mulled wine, stage entertainment and carols.

The festivities will last from 1 pm to 6pm outside the Crown Moran Hotel and on Yew Grove, which will be closed to traffic.

*  Cricklewood Winterfest – Laser Light Show

Cricklewood Winterfest will have a spectacular finale of a laser light show from 5 pm till 6 pm outside the Crown Moran Hotel, Cricklewood Broadway.

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World-renowned industrial designers and makers Haberdashery London have designed bespoke festive lights for the town centre. The lights are not only unique to Cricklewood, but will also offer reduced maintenance and running costs. The lights will be switched on at 5:30pm.

Laser Light Show by ER Productions – www.er-productions.com

*  Candlelight Lantern Procession

How to Make a Lantern!

Banish those dark evening blues and join the candle lit procession at next Saturday’s Cricklewood Winterfest.

Creative Cricklewood FREE Lantern workshop at 1 pm on 23 November – make your lantern for the lantern procession at 3 pm at Beacon Bingo.

*  A chance to be a celebrity for an evening!

Every child taking part in the lantern procession will be entered in a draw to switch on the Cricklewood Festive lights.  All children under 11 years are invited to take part in the procession and the draw.

Meet at Beacon Bingo at 3 pm on Saturday 23 November and children are encouraged to dress up festively whether it’s angels, faires, elves, mini santas or baby baubles – or any dressing up outfit is fine.  ALL CHILDREN IN THE LANTERN PROCESSION MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

It promises to be a magical affair, hope you will join in. The procession route will be from Beacon Bingo, up Cricklewood Lane, into the Groves and back to the Crown Moran.  We are looking for adult volunteers to line the route so let us know if you can help.

For more details on the lantern procession and the Winterfest take a look www.cricklewood.net

*  Winterfest – Street Theatre

Fire Poi from Poi Passion at the Winterfest on Cricklewood Broadway

*  Performing at the Cricklewood Winterfest – Monooka’s Caravan

Award winning Romanian singer-songwriter Monooka who founded Monooka’s Caravan

*  Reminder – Spot the Oddity Competition

Join in Cricklewood’s new competition: Spot the Oddity https://t.co/SuMu2M3ea

When you have found all the oddities, take your completed form back to Rudolph in the Christmas Grotto on Saturday 23 November from 2 – 5 pm.  Each entrant will receive a goody bag and they will be entered into a draw to win our giant polar bear!

*  Winterfest Programme

2 – 4 pm (with intervals) – St Michaels Steel Band on Yew Grove

2.30 pm – Alistair Hughes and group

3 pm for 3.15 pm – Lantern procession from Beacon Bingo, via Cricklewood Lane / Yew Grove, to the Crown Moran Hotel.

4 – 6 pm – Poi Show performances on Yew Grove and outside the Crown

4.05 pm – Mora Road School Choir singing outside the Crown Moran Hotel by the Christmas Tree

4.15 pm – Monooka Romanian Band

4.45 pm – Poi fire show outside the Crown

5.00 pm – Laser Light Show

5.30 pm – Switch on of Christmas lights in Cricklewood

5.40 pm – Laser Light Show

6.00 pm – End

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ARTS NETWORKING EVENING in Association with BRENT ARTS – 21st November 6.30pm-9pm

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Join us for a celebratory Arts Networking Evening in association with Brent Arts at The Sala Room, Crown Moran Hotel, 21 November 18.30-21.00. See map below.

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Meet like minded creative professionals, share ideas and celebrate the arts in Brent in 2013 with the Arts team. *Includes film screening of Willesden Green Memories Project, a complimentary glass of wine and nibbles.

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Creative Cricklewood, Events, Open Mic, Third Tuesday

CCTT November at The Lexi and The CC Open Mic is Celebrating 1 year at The Windmill! [UPDATED]

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Our Open Mic at the Windmill has been running for one year this Thursday 7th November. Come celebrate this milestone with us at The Windmill in Cricklewood.

To mark the occasion this Thursday we present a showcase night featuring some of our favourite performers from the past year.  https://www.facebook.com/events/226419894187653/

The show will start at 7.30pm and promises to be quite a night. Free entry as usual

Booked performers are (in alphabetical order):

The evening also features :

INSTANCES – a new exhibition of paintings by DIJANA BEKVALAC

http://dijanabekvalac.blogspot.co.uk/

“My  imagery is close to cartographic landscapes and self-referential visual systems which exist in a condition of fragile order. It is about obsessive mapping of space, about the gathering of time invested in the production of an image.”

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Creative Cricklewood Third Tuesday (CCTT)  – 19th November at the Lexi Cinema

Are you curious about Cricklewood?

Every Third Tuesday of the month, Creative Cricklewood want to explore a little bit of Cricklewood, and surrounding areas with you.

Our next exploration will take place on the Third Tuesday in November (19th) We would like to take you with us to the Lexi Cinema one of our small local Cinemas.

We will see the film Selfish Giant at 6.45pm.

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This is a chance for you to use your Lexi Cinema voucher.

Book your own tickets at the Lexi cinema. Mention Creative Cricklewood when booking the first 12 tickets will be for the balcony.

We will meet at the Corner of Cricklewood Broadway and Depot Approach at 6.15pm.  Look out for the Creative Cricklewood lamp post tied with colourful ribbons outside the Beacon Bingo (see below). We will take buses 260or 460 and 52 to Chamberlayne Road.  Or meet at the Lexi. Programme starts at 6.45.

Come and join us. It would be great to see you.

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In other news, Creative Cricklewood organised another very successful BIG DRAW event at the Brent Civic Centre.  We created different worlds, some utopian, some not, to fit with the Big Draw theme of ‘Drawing Tomorrow’.  Many thanks to Amanda Beasley, Clare Lewis, Denise Bryan, Nicola Chance and Alex McIntyre for their help and hard work.

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We hope to continue our collaborations with Brent Arts and to find new ways to scare the cleaners at the shiny new Civic Centre in the future!

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