Creative Cricklewood, Events, Open Mic

Re-Launch of the Open Mic – a great turnout

The Re-Launch of Creative Cricklewood’s Open Mic at the Windmill Pub on Thursday evening was a roaring success. With more performers than there was time for, a busy bar, lots of laughter, an attentive audience and great venue, we hope that this CC event will become a regular night out in all your calendars.  This listener was hugely impressed by the quality of acts and particularly delighted to see so many new performers as well as long standing acts who have supported us since the beginning of CC in October last year.

The evening featured different styles of music, spoken word and dance.  In the background, creating the ambiance beautifully, was a solo exhibition of paintings by Henryk Terpilowski.  This exhibition is running for couple of weeks so if you havn’t had a chance to properly absorb the works do pop into the Windmill again – the paintings are well worth spending time with and will grow in poignancy with each viewing.

A big vote of thanks to our performers: Jo Ryan, Lizzie Coke, Rosy Summerbell, Zimmy Van Zandt, Flaviya Ke, Mary Carlton, Jack Kelly, Paul and Panama Dave. Thank you also to the Windmill Pub, Weronika Knap and CC organisers Panama Dave, Henryk Terpilowski and Jean-Marc Pierson.

Do remember that if you didn’t get a chance to share your skills this time round, we hope that you will join us again on thursday 6th of December, same place, same timings.

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OPEN MIC Re-Launch at the Windmill Pub this Thursday

Please join us for MUSIC, ART, POETRY, PERFORMANCE, and a great social
& networking opportunity.

Thurs 8th Nov. 8-11pm at the Windmill, 57 Cricklewood Bdwy. NW2 3JX. (MAP)
Performers check in 7.30pm for a spot.

Confirmed performers:  MC and storyteller Jean-marc
Pierson,Bellydancer Rosy Summerbell, Mary Calton – jazz blues, Zimmy
van Zandt, Panama Dave Parrett, singer/songwriters Lily Shea and Jo
Ryan.

As part of Creative Cricklewood Open Mic, Cricklewood artist Henryk
Terpiłowski will be exhibiting his paintings.“Henryk exploits
counterpoint in composition and colour,and the tension between
randomness and control, to evoke emotional impact”

The exhibition will continue for two weeks during the Windmill’s opening hours:
Mon -Wed  4 – 12pm
Thurs – Fri  4pm – 1am
Sat  1.30pm – 1am
Sun  1.30 – 12pm

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OPEN DOOR BIG DRAW – A Huge Success

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The Big Draw day went really well. Nearly one hundred people attended at Brent Mosque on a very cold day.

You could spot the Creative Cricklewood team by their Big Draw T-shirts, colourful berets and (at advanced level) by their stick on moustaches. The hall was decorated and welcoming. We had loads of clipboards, crayons, pencils and paper at hand and different areas for drawing set up around the hall. There was a beautiful still life set up, an exhibition of paintings by one of the mosque’s congregation and a life modelling area with hats and costumes for setting the scene. Down one side of the hall we were able to set up a huge row of tables to support a lovely roll of paper 10m x 2.5m big! There were also two special areas with seating and cushions where four different story tellers (from different faith backgrounds) took turns telling stories throughout the day.Drinks and delicious fresh cooked food was provided by the Mosque.

One of the highlights was in the afternoon when a group went up to the beautiful Mosque hall itself. Here we sat on the carpet and sketched the interior architecture and decorations whilst listening to two stories told by David Bash and Sarah Rundle. David Bash (a Jewish storyteller) told the story of how the beautiful Mosque at Cordoba in Spain, here the Christian rulers were persuaded to overcome their urge to demolish the Islamic architecture and built their Christian Chapel amongst the columns and arches of the Mosque.

The finale came when we lifted the second huge drawing and put it on display along the form of the stage at one end of the hall.

We are very grateful to Hampstead School of Art for their generosity in not only lending easels and drawing boards but sharing their expertise by running an excellent session using oil pastels. We were also very honoured to have a visit from Sue Grayson Ford the director of The Campaign for Drawing who organised the Big Draw.

Many thanks are also due to Angela Payne, Lead for Mapesbury Community First Panel, and Marie Ryan, Chair of NW2 Resident’s Association both of whom made the whole event possible through their support, encouragement and help with funding.

Finally we must thank The Mosque and Islamic centre of Brent, for their support, use of the hall and delicious food. In particular Yasir Alam and Chairman Mohammed Sadeeq. Thanks too to all the CC team that made it happen.

We will be compiling all the many photos and images over the next week or so and hope to show the excellent work that was achieved on the day.  Here are a few to whet your appetites:

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This Sunday 28th October Creative Cricklewood have teamed up with the Brent Mosque on Chichele Road to bring you the Big Draw and storytelling.  The event will feature storytellers:

David Bash: http://www.successstory.org.uk/

Sarah Rundle: http://www.sarahrundle.co.uk/

Seema Anand will be telling a longer story at 1.30.
This story is from the Sunder Bans forest that grows between India and Bangladesh at 1.30.  It is situated on the mouth of the Ganges so there is a lot of flooding in the area which creates and periodically washes away dozens of little tiny islands so the area is remapped every 3 years.  3 of the world’s most dangerous animals live here – tigers, snakes and crocodiless.  The trees that grow there are stumpy and very wide.  The forest is protected by Bon Bibi who was sent by Allah to look after the people there and her best friend is the king of the tigers and he is a Hindu Brahmin so people going into this forest pray to both these protectors together – it is the only place in the world where the prayers are offered to both Muslim and Hindu deities together.
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THIS SUNDAY: OPEN DOOR BIG DRAW

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Open Mic RE-LAUNCH at the WINDMILL PUB

The re-launch of Creative Cricklewood Open Mic

Please join us for MUSIC, ART, POETRY, PERFORMANCE, and a great social & networking opportunity.

Thurs 8th Nov. 8-11pm at the Windmill, 57 Cricklewood Bdwy. NW2 3JX. (MAP)
Performers check in 7.30pm for a spot.

Confirmed performers:  MC and storyteller Jean-marc Pierson,Bellydancer Rosy Summerbell, Mary Calton – jazz blues, Zimmy van Zandt, Panama Dave Parrett, singer/songwriters Lily Shea and Jo Ryan.

As part of Creative Cricklewood Open Mic, Cricklewood artist Henryk Terpiłowski will be exhibiting his paintings.“Henryk exploits counterpoint in composition and colour,and the tension between randomness and control, to evoke emotional impact”

The exhibition will continue for two weeks during the Windmill’s opening hours:
Mon -Wed  4 – 12pm
Thurs – Fri  4pm – 1am
Sat   1.30pm – 1am
Sun  1.30 – 12pm

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The Silk Fringe Art Show and After Party

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Creative Cricklewood and Harlesden Gallery come together in a collaborative art exhibition featuring the work of Kevin Vincenzo Keating, Gabriel Parfitt, Tom Saunders, Lorenzo Belenguer, Loli Cardenoso, and Alex McIntyre.  The private view will combine with this months Open Mic Night.  Already our talented performers on the bill include music from Opium Blues, bellydancer Rosy Summerbell, and poet and performer Ursula Troche.  During the day Creative Cricklewood are involved in the Silk Road Festival.  Do come and find us at our stall, spot the CC moth art trail and take pleasure in the CC the street decorations.

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