Creative Cricklewood, Events, Open Mic

Open Mic & Art Show Returns – 6th March 2014


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You’ll be happy to hear that our very popular Open Mic returns this Thursday 6th March, alongside the opening of a new exhibition of photographic images by Cricklewood artist LAYLA BROOKES.  The ever popular poet and spoken word artist MARTIN SANDERSON returns as MC.

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“Photography for me brings together the realms of reality and imagination, revealing the wonder and mystery contained in the colours, patterns and shapes, light and shadows which make up the world around me.” – Layla Brookes

The senior management at the Windmill have asked that we continue monthly for the time being – expressing concern about the attendance, so please come and support this event so that it may continue, and progress.  Please let us know your views re the frequency of these events, or if we should change venue.

Any artists wishing to show their work please contact us at for more details. Shows are changed monthly, and currently no fees or commission are payable. We have from slot available from April.

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CC Social – 27th Feb 2014

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Put the date in your diary folks, the next Creative Cricklewood Social is coming up on the 27th February (7.00-9.30pm) at The Crown Hotel in Cricklewood.  Our last social was a great success and we hope this one will be even better.  Come along and meet new people – artists, musicians, writers, sculptors, designers, photographers, all manner of other creatives and lovers of the arts and culture.  All welcome!


Our Open Mic has had to be cancelled over the last few weeks for reasons beyond our control. Thankfully you’ll be glad to hear that the next Open Mic will be held on the 6th March 2014 and will feature the artwork of Layla Brookes. Performers should sign in at 7.30pm.  Acts start at 8pm.  All welcome!

Please keep an eye out on our Facebook Page and follow us on twitter for the latest details and news.

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Creative Cricklewood’s 50th Open Mic and Art Show – 6th February 2014

Happy Creative New Year!

We’re excited to announce the 50th Creative Cricklewood OPEN MIC and ART SHOW at The WINDMILL in Cricklewood on the 6th February 2014.


Alongside the Open Mic we will be launching a new exhibition of paintings by local artist M. ADAMS.  An experienced and versatile artist, living and working in London. She has studied in Poland and England and has exhibited works across Denmark, UK and Germany.

Through her natural approach she uses the traditional artist’s tools of oil, ink and pencil. However, she is also fond of working with sugar, charcoal, clay, and glass.

The Exhibition Opening will be Thursday 6th Feb from 7pm, with music and poetry from 8pm.  All welcome!

The exhibition will run till March 3rd.

1555543_734646436547631_1210091228_nAlso Shut Up & Write is now running at 6.15-to 7.45pm every Monday evening in Costa Coffee on the corner of Chichele Road at 173 Cricklewood Broadway, in addition to the slot at Meral’s Cafe (Cricklewood Lane) on Friday’s at 3.15pm. This was started by popular demand, because people who were at work couldn’t make the Friday session. All who would like to write, in silence, for ninety minutes without interruption are welcome to come along and join our supportive and diverse group.


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CCTT and The Creative Cricklewood Christmas Party – Thursday 12th December

Cricklewood Lane

Cricklewood Lane

Just to shake things up…the last Creative Cricklewood Third Tuesday (CCTT) of 2013 will actually take place on a Thursday!

We would like to take you with us to the Windmill Bar and Hotel where we will join the Creative Cricklewood Christmas Party, for an evening of entertainment from the Open Mic performers.  Festive fun and nibbles will be provided, compliments of Creative Cricklewood.

We will meet at the Corner of Cricklewood Broadway and Depot Approach at 6.45pm. Look out for the lamppost tied with colourful ribbons outside the Beacon Bingo.  Alternatively, you can meet us at the Windmill from 7pm onwards.

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

Creative Cricklewood Christmas Party

Creative Cricklewood Christmas Party

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Open Mic & Art Show at The Windmill, Cricklewood – 5th Dec 7pm

Henryk and Tim 2CC is proud to present an exhibition of paintings and prints by Henryk Terpilowski and Tim Major.

All are invited to the opening on Thursday 5th Dec from 7pm, as part of our regular Open Mic event.

The show continues through December at The Windmill 57 Cricklewood Broadway, NW2.

Henryk Terpilowski’s paintings draw on his background as a decorative artist. He has used the skills acquired from this field to develop a highly individual expressionistic style of painting.

Tim Major’s etchings follow a thread that connects directly with the cartoonists and illustrators of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries through to the Surrealists. His images are thoroughly of the moment, dealing with familiar aspects of the human condition which are then rendered with disturbing and unfamiliar juxtapositions and inventions.

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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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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.


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 –

*  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

*  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

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


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.


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


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.

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

“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.”



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.


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.


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.


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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Autumn Festival at Clitterhouse Farm, Cricklewood. Sunday 27th October 12-3pm.

Autumn Festival at Clitterhouse Farm, Cricklewood. Sunday 27th October 12-3pm.  Fun for all the family!

Check out the invite and map below.  It’s not to be missed!!

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CC Third Tuesday at The Tricycle with Jim Broadbent – October 15th

We’ve got a great Creative Cricklewood Third Tuesday to offer you this month! We would like to take you with us to the Tricycle, one of our small local Cinemas to watch Le Weekend with renowned actor Jim Broadbent, on Tuesday October 15th.

Le Weekend focuses on nearly elderly couple Meg and Nick, who go for a mini-break in Paris in an attempt to recapture the happiness of their honeymoon there. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Jim Broadbent.


Please book your tickets (£15.00) at the Tricycle box office020 7328 1000 and do mention Creative Cricklewood when booking.

We will meet you at the Corner of Cricklewood Broadway and Depot Approach at 7.15pm.  Look out for the Creative Cricklewood lamp post tied with colourful ribbons outside the Beacon Bingo, or meet us later at the ticket desk at the Tricycle – 269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR (map below).

The film starts at 8pm.

We hope you can come and join us. It would be great to see you!




We received the following message from the Tricycle.

Dear booker,

We’re sorry to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances, Jim Broadbent and Roger Michell will no longer be appearing at our Q&A screening of *Le Week-End* on Tuesday 15 October.

The Q&A will still be going ahead with leading actress Lindsay Duncan and writer Hanif Kureishi, hosted by film critic Baz Bamigboye.

Lindsay is a three time BAFTA nominee who has recently starred in *About Time* and *Alice in Wonderland*.

Hanif is an Oscar and BAFTA nominee, and New York Film Critics’ Circle Award winning playwright, screenwriter and novelist. His writing credits include *Venus* starring Peter O’Toole, *The Mother* starring Daniel Craig, novel and TV series *The Buddha Of Suburbia *(the novel and the mini-tv series) and *My Beautiful Laundrette*.

We hope you will still join us for what we’re sure will be a hugely enjoyable and insightful evening. Our Q&A screenings are charity events and funds raised from the evening will support our Artistic and Creative Learning programmes.

We do understand, however, that in light of the changes to the line-up, you may want a refund. If this is the case, please email with the subject line ‘Le Week-End Refund’, your name and booking details. You will then receive an email within 48 hours confirming your card has been reimbursed.

We would hugely appreciate it if you can contact us as soon as possible if you no longer wish to attend but hope you will choose to come along to this special evening.

With best wishes,

The Tricycle Box Office

020 7328 1000

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CANCELLED! – Creative Cricklewood Third Tuesday at The Millennium Green – 17th Sept 2013

UPDATE: With regret, due to adverse weather conditions we are cancelling this Millennium Green event on Tuesday 17th September.

CCTT - 17th September at the Millennium Green

CCTT – 17th September at the Millennium Green


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Cricklewood Silk Road Festival 2013

Click the image above for the Creative Cricklewood Silk Road Festival programme

Click the image above for the Creative Cricklewood Silk Road Festival programme

CREATIVE CRICKLEWOOD are proud to launch the Cricklewood Silk Road Festival with an afternoon and evening of exciting entertainment: PURE SILK – a showcase of song and dance in the Windmill garden hosted by Carl Chamberlain, and the opening of SEND – an art exhibition of paper planes curated by Kevin Keating. A barbecue will also be available in the garden and admission is FREE.

The day will start with the installation of a twenty foot paper jet in the open space in Keyes Road, outside the new Costa, just yards from the Windmill. Come and make a paper plane with us on Sunday 1st September from 2pm – 6pm to add to the Windmill exhibition.

Submission for anyone wishing to make a paper jet independently is on Friday 30 August from 10am – 2pm at the Windmill. If this time isn’t convenient for you, please contact Kevin on 07818 237 903 or

Sunday 1st September

The Entertainment!

3.10pm Intro by MC Carl Chamberlain

3.15-3.30 Cuban Vibes Salsa Dance

3.45-4.30 Lily Shea & Friends

4.45-5.00 Rosy Summerbell Bellydance

5.15-6.00 Pre-booked Open Mic (3 acts)

6.15-6.30 Cuban Vibes Salsa Dance

6.45-7.30 J C Ryan

7.45-8.00 Rosy Summerbell Bellydance

8.00-9.00 Mark Harrison Band