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Event To Celebrate WB Yeats’s Poetry in Aid of Creative Cricklewood and Friends of Cricklewood Library


As part of the #Yeats2015 celebration, the Irish community in London will gather at the London Irish Centre in Camden on August 20th 2015, to celebrate theDominic West poetry of WB Yeats and raise funds for Creative Cricklewood (CC) and Friends of Cricklewood Library (FOCL).

The theme of the event, brainchild of CC Chair, Orna Ross will centre on the question of what it means to be Irish, especially when one lives away from Ireland.

 “I Am Of Ireland” is being organised by Orna Ross in partnership with Gary Dunne, Arts Officer at The London Irish Centre, which will be the venue for the evening, and with some support from the Irish Minister for Diaspora Affairs, who will also take part in the event.

It will feature performances by writers, artists and musicians whose life or work has been inspired by Yeats’s poetry. Confirmed readers in addition to the Minister are Dan Mulhall, Ireland’s Ambassador to the UK and actor Dominic West.

Yeats was a long-time Londoner and, more than any other writer, established the idea of Ireland as a spirit, an internal condition, an imaginative space. 

Our event will celebrate that concept and, true to the complexity of the poetry, include a wide variety of responses to what it means to be “of Ireland”.

Creative Cricklewood and Friends of Cricklewood Library will display their work in the lobby, for the audience to peruse during the interval.

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Open Mic Thursday 2nd October


Our next Open Mic on Thursday 2nd October features ‘Organic’ a new exhibition of work by photographer Nataša Jandrić.

MC for the evening – poet Martin Sanderson

Nataša was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, former Yugoslavia. She moved to London in mid 90’s where she gained a BA in Media and Communications studies. Natasa’s work centres on fine art and social documentary photography, experimenting with the boundary between photography and art. She has exhibited in London, Belgrade and Sarajevo. Natasa lives and works in London.

“Having two homes (UK and Bosnia) I like to explore those two totally different cultures, often combining them into one. We often belong to more then one place or state of mind, sometimes belonging, sometimes being total outsiders and observers. “Organic” is this third space we all create for ourselves; space we like to call home.”


Natasa Jandric Poster

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This weeks show features a new exhibition by Elzbieta Adamczyk

Elzbieta studied classical philology at the Catholic University of Lublin in eastern Poland.

Though she now lives and paints in the Pieniny mountains, her landscape work is more likely to include broad meadows with views to the horizon, evoking feelings of space and air.

She has exhibited widely in Poland, and this will be her first London show.

As usual, get there early to view the art before it gets busy with the performances from 8pm.

Performers sign in from 7pm

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The Open Mic returns this week at the Windmill with a new exhibition by artist KATE BRACE


As usual, get there early to view the art before it gets busy with the performances from 8pm.
Performers sign in from 7pm
This month, half the proceeds of the exhibition will be donated to Ashford Place (formerly Cricklewood Homeless Concern)
Kate Brace gained a First in her Fine Art Degree, and has refined her love of colour and line through travels in India and the Far East.
Her work explores identity and memory in relation to the changing physical environment

​Our MC this week is the ever popular MARTIN SANDERSON
Martin is a poet and spoken word artist mostly concerning himself with themes of love, quantum physics and the inclement weather. He intends for his art to be a mirror and a hammer to reflect and ultimately wreak a great carnage amongst those few asinine f***wits who are making such a total horlicks of running the planet.
Any ARTISTS interested in showing their work in the future – please email us for more info. Shows last one month, currently no fee or commission payable.

Similarly, if anyone would like to get involved in Creative Cricklewood, please contact us
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The open mic returns this Thursday 1st May with a new exhibition by artist NADJIB LE FLEURIER

Join the Facebook event here.

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For the first time, together with his on going exploration around minerals, Nadjib is showing prints of his work on music, illustrating the deep, mental, emotional, and physical bond between instrument and their musicians

Please arrive early to view the work and meet the artist, before it gets busy when the open mic starts at 8pm

As guest MC for the open mic we welcome poet and spoken word artist MARTIN SANDERSON

We expect a busy night, so performers please arrive early, from 7pm, to book a slot


We invite anyone interested in becoming more involved with CC as part of a Core Group to come to the Windmill at 6.30 for an informal meeting & chat.

(This is on the same night as the Open Mic – 1st May, before the show)


CC artist Alistair Lambert is currently artist in residence at BAR

All invited to the OPENING EVENT on Tues 29th April 7pm


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Open Mic & Art Show. 7pm, 3rd April 2014

This Thursday April 3rd from 7pm at The Windmill – 57 Cricklewood Broadway, Cricklewood, NW2 3JX

Featuring a new exhibition by emerging local artists Holly Stenhouse & Ranalph Kaine

Arrive early from 7pm to view the art, before the music starts at 8pm – with MC CALM CARL CHAMBERLAIN.  Performers should sign in from 7pm


Ranalph Kaine is a Kilburn based artist working in a range of media. His work deals with worlds both seen & unseen

The focus of Holly Stenhouse’s recent work reflects an ongoing engagement with surface and detail of everyday objects and artefacts. Having recently completed a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at Barnet & Southgate College, Holly has continued to explore the use of traditional and non-traditional tools and materials and processes, in particular print-making and sculpture. The subject matter of her work concerns her attempt at recapturing an image or object by creating multi layers with a range of media and processes that obscures the original representation and becomes visually ambiguous. The pure physicality of manipulation and experimentation with mixed media is, for Holly, thoroughly absorbing and has been a stimulus for the development of her current work.

The exhibition continues through April. Any artists wishing to show their work in the future please email us for more details.

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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

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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.

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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.