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.

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.


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

Creative Cricklewood, Events, Silk Road Festival

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


Creative Cricklewood Meetup and Mingle – Monday 20th May -7.30pm

Creative Cricklewood Meetup and Mingle

Please come and join us for a general gathering of Creative Cricklewood folk this Monday 20th May at 7.30pm on the Mezzanine level of the modern extension to the Crown Hotel, for an informal chance to meet, chat, discuss ideas, projects and creative plans for Creative Cricklewood’s future.


Creative Cricklewood (CC) was formed in the summer of 2011, when a motley group of local creatives came together at Meral’s café in Cricklewood. The fledgling group has grown quickly and organically and has managed to establish itself as one of the most diverse arts groups in North West London.

Led by a small volunteer team, Creative Cricklewood now runs three popular regular social events – The Open Mic and Art Show at The Windmill, Creative Cricklewood Third Tuesday (CCTT) and ‘Shut up and Write’. Our members are frequently involved in exhibitions and arts events across London and the UK, and the group has been heavily involved in The Cricklewood Improvement Programme, ‘The Big Draw’ and the Summer and Winter Festivals held in Cricklewood in 2012.

There are over 260 members on Facebook. We know many of you, but there are a lot of you out there that we don’t know and we would especially like you to come and introduce yourself and get involved.

So, please put the 20th May, 7.30pm in your diary. We’re looking forward to seeing familiar faces and lots of new ones too!

The Creative Cricklewood Team