The Inaugural Cricklewood Silk Road Festival was held on Saturday 15th September and was a great success. Creative Cricklewood were heavily involved in the planning and running of the festival. Our members, Amanda and Zoe organised decorations for the broadway, and with their little helpers managed to cover many of the street railings and lamposts with an array of colourful materials. We also set up a stall at Casbah Corner and Alex, Thomas, Henryk and Amanda were on hand to show off some of the group’s work, to inform local residents about what we are doing, encourage them to get involved and to support local creative arts. As well as this, Alistair ran a very popular ‘Make a Moth’ stall for local children to get involved and show their creative flare; Jean Marc entertained passers-by with his story telling; Mary Calton sang her heart out on the main stage; and to top it all off, Kevin Keating organised a fantastic post-festival fringe party at The Four Seasons with an exhibition, open-mic and lots of great food, drink and revelry!
We were heartened by the support that we received from local residents and businesses that we met on Saturday, and look forward to working with many of them over the coming year. Creative Cricklewood has lots of plans in the pipeline and we’re looking forward to an array of upcoming events over the next year, and of course The Silk Road Festival will return in 2013 and is set to be even bigger and better!
Click the image below to take a look at a gallery of photos from the day.