Events

Cricklewood Winterfest – 24th November 2012

A warm welcome to any readers of Cricklewood Matters who may have read about us in the most recent issue.  Please get involved if you are creative or support the arts, and live or work in the area.

Creative Cricklewood will be involved in the upcoming Winterfest on Cricklewood lane on the 24th November 2012.  Make sure you come down on the day to watch the performers and carol singers and to support the local high street shops and the independent traders that will be set up.   For more details, read the press release from CIP below….

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Following hot on the heels of the Silk Road Summer Festival is the Cricklewood Winterfest on Saturday, 24 November 2012.

There will be food stalls, gift stalls, street theatre with colourful Christmas characters, stage entertainment and carols. A Cricklewood choir of residents will debut on the day and fun lasts from 1pm to 7pm at the Green Isle, outside B&Q.

Barnet Council has funded the Christmas illuminations on Cricklewood Lane whilst the WinterFest, an activity of the Cricklewood Connecting People and Places Project  is funded by the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund.  The Cricklewood Winterfest is supported by the Mayor’s Outer London Fund, which is helping increase the vibrancy and growth of high street places across London.

World-renowned industrial designers and makers Haberdashery London are currently prototyping the design and manufacture of bespoke festive lights, that will be not only 100% unique to Cricklewood, but also will reduce energy consumption, maintenance costs and will integrate into the fabric and spirit of the Cricklewood community.

Christmas 2012 will see the premiere of two prototype lights, along Cricklewood Lane, as part of the Christmas Winterfest event. This event will trial the prototype lights to give the community a chance to feedback on the design before all the new lights are put into production for Christmas 2013!

The Cricklewood WinterFest aims to:

  • usher in Christmas to Cricklewood
  • animate the town centre
  • attract more footfall to Cricklewood town centre
  • support local business
  • encourage community participation
  • engender pride of place.

“I would like to see people spending their hard earned money in local high streets this Christmas, getting in the festive spirit whilst supporting neighbourhood businesses to thrive. Events like WinterFest in Cricklewood are a great way to entice customers to the area and bring the community together. We need vibrant, bustling high streets and kick-starting activity in areas like Cricklewood is what my Outer London Fund is doing across the capital.”  Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

Danny Maher, Chair of Cricklewood Improvement Programme said, “People don’t have to go into central London or out of town shopping centres to get into the Christmas spirit. Enjoy a fun, festive afternoon in Cricklewood and support local businesses at the same time”.

For more information, contact The Cricklewood OLF Project Manager, Osita Udenson on 07875 588 107 or udenson@btinternet.com

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Events

The Open Door Big Draw, Cricklewood – 28th October 2012

Creative Cricklewood is inviting local people to join visual artists and story tellers for an engaging day of wonderful stories and imaginative drawing.

You don’t need to know how to do it or to have ever tried drawing before: it’s just about having fun and contributing your marks to a great big drawing that we can all share and enjoy. We will provide the paper, crayons, pencils and the stories: you provide the ears, the eyes and the imaginations!

The project aims to bring different parts of our community together and to mix us up for a while through a shared creative activity that we can all enjoy.

We are kindly hosted for the event by the Brent Mosque and Islamic Centre on Chichele Road in Cricklewood. We will be using the community hall on the basement floor, so will have plenty of room to unroll our paper and spread out on the floor and tables. Around the hall we will have different ‘stations’ to explore:

If you would like to just listen to stories you can do just that.
The stories will reflect and intertwine the rich oral traditions of different cultures and faiths.

Alongside the story tellers there will be various visual artists to lend a hand, encourage and assist you. If you would like to have a demonstration of different techniques for making marks and approaching drawing the teachers will be on station to help you out. We will have a still life set up, a bit of dressing up, various tricks and fun to get you in the mood for scribbling and doodling.

Down the middle of the hall will be a big roll of paper that we can all doodle and draw on. There may be a landscape on it that needs some trees, or a desert that is missing a tent… perhaps a city, with rooms needing furniture and characters from the stories to come to life…

There will be no prizes or judges, no winners or loosers. We don’t need to make Art we just want to explore, experiment and have fun together.

All the materials, paper, pencils, crayons and sharpeners are provided free of charge.

The main entrance to the Mosque is on Howard Road, Cricklewood, however we will be using an entrance on Chichele Road that leads directly to the hall. It is pretty much opposite Sheldon Road.

If you would like to volunteer to help on the project in any way lease drop us an email. creativecricklewood at gmail.com

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