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Creative Cricklewood Third Tuesday Presents

Opera in The Dell

A Magical Evening of Performance at The Mapesbury Dell
Tuesday 16 July 6.30pm – 9.30pm

We would like to take you with us to the Mapesbury Dell, one of the 2 conservation areas in Cricklewood. A hidden gem, this small but beautiful green space, will play host to an evening of Opera. We will meet at the Corner of Cricklewood Broadway and Depot Approach at 6.00pm. Look out for the Creative Cricklewood lamp post tied with colourful ribbons outside the Beacon Bingo. Or meet at the Mapesbury Dell which is situated between 10 and 12 Hoveden Road, off Keyes Road NW2

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

[We will need help lifting musical equipment into the Dell at 1.30pm on the 16th.  Please call us on 07967 377110 if you can lend a hand].

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SHUT UP AND WRITE!

Calling all writers, beginner writers and would-be writers! Creative Cricklewood continues to run a working session called SHUT UP AND WRITE! at Meral’s Cafe EVERY FRIDAY afternoon 3.15pm to 4.45pm. Just you and your pen or laptop and 90 minutes of nonstop writing, together. Do join us if you can. All welcome.

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OPEN MIC & ART SHOW!

Thursday 4 July at the Windmill – 57 Cricklewood Broadway.

We present a brand new exhibition of paintings by graffiti artist BAMBOOKIDD.
with music and poetry as part of our regular Open Mic event.
From 7.30pm. Performances start at 8.00pm.

The exhibition will continue throughout July.
Opening hours: Mon – Fri from 4pm, Sat – Sun from 1pm

BAMBOOKIDD has been sketching and doodling since he could hold a pen.
Influenced by the likes of D*Face, The London Police, Jamie Hewlett,
The Simpsons, comic books, cartoons and growing up with skater/hip-hop
culture, he eventually began to develop and work on a character of his own.
The result is BAMBOOKIDD – a blank canvas that appears in art
reflecting the influences and activity which emerge from his mind.
Past projects have included exhibitions, live drawings, in-store
designs for small boutiques and record shops, as well as comic books,
flyers and customizations.
http://bambookidd.blogspot.co.uk/

This week will be our 20th open mic event at The Windmill. We would like to thank everybody – performers, artists, and audience alike, who have supported it so far.
https://www.facebook.com/events/398935226879015/

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Creative Cricklewood Third Tuesday!

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Are you curious about Cricklewood?

Every Third Tuesday of the month, Creative Cricklewood want to explore a little bit of Cricklewood, and the surrounding areas with you.

Our first exploration will take place on the Third Tuesday in April 16th  – We would like to take you with us to the Crown Moran Hotel. www.crownmoranhotel.com

We will have a short tour of the hotel, followed by a musical interlude on the Mezzanine floor, Featuring the very talented Raphael Stoker playing the grand piano, Albin Mejzini playing Classical Guitar and Nii Adu-Ayree playing blues guitar,

Tea and Coffee will be available with the compliments of the Crown Moran Hotel. Other drinks can be purchased at the bars.

We will meet outside the front of Beacon Bingo on Cricklewood Broadway at 7pm, 16th April.  Look out for the lamppost tied with colourful ribbons and you’ll find us there (see map below).

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

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Creative Cricklewood Open Mic Goes Fortnightly!

Poster design by Dave Parrett

The Open Mic on Thursday 10th January was another great night.  The event is going from strength to strength and will now be running fortnightly.  See the flyer above for all the upcoming dates. Creative Cricklewood would like to thank all the wonderful support we have had from local residents and people who have travelled from far and wide to come see the performers.  Please keep coming out to support the creative arts and music scene in Cricklewood and NW2.

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We must send a big shout out and thanks to all the wonderful performers on the night. Your talents made it another night to remember.

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PERFORMERS (10/1/2013)

Panama Dave Parrett                 http://www.panamadaveparrett.com

Debora Henriques

Max Pahlsson

Kira Kenley

Jack Kelly

Zimmy van Zandt

Sarah – Jane Miller

Ant Smith

Shona Sarai

Alan Medley

Sally Buchanan

MC – Carl Chamberlain                 http://calmcarl.wordpress.com

Organisers – Henryk Terpilowski and Dave Parrett

And special thanks to the management and staff at the Windmill

http://www.windmillhotelnorthlondon.co.uk

You can see more photos from the night on facebook here (you need to be logged in to see them).  Courtesy of Ant Smith.

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Paintings by Cricklewood artist Pat Bonner (The paintings will remain on display till 3rd Feb)

Some quotes from the night:

“I had such a wonderful time last night. Creative Cricklewood people are wonderful. Great atmosphere, wonderful art, fabulous perfomances from excellent people” – Carl Chamberlain

 “This is a nice friendly intimate place to perform. The variety of acts is fantastic. Some very good writers and performers every time. It’s nice to be part of this group. Thanks everyone for making this happen.” – Zimmy van Zandt

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Open Mic & Exhibition at The Windmill – 7.30pm 6th December 2012

Open Mic December 2012

Following on from the success of last month’s Open Mic, we’re returning to The Windmill this Thursday the 6th December at 7.30pm, featuring….

….Guitarist Panama Dave Parrett, raconteur Jean-marc, bellydance by the fabulous Rosy Summerbell, a new exhibition of paintings by Ivorene Davies, live caricature drawing by Mary Saxe-Falstein, and guest MC Carl Chamberlain.

There will also be slots available for anyone else who would like to perform on the night, just come along at 7.30pm and put your name down on the list.

Painting by Ivorene Davies

Painting by Ivorene Davies

IVORENE DAVIES was born in Cricklewood, and has lived here in the same family home most of her life.  After attending Mora Road school, Ivorene studied art at Willesden School of Art – which closed in 1959. Ivorene continues to paint and draw; she has a superb sense of colour, which she incorporates into most of her work.

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Open Mic RE-LAUNCH at the WINDMILL PUB

The re-launch of Creative Cricklewood Open Mic

Please join us for MUSIC, ART, POETRY, PERFORMANCE, and a great social & networking opportunity.

Thurs 8th Nov. 8-11pm at the Windmill, 57 Cricklewood Bdwy. NW2 3JX. (MAP)
Performers check in 7.30pm for a spot.

Confirmed performers:  MC and storyteller Jean-marc Pierson,Bellydancer Rosy Summerbell, Mary Calton – jazz blues, Zimmy van Zandt, Panama Dave Parrett, singer/songwriters Lily Shea and Jo Ryan.

As part of Creative Cricklewood Open Mic, Cricklewood artist Henryk Terpiłowski will be exhibiting his paintings.“Henryk exploits counterpoint in composition and colour,and the tension between randomness and control, to evoke emotional impact”

The exhibition will continue for two weeks during the Windmill’s opening hours:
Mon -Wed  4 – 12pm
Thurs – Fri  4pm – 1am
Sat   1.30pm – 1am
Sun  1.30 – 12pm

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Cricklewood Festival 2012, NW2, London
Silk Road Festival

Cricklewood Silk Road Festival 15th September 2012

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.

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