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

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.


The Silk Fringe Art Show and After Party


Creative Cricklewood and Harlesden Gallery come together in a collaborative art exhibition featuring the work of Kevin Vincenzo Keating, Gabriel Parfitt, Tom Saunders, Lorenzo Belenguer, Loli Cardenoso, and Alex McIntyre.  The private view will combine with this months Open Mic Night.  Already our talented performers on the bill include music from Opium Blues, bellydancer Rosy Summerbell, and poet and performer Ursula Troche.  During the day Creative Cricklewood are involved in the Silk Road Festival.  Do come and find us at our stall, spot the CC moth art trail and take pleasure in the CC the street decorations.


The Silk Road Festival

Creative Cricklewood are participating in the Silk Road Festival on 15th of September.  It looks like a great line up and we have been busily cranking up the heat on street decorations.  On the day, we will have a stall outside Beacon Bingo where you can sign up to be a CC member.  Later on in the Four Seasons Cafe from 6pm there will be an exhibition curated by CC’s own Kevin Vincenzo Keating and a post festival party featuring some fantastic local musicians.