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Creative Cricklewood’s 50th Open Mic and Art Show – 6th February 2014

Happy Creative New Year!

We’re excited to announce the 50th Creative Cricklewood OPEN MIC and ART SHOW at The WINDMILL in Cricklewood on the 6th February 2014.

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Alongside the Open Mic we will be launching a new exhibition of paintings by local artist M. ADAMS.  An experienced and versatile artist, living and working in London. She has studied in Poland and England and has exhibited works across Denmark, UK and Germany.

Through her natural approach she uses the traditional artist’s tools of oil, ink and pencil. However, she is also fond of working with sugar, charcoal, clay, and glass.

The Exhibition Opening will be Thursday 6th Feb from 7pm, with music and poetry from 8pm.  All welcome!

The exhibition will run till March 3rd.

1555543_734646436547631_1210091228_nAlso Shut Up & Write is now running at 6.15-to 7.45pm every Monday evening in Costa Coffee on the corner of Chichele Road at 173 Cricklewood Broadway, in addition to the slot at Meral’s Cafe (Cricklewood Lane) on Friday’s at 3.15pm. This was started by popular demand, because people who were at work couldn’t make the Friday session. All who would like to write, in silence, for ninety minutes without interruption are welcome to come along and join our supportive and diverse group.

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CCTT and The Creative Cricklewood Christmas Party – Thursday 12th December

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Just to shake things up…the last Creative Cricklewood Third Tuesday (CCTT) of 2013 will actually take place on a Thursday!

We would like to take you with us to the Windmill Bar and Hotel where we will join the Creative Cricklewood Christmas Party, for an evening of entertainment from the Open Mic performers.  Festive fun and nibbles will be provided, compliments of Creative Cricklewood.

We will meet at the Corner of Cricklewood Broadway and Depot Approach at 6.45pm. Look out for the lamppost tied with colourful ribbons outside the Beacon Bingo.  Alternatively, you can meet us at the Windmill from 7pm onwards.

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

Creative Cricklewood Christmas Party

Creative Cricklewood Christmas Party

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CCTT November at The Lexi and The CC Open Mic is Celebrating 1 year at The Windmill! [UPDATED]

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Our Open Mic at the Windmill has been running for one year this Thursday 7th November. Come celebrate this milestone with us at The Windmill in Cricklewood.

To mark the occasion this Thursday we present a showcase night featuring some of our favourite performers from the past year.  https://www.facebook.com/events/226419894187653/

The show will start at 7.30pm and promises to be quite a night. Free entry as usual

Booked performers are (in alphabetical order):

The evening also features :

INSTANCES – a new exhibition of paintings by DIJANA BEKVALAC

http://dijanabekvalac.blogspot.co.uk/

“My  imagery is close to cartographic landscapes and self-referential visual systems which exist in a condition of fragile order. It is about obsessive mapping of space, about the gathering of time invested in the production of an image.”

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Creative Cricklewood Third Tuesday (CCTT)  – 19th November at the Lexi Cinema

Are you curious about Cricklewood?

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

Our next exploration will take place on the Third Tuesday in November (19th) We would like to take you with us to the Lexi Cinema one of our small local Cinemas.

We will see the film Selfish Giant at 6.45pm.

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This is a chance for you to use your Lexi Cinema voucher.

Book your own tickets at the Lexi cinema. Mention Creative Cricklewood when booking the first 12 tickets will be for the balcony.

We will meet at the Corner of Cricklewood Broadway and Depot Approach at 6.15pm.  Look out for the Creative Cricklewood lamp post tied with colourful ribbons outside the Beacon Bingo (see below). We will take buses 260or 460 and 52 to Chamberlayne Road.  Or meet at the Lexi. Programme starts at 6.45.

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

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In other news, Creative Cricklewood organised another very successful BIG DRAW event at the Brent Civic Centre.  We created different worlds, some utopian, some not, to fit with the Big Draw theme of ‘Drawing Tomorrow’.  Many thanks to Amanda Beasley, Clare Lewis, Denise Bryan, Nicola Chance and Alex McIntyre for their help and hard work.

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We hope to continue our collaborations with Brent Arts and to find new ways to scare the cleaners at the shiny new Civic Centre in the future!

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Upcoming Events

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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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The Creative Cricklewood Big Draw Team

The Creative Cricklewood Big Draw Team

LATEST NEWS!

Creative Cricklewood are very proud to announce that our Open Door Big Draw Event that we held at Brent Mosque in October, has been selected as one of the 2012 runners up in the Big Draw’s annual Drawing Inspiration Awards. Watch this space – we’re very excited!

OPEN MIC & ART SHOW 

This Thursday 21st Feb at The Windmill, 57 Cricklewood Broadway.

Performers check in at 7.30pm, music starts at 8.00pm.

THIS WEEK FEATURING:

THE GREAT FLOOD OF CRICKLEWOOD – a short film by KEVIN VINCENZO KEATING

Guest MC OLIVER DOUGLAS – star performer from last week

Continuing display of paintings by CC artist SANDY ALKALAI

PRE-OPEN MIC INVITATION

Are you a member of Creative Cricklewood? Would you like to join us? Would you like to know more?

Come along on Thursday to our pre-Open Mic Members Meeting – 6.30pm at the Windmill Bar – and meet some of our members. Bring your suggestions or questions. Let us know how you’d like to get involved.

We are a group of writers and artists of all kinds who live and/or work in Cricklewood and we support creative endeavour. We come together, online and off, to share creative work and bring art to our community.

EXHIBITION OPEN CALL

We are now inviting submissions from artists to display work at The Windmill. Shows last for four weeks, timed to coincide with alternate open mic events. Contact creativecricklewood(at)gmail.com for more info and to register your interest.

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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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Another great Creative Cricklewood Open Mic!

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The Creative Cricklewood Open Mic at the Windmill last Thursday built on the success of last month and was another great night. Thanks to all those who came out in the cold to support local talent and to make the night such fun. Of course we must also send a special thank you to the wonderful folk below and anyone else involved in bringing it all together.

Guest MC: Carl Chamberlain

Organisers: Henryk Terpiłowski, Dave Parrett

Artist: Ivorene Davies

Caricature drawing: Mary Saxe-Falstein ( http://www.marysaxe-falstein.co.uk/ )

Poster design: by Alistair Lambert

Performers: Panama Dave Parrett

Philip Chadwick

Pickled Eggs

Sabrina Parker

Bruna

Rosy Summerbell

Jack Kelly

J C Ryan

David Dirickx

Mary Calton

Sarah-Jane Miller

And last, but most definitely not least…. Weronika Knap and all the staff at the Windmill.

A quote from the night: “It’s nice you’ve breathed some life into the place. The girls are working their socks off and they deserve success” Carl

Next month’s Open Mic at the Windmill will be on THURSDAY 10th JANUARY, put the date in your diaries now!

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Rosy Summerbell

Don’t forget, the paintings by Ivorene Davies will stay on display till the beginning of January, during the Windmill’s opening times:

Mon -Wed 4 – 12pm

Thurs – Fri 4pm – 1am

Sat 12 noon – 1am

Sun 12 noon – 12pm

Paintings by Ivorene Davies

Paintings by Ivorene Davies

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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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