Creative Cricklewood, Events, Winterfest

Thank You!

We’d just like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in the lantern procession and came along to the Cricklewood Winterfest to make a jingle jar!  Special thanks also to everyone who worked tirelessly on Creative Cricklewood stall.  A great day was had by all!

Here are just a few photos of the day.

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Creative Cricklewood, Events, Winterfest

Cricklewood Winterfest 23rd November 2013 (1- 6pm)

Cricklewood will usher in the festive season with Winterfest on Saturday 23 November 2013.  St Michael’s and All Angels Steel Band will get the party started.

The event will see the day’s activities themed around light, with a hand-made gift market, hot food stalls, street theatre, a laser-light show, arts and crafts, mulled wine, stage entertainment and carols.

The festivities will last from 1 pm to 6pm outside the Crown Moran Hotel and on Yew Grove, which will be closed to traffic.

*  Cricklewood Winterfest – Laser Light Show

Cricklewood Winterfest will have a spectacular finale of a laser light show from 5 pm till 6 pm outside the Crown Moran Hotel, Cricklewood Broadway.

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World-renowned industrial designers and makers Haberdashery London have designed bespoke festive lights for the town centre. The lights are not only unique to Cricklewood, but will also offer reduced maintenance and running costs. The lights will be switched on at 5:30pm.

Laser Light Show by ER Productions – www.er-productions.com

*  Candlelight Lantern Procession

How to Make a Lantern!

Banish those dark evening blues and join the candle lit procession at next Saturday’s Cricklewood Winterfest.

Creative Cricklewood FREE Lantern workshop at 1 pm on 23 November – make your lantern for the lantern procession at 3 pm at Beacon Bingo.

*  A chance to be a celebrity for an evening!

Every child taking part in the lantern procession will be entered in a draw to switch on the Cricklewood Festive lights.  All children under 11 years are invited to take part in the procession and the draw.

Meet at Beacon Bingo at 3 pm on Saturday 23 November and children are encouraged to dress up festively whether it’s angels, faires, elves, mini santas or baby baubles – or any dressing up outfit is fine.  ALL CHILDREN IN THE LANTERN PROCESSION MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

It promises to be a magical affair, hope you will join in. The procession route will be from Beacon Bingo, up Cricklewood Lane, into the Groves and back to the Crown Moran.  We are looking for adult volunteers to line the route so let us know if you can help.

For more details on the lantern procession and the Winterfest take a look www.cricklewood.net

*  Winterfest – Street Theatre

Fire Poi from Poi Passion at the Winterfest on Cricklewood Broadway

*  Performing at the Cricklewood Winterfest – Monooka’s Caravan

Award winning Romanian singer-songwriter Monooka who founded Monooka’s Caravan

*  Reminder – Spot the Oddity Competition

Join in Cricklewood’s new competition: Spot the Oddity https://t.co/SuMu2M3ea

When you have found all the oddities, take your completed form back to Rudolph in the Christmas Grotto on Saturday 23 November from 2 – 5 pm.  Each entrant will receive a goody bag and they will be entered into a draw to win our giant polar bear!

*  Winterfest Programme

2 – 4 pm (with intervals) – St Michaels Steel Band on Yew Grove

2.30 pm – Alistair Hughes and group

3 pm for 3.15 pm – Lantern procession from Beacon Bingo, via Cricklewood Lane / Yew Grove, to the Crown Moran Hotel.

4 – 6 pm – Poi Show performances on Yew Grove and outside the Crown

4.05 pm – Mora Road School Choir singing outside the Crown Moran Hotel by the Christmas Tree

4.15 pm – Monooka Romanian Band

4.45 pm – Poi fire show outside the Crown

5.00 pm – Laser Light Show

5.30 pm – Switch on of Christmas lights in Cricklewood

5.40 pm – Laser Light Show

6.00 pm – End

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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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