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[Reposted] Sun 9 Sep: A stone's throw from Brent Cross!

"Get on down with summer sounds from across the globe!

The Golden Summer Stage is playing host to the nationwide Bandstand Marathon, which will see musicians take to the stage all across the UK on the same day, at the same time. It will showcase a diverse range of music from up-and-coming musicians and with over six hours of live music and entertainment, there’s something for everyone!

"Dance to Cuban band Son Yambu, jazz it up with Ronnie Scott’s Rejects and listen to some reggae rhythm and pop tunes from Hip Replacement. Rock out to indie from the IC1s and support young pop musicians Next Time Natalie and The Fourtune

"After the music marathon, be wowed by the Roundhouse’s Funk Da Cirque high energy show! Witness their popping and locking and awe inspiring acrobatic skills.

As we look forward to Rio 2016, the Golden Summer Stage finale will be play host to a South American visually astonishing carnival performance by leading show group, Tropicana."

"Feeling inspired by London 2012 Olympics? Brent Council Sports and Parks Service will be running free and fun activities for all ages. Try your hand at a number of different sports with local clubs and coaches providing FREE taster sessions. Improve your skills and beat the coaches with prizes to be won throughout the day!

Try out athletics with our community coaches who will teach you some of the skills which helped Jessica Ennis win gold for Team GB.
  • Bend it like Beckham with football coaches from Premiership football club Queens Park Rangers
  • Hone your skills with basketball coaches from Guildford’s professional Basketball Team Guildford Heat
  • Tennis coaches from Elmwood Tennis Club will help you improve your serve
  • Give rugby a try with rugby coaches from Kilburn Cosmos Rugby FC."

"Thrill seekers, get your adrenaline fix. Take part in a number of fun and FREE challenging activities on the day! Burn off some energy with a Parkour coaching session from the Parkour Generations team, test your head for heights and dangle 13 feet above the ground on the High Ropes Climbing Course, wind your way through a maze of elasticated spider’s webs on Spider Mountain, move like Spiderman on the Spiderman Wall and if that’s not enough, test your balance and inner core with Slack Lining."


  • Puncture Kit ‘Bicycle drummer’ David Osbourne, the official drummer for the London 2012 Olympic roadcycling will be running interactive drumming workshops for people of all ages! At the Puncture Kit workshop you can expect to bang and thrash on a number of recycled objects such as pots, pans and sticks!
  • Taru drum making Let the kids get creative and make their own drums with the Taru Arts Team. Once the hard work has been done, the instruments will be put through their paces with a 30 minute drumming workshop.
  • Beatboxing with Simply Si and Bass Face Two of the best beat boxers around will help you learn some stylish skills. Using only your mouth, lips and tongue you will start to produce a vocal percussion masterpiece.
  • Scratching with DJ Switch In this 45 minute demo and workshop session, you’ll see how scratching really works and get to have a go with one of the best DJ’s around.
  • B My Voice Open Mic Session If you are aged 11-25 and think you can rap, beat box, recite, sing or even act, then come and show Brent residents how it’s done! The open mic session starts at 4.30pm with pre-registration from 12noon. Spaces are limited, so get there early to register and avoid disappointment.
  • Funk Da Cirque’s Circus Sessions If you are a street dancer – popper, locker, breaker, acrobat, have circus skills or just fancy giving it a go come and try Street Circus workshops with the Roundhouse’s Funk Da Cirque.

"Tantalize your taste buds with food from around the world at the diverse range of food and drink stalls on offer. Share with neighbours and friends at the communal picnic seating area. Enjoy a refreshing drink at the Kilburn Cosmos RFC Bar. Gladstone Park’s resident rugby club will be supplying a mobile bar area, with plenty of seating. (Please note this area will be strictly over 21s) Take a wander round the various craft and gift stalls where you can buy handmade items such as bags and jewellery!"

"Become the fount of all knowledge after visiting the various Brent Council and community stalls in our knowledge zone. Fun and interactive stalls from local sports and community groups, charities and local businesses."

"Irvin Leisure will be bringing you all the favourite rides and funfair attractions to spin, scream and shout to!"

"Look out for the 40 foot London 2012 mascots Wenlock and Mandeville. Record this moment in history by taking a photo with these inflatable characters."
[Or there again, perhaps not.] 


"We strongly recommend that you use public transport. The nearest London Underground station is Dollis Hill (Jubilee Line). It takes around five minutes to walk from the station to Gladstone Park [and from the A5 Edgware Road].

"Buses that go to Gladstone Park are 226 (Kendal Road), 182 (Crest Road), 232, 245 & 332 (Dollis Hill Lane) and 302 (Dudden Hill Lane) [and 266 from Brent Cross]. Visit www.tfl.gov.uk or call Transport For London on 0843 222 1234 to plan your journey."

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