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Sat 20 Sep: Cricklewood Festival

"Cricklewood will be hosting its third annual Cricklewood Festival on 20 September 2014. The events is organised and run by volunteers of the Cricklewood Improvement Programme, now Cricklewood Town Team, following the completion of  the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund, and aims to highlight the vibrancy of Cricklewood's community.

"We thank all those who have supported us so far Cricklewood Railway Club, Co-op Funeralcare, Cheslsea Square, London Boroughs of Brent, Barnet and Camden and kindnessuk.org.  We are actively fundraising and welcome all support financial or in kind, so please get in touch.

"Free outdoor family event.

"Cricklewood's 3rd festival to showcase local talent, food and community groups and to launch Cricklewood's first public space.

"Locations for the Cricklewood Festival are the new public space on Cricklewood Lane (by B&Q) and Keyes Road from 1pm to 6pm

"Planning is complete and we are working to a tight project plan!. Please get in touch if you want to help out on the day, help with publicity and/or help support the event in any way.

"This year the festival is not funded by the OLF and is being organised by volunteers. If you can help with funding or providing support for the festival please get in touch. The success of the day will depend on input from all members of our community.

"There will be food stalls, arts and crafts etc throughout the day.

"Performers/acts throughout the afternoon include,Zong Zing Allstars and Mary Calton with her Milly Soo Jazz Band. The Institute of Comptemporary Music in Kilburn are providing some bands.

"Local resident, Amar Alaw will perform classical Iraqi saxophone. We also welcome back locals Brooke Davies, Alistair & Roisin, Mick & Nick and the magnificent Professor Moriarty Shamrock Band. More acts to be confirmed.

"The open-air festival will feature stalls selling food and drinks, arts and crafts, live performances, interactive workshops, and children’s entertainment. With performers representing Europe, Africa, and Asia, this multi-cultural event reflects Cricklewood’s extraordinary diversity.

"The festival aims to celebrate the local area’s abundant creativity, connect the communities that live on the three sides of the town centre, as well as increase footfall in the town centre. Local businesses getting involved will be able to highlight their products and services through special promotions on offer during the week."

The following events are scheduled to feature at this year’s festival:

  • The outdoor festival on Saturday 20 September: 1pm to 6pm, on the new public space on Cricklewood Lane 
  • Headline acts - Zong Zing Allstars and MAry Calton with the Milly Soo Jazz band
  • Live music performances representing cultures from around the world; ranging from Irish folk music to Jazz to Middle Eastern - Zong Zing Allstars return for a 3rd year,  Professor Moriarty returns again this year, we welcome Amar and more.
  • We will have Zumba and Irish dance and Zong Zing to keep you on your toes.
  • Delicious mouth-watering world foods
  • Arts and craft stalls
  • Children’s entertainment with art competition
  • Golden Spud comedy competition final Twitter @thegoldenspud  
  • Performance programme here

"The Chair of Cricklewood Town Team, Danny Maher, said:
"Cricklewood came out in full swing to support and enjoy last year’s festival, and we hope this year will be even better. The festival is a key part of changing the way local people think about the town centre. We are set for another successful festival in September with a great line-up of events on offer."

"For more information, contact the Cricklewood Improvement Programme / Cricklewood Town Team volunteers by email at info@cricklewood.net or telephone 0208 208 8590.
Please get in touch if you can support us in any way.

20th September
noon - 1.30pm, B&Q Grassland
"Public space is for everyone, including man’s best friend. Cricklewoof Woofstock comes to the new public space. Watch out for more details - a dog show with a difference!"

"Listen out for Opera on the Run. They intend to delight and surprise anyone out and about on the Broadway.

"Cycletastic will be in attendance on Keyes Road - so bring your bikes along for a service.

"Childrens entertainment details to follow. There is an art competition with a surprise reward for winner. Competitors are to submit their best drawing or paining of Crickleood and there will be a winner chosen from age 4yrs to 7yrs and 8yrs to 12yrs age groups. Entries to be dropped off by 1pm at the Town Team stall on Cricklewood Lane.

"Creative Cricklewood are supporting the event - find them on Keyes Road."

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