Award-winning writer, Lionel Shriver, will be talking to fellow author and journalist Tim Lott.
A prolific journalist, Lionel Shriver has authored twelve novels, including the bestsellers The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047, Big Brother, So Much for That, The Post-Birthday World, and the Orange-Prize winner We Need to Talk About Kevin (a 2011 feature film starring Tilda Swinton). She won the 2014 BBC National Short Story Award. Her novella and story collection Property is scheduled for spring 2018. Her work has been translated into 30 languages. Lionel will also answer questions and sign her books.
19.30 – 22.00 pm St Martins Church, Mortimer Rd Kensal Green,
Bar and nibbles available.
All proceeds go to Kensal Rise Community Library.
(Photo: Eamon McCabe Harper Collins)
On Mark Twain’s birthday, 30 November 2017, we signed the lease for the library.
Thank you to all those who have helped us get to this point, especially our local community who have supported the campaign to save the library for almost seven years. Proud of all of us!
(Pics Brendan Bailey)
A starry cast perform their favourite seasonal readings and song.
Actors: Lucy Cohu; Ben Miles; Tamsin Greig; Haydn Gwynne; Rick Leaf; Emily Raymond; Stephanie Schonfield.
Radio 6 DJ Gideon Coe; Guardian columnist Tim Lott
Singers: Robin Tyson; Janice Kelly.
Plus Allen Samuels.
7.30 pm St Martin’s Church 132 Mortimer Rd NW10 5SN
Bar, refreshments, raffle.
Tickets £12 on the door and at Eventbrite Poems and Song Night Dec 3rd 2017
All proceeds go towards the refurbishment and running of the library.
5 November 2017 – A terrific feeling of community as residents use the library space.
Local residents thronged the soon to be refurbished library space selling and buying – from cakes and coffee supplied by the Kensal Green Under Fives Community Nursery to delicious pumpkin soup from Nadia.
Vintage clothes, crochet, plants, jewellery, books – there was a bit of everything!
We raised nearly £1000 towards the library refurbishment.
The space, both indoors and out, was vibrant – a great community turnout!
The library plaza in use again!
Local dad Mohamed with Hussein and Mariam.
Looking for bargains.
Nadia with her brilliant pumpkin soup.
(Pics: Allen Samuels and Pedro A Perez)
1st July Open Day in the library 2nd July Actor’s Night Fundraiser.
Open Day in the library. The local community gets to view the library space before our works begin. Very emotional being inside after so long.
Actor’s Night Fundraiser: brilliant night of words and music. We raised over £3,000 for the library. Thank you to all the cast for such a wonderful performance and their continued support.
Tamsin Greig, Paterson Joseph, Ron Cook, Rick Leaf, Haydn Gwynne, Lucy Cohu, Stephanie Schonfield, Ben Miles, Emily Raymond, Gideon Coe, Tim Lott, Robin Tyson and Friends.
(photos: M Bailey and F Mulaisho)
SATURDAY, JULY 1st 12 – 3pm!
You are invited to see inside before the refurbishment works begin. Come and tell us what you think.
Refreshments and new merchandise available too.
Back by popular demand – Sunday 2 July 2017
Audiences have loved our live performances of literature by award-winning local actors. We are delighted to welcome them back on Sunday 2nd July at St Martin’s Church, Mortimer Road (just 2 minutes from Kensal Green tube).
The evening is very much an ensemble affair with a cast of award-winning locals that include actors: Lucy Cohu, Ron Cook, Tamsin Greig, Hadyn Gwynne, Paterson Joseph, Rick Leaf, Ben Miles, Emily Raymond, Stephanie Schonfield and also Radio 6 DJ Gideon Coe, Counter tenor Robin Tyson and novelist/Guardian columnist Tim Lott.
Doors open 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.
Also a raffle, bar and nibbles!
Advance Discount Tickets at £10 are available from C&D Food and Wine (opposite Kensal Rise Library) Queens Park Books (Salusbury Road) and Daniels Estate Agents (Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise). £12 on the door.
Or online at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tamsin-greig-and-co-stars-tickets-35036996600?aff=es2
All proceeds will go directly to the library.
(Pics:R. Glendinning; Allen Samuels)
Beautiful photo of our new library sign taken by Allen Samuels.
Interior refurbishment works will start soon.