On Sunday 17th July at Queens Park Community School, Kensal Rise Library presents an evening of live soul music. Tickets cost just £10 and all the proceeds will go to the big fundraising campaign to refurbish the library.
Alternatively, tickets are available for purchase from C & D Food and Wine (62 College Road, Kensal Green, NW10 5ET) and Daniels Estate Agents (77 Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise, NW10 3ND).
The evening features Afro-Soul singer songwriter Jon Scott, and contemporary eight piece band Space UK.
Nigerian-born London-based Afro-soul optimist Jon Scott describes his music as feel good pop-soul. Scott’s musical journey began as a child in Lagos, taking in the kaleidoscopic clash of sounds that engulfed him as he walked through the Nigerian city streets. ‘Its not records in stores and supermarkets like it is here. If you’re walking down a Lagos street the shops are cheek to jowl. One minute you’re hearing hi-life, the next minute Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Abba… you’re hearing everything at once, including the local Afro-Beat’.
Space UK are an eight-piece band made up of players, singers, writers and producers at the very top of their game. They are the only band of their kind to offer a MOBO winner and international number 1 chart-topper as a core member featured vocalist. Space UK’s founder members are long established songwriters and producers for all the major labels, with a long list of pop, dance, classical, TV and feature film credits.
£10 (plus booking fee when bought online)
7.30pm, Sunday 17th June
Venue: Queens Park Community School, Aylestone Ave, NW6 7BQ London
Kensal Rise Library is participating in our first joint event with the Brent Library Service!
Come along and hear about our plans for re-opening the library, and about community libraries in Preston, Barham Park and Cricklewood, as well as news from the Brent Library Service. Share your views on the library service in Brent.
Saturday 2nd July 2016 at Willesden Green Library from 10.30am to 1pm, library news update11am to 11.30am.
Roald Dahl craft workshop for children at 11.30am. Chance to visit the Brent Archive Search Room 12.30pm. Free prize draw.
Local actors come together again to create a star studded cast performing Shakespeare readings. This popular event will take place on Sunday 24th April at Queens Park Community School. Buying a ticket will be essential and are available for £10 from C&D Food and Wine and Daniels Estate Agents.
Performers include Tamsin Greig, Paterson Joseph, Ron Cook, Ben Miles, Emily Raymond, Richard Leaf, Tim Lott, Allen Samuels and Stephanie Schonfield.
This event will be part of the big fundraising launch weekend. All proceeds from the ticket sales will go directly to the library – which will be opening this year.
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A star-studded cast of local actors, an author and a BBC Radio 6 DJ will perform readings and take questions from the floor. Plus a raffle!
Tamsin Greig, Paterson Joseph, Haydn Gwynne, Ben Miles, Danny John-Jules, Samantha Spiro, Richard Leaf, Emily Raymond, Tim Lott, and Gideon Coe and more…
Sunday 28th February 2016 – Starts 7.30pm Doors open 7.00pm
Tickets £8 (plus voluntary £2 library donation) on the door and advance tickets available at C& D Wine College Rd NW10 and Daniels Real Estate, Chamberlayne Rd, NW10
Upstairs at The Paradise (by way of Kensal Green) 19 Kilburn Lane W10 4AE
Open Day in the Library!
Saturday 6th June 2015 1-4pm
The Friends of Kensal Rise Library and the new owners of the library building, Uplift Properties Ltd, invite everyone to an Open Day inside the Kensal Rise Library building.
I don’t need to tell you all how significant this event is – it will be the first time in nearly five years that our community will once again have access to the library building. The Open Day will be an opportunity for the community to meet the new owners and hear about their plans for the building, as well as seeing exactly where the new library and community space will be situated.
Queens Park Community School students will be on hand to interview the Friends, the new owners and members of the community for their Student Magazine. The students will also share their design ideas for the the new hoarding that will replace the current black board hoarding while the refurbishment takes place.Thanks to the hard work and commitment of our committee and the continued support of residents and friends, we can at last look forward to having a library and public space at the heart of our community again.
Karen Ellis, from Uplift Properties (www.upliftproperty.co.uk), sent us this message:
‘We are delighted to have the opportunity to restore this lovely building in a way which not only creates new homes but allows the community to bring back a much loved library and gathering place after a long and effective campaign.’
Come and celebrate before the hard work truly begins.
There will be refreshments and entertainment.