Events are free and all ages & backgrounds are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Come and explore the hidden stories of the Pakistani and Irish communities in and around Cricklewood. Tours are led by LivingLondon and start at 11am at Willesden Green tube station, ending in Gladstone Park at 2pm – ish.
DATES: Saturday 11 August | Sunday 19 August | Saturday 25 August
This tour is not suitable for small children, due to the distance (about 2.5 miles). Please wear comfortable shoes, carry sunscreen and an umbrella, and bring water & a picnic lunch if you’d like to stick around after the tour.
The tour will include stops at Brent Central Mosque, The Crown Hotel, and Cricklewood Bus Garage. Tours are limited to 20 people each date. Booking is not essential but places are limited to 20 people per tour. Reserve a spot below:
Note: The tour on Sunday 19 August includes special performances from young actors who will bring to life some of the stories of Elders who migrated to Cricklewood and shared their stories.
We will be taking photos and filming the young performers. We will be checking whether people are happy to be included and respecting those who are camera shy, but do be aware filming will be taking place. The tour on Saturday 25 will be film free!
Scouting for Stories
We have been very excited to work with the 37th Willesden Scout group, the Nomads, to plan free & fun memory sharing events.
The afternoon events will include a ‘speed-dating’ style game where people will be challenged to find out as much as they can about their ‘date’s’ memories. There will also be free refreshments, and a chance to contribute to our Memories Mega Map.
All are welcome, whatever background or age, to join us to share stories from 2pm – 4pm at:
Friday 31 August @ The Cafe, Ashford Place, 60 Ashford Road NW2 6TU
Saturday 15 September @ The Costantine Club, 43-47 Dudden Hill Lane, NW10 2ET
Saturday 29 September @ The Crown Hotel, 142 Cricklewood Broadway NW2 3ED
Join us for family arts & craft fun in the new café at Ashford Place, decorating memory boxes and sharing stories. Drop in on:
Wednesday 8 August, 11am – 1pm, Side Door Café, 60 Ashford Road NW2 6TU
There will be paint and sticky stuff, so wear clothes that you can be comfortable in. Disposable aprons will be provided.
This is a drop in session, no booking needed, but we may have to turn people away if we get too busy, so try not to come late!
Fruit and squash will be provided free, and fancy coffees will be available to buy. Weather allowing, this event will take place in the newly finished Side Door Cafe gardens.
Word on the Street!
Join us for crafting fun at community events this June.
We will be setting up our Memory Lounge at the Olive Road street party on 3 June. If you have a memory of the local area that you’d like to share, we’d love to hear it.
We will also be inviting people to Bag A Memory at the Cricklewood Festival on 23 June.
Sharing stories about how we came to Cricklewood, tales of home, and life experiences, be inspired to decorate a bag to make a new memory.
Find us at Cricklewood Green, near B&Q.
This March we are inviting Elders to share their memories at our afternoon teas.
The FREE events are a chance to look at old photos and keepsakes of Cricklewood from the 1950s & ‘60s, while chatting about old times and enjoying some cake and a cuppa.
Come along between 2 – 4pm on :
Friday 16 March @ Ashford Place
60 Ashford Road, NW2 6TU
Friday 23 March @ Pakistan Community Centre
Marley Walk, Willesden NW2 4PU
Download the flyer with all the details here.
This half term, the Generations of Learning project is inviting families of all shapes and sizes to enjoy some crafting fun at our Memory Box event.
The FREE drop in workshops mix story sharing with decorating memory boxes, so you can start collecting your own family stories.
Come along between 2 – 4pm:
Wednesday 14 February @ St Agnes Church hall, 35 Cricklewood Lane
Thursday 15 February @ Brent Museum, Willesden Green Library, 95 High Road
All are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No need to book but we may have to turn people away if we run out of room, so come along on time!
Down load the flyer with all the details here.
The Generations of Learning exhibition is due to launch in early Summer 2018. An exhibition programme is being planned to be hosted at venues in and around Cricklewood.
Events will include:
- Elders reminiscence afternoon teas
- Family memory sharing arts & crafts sessions
- Storytelling socials
The project team are currently recruiting interviewees and will start recording in early 2018. Details of events will be posted here, so watch this space!