17 Oct 2014

Veg Growing Project

We've received a request from Elayne from Willesden Town Team:

I wonder if you would be interested in joining me to provide a project for the coming year about teaching young people between 8 and 14 about planting vegetables and herbs? I am undertaking a funding bid for ward working money (October next tranche of cash) to cover 3 areas: Poplars Ave (Sainsbury’s Willesden Green); the Post Office Willesden high Road; and Dollis Hill Tube Station. With 3 planters per location and 2 workshops (same children at each?)  

If you are interested please contact elayne.coakes@btinternet.com as soon as possible.

many thanks,

Transition Willesden
Making Willesden Green

7 Oct 2014

P MURRY seems to be having a sudden solo art show

Contact 07736525187/ email:  yrrumuk@googlemail.com/ http://quadraoptica.blogspot.co.uk/

P MURRY seems to be having a sudden solo art show ( thanks to Brent Artists' Resource), from now until the end of October at the FOOD FOR THOUGHT café which incudes

The eccentric ideas of an artichoke
Mixed media
The sixth obsessional stance of Lionel Prism
Mixed media
Unfossilised artichokes emit odes
Mixed media
A renewed wave of opposition to artichokes
Mixed media
The unknown redemption of Lionel Prism’s artichoke
You never promised me an artichoke garden, why not?
Always an artichoke but never an architrave or an archmandrite
Artichoke, the skinwalker
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5 Oct 2014

Shahrar Ali slams Brent Council's racial discrimination appeal and internal investigation decision

Brent Green Party's Shahrar Ali slammed Brent Council's institutionalised denial of racism and repeated the party's call for an independent investigation into human resources and other matters at Brent Council in a letter to the Kilburn Times this week:

Please note that the Kilburn Times erroneously transposed quotes in the throd and fourth paragraphs. The correct version is:

One could be forgiven for concluding that the problem was institutionalised. In the words of the Judge, “No employer will admit to it [unlawful discrimination] and, indeed, discrimination is often operating at an unconscious level.” 

Shahrar Ali said 'One could be forgiven for concluding that the problem was institutionalised' - not Judge Henry.

30 Sep 2014

Is it time to set up a People’s Assembly in Brent?

The People's Assembly Against Austerity
Dear Peter,

Calling on all people living in Brent, please read this invite from some activists in Brent wanting to set up a local People's Assembly group. There'll be an initial meeting on:

Monday 6 October @ 6:30pm
Prince of Wales Pub,
101 Willesden Lane,
London NW6 7SD

Is it time to set up a People’s Assembly in Brent? 

The People’s Assembly against Austerity was launched last year to help organise nation-wide opposition to government austerity policies which are doing untold damage to working people and communities while allowing the super-rich to increase their wealth to unprecedented levels.
Since its launch, the Assembly has organised a 50,000 strong anti-austerity demonstration in London and has mobilised support for public sector workers’ pay demonstrations and for the Jarrow to London People’s March for the NHS. It is now mobilising for a huge turnout for the TUC’s Britain needs a pay rise demonstration in London on Saturday 18 October.

It has also established over 80 People’s Assemblies at town, borough and regional level around the country, and these have done a great deal to involve ordinary people in resisting cutbacks and other austerity-based attacks on their communities.

A number of People’s Assembly supporters in Brent now believe that it is time to consider establishing a People’s Assembly in our borough, and we are inviting a range of progressive thinkers and activists to a meeting to discuss the matter.

You are invited to this meeting, which will be held at 6.30pm on Monday 6 October at the Prince of Wales Pub, 101 Willesden Lane, London NW6 7SD (a short walk from the junction of Kilburn High Road and Willesden Lane).

We believe that there is an urgent need to step up resistance to attacks on living standards, workers’ rights, state benefits and on our local health, education and community support services. We believe that a People’s Assembly in Brent will help do that and we look forward to meeting you at the 6 October meeting and to hearing your views on what should be done.

Please contact us if you require further information about the People’s Assembly against Austerity or, alternatively, call the Assembly’s national office on 020 8525 6988 or look up the national website onwww.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk.
Hoping to see you all there,

Mary Adossides
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22 Sep 2014


20 Sep 2014

Join the Greens at People's Climate March on Sunday

The World Leaders' Climate Summit in New York this September will be a key moment in the fight against climate change. The march organised in New York aims to be the biggest climate demonstration the US has ever seen, and over 900 solidarity events are planned globally on the same weekend.

The Campaign against Climate Change is helping to organise the People's Climate March in London along with many other organisations including Avaaz, 350.org, UKYCC, People & Planet, Operation Noah, Wake Up London, Oxfam, Art Not Oil, BP or not BP, CAFOD, UCL Students' Union, Greenpeace UK, Rising Tide...

Join the March! 12:30 pm Temple Place (Embankment) – Sunday Sept 21st

12.15pm - Multi-faith gathering in Victoria Embankment Gardens
1pm - March sets off. Just join the throng or march along with the Fossil Free bloc, the families and children bloc, the 'BP or not BP' Viking longship, the trade union bloc, the Bike bloc, the Queer bloc...
1.45-2.45pm - Rally in Parliament Square

18 Sep 2014

London Green Parties oppose Boris's Development Corporation in Old Oak/Park Royal

The following  motion, proposed by Brent Green Party, has been passed unanimously by the London Federation of Green Parties.

“We call on the London Federation of Green Parties and the Green Party GLA members to oppose the Mayor’s plans to remove local planning powers over the Old Oak/Park Royal area as we believe this undermines local democracy and may further worsen  social and housing inequalities in order to increase private profit.”

17 Sep 2014

Love and Marriage: an installation by artist Kevin Vincenzo Keating

A centre piece of this years Cricklewood festival will be an installation by artist Kevin Vincenzo Keating. An art work called Love and Marriage will be displayed in Keyes rd NW2. The 10 ft sculpture made of a stainless steel arch and 35 wooden pegs is a humorous symbol of love, marriage, and human relationships in modern life. Kevin continues to exhibit his installations in the street and believes that here is a whole new audience of the public who never go to galleries or art events but love to see and interact with art in the street. The Cricklewood festival is on Saturday 20th Sept. 12-6pm. Activities will include an open mic and free portrait painting for the public by other Creative Cricklewood artists. The installation will remain at Keyes Road until the 23rd Sept. For info, Facebook, Creative Cricklewood or Kevin Vincenzo Keating. http://https://www.facebook.com/events/309686689216000/?context=create&source=49#

Solo exhibition by Henryk Terpilowski at the BAR Gallery

This week sees the opening of a solo exhibition by  Henryk Terpilowski at the BAR Gallery, Willesden 17th - 27th Sept Henryk has been using the skills, processes and compositional ideas he has learnt from his background as a decorative artist to develop a highly individual expressionistic style of painting. Some of the results are presented in this show.

 All invited to the Private View Friday 26th Sept 6 - 9pm when further musical entertainment will be provided at the 'We Love the Blues' event at A Pop-up Wonderland - next door

14 Sep 2014

Shahrar Ali and Amelia Womack are the dynamic deputy duo for Greens May 2015

Shahrar Ali, the Green's Brent Central candidate at the 2010 General Election and a candidate for the GLA and European Parliament, was elected Male Deputy Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales earlier this month.

This is his first speech as Deputy Leader recorded at our Birmingham conference last weekend:

Amelia Womack, elected Female Deputy Leader, and an experienced member of the Young Greens also made her first speech at the Conference. Together with Natalie Bennett they are the team that will take the Greens into the General Election in May 2015 in which Greens are fighting hard to retain Caroline Lucas' Brighton seat.

21 Aug 2014

Willesden Fruit Harvesters

Hello all

We'll be holding a workshop to make jam and preserve fruit on Saturday 6th Septemberin Dollis Hill.  The session will start at 10am till mid afternoon and is at a group members' house.  Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.  Please bring lunch to share.

Cost £5.  You will get 2 jars of produce to take home.  To book a place contact Janetjcummins170@gmail.com or phone 020 3609 2105.  Numbers are limited, but we'll be having more workshops in coming weeks.
Fruit to spare?
If anyone has picked and frozen some blackberries or other fruit for our workshop, please let Janet know the type and quantity of fruit so she can plan her recipes.  She'll let you know where to deliver it.  Thank you!

Willesden Fruit Harvesters

10 Aug 2014

Neasden anti-eviction demo, Monday 11 Aug, 5pm

kilburn unemployed workers' group Sunday, 10 August 2014

Neasden anti-eviction demo, Monday 11 Aug, 5pm

31 Jul 2014

Our Planet in 50 Years' Time - Ravaged Disaster or Eco Dream World? It's Time to Decide'

Brent Friends of the Earth meeting  June 18th 2014 'Our Planet in 50 Years' Time - Ravaged Disaster or Eco Dream World? It's Time to Decide' Talk with FoE Director Andy Atkins:
Brent Friends of the Earth meeting June 18th 2014: Introduction by Ian Saville
Brent Friends of the Earth meeting June 18th 2014: Andy Atkins part 1
Brent Friends of the Earth meeting June 18th 2014: Andy Atkins part 2
Brent Friends of the Earth meeting June 18th 2014:Questions & Discussion part 1
Brent Friends of the Earth meeting June 18th 2014:Questions & Discussion part 2