London Print Studio Handmade Markets

Our local gallery is holding a seasonal market on Sat 1st December during their normal opening hours from 10.30am – 5.30pm.
The London Print Studio is on Harrow Road, opposite the top of First Avenue – 425 Harrow Road, W10 4RE

More details here.

Mayhew’s Christmas Fair

Please support our local animal rescue centre next weekend.

  • 12pm-4pm | November 25, 2018
  • Mayhew Animal Home, NW10 6BJ

You are invited to join the Mayhew this Christmas to take a look behind the scenes, meet their dedicated staff and say hello to some of their residents that are looking for a home. All funds raised from the day will go towards the work they do with dogs, cats and communities over the festive period.

School Sale at St Saviours

If you take the 6, 414 or 187 to the end of Shirland Road, you’ll find St Saviours School and they’re having a seasonal craft sale & Santa’s Grotto on 24th November between 11am and 3pm.

“Christmas shopping event offering a wide selection of stalls featuring fashion, jewellery, ceramics, bags, leather goods, make-up and much more. Lots of lovely Christmas gifts from Child’s Farm, Arty Club, Nooki London, Usborne Books and many more. PLUS Santa’s Grotto!”

Winter Festival in Queen’s Park Gardens

Last week we were in awe of all the fireworks but there’s more fun to come in the park.

Now in it’s fifth year, The QPCC, Community Champions, A2 Dominion and CityWest Homes have joined forces for a wintery festival in the Rose Garden/Community Orchard.

Enjoy music, animals to pet, food and crafts or just say hello to Astrid and the Friends gardening team.


This year, in collaboration with Open Age, QPCC and CityWest Homes, the Over 50’s party will be held on the previous Wednesday afternoon in St Jude’s Hall.

Queen’s Park Gardens Fireworks!

5 November 2018 -GATES OPEN: 5:15pm • FIREWORKS: 6pm to 6:45pm

From QPCC:

Entrance to park (at Third Avenue) subject to capacity restrictions, with views just as good from Ilbert Street.

Four time credits per person give entry into the VIP area with the Community Champions.

As a result of the popularity of the event, this year there will be additional road closures and extra security to make sure the event continues to be safe. The following roads will but shut from 4pm onwards:

Ilbert Street – between Galton Street and Third Avenue
Fourth Avenue – between Ilbert Street and Enbrook Street
Third Avenue – between Kilravock and Caird
Bruckner Street – between Lancefield and Third will be resident access only.

Cars wanting to enter these roads between 4pm and the time the roads are declared safe for cars to pass through again (approximately 7pm) will be diverted onto surrounding roads. We kindly ask that residents move their cars from sections on Ilbert Street, Fourth Avenue and Third Avenue mentioned above.

Did you know? Whilst we invite people into the park to watch the display, views are just as good from Ilbert Street and toys are for sale in both places so please don’t rush home from work or feel disappointed in you don’t get into the park. You’ll still see the show!

Kindly supported by Douglas and Gordon and your Westminster City Ward Councillors.

Armistice events at St John’s Church

Five days in November will see events to mark the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War at St John’s Church, Kensal Green.

Everyone is welcome to support and join in with these events. If you’ve never experience live, classical music, Friday’s event is a wonderful opportunity for a short taster. The events are free but donations will be most welcome.

Pupils and staff from Ark Franklin, Kensal Rise and Bales College will visit the church over three days to see the war memorial and reflect on themes of war and peace.

On Friday 9th November there will be a free classical concert at 7.30pm (more details at the bottom of this post) followed by refreshments, in support of the Royal British Legion and on Saturday 10th November there will be a coffee morning at 11.30am. A sing along with Sue Kennet of popular songs follows at 4pm with Afternoon Tea.

On Sunday 11th November the two minutes silence and wreath laying takes place at 11am in church.

Fr David Ackerman, Vicar of St John’s says:

“We mark this year the centenary of the end of the First World War and on the 11th remember all those whose lives were given in the service of others. Remembering means not forgetting. Not forgetting the freedoms we enjoy or the peace we can take for granted, but also not forgetting those who have died fighting for our freedom.

The concert on the 9th November will include piano music written after the war for one hand, a reminder of the human cost of war. I hope especially that many will come to this concert and it has been planned for under an hour so that families might come.

All our events support the work of the Royal British Legion, which does so much for ex-servicemen and women today”

Friday’s concert will be as follows:

Piotr Rozanski – piano
Romana Szczepaniak – violin
Jaga Klimaszewska – violina
Stella Nedeva – viola
Sophie Gledhill – cello

A.Skriabin – Preludium and Nocturne op.9 for the left hand
R.Ryterband – Souvenir d’un bal for left hand – UK premiere
W.A.Mozart – Divertimento in D major K.136
E.Elgar – Nimrod – Enigma Variations
E.Elgar – Quartet in E minor


Community Hub Halloween Timetable!

The QPG Community Hub have published their Halloween half-term timetables.

Please note that for Wilberforce Primary School (and some others) half-term is one week later than everyone else’s – hence the two posters.

Week one is from Monday 22nd – Friday 26th

Week two is from Monday 29th – Friday 2nd

Please contact for more information.

Autumn 2018 chores

There are so many tasks as we move into Autumn.
Summer has been gloriously long but our trusty team had to button up against the weather during our weekend session.

Over the last couple of weeks we have been repositioning some scrubs, clearing away the deadwood, battling with bindweed and nurturing the colour that remains in the triangular bed.





Community Hub Autumn Timetable

The Queen’s Park Gardens Community Hub’s latest e-newsletter for Autumn is out now and it includes a timetable with all of their activities listed between now and January. 

The timetables are downloadable & can be viewed on any device, they are also grateful for donations made so please check out this link.

Feel free to share this with your friends and colleagues and remember they are there 7 days a week if you have questions.