Willesden Mini Mela – Saturday 15th July – 12PM – 4PM

Willesden mini mela

This weekend will see the first ever Willesden Mini Mela at the Library at Willesden Green. The day will be filled with activities throughout. The event is in partnership with Brent Council, Lottery, Arts Council England, Willesden Temple and the British Museum who have loaned a 800 year idol of Ganesha at the Exhibition space.


Liz Mitchell from Boney M at Willesden Green Library Centre Tonight

Liz Mitchell of Boney M in Kiel, 19 June 2009
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With three no. 1 albums, and two no. 1 singles which are in the UK Top 10 all-time best-selling singles list, Boney M were not only successful in UK, but also massive across Europe, Asia, and even had the odd hit in the US! Singer and now also a reverend Liz Mitchell returns on home ground to recall her life changing experience as a Harlesden, Brent girl who in 1976 joined disco record producer Frank Farian’s Germany-based Boney M group.

This is a rare opportunity to hear behind the scenes stories of one of the biggest and enduring pop groups ever. It’s a family-friendly event, where the audience will have an opportunity to ask Liz questions. In association with Brent Libraries.

The event’s preceded by the Brent Black Music History (BBMHP) Quiz, and ends with the BBM Sound System’s ‘Brent Mix’ sessionRemember: you can borrow the BBMHP DVDs or books from Brent, and selected outside borough, libraries.

WHEN: Thursday June 30 2011, 6-9.30pm

WHERE: The Space, Willesden Green Library Centre, 95 High Road, London NW10 2SF (Willesden Green. Buses 52, 98, 206, 260, 266, 302, 460).

COST/BOOKING: Free but must pre-book: editor@britishblackmusic.com

Green Fair

I attended the Green Fair by the Willesden Green library on Saturday. It was great to see so many residents passionate and interested to learn more about what they can do to make the world a better place for future generations.

My visit was good fun as well. Many had a go at the smoothie maker powered by riding a bicycle – but besides the fun it was interesting to take into mind that natural energy can be used in a productive way.

In addition, the smoothie was delicious!

Apply now for a Brent primary school places

I’d like to remind parents of children who are due to start at primary or junior school in September 2011 are being reminded that they are running out of time to get their applications in.

The deadline for applications for the thousands of children expected to start at a Brent primary next year is 15 January 2011.

Parents who are unsure about the process can put the dates of two public meetings in their diaries.

Council admissions officers will be able to answer questions and help families fill in application forms on:

  • 6 January 2011, between 5 and 7pm, at Willesden Green Library Centre, 95 High Road, London, NW10 2SF
  • 7 January 2011, between 5 and 7pm.  Brent Town Hall, Forty Lane, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 9HD.

All Brent families have to apply to Brent Council regardless of whether the school is in Brent or outside. Parents can apply quickly and easily online at www.brent.gov.uk/admissions

Councillor Mary Arnold, Brent Council’s lead member for Children and Families, said: “If you are parent of a child who is due to go to start at one of Brent’s excellent primary schools next year, I strongly advise you to complete an application within the next month, before the deadline.

“If you miss the deadline, your application will be considered after all the others so you will be at a disadvantage and are less likely to get the school you want.

“Families with children due to go to a primary school really need to act fast if they haven’t applied as there is only a month left. Our schools are very successful and very popular and you don’t want your child to miss out.”