Brent 2020 Biennial Art Festival – Map and Brochure

The Brent Biennial is now underway, with over 20 brand new artworks by artists such as Imran Qureshi, Dawn Mellor and Brian Griffiths. The library is hosting Brian Griffiths’ SELF – CONSCIOUS, which you can view every weekend between now and 13 December.

Brent have produced a leaflet and map to help you navigate the artworks. They will shortly be announcing walking tours – so check out the calendar for further details on the Brent 2020 site here: https://brent2020.co.uk/whats-happening/programmes/brent-biennial/

You can also download the brochure there.

A Right Good Knees Up

If you like your exercise to be sociable, why not get yourself down to our fundraising ceilidh at the Crown Hotel on Friday 13 April? We’ll be dancing to the rousing tunes of the Wraggle Taggle ceilidh band. They’re awesome – but don’t take our word for it! Here’s a review from their website:

“Everyone was dancing”
“Amazing!!! The band was superb. (16th September 2017 Saturday Granta, 14 Newnham Rd, Cambridge CB3 9EX) The songs were performed to the highest standard, and they were FUN. Our guests had an amazing time, and by the end, everyone was dancing. At one point, the band even called a miniature impromptu ceilidh dance: we don’t know who initiated this, but it was a fantastic read of the crowd, who adored it. Again, we received so many compliments on the band” Morgan & Scott Shepard 28th Sept 2017

You can check them out for real by buying a ticket here: http://buytickets.at/cricklewoodlibrary/153658. There’s a limited number of concession tickets available, so don’t be slow!

Hold Hands with Strangers

Time for another ceilidh (kay-lee) folks! Get your dancing shoes on, get your tickets (at buytickets.at/cricklewoodlibrary) and get down to the Clayton Crown to dance the night away to the fab Wraggle Taggle Ceilidh Band.

It’s upstairs in the Sala Suite, Clayton Crown Hotel, 152 Cricklewood Broadway, NW2 3ED.

Friday 13 April, from 8pm. Limited number of concessions available, so book fast!

See you there!

Cricklewood Library Mini-Festival

We’re having a fundraising mini-festival this month as part of our Spacehive fundraising drive.

Make sure you make it down to one of these fabulous events; all local, and something for everyone!

Wednesday 20 September – Comedy Night at The Windmill, hosted by MC Mel Byron
Thursday 21 September – A Cricklewood Serenade – a classical concert with Musical Director Ian Peter Bugeja
Friday 22 September – a fundraising ceilidh – come and dance your socks off with the fantastic Wraggle Taggle ceilidh band.

Tickets for all events here.

Music Recital by Sonja Nerdrum and Mark Packwood – Fundraiser

We’re very pleased to announce that our own Sonja Nerdrum, who runs the pop-up library at Willesden Green, will be performing at a fundraising concert for the library on 14 June. She will be performing works by Quilter, Thiman, Strauss, Grieg and Satie, and will be accompanied by pianist Mark Packwood.

About the Artists

Sonja Nerdrum began her singing career as a mezzo and later retrained as a soprano.

Her roles have included Rosina; Mirtillo (title role Il Pastor Fido); Dorabella; Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro); La Baronne (La vie Parisienne); Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus); Carmen; Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream); Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda; Tosca,   Opera and concerts in U.K., Norway, France, Turkey, Middle and Far East. Sonja is on the coaching staff at the Royal Opera and has performed in the lunchtime concerts there with Mark Packwood. She also coaches at Royal College of Music.

Mark Packwood was educated in Worcestershire and North Wales and studied composition with William Mathias. After leaving the National Opera Studio, he joined the music staff of The Royal Opera and has worked for many English companies. Among artists he has played for are Angela Gheorghiu; Dimitri Hvorostovsky; Leontina Vaduva and François Le Roux. Mark is a composer of songs, choral and instrumental music and enjoys performing cabaret.

The performance will be at Rosslyn Hill Chapel on Friday 14 July, from 7.30pm. Refreshments will be available in the interval. Tickets are priced at £15.00 (full) and £8.00 (concs). They will be available on the door, but you can also buy them in advance online at Billetto.