May’s Last Friday is Bow Django

We are delighted to welcome back the talented and entertaining Bow Django, east London’s premier latin-influenced jazz band.

Bow Django comprises guitarists Ienne and Chris, bassist Casper, clarinettist Jenny, violinist Peter, and vocalist Annie.

The band was formed when a group of friends got together to play gypsy jazz in an African cafe in Bow in about 2018. However, it really got going in the ‘tween and post-Lockdown periods when the group met in Victoria Park each Friday for a couple of hours to play for themselves and a dedicated group of distanced audience.

The natural choice for parks, street parties, cafe culture and libraries, their music – uptempo and infectiously optimistic – can’t fail to get your feet tapping.

Get your tickets here.

Read All About It

From Wednesday 11 January, we’ll have the papers delivered every day we’re open. That’s Monday, Wednesday, Saturday. Come down, get comfy on the sofa, grab a cuppa, and keep up with the news!


We are open for business (well, kind of)

Good news! In line with the latest government advice, we will be opening up the library for hire from Monday 17 May. While we finish work on cataloguing the book stock and fundraising to build the cafe/reception area, the activity room is now ready for use. We have three bookings already, so if you are interested in hiring, don’t delay – availability is limited, and we’re hiring on a first come, first served basis. Check out our online availability calendar, and if you’d like a quotation for hiring, please use this form.

Hirers should have their own liability insurance, and we will be requiring all hirers and attendees at events to check in for Test and Trace purposes. For an informal chat, you can email and have your questions answered.

Could You Be a Councillor?

Brent Council is organising a Be A Councillor! event for residents in the London Borough of Brent who are interested in becoming more involved in local government.

The event on Tuesday 15 October from 6.30pm will offer information about what is involved in becoming and being a councillor. It will feature a panel discussion with three current members of Brent Council, and there will be the opportunity to find out more about the role and responsibilities of a councillor. The event is taking place during Local Democracy Week 2019.


6.30pm Registration and refreshments

7pm Welcome and Introductions

7.05pm Presentation: Councillors and Local Democracy in Brent

7.15pm Councillors’ Panel Discussion

8pm Q&A

8.30pm Close

To register please book a ticket on Eventbrite at:

Alternatively you can email or call 020 8937 1068. If you have any questions contact James Diamond on 020 8937 1068.