This is Kilburn

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This is Kilburn is a celebration of the strong Irish heritage in Kilburn. There will be live music, storytelling, bodhrán (traditional Irish drum) workshops, food and drink, and more!

It is being organised by the London Irish Centre, and supported by Camden Council.

It will take place this Saturday 20 August, at Kilburn Grange Park, from 11 am to 5 pm.

If you want to do the bodhrán workshop you should register here before Saturday:

Screenshot from Google Maps showing location of Kilburn Grange Park NW6 2JL
Image from Google Maps

Community Groups call for council rent freeze

Community group Defend Council Housing has issued a statement calling for local councils to freeze council housing rents next year, because of the very high inflation rate and cost of living crisis.

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Several community groups plan to have a demonstration outside the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities on Thursday 15 September.

http://www.axethehousingact.org.uk/news/cost-of-living-crisis-protest-september-15th-2022-london/

Camden Mela 2022

This year is the 30th Anniversary of the Camden Mela – a cross-cultural community celebration that grew out of the Bangladeshi community.

This year’s event is being held on Sunday 17 July, at Coram’s Fields, Guilford Street, WC1N 1DN.

There will be live performers, rides, food stalls, henna painting, face painting, and much more.

Camden Mela 2022 poster

Eid Mubarak!

Today is the start of Eid al-Adha, one of the biggest festivals in the Islamic year.

Eid al-Adha commemorates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismail. At the last moment, Allah provided a ram to be sacrificed instead. A similar story occurs in the Jewish and Christian religions.

Muslims attend special Eid prayers today, wearing new clothes or their best clothes.

Families get together and traditionally kill a goat or sheep, keeping part of the meat for the family, and giving the rest of the meat to the poor. Families and friends gather and eat, and give presents.

Eid al-Adha also forms an important part of the ceremonies that take place in Mecca during the Haj.

So wish your Muslim friends and neighbours Eid Mubarak!

Somers Town Festival is on TODAY!

The Somers Town Festival is on today, so get yourself down to Chalton Street and enjoy the hot weather.

There are:

  • Live bands playing
  • Food stalls to cater for all tastes
  • Rides and activities for the children
  • Community stalls, including COVID vaccinations