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

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

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

It’s not too late to get a COVID vaccine

COVID hasn’t gone away, and is actually on the rise again. But it is not too late to get vaccinated.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free in the UK and available to everyone aged 5 and over. You do not need to be registered with a GP or prove your identity, address or immigration status to get it. 

Getting both doses of the vaccine, plus a booster if you’re aged 16+ is the best way to protect yourself and others. 

  • Book your appointment online through the NHS booking system via nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119 for free. When you call 119, you can speak to a translator if you need to.  
  • Visit a walk-in vaccination clinic – The walk-in vaccination clinics currently open in Camden are listed in the table further down this page. 
  • Drop by Camden’s COVID-19 vaccination bus – upcoming stops listed below
  • If you want to book your vaccination appointment and you have difficulties communicating or hearing, or you are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can use textphone 18001 119 or the NHS 119 BSL interpreter service.
  • If you need any other support to book, call the Council on 020 7974 4444 (option 9)

Chalcots Estate: Camden Independent Review to continue

Following the conclusion of legal proceedings against contractor PFIC (Partners for Improvement in Camden) and its principal subcontractors, the Leader of Camden Council, Cllr Georgia Gould, has announced that the second stage of the independent Chalcots review can begin.

The Council is preparing the terms of reference and is seeking an independent chair to conduct the second part of the review, which will look at the refurbishment of the Chalcots by the PFI company and their management. The review will include Council Officers, Members and residents, and it will be published in full once complete.

https://news.camden.gov.uk/chalcots-independent-review-leader-of-council-confirms-review-to-proceed-following-legal-settlement/