CLITTERHOUSE FARM ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL!

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17th SEPTEMBER 2016 12-6PM

We’re looking forward to The Clitterhouse Farm Project’s first Arts and Crafts Festival! It’s set to be a fantastic day out for all the family.

The aim of the festival is to promote the artistic talents of North West London and further afield. We have a growing line up of talented musicians,  spoken word artists, dancers, visual artists, workshops and great food and drink.  We will upload a full festival schedule very soon.

We will post a full festival schedule very soon, but here are just a few of the highlights to expect:

Open Mic
If you’re a band, solo musician or singer please come along with your instruments, your band or your songs and poetry. You can sign up to perform on the day.

Paint a Frame!
Local business Fine Artisan Conservation Framers have kindly sponsored a workshop for kids (big and small) to paint a beautiful picture frame and take away on the day.  Don’t miss it!

360 Arts Competition
360 Arts invite you to take part in their competition, where one lucky winner will gain the chance to attend 360 for 6 weeks worth of free tuition at either one of their branches in Kingsbury (NW9 8YD) or High Street Barnet (EN5 5RR). All you have to do is find the 360 stall, say “Hi” to Kelly or Carol and complete a competition entry form.

Can you help us out on the day?
We need help with setting up, stewarding the day and general logistics. If you can spare some time on the 17th please let us know! paulette(at)clitterhouse(dot)com

FESTIVAL SITE PLAN

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Photos by Thomas Ball

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Suffragettes at the Farm!

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We’re planning a small history event at the Farm on Monday 28th March, which will focus on the suffragette movement and the life of Gladice Keevil – an influential suffragette who was born at Clitterhouse Farm.  There will be a presentation by Barnet local Mary Rowland who has carried out extensive research on the suffragettes of Holloway prison.

Our pop-up café – which is currently undergoing a makeover – will be open and serving hots drinks and snacks. We will also be offering some free barista training from 4pm. Please email paulette(@)clitterhouse(dot)com if you are interested in taking part. Places are limited.

This event is also part of the Find Your London #FindYourLDN Festival programme. You can find out more details of the other activities in the area – including a history walk to the farm – here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cricklewood-spring-tickets-21538030830

Community Mobilisation Project Meetings

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Thanks to the Community Organisers Mobilisation Grant, Clitterhouse Farm Project is hosting a series of events this spring to explore:

  • the role of our heritage in our vision of the future
  • whether ‘neighbourhood planning’ is right for Cricklewood, particularly in the context of the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration. Neighbourhood planning is a new way for communities to decide the future of the places where they live and work. Find out more here.

Meetings will be held regularly at Whitefield School (Map: HERE) from now on until the end of June. Here are some dates for your diary:

  • The second Tuesday of every month, 7 – 8.30pm, at the IT5 room (neighbourhood planning).
  • The second Thursday of every month, 3:00 – 5:00pm, at the IT5 room (heritage & local memories).
  • The fourth Thursday of every month, 3:00 – 5:00pm, at the IT5 room  (neighbourhood planning).

Enter via the the school’s main reception. Parking is very limited for the afternoon sessions. Please use public transport if possible. Please contact Luisa Vallejo – luisa(@)clitterhouse(dot)com or 077 7366 0938 – for further information.

Special thanks to Whitefield School.

Paint it, Clean it, Repair it

We are having a day of painting, cleaning and repairing at the farm, and we need your help!

So dig out some old clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, wear some sturdy shoes, bring a paint brush, a sweeping brush, a spade or a wheel barrow or just come along and lend a hand.

We will reward your hard work with tea and coffee, cakes and a mug of soup.

Children are very welcome to come along on the day, but for safety reasons we are limiting the work to adults only.

Guided History Tour

Guided History Tour: Cricklewood Aerodrome and Clitterhouse Farm

Did you know there were regular flights from Cricklewood to Paris… in a converted bomber? Surely not!

Back due to popular demand after last year’s well received tour, local artist Alistair Lambert will lead an illustrated walking tour starting at and returning to Cricklewood Rail station via Claremont road, Brent Terrace and Clitterhouse Farm.

Explore the eastern block of Cricklewood and discover several sites of rapid historical change: from the fields that fed the growing city  to war factories and eventually model suburban living.

You will also meet some surprising characters along the way.

An enthusiastic and entertaining guide as well as an accomplished local artist, Alistair has made an artwork especially for this event that will be viewed for the first time as part of this tour.

No booking necessary.

Meet at Cricklewood Train Station at 3pm.  The tour will then walk up Claremont Road to Clitterhouse Farm.

The walk lasts up to two hours and will take place whatever the weather. Bring a brolly and a friend!

Any questions please email: admin@cricklewoodopenstudios.org