Finally, after nearly a year, Granville Community Kitchen will be moving back into Granville. We will start with our Friday Night Meals there from 7 September. Soon our other projects plus some NEW ones will begin! Keep checking for more news… Looking forward to seeing you there!
Come along to The Granville!
As part of the Mayor’s National Park City Week
Granville Community Kitchen Urban Food Growing is running to walk and talk events
Wednesday 25 July 2018 2pm – 3:30pm
Stardust 28 July 2018 2pm – 3.30 pm
Meet at the Granville 140 Carlton Vale, NW6 5HE
Granville Community Kitchen invites you on a tour of three inner city growing spaces where you will be able to get involved in growing activities. Granville Community Kitchen is a community-led initiative for the South Kilburn community to access healthy, affordable and sustainable food and grow community!
What is London National Park City Week?
The first ever London National Park City Week runs from 21-29 July. There’ll be over 270 of fantastic events and activities all week long as we celebrate London’s unique green spaces, trees, waterways and natural environment.
We’ve been working with National Park City Foundation and partners across London to put together a programme of events that will give Londoners the chance to explore the city with walks, talks, explorations, family activities and more.
National Park City Week is part of the Mayor’s plan to help make London a National Park City in 2019, and to do that we need your help.
View the full listings on our London National Park City Week event page.
Cre8tive Granville! is a programme of Free Arts evening classes for 6-17 years in South Kilburn, starting on Tuesday 5 and Thursday 7 June . For more information
Thanks to Laurence and the team at Kilburn Park Primary School our
Friday Night meals are back on. Come and meet your neighbour.
Free and Halal.
The gate to the school is in the South Kilburn Open Space near the play ground.
Head for the Dome and there will be someone to meet you.
Spread the word!
Granville Community Kitchen has been chosen as one of the first 50 Urban Food Heroes in London by The Jellied Eel Magazine.
They say :
We were overwhelmed with the entries and privileged to pick such an amazing selection, which we are promoting through our new look Jellied Eel mag and online. Following the launch during Urban Food Fortnight 2017, we are delighted to be able to finally share with you our first 50 Urban Food Heroes. These are people and enterprises that grow, cook, make and save food and, ultimately, are making London a better place through their amazing ventures.
And we are one of them! Hurray for us!
Have a look here
Central Street Cookery School: This community cookery school in an inner London community centre also runs a community food growing space, helps to avoid food waste by using surplus food and hosts a community fridge.
GCDA: Runs a variety of projects that help new food entrepreneurs meet local needs. These include managing free community cookery clubs; fairly priced fruit and veg stalls at children’s centres and a new food business called PLENTY, which sells ready meals at Brockley Farmers’ Market.
Granville Community Kitchen: Dee Woods, the co-founder and coordinator of Granville Community Kitchen, has worked in community food education, health promotion, organic food growing, food history and research for over 25 years. In 2016, Dee was named Cook of the Year by the BBC Food and Farming Awards.
Made in Hackney: Promotes health and environmental benefits of eating a local, organic, seasonal, plant-based diet. Teaches skills to grow, cook, preserve and compost; as well as providing training and an affordable kitchen space for ethical food entrepreneurs.
Maida Hill Place: Kitchen incubator that supports food enterprise start-ups and people wishing to re-enter employment, and has created a vibrant hub in a once drug-blighted space.
Shoreditch Trust: Home to Waterhouse Restaurant, which provides chef training in a live kitchen setting, mentoring and offering work experience to young people facing challenges.
Wolves Lane Community Food Hub: A hub of sustainable food enterprises and educators set on a 3.5 acre site. Grows organic produce, runs a local veg box scheme, teaches food growing skills, incubates start-ups and provides space for events.
We had such a lovely afternoon last Saturday 10 Feb 2018, despite the weather! There was a very good turn out. We had the hug inside as the weather was so awful. We all joined hands and sang ‘All you need is love’, drank tea, ate biscuits and told stories of why these buildings are so important to us.
Why have the Hug?
The Granville/Carlton buildings have been central to South Kilburn life for many years. Brent Council voted to to tear them down July 2016. The community together was able to win a temporary reprieve. Now we want to save these buildings for South Kilburn permanently! And part of that is coming together to show our appreciation for them
Thank you to everyone who came and made the day so special!
A Joyful and Restful Holiday time to Everyone!
Granville Community Kitchen Friday Night Meals will be back
Friday 12 January 2018 at The Carlton Centre… See you then!
On 23 November 2017 Granville Community Kitchen, The Otherwise Club and the South Kilburn Community held a ‘funeral’ for the Main Hall, a place built for and used by the community for over 120 years. It is now being turned into an Enterprise Hub by the South Kilburn Trust and Brent Council, used as office space with a hole cut into the middle of the floor to link the upper and lower floors of the building. It will no longer be a community event space.
Poems were read and a song sung. This is Dee’s poem
As the leaves turn to flaming shades of oranges and red, golden yellows and brown
And fall from the trees
As the days get shorter and the nights get
Deeper and darker
As the winds blow stronger and colder
Signalling the end of autumn,
A time of harvest and abundance
We stand in this circle
Of time and existence
We celebrate the Granville
We mark the end of the Granville as we know it
We stand in that place between
what was and what will be
We stand hopeful of new beginnings
This is our time as family, as community
To rest, to come together, to strengthen our connections
To plan, to dream….
We stand in hope of new beginnings
Our lights symbols of all our hopes and celebration of the Granville
We buried a time capsule. Many people Put something in it that reminded them of South Kilburn, The Granville and The Main Hall. This drawing was one young person’s offering.
The time capsule was ceremonially buried with people of all ages throwing earth on it.
the Kilburn Times reported the event:
The Otherwise Club and Granville Community Kitchen Friday Night Meals and Garden Project will continue through the winter. Our Friday Night Meals have moved to Carlton Centre next door. EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT 5.45-7.15 up to and including 15 December. It will then stop for the holidays until 12 January 2018. The Otherwise Club activities have moved to William Dunbar Tenant Hall and The Salvation Army Hall
Meanwhile all our stuff is moved out and the walls are coming down…. Very sad.
Wednesday 22 November 6-8pm we are hosting Kitchen Table Talks. Free Food. Donations welcome. Join us at the Granville Community Kitchen for our Kitchen Table Talks. Come and share a meal, and bring something to share with your neighbours! A dish, a story, a photo or even a poem or a song! Lets get to know each other and support each other in issues that affect us all. Our voices together are strong!
In December, our Friday night meal will move to Kilburn Park Junior School and continue while the Granville is closed for 3 months for refurbishment to open again in March 2018. Keep checking back for more information.
Thank you to all the children, young people, parents and teachers who made the 2017 Summer Workshops such as success! What a great time we had!
The Samba band through South Kilburn was fantastic!
Looking forward to more!