Month: December 2017

Granville in Transition

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

Granville Dedication

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.