Events and classes

Weekly Classes

If there is a specific type of event or activity you would like to see take place at The Library at Willesden Green, email libraries@brent.gov.uk with your suggestion for our consideration.

The Library at Willesden Green offers a wide array of weekly classes for fitness and wellbeing along with a rolling calendar of high quality events.  Click the relevant tab below to see further information.

Weekly Classes

Fitness and wellbeing classes at the library at Willesden Green 

Mondays

TIME EVENT COST CONTACT
4pm - 7pm Adele's ballet school
(term time only)
Contact tutor or visit website

Sherine Medley

info@adelesdanceschool.com
www.adelesdanceschool.com

12.30-1.30pm Fitsteps
Cost: 
Contact: 
Email dancelikenow@mail.com for details

Rachel Lake
dancelikenow@mail.com

7pm to 9pm

Reggae Choir 

all abilities-  in the Reading room

£60 (6 Week full Course) £45 Concession £10 Drop in

Book course

 

ashleigh.trezise@brent.gov.uk

 

 

Tuesdays

TIME EVENT COST CONTACT
1pm - 2pm Zumba Gold (over 50's) Free with Library membership  

Maggie Hollowed 

zumbamaggie@hotmail.co.uk

6.40pm - 7.50pm Hatha Yoga Drop-in:£7
(6 classes block: £36)
 

Karen

karen@gadayoga.com / 07840 209 444

Thursdays

TIME EVENT COST CONTACT
9.30am - 10.30am 
(Term time only)
FitSteps Contact tutor or visit website 

Rachel Lake

info@dancelikenow.com
www.dancelikenow.com

11am-12noon

Monika Pilates £12

Monika Zarebska

www.kentishtownstudio.com
www.pilatestreemagazine.com
www.pilatestree.com

1pm - 2pm Zumba Gold (over 50's) £2.50 p/p

Maggie Hollowed 

zumbamaggie@hotmail.co.uk

3.45pm - 5pm Sparkle and Boom Free with Library membership

Nary Wijeratne / 07857 992 633  

hello@sportattheheart.org
www.sportattheheart.org 

5.30pm - 6.30pm Fun Fit Families Free with Library membership
6.30pm - 7.30pm  Yogalates
(Women only)
£3.00 p/p

 

Fridays

TIME EVENT COST CONTACT
11am-12noon

Pilates (Miranda) Contact tutor 

Miranda

mirandahands@btinternet.com / 07973 158 138

 

Saturdays

TIME EVENT COST CONTACT
10.30am - 11.30am Pilates Contact tutor 

Miranda

mirandahands@btinternet.com / 07973 158 138

10.15am - 12.45am 
(Term time only)
Adele’s dance school
(Term Time only)
Contact tutor

Sherina Medley

info@adelesdanceschool.com
www.adelesdanceschool.com

1pm - 2.30pm Maiwand Martial Arts class Contact tutor 

Mirwais Hazrat

Hazrat25@yahoo.com

3pm - 4:30pm Impact Youth Dance Academy
11-17 year olds (Hip Hop/Contemporary/Street Fusion)
Contact tutor 

Ashleigh.trezise@brent.gov.uk

Details correct at time of printing but may be subject to change. Updated as of 15 January 2018.

If there is a specific type of event or activity you would like to see take place at The Library at Willesden Green, email libraries@brent.gov.uk with your suggestion for our consideration.

Dance

Impact Youth Dance Academy  

This class has been postponed.

Apologise for any inconvenience.

 

 

Comedy

Comedy with ‘Come Mek We Larf’

Windrush 70th Anniversary Comedy Special EARLY!

Come Mek We Larf featuring Queen of Comedy Felicity Ethnic, Funmbi Omotayo, The Prophet Of Comedy - Kwaku, The Original Nutter Of Comedy - Annette Fagan and many more.

  • Date: Friday 8 June 2018
  • Place: The Library at Willesden Green
  • Details:  Doors open 7.30pm.  Show starts at 8pm. 
  • Book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment £12 in advance (+ booking fee) and £15 on the door.

Music

Reggae Choir 6 week taster course

  • Date: Monday 30 April and runs until Monday 18 June 2018
  • Place: The Library at Willesden Green
  • Details: Uplifting community activity for all abilities. No experience necessary, no audition, non-religious. 
    Optional performance opportunities available.
  • Tickets:  Full 6 week course £45. Drop in price is £10. Concession rate of £25
  • Contactarts@brent.gov.uk
  • Book the course https://reggaechoir6weekcourse.eventbrite.co.uk

     

 

 

Windrush 70th Anniversary

This June marks the 70th Anniversary of the pioneering Windrush generation and Brent Culture service will celebrate this through an exciting programme which includes a free exhibition from June until October and Windrush celebration day on Saturday 23 June at the Library at Willesden Green show casing Art Council funded commissioned works.

 

Exhibitions

Brent’s Pioneering Windrush Generation

The Library at Willesden Green

Celebrating 70 years since the Empire Windrush docked in the UK. An exhibition and display exploring Brent’s Caribbean heritage with photographs of Brent residents by artist Nadia Nervo. Experience a traditional West Indian ‘front room’ with our instillation highlighting items from the local community and Brent Museum.

21 June – 29 October

Exhibition Room

Free

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

Event Day

Windrush Celebration Day

The Library at Willesden Green

A family day event celebrating the pioneering Windrush generation with music and performances from St Michaels and All Angels Steel Band, Namron Dance, the Reggae Choir and a new commission from Impact Dance.

Saturday 23 June

12pm – 4pm

Free

 

Family events:

Caribbean rainbow face painting

Celebrate the islands of the Caribbean and wear an island flag with pride!

12pm – 4pm

Free when you borrow 2 books.

 

Caribbean carnival funky bowl of plenty

From papaya to star apples, guava and sugar apples, star fruit and sapodilla and much more. Get stuck in at this creative pottery workshop and design a bowl for all your treasured Caribbean fruits.

12.30pm – 2pm

Suitable for families with children aged 5 -11

Limited spaces so arrive early

Free

 

Caribbean fun family sewing class

Have a go at sewing inspired by Caribbean designs and traditions. Part of our Windrush 70th Anniversary celebration. Arrive early as spaces are limited.

2.30pm – 4pm

Free

 

Events

Come Mek We Larf: Windrush Comedy Special

The Library at Willesden Green

A night of comedy featuring Queen of Comedy Felicity Ethnic, Funmbi Omotayo, The Prophet Of Comedy - Kwaku, The Original Nutter Of Comedy - Annette Fagan and many more.

Friday 8 June

Performance Space

Doors Open 7.30pm

8pm – Late

£12 in advance (+ booking fee) and £15 on the door

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

Exhibition talk

The Library at Willesden Green

Q and A with Curator Shasti Lowton and guest exploring the development of the Windrush exhibition for Brent Museum and Archives.

Thursday 5 July

Performance Space

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Free

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

Discover the High Seas: Family Craft Workshop

Ealing Road Library & Harlesden Library

Learn about the arrival of the Empire Windrush and create your own Caribbean marine creature from the deep.

Monday 30 July 

Ealing Road Library

2pm – 4pm
Free

Monday 6 August

Harlesden Library

2pm – 4pm

Free

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

Badge making: Family Craft Workshop

The Library at Willesden Green

Create and colour a badge, drawing inspiration from our exhibition ‘Windrush 70’ and take home your creation.

1 and 22 August

Education Room

2pm – 4pm

Free

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

Travel the High Seas: Family Craft Workshop

Kingsbury Library

Learn about the arrival of the Empire Windrush and create a colourful scene showing its journey across the Atlantic.

Friday 10 August 

Kingsbury Library

2pm – 4pm

Free

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

Creative Passport: Family Craft Workshop

The Library at Willesden Green

Learn about those who travelled to the UK on the Empire Windrush and create a colourful passport to tell those stories. 

Friday 17 August

Education Room

2pm – 4pm

Free

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

Caribbean Connections

The Library at Willesden Green

Join multiple award winning poet Hannah Lowe to discuss poetry, Caribbean immigration and what it means to be British.

Tuesday 11 September 

Performance Space

6.30pm – 7:30pm

Free

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

The Ice Migration with Author Jacqueline Crooks

The Library at Willesden Green and Kingsbury Library

Gather with author Jacqueline Crooks as she reads from her new book the Ice Migration, a collection of linked short stories which draw on the migration of her Jamaican, Indian and German ancestors.

Tuesday 18 September

Kingsbury Library

11am

Free

 

Thursday 20 September

The Library and Willesden Green

7pm

Free

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

Songs and Stories from a Pioneering Generation

The Library at Willesden Green

Join us for an evening of conversation as we reflect on the impact of Windrush 70 years on. With guest curators from the British Library.

Thursday 11 October

Education Room

6.30pm – 8pm

Free

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

From Ashphalt to Maplewood floor...

The Library Willesden Green

Spend an evening with Namron sharing his dance/life journey through storytelling, audio visuals and live solo dance work. The evening includes an interactive Q&A

Namron OBE travelled from Jamaica to Brent then to Buckingham Palace. After arriving in Willesden aged 10 he took his first dance steps when he joined the Willesden Jazz Ballet in 1961. Taught by Madam Rambert herself, he went on to become a founder member of London Contemporary Dance Theatre and was the first black dancer to be employed by a British dance company.

Friday 12 October

Performance Space

Doors Open 6.30pm

7pm – 8.30pm

£8 in advance via eventbrite (booking fees apply) £12 on the door

2 for1 for Over 65s

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

Come Mek We Larf: Black History Month Special

The Library at Willesden Green

An evening of side splitting comedy hosted by Mr. Cee.

Friday 19 October

Performance Space

Doors Open 7.30pm

8pm – Late

Tickets £15 (+ booking fee) in advance £20 on the door

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

Caribbean tapestry fun family sewing class

The Library at Willesden Green

Have a go at tapestry, with designs inspired by the Windrush era. Suitable for boys and girls.  Free but arrive early as spaces are limited.

Tuesday 23 October

2.30pm – 4pm

Free

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

Black Genealogy: When Black History meets Black Ancestry

The Library at Willesden Green

Trailblazing author and family historian Paul Crooks captivates his audience with an account of how he traced his African forebears enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica, 200 years ago. Paul Crooks journey of discovery has brought him international recognition for his breakthroughs in African Caribbean genealogy research.

Find out how to start exploring your family history. Who knows? Maybe you'll be inspired to explore your Ancestry.

Tuesday 30 October

Reading Room

6.15pm – 7.45pm

Free

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson