Community Pinboard: Vote West Kentish Town – and Scrufts, Tea, Disco, Take-out


1. Vote Kentish Town West. When we reported that West Kentish Town had been omitted from the Kentish Town Neighbourhood …





1. Vote Kentish Town West. When we reported that West Kentish Town had been omitted from the Kentish Town Neighbourhood Forum boundary, all hell broke loose. A vigorous debate amongst readers followed and we’re pleased to announce that KTNF have listened, and now the western boundary will be discussed and agreed upon at the Haverstock Area Action Group meeting tonight, 6.30pm, Cresswood Hall, 215 Queen’s Crescent. So come along and slog it out. We lay our cards down here: the parameter should simply be that of the NW5 boundary (roughly running north from Prince Of Wales Road up through Maitland), otherwise that area, fairly neglected as it is, will be a ‘no man’s land’ (Belsize Park it most certainly ain’t). And we all like to think Zabludowicz Gallery is in K-Town, don’t we? And Queen’s Crescent? Oh, and Karl Marx lived where? West Kentish Town, of course. Who can argue with that?

2.Treat Your Pooch. This Saturday Primrose Hill is home to a doggy festival organized by celeb vet Marc Abraham. You’ll find fresh food, boutique shopping stalls and a ‘Scrufts’ dog show for which all dogs are welcome. Perfect for pets and owners alike. Primrose Hill, 11am – 5pm: get there from 10 am to register for a place in the show. Free admission (charity donations welcome)

3.Get Some Dance-rcise. 3.Desperate to exercise but don’t like the usual shouty instructor and snidey glances? Join a women-only freestyle disco workout. Plus, it all takes place a darkened room so even less intimidating. Pull on those dancing pumps and head over to the Pirate Castle every Sunday from September 9th 2012 at 6.30 – 7.30pm (£5 and £3 concs, no need to book).

4.Bubbles In Your Tea? Stroll over to newly-opened bubble tea outlet Mooboo on Parkway who’ll be fulfilling all your beverage needs. Bubble tea, a Taiwanese import, involves mixing leaves with fruit and milk adding in small, chewy tapioca balls. Afterwards you could wander up to the vintage fashion fair at Camden’s Cecil Sharp House. This Sunday 9th September, from 11.00 am. It’s 3 quid to get in but hopefully you’ll recoup your losses with bargainous buys inside, including some designer pieces.

5.Watch An Outdoor Film (brrrrr….) Get on over, popcorn and blanket in hand, to Kilburn Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, where you can catch films on the big screen, including cult coming-of-age classic Dazed & Confused, and Tom Cruise (before he got all weird) in Top Gun. There’s a bar and burgers a-plenty, including some made from exotic meat – zebra anyone? Doors at 7pm, movie starts at 8.30. Tickets £8. Friday 7th- Sunday 9th September. Kilburn Grange Park, Kilburn High Road.

6. Harry’s All Night Well, till 10:30. Harry’s Fine Foods butchers and fishmongers on the High Street is now opening in the evening takeaway. Hurrah.

Fancy fish and chips for under a tenner (the salmon looks especially scrummy)? Skate Wings fried in black butter and capers for £5.75? Or maybe free range hot dogs (£3.45) or whole roasted chicken (£3.95) tickle your fancy? Swing by from 7pm-10.30. We reckon he should open a teensy-tiny eatery too (no, not like the ill-fated RED, something small, BYO, candle-lit. Go on Hazza).

7.Still Clinging on to Your Olympic spirit? If you’ve over-indulged on holiday, or just love a spot of sport, jog on over to Parliament Hill Fields this Sunday 9th September. You’ll find plenty for seasoned athletes and soon to-be-ex-couch potatoes alike with workshops in everything from tai chi to dodgeball. Loads to keep ankle-biters entertained, too, with free tennis coaching, along with a fancy dress party, face painting and circus workshops.

Finally, we might see some of you at a certain Famous Street Party this Sunday. Exciting!

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