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Music and art events taking place across Brent.


Past events

image of Metroland Studios building
Free
29th June
11.00am – 4.00pm

Metroland Open Studios

Join us on Saturday 29th of June to meet the artists in the building, get a rare insight into their studios. Help us raise money to support communities in Palestine and Sudan.

Metroland Studios,
91 Kilburn Sq, London
NW6 6PS

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Image of artist Adam Farah-Saad posing in a studio, his face is covered by a leather animal mask.
Free
Thursday 4th April
6-8pm

Opening: ‘the face of you, my substitute for love’ – Adam Farah-Saad & Elvis Universe

Join us for the opening of this new exhibition by Adam Farah-Saad, and collaborator Elvis Universe.

Metroland Studios
91 Kilburn Square
NW6 6PS
(Enter via Kilburn Market)

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image shows a car and a motorbike on a residential London street, surrounded by smoke. Rav in a BMW E30 M3 (1983) Manual – modified with S62 e39 M5 4.9L V8 engine.
Free
15th February
6.30 – 9pm

Zimmers of Southall Screening + Director Q&A

15 Feb: A screening of the award-winning documentary series Zimmers of Southall. Followed by a Q&A with director Hark1karan, led by journalist and producer Simran Randhwana.

Metroland Studios
91 Kilburn Square
NW6 6PS
(enter via Kilburn Market)

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Poster for Cast Your Line: Photographic image-divining. shows a figure holding two long rods, over an abstract landscape.
24th Nov – 10th Dec

Soft Tissue – Events + Workshops

Experience the wide range of sensory and exploratory events and workshops that the Squishy Collective have in store over November and December.

In-person and online.

Metroland Studios, 91 Kilburn Square, London, NW6 6PS

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Free
Friday 24th November
6-8pm

Soft Tissue – Squishy Collective Private View

Join us at the opening event for Soft Tissue, the new exhibition by Squishy Collective.

Metroland Studios
91 Kilburn Square
NW6 6PS

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Painted sign that reads
4th November 2023
3 – 5pm

With Us All – Commission launch party

A party to celebrate the opening of a new glasshouse in Sufra’s edible garden, created by artist Sean Roy Parker with the local community.

St Raphael’s Edible Garden
162 Pitfield Way
London
NW10 0PW

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A man stands at the sink, holding a small mirror in which he seems himself reflected, distorted.
3rd November 2023
6-8pm

I am sure, Circumsure – Arsalan Isa Private View

Join us for the opening night of the new exhibition from writer and artist Arsalan Isa.

Metroland Studios
91 Kilburn Square
NW6 6PS

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14th October
11.30am – 1pm

Send to Print – Coffee Morning

A relaxed morning event where visitors can drop into the exhibition and meet some of the OOMK collective.

Metroland Studios
91 Kilburn Square
NW6 6PS

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13th October
6-8pm

Send to Print: A Dispatch from the OOMK Archive – Private View

Metroland Studios
91 Kilburn Square
NW6 6PS

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7th October
12pm

Amanda Camenisch and Therese Westin: Performance

An exhibition, installation and performance exploring sound, music and singing as a way to build community.

Metroland Studios
91 Kilburn Square
NW6 6PS

And further afield

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Invisible city graphic
1st July – 30th Sept 2023
Various

Invisible City

Listen to an immersive and evocative sound piece in the tranquil landscape of Willesden Jewish Cemetery.

Willesden Jewish Cemetery (United Synagogue)
Beaconsfield Road
Willesden
NW10 2JE

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Photograph of artists Amanda Camenisch and Therese Weston
29th September 2023
6-8pm

Amanda Camenisch and Therese Westin – Private View

Join us for the Private View of Amanda Camenisch and Therese Westin’s new exhibition

Metroland Studios
91 Kilburn Square, London, NW6 6PS

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26th Aug – 24th Sept 2023
12-5pm, or by appointment

Link me at the Sound System ’23

A weekend of carnival fun at Harlesden Hight Street. Expect cookouts and music til late.

Harlesden High Street, 57 High Street, NW10 4NJ

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Bill Daggs playing live music with laptops and synths
23rd Sept 2023
7 – 10pm

Allegorhythms: Next Movement / The Cypher

An exciting night of freestyle music in Brent. An ode to jazz greats and hip hop cyphers.

Metroland Studios
91 Kilburn Square
NW6 6PS

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Photo of asian food and snacks.
21st September
5-8pm

ESEA Get-Together

Join us at Metroland Studios for an informal get-together over Asian snacks and drinks!

Metroland Studios 91 Kilburn Square NW6 6PS

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15th Sept 2023
7 – 9pm

Allegorhythms: Artist Screening

Allegorhythms artist Bill Daggs presents an evening of Film Screenings. Expect soundscapes, mixtapes and music videos.

Metroland Studios
91 Kilburn Square
NW6 6PS

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13th Sept 2023
7 – 8pm

Bill Daggs Allegorhythms: Artist Talk with Abbas Zahedi

Join Bill Daggs and Abbas Zahedi for a fascinating conversation about Bill’s experimental sound installation at Metroland Studios.

Metroland Studios
91 Kilburn Square
NW6 6PS

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Bill Daggs playing live music with laptops and synths
7th Sep 2023
6 – 8pm

Bill Daggs: Allegorhythms Private View

Meet the artist behind this sound and rhythm installation at Metroland Studios.

Metroland Studios
91 Kilburn Square
NW6 6PS

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Collage design of a Gujarati man smiling, wearing colourful clothes and a yellow turban
1st – 3rd Sept 2023

Rangeelu Gujarat

Rangeelu Gujarat is a 3 day grand outdoor festival celebrating British Gujaratis.

Roe Green Park
Kingsbury
NW9 9HA

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3rd Sept 2023
There will be three performances at: 1:15pm 2:30pm 3:45pm

Wemba’s Dream

A family-friendly day of free performances, live music, dance, carnival and more.

Wembley Park

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26th Aug 2023
12 – 7pm

K2K Carnival Warm-Up

A Carnival Warm Up – radio, good vibes, food and fun in the sun with K2K Radio!

Metroland Studios
91 Kilburn Square
NW6 6PS

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23rd Aug 2023
6pm

Willesden Trade Hall (& Apollo Club) Historical Tour

A tour of the historic and iconic Brent venue, led by the group trying to save it.

Willesden Trade Hall
375 High Road
Willesden Green
NW10 2JR

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6th – 13th Aug 2023
10am – 5pm

Metroland Young Associates – Public Showcase – We Were Here

An audio visual installation showcasing the work of 20 young people from across Brent. Don’t miss it!

Metroland Studios
91 Kilburn Square
NW6 6PS

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16th July 2023
6 – 7pm

Brent Youth Concert Pops Orchestra – Summer Concert

A crowd-pleasing set brought to you by the most talented young musicians in Brent

Queens Park Community School 
Aylestone Avenue
NW6 7BQ

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15th & 16th July 2023
10am – 3pm

Peer-to-Peer Gallery Weekender

Artist sharing exhibitions and events featuring Brent-based creatives.

Metroland Studios
91 Kilburn Square
NW6 6PS

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Flyer for the South Kilburn Carnivale 2023
15th July 2023
12 – 5pm

South Kilburn CarniVale

A feel good day festival of music, mindfulness and wellbeing. Bringing the community vibe back to South Kilburn!

South Kilburn Open Space
Carlton Vale
London
NW6 5HE

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2nd July 2023
1 – 5pm

Young Musicians at Wembley

Young musicians from across Brent showcase their talents.

Undercroft at Wembley Stadium, Wembley Park

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1st July 2023
12 – 6pm

Into the Park

A day-long festival of live music and craft in Queens Park.

Bandstand Queens Park
Harvist Road
London
NW6 6SG

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1st July 2023
11am – 4pm

Shubbak Festival comes to Brent

A day of music, healing, food and fun to nourish the body, heart and soul.

Metroland Studios
91 Kilburn Square
NW6 6PS

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Free
Saturday 10 September 2022
10.30AM-7.30PM

Beyond by Metroland Young Associates

Join us on Saturday 10 September for the closing event for the Brent Biennial, a day of celebration involving music, carboot, talks, workshop and art created and produced by the Metroland Young Associates.

Metroland Studio 91 Kilburn
Square London NW6 6PS

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PAJAKI MAKING WORKSHOP
Tuesday 6 September
11AM- 7PM

Pajaki making workshop for teenagers and adults

Join artists Katarzyna Perlak and Karolina Merska for a Pajaki making workshop (pronounced pah-yonk-ee, meaning ‘spiders’ in Polish). During this workshop, Katarzyna and Karolina will teach you how to create a structure decorated with five traditional ‘kalinka’ pom poms to take home with you.

St Matthew’s Church,
St Mary’s Road,
Harlesden,
NW10 4AU

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Exhibition bus tour
Free
Sunday 4 September,
2-5PM

Exhibition bus tour and book launch of Mahmoud Khaled’s Proposal for a House Museum of an Unknown Crying Man

Join us for a bus tour of Mahmoud Khaled’s two London exhibitions, at Metroland Studios and Mosaic Rooms. This relaxed tour includes an optional bus shuttle from Brent to Mosaic Rooms in Kensington and back to Brent, with refreshments included.

Metroland Studio; Brent Biennial 2022 Visitors Hub
91 Kilburn Square
London
NW6 6PS

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Growing up B(r)ent thumb
Free
Saturday 3 September, 12-3PM for Archival drop-ins; 3-5PM: Discussion and sharing.

Gaps in the Archive: A day of events telling the LGBT+ (hi)story of Brent

Come along to the Library at Willesden Green and contribute to the Queer history of Brent by sharing your LGBTQAI+ memories and memorabilia. Participate in drop-in sessions or take part in the discussion around the queer experience of living in Brent.

Performance Space, The Library at Willesden Green, 95 High Road, London, NW10 2SF

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Audio-Description Tour: Rebecca Bellantoni
Thursday 30 August, 2PM BST

Audio-Description Tour: Rebecca Bellantoni

Join Assistant Curator Kit Edwards and Audio-Describer ​​Shivaangee Agrawal for an audio-description tour of Rebecca Bellantoni’s film installation You have any peace for me? CRY.

Online (Zoom)

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Free
Friday 26 August
3-5PM

Making home: A community listening conversation – Kilburn

Making Home: A series of community listening conversations – visiting works by Shenece Oretha and Mohammed Zaahidur Rahman in Kilburn.

Tin Tabernacle
12–16 Cambridge Avenue
North Maida Vale
Kilburn
NW6 5BA

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assemble play
Free
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Children’s Activity: Assemble Play

The Playworkers at Assemble Play aim to create an environment where visiting children can play freely, supporting behaviour that is freely chosen and personally directed.

Kilburn Grange Park Children’s Play Area, 110 Kingsgate Road, London, NW6 2JG

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In the house of my love
Free
SATURDAY 13 AUGUST, 2PM
(The tours will run between one and a half to two hours)

Curatorial walking tour of in the house of my love – Harlesden

Curatorial walking tour of In the House of my Love, Brent Biennial 2022 in Harlesden.

Meet at Newman Catholic College
(at the junction of Harlesden Road and Dairy Close)
Harlesden
NW10 3RN

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Against the hostile environment
Free
SATURDAY 30 JULY
11AM-5PM

Day of Action Against the Hostile Environment

Join us for a day of talks, screenings and workshops with activist groups and artists engaged in resisting state hostility and xenophobia. Accompanied by BSL interpretation. Children welcome. Lunch provided.

Metroland Studio
91 Kilburn Square
NW6 6PS
London

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In the house of my love
Free
THURSDAY 28 JULY, 2PM
(The tours will run between one and a half to two hours)

Curatorial walking tour of in the house of my love – Willesden

Curatorial walking tour of In the House of my Love, Brent Biennial 2022 in Willesden.

Meet at Willesden Green Station
Walm Lane
Willesden Green
NW2 4QT

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Free
Online
Launches 14 Dec 2020

Bass Borough

Bass Borough is portrait series about the London musicians who have influenced and been influenced by the reggae sound emanating from the record shops, clubs and recording studios of Harlesden, North West London.

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Dawn Mellor George
Free
From 19 September 2020

Brent Biennial: Dawn Mellor, Kingsbury Road

Brent Biennial: The first permanent public artwork by British artist Dawn Mellor: a large-scale mural that will celebrate the life of local hero George Michael, who lived and went to school in Kingsbury.

499 Kingsbury Road
Corner of Winkworths Estate Agent
London NW9 9ED

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Pio Abad
Free
From 16 October 2020

Brent Biennial: Pio Abad, Kilburn

231 Kilburn High Road, Kilburn, London NW6 7JN
2 – 4 Burton Road, Kilburn, London NW6 7LN

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Brian Ohalloran
Running throughout 2020, ending in an exhibition in 2021 at Brent Civic Centre.

Grown up in Brent: 100 years of youth culture

What was and is it like growing up in Brent? Supported by Brent 2020 Culture Fund, the Museum of Youth Culture is collecting photographs, ephemera and oral histories to tell the borough’s youth culture story over the last 100 years through the public’s memories.

Brent Civic Centre, Wembley

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Free
Online
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Fashioning our History – The Documentary

Watch Brent 2020 Culture Fund project, Fashioning Our History Documentary free & online

Online

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Saturday 18 February 2023
11.30am – 1pm

Sonic Meditation

Join us for a sonic meditation journeying through the four elemental harps developed as part of the exhibition Making the Room Sing: earth, water, air and fire.

Metroland Studios
91 Kilburn Square
London
NW6 6PS

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Saturday 28 January 2023
11.30am – 1pm

Sounding the collective

This workshop is an invitation to partake in the co-creation of a sound score, conceived as an offering for the women at AWRC’s shelter.

Metroland Studios
91 Kilburn Square
London
NW6 6PS

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Zinzi Minott
Free
Sunday 11 September
Arrival from 6.30PM Performance will commence at 7PM sharp

Black on Black: A performance by Zinzi Minott

Brent Biennial 2022 presents Black on Black, a solo dance performance by artist Zinzi Minott exploring Queerness, Blackness and the body as an archive.

Unit 7
Oxgate Lane
London
NW2 7HJ

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Making home
Free
Saturday 20 August
3-5PM

Making home: a community listening conversation – Harlesden

Making Home: A series of community listening conversations – visiting works by Sarah Rose and Katarzyna Perlak in Willesden.

Roundwood Park (near the cafe at the bowling green)
Harlesden Road
Harlesden
NW10 3SH

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