Accessibility for our venues

Across the Brent Biennial 2022 commissions and public programme we will be providing a range of access components for visitors. The work featured in the biennial spans moving image, multi-media installation, painting, sound, sculpture, billboards and performance, and collectively aims to provide something for everyone to enjoy.

In order to make this possible, we will be facilitating tours, audio-description, transcription, creative-captioning, guided touch and online screenings. There will be hosts at all sites available to support you during your visit. Due to the variety and number of works presented, as well as the unusual nature of many of our venues, access provision will vary at each site.

Most venues have step-free access or alternative means to experience the work, such as through online viewing. All access information for specific commissions and events, including for wheelchair access, is available on our website.

Alternatively, to check the availability of access provision, to request online viewings links, or to request any other specific access support please contact hello@metrolandcultures.com or message us on Instagram @metrolandcultures ahead of your visit, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

ACCESS AT EACH EXHIBITION VENUE

All venues will be open 12-6pm Friday – Sunday from 8 July – 11 September unless stated otherwise.

KILBURN

Closest stations: Kilburn (lift access), Kilburn Park (step-free access), Brondesbury and Kilburn High Road.

  1. Metroland Studio
    91 Kilburn Square
    Kilburn
    NW6 6PS

Getting here:

  • Located behind Kilburn Market on Kilburn High Road

  • Wheelchair access

  • Accessible toilet

  • Seating

  • On-site support staff

Rasheed Araeen, Brent Biennial Visitor’s Hub

Description: Installation in a communal space, featuring printed materials written in English. Audio reading of Preliminary Notes on the Black Manifesto available at this link.

Access:

Mahmoud Khaled, Metroland Studio Gallery

Description: Installation featuring audio, objects, sculpture

Access:

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Audio-visual guide
  • English Subtitles

Rebecca Bellantoni, Room 3

Description: Immersive installation, featuring film, sculpture, tapestry and activations.

Access:

  1. Tin Tabernacle
    12-16 Cambridge Ave
    Kilburn
    NW6 5BA

Shenece Oretha

Description: Sound installation with sculptural elements.

Access:

  1. The Kiln Theatre
    269 Kilburn High Road
    Kilburn
    NW6 7JR

Action Space (Community Commission)

Note: this project runs between 22 July – 13 August

Opening times: Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00; Saturday 10:00-17:00; Sunday: Closed.

Description: Mural

Access:

  • Wheelchair access

  • Accessible toilets (spare Radar keys)

  • Seating

  1. Kingsgate Project Space
    110-116 Kingsgate Road
    Kilburn
    NW6 2JG

Mohammed Zahidur Rahman

Description: Exhibition of six paintings, sound

Access:

  1. 2C Maygrove Road
    Kilburn
    NW6 2EB

Linett Kamala

Description: Immersive installation featuring audio, paintings, activations, food

Access:

  1. 12 The Arches
    Maygrove Road
    Kilburn
    NW6 2EB

Alex Baczynski-Jenkins

Description: Film (1hr)

Access:

  • Wheelchair access at 11:45am Thursday – Sunday

  • Online access, email kit@metrolandcultures.com for a link

  • No toilets

  • Seating

  • Low visibility

  • English subtitles

  • The first screening starts at 12 and the last one at 5pm

WILLESDEN

Getting here:

Closest station: Willesden Green (no step-free access).

  1. The Library at Willesden Green
    95 High Road
    Willesden
    NW10 2SF

Ed Webb-Ingall

Description: Radio play and archival display

Access:

  1. Billboard Commission Site 1
    60 Walm Lane
    Willesden
    NW2 4RA

Description: Billboard

Access:

  1. Billboard Commission Site 2
    14 Dudden Hill Lane
    Willesden
    NW10 2ET

Description: Billboard

Access:

  1. Roundwood Park Bowling Green
    Harlesden Road
    NW10 3SH

Sarah Rose

Description: Sound and light installation, printed material

Access:

  1. St. Mathew’s Church
    St Mary's Road
    Willesden
    NW10 4AU

Katarzyna Perlak

Description: Sculptural installation featuring textiles

Access:

  • Wheelchair access

  • Accessible toilets (please ask hosts for the key)

  • Seating

  • Opening times: Thurs-Sat 12–6pm, Sun 1–6pm

  • Guided touch (please email kit@metrolandcultures.com for availability)

HARLESDEN

Getting here:

Closest stations: Willesden Junction (lifts, boarding ramps), Harlesden Station (no step-free access)

  1. Newman Catholic College
    Harlesden Road
    Harlesden
    NW10 3RN

Zinzi Minott

Description: Five-screen audio-visual installation

Access:

  • Wheelchair access via back entrance on Holland Road (please contact hello@metrolandcultures.com ahead of your visit)

  • Seating

  • No toilets

  • Low visibility

  • English subtitles

  1. Design Works
    Harlesden
    NW10 4HT

Arwa Aburawa and Turab Shah

Description: Film (~20 minutes)

Access:

  • No wheelchair or step free access (third floor)

  • No toilets

  • Seating

  • Low visibility

  • English subtitles

  • Available online (please contact kit@metrolandcultures.com for a link)

15. Harlesden High Street
57 High Street
Harlesden
NW10 4NJ

Note: this project runs between 21 July – 11 September

Description: Group exhibition featuring paintings, sculpture and sound

Access:

  • Wheelchair access

  • No toilet

  • No seating

  • Opening times: Saturday 12–6pm, Thurs, Fri and Sun by appointment visit Harlesden High Street’s website for booking details

ACCESSIBLE ROUTE

KILBURN

  1. Starting point: Kilburn Station

Lift access

13 minute journey

From Kilburn Station: 3 minute walk to stop D, Brondesbury Station

32 or 632 bus, 6 minutes to Kilburn High Road / Quex Road

4 minute walk to Metroland Studios (behind Kilburn Market on the High Road)

Or, 17 minute walk, rest point halfway at Kilburn Grange Park

  1. In the House of my Love: Visitors’ Hub:

Mahmoud Khaled; Rebecca Bellantoni; Rasheed Araeen

Metroland Studios, 91 Kilburn Square, NW6 6PS

Wheelchair access, accessible toilets, seating

6 minute walk

  1. Tin Tabernacle: Shenece Oretha

12-16 Cambridge Ave, NW6 5BA

Wheelchair access, no toilet access, seating

15 minute journey

Walk 2 minutes to stop Z, Kilburn High Road Station/Cambridge Avenue

32 or 316 bus, 11 minutes to Buckley Road

2 minute walk to the Kiln Theatre

Or, 14 minute walk, rest point halfway at Metroland Visitor’s Hub

  1. The Kiln Theatre: Action Space (Community Commission)

Opening times: 22 July – 13 August, Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00. Saturday 10:00-17:00; Sunday: Closed.

269 Kilburn High Rd, London NW6 7JR

Wheelchair access, accessible toilets (spare Radar keys), seating

Walk 6 minutes, rest point at Kilburn Grange Park

  1. Kingsgate Project Space: Mohammed Zahidur Rahman

110-116 Kingsgate Rd, London NW6 2JG

Wheelchair access, accessible toilets

Walk 7 minutes

  1. 2C Maygrove Rd: Linett Kamala

NW6 2EB

Wheelchair access, no toilets, seating

Walk 2 minutes

  1. Arch 12: Alex Baczynski-Jenkins

12 The Arches, Maygrove Rd, London NW6 2EB

Wheelchair access, no toilets, seating

WILLESDEN

30 minute journey

From Arch 12 (stop 8) walk 3 minutes to bus stop A Kilburn Station

189 bus, 5 stops 8 minutes to Cricklewood Broadway

Walk 1 minute to stop CW Cricklewood Broadway (across the road)

260 or 240 bus 5 stops, 9 minutes to Willesden Green Library

2 minute walk to destination

  1. The Library at Willesden Green: Ed Webb-Ingall

95 High Rd, London NW10 2SF

Wheelchair access, accessible toilets, seating

6 minute journey

2 minute walk to bus stop Q, Willesden Green Library

260, 266, or 460 bus 1 stop 3 minutes to Willesden Lane

2 minute walk to destination

Or, 7 minute walk

  1. Billboard Commission Site 1

60 Walm Lane, NW2 4RA

24 minute journey

2 minute walk to bus stop C, 260, 266 or 460 bus 4 stops,

9 minutes to Pound Lane, 6 minute walk to destination

10. Billboard Commission Site 2

14 Dudden Hill Lane, NW10 2ET

4 minute walk to bus stop DG, Chapter Road

226 bus 6 stops, 6 minutes to Roundwood Park

8 minute walk to destination

  1. Roundwood Park Bowling Green: Sarah Rose

Harlesden Road, NW10 3SH

Wheelchair access, seating, toilets in Roundwood Lodge Cafe

Open 9am - 4pm Thurs/Fri; 9am - 5pm Sat/Sun

10 minute walk

  1. St. Mathew’s Church: Katarzyna Perlak

St Mary's Road, NW10 4AU

Wheelchair access, accessible toilets, seating

HARLESDEN

14 minute walk, rest point at Roundwood Park (toilets)

  1. Newman Catholic College: Zinzi Minott

Harlesden Road, NW10 3RN

Wheelchair access from Holland Road, no toilets, seating

10 minute journey

Walk to stop J Newman College / Wrottesley Road

206 or 226 bus, 1 stop 4 minutes to Park Parade

2 minute walk

  1. Design Works: Arwa Aburawa and Turab Shah

NW10 4HT

No wheelchair or step free access (third floor), no toilets, seating

2 minute walk

Rest point at Harlesden Town Clock

16. Harlesden High Street Gallery

57 High St, London NW10 4NJ

Wheelchair accessible, no toilet, no seating

Opening times vary