New Library exhibition / Carnival Art Competition / 1966 History Project

New North Kensington Library and Youth Centre public exhibition The Council have sent us this information which we are sending on to you – hope many of you can attend to give your views on the new design but also on the closure of the current library building: 

Public exhibitions of plans for the new library building will be at Kensington Leisure Centre, Silchester Road W10 6EX on Wednesday October 12 4-8 pm, Saturday October 15 12-6 pm and Thursday November 3 4-8 pm; and at North Kensington Library, 108 Ladbroke Grove W11 1PZ on Thursday October 13 4-8 pm, Wednesday November 2 4-8 pm and Saturday November 5 12-6 pm. 

Residents are invited to an exhibition of the proposals for the new North Kensington Library and Youth Centre. The Council have committed to delivering a new, bigger, state-of-the-art library for the residents of North Kensington at no additional cost to the taxpayer. The existing library at 108 Ladbroke Grove will continue to serve the community until the opening of the new building across Lancaster Road.

The architects Piercy & Company have been appointed to take forward the design of the new library. Representatives from the Council, the project team and Piercy & Company will be available at three public exhibitions in October to answer your questions and hear ideas and aspirations for the new building. Follow-up exhibitions will then be held in November to update on design progress. For further info 020 7745 6376

Save North Kensington Library for Public Use The Friends of North Kensington group will be presenting their petition to the Council meeting on Wednesday October 19 and commemorating the 125th anniversary of the opening of the existing library building on Saturday October 29. 

They will be giving away a free commemorative zine to the first 125 people who show their local library some love on this special day by visiting the building and hiring a book, DVD, CD, etc. between 9 am and 1 pm. There will then be a celebration at the KPH pub between 1 pm and 3 pm, that will include book readings and poetry. All welcome.

Carnival Captured: 5 Decades of Notting Hill Carnival in Art Competition Open to all ages for free with cash prizes. Celebrate the Notting Hill Carnival and its 5 decades with a piece of art. Enter your own work in any medium for a prize winning anniversary exhibition at the Tabernacle, Powis Square. 

Carnival Captured is set to be a stunning competition exhibition to mark 5 decades of the Carnival. Capture and express the essence, diversity and legacy of Europe's largest street festival in any way you like - photographs, film, sketches, drawings, digital art, canvasses, boards, collages, montages, art prints, publicity, 3-dimensional works, animation, kinetics, poetry...

All visual arts mediums, level of artist and new or earlier works welcome. Selected works will be exhibited at the Tabernacle. Entry deadline October 30 2016. Categories - under 11/11-17/18+ Prizes - £100/£200/£300 For further details - Enquiries - - supported by the Carnival Village Trust, Arts Council England, RBK&C, the Tabernacle and Westway Trust.

Colville 1966 History Project Notting Hill Carnival/Fayre 50th anniversary exhibition at the Red Lemon (formerly the Pelican), 45 All Saints Road, continues through October.

1966 The Year the Decade Exploded in Notting Hill Part 3 also includes the London Free School, Muhammad Ali on Tavistock Crescent, auto-destructive art on the Westway site adventure playground and Pink Floyd at All Saints church hall.

Part 4 at North Kensington Library on Saturday December 17 3-4 pm will feature Brian Nevill reading from 'Boom Baby: the escape from 60s suburban culture' and Niall McDevitt on International Times, along with Tom Vague on 66 films, fashion and music in the area, including 'Blow Up', 'Alfie', Twiggy, Lord Kitchener's Valet boutique, the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beachboys, Cream and Cat Stevens' 'Portobello Road' song.

Standing at the Crossroads The Carnival 50th film 'Standing at the Crossroads', made by St Thomas' School pupils with Digital Works, is now available online via 


Police Counter Terrorism notice Dear All, please can I bring the media release below to your attention which relates to a suspicious item recovered from a tube in east London yesterday morning. The investigation is being led by the Counter Terrorism Command. I would like to reassure you that there is no intelligence to indicate that there is any specific risk to our Borough and neither has the threat level in London changed. Having said this, all Boroughs in London will be taking precautionary measures by increasing officer visibility and presence in the following areas: Transport Hubs and Crowded Places. The messaging that we will be providing to the public is: Remain alert not alarmed, remain vigilant at all times, report anything suspicious immediately, extra officers on patrol for increased visibility to provide reassuring presence and be available to the public to approach and talk to. Please can you make your key community contacts aware so that we continue to keep our Borough safe. Tariq Sarwar | Temp. Chief Superintendent | Kensington & Chelsea Borough. Kensington Police Station, 72-74 Earls Court Road, Kensington, W8 6EQ.


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Welcome to the new Colville Ward
In December 2013 Parliament approved new ward boundaries for the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

These changes affected Colville Ward. The new ward now extends south to include Longlands Court, Chepstow Villas and Stanley Crescent.

The ward retains three Councillors at Council elections.


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