The Kilburn High
11 July 2020
A mile-long street party celebrating the Kilburn High Road
Kilburn High Road is Brent’s main thoroughfare and London’s oldest, longest and liveliest road. A mile-long stretch will be closed to traffic for a people-powered celebration of the music, migration and movements that made the ‘Music Mile’ famous.
It will be a mile of music stages and monuments, singers and sound-systems, DJs and dancefloors. A mile of feasting; of tastes, dishes, food and drink that found their way to Kilburn from across the world. And most of all, it will be a mile of people, from Kilburn, from everywhere and round the corner, partying in the street. It’s going to be the best party since Kilburnius* himself saw the freshly paved Roman road and thought ‘I like it’.
For an entire day this ancient road will be closed from Kilburn station to Kilburn High Road station. Please find alternative routes. Kilburn will be dancing in the street.
*Not a real Roman
With thanks to the members of the Street Party Engagement Board who are guiding the project:
Cyrus Farinas – Brent Blueprint Collective
Deanne Isaac – South Kilburn Trust
Farhan Samanani – Community Advisor
Halima Iqbal – Brent Blueprint Collective
Mahogany Carnival Design
Rachel Victor Sampson – Community Advisor
Richard Hay – Brent Town Centre Manager
Savannah Mullings-Johnson – Brent Blueprint Collective
Terri Cash – Community Advisor