Cricklewood’s third community festival to get under way


CRICKLEWOOD is hosting its third community festival next weekend as the area launches its first ever public space for local residents.

On Saturday September 20 the festival’s entertainment will be provided by local acts such as Brooke Davies, alistair & Roisin, Mick & Nick and the Professor Moriarty Shamrock Band.

Keelta Higgins
Keelta Higgins

Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Keelta Higgins, a County Antrim native who has been living in the NW6 area for the past four years, will also take to the stage.

“I can’t wait for the festival, it’s come around so quickly. I’m really looking forward to it, as I couldn’t make it last year, and the quality of the local acts is so high,” she said.

“I’ve been to a good few of the Cricklewood Open Mic nights, and it’s so good to be a part of that music scene that’s going on at the moment.”

There will also be Irish dancing, music from London-African phenomenon Zong Zing Allstars and Zumba to entertain the crowd, along with jazz acts and Opera on the Run.

In the evening the third annual Cricklewood Comedy Festival will come to a close where the final of the Golden Spud Comedy award will take place at the Crown Moran hotel at 8pm.

Other highlights of the day include a children’s art competition – entries must be submitted by 1pm at the Town Team stall on the day – food stalls and craft activities.

There will also be a pet’s competition as the second ever Cricklewoof takes place on the green by B&Q from noon to 1.30pm.

The festival itself will take place between 1pm and 6pm at the Cricklewood Lane Town Square and Keyes Road.

This year the festival is not funded by the OLF and is being organised by volunteers. For anyone wishing to assist with funding or provide support please contact them via


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