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Light Up Kilburn

We brightened up the winters evenings!
On a dark night about six adults and two children stand around two lit up cubes
Look up, look around! See the lights, see the colours. Experience the sounds and visions of Light Up Kilburn. Free and fun for all the family. 

Thanks to everyone who came along and to all those who make Light Up Kilburn possible.

Along and around Kilburn High Road local retailers joined in our light festival with creative activations in their windows every evening from Friday 9th February to Saturday 24th February. There were also fun activities and events in the area for all the family. On Saturday 24th there was a colourful closing parade, along the High Road, ending in Kilburn Grange Park with entertainment and festivities.

Featuring awe-inspiring illuminations forming a trail and a magical spectacular parade, the festival brought light, colour, sound and creativity to Kilburn.

We also worked with schools providing creative lantern making workshops for primary school students to involve the wider community.

We had Lantern making workshops for the locals too. They created lanterns for the closing parade.

Find your way around

Take a look at the map below and use the key underneath to see where artworks and events took place.

A thick diagonal pink line from the top left to bottom right represents Kilburn High Road on an illustrated map with transport links and a few buildings listed

1.Kaleidoscope for Kilburn (Loose Ends 263).

2. Resilience by Michael Speechley – 24th February, 5-9pm only, live Projection Mural, more info to follow.

3. Tiled Flowers.

4. Gaumont State Cinema Illuminated. See the cinema lit up in glorious light.

5. Our Song-Less Wonderers.

6. Gleaming Illumination through Textile Art.


7. Seedlings: Lantern Workshop, 19th February, 12-3pm

8. Upcycle Lantern Workshop, 16th February, 12-3pm

9. Giant Puppetry Workshop, 16th February, 11-3pm

10. All Aboad Workshop, 17th February, 12-3pm


1. Live performance by Moving at the Movies 24th February, 5-9pm.

To help put together all the fabulous events, workshops and materials for Light Up Kilburn, we're working with some fab artists. They all have a connection to our borough too.

Light Up Kilburn is supported by

Text says 'One Kilburn' in yellow and again in red making a circle
The word Brent in black letters with a colourful logo to the left

With many thanks to all the amazing local people, venues and organisations who are helping us to bring you Light Up Kilburn.

A logo for Kilburn State of Mind with black text saying their name on a white background.The word 'state' is housed in an icon of a building.