The Library Lab

Queen’s Parade

Queens Parade and the library Lab are both part of the New Windows on Willesden Green, one of the Mayor’s Outer London Fund projects. This is  an exciting opportunity to revive and improve Willesden High Road, bringing positive change to the area. The project’s second phase, which runs from December to March 2012, focusses on the reactivation of empty shops along a section of Willesden High Road and Walm Lane. Please visit our Vacant Shops page for further details.

For more information, please go to http://willesdenwindows.com/events/

Vacant Shops Programme

Unit 1, Queens Parade, Willesden Lane

Willesden Green Town Team

The New Windows on Willesden Green project aims to leave behind a strong and active partnership of residents and businesses who can continue to build on the enthusiasm generated by the project, and create a vibrant and viable town centre in Willesden of which all can be proud.

A Community Development Panel has been put in place to allow access to small grants for projects from the Community First Fund (a recent Government scheme to encourage community lead initiatives) and from which – with the support of the New Windows partners – a Town Team will develop.  The Town Team will take ownership of its vision for Willesden Green and develop its own ideas around how to make Willesden a better place to live and work in.

Town Teams are being established across the country to bring genuine local aspirations to bear on emerging local and national policies and strategies relating to community, environmental and business development issues.  By encouraging strong cross-sector partnerships and developing a vision with community and political support, there is a greater opportunity to harness public and private investment and to action more sustainable change.

Unit 1 of Queens Parade is being used as the Town Team’s base and event space. The Town Team will be inviting members of the community to talk to them about what their priorities for the area are and how they might like to get involved.

If you are keen to get involved, please email Peter Paddon at Blue Consulting at: peter.blue@btinternet.com

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Unit 2, Queens Parade, Willesden Lane

Jardins D’EDEN (Hand-made natural bath & beauty products)

Renewing centuries-old traditions, Jardins D’EDEN offers 100% natural body face and bath treats handcrafted in London for discerning urban dwellers.

Our products are 100% free from chemicals, 100% natural in constituents, and totally modern and sophisticated in appeal – for a healthier, natural and more sustainable

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Unit 3, Queens Parade, Willesden Lane

Roses & String (Locally crafted gifts & accessories)

What’s Your Big Idea?

Roses & String makes and sells a range of beautiful home-wares, accessories and gifts, all created by local crafters. Come and have a look at our boutique full of hand-crafted items to suit all your home or gift-giving needs! We have cushions, frames, mirrors, candles, bags, jewellery and much more for you to buy for others, or you may just want to treat yourself! Owners Laura and Heather will always be busy making something new in-store, so come along to have a look, plan a specially made bespoke product or even get creative with us. We’d love you to join our ‘Chit Chat and Make That’ group, to have a go at making something of your own and meet some other local crafters over a cup of tea and a chat!

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Unit 4, Queens Parade, Willesden Lane

Vintage Green (Vintage fashion, photography & upcycled clothing)

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Paint Mine (Website building, hosting & graphics)

What’s Your Big Idea?

Vintage Green

Vintage Green is a vintage fashion and photography project. We are a collective of three local, independent vintage traders: Fox & Bear, Pie & Brush and Bumblehog. We all share a love of collecting precious pieces from times gone by and continuing their stories. We believe in re-using and up-cycling the countless treasures already in existence. Not only will Vintage Green be a place where you can rummage for unique, hand-picked items, our in-house Photographer Virginie Anne Hebert from plumkinpiestudio will be taking bookings for vintage-inspired photo-shoots.

Paint Mine

Paint Mine is a website hosting & graphics studio, offering a wide range of business branding services, from logo design to custom website construction and maintenance.

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Unit 5, Queens Parade, Willesden Lane

My Pop Up Design Shop (Designed goods & interior styling consultation)

What’s Your Big Idea?

My Pop Up Design Shop is an exciting new retail outlet for homewares and design-led accessories, sourced from designers predominantly based in Brent and the surrounding boroughs.

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Unit 6, Queens Parade, Willesden Lane

The Unlimited Print Shop (Screenprinting workshops, exhibition & sales)

What’s Your Big Idea?

We are 6 local artist/educators working in the community and have just established a new social enterprise. Our priority is to offer high quality and inspired experiences for those who have limited opportunities or face barriers to training and artistic activities and our methods are engaging and accessible to all.

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Unit 7, Queens Parade, Willesden Lane

Indikidual (organic children’s clothing & creative play)

What’s Your Big Idea?

Indikidual – Syreeta Johnson

I live in Willesden with my partner Robin and 2 year old daughter Minnie.

On having Minnie I noticed how hard it was to find clothing that reflected her quirky and creative personality. With my background knowledge from my textile design degree and 10 years working in the fashion industry I decided to set up indikidual – a unisex, organic kids clothing collection with a difference

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Unit 8, Queens Parade, Willesden Lane

Punch & Juicy

What’s Your Big Idea?

Punch & Juicy – Davina Roberts

I founded Punch and Juicy Liquid Foods after a seven year period of being homeless. At that time its name was Small and Simple. After becoming a sufferer of Lymphoedema it occured to me that the majority of people with vulnerable backgrounds are susceptible to unhealthy lifestyles due to adverse experiences and situations which lead to an imbalance.

Supported by

Brent CouncilThe Outer London FundDesign For London

Delivered by

The Architecture FoundationMeanwhile SpaceBlue Consulting

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