In the northwest corner of London, Cricklewood lays, divided by the bustling high street and little else. Well, there aren't any community spaces like parks, benches or a town hall and Spacemakers are setting out to rectify this. The civic design agency, who transformed Brixton Arcade into the lovely cultural hub that is now Brixton VIllage, are taking a 'town square' around different locations throughout Cricklewood this month to give residents a place to meet and socialise. The pop-up square will start at the grass space next to B&Q (Aug 31-Sep 6); then move on to Keyes Road mini-square (Sep 7-13); followed by the Railway Terrace Steps (Sep 14-20); then the pavement outside Beacon Bingo (Sep 21-27); and finish up for one day at Raft Furniture rooftop carpark (Sep 28).
Spacemakers will be transporting the 'square' around Cricklewood via a rickshaw bike (seriously), dragging a folly filled with benches, stools, games and signs. Once set up, visitors will nto only be able to enjoy the space, but a programme of events too. Including a memorial dance for the lost Galtymore nightclub (Sep 8), a discussion on community-developed public spaces (Sep 27) and rooftop cinema (Sep 28). For more information on the events, visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/cricktownsq.