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Help Kensal Rise Library fill their shelves

While work continues on the Reading Rooms and The Library House in Kensal Rise, The Friends of Kensal Rise Library are busy raising funds to fit out their new library.

The local community has been hard at work baking cakes, running pub quizzes, hosting talks with famous actors and a group of entrepreneurial school children have even been selling lemonade, and so far they have successfully raised over £45,000! But they need your help to reach their target of £80,000 by the end of July, so dig deep and donate here on their fundraising page.

The £80,00 they need will be used to cover the basic fit-out including flooring, plumbing, heating, plastering and decorating. And of course to help them fill their shelves with books. In the words of one donator:

"Every community deserves a library. It should be a right not a privilege."

We couldn't agree more. If you think so too and would like to help, grab your purse and donate here.

 

 

Calling All Kentish Town Artists: Poster Competition with The Camden New Journal

Together with the Camden New Journal and in celebration of our Cinema project, coming soon to 187 Kentish Town Road, we launched a design a film poster competition.

The hoarding outside 187 Kentish Town Road

The hoarding outside 187 Kentish Town Road

The entries have been flooding in and we are super impressed with the standard, here are a few of our favourites so far, including 6 year old Harriet Sheridan - Taylors gorgeous '101 Dalmatians' design.

Ben Jewkes - 'Titanic'

Lucy Baron Thomson - 'Pan's Labyrinth'

Mike O'Brien - 'The Revenant' (http://www.mike-ob.com/)

Ryan MacEachern - 'American Pshycho'

Harriet Sheridan-Taylor - '101 Dalmatians'

Feeling inspired and fancy a go yourself? To enter all you have to do is design a poster for your favourite film. All entries must be in black and white and our favourites will be displayed outside the hoarding around our development at 187 Kentish Town Road, in celebration of the new community cinema and art space. The winners will be announced by The Camden New Journal in the coming weeks.

To read about the latest developments in the the project, have a look at this article written by The Camden New Journal

Feeling inspired? Email your design to Alex: MSTRgringo@gmail.com or Dan: dcarrier@camdennewjournal.co.uk by June 1st to be in with a chance of winning.