Camilla Duchess of Cornwall Visits The Granville

We were delighted to receive a visit from HRH the Duchess of Cornwall on Wednesday 19th February. Camilla was welcomed by Brent’s Mayor and Chief Executive as well as by our own Chief Executive, Carl Blackburn.

Camilla met a range of people involved in Brent 2020’s Borough of Culture, including the Blueprint Collective, volunteers and people who took part in the amazing Rise opening ceremony.

She walked around a packed Front Room, mingling and talking with a wide range of residents, community groups, volunteers and parents and toddlers from the Granville Plus Nursery School.

Carl then gave Camilla a tour of the creative studios that make up The Granville’s Enterprise Hub, and introduced her to the enterprises that are based here, including Urban Cordial, K2K Radio, Dayo’s Handmade Cards, the British International Education Association and To The T, amongst others.

The Duchess’ visit ended with a performance of Irish and Albanian dance by the Ellis-Parr Dance Academy and Shpresa, and a poem by local artist Just-Ori.

Although the visit was very brief, we were able to show Camilla some of the fantastic work that takes place at The Granville and gave her a warm Brent welcome.

Volunteer at The Granville

Do you have a few spare hours and want to give something back to the community Maybe you are looking for ways into paid work and need to get practical experience? Perhaps you want to get out of the house and meet new people? Or maybe you have a particular skill or knowledge that you would like to pass on to others?

In all of these cases, volunteering could be just right for you.

At The Granville we have a range of volunteering opportunities, from reception and admin work, gardening, cooking, IT and helping out at events.

We cover travel and lunch costs and provide training and support to help people get the most out of volunteering.

Interested? Contact Deanne@SouthKilburntrust.org

Meet South Kilburn Trusts new Chief Executive

Thursday 28th November 6pm – 9pm

Carl Blackburn is the new Chief Executive at the South Kilburn Trust. He is a highly experienced CEO with an impressive background in community development and empowerment.

“I believe that community should be at the heart of everything we do. My first priority as CEO is to open up The Granville to all local communities and to make sure that it reflects the vibrant and diverse area that it serves. The Granville belongs to South Kilburn.”

Carl is keen to hear your views and ideas. He will be hosting a drop-in surgery at The Granville on Thursday 28th November from 6-9 pm. If you have an idea for a project, a request for support or just fancy a cup of tea and a chat, please pop in and say hello.

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