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150 years of Portobello and Golborne Road Markets

150 years of Portobello and Golborne Road Markets This year marks the 150th anniversary of Portobello and Golborne Road Markets and a series of events are coming up to mark this including themed walking tours during May. The themes are Awesome Antiques, Brilliant Bargains, Extraordinary Edibles and Fabulous Fashion and tickets for the walks cost £5

Art at the Paul House Ramp
You may remember artist Fiona Hawthorne's splendid Carnival murals recently displayed on Portobello Road. Now she's unveiled a new work on the ramp at the front of Paul House on the Wornington Green Estate, just by Ladbroke Grove

Calling aspiring writers
Ever fantasised about being a writer? Move from fantasy to reality at Creative Writing Workshops at North Kensington Library. And that might help you with the 150 Years of Portobello and Golborne Market Short Story Competition

Golborne Road festival
Sunday July 19th is the date for your diary. As usual, Golborne Road will be closed to traffic and food, fun and live music for all the family will be the order of the day. More details soon. Look back on the 2014 Festival here

Westway Trust development plans for Portobello
Westway Trust has started initial consultation on their development plans for the area at the junction of Portobello Road and the Westway, including Acklam Village, Portobello Green, Portobello Green Arcade and Acklam Road car park

It's all about the chairs!
Golborne Life first met Susan Osbourne in 2013 when she had just opened her shop at 83 Golborne Road selling antiques. Now, she's reupholstering French and English antique chairs – and the business has a new workshop with four employees

RBK&C arts grants available
The Royal Borough’s Arts Grants Scheme for 2015-16 is now open to artists and organisations that want to apply for funding. Individuals can apply for up to £1,000 and organisations for up to £3,000

New art on Portobello Wall
There's a new show up on the Portobello North Wall between Oxford Gardens and Golborne Road, Heart of the Community by Peter Dunn. The photomurals celebrate key local personalities and events from the last 100 years

The story of the Cobden Club mallet
Golborne Life ran a feature about listed buildings in our area in 2013, which included an entry on the Cobden Club, a Grade II listed structure from 1880. That's when the Cobden Club mallet's globetrotting story emerged

New restaurant: John Doe
John Doe is the new restaurant at 46 Golborne Road, most recently the site of La Sophia and back in the 1990s an Antony Worrall Thompson venue. The latest venture majors on wild meats cooked over charcoal and craft beers

Wild West 10
Golborne Road film now online
The new oral history documentary about Golborne Road, Wild West 10 – Golborne Stories of Struggle and Resistance, made by Year 5 children from Bevington Primary School and arts organisation Digital:Works is now available to watch here

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