New Windows on Willesden Green: Festive Events Weekend

Head to Willesden Green this weekend, 17-18 December, for a special programme of free festive public events!

Follow the Willesden Windows Advent Trail and receive a brand new AF tote bag if you visit all 25 windows. Don’t forget to pick up the special designer gifts and stocking filler give-aways available with purchases in participating shops en route. Maps can be collected at the project's Pilot Shop, 45 Walm Lane, NW2 4QU, Saturday & Sunday, 12noon – 6pm. Mulled wine and festive treats from the local Monsoon Bakery will also be available from the Pilot Shop throughout the weekend.

Get crafty with a series of hands-on workshops led by talented emerging designers. Create a designer stocking filler; hear the inspiration behind the designers’ window displays and work with designers to make your own hand-made holiday gifts. 

Join a historical tour of Willesden, Sat 17 December, 11am - 12.30pm; or walk with Johanna Agerman Ross, editor of Disegno magazine, as she talks to the designers of her favourite windows, Sat 17 December, 2 - 3pm. You can also reimagine your high street with the New Economics Foundation, Sun 18 December 12 - 1.30pm. These events require prior registration, so please email quoting the relevant event name in the subject line.

There are many festive bargains to be nabbed at 'Winter at the Greenhouse' hosted in the Willesden Green Library Centre. Pick up a beautifully designed gift box at the 'From Willesden with Love' stall outside the Library on Sat 17 December, 12 - 4pm, to fill with high street products and create a great value, original present.

For more information on the project and further programme details, please visit: 

The New Windows on Willesden Green project is funded by the Mayor’s Outer London Fund and is being delivered for Brent Council and Design for London by The Architecture Foundation in collaboration with Meanwhile Space and Blue Consulting.

Image: A transformed Willesden Window, courtesy Mike Massaro