Town Hall Talks

Our pilot Town Hall Talk programme at Kiln features events curated in partnership with artists, organisations and residents from local communities which explore themes and issues which are relevant to those who call Brent and North West London home.

Recent Town Hall Talks have included:

Disya Dancehall, 4th October 2022; produced in partnership with Linnet Kamala, a Brent-based Metroland Associate Artist and Director of Lin Kam Arts. Through a combination of short film screenings, panel discussions and performances, the event celebrated dancehall culture past and present by sparking conversations and networking accompanied by Jamaican snacks and DJ classics.

Shout London, 10th October 2022; Ashford Place’s Mental Health Awareness Film and Arts Festival which supported Brent’s older residents to engage in conversations around mental wellbeing through live performance and short films.

Future High Streets: Imagining the Future of Kilburn High Road, 23rd January 2023; a joint event by the One Kilburn partnership involving Brent and Camden council and Kilburn organisations and individuals from both boroughs designed to support attendees to imagine the future Kilburn High Road that they would like to see and connect with other like-minded residents to make it happen.


I just would like to say a huge thank you to each of you and the rest of the incredible Kiln team for making Disya Dancehall such a wonderful evening. It was everyone’s dedication, attention to detail and immaculate months of planning, which demonstrated what a brilliant team you all are. I would love to work with the Kiln in the future – thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity. I’m also happy that for the majority of this evening’s attendees, it was their first visit to the Kiln. Artist collaborator feedback


29th May 1961 Charitable Trust, City Bridge Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, Garrick Charitable Trust, Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust, The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Noël Coward Foundation, Pears Foundation, The Roddick Foundation, The Vanderbilt Family Foundation.