Posts Tagged ‘Food’

It’s going to be Wacky, Christmassy Fun! At the Westbourne Meet-Up this month!!!

Friday, December 6th, 2013
When? Wednesday 11th December
Time? 6.00 – 8.30pm
Where? The Stowe Centre, 258 Harrow Road

September Westbourne Meet Up– was simply magical! Hosted by Paddington Development Trust and The Westbourne Forum. Residents of all ages gathered over food and drink and discussed key issues in the area with updates from the community. They also had the chance to enjoy a special magic show put on by the Magic Circle.

Don’t miss this months’s event, as we have plenty in store for you! Free food, drink, and some mince pies! Local news, socialising and live performance from STUART FROBISHER – Sing songs like you’ve never heard before! Including songs about apple tree seed, hope for the future, living the moment and arguing. Yes, arguing! EVERY MINUTE WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH. It’s definitely one not to be missed.

Just make sure you come prepared to laugh your heart out! If we don’t see you, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year from Paddington Development Trust and Westbourne Forum.

Last week’s Westbourne Meet-Up…

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Make sure you don’t miss the next one in November!

Westbourne Meet-Up September 2013 collage

English Classes at Westminster Academy

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Flags on globe picture

Improve your English with FREE English lessons. Westminster Academy welcomes all levels, for their English classes,which will be taking place every Monday and Wednesday from 1pm until 3pm, starting from Monday 16th September.

The places are filling quickly, so to register or find out more information, contact Sheba Begum on 07962 346874 or email

Also, on Wednesday 11th September from 12pm to 2pm, the Academy will be hosting a Community Food Day – a celebration of food and culture. All parents and members of the community are invited and encouraged to bring a dish to share with others.

Family Centre Celebrated in Style

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Family Centre - Blowing out candles.Westbourne Park Family Centre celebrated its 10th Anniversary on the 16th May 2013 at Westbourne Park Baptist Church.

Well over 200 people attended the celebrations; parents, children, young people and staff from a variety of statutory and voluntary organisations.

Family Centre - making stuff with adultThere were lots of activities for all ages to keep everyone engaged and occupied but most importantly there was a wonderful atmosphere as people from all walks of life came together and enjoying sharing the occasion with each other.

Family Centre - making stuff groupIn the more formal part of the celebration, current and former users of the Family Centre spoke, explaining how the centre has played a significant part in their lives and to the community as a whole.

Family Centre - presentationTen young people received certificates acknowledging over 1,200 hours of volunteering.

As people left, young and old alike received a party bag full of goodies and the special anniversary cake that had been made for the occasion.

Sun, Sand and Success at Westbourne Summer Festival

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

The Beach at the Westbourne Summer Festival 2013With temperatures of 30 degrees, ice cream at the ready and a real, yes real sandy beach, the Westbourne Summer Festival held on Sunday 7th July, was an event enjoyed by many members of the local community.

The afternoon hosted by Chris Paradox brought together a number of organisations such as Westbourne Family Centre and Westminster Adult Education Services who pitched information stalls whilst children enjoyed face painting and time in the bouncy castle during an afternoon of entertainment and fun for all the family.

The festival also saw a host of local talent take to the stage from the likes of youth choir Lyric Voices to rock n’ roll from bands Scud Penguin and Crash Report who brought the afternoon to a close in style. The talent didn’t end there though, as the festival also had amazing food on offer from the classics of burgers and ice cream (not together obviously!) from JS catering to the exotic flavours of West African Cuisine.

All in all, the event which saw Westbourne Green transformed into ‘Costa Del Westbourne’ for the day was a great success, bringing a variety of fun filled activities to the area and a real feel -good factor to the local community.

Find us on Twitter!

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Follow us on Twitter @LovePaddington, to be the first one to find out what we’ve got in store for you on 7th of July at Westbourne Summer Festival 2013.

Over the next few weeks, we will be gradually revealing the acts that will be performing on the stage. And not just that! We will also be posting about the brilliant attractions, workshops and the beach decorations that will  be appearing at the festival.

Get involved and find out everything through our Twitter page.

Westbourne Summer Festival 2013

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Westbourne Summer Festival 'On the Beach' flyer.

It’s official… The Westbourne Summer Festival is now ‘On the Beach’

This year’s theme has been decided and the Westbourne Summer Festival is being transformed into a beach with a real ‘live’ beach to help create the mood.

Come along and enjoy ‘Costa del Westbourne’!

Xmas and Eid Get Together Friday 17th December

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Everyone is welcome to come to our austerity Christmas and Eid Get Together.   There will be nibbles, mince pies and drinks, face painting and card making for families, run by the Westbourne Children’s Centre and the fabulous students of Westminster Academy, and a warm welcome from all of us to all of you.  Unfortunately Father Christmas can’t afford the hay for the raindeer this year but we hope he will put a look in next year when times aren’t so tough.  The Get Together will be held at The Stowe Centre, 258 Harrow Road, W2 5ES from 5pm to 7pm on Friday 17th December.

Nutrition Training

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Westbourne Forum and Church Street Neighbourhood Management held a two day, level two, Nutrition Training course for local people interested in working in the hospitality industry.  The course covered the relationship between nutrition, diet and health, the nutrition needs of different population groups and food labelling.  16 people took part.  The money for this course came from NHS Westminster and is part of the Healthy Eating Programme for Church Street and Westbourne.   Also part of that programme is Westbourne’s Cook and Eat class for families.  There will be another Cook and Eat class starting in January 2011.  If anyone is interested please contact Allison on 020 7266 8252 or email

Cook and Eat comes to Westbourne

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Westbourne Forum, in partnership with a local chef Ismail Bingor, is currently delivering a second Cook and Eat class for families.  Each week the families come for two hours to learn a healthy new recipe and prepare it under the guidance of Ismail.    So far they have made healthy baked “fried style” coated chicken, a delicious and healthy chicken and mushroom soup, and rice and meatballs.  All the food is halal.  If you would like to join up for the final class in January 2011 please contact Allison on 020 7266 8252 or email    The money for this course which is free to participants came from the NHS and Westminster City Council.