Creative Communities

Creative Communities, events and activities in Colindale

Creative Communities is a Barnet Council initiative, led by the Library Service to deliver a programme of free events, activities and experiences specifically for the residents of Colindale. A wide range of exciting events are being planned and delivered for children, teens and adults. All events take place at Colindale library unless otherwise stated.

New events are being planned and will be added regularly.

For updates on Creative Communities and information about events and activities across Barnet Libraries sign up to receive our regular newsletter for adults and newsletter for children and families

Colindale through time pictures

100 Years of Colindale

Watch our new film showing the development of Colindale from a rural hay making area to a London suburb with factories, houses and the world famous Hendon Aerodrome.

Forthcoming events

The Lego Big Street!

The Lego Big Street - Lego House

Saturday 3 June, 3pm to 4pm

Use your imagination to design a community building, home, garden, landmark or any structure that reflects the 'in common' theme out of Lego. We will put them all together to create our 'Big Street'. There will be prizes for the best designs so explore your imagination!

Suitable for children over 3 years old. Children aged 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Booking is required.

Find out more about this Lego event and book tickets

This event is part of the London Festival of Architecture

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We are running this event across several of our libraries throughout June so check our website to see which other Barnet Libraries are taking part in 'The Lego Big Street!'.

North to Edgware

image of Hendon - Edgware Underground Extension

Tuesday 6 June 6pm – 7.30pm

A short film about North London’s overground sections of the Northern Line Edgware Branch. Opened in three stages, to Golders Green, to Hendon, and finally to Edgware, this film uses old maps, railway plans, photographs, and posters to tell the story of how this railway shaped this part of London. The film screening will be followed by a Question and answer session. This event is also part of the London Festival of Architecture

More Information and booking

Budgeting Advice session with HSBC

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Tuesday 13 June, 3.30pm to 5pm

Join HSBC for this free session on Budgeting. The session aims to improve financial capability, highlight key tools and support available. You can find out what a budget is why it’s important to budget and how to record it.

The session will look at how to take control of money when things have gone off track and help with understanding credit scores.

More Information and Booking

Exiled Writers Ink Workshop

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Tuesday 20 June, 6pm to 7:30pm

To celebrate Refugee Week and World Refugee Day, Exiled Writers Ink and Barnet Libraries invite refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and other displaced people to a free workshop focused on the themes of memory and compassion.

Led by Yvonne Green who is a poet, translator and teacher, attendees are asked to bring or talk about objects from home, pass them around, and explain the significance of the objects to them. Yvonne will also be sharing a poem in discussion with the group.

Please bring something to describe such as a photo, clothing or another object.

Booking is essential. Please enquire at Colindale Library during staffed opening hours or email Colindale Library.

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Regular activities at Colindale Library

Find out about regular events taking place at Colindale Library including Rhyme Time, Baby Bounce and Play, Lego Club and Conversation Cafe.