What have I missed since August 13th

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Warm isn’t it? While you were sunbathing amid the funfair on Fortune Green, what else has been happening in West Hampstead?

A hot dog stand and ice cream van popped up (not in the fashionable sense) on the widened Thameslink station. Then disappeared. Then appeared again. It’s not quite the farmers’ market though is it?

The original Café Bon, which seemed to have closed, has reopened.

Also preparing to open where Sushi Gen was is the geographically strangely named Picasso. Geographically strange because it’s offering “Italian street food”.

At least one Lymington Road resident isn’t happy with how the temporary school buildings on the sports ground are affecting her view.

Sarah Polley’s latest film Take This Waltz is one of this week’s local films.

A dispersal zone has been put in place for a large part of Kilburn. Meanwhile, a West Hampstead dispersal zone has been proposed by the police. There’s a consultation meeting about this on August 28th. Full post on this coming very soon.

West Hampstead cropped up in Samantha Womack’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are?

The third #whampbooks night at West End Lane Books was a big success. Thanks to all who came, to the bookshop for the late-night opening, and Chelsea Square for the wine.

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Seasonal greetings

Coming Soon
This Thursday Dame Janet Suzman is reading from her new book Not Hamlet at West End Lane Books. It’s free, but you need to reserve and I’d do it quick.