Winter WonderlandMonday, 20 December, 2010
Wintervention the show was called, and when the snow fell on Saturday morning, it certainly felt like winter too.
But Londoners are hardy souls and with what looked like much of the population of NW6 in Queens Park building snowmen and sliding around on bin liners, we thought that the event in the middle of Kensal Green Cemetery would be just about right.
We were lucky of course, in that we could walk there, and amazingly the event hadn’t been cancelled. The programme had to amended quite substantially since the people doing ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’ hadn’t been able to make it, but the choir was lovely, and did some beautiful but rarely heard Christmas songs. (‘Jesus Christ; the apple tree’ and the ‘Carol of the Bells’ among them).
The mulled wine maker looked as though it was going to explode, and not as many people as should have were there. But it was a real treat for those that did.
The programme included an optional visit to the Lexi Cinema in Kensal Rise for a special Christmas showing of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, but for us it was home via something to cheer the spirits in the bar of the William IV pub down the Harrow Road.
(c) Brent Crude, 2010