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NEW Autumn/Winter 2020 issue of Maida Unveiled – out now!

November 2020

Our team have been beavering away and the anticipated new Autumn/Winter issue of Maida Unveiled is here! Featuring: updates from our local councillors and MP our local community response to the COVID-19 second wave free hot meal deliveries to residents most in need – and how you can help how residents’ generosity has made its … Continue reading “NEW Autumn/Winter 2020 issue of Maida Unveiled – out now!”

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Young Maida Vale artist on why he’s drawing for the NHS: “my mum had the coronavirus”

November 2020

If you enjoyed this article, why not sign up to our mailing list to receive community updates to your inbox? Young artist Finlay Kennedy has been joining in the community quest to fill the halls of St Mary’s Hospital with colourful creations to encourage and send warm wishes to the Frontline staff . On Finlay’s … Continue reading “Young Maida Vale artist on why he’s drawing for the NHS: “my mum had the coronavirus””

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Maida Vale artist Eleanor Abou-Sakr on the play of light and shadow in the canals and crescents

November 2020

If you enjoyed this article, why not sign up to our mailing list to receive community updates to your inbox? “I started painting about six months ago, when I stopped working and became a full-time mother. Having more headspace, if not necessarily more time, I started looking for a creative outlet and decided to put … Continue reading “Maida Vale artist Eleanor Abou-Sakr on the play of light and shadow in the canals and crescents”

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“I am in love with Maida Vale”: a conversation with local artist Mukadas Muborakshoeva

November 2020

Local artist Mukadas Muborakshoeva spoke to us about painting during lockdown and helping to sew masks for the NHS. How did you find about the W9W2 Group initiative?    In search for information, the lockdown made many of us surfers of the waves of the internet. Wondering about events going on in my area, I came across     @MaidaValeMuse on … Continue reading ““I am in love with Maida Vale”: a conversation with local artist Mukadas Muborakshoeva”

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ARE YOU A SMALL LOCAL BUSINESS OR CHARITY?

November 2020

The front cover of Maida Unveiled is to be VERY special this issue. In a bid to support local businesses we are compiling a mosaic of logos from all charities and small local businesses. Please do email me your logo and we will make sure it gets a space on the front page; [email protected]

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The ‘Idle’ Women

October 2020

The work was arduous and unpleasant – drowned bodies and cargoes of weapons and gold bars concealed as more innocent freight.

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The Women Put Underground

October 2020

By J Wilson Word War One caused significant staff shortages on the London’s transport network as 17,000 tube, bus, tram employees enlisted for military service. With men fighting away from the country, it became essential for women to take on these roles, [1]. Maida Vale station opened on 6th of June 1915, (as part of the Bakerloo line … Continue reading “The Women Put Underground”

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Pumpkin Carving Competition!

October 2020

Oh My Gourd – it’s already October and with Halloween just around the corner, why not carve out some fun with a neighbourhood pumpkin carving competition? Please carve your gourd-geous pumpkins, take a spook-tacular photo from your window or somewhere locally and tag us on your Instagram or Facebook @Maida_Unveiled or email [email protected] DEAD-line October 31st. The winner will … Continue reading “Pumpkin Carving Competition!”

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Maida Ladies of the Night

October 2020

1930s post war liberation was a time where the possibility of employment was starkly unrealistic for many women. The ladies of the underground were returned back above ground to their places in the household. For many women, the bleak reality of husbands not returning from the war efforts meant they had to be resourceful in … Continue reading “Maida Ladies of the Night”

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Can you sew?

April 2020

If ‘sew’, then please email [email protected]

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