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We exist to defend and improve the amenities, physical environment, safety and facilities within the Maida Vale, Little Venice and Paddington areas.

DONATE to provide essential hot meals to staff fighting COVID at St Mary’s ICU

January 2021

W9W2 are once again urgently fundraising to provide essential homemade meals to the staff working overtime to fight COVID at St Mary’s ICU. We were able to provide this through the first lockdown with the support of our amazing community. We are asking for your help to once again provide this service. FOLLOW THIS LINK … Continue reading “DONATE to provide essential hot meals to staff fighting COVID at St Mary’s ICU”

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Sewing against COVID – local volunteers tell us what it takes to make their handmade masks

January 2021

Vanessa who works with the woman’s empowerment programme talks to us about her experiences, sewing masks, and her work at Women Empowerment Project & Training (WEPT). “I have always had a passion for fashion. Growing up, watching my mother was a real inspiration. One day she will be in her nurse’s uniform, with the starched … Continue reading “Sewing against COVID – local volunteers tell us what it takes to make their handmade masks”

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“Maida Vale won’t be shaken so easily” – young artist Nadine Seddat on the pandemic

January 2021

Nadine Seddat, 14, from Maida Vale shared with us how she used art to bring hope during the first coronavirus lockdown early on in 2020. “Hello! My name is Nadine and I’m a 14 year old secondary school student! Like a lot of the population right now, I was going to school normally until we … Continue reading ““Maida Vale won’t be shaken so easily” – young artist Nadine Seddat on the pandemic”

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Help us deliver free meals to vulnerable local residents this Christmas

December 2020

The W9W2 team have been partnering with the local community to bring daily deliveries of free hot meals to local residents in food poverty. W9W2 committee member Alice Sinclair has been working with chef Jenny Woodberry and Ronnie Renney from the North Paddington Youth Club to deliver the meals to people in need. Here are … Continue reading “Help us deliver free meals to vulnerable local residents this Christmas”

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“I cannot imagine living anywhere else in London” – Maida Vale photographer Annika Bloch

December 2020

“I am a local photographer, specialising in studio portraiture (children, families, pets, also headshots, dance portraits and all sorts of creative projects). I have been living in Maida Vale for almost 17 years now and cannot imagine living anywhere else in London. Especially the canal is such a beautiful place.  Apart from taking photographs in … Continue reading ““I cannot imagine living anywhere else in London” – Maida Vale photographer Annika Bloch”

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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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