As has been the case for many years Christmas was launched in Pinner on the last Thursday in November with the Panto Evening when many of the shops decorated their windows and staff dressed up as pantomime characters. There were also street performances by School choirs and the Merrydowners Morris dancers. Pinner was thronging with locals of all ages, all being entertained by a fabulous fireworks display to round off the evening. Competition Winners were:
Panto Fancy Dress Competition
Joint First Dri Blow Salon and Visage Salon
Panto Best Dressed Window Competition
First Rawlinson Gold
Third Petals From Heaven
Following the tremendous response to the suggested closure of Harrow Arts Centre and Museum last year, you may remember that the Arts & Heritage service was given time by the Council to set up a company to manage the services in future.The Council stipulated that we put a business plan in place to increase income and therefore become sustainable. Plans to meet this challenge have been created and include, amongst other things, the building of a new cinema.
Our new company, Cultura London, was incorporated in August this year and is currently awaiting confirmation from the charities commission regarding its charitable status. Further information on Cultura London can be found at www.culturalondon.uk. By January 2016, we need to show the Council how we will raise the funds to build the new Cinema.
We would never have got this far without the tremendous groundswell of support from the local community, for which we are incredibly grateful.
We are now holding drop-in sessions for you to come and view our plans so far and find out how you can help us achieve our aims. We have made progress with fundraising (the Council have agreed to a loan of £1million pounds) and our public campaign will be starting shortly.
If you would like to find out more about our plans, please do come along to meet the team and ask any questions you might have.
Arts and Heritage Service Manager/CEO Cultura London
NB Open days to publicise the plans were held on 11th and 12th November, but as has happened in the past insufficient notice was given, so I would suggest those interested should write to the above address asking for future dates.