From Statley Home to Stadium
We have launched a range of free workshops and talks in Brent Library and the Yellow Pavilion for local people enjoy. The first in the series explored the history of Wembley Park through maps, pictures and artefax from Brent’s Museum and Archive. It took the audience on a journey from when Wembley Park use to be a stately home up to the building of the stadium.
The Transformation of Wembley Park
Following on from this, Julian Tollast, the Head of Masterplanning and Design for Quintain, explained the evolution of Wembley Park from the 1990’s through the present day. He looked at some of the underlying principles to the Wembley Park masterplan and how those principles have been guiding the course of the development of the growing community in and around Wembley Park. Using an informal “round table format” guests got the opportunity to view maps and illustrations and ask questions about the further transformation of Wembley Park.
A free plumbing workshop was held at the Yellow Pavilion with the aim of teaching people the introductory principles of domestic plumbing, problem-solving and basic maintenance and tips. Everyone who participated in the course left with the confidence to tackle simple jobs around the house.
Basic decorating workshop
On Saturday 24 June, The Wembley Park skills programme hosted a free basic home decorating course. The workshop was hosted by contractor McLaren and covered the basics of painting and preparation for the home, with demonstrations, hints and tips.
This workshop taught attendees the basics carpentry skills they needed to do more DIY around the house.If you would like to find out more about the free classes available, sign up here.