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St John's Lodge, Regents Park, May 2018 (Peter Lush)
Welcome to KOVE

KOVE is a community action group of older people based around Kilburn and West Hampstead. KOVE works to improve the quality of life for older people and to combat social isolation by organising activities and campaigning on policies, with the aim of increasing the influence that older people have on local issues and decision makers. Membership is free.


Mosaic Workshop for Kilburn Station

Free workshop for KOVE members

and others to make a mosaic for the planters on the platform of Kilburn tube station.

No experience needed - new skills taught!

Tue 21st February 1.30-3.30pm at Ground Floor, Kilburn State of Mind, 12A The Arches, Off Maygrove Road, NW6 2EB (100m from Kilburn Jubilee tube - entrance to arches is next to Victor & Co Accountants, a shop painted blue)

Book your place with Lynda or click here to book through Eventbrite


Click here to get the new Feb-April Schedule of Activities.


Upcoming Events

Activities: Tuesday, March 7th 11am  We continue our 1st Tuesday of the month KOVE Forum at the Kiln on Kilburn High Road to hear your stories of life in Kilburn.

Friday February 17th 11am activities at Sidings Community Centre off Maygrove Road. New Drawing Group with Jenny.

REEL KOVE Thursday February 23rd. You need to register to join REEL KOVE training on community filming, 1pm at Sycamore Hall, West Ed Lane.

Contact John on 07817 424356


Bench-to-Bench walks take place on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the afternoons. They provide gentle exercise and a social occasion, centring on places of historic interest or natural beauty in or close to Camden. We walk for 40-45 minutes; sometimes a visit to a museum or other cultural centre is included, and we always end with a visit to a cafe for a cup of tea or coffee.

Short local walks take place on the third Wednesdays, setting off at 1.30. They focus on the Kilburn and West Hampstead areas and are volunteer-led.

To find out more please phone Lynda Stuart on 07773 267 505 or email : 

Community Forums

KOVE at the Kiln is a monthly get-together to discuss local issues, meeting at the Kiln theatre on Kilburn High Road, 11am on the first Tuesday of each month. Next meeting 3 January


Activity days are held on the first and third Fridays of the month, 11am at Sidings Community Centre, 150 Maygrove Road, NW6 2BA. Both the Kiln and Sidings are drop-ins; contact Lynda Stuart if you want more information. 


Kilburn & West Hampstead Pensioners meets monthly on the third Thursday,1.30pm at Sycamore Community Hall, 29 West End Lane, NW6 4NY. For information about forthcoming events please contact Peter Lush, tel: 7973 845285 or email

Policy issues and campaigns: We work with various groups to campaign for better facilities for older people. These include:

For more information about what we do, see our News and Activities pages.


During lockdown and afterwards we kept in touch with members by email, phone and bulletins, both postal and electronic, and continue to do so. If you would like to join our mailing list, contact or Acting Chair, Lynda Stuart, 07773 267505. Alternatively, use this link to download a form. 

Throughout 2020 our members kept busy in different ways. In November of that year we published Lockdown Pie, an anthology of KOVE members' writings and artwork. To download a copy please click on the icon below. 


(KOVE's main funding currently comes from The Mercer's Company).  

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