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Come and have fun at Cally Fest and find out what’s going on! Pick up an Activities Programme.

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Over 55s come along for your free local QiGong session this August. Every Saturday, 11 – 12, Bingfield St Surgery (off Cally Rd).

Call Jane Chambers to book your place on 0207 281 6018

 

Feeling stressed? Tearing your hair out? Gnashing your teeth? Just breeeaaathe and relax at The Drovers Centre… in our lovely Qigong & Tai Chi classes. Our new Friday afternoon class, 1.30-2.30, is a beautiful bubble of serenity, combining flowing moves from both Tai Chi & Qigong, led by our fantastic teacher, Richard – who also offers shiatsu here. First class free.

We are very pleased to have our clients’ work featured in the latest exhibition ‘Someday is Today: A Major Exhibition of Islington’s Elder Artists’ at Cubitt Gallery in Angel. From a large wall-hanging made by two of our art tutors and clients at Drovers Centre, to individual pieces submitted by some of our regulars in a vast array of unique styles, including Chinese calligraphy and painting, photocollage, watercolour, oils, textiles and collage.

To read more about the exhibition click here.

Exhibition open: 17th – 28th July

Wednesday to Sunday 12-6pm

Cubitt Gallery and Studios
8 Angel Mews
Islington
N1 9HH

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On Monday we welcomed Toby from the North London Waste Authority to our longest running Get Together at The Duke of Cambridge to speak about how to waste less food and save more money as part of the ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ campaign.

It was another brilliant talk, really opening our eyes to the facts and figures around food waste – such as 37 million slices of bread being thrown away by UK households every day!

We guessed at best portion sizes, using the helpful measuring cups and spaghetti measurers Toby provided, as well as sharing our own advise on how to store fresh food and tell when something is going off.

It was a great afternoon, and we all learnt something new!

Thank you Toby!

Join us at more interesting talks, or just pop in for a cuppa and a chat! We meet at The Duke of Cambridge pub, 33 St Peters St, Angel, every Monday (except Bank Hols) from 12 – 2pm. 

Call Activities Manager Ellie Shipman for more information on 0207 281 6018.

See you there!

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We can’t wait until this Thursday 4th July for our next trip to The British Museum for a talk and tour around the Japan Gallery!

These tours are free and open for all – s0 join us this Thursday at 10.30am (meet at Meeting Point 2 near the Information Desk in the main foyer) for an 11.00 tour (in the Japan Gallery, Level 5, Room 92). No booking necessary, but do call us for more information on 0207 281 6018.

See more information about the beautiful Japanese galleries here.

We have been lucky enough to be granted another series of trips out on the Angel Boats this September. All aboard for more fun on the waterways – see London from a very different angle, meet new people and learn about the boat from Captain John!

Last week our group had a lovely time making their way at a leisurely pace along the Regent’s Canal from Angel to Camden, stopping off for lunch before heading home.

Tomorrow we have another group heading off to Little Venice, if you would like to join us in September give us a call!

Call Activities Manager Ellie Shipman on 0207 281 6018 to BOOK YOUR PLACE!

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Yesterday we were joined at The Arc Centre by Gemma from Wise Up To Waste at The North London Waste Authority to share some helpful tips and insights into how we can waste less food and save more money.

Some great tips and facts included:

– You can freeze all sorts of food – from yoghurt, to eggs (not whole though!) to making your own frozen banana ice lollies! (One of our group popped home to prove it – bringing back a pot of frozen grapes to share!)
– Don’t shop when you’re hungry!
– Go by the best before dates but also use your own intuition
– 74% of cereal is thrown away because too much has been poured!

The talk provided a great platform for some heated debate amongst the group, from discussions around supermarkets to organic veg to packaging – everyone had something to contribute and their own reasons for their food habits.

We were also shown portion measurers, and given some free recipes with advice on using up leftovers.

It was an informative and insightful afternoon, and we all came away having learnt something new.

Thank you Gemma and the North London Waste Authority!

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