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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 Tuesday we enjoyed only a sprinkling of rain between the sunshine over a lovely afternoon ‘Public Wisdom’ picnic from Cubitt Gallery on Islington Green in partnership with us at Age UK Islington and Angel AIM, with kind support from the Business Design Centre.

Paper chains were looped, banjos played, delicious sandwiches and salads munched and a dance performance boogied on the Green! Local people over 55 met new neighbours, made new friends and had a great time.

Public Wisdom is Cubitt’s programme to make Angel a more ‘Age-Friendly Town Centre’ – so is inviting local people to feed back their ideas. You can read more about the project here.

Join us next time!

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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.

Join us every Wednesday from 3.45 – 5pm at The Arc Centre, 98B St Paul St, N1 7DF for ‘Knitting with your Grandchildren’ – a new Get Together from professional knitting tutor Lydia Storan.

If you are local and over 55, come along for this FREE knitting session. Learn new knitting skills, revisit old ones and share them with your grandchildren (age 6+). If you do not have grandchildren but would like to come along, please do!

Please note each child needs to be with a responsible adult.

Just drop in from 3.45pm or call Activities Manager Ellie Shipman for more details on 0207 281 6018.

Looking forward to knitting with you!

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Yesterday we were treated to a brilliant urban photography walk led by photographer Peter Kyte. We met at Café Cucina 327 for a delicious Italian coffee and mint tea before heading off with our cameras to observe the local area.

Briefed by Peter, we looked at pattern, colour and shape in the detail of our urban surroundings, using our zoom, macro settings, or simply our bodies to get closer to the subject to abstract it more.

With a range of abilities on board, the session was a great opportunity for those learning the basics of photography to others more experienced with a camera to explore Caledonian Road in all its urban glory.

A great day out!

Join us at Café Cucina 327 next Monday where we will be looking at the images we took and learning how to edit them. Or just pop in for a coffee! 3.30 – 5pm, Café Cucina 327 Caledonian Road, on the corner of Lyon Street. Bus Stop L, Caledonian Road and Barnsbury.

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

 

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Next Monday 17th June we will be embarking on part two of our fantastic photography walk with local Photographer Peter.

Meet us at Cafe Cucina 327 (on the corner of Lyon St, Bus Stop Caledonian Rd & Barnsbury Stop L) at 3.30pm for a tea or coffee for a special discount of just £1 before heading off to explore urban photography and the quirks and character of Caledonian Road. We will return to review and discuss our photographs to finish at 5pm.

FREE to attend, and no experience necessary. Bring your own camera if you have one, there will be a couple available to share.

Call Activities Manager Ellie Shipman on 0207 281 6018 to book your free place!

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One of the results from our last walk around The Arc Centre.

 

Join us next Wednesday at The Arc Centre for a brand new Get Together with professional knitting tutor Lydia Storan.

Bring along your primary school aged grandchildren to teach and pass on your knitting skills – and learn new ones along the way!

Knit with your grandchildren!
3.45 – 5pm Every Wednesday at The Arc Centre until 17th July.

Bring needles and wool if you have them – some  materials will be provided.

Refreshments and tea and coffee will also be available.

Call Activities Manager Ellie Shipman to book your FREE place on 0207 281 6018
(or just pop by on the day!).

 

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On Friday we headed off to The British Museum to enjoy a fantastic afternoon of handling unusual, weird and wonderful musical instruments. From contemporary Maori-inspired Conch shell trumpets, to carved wooden flutes, simple yet satisfying rhythmic stones and African wire ‘pianos’; we played our melodic (and not so…) way through the session.

Exploring materials, textures, sounds and shapes we were spoken through the inspiration, myth and legend behind the instruments by Harvinder and her brilliant colleagues from The British Museum’s Community Partnerships team.

We then headed up into the ‘Living and Dying’ exhibition space to see other similar exhibits to what we had been handling moments before. The opportunity to touch, smell and play the instruments really brought to life the objects behind the glass – and subsequently provided an informative and vivid glimpse into the lives and cultures of those who invented and played them.

Thank you British Museum!

Join us on more tours and workshops – call Activities Manager Ellie Shipman to book your place on 0207 281 6018.

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