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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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Every Monday we head down to Café Cucina 327 on Caledonian Road for our coffee afternoon from 3.30 – 5pm. Yesterday we had a special treat from Cucina 327 as one of their talented chefs Martina taught us how to make our own Ragu – and then we got to try it too!

Thank you Café Cucina 327! Looking forward to coffee next week.

If you would like to join us at Café Cucina just pop in every Monday (except Bank Hols) from 3.30 – 5pm.

For more information call Activities Manager Ellie Shipman on 0207 281 6018.

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Every Monday we meet up in Café Cucina, on the corner of Lyon Street and Caledonian Road from 3.30 – 5pm. Open to all over 55s in Islington, we meet up to have a chat and a cuppa (at a special price of just £1 for our clients!) and also to take part in other workshops.

From Italian cooking demonstrations, to games afternoons, we are taking suggestions from you of other afternoon sessions we can run. What about ale tasting, potting plants or a dominoes afternoon?

Let us know what you think – just drop in on Mondays from 3.30 – 5pm.
(Except bank hols)

Call Ellie for more information on 0207 281 6018.


Monday saw a fantastic Italian cooking demonstration (and taster!) from chef Valentino at Cafe Cucina 327. Delicious smells wafted through the cosy cafe as Valentino showed us the different stages of creating a basic pasta and tomato dish and a lovely mushroom (fungi!)  risotto. Every had a lovely time smelling, tasting and watching as Valentino chopped, boiled and stirred the fresh Italian ingredients to create the two dishes. We were lucky enough to have more than a generous taster each and left feeling full and very satisfied – now to recreate it at home!

Join us every Monday for the regular coffee afternoon from 3.30 – 5pm at Cafe Cucina 327, on the corner of Lyon Street off Caledonian Road.

Valentino shows us the basics of making a good sauce.

Lovely gourds in the cafe.

Valentino tosses parmesan (parmiggiano) into the pasta dish – he says it’s better to coat it all at once to spread the flavour rather than add it at the end.

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The finished mushroom risotto – Valentino says to not stir the risotto rice as it will make it too creamy and starchy, rather add butter at the end.

The tomato sauce is seasoned with herbs and ready for the pasta.

Our very generous taster portions!

All gone!

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