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Join us on Tuesday 25th March at the Breakfast Club, Hoxton 2.30pm. Cuppa, cakes and games for over 55’s.

13th November at 10am – 12noon Roger B Williams MBE, will be playing a 45 minute programme of classic gems on the Chapel’s magnificent Henry Willis pipe organ.

Join us for tea, coffee and cake!!

Union Chapel

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Our Get Together group at Whittington Park Community Association had a great time on Saturday at The Big Day Out in Whittington Park as part of the brilliant Holloway Festival.

The sun was shining and the atmosphere was vibrant as everyone enjoyed ice cream, music, dog shows, crafts, art, games and more. Our Get Together group, who meet at Whittington Park Community Association every Wednesday from 2 – 3.30pm gathered together their beautiful creations and set up their stall. We had some good sales, with the handmade toys proving popular as well as the cushions and baby clothes. All proceeds went back into the group to go towards more materials.

Everyone had a lovely time – so huge thanks to Katia from Whittington Park Community Association and Holloway Festival.






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Wednesday saw another lovely afternoon Get Together at The Arc Centre in Angel. Our regulars put on Bingo and brought in homemade cakes to share with the group. It all got rather competitive and one lady won all three rounds! Everyone had a good natter and even signed up to the lunch at Pips Dish next week. Looking forward to introducing fellow Islingtonians together next Wednesday!

Are you a local person over 55? Come and join us at The Arc Centre next week from 2 – 4pm.

98B St Pauls Street – end of Packington Street, Angel N1

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

See you there!

On Wednesday at our afternoon Get Together at The Arc Centre we had a special guest from Cubitt Gallery – artist Emily who came to talk to us about her project The Cake Museum, which will take place in the form of two workshops running up to Cubitt’s Spring Ball.

Cubitt Gallery are working with local people to create a tea dance and Spring Ball on Mon 27th May from 7 – 9pm (doors open at 6.30pm) at Islington Town Hall, Upper Street, N1 2UD


Emily told us about her project The Cake Museum. She is inviting you to share your stories or your favourite cake recipe over a cup of tea and a slice of cake in workshops to go towards the ball! The Cake Museum workshops:

Thurs 16th May –11am – 1pm – Claremont Project,
23 – 27 White Lion St, N1 9PD

Saturday 18th May –12 – 2pm – St Luke’s Centre,
90 Central St, EC1V 8AJ

Come and here more about The Cake Museum with Emily at The Duke of Cambridge Get Together on Monday 13th May from 12 – 2pm. 33 St Peters St, Angel.

Call Ellie for more details on 0207 281 6018.

We also enjoyed some card making, and made some wonderful creations!

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This weekend we were joined again by Mildmay Park residents at King Henry’s Walk Garden for a special talk about pond life from one of the ‘Friends of the Garden’ Pete.

Angi and her husband Steve brought the talk alive by handing out identification cards of pond life as well as photos and some real specimens scooped out of the pond just moments before!

We were all able to get a good look at the newts, water snails and water boatmen as well as some plant species at Pete told us about the habitat of a pond and shared some tips on how to make one (it has to have sloping side for newts and other amphibians to get out onto the land – otherwise they drown!). There is much more to it than digging a hole and filling it with tap water!

We also got the chance to see the Islington Giving container coming along nicely, with herds, onions, garlic and pansies growing well. Everyone took home a little bit of mint for a warming mint tea. Yum!

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Last Saturday we were joined by residents from Mildmay Park to enjoy some cake decorating at King Henry’s Walk Garden. Taking shelter from the wintery weather in the kitchen glitter, gems, flowers and an array of icing were embraced by all as everyone iced their own cake – to eat or take home (if you could resist…).

KHWG cake pic Isaac March 2013 
Isaac shows off his creations!

KHWG cake pic Mildmay ladies March 2013
The experts help some creative ladies perfect their cakes!

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